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A Call to Be the Best: HPD accepting applications for officers

June 11, 2024 Click to view A Call to Be the Best: HPD accepting applications for officers

Answer the call and join one of the best public safety agencies in the country. The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) is accepting applications for its 72nd session of the Huntsville Police Academy, which begins in February 2025. HPD is proud to employ over 400 sworn officers who serve the community with courage, integrity, and professionalism. Officers come from diverse backgrounds, education and experience, reflecting the department’s commitment to inclusivity. “Our police department [more]

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Nominate a sharp-looking yard for District 1’s Summer Landscaping Challenge

June 7, 2024 Click to view Nominate a sharp-looking yard for District 1’s Summer Landscaping Challenge

Are you someone known for your sod satisfaction, herbicide happiness or pre-emergent pleasure? If so, District 1 Council Member Devyn Keith invites you to participate in the third annual A Cut Above Summer Landscaping Challenge. Nominate your yard or even a neighbor’s yard to participate in the competition. Three yards will be recognized for awards: Best Landscaping, Most Captivating Floral Display and Best Curb Appeal. Nominations are open now and will [more]

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Huntsville Transit seeks comments on proposed Orbit route changes

June 4, 2024 Click to view Huntsville Transit seeks comments on proposed Orbit route changes

Huntsville Transit patrons are invited to upcoming public meetings to provide comments about proposed modifications to six Orbit shuttle routes. The meeting will be 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, at the Transfer Station Platform, 500B Church St., Huntsville. A second meeting is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, at the same location. The public can view maps, learn more about the proposed changes and provide feedback to Huntsville Transit officials. “We’re grateful [more]

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September serenade: Annual Jazz in the Park-Huntsville lineup announced

May 31, 2024 Click to view September serenade: Annual Jazz in the Park-Huntsville lineup announced

Top jazz artists from around the country will perform in Huntsville this September as part of the 2024 Jazz in the Park-Huntsville concert series. Performances will be held every Sunday in September at Big Spring Park East, though this year’s series will feature back-to-back performances on Sunday, Sept. 1, and Monday, Sept. 2, which is also Labor Day. The festival is free to attend. “Jazz in the Park is crucial for fostering a [more]

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Green Team Volunteer Spotlight – Helion Lodge

May 30, 2024 Click to view Green Team Volunteer Spotlight – Helion Lodge

Helion Lodge, the oldest Masonic lodge in north Alabama, describes itself on its website as “a beacon of light, illuminating the path of self-improvement, moral growth and benevolence.” With such a DNA, it only makes sense that the lodge would be longtime volunteers with Green Team’s Adopt-a-Spot program. While the organization supports such community efforts as the annual Mayor’s Tree Planting Day, the University of Alabama in Huntsville’s Suicide Prevention Fundraising [more]

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Council Member Devyn Keith allocates funds for girls mentoring program

May 29, 2024 Click to view Council Member Devyn Keith allocates funds for girls mentoring program

District 1 Council Member Devyn Keith Council Member Devyn Keith used a portion of his District 1 Council Improvement Funds to support a mentoring program for girls in grades 4-12. Keith allocated $5,000 to the Greater Huntsville Area Chapter of National Coalition of 100 Black Women to help fund its Because I Am A Girl Mentoring Program. The program’s purpose aims to empower young women by ensuring they are set up for success [more]

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Future looks bright for Green Team’s Green Ambassador program

May 29, 2024 Click to view Future looks bright for Green Team’s Green Ambassador program

The celebration culminating the successful first year of Green Team’s Green Ambassador program acknowledged more than just past achievements. It looked to the future, too. As Green Team introduced a curriculum in Huntsville schools designed to raise awareness about taking care of the world we live in, that introduction eyes continued growth of the program. Lily Neal, left, and Alexa Park display their Green Leader awards received at the Green Ambassador Awards [more]

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Huntsville Music Office announces return of Make Music Day on June 21

May 28, 2024 Click to view Huntsville Music Office announces return of Make Music Day on June 21

Whether you’re an operatic tenor or play a mean didgeridoo, the Huntsville Music Office invites you to participate in Make Music Day Huntsville on Friday, June 21. The annual celebration is open to everyone, regardless of skill level. This event, part of a global initiative in over 1,000 cities, is hosted by the Huntsville Music Office and the Huntsville Hospital Music Therapy Program. “This event embodies our vision of becoming a music [more]

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City awards construction contract for west Huntsville recreation center

May 23, 2024 Click to view City awards construction contract for west Huntsville recreation center

A new recreation center planned for west Huntsville moved forward as the City awarded the construction contract to Chorba Contracting Corporation. Chorba submitted a bid of $7,497,058 for the construction of the one-story, 27,350-square-foot facility located on Martin Road just west of Zierdt Road. The recreation center is similar in design to the Mark Russell Recreation Center on Taylor Road. It will feature a gymnasium with two basketball courts, two volleyball courts [more]

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Huntsville officials invite Hispanic and Latino communities to town hall event

May 23, 2024 Click to view Huntsville officials invite Hispanic and Latino communities to town hall event

Hispanic and Latino residents are invited to engage with leaders from the City of Huntsville and Huntsville City Schools as part of an upcoming town hall event. The event, hosted by the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ODEI) and District 4 Council Member Bill Kling, is Sunday, June 2, from 5-6:30 p.m. at McDonnell Elementary School cafeteria, 4010 Binderton Place SW, Huntsville. Several representatives from the City of Huntsville and Huntsville [more]

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