April is Fair Housing Month.
Fair Housing Month promotes the federal Fair Housing Act and its laws against housing discrimination. 2011 marks the 43rd anniversary of the signing of the Fair Housing Act by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968. This year’s theme, designated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is “Live Free.” . . .
In addition, “The Other Side,” a drama examining housing and race discrimination before the civil-rights era, will be shown during April on WSTV 13, the government channel on Time Warner Cable (channel 13) in Forsyth County. A fair housing public service announcement will also air on select cable channels.
The department will provide fair housing training at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, in Room 239 of City Hall, 101 N. Main Street. Additional training sessions will be held during the month at area colleges and universities for students who live off-campus.
For more information about Fair Housing Month and the Human Relations Department, call City Link at 727-8000. http://cityofws.org/Home/Departments/MarketingAndCommunications/NewsArchive/News2011/Articles/AprilIsFairHousingMonth
2011 Piedmont Earth Day Fair: It’s a Planet Party! The sixth annual Piedmont Earth Day Fair
Dixie Classic Fairgrounds in Winston-Salem
Saturday, April 16, 2011
10 am to 5 pm.
Admission is free. Parking is free.
Please enter the coliseum parking lots off University Parkway. Carpooling is encouraged and a free bike valet will be available. The Fair will be held rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, the Fair will be held inside the Education Building, adjacent to the Fairgrounds. http://www.peanc.org/earth-day-fair
Local Action Plan to Reduce Emissions of Greenhouse Gases: Sustainability steps of the Sanitation Division
Existing Reduction Measures in Winston-Salem Government Operations
* Curbside recycling program provides collection service to single family homes, multifamily dwellings, and small businesses. Program collects the following materials:
o Aluminum Beverage Cans; Steel Food, Beverage, and Aerosol Cans; Glass Jars/Bottles (clear, green, brown); Plastic Bottles (with small necks only); Newspaper; Magazines; Telephone Directories; Junk Mail & Office Paper; Chipboard (cereal boxes, paper towel rolls, etc.) and Corrugated Cardboard.
* Provide cardboard-only drop-off sites at nine city fire stations.
* Education/promotion activities (brochures, container decals, promotional items, presentations, newspaper, radio, television ads; website, special events, etc.)
* Promote reducing unwanted junk mail.
* Provide in-house recycling program for paper, metal, plastic, and glass.
* Provide recycling of inkjet/laser toner cartridges and cell phones.
Promote Dell/Goodwill Reconnect computer recycling program. http://www.cityofws.org/Home/Departments/Sanitation/Articles/Sustainability
Spring Home & Garden Library Series The Forsyth County Cooperative Extension and Public Libraries are sponsoring a Spring Home and Garden Library Series to be held March 1st – May 27th at your local libraries. http://www.co.forsyth.nc.us/Library/sitemap.aspx
Rabies Vaccination Clinic this Saturday! April 9, 2011
Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Dixie Classic Fairgrounds
Cost: $5.00 for each pet. http://www.co.forsyth.nc.us/default.aspx?StoryID=16783
Bulky Item Collection. Bulky items such as carpet, appliances, furniture, mattresses, etc., will be picked up by the city crews only during your annual neighborhood area cleanup, scheduled between March 1 and August 30. [~ June 2011 ] If you have questions about bulky item collection, call 727-2638. http://cityofws.org/Home/Departments/Sanitation/Articles/BulkyItems
US Census releases 2010 City and County population counts
The U.S. Census Bureau has released more detailed 2010 Census population totals and demographic characteristics for the state of North Carolina.
Between 2000 and 2010, the City of Winston-Salem grew by 23.6% to a population of 229,617. Forsyth County grew by 14.6% to a population of 350,670. Winston-Salem is now the 4th most populous city in the state, behind Charlotte (731,424), Raleigh (403,892) and Greensboro (269,666), and ahead of the City of Durham (228,330). Forsyth County is the 4th most populous county, behind Mecklenburg (919,628), Wake (900,993), and Guilford (488,406) and ahead of Cumberland County (319,431). http://www.co.forsyth.nc.us/default.aspx?StoryID=16730