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Annual Rain Barrel Auction Set for April 26th

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke announced the continuation of a fun and unique partnership that will improve water quality while conserving natural resources.

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New Executive Director Appointed to Evansville-Vanderburgh County Emergency Management Agency

Following the recommendation of Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Emergency Advisory Council on Thursday appointed Cliff A. Weaver as the new executive director of the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), effective April 7.

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Help ‘Clean Evansville’ This Weekend

Keep Evansville Beautiful and Clean Evansville invite volunteers to come out on the first Saturday of each month to help pick up trash in different areas of the city. This Saturday, Clean Evansville Volunteers will target areas in Ward 4 on Evansville’s South from 9am-11am. The teams will gather at locations near Anthony Oates Park. The park is located in the 2300 block of S. Lodge Avenue.

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Groundbreaking Announced for Downtown Convention Center Hotel

HCW Development and the City of Evansville have announced that March 10th has been selected as the official groundbreaking date for the much anticipated $71.3 million Convention Center Hotel by DoubleTree and residential apartments in Downtown Evansville. The groundbreaking will happen at 3pm.

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Mayor Winnecke’s Traveling City Hall and Public Road Meeting Tonight

Residents have an opportunity to share ideas on road projects and learn about the city of Evansville’s 2014 road improvement plans at the Traveling City Hall meeting tonight at 5:30pm at Plaza Park International Academy, located at 7301 Outer Lincoln Ave.

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Children's Museum of Evansville via Facebook
Children's Museum of Evansville via Facebook
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‘Fantastic Plastic’ Exhibit to Open at Children’s Museum of Evansville

Did you know plastic materials can occur naturally in the forms of tree sap and fossilized resin, animal bones and horns and bees’ wax? Fantastic Plastic, a new permanent exhibit opening at the Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville (cMoe) on February 22, 2014, tells the story of plastics and their impact on the world over the past 100 years.

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YMCA Pancake Days are Back This Weekend

Bring your family and your appetite downtown to the 26th annual YMCA Pancake Days. If you ask me, this is one of those events that everyone should do at least once. But I have the feeling if you go once, you'll be back year after year.

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Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke Reacts to Overturned Smoking Ban

The big news of the week is that the Indiana State Supreme Court has overturned the Smokefree ordinance in Evansville. In a nutshell, they had an issue with the exemption that was extended to our riverboat casino.

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Celebrate the Opening of the NEW Evansville Musuem

The Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science is one of the neatest and most affordable places in town - and it's about to get even better. This Friday marks the grand opening of the much anticipated Koch Immersive Theater.

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‘Clean Evansville’ Monthly Clean-Up Event This Saturday

Clean Evansville Volunteers will target areas in Ward 2 on Evansville’s Eastside during the monthly trash pick-up this Saturday, February 1, from 9 to 11 a.m. The teams will gather at locations near the intersection of Washington Avenue and Boeke Road.

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