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The Weekly Update
Issue 31.19
August 26, 2019

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THE WEEKLY UPDATE
August 26, 2019

Estuary Park Brainstorm, looking for information on the new Long Point Road Estuary Park? Have some ideas about additional amenities? This public outreach session about Long Point Road Estuary Park is a continuation of previous brainstorms session, so come learn about the project, get an update and voice your thoughts on what else you think would benefit this project. Tomoor w- 3:30 pm, City Hall
Happy Monday Cape Canaveral!
  • Japanese International Youth Exchange Students have come and gone! 
  • Long Point Road Estuary Park Update + Brainstorm scheduled for Tuesday, August 27th at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall! 
  • Bike & Pedestrian Accessibility Community Outreach Session set for Thursday, August 29th at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall! 
  • Friday Fest returns September 6th from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.! Join the fun!
  • #SummerOfSpace Mural Dedication September 6th at 7:00 p.m. Come see the mural painting in progress!
  • Space Archaeology Presentation at the Cape Canaveral Library on September 12th at 2:00 p.m.
  • Beach + Kite Fest Adds Surf Competition to line up! Save the date for September 14th at 9:00 a.m.!
  • Trunk or Treat @ the Monster Mash Friday, October 25th starting at 6:30 p.m.!
  • 21st Annual Student Art Show Date Announced!
Have a great week!
Stephanie
 
Stephanie Johnson
Community Engagement Manager
(321) 868 - 1231 Office
(321) 423 - 0608 Cell
s.johnson@cityofcapecanaveral.org
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Pic of the Week!

Group of international students stand with City Council members
The City Council presented students from Japan's International Youth Exchange with a Proclamation. 

Community Events + Information

Save These Dates  Long Point Road Estuary Park Update + Brainstorm (Tuesday, August 27), Community Talk: Bike + Pedestrian Accessibility (Thursday, August 29), Labor Day - City Offices Closed (Monday, September 2), Friday Fest (Friday, September 6), Beach + Kite Fest featuring Snazzy Jassy's Surf Competition (Saturday, September 14), City Council Meeting (Tuesday, September 17), Code Enforcement Board Meeting (Thursday, September 19) and National Drive Electric Week Cape Canaveral EV Expo (Saturday, September 21). More information on these events can be found on the City homepage by visiting www.cityofcapecanaveral.org.

Long Point Road Estuary Park Update + Brainstorm: TOMORROW 8/27

Looking for more information on the new estuary park? Have some ideas about additional amenities? We are hosting a public outreach session about Long Point Road Estuary Park that is a continuation of previous brainstorm sessions, so come learn about the project, get an update and voice your thoughts on what else you think would benefit this project. Zachary Eichholz, the City's Sustainability Manager, along with other City Staff will be discussing:

  • Project history, update + benefits
  • Project sustainability initiatives
  • Kayak trail establishment
  • Taking questions /suggestions
We will have lots of site pictures, a mood board and residents can suggest additional park amenities so we can explore future grants. Come see the future on TOMORROW, August 27th at 3:30 p.m. @ City Hall!! #CommunityUnity
trio of photos showing artist illustration of park layout, photo of cleared field, and photo of concrete debris in field.

Bike & Pedestrian Accessibility Community Talk: THURSDAY 8/29

City of Cape Canaveral Community Outreach sessions: bike & pedestrian accessibility. graphic of cartoon people in crowd
Come out to Cape Canaveral City Hall (100 Polk Avenue) this Thursday at 3:30 p.m. and see what improvements and upgrades are being made around the City to better promote bicycle and pedestrian safety and awareness. The conventional thinking behind road construction is changing. Today, roads are not only being designed for cars, but instead for equal accessibility for walkers, cyclist and those of special needs. Meet and share ideas with your neighbors at this light-hearted event aimed at Community education and togetherness.

Please submit any questions you would like to see answered and we will address them at the talk! This talk will be recorded and posted to the City's YouTube Channel. Hope to see you there!

Friday Fest September 6th!

Cape Canaveral Friday Fest logo
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Taylor & Poinsetta Avenues
  • Activities will include a variety of food vendors, an assortment of novelty / craft vendors
  • Kids Zone with bounce houses (admission fee)
  • Beer and wine for purchase with proceeds benefiting Cape View Elementary PTO
  • Live music: Vintage
Call (321) 868-1226 for more information.

#SummerOfSpace Mural in Progress

artist rendering of mural of man in space suit, posed in front of earth with satellite and moon in foreground

As the City’s first Summer of Space celebration draws to an end, the inaugural mural project of the Civic Scenery Program is finally becoming a reality. Last week, noted South Florida muralist Anon, commenced work on the impressive 80 ft. by 23 ft. piece titled, “One Giant Leap for Mankind,” on the north wall of the racquetball court building at the Nancy Hanson Recreation Complex.  

Paying homage to the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 and the City’s apodictic connection to the past, present and future of space exploration, this will be Anon’s 16th mural project. Since earning his Bachelors of Fine Arts for Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Jacksonville in 2011, Anon has made a name for himself throughout south Florida, and has participated in numerous public art exhibitions throughout the state. 

The mural is scheduled to be completed by August 30th and everyone is invited to come watch the work in progress. The finished piece will be dedicated (7:00 p.m.) at the City of Cape Canaveral’s September 6th  Friday Fest.

Save the Date: Trunk or Treat @ the Monster Mash Friday, October 25th!

Rumor has it that the City of Cape Canaveral throws the BEST Halloween Celebrations around! Join us for our 4th annual Trunk or Treat @ the Monster Mash!

The party will expand this year to include Trunk or Treat with over 30 slots for candy givers, a Monster Mash dance party with live DJ + the Haunted Library! Stay tuned for more surprises!!!

Graphic with Trunk or Treat
  • FREE ADMISSION
  • Kids 12 and under
  • Canned food drive: get a glow in the dark bracelet + Halloween bag
  • Contest for Best Decorated!
  • Costume Contest at 8:00 p.m. for kids (grouped by age)!
  • Dog Costume Contest for pups!



 

For Trunk or Treat:
Who can participate to set up a slot?
  • Local Residents
  • Condo Associations
  • Local Businesses
  • Social Organizations / Non-profits
REGISTRATION REQUIRED!
  • Setup is from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • No registration fee
Online registration opens 10/1

Beach + Kite Fest Adds Surf Competition

Prepare for an epic beach day at Cherie Down Park! Saturday, Sept 14th will start early with Snazzy Jassy’s Spongefest, an ALL AGES surf contest to raise funds to help local surfer Jasmine Gailey advance her surf career! Surf contest starts at 9:00 a.m. and all-ages/abilities can register online.
At 10:00 a.m. the BEACH + KITE FEST begins!

  • Free kites for first 150 kids
  • Sand sculpture contest for kids 12 + under
  • Kayak + paddle board demos
  • Cosmos Ice Cream Bus :)

Mark your calendars for this great family day at the beach!

graphics with Cape Canaveral Beach & Kite fest

Space Archaeology Presentation

Join Archaeologist Emily Dietrich from the Florida Public Archaeology Network as she brings her #SpaceArchaeology presentation to our library on September 12th at 2:00 p.m.

Learn about how space and satellite imagery has impacted and changed the archaeology field!

For more information, visit the Library's website or call: (321) 868-1101.

Space Archaeology presentation overview with space image and astronaut in background

Need to Report-a-Concern?

Residents who wish to report anonymous concerns may do so via phone at
(321) 868-1231 or by mail at P.O. Box 326, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920.
As a member of the Cape Canaveral Community, you are our eyes and ears. You can easily report a concern by submitting the info via the City website. The message will be routed to the appropriate department. We need as much information as possible to reply to your concern quickly and efficiently. Don’t hold back when it comes to details! Let us know the time, date, exact location and anything else you think is important.
Visit the Report a Concern page for more information.

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