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Teen Movie Day @ The Big Lake Library

Community Janet Whitfield, Big Lake Library

Teen Movie Day @ The Big Lake Library. Friday October 14th 4-5:30 pm. Ages 11-16 welcome, bring your own snacks. Hosted by The BLT's (Big Lake Teens, Big Lake Library Youth Advisory Board).

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You're invited to the Big Lake Community Council Meeting Tonight

Community You're invited to attend the next Big Lake Community Council Meeting on Tuesday, October the 11th at 7 pm at The Big Lake Lions Rec Center.

The meeting is open to all members of the community of Big Lake and guests. The Community Council serves all of Greater Big Lake, House District 8.

This is an opportunity to meet some of your neighbors, and to learn about issues that impact your community. Announce your group's event. And, at this meeting we will elect 3 new members. You must be a member and have attended at least one meeting before this to vote.

You can become a member of the Community Council by attending a meeting and paying the annual dues of $10. You are not required to be a member to attend the meetings or to speak. All are welcome. Visit the website at for more information and membership forms.

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Reminder: Big Lake RSA Meeting Tonight

Community The Big Lake RSA meeting is tonight at 6:30 pm at The Big Lake Lions Rec Center.

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You're Invited to The Big Lake Fall Carnival

Community The Big Lake Fall Carnival will be held on October 8th 2-4 pm at The Big Lake Library. Featuring:

Recycle Costume Contest, Treasure Hunt, Cup Cake Walk, Ring Toss, Solo Cup Bowling, Fishing for Marshmallows, Hula Hoops, Corn Hole Toss, Giant Jenga, Football Toss, and Much More!

All Ages Welcome, and this is a great community event for the whole family organized by The Big Lake Teens (BLT's). Bake sale to benefit The Big Lake Teens, Youth Advisory Group for The Big Lake Library. Please show our Community Support for these Teens that are working to make Big Lake a better Community.

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Final Fall Carnival Planning Meeting

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The Big Lake Library Presents: Clean Energy

Community by Roma L. Scougal, Big Lake Public Library

Thursday, September 29 at 6:00 PM, the Big Lake Public Library will host a presentation on Clean Energy by Mark Masteller, Assistant Professor and Director of the Sustainable Energy Program at UAA/Mat-Su College.

“Clean Energy – Saving Money, Improving Security, Embracing the Future”

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Fall Carnival Planning Meeting

Community By Janet Whitfield, Big Lake Library

Attention area Youths and Parents: The Big Lake Teens will be holding a Fall Carnival Planning Meeting this Friday, September 30th, 4:30-5:30 pm. at the Big Lake Library.

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Proposition No. B-4 includes $1,250,000 for Big Lake Area Trail Bridges

Community For your consideration and discussion:

Proposition No. B-4

Parks and Recreational Facilities and Related Capital Improvement Bonds

Shall the Matanuska-Susitna Borough incur debt and issue general obligation bonds, in one or more series, in the aggregate principal amount of not to exceed Twenty-Two Million One Hundred Sixty Thousand Dollars ($22,160,000), to finance the construction, acquisition, improvement, and equipping of parks and recreational capital facilities and related capital improvements in the Borough, including without limitation the projects described below?

Big Lake Area Trail Bridges $1,250,000

Source and other projects.

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Big Lake Community Revenue Sharing Grant Application

Community by Yvonne Ruth

The Big Lake Community Council has $19,300.00 from the State of Alaska Revenue Sharing Program for the year 2016. The objective of this Grant Program to use the funds to improve the quality of life for Big Lake residents and to enhance Big Lake’s location as an ideal place to raise a family, run a business, recreate and retire.

Grant application and awarding time line is as follows:

October 18, 2016 – Applications due

NO APPLICATIONS will be considered if received after midnight on this date.

If applications are mailed, please ensure enough time for delivery by this date.

November 1, 2016 – Grant committee meets for preliminary review of applications

Applicant(s) will be notified November 2, 2016.

November 3, 2016 – Applicant presentation(s) to Grant Committee if needed for additional clarification.

November 8, 2016 – Grant Committee will present to the BLCC their awardee(s) and the BLCC will vote on distributing grant funds as a whole, not on each grant individually.

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Happy Autumn!

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The Big Lake Community Clothing Closet Bazaar

Community The Big Lake Community Clothing Closet will be holding a bazaar near the Big Lake Three Bears on September 24 2016 from 11:30 am to 7:30 pm. They are hosting their own Halloween Bazaar.

There will be Halloween costumes on display, Please contribute with your donations.

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Introduction to CPR and First Aid for Teens

Community by Janet Whitfield, Big Lake Library

Becoming a Babysitter or Camp Counselor?

Ever go Hiking or Play Sports?

BLT’s (Big Lake Teens Big Lake Library Youth Advisory Board) is hosting an Introduction to CPR and First Aid.

Sign Up at the Library in Advance (Space is Limited).

Friday, September 23rd 4-5:30 PM.

Ages 11-16.

At the Big Lake Library.

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Report on The Big Lake Roundabout Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Community Here are some images and a brief report on the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for The Big Lake Roundabout.

A crowd gathers at the Big Lake Roundabout Photo by Dennis Garrett

The weather was cool, overcast, and mostly dry. A respectable crowd of reporters, political representatives, and people that worked on the project as well as residents attended. Unfortunately, the audio for the event was not operational, so the videos are of no use.

Our Representative Dan Mayfield added to the comments of the previous 2 speakers at the event, and went into some detail about the history of the project and what it means to Big Lake. He noted that we almost had a Wasilla-style highway cutting right through Big Lake, with semi trucks passing either way every 2 minutes. Instead, Big Lake is fast becoming a community with a downtown and is working towards being a safe place for walkers, bicyclists, and others.

Rep. Dan Mayfield speaks about the roundabout. Photo by Dennis Garrett

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The Big Lake Roundabout Grand Opening Celebration

Community Come join the Community in celebrating the completion of our new Roundabout. Wednesday 14 September at 11 am.

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Calling All Area TEENS!

Community by Janet Whitfield

BLT’s (Big Lake Teens)

Big Lake Library Youth Advisory Board Is Planning a Fall Carnival.

Calling All TEENS!

We need your help to make it a success. Friday September 16th, 4:30-5:30 pm @ The Big Lake Library. Share with your friends and family.

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