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City of Moscow and Safe Routes to School celebrate National Bike Day with Fill the Racks

City of Moscow and Safe Routes to School celebrate National Bike Day with Fill the Racks

 

The City of Moscow and the Safe Routes to School (SR2S) program are encouraging students to bike or roll to school on Wednesday, May 6th 2015 for Fill the Racks! a celebration of National Bike to School Day.

 

Moscow Farmers Market back for the season May 2

Moscow Farmers Market back for the season May 2

 

 

The Moscow Farmers Market will officially open for the season on Saturday May 2nd. The market takes place on Main Street and in Friendship Square in Downtown Moscow.

 

The market runs from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. May through October and features live music, fresh local produce, homemade baked goods, specialty food items, nursery plants, flowers, and handmade crafts.

 

This Saturday the Market will feature local artist Rob McPherson. McPherson was the winner of the 2015 Moscow Farmers poser contest, and will be at the city tent (located by the clock tower in friendship square) from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to sign posters.

 

The Moscow Tree Commission will be located next to the City tent from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to hand out free tree seedlings and information related to the Tree Commission.

 

Early risers can also enjoy a Tai Chi warm up from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. by the play structure in Friendship Square.

 

WSU Grad students to host community outdoor science day April 25

WSU Grad students to host community outdoor science day April 25

 

Washington State University's Department of Entomology and Biology Graduate Student Association will co-host a free science education event for all ages on Saturday April 25 at Virgil Phillips Farm Park north of Moscow Idaho.

 

The free event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event will include bird, mammal, and insect displays, nature themed crafts, catch and release for birds and amphibians, and wild yeast collection for brewers and bakers.

 

Hikes will also be led around the park, where participants will have the opportunity to identify local plants and collect insects. Everyone is welcome to join, and more information can be found on the event's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1643062295923157/.

Moscow Mayor's 2015 Earth Day Awards now seeking nominations

Moscow Mayor's 2015 Earth Day Awards now seeking nominations

 

The City of Moscow is seeking nominations for the Mayor's 2015 Earth Day Awards. The awards recognize Moscow residents for activities conductive to environmental sustainability.

 

Categories include individuals, businesses, students/schools, non-profits/service, organizations/government, building/development, green visionaries (long range environmental objectives), and green neighbors (from nearby communities.

 

The concept of the Mayor's award was set forth in 2006 to acknowledge and encourage sustainable practices throughout the city. Earth Day has been celebrated throughout the world on April 22nd each year since its inception in 1970.

 

Nominations should include the names of both the nominator and nominee, contact information for both, and a brief description of why the nominee is worthy of the recognition.

 

New Moscow Thursdays to complement Vandal Fridays

New Moscow Thursdays to complement Vandal Fridays

 

The streets of downtown Moscow will be extra welcoming to visitors during the first-ever Moscow Thursday events set to take place on March 26th and April 7th from 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

 

These events are designed to compliment the University of Idaho Vandal Fridays. The entire community of Moscow, including current students at the University, is invited to participate in welcoming potential students and their families. Live music will be played by Henry C. and the Willards on March 26th and by The Working Poor on April 2nd.

 

Each event will feature warm lentil chili and specials offered by Moscow's downtown business community.

 

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers to be Keynote Speaker at Girl Scouts Leadership Luncheon

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers to be Keynote Speaker at Girl Scouts Leadership Luncheon

 

Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho (GSEWNI) announced Wednesday that Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers will be the keynote speaker for their annual Spokane Community Leadership Luncheon. The event will take place on Friday, March 27th at noon at the Spokane Convention Center located at 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

 

GSEWNI Community Leadership events, held in many communities throughout the Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho region, feature an engaging leader who is a role model for all Girl Scouts. The annual fundraising event in Spokane celebrates the impact of Girl Scouting on girls and young women in the community.

Moscow selected as top retirement destination by Where to Retire magazine

Moscow selected as top retirement destination by Where to Retire magazine

 

Moscow, ID, has been selected a top retirement destination by Where to Retire magazine. Moscow is one of eight cities profiled in a feature titled “8 Great Small Towns” in the March/April 2015 issue.

 

Where to Retire Editor Annette Fuller said these eight cities, including Moscow, appeal to retirees who want to settle into a slower pace, avoiding crowds and traffic.

 

“These smaller communities offer a laid-back lifestyle with less time constraints, a lower cost of living and even the opportunity to walk to your destination – no cars necessary. There’s no skimping on the basics of daily life, and they have a natural beauty that can’t be found in larger cities," Fuller said. :Each of our towns presents its own personality through a variety of events, festivals, classes, concerts and art exhibitions. Knowing your neighbors and a little small-town politeness also go a long way.”