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How did you celebrate Neighbor Appreciation Day?

February 14th, 2012 by master

Over the weekend we received an email about Neighbor Appreciation Day from new Maple Leaf resident Micah confirming what long-time neighbors have known for years: This community rocks. Micah tells us:

We live on 85th and 5th NE. We moved in three months ago and have already benefited a great deal from this website.

We recently saw a post on this site and the green lake site about Neighbor Appreciation Day and thought that it would be a good opportunity to have an open house to meet our neighbors and develop more community in our place of town. We made invites and walked them to neighbors. The turn out was great. Over 20 people packed into our house for a potluck style open house. What a great time! We even put together a neighborhood contact list.

Thanks so much for the great idea! This neighborhood rocks and so does this webpage!

Thanks Micah, and congratulations on the great turnout! Does anybody else have Neighbor Appreciation Day stories to share?

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Census workers to start in-person visits Saturday

April 30th, 2010 by master

On Saturday, the U.S. Census Bureau will begin in-person visits to households that did not return their 2010 Census Form.

Census workers will wear a Department of Commerce badge and carry a black bag with the official U.S. Census Bureau logo. They will ask basic questions such as names, birth dates and race of everyone living in the house as of April 1. They will not ask questions about immigration status, or request bank account or credit card information.

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that 74 percent of all Washington households mailed back the forms; that’s 2 percentage points higher than the national average. About 11,000 census workers will fan out across our state for the next two months, usually on weekends and early evenings to catch people at home.

Census information is used to accurately apportion congressional district seats, and determines how hundreds of billions of federal dollars are distributed.

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