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Oak Ridge Honored as 2017 Playful City USA Community

May 23, 2017 - A national non-profit group is honoring Oak Ridge with a 2017 Playful City USA designation for the 6th time. Oak Ridge is one of just six towns in Tennessee to be chosen for putting the needs of families first so kids can learn, grow and develop important life skills.
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Section of Greenway Closed Along Melton Lake Drive

May 23, 2017 - A section of Melton Lake Greenway on either side of the UT-Battelle rowing tower will be closed on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning May 23. The closure is necessary to allow the Public Works Department to paint the tower.
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21st Annual Graduation Celebration Set for June 1, Volunteers Needed

May 18, 2017 - The 21st annual Graduation Celebration event will be held at the Oak Ridge Civic Center on June 1. Oak Ridge High School seniors are invited to register for the free party where they can win cash and prizes, while making memories with classmates in a safe environment.
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Outdoor Pool to Open for Memorial Day Weekend

May 17, 2017 - The Oak Ridge Outdoor Swimming Pool will be open to the public over Memorial Day weekend this year, Saturday, May 27, through Monday, May 29, from noon to 6:00 p.m. each day.
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Community Meeting Scheduled to Discuss New Oak Ridge Preschool

May 16, 2017 - As part of the ongoing dialogue with the community about the future Oak Ridge Preschool facility, City leaders will host another public forum-style meeting at the Scarboro Community Center on Thursday, May 25, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
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Community Garden Seed Exchange Opens at Oak Ridge Public Library

May 16, 2017 - A new initiative is underway at the library to encourage seasoned gardeners, beginning gardeners and everyone in between to share and exchange garden seeds. Gardeners can now check out a packet of seeds at the library in much the same way they check out a book.
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Diseased Ash Trees Threaten Oak Ridge Electric System

May 15, 2017 - Ash trees are dying due to a pest known as the Emerald Ash Borer. Once compromised by the beetle, trees pose a significant hazard. In order to prevent incidents, the Electric Department will be identifying and, in some cases, removing ash trees found in public rights of way.
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Notice of Project Requiring Heavy Machinery in Groves Park

May 12, 2017 - The Oak Ridge Public Works Department will begin work on an earth-moving project at Groves Park on Tuskegee Drive starting Monday, May 22. The work is expected to take crews at least two weeks to complete, weather permitting.
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EPA Recognizes Oak Ridge as Leading Green Power Community

May 11, 2017 - Oak Ridge has once again been designated as a Green Power Community by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The City is collectively using more than 32 million kilowatt-hours of green power annually, which is enough to meet 16 percent of the community's total electricity use.
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Manhattan Project Public Program: Ride with a Ranger on Melton Lake Greenway

May 11, 2017 - Join a park ranger for a bike ride down beautiful Melton Lake Greenway. The Manhattan Project National Historical Park will present a free program on Saturday, May 13, at 10 a.m.
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Community Open House Scheduled for Public Works Week

May 10, 2017 - The Public Works Department and Public Works Employee Relations Committee invite the citizens of Oak Ridge to a Public Works Community Open House and Touch-the-Truck event on Thursday, May 25. The event will be held in recognition of Public Works Week.
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CITY BLUEPRINT: Woodland Neighborhood Open House Set for May 15

May 05, 2017 - The Community Development Department is continuing the Oak Ridge City Blueprint effort with a discussion focused on the Woodland neighborhood. An open house will be held on Monday, May 15, at Woodland Elementary School to gather additional community feedback.
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Oak Ridge City Blueprint Feedback Summary

May 05, 2017 - The Oak Ridge Planning Commission, with input from other boards, commissions and City leaders, decided it is time to begin crafting an updated long-range development plan, or “City Blueprint,” which would provide guidance in future growth and decisions.
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ORPD Celebrates National Police Week May 14-20, Ceremony Planned for May 15

May 05, 2017 - The Oak Ridge Police Department will join other law enforcement agencies across the nation in celebrating National Police Week, May 14-20, with a Peace Officers Memorial Day Ceremony and awards presentation on May 15.
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Oak Ridge Teams Take Top Honors in FIRST Robotics World Festival

May 04, 2017 - The Master Builders from Jefferson Middle and the Secret City Wildbots from Oak Ridge High School competed in the FIRST Robotics World Festival in Houston last month. We are pleased to announce both teams experienced major success.
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Monthly Diabetes Discussion for Seniors Begins May 23

May 03, 2017 - The Oak Ridge Senior Center will be sponsoring a diabetic roundtable discussion on the fourth Tuesday of each month beginning on May 23. Anyone interested in taking part should sign up through the senior center by May 22.
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Art on Display at the Oak Ridge Public Library

May 01, 2017 - The art exhibit at the library for the month of May consists of a variety of works done by The Arty Group. Landscapes, portraits and flowers are featured subjects of this exhibit. The works are created in acrylics, watercolors, oils, pastels, and colorful collages.
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