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August 13, 2013

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Aug-15-13 2:59 AM

slickthedryfly - 7:52 AM

"or use the pool property to celebrate the founding of Little League Baseball with their own Museum."

What happened to the Little League Museum on Rt 15, (ABOVE the ball park)? Last time I was there, it was quite nice.

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Aug-14-13 9:36 AM

The Museum is interesting, however, how many kids do you think will spend a significant amount of time? What happened to basketball at the Salvation Army? How about something akin to the Police Athletic Leagues, but not expect only officers to step up in engage in sports with younger males. We do need a way to engage people rather than rolling our eyes and wishing they would just vanish. That's not going to happen.

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Aug-13-13 1:46 PM

I still think a girls/boys club is a good idea. Year round use.Lots of empty bldgs. in town. Exempt taxes for donation of use. Get college const. students to retrofit.Maybe habitat could help with materials.Staff with parents/ volunteers. Charge a sm. membership fee per kid to cover ins., utilities cost.Small cost to the city.Huge benefit to the kids.

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Aug-13-13 12:33 PM

Sounds like socialism - spread the lights around. Put up lights on your own property if you feel insecure.

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Aug-13-13 8:45 AM

The biggest problem is the lack of funding to do everything everyone wants. Ideally, a community would have not just summer activities, but year round activities for the youth. These activities wouldn't have to be expensive and parents would be involved to help provide the services and to help offset the cost. But, that is an idyllic world in which we do not live.

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Aug-13-13 8:13 AM

Slick, in all seriousness, that Museum idea, I really like that.

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Aug-13-13 7:52 AM

Don't deceive the city into tearing down a whole neighborhood, so you can end up giving away that property to another bed buddy. This is not the tetter-totter, sandbox world we grew up in. Parks and recreation people need to get off their butts and be more creative, maybe turn Memorial Park into something else or use the pool property to celebrate the founding of Little League Baseball with their own Museum.

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