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Iron Point Road Railroad Crossing Replacement

April 2, 2019 

Beginning Monday, April 22, a railroad crossing replacement project will require a full 10-day closure of Iron Point Road between East Bidwell Street and Cavitt Road to replace the existing deteriorated railroad tracks and drain pipes. Iron Point Road will be closed to vehicular, pedestrian, and bicycle traffic for 24 hours a day. All traffic will be detoured to Broadstone Parkway. All local businesses will be accessible during the closure. For more information contact Senior Civil Engineer Ryan Chance at 916-461-6713 or rchance@folsom.ca.us

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Vista del Lago Capacity and Parking Issues

April 2, 2019 

Vista del Lago High School continues to experience its largest student enrollment since it opened more than a decade ago. The Folsom Cordova Unified School District Board of Education has taken steps to manage school capacity for the upcoming 2019-20 school year, and the district will engage the community in the coming months to review school boundaries to help permanently alleviate overcrowding.

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Folsom Parks & Recreation Receives Statewide Recognition

March 26, 2019 

The California Association of Park and Recreation Commissioners & Board Members recognized Folsom Parks & Recreation with an Achievement Award for the department’s Renovation Master Plan. Pictured with the award are Folsom Parks & Recreation Director Lorraine Poggione and Facilities Maintenance Manager Tim O’Shea.

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Register for Spring Break Camps

March 26, 2019 

Folsom Parks & Recreation spring break camps take place the week of April 15 to keep kids and teens busy and engaged while they’re out of school. Camp options include soccer, tennis, science and chemistry, fine arts, robotics, and Junior Zookeeper camp. The Steve Miklos Aquatic Center also offers spring break swim lessons. Learn more and register today.

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Faces of Folsom Exhibit at Folsom Public Library

March 26, 2019 

Faces of Folsom is a photojournalistic project produced by members of the Teen Library Council that have captured portraits and stories of Folsom’s community members. The exhibit will kick off on March 30 and run through April 30 at the Folsom Public Library. A brief opening reception will be held March 30 at 10:30 a.m. This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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1919-2019: Rainbow Bridge Centennial Celebration Saturday, May 4

March 20, 2019 

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Folsom’s iconic Rainbow Bridge at once-in-a-lifetime events planned in the Historic District Saturday, May 4.

The Rainbow Bridge will close to vehicular traffic to allow the community to explore the bridge on foot. The festivities kick off with a rededication and ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. World-renowned slackline athlete Ryan Robinson – who was raised in Folsom – will attempt to set a world record by traversing the 1,919-foot span over the American River between Lake Natoma Crossing and the Rainbow Bridge on a 1-inch wide line. A festival with informational displays about the landmark bridge, guided walking tours, hands-on activities, and a display of vintage cars round out the morning events that are free and open to the public.

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Celebrate Moms, Family, and Fitness

March 19, 2019 

Honor and celebrate moms at the 5 th annual Love My Mom 5K Saturday, May 11. This popular event is presented by Folsom Parks & Recreation in partnership with the Palladio and Kaiser. The 5K course – 3.1 miles – is flat and closed to traffic, making it an ideal route for runners, walkers, and stroller striders. The race starts and finishes at Whole Foods; the course includes the Palladio’s interior streets and surrounding roads. Kids ages 10 and under can register for the Kids’ Dash and take home a medal to commemorate their accomplishment.

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Fight the Bite this Spring

March 19, 2019 

It's that time of year again, longer days, warmer temperatures and... mosquitoes. Increased rain from a very wet winter left behind stagnant water and more areas where mosquitoes can develop. More mosquitoes means a bigger threat of West Nile virus, a disease transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. Protect yourself from mosquitoes by following these tips from the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito & Vector Control District:

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Tax Season is Here

March 11, 2019 

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officially began accepting tax returns on January 28, 2019. As the April 15 deadline approaches, more and more criminals are out trolling for their next victim. Make sure you don’t become a victim this tax season.

Here are some of the most common tax scams that have surfaced over the years.

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Community Service Day Brainstorming Meeting, Request for Project Proposals

March 11, 2019 

The Folsom community is coming together again to plan the sixth annual Community Service Day, Folsom’s largest day of volunteerism. This powerful day of service mobilizes thousands of volunteers of all ages and interests to complete dozens of service projects throughout Folsom. Organizers are seeking community-based projects for this year's Community Service Day event, planned for Saturday, September 21.

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Volunteer for Trails Day, Arbor Day and Creek Week Events

March 11, 2019 

Trails Day/Arbor Day
Join other community volunteers from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 13 for Folsom's 25th annual Trails Day and Arbor Day event. Volunteers are needed to help with trail enhancements, and tree maintenance and planting along trails and open space areas in the city. All volunteers receive a free commemorative T-shirt, lunch, and beverages – plus the satisfaction of making a positive contribution to the environment and community. The event is free, but you must pre-register to participate.

Creek Week/Earth Day
Volunteers are needed to clean up sections of the Humbug, Willow, and Hinkle Creeks in Folsom. This event is sponsored by the Sacramento Area Creeks Council as part of the Regional Creek Week activities. Register for Creek Week volunteer duty online or call 916-454-4544 for more information.

Volunteers should wear work clothes and shoes, and bring a pair of work gloves. These events are free, but you must pre-register to participate!

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Paintings by the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary Animals on Exhibit

March 5, 2019 

An exhibit of special paintings created by some of the zoo sanctuary animals opens Friday, March 8 in the Community Gallery at 48 Natoma Street. The Folsom Zoo Sanctuary’s “animal artists-in-residence” program includes Boss Hog the African pygmy hedgehog, Ernie the Zebu, Henry the black bear, Funk the skunk, Delilah the mule deer, and Pouncer the tiger. Each animal uses washable, non-toxic paint to create their unique, one-of-a-kind works of art. The act of painting provides the animals with behavioral enrichment, and all proceeds from the sale of the paintings are used to help care for and feed the zoo sanctuary animals.

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