Jane's Walk is on for May 1, 2010, 10 am

Our 2nd annual Jane's Walk is shaping up. Some of us have been planning a route and asking your neighbours to be speakers. Things are still in flux, but the walk will start at 10 am at Lippert Park (on Weber St. across from Louisa). 

We will walk along Duke and we call this portion the "Legends of Duke Street" part. Learn about the mysterious bog, the abandoned factory, the moved house and more!

Then we'll look at some historic architecture in the area and hopefully have someone to talk about growing up in the area in the "olden days". 

We will finish up in the Mount Hope cemetery where Wayne will once again enthrall us with tales of the past because every headstone has stories.

We hope you can join us at 10 am, Saturday morning, May 1: Lippert Park.


Jane's Walk Returns to Mount Hope on May 1!

Stay tuned! Plans are afoot for another Jane's Walk in the Mount Hope Neighbourhood. We will post on this BLOG when and where it will start when we have more details.

For a report on last year's successful walk click here and for part two click here.

See you on the street.


The Widening of Weber

Weber street is the vital artery that bisects our community. It is also the street which has the most divergent pronunciations between locals and visitors. Its name is (of course) German in origin and is derived from a noun meaning "weaver" which is appropriate considering how it "weaves" its crooked route through our two cities. And while it is usually a fast drive throughout its long and varied length, everyone knows there is a big bottleneck between Victoria and Guelph.

The Record has published a good story on plans for its widening. If you are interested in getting more detailed information, or providing some feedback on this process, public consultation is planned April 15 from 5:15 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Teresa Catholic School, 270 Edwin St. in Kitchener. I'm putting this on the BLOG's calendar for reference.


Kaleidoscope of Dance

Central Ontario Chinese Cultural Centre, in partnership with eight other ethnic communities in Waterloo Region, is putting on a colourful multicultural dance festival called:

Kaleidoscope of Dance
Centre In the Square
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
7:30 PM

All proceeds will go to St. Mary's Regional Cardiac Centre.

For more information please click here.


Traffic Planning Open House, April 13

As Mark Twain once wrote, 'Everyone complains about the traffic, but no one does anything about it!'. OK, he wrote that about the weather, but if he had lived in Kitchener-Waterloo, he could have written it about the traffic.

Now you can have some feedback into the way our streets are designed and the way they are landscaped, where we put bike lanes, etc. Three public houses will solicit feedback on ideas about planning traffic in different areas of the city. They are being held in Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo.

The Kitchener Open House is being held on April 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 54 Queen St. N. in Kitchener. Drop by and give the city your input.


Weekend Fun for Easter

This Saturday, a six-foot, three-inch guard for the Harlem Globetrotters will be making his way around town. Catch him at the Kitchener Market from 10 to 11 a.m. -- and enjoy an Easter egg hunt while you're there!