Funeral Arrangements for Aaron Masterson

MSCA Community,
Aaron’s family expects a very large gathering of family, friends, classmates, coworkers, and neighbors Aaron’s service.  Due to the large numbers expected, the funeral will not take place at Monte Sano United Methodist Church due to the limited capacity of people we can seat in the sanctuary.  Cove Church and First Baptist  have graciously offered use of their buildings for the visitation and the service.

The visitation will take place this Friday night from 6-8 PM at Cove Church (Hampton Cove campus – 366 Old Highway 431), and the Celebration of Life service will be held at First Baptist Church on Governor’s Drive on Saturday morning at 10 AM in the main sanctuary. In lieu of flowers, donations in Aaron’s honor can be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – http://bit.ly/AaronsArmy.

The extended Masterson family wants to thank everybody for their prayers, thoughts, calls, texts, food, cleaning and so much more. Aaron shined the light of Christ brightly, and that light continues to shine through each one of you. Please continue to lift up our family in prayer as we walk through the next few days, weeks and months. We love you and thank God for each one of you.

There is also a GoFundMe and Meal Sign-up.

Fall Leaves and Driving Advisory

We’ve had 11 reports of people having brake problems and sliding going down the backside of Monte Sano and especially at the intersection at Fearn and Lookout.  Apparently with leaves, warm weather and rain, braking is a problem and newer cars with safety features in brakes are reacting appropriately but results are unexpected and never before experienced by drivers.  More than one resident has taken their car to a repair shop to get things looked at and several had almost hard their cars towed to shops to check out concerns.   Take this as a community wide note to be mindful and extra careful with your driving, speed, and walking during this especially difficult season.

2017-2018 MSCA Directories Available at Lil’ Green Store

The 2018-2019 MSCA Directory is now available and are once again being distributed with help from Anna Byrne and the Lil’ Green Store. Check out their website at https://thelittlegreenstore.net/ for hours of operation. They have the current membership list available. You can also request car stickers for any new vehicles as well as take care of any membership dues ($20 for two years) that may be behind or you wish to get ahead on for next year. Lastly, additional directories are $10.

MSCA Fall Potluck and Directory Distribution Oct 10, 2017 at State Park Lodge

Monte Sano Civic Association Potluck
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017
Gather – 6pm
Dinner – 6:30
Program – 7:00

Come enjoy your neighbors as we share a meal and hear from Delia Siegrist on the latest news and activities of the Monte Sano Village organization. There are several areas where residents have misinformation and misunderstandings about exactly what the village is, how it is organized and how it is different from other organizations that offer services to seniors, mainly. Delia will address some of these in her light hearted and informative way and take questions about others that may come up.

Also, the 2018-2019 MSCA Directory is now available and will begin distribution at the meeting so come at 6. You can also request car stickers for any new to you vehicles as well as take care of any membership dues that may be behind or you wish to get ahead on for next year.

See you all Tuesday.

From the City of Huntsville, Summer Bug Spraying Program to Begin

City of Huntsville NEWS RELEASE

5/16/17

 

The Vector Control Division of the Madison County Health Department will begin operating mosquito fog trucks in Huntsville on May 17, 2017.  Planned locations for fog trucks are posted on our web page at www.huntsvilleal.gov/vectorcontrol by 5:00 p.m. of each fogging day. Fog trucks run weekdays from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., except for state holidays.  Our web page also displays the last time an address was fogged and how many times it has been fogged during the mosquito season.

 

Please keep in mind that fog trucks cannot operate in unfavorable weather conditions. High wind, extreme heat, and rain can limit fogging capability. The fog trucks should not be your only method of protection from mosquito bites. Breeding mosquitoes on your property will limit the effectiveness of the fog truck.

 

Please practice the THREE D’s of mosquito bite prevention- Drain, Dress, and Defend:

  • Drain:  Twice a week, remove or drain any items holding even a small amount of standing water to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes, including pet dishes, tarps, buckets, tires, wheelbarrows, potted plants, corrugated pipes, and children’s wading pools and toys;
    • Clean out gutters and repair any water leaks;
    • Check for standing water around air conditioner;
    • If possible, fill tree holes with expandable foam;
    • Scrub out bird baths and flower pot dishes to remove mosquito eggs;
    • Check storm shelters for standing water;
    • Do not overwater lawns as this can result in mosquito breeding on your property and in ditches from runoff;
    • Apply a mosquito larvicide to swimming pools and skimmers with standing water to prevent adult mosquitoes from emerging.  These products can be purchased at local retailers that carry pesticides or online. If you need assistance with larvicide, please contact our office.  A pool that is not going to be used this year should be properly covered (to prevent mosquito breeding, the pool and skimmer must be tightly covered so that mosquitoes cannot enter to lay eggs);
    • Please use this checklist to assist in inspecting your yard and get the kids involved for a fun family activity! (http://adph.org/mosquito/assets/MosquitoInspectionChecklistResidents.pdf)
  • Dress:  Wear light-colored, tightly woven, loose-fitting clothing, including long-sleeved shirt and long pants with socks and shoes;
  • Defend:  Properly apply insect repellent with EPA-registered active ingredients such as DEET, picaridin, IR3535, or oil of lemon-eucalyptus/PMD. Apply sunscreen first, then insect repellent. Follow all label instructions. EPA-registered insect repellents are safe for use by pregnant women.

Zika virus

At this time, all cases of Zika virus in Alabama were related to travel and not associated with a bite from a local mosquito. Even if they do not feel sick, travelers returning from areas where Zika virus is being spread by local mosquitoes should take steps to prevent mosquito bites for 3 weeks so they do not spread Zika to local mosquitoes that could spread the virus to other people. Pregnant women, women trying to get pregnant, and their partners should follow all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations. For the most up-to-date information regarding Zika virus, please go to www.cdc.gov/zika.

 

For additional information regarding mosquito control, please go to www.huntsvilleal.gov/vectorcontrol.

If you are experiencing a mosquito problem, please call (256) 532-1916 or email Cheryl.Clay@adph.state.al.us. Please let us know if you would like us to come talk to your community about the prevention of mosquito-borne diseases.

The Little Green Store Upcoming Events

2016 EVENTS

November 17th

Maggie Little art exhibit and reception

maggie-little-flyer 

November 22nd

Jingle and Mingle

December 1st

Conor O’Brien art exhibit and reception 

2017 Events

March 2nd

Karen Rouse art exhibit and reception 

April 6th

Lucy Thomas art exhibit and reception

July 6th

Rebekah Bynum art exhibit and reception

August 3rd

Clayton Bass art exhibit and reception 

September 7th

Sanctuary Artist art exhibit and reception

December 7th

Curtis Benzle art exhibit and reception 

Rain Barrel Workshop July 14, 2016

A rain barrel workshop is being held this Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 5-6 p.m. at the Monte Sano State Park Lodge.  The workshop will provide a lot of helpful information on how to help conserve water especially during a drought.  Rain barrels are $40.00 each. Please contact Soos Weber to reserve one or two rain barrels at 256-539-3747.  See attached flyer.

Rail Barrel FlyerRain Barrrel Pic

Mosquito Fog Trucks Begin May 18, 2016

The Vector Control Division of the Madison County Health Department will begin operating mosquito fog trucks in Huntsville on May 18, 2016.  Planned locations for fog trucks are posted on our web page at www.huntsvilleal.gov/vectorcontrol by 5:00 p.m. of each fogging day. Fog trucks run weekdays from 7:00 p.m. to midnight. Our web page also displays the last time an address was fogged and how many times it has been fogged during the mosquito season.

Please keep in mind that fog trucks cannot operate in unfavorable weather conditions. High wind, extreme heat, and rain can limit fogging capability. The fog trucks should not be your only method of protection from mosquito bites.  Breeding mosquitoes on your property will limit the effectiveness of the fog truck.

Please practice the THREE D’s of mosquito bite prevention- Drain, Dress, and Defend:

  • Drain:  Empty and scrub out water containers at least twice a week;
  • Dress:  Wear long sleeves, long pants, and light-colored, loose-fitting clothing if you are outdoors while mosquitoes are active;
  • Defend:  Properly apply an EPA-registered insect repellent such as DEET, picaridin, IR3535, or oil of lemon-eucalyptus.

For additional information, please visit:  www.huntsvilleal.gov/vectorcontrol.

To view the official news release, click Vector Control News Release

Attention Master Gardeners

If you are interested in working on a beautification project on the stone marker at the corner of Monte Sano Blvd. and Panorama, please contact Connie Burns at 256-536-3634 or cocopop@knology.net.