Rick Meyer

Rick Meyer

The Riverview Park Activities Center basement floor is getting a new look. Merit Flooring of Augusta, Georgia is in the process of removing all the existing carpet in the basement this week. All the concrete flooring in the basement will be cleaned and polished to match the look we have in our new gym additions. Merit will install new rubber flooring in the weight equipment room before returning all the equipment back in place. This project will take approximately 10 days and the basement will be closed through May 15. We appreciate the patience from our community as we continue to make progress toward providing the best possible facilities for our customers. Look for more improvements in 2019 as we will next be replacing most of the carpet on the main floor of the building.

The city of North Augusta celebration banquet for the State Champion North Augusta High School Lady Jacket Basketball team will take place Tuesday, May 14, 7 p.m., at the Palmetto Terrace ballroom in the Municipal Center. University of Connecticut Head Coach Geno Auriemma will be the featured guest speaker. Tickets are on sale at the Riverview Park Activities Center and at the Municipal Center finance department for $15. Tickets must be purchased by 5 p.m., Monday, May 13 to include dinner.

The Bluebird Trail Behind the Scenes Tour presented by Friends of the Greeneway is scheduled for this Saturday, May 11, 11 a.m. at Boeckh Park in Hammond's Ferry. You may email adsliedickerson@gmail.com or reply to Friends of the Greeneway Facebook page to reserve your space. The Barbara S. Greene Bluebird Trail on the North Augusta Greeneway was established in 2015 as a collaborative effort between the North Augusta Parks, Recreation, & Tourism Department, Friends of the Greeneway, The South Carolina Bluebird Society and the Greene Family. It was named in honor of a special bluebird lover, our former First Lady of North Augusta and wife of Mayor Tom Greene.

The Bluebird Trail began with 10 boxes in 2015 and has expanded to 23 boxes. All of the boxes have been purchased through Friends of the Greeneway and have dedication plaques signifying who or what the box is honoring. The first year the nest boxes fledged a total of 8 bluebirds. In 2017, 41 bluebird babies took to the skies. The success of the bluebird trail gave Friends of the Greeneway the incentive to expand the trail down by the Brick Ponds. Special thanks to our Bluebird monitors Janis Krauss, Leslie Dickerson and Michaela Day. They check the nest boxes weekly during the nesting season (March 1 to September 1) and send all their monitoring data to be counted in South Carolina’s total efforts for bluebird recovery. Come learn more about the cool bird world this Saturday, May 11 at 11 a.m. For info on becoming a member of SCBS or any questions about the bluebird trail can be sent to: jakrauss33@comcast.net