The nomination deadline is less than two weeks away for the City of Redlands invites inaugural Beautification, Community Heroes and Employee Hero Awards. Winners will be honored at the State of the City event at noon on Thursday, June 25, at the University of Redlands Orton Center, 1200 E. Colton Ave.
Beautification Awards will be presented in four categories:
- New Construction with Landscaping
- Existing Development with Landscaping
- Adaptive Reuse of Historic Property
- Sustainable Design and Innovation
One winner will be named in each category, recognizing buildings and non-residential facilities within the City of Redlands that capture outstanding landscape, cleanliness and curb appeal.
The City of Redlands has scheduled another three-day Community Emergency Response Team training in May. The free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
The Redlands CERT program is offering a free 20-hour training program beginning Friday, May 29, from 6 to 10 p.m., and continuing from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 30, and Sunday, May 31, in the Brewster Room at Plymouth Village, 900 Salem Drive. Participants must attend all three days to complete the training.
Join the Redlands Community Senior Center for dinner and a show at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 14, as the Encorez Entertainer's presents “The Redlands Follies Dinner and Theater.”
The dinner menu will include tri tip, mashed potatoes, green beans, green salad, bread, coffee, soda and a lemon meringue pie. Ticket prices are $10 for general admission and $5 with a patron card. Redlands Follies Dinner Theater will consist of popular music from the past: ballads, show tunes, oldies but goodies, and some country western. Reserve your spot by May 7.
The Redlands Community Senior Center and Joslyn Senior Center will each host Senior Health Fairs May 14 and 15. More than 25 vendors from all over San Bernardino County will be on hand to provide free information on promoting healthy living and ways to stay healthy and active.
Redlands Police along with officers from the State Board of Equalization conducted inspections Tuesday of tobacco retailers. Two businesses were cited for violations involving the sale of single cigarettes.
The Redlands Elks Lodge and the Redlands Friends of Shelter Animals (REDFOSA) will host Microchip Madness and pet adoption fair Saturday, May 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 663 New York St.
Thanks to a grant from the Elks National Foundation, pet adoption fees at the event will be only $16.
In addition, the Elks Lodge has donated 100 pet microchips for Redlands residents who bring up to two pets. An Animal Control Officer will be on hand to safely implant the microchips in the pets. Must bring proof of residency to receive the free microchip.
More than 200 works of art in a variety of media from oils to garden art will be on display from local seniors at the inaugural Senior Art Show at the Joslyn Senior Center, 21 Grant St, from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 25. Art work will be available for purchase from the artists. The event will be held inside with ample parking.
Vendor opportunities are still available as well. For more information and directions, please contact the Joslyn Senior at (909) 798-7550.
Following the death of President Abraham Lincoln on April 15, 1865, the nation mourned its loss. After a funeral at the White House and a burial service in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, the President’s remains departed Washington, D.C., by train, bound for Springfield, Ill. The train made stops in the major cities along the route, including New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Indianapolis, and Chicago.
The community is invited to attend and observe the National Arbor Day tree planting celebration conducted by the City of Redlands Street Tree Committee and City Council.
Community members are encouraged to come observe the planting dedication of two drought-tolerant trees, a California sycamore and a palo verde, generously donated by West Coast Arborist, at Redlands Heritage Park from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, April 24.
For more information, please contact Quality of Life staff at (909) 798-7655.
Deadlines begin this month for Alcohol retailers in the City of Redlands to ensure that their staff undergoes Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) training. One of the conditions that must be met under the city’s new Deemed Approved ordinance (DAO), RBS training helps alcohol retail businesses stay in compliance with other standards of operation, and helps curb underage sales, nuisance activities and crime related to alcohol retail practices.
The RBS trainings are just one component of the City’s comprehensive efforts to tackle alcohol related issues in the community as part of the Responsible Redlands Initiative. On March 17 Redlands became the third city in San Bernardino County to adopt a Deemed Approved Ordinance. The new measure gives local law enforcement tools to ensure that alcohol retailers comply with standards beneficial to the surrounding community. Alcohol retailers who fail to follow standards risk penalties including potential loss of their alcohol license.