Thursday, June 24, 2010

Water and a Show

Water Leak Fixed

The City of Helena Water Department was on Woodvale Drive yesterday, June 22nd, to fix a water leak as pictured below.  The water leak was in a pipe extending from the water main to a house on the south side of Woodvale Drive.  I know the leak was reported to the Water Department several days earlier.  When I talked to the Water Department folks on the scene, they said they were aware of it but had a lot of jobs that had to be done and this leak was rather small.

Upcoming Show at Helena United Methodist Church

Want a great evening of music and free refreshments?  Plan to take in the music production, Thank You for the Music, to be presented on Friday and Saturday, June 25 and 26, at 7 pm at Helena United Methodist Church on CR 58.  The Fine Arts Department has been working on the program since the first of the year and it features some great music, wonderful talent, and dancing, too!  Don't miss this one!  Here is a picture from the tech rehearsal last night.


Friday, June 18, 2010

House Fire in Woodvale

Another tragic event for our subdivision.  A house fire occurred about 9:30 to 10:00 pm or so following a thunderstorm with very intense lightning.  The thunderstorm dropped over an inch of rain on the area and was the only thunderstorm in Central Alabama for a couple of hours this evening.

The pictures below are just a couple of shots I made with my phone so they are not very good.  The Helena Fire Department responded as soon as the fire was reported and one of my neighbors noted that flames were shooting over 80 feet into the air at one point.

The house on Woodvale Road was not occupied at the time.


Monday, June 14, 2010

Helena News Items

Helena Market Days

If you have not been to Helena Market Days, now is the time to mark your calendar for the next several weekends.  Helena Market Days brings a wonderful collection of local producers to the Buck Creek Amphitheater Park each Saturday through September 27th.  Here is a small collection of pictures I took this past Saturday - talk about GREAT eating!  And all produced nearby!

I had never heard of papaya squash, the white corn was delicious, and the breakmaker's bread was still warm!  Check it out - you will not be sorry!

Bypass Opens

The bypass is now fully open running from Highway 52 west of Helena to CR 17 southeast of Helena.  Hopefully as the bypass becomes better known it will help to reduce traffic in the Publix/Winn Dixie area.

Trees Trimmed

Special thanks to the City of Helena for responding so quickly to my request for help in trimming the trees that were obscuring the visibility exiting from Woodvale Drive across from the Kangaroo.  Trees in both directions were nipped back allowing for greater visibility as you turn out onto CR 95.