Oakland Briefs 08.07.14

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+ Dribbling and shooting

There was a huge turnout for the recent Adrian Cowan (AC) Basketball Camp in Oakland, and organizers deemed it a great success. Area youth signed up to learn the fundamentals of basketball from Cowan, who is a town of Oakland employee and was a standout basketball player at West Orange High School.

+ Help plan a festival

The Oakland Nature Preserve and the town of Oakland are making plans for the annual Oakland Heritage Festival. Barbara Gugliotti, ONP’s managing director, said she is looking for community involvement and hopes residents will volunteer to help in the areas of sponsorship, educational exhibits and presentations, the silent auction and entertainment.

Anyone wanting to help organize the popular event can contact Gugliotti at (407) 905-0054 or [email protected].

+ Scouts can volunteer at ONP

The Oakland Nature Preserve is on the lookout for volunteer Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. The preserve welcomes boys working toward their Eagle Scout badge and girls working on their Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.

Many opportunities exist for completing a project that would benefit the community and ONP visitors. Those interested can contact ONP at (407) 905-0054.

+ Make sure your home is secure

The Oakland Police Department offers a security questionnaire to help residents identify safety needs in their home.

If necessary, an officer can assist residents in inspecting the home and offer tips for improving safety. For more information, call (407) 656-9797.

+ Town of Oakland meeting schedule

Town of Oakland meetings are held in the meeting hall on North Tubb Street:

Town Commission, 7 p.m., second and fourth Tuesdays.

Planning & Zoning Board, 6:30 p.m., third Tuesday.

School Advisory Council for Oakland Avenue Charter School, 7 p.m., first Tuesday.

Community Redevelopment, 7 p.m., third Wednesday.

Parks and Recreation Committee, 7 p.m., fourth Wednesday.

For more information, call Town Hall at (407) 656-1117.

+ Rent Oakland meeting hall

Residents and organizations can rent the Oakland meeting hall on North Tubb Street. Rental includes use of the kitchen facilities and a seating capacity of 108.

To download a rental contract and price list, go to oaktownusa.com and click on “meeting hall facility.” For information, call Oakland Town Hall at (407) 656-1117.

+ Buy a brick

Commemorative bricks are being sold and will be placed in a walkway at West Side Park in Oakland.

Bricks vary in size, color and cost and can be engraved with three to eight lines of writing, as well as clip art.

The town is taking orders until September, at which time it will have the commemorative bricks etched and laid along the path. The overall sidewalk will require about 400 bricks.

For more information, call Town Hall at (407) 656-1117.


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