NEWS OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Old Town Holiday Stroll
The annual Old Town Holiday Stroll will be on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 5-9 p.m. The lighting of the Plaza don Luis Christmas Tree will take place at approximately 6:15 p.m. There will be entertainment throughout Old Town, including at the NM Museum of Natural History and Explora, both of which will be open for free all evening. For more information, please visit our website at https://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/historic-old-town/old-town-holiday-stroll
Luminaria Tour Tickets Go On Sale This Friday!
Friday, Nov. 24 at 10:00 a.m. is the day tickets for the annual Luminaria Tour go on sale! This yearly Christmas Eve tradition is one of Albuquerque’s favorite holiday events, and tickets sell out quickly, so get yours online at: www.luminariatour.com
No Bus or Sun Van Service on Thanksgiving Day
The City Transit Department (ABQ RIDE) will not offer bus or Sun Van paratransit service on Thursday, Nov. 23, in honor of Thanksgiving Day. Regular service will resume on Friday, Nov. 24. For more information on bus schedules and services, visit: www.cabq.gov/transit
Neighborhood Meetings Across Town
- Albuquerque Meadows NA, Monday, Nov. 20 at 6:00 p.m., Albuquerque Meadows Clubhouse. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Sawmill Area NA, Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m., Sawmill Lofts. E-mail:email@example.com for more information.
Community Policing Council (CPC) Meetings Around Albuquerque
- Northwest Area Command CPC, Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 6:00 p.m., NW Substation, 10401 Cibola Loop NW.
Carbon Monoxide Awareness Essential in Winter Months
The New Mexico Poison and Drug Information at the UNM College of Pharmacy reminds residents that carbon monoxide poisoning is a frequent concern in the winter months. As temperatures cool and heaters are turned on, make sure your carbon-monoxide monitor has fresh batteries, or consider having one installed if you don’t already own one. To learn more about carbon monoxide poisoning and what you can do to keep home safe this winter, visit:http://hscnews.unm.edu/news/nm-poison-center-alerts-communities-about-carbon-monoxide
Albuquerque Rapid Transit Invites You To Ride the ART Bus!
ABQ RIDE invites the public to join them at ART Start on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 10:00 a.m., and be the first to ride the ART bus! The bus ride starts at the BioPark Station, on Central Avenue between New York and Tingley. There will be special announcements, cookies, and free swag while it lasts. Parking is available on the east and west side of the BioPark. To learn more about the ART project, visit:www.brtabq.com
Winter Safety Tips For Your Pets
- Cats and dogs can and do feel the cold, just as humans do, and hypothermia is a very real danger to them. To keep your furry friends warm, safe, and healthy this winter, here are some tips:
- Keep your pets indoors in the winter when you’re not home.
- If pet water bowls are outdoors, check them frequently to make sure the water has not frozen.
- Don’t leave animals in closed cars in the winter. A car can become dangerously cold and can be just as deadly to an animal as in the summer.
- Keep anti-freeze away from children and animals! Anti-freeze has a sweet taste that can attract them, and ethylene glycol is extremely poisonous.
- If your pet has walked on salted or de-iced surfaces, clean them immediately with warm water and don’t let them lick their paws. These substances are toxic to animals.
- Check your pet’s paws frequently for balls of ice or snow that can form there. Rinse with warm water to remove.
- Pets that are outdoors often seek warmth and protection on or near a car’s engine. Bang on your car hood or honk the horn before starting the engine.
- ·If your pet must be outdoors, insulate his or her bed with straw, and switch it out if it becomes damp.
For more winter pet safety suggestions and information, visit: www.cabq.gov/pets
No Trash or Recycling Pick-Up on Thanksgiving Day
The Solid Waste Department will not collect trash, recycling, or large items on Thursday, Nov. 23, Thanksgiving Day. Residents who have trash pick-up on Thursdays are asked to put their trash and recycling out on Friday, Nov. 24, when regular pick-up service will resume. For more information, visit:www.cabq.gov/solidwaste
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Ever wonder what to do with all those plastic grocery bags? Why not put them out in a container in front of your house for use by neighbors walking their dogs who forgot clean-up bags? This provides a great way to keep your neighborhood clean and pleasant, and is a neighborly thing to do!