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Keith
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Oct 06, 2022
In Village Events & Meetings
Oktoberfest in the Village returns tomorrow, Thur Oct 6, from 5:00 - 9:00 at The Hut. The beer is already cold, the food will be cooked fresh and hot, the weather looks like it will be perfect, the live music will be great, and the parking will be...limited. If possible, we recommend walking or using a ride-sharing service. If you plan to drive, here are a few suggestions for where you might find parking. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!
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Keith
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Sep 16, 2022
In News & Updates
Museum Day is a one-day event in which participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. Participants are allowed to download one ticket per email address. The ticket provides free general admission on Saturday, September 17, 2022, for two people. Please check individual museums’ websites for Covid-19 protocols, as requirements vary by location. View local museums that are participating: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/search/?q=&around_zip=&latitude=38.6509685&longitude=-121.2655997&
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Keith
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Board Member
Sep 16, 2022
In News & Updates
Come safely dispose of your confidential information at HART's 2nd annual mobile shredding event!
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Keith
Board Member
Board Member
Sep 14, 2022
In News & Updates
Dear Friends, We encourage you to take a moment and complete the short survey to help the Fair Oaks Parks District’s Arts & Entertainment Division bring more art programming to our community. The survey is an effort to better understand what type of art classes, workshops, and creative engagement activities you and your family might be interested in attending. With your help, they will be able to create new Arts Programming for January 2023 and beyond. Questions? Please feel free to contact: Danielle Whitmore dwhitmore@forpd.org 916-241-3819 Thank you in advance for participating!
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Keith
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Board Member
Sep 01, 2022
In News & Updates
The Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District is developing goals and strategies to make Fair Oaks more livable and support people of all ages, and they need your input. Please use this link to take a very brief survey on the most pressing needs and programs you want to see.
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Keith
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Board Member
Sep 01, 2022
In News & Updates
FOVEC, along with local property, business owners, and concerned citizens, have been contacting the County for several weeks regarding the cars parked in the lot across from the North end of the Village. We believe these cars violate several County codes, and the owner didn't seek permission before acting. As a local business owner who was delayed by several months trying to get permits from the County, it appears they prefer the ask forgiveness approach to the get permission approach. What do you think? See Principal Planner Chris Pahule's latest reply below. Thanks for your email. I was in the Village last weekend, so I was able to take a look at the property and the issues you highlighted. The property owner has applied for a research request to determine the legality of car parking and storage on 7953 Winding Way. We will be completing our analysis within the next few days, and if you’d like, we can send you a copy of the determination. Best regards, Chris Pahule, Principal Planner Planning and Environmental Review 827 7th Street, Room 225, Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 874-4447 (direct)|(916) 397-0642 (mobile) For zoning inquiries, e-mail: sacplan@saccounty.net www.per.saccounty.net
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Keith
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Board Member
Aug 31, 2022
In News & Updates
On today's Live Update, we meet Danielle Whitmore, the new Arts director for the Park District. Get a live tour of the construction site and learn about some of the changes in the clubhouse. Hear from community partners about volunteer needs for this year's Chicken Festival. And talk about creating a vision for what we want Fair Oaks to be like in 2030. You can play the full video on YouTube using this link. To review the presentation material, click here. For questions or comments, use the box below.
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Keith
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Board Member
Aug 23, 2022
In Fair Oaks Volunteer Central
We are so EGGCITED to be hosting the 17th annual Fair Oaks Chicken Festival on Saturday, September 17th, from 12 pm-6 pm at Fair Oaks Park. Due to construction in the Village of Fair Oaks, the event will be held at Fair Oaks Park. But do not despair; the traditional event you know and love will still be well represented with some new festivities mixed in. Enjoy live music, craft & domestic beers, food trucks, a kid’s park, a cluck n crow contest, vendors, great chickens (wooden), and more! As you can see, we still have lots happening on the 17th for the annual Chicken Festival, and we could use your help to make this event a great success for the community! Please follow the link below to sign up for a shift and complete the volunteer application. Volunteer Application - Click Here If you have any questions, please reach out to Nick Davison at ndavison@forpd.org
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Keith
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Board Member
Aug 20, 2022
In News & Updates
The County has designated $7.5 million for the Sacramento County Small Business & Nonprofit Grant Program, funded with a portion of the County’s American Rescue Plan Act allocation. The Program aims to provide grants to eligible small business and nonprofit organizations that have experienced direct financial impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related health and safety restrictions. Eligible applicants may qualify for grants of $10,000 in one-time financial assistance. The application period for the Program opens today, July 5, 2022, and remains open until August 31, 2022. Please visit the Program website at www.sac4smallbiz.org for more information and the complete list of eligibility requirements.

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Keith
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Board Member
Aug 20, 2022
In News & Updates
Sacramento County is launching the third round of grant funding for microbusiness owners who may have missed an opportunity to apply for a $2,500 grant in the first round. Applications for the Sacramento County Microbusiness Grant Program will be accepted from June 20 until October 1. (Or until all funds are committed). Applications will be reviewed and funded in the order that they are received. You can receive grants of $2,500 that do not need to be repaid. To qualify, a micro business must receive less than $50,000 in gross revenue annually and have fewer than five full-time employees. An eligible business must also have been in operation by the end of 2019. Click the link for more info. https://sac4micro.org/
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Keith
Board Member
Board Member
Aug 01, 2022
In News & Updates
With so many volunteer organizations in Fair Oaks, it can be hard to know where to volunteer your time. While we hope you will share some of it with FOVEC, another great organization that deserves your attention is the Fair Oaks Historical Society. Therefore, we are happy to share their latest Newsletter where you can learn more about the organization and a bit of history about Fair Oaks!
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Keith
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Board Member
Jul 28, 2022
In Village Events & Meetings
Last night we celebrated the successful transition of Music at Mike's to Vibes in the Village. Back in March, we started doing lawn concerts on Mike Aho's front lawn to bring neighbors and visitors together in Fair Oaks Village for music, friendship and to help our local business owners. Since then, hundreds of people have enjoyed live music each month at one or more of these events. Earlier this month, we lost Mike's lawn as a venue, so we moved the event to the Fair Oaks Coffee House and Deli and changed the name, but the live music and goals remain the same. We hope to see you at next month's event!
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Keith
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Board Member
Jul 21, 2022
In News & Updates
The new Library isn't in the Village, but we think it is a vital part of our community, and they are asking for our help to expand the "Library of Things." The Library of Things allows patrons to check out household tools, musical instruments, and more! Click the link below to share your thoughts on this community survey.
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Keith
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Board Member
Jul 12, 2022
In Village Events & Meetings
If you haven't made it to one of our lawn concerts in the Village that we call Music at Mike's, then use the link below now to RSVP and enjoy DD James on Wednesday, July 27th. These free concerts are brought to you by FOVEC as a way to bring friends, new and old, into the Village for an evening of music, friendship, and fun. Some of the more common questions we get... Are there any limitations on what we can bring? No restriction on what you can bring (assuming it is legal), and we encourage you to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Will there be food trucks there or similar? No food trucks, as we hope our guests will stop by our local restaurants for to-go meals as they help support these events. We will have wine, beer, soda, and water available at the event. Should make a donation? The event is free and open to the public. Any donation is appreciated, as it helps cover the cost of putting this event on. Do I need to register in advance? Advanced registration is not required, but is always appreciated! A short music clip by DD James...
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Keith
Board Member
Board Member
Jul 12, 2022
In News & Updates
Love them or hate them, everyone in Fair Oaks talks about our chickens, and recently many have noticed their numbers have declined. The truth is chickens have a relatively short lifespan, and the number of chickens in the Village has gone up and down many times over the years I have lived here. I am also happy to report, based on having coffee in the Village yesterday, you can still find our believed chickens if you take the time to look😀
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Keith
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Board Member
Jul 08, 2022
In Village Events & Meetings
Barry Brown, one of the original founders of FOVEC, passed away on May 18th. On Saturday, July 16th, his family will hold a "Celebration of Life" at the family home. What: Celebration of Life for Barry Brown Where: 4441 New York Avenue, Fair Oaks When: Saturday, July 16th at 11:00 AM To learn more about his remarkable life, see one of our many stories about Barry: https://www.oldfairoaksvillage.com/post/barry-brown-taught-us-to-look-over-the-edge https://www.oldfairoaksvillage.com/home/news-updates/we-announce-the-passing-of-our-dear-friend-barry-brown https://www.oldfairoaksvillage.com/post/spotlight-on-barry-brown
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Keith
Board Member
Board Member
Jul 07, 2022
In Village Events & Meetings
Last night, many of your friends and neighbors joined us for a conversation about the future of Fair Oaks Village. Fifteen years ago, a similar group came together to create the Fair Oaks Village Enhancement Committee resulting in a Vision that has brought millions of dollars of improvement to our community. With much of the original Vision already realized and all that has happened over the last 15 years, it is time for a new Vision. To learn more and join the conversation, RSVP now for our next Village Live Update or contact any FOVEC Board Member.
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Keith
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Board Member
Jul 02, 2022
In News & Updates
Check out our Parks and Recreation Month Calendar and follow along for a whole month of recreation opportunities!
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Keith
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Jul 02, 2022
In News & Updates
FOCAP Fair Oaks Community ACTION Partnerships Minutes (not in order of speaking) from Wednesday, June 29th, 2022 Christy Wallace, of Fair Oaks Community Garden, Hosting at the Garden Attendees: Keith Walter, FOVEC and FOFLA Scott Evans, Meraki Mike Aho, FORPD Pete Schroeder, Rotary Christy Wallace, Fair Oaks Community Garden 4:00 Pete’s Welcome & Introductions · Sac. County. Supervisor Chief of Staff - Vanessa - Absent · FORPD – Mike Aho § Week after next, begins the first round of interviews for the new position of Arts & Entertainment Manager. They have an incredibly qualified batch of applicants and are excited about getting this person on board. § Concerts in the Park events now allow food and drink to be brought inside the fenced boundaries, just no glass containers. Dogs are still not allowed although they are welcome outside the fencing. The change was due to many complaints, reduced attendance and few in-area food and drink sales on the event nights. § Village Park Construction news: Work has begun. Grubbing (removing the grass) is underway. The Park staff will be hand watering the trees for the entire construction duration. The Theater is being worked on, too. A few rows of bench seats are being taken out to make for ADA accommodations. § Completion of entire project, current estimate, by December 2023. § Planned for October (date to be determined) is a very upscale fine-dining dinner to be held outdoors at the Horticulture Center and it will also involve the Fair Oaks Community Garden. Big money sponsors are being solicited for help. The funds raised will be earmarked for spectacular, upgraded lighting for Christmas in the Village. · Chamber – Absent but sent in news: § Progressive Dinner on July 6th § Food Truck Mania & Classic Car show at Fair Oaks Park on July 7th § The Honorary Mayor’s Race is running until Sept 30th. They each have events going on to raise money for the community. Candidates: 1. Dr. Elizabeth Swan OD 2. Jen Rogers, designee 3. Wesley Collins, Financial Planner, designee § Chamber is “looking for any group, business, schools, churches, organizations, etc. – if they are planning on doing some type of event in December, we want to add it to our Christmas in Fair Oaks event. There is a form to be filled out on the Chamber website. We are looking for things to do for the community in December. We want to fill the calendar again with 3 days of activities.” Please contact the Chamber by email at: info@fairoakschamber.com · Inner Wheel - absent · FOFLA – Per Keith, is in “maintenance mode” due to lack of opportunity to sell ice cream at the Concerts in the Park. · Women’s Thursday Club - Absent · F.O. Historical Society – Per Pete, FOHS is giving out walking tour info but are considering a better brochure for those who want to see the historical sites. The building is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. · American Legion/VFW – Absent Per Pete, Sandy Seddon-Rice (our FOCAP attendee!) is now president of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary. · FOWD Per Mike Aho: The Water District is about to break ground on replacement of the water main which now runs under the Park grounds in the village. It will be rerouted, and traffic will be disrupted on the streets affected near the clubhouse (likely Main, California and Temescal streets). Current estimate of completion is by July 7th. During this work, businesses will be open, and sidewalks will be accessible. · F. O. Library - absent Per Pete, Thom Gruneisen has been promoted to a regional position and the new manager is in place. The new supervisor is Greg Freeman (gfreemen@saclibrary.org). He is on leave currently, but per Thom, we will be seeing him at FOCAP soon. Our next FOCAP meeting, 7.27.22 at 4:00pm, will be hosted by the F. O. Library! · F.O. Cemetery District § Memorial Day Ceremony was well-attended. Supervisor Rich Desmond was the one dignitary who attended. General attendance was excellent. Next year will be “normal.” 🤞 § The District is looking for more land for expansion. Anyone with possible leads can contact the District office. · F. O. Community Gardens Per Christy: § The Garden has had 3 gardeners recently vacate their spots (one involuntarily, two voluntarily) and those on the waiting list of about 7 people, are being contacted. § Vegetable deliveries to the Fair Oaks Food Bank on San Juan have begun. We have over 100 tomato plants coming into full production. Peppers, squash, beans and potatoes are also coming along nicely. § F. O. Community Gardens Ø After meeting notes from Christy: The ground squirrel population has exploded and is devastating the garden, with those closest to the squirrel condominium in the maintenance yard being especially hard hit. · F. O. Theatre Festival performing at the Orangevale Grange: · Rotary Club of F. O. Per Pete: § The Rotary Club sponsors 3 international exchange students and always needs to find host families and nearby high schools who wish to house and teach these visitors. The application process is lengthy so although they have filled this coming school year’s spots, they are taking applications for the 2023-24 year. To apply, please contact John Carr goldrivercarr@icloud.com. The club also sponsors one local student’s year abroad. Meraki is encouraged to offer a high school spot. § Rotary also has a mentor program going with Meraki (see Meraki’s news for more on that…) · Rollingwood – absent Per Pete: The owners of Rollingwood gifted the Athletic Club to the YMCA. Per Mike, the Y has a track record of acquiring facilities like this and does a good job, has experience and the wherewithal. It usually keeps most of the existing programs (like competitive tennis and swimming teams) and adds things like more kids’ classes and daycare. Already the Club is converting some of its courts to pickleball courts to better align itself with the community’s burgeoning interest in that sport. · SJUSD – absent · FOOV Food Bank - Absent Per Pete: The Barn still has not been granted a permit so cannot be put into service. The recipients are numbering 40-60 families each Friday and although there are more volunteering groups helping, the line of cars can extend far down the street. The Food Bank needs more food – see flyer below… · Meraki H. S. Per Scott: § Meraki staff and student body are happy to be on campus 5 days a week versus 3 during the height of the pandemic. § KCRA recently did a 6-8 minute news item showcasing Meraki’s beekeeping. After that, their shed was broken into and 5 protective suits stolen. They are working with the Sacramento Area Beekeeper’s Association and have hopes of SABA’s donation of replacement suits. § Meraki had ordered three Tuff Sheds to provide needed additional storage. They were to be delivered unassembled so the students could build them, but they arrived on the last day of this year’s school year! The new sheds will be built when the students return for the new year. § The Rotary Club Mentor program for interns and mentors from the student body at Meraki needs more Mentors! Contact Steve or Pete. Ø Interns: Need 5-10 placements in daytime internships 1-2 days per week, September through December to start. If any business or non-profit is looking for a volunteer assistant/intern, please contact Scott with their needs and he will do his best to match up students like he loves to do. Ø Mentors needed: Meetings are 1 per month at Meraki High School during the school day for 1 hour and the Mentor should provide additional communication surrounding project support. All are welcome to find out more about Mentoring at Meraki. Please fill out this interest form: https://forms.gle/k95zewZKJNerePxJ9 · FOVEC – Per Keith: § 3 topics: Ø Board meeting Wednesday, July 8th at 5 pm in the upstairs the community room at the Brahma restaurant. Ø Music at Mike’s, Wednesday, July 27th. The first one was June 22nd and the music was great! Per Mike, it’s more about creating community than fundraising, with a $10 fee to cover the entertainment. Ø Each month, on the last Wednesday of the month, a live update on current Fair Oaks events, is streamed via: FOVEC’s website, www.oldfairoaksvillage.com, its youTube channel at https://youtu.be/UVti7Sx0MnM and on its Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/fovec1 Next Fair Oaks Village Live Update Jul 27, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Online Zoom Event The best place to know what's happening in Fair Oaks Village and share your ideas! 4:59 — Adjourn Next Meeting: July 27th, 2022 Location: F. O. Library
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Keith
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Board Member
Jun 24, 2022
In News & Updates
By Chris Highsmith (thanks to the Fair Oaks Historical Society for sharing) Below are some news articles about the scarlet fever epidemic in Fair Oaks in the year 1911. (Sacramento Bee; Feb 28, 1911) Because of the sickness of two children in the family of F. M. Woods, which the local physicians have pronounced scarlet fever, the public schools will be closed for one week. Miss Marie Furgeson, principal of the schools, will spend the week with relatives at Redding, while the primary teacher, Miss Lucile Trezise will remain in Fair Oaks at the home of J. E. Holst. (Sacramento Bee; March 9, 1911) The local Post Office, of which L. M. Shelton is Postmaster, was placed under quarantine this morning by R. M. Bramhall. William Watson, the 14 year old grandson of the Postmaster, is ill of scarlet fever. After fumigation, the mail now in the Post Office will be distributed from the McMurray building across the street from the Post Office. (Sacramento Bee, April 12, 1911) Nearly every home in Fair Oaks where there are small children is quarantined on the account of an epidemic of scarlet fever. As yet no cases have proved fatal, and one is considered serious. The attendance at school is small which will have a material effect on the school apportionment under the school census law.
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