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Country Christmas
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Engaging Eagle 

Pass it on
December 2014
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Reflecting with Mayor Reynolds

Country Christmas returns this year with the promise of being bigger and better than the last. A horse drawn carriage will be available for rides in exchange for canned food benefiting the Eagle Food Bank or winter clothing benefiting Coats for Kids. The Eagle Market returns with vendor booths and children's activities. Old Saint Nick  will be available for wishes and pictures from 2-4pm. And of course, the Tree Lighting Ceremony in Heritage Park at 5:30pm.
Join us and the Chamber of Commerce for this festive event on December 13 from 1-6pm.

Enjoy the activities of our city and remember...Pass it on! 

Mayor Jim Reynolds
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December at the Library

Visit: www.cityofeagle.org/library
 

If you are shopping Amazon this holiday season, you can help the Library by simply clicking on the "Buy It Now" button. Every purchase you make benefits the Eagle Public Library! 
The Holiday season is upon us and the City is working with Eagle Chamber of Commerce  to bring you an Eagle favorite, Country Christmas! This Country Christmas is going to be bigger than ever! You can take your family on a free sleigh ride around Eagle’s scenic downtown area. Do your Holiday shopping at the Christmas Market full of local artists. The kids can write Santa letters, decorate cookies and other crafts in our heated tent on 1st street. Enjoy s’mores and hot chocolate while you listen to choirs from around the Treasure Valley singing Christmas carols.  Be sure to stick around for the lighting of the Christmas tree with the Mayor. Below is a schedule of events. Join us for Country Christmas and spread some Holiday cheer for all to hear!   
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All Ahead with Director Aho

Parks and Recreation would like to welcome our new Recreation Specialist Caitlin Straubinger. Caitlin will be bringing new activities and events to our community. 

Parents Night Out:
December 5 - 6pm-9pm
Ages: 5-10
Fee: $27
Parents, spend the night out on the town and we will entertain your kids! Children will play games, make a craft, eat a pizza dinner and have fun while parents enjoy some time off.
Click here to register: http://bit.ly/decnightout 
 
Elf Help:
December 20 - 9am-12pm
Ages: 4-8
Fee: $29
Do you need a few hours of kid-free time to finish wrapping those gifts and tying those bows? Send your children to the Senior Center for some Elf Help! Children will have the opportunity to make and wrap a gift for someone special, enjoy holiday games and activities and a special holiday treat.
Click here to register: http://bit.ly/decelfhelp 


The Terrain Park is now open at the Eagle Sports Complex! Learn to ski/snowboard, refine your skills, or take a ride with the kids on the tubing hill.

Check out videos, photos, and purchase tickets here: https://www.facebook.com/gatewayparkseagle OR here: http://gatewayparks.com/ 
 


We are still looking for volunteers for the City’s Sports Field Working Group. A group that could recommend amenities, location, and size of a new sports park in West Eagle. If you are interested in volunteering in your community click here.

The growth of our City continues to bring more services and better parks to our area. I hope you can get outside and enjoy the beauty of Eagle. 
Closure dates for City departments December 2014
Library
December 4 - Closed for Staff Development Day
City Hall and Museum
December 24 - Closed at 1pm
City Hall, Library, and Museum
December 25-26 - Closed
All departments will be open December 31 but closed January1-2 2015
             A message From Eagle Police
                                                          From Deputy McCowan, EPD

Read the Eagle Police Departments Crime Report

The IRS phone scams (and other phone scams) continue to come in.  I can only see these things gaining in popularity the closer we come to the holiday season.  If you are not familiar, I am talking about scammers making phone calls saying they are with the IRS, Police, Idaho Power, etc. saying you are delinquent on taxes, have a warrant, etc.  They demand you pay money immediately and usually via a GreenDot prepaid Visa Card which they will have you give them the numbers for over the phone.  DO NOT DO THIS.
LIKEWISE, if you have been a victim of a vehicle burglary and did not report it to the police, we ask that you do so immediately, especially if your purse, ID and checkbook were stolen.  Even if the bank has contacted you, and they are reimbursing your account the money that was stolen, we would still like you to file a report with your local police jurisdiction and contact me, as well.
As we near the time that the snow flies in the valley, I'd like to remind everyone that now is a good time to think about taking out the snow tires and getting our vehicles ready for winter driving.  In our last quarter of July thru September, inattention and following too close were the top two reasons for crashes in the county.  This will likely change in the coming months, with following too close being the number one reason for crashes.  This is largely due to not giving enough cushion between you and the car in front of you when conditions are slick.  Making sure your tires have adequate tread and your brakes are working property are other considerations.  This would be a great time to speak with any teenage drivers you may have in your house about this before the snow sticks.  Making sure your windows are completely free of frost in the mornings is an important consideration, as well.  And, as always, put the cell phone away while you are in your car.

Contact the Eagle Substation: (208) 938-2260, Non-Emergency Dispatch: (208) 377-6790.
Visit their website HERE.
EAGLE ART GALLERIES
Eagle has two public art galleries. These galleries feature local artists displaying their work monthly. The art work is available to enjoy and also for purchase. Galleries are located; at City Hall 660 E Civic Ln in the main lobby, and St Luke's Eagle 3101 E. State St on the 2nd Floor, South Hallway. If you are interested in displaying your artwork, please contact artscommission@cityofeagle.org
 
December Artist Highlight
City Hall - George Leslie Manlove
Escape On Earth Photography (www.escapeonearth.com)    
Born in San Francisco area, George Leslie Manlove was raised in the Rocky Mountains. He discovered photography at the age of 18. Manlove purchased a Pentax film camera with savings from his newspaper route and began photographing his family and landscapes in the 1980's. 
Manlove went on to shoot around the world, including projects of the Camino de Santiago in Spain, Chinese culture, historic western homesteads, and a recent work-in-progress of New Zealand.Photography workshops and seminars have been an important part of developing his photographic style and craft. Manlove has had the opportunity to learn from accomplished photographers from National Geographic, Time Magazine, Magnum photo, and Washington Post.  
St. Luke's Eagle - Anne Watson Sorensen 
www.aesorensen.com

My artwork continues to evolve as I am fueled by the possibilities ahead.  As I continue to search, ponder and paint with new eyes, exciting changes develop.  They aren't always beautiful, but lead me to upcoming breakthroughs. I trust His Hand that has led me to embrace unity, shape, movement and magic in painting and in life.  I favor watercolor because it best mirrors and expresses my inner vision of what lies between the realm of reality and possibility.
Open Boards and Commissions - Ways to Serve in Your Community
Eagle Food Bank Needs you!
 
Hi Everybody,
Once again we are approaching the holidays, whether we are ready or not, and once again we are asking for volunteers to ask shoppers at Albertsons in Eagle to donate funds for the "Thanks for Giving"/aka "Turkey Bucks" campaign. This is the event that helps to raise money so the deli at Albertsons will cook Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. In the past 60 meals have been provided at Thanksgiving and 35 Christmas meals to our local Eagle Food Bank.
 
Dates we would love to have volunteers sign up for are
  • December 6th, 11am-1 pm (4-5 people total)
  • December 6th, 1pm-3 pm  (4-5 people total)
  • December 11am-1pm  (4-5 people total)
  • December 1-3 pm   (4-5 people total)

Please email me for date(s) that may work out for you. Thank you so very much.
Theresa Klein
EFB volunteer
scrabblequeen@gmail.com
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FREE Family Fun

The Eagle History Museum is open Wednesday-Friday from 10am-6pm and Saturday 12pm-6pm
Admission is always free! Discover the history of Eagle.
Visit their website here and Like them on Facebook 
Alana's Angle
Learn some history with Eagle's Historical Museum Coordinator

 
Eagle has some great celebrations throughout the year, but Christmas in Eagle is always the most beautiful festival of the year.  With the City lit-up at night and Heritage Park ablaze with Christmas lights, the community gathers around the Christmas tree to celebrate the season of good will and great tidings!
Country Christmas started in 1996, 18 years ago and it’s still going today!  Neighbors gather together for the tree lighting and to enjoy the sense of community that is so strong here in our beautiful city of Eagle!
A hundred years ago, Eagle residents would have celebrated Christmas much the same as today.  Christmas was celebrated with parties in private homes including food, games and gifts being exchanged.  Even with the snow covering the ground, people would have made the loop on the Interurban from Main Street of Eagle to the Natatorium in Boise for the Christmas Ball that was held every year. 
Please come celebrate the holiday season this year with us at Eagle Country Christmas!  This City sponsored event is a fun filled day for families.  The festival will be from 3-5 in downtown Eagle and is free for everyone!  While you’re there, be sure to stop by the Eagle Historical Museum and brush up on your history!  I look forward to seeing you all!
Watch City Meetings Live/Archives

Visit http://bit.ly/watchcitymeetings to explore this new feature.

This program allows live streaming to watch a meeting from the comfort of your own home or on the go! 

Missed a discussion and want to know what happened? Visit the archives! Simply follow the same link above, find the name and date of the meeting you wish to view, and click "Video". Next, you can review the agenda, find the item you wish to view, and the program will take you directly to that discussion! 
Public Hearings
To review these documents, please visit the City's website.
December 1, 2014 - Planning and Zoning - Lilac Springs Subdivision
December 15, 2014 - Planning and Zoning - Shane and Sharon Mace
December 16, 2014 - City Council - Community Event Fees
December 16, 2014  - City Council - Gated Garden Subdivision
December 16, 2014 - City Council - Riverscape Subdivision
*Please note: Public Hearing testimony must be submitted 5 days prior to the hearing date. (Ord 1-8-3)

Getting involved:
The public is encouraged to attend any and all meetings. Agendas are posted on our website calendar or can be sent to you directly by opting-into our Email Notifications or requesting a fax to (208) 939-6827.
Visit our site often for updates and the 
Latest News on our Home Page. Weekly meetings are also posted to our Facebook account here: 

 

Public Comment: 
Your input and engagement is encouraged. If you cannot attend the meetings and have an opinion, please submit your comments via email to eaglecity@cityofeagle.org. All comments will be entered into public record and reviewed by the Mayor and Council.
*Please note Public Hearing testimony must be submitted 5 days prior to the hearing date. (Ord 1-8-3)
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