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October 6 | Big Improvements at the Fountain

Friends and neighbors: On Friday, Oct. 6, contractors for the City of Berkeley began a long-awaited project to re-route the drainage of the Fountain at The Circle from the city’s storm drains to the sanitary sewer. This changeover is required by state law, and will put the fountain in compliance for the first time since the law began requiring it....

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March 11 | Public Meeting: Improvements on The Circle and Walk

Friends and neighbors: Please mark your calendars for Saturday, March 18, at 10 a.m. That’s the time and date of a community meeting the city parks department is holding to discuss some proposed improvements around The Circle and possibly along Fountain Walk. The meeting, which may run two hours, will take place at the North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst...

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February 3 | SATURDAY – COME VOLUNTEER

This Saturday 4 February is the first Saturday of the month. The weather is predicted to include scattered showers, however I still plan to show up, since we were rained out in January. I want to thank two of the Fountain Board members, Steve Weindel and Jim Reynolds, for sharing the role of Volunteer Coordinator, as I will be stepping...

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January 4 | THIS SATURDAY IS CANCELLED!!! Join us Friday instead

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Thank you for all of your many hours of volunteering in 2016 to help keep the fountain and the surrounding area looking great! I appreciate it, and I know that the community thanks us! This Saturday 7 January is the first Saturday of the month. Unfortunately, the weather forecast for both Saturday and Sunday is RAIN! THIS...

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December 2 | MAINTENANCE, DECORATING AT THE FOUNTAIN

Neighbors: Today (Friday, Dec. 2), a crew from the City of Berkeley is scheduled to carry out some maintenance on the Fountain at The Circle, which may include draining much of the water out and refilling it. As our neighborhood volunteer organization has stated many times during our drought-challenged times, we and the city do all we can not to remove...

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November 30 | SATURDAY – COME VOLUNTEER

This Saturday 3 December is the first Saturday of the month. The weather should be fine! We plan to decorate for the holidays. A small group of us will begin putting up the garland and lights about 8am. The neighborhood kids will arrive about 9am to adorn the bears. Please feel free to invite your friends/neighbors/children to join in the...

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November 19 | City Honors FOFW’s Sara and Harvard Holmes

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, the Berkeley City Council honored longtime Friends of the Fountain and Walk leaders Sara and Harvard Holmes (pictured at center in the photo above) with an official proclamation, praising the couple for their years of dedication to FOFW and the community. The proclamation, put forward by District 5 Councilmember Laurie Capitelli and signed by the entire...

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November 12 | WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

VOLUNTEER WEB PERSON/MEDIA GURU We are seeking a person who is interested in volunteering to help us with our website. We use WordPress, so, given the account and password, most people with some computer experience can compose pages and submit blogs. For more complicated situations, we have a volunteer web designer who designed and set up our website. We need...

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November 2 | SATURDAY – COME VOLUNTEER

This Saturday 5 November is the first Saturday of the month. The weather should be fine! Volunteers will be meeting at 1992 Los Angeles at 9am to maintain the landscaping around the Fountain and on Fountain Walk. Come and join us! For those of you who are joining us for the first time, feel free to bring any favorite gloves...

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October 6 | Politics and the Fountain at The Circle

Friends and neighbors: Just a quick note to address a question that has arisen in some people’s minds regarding an image that appears on campaign signage for District 5 council candidate Sophie Hahn. The image, set inside a label that reads “Authentic, Local, Berkeley,” is a representation of the Fountain at The Circle, our lovely Northbrae landmark and the focal...

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