The St. James Caring Center is now using a grant-funded warehouse and resource center near the facility, which provides additional space for storage as well as a place to upcycle donated furniture and to teach students practical skills. Caring Center Director Nancy Montgomery said the facility is working out great and anticipates it will meet the community needs for years.
Cold weather didn’t keep racers from attending the second annual Tiger Trot on November 26. The event, which raises money to provide gifts for student during the holidays, drew approximately 150 people, double the number from last year.
Registration for city winter sports and activities is open now for a variety of age groups. Most activities will be held in January, but sign ups can be completed for those wanting to ensure a spot. Activities are sponsored by the St. James Parks and Recreation Department.
The annual St. James Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade will take place this Saturday, December 3, and the community is invited to line up the parade route to view this year’s event. This year’s theme will be “Your Favorite Christmas Movie” and the Chamber is still accepting entries for the evening.
A sewer leak in the roadway was reported on Anna Street Monday due to a failing force main, which pushes wastewater up the steep hill before transporting it to the wastewater treatment facility. Alliance Water Resources, which the city contracts for water and sewer services, have begun to investigate the issue and will be making repairs soon.