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LINCOLN AVENUE LANE RESTRICTIONS

Contractor Rieth Riley Construction will be adjusting castings on Lincoln Avenue from the Elkhart river bridge to Greene Road on Wednesday and Thursday, July 11 and 12., 2018. This may cause lane restrictions. If there are lane restrictions, the contractor will provide a flagger to help with traffic.

JULY FIRST FRIDAYS: A CRUISIN’ REUNION

Bring your favorite car downtown or bring a chair to watch cars – it’s the 10th Annual Cruisin’ Reunion.

Cruising begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 6 and continues til 9 p.m. There’s no registration, no fees – just cruising!

On the Courthouse Lawn

  • Starting at 5 p.m.
    Kids! Look for bouncy houses sponsored by Millers Party Rental.
    The First Fridays Taskforce will collect notes of remembrance as well as financial contributions to the Wade K. Branson Scholarship Fund.
  • 6:30 p.m.
    The First Fridays Fashion Show features on-trend looks from local stores on the main stage.
  • 7:30 p.m.
    Take a trip back in time with John, Paul, George, and Ringo! First Friday Outdoor Summer Music Series and 91.1 The Globe present Meet The Beetles on the main stage.

The City of Goshen is a sponsor of First Fridays.

BOIL ORDER: TENTH STREET FROM JEFFERSON TO PURL

On Friday July 6, the water will be shut off at Tenth Street from Jefferson to Purl streets from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to connect a new water main.

In consultation with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, it has
been determined that the water customers in the area noted above should boil their drinking water.

It is recommended that all cooking and drinking water be brought to a complete boil for five minutes before using. Water is safe for showering and flushing the toilets. Please continue to boil all cooking and drinking water until we notify you that it is no longer necessary.

Until we resolve this drinking water problem, we are also asking that you conserve water and only use what is necessary for household and personal needs. We appreciate your cooperation during this time and will update you as necessary until the drinking water problem has been solved. If you have any questions concerning the drinking water problem, please contact the water department at 534.5306.

REMINDER: INDEPENDENCE DAY

All City of Goshen offices will be closed Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

Trash collection services will be delayed by one day after July 4 that week.

NO INTERURBAN TROLLEY OR INTERURBAN TROLLEY ACCESS SERVICE ON JULY 4th, INDEPENDENCE DAY

The Interurban Trolley fixed route service and the Interurban Trolley ADA
Access service will not operate in Elkhart or Goshen on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, due to the
Independence Day holiday.

Please be advised, the ADA Access Dispatch office will be closed from 12:00 PM on Tuesday, July 3, through 10:00 AM on Thursday, July 5, 2018.

ADA Access riders who will be scheduling trips for Thursday, July 5, need to do so by 12:00 PM
(EST) on Tuesday, July 3.

Regular service will resume on Thursday, July 5, 2018.

GOSHEN MUNICIPAL AIRPORT TO HOST R/C AIRCRAFT EVENT

The City of Goshen and the Goshen Municipal Airport will again host the annual Air Supremacy over Goshen remote control aircraft event, which will bring a weekend full of fun activities for everyone in the family.

From Thursday, July 12, to Saturday, July 14, the municipal airport, 17229 Co Rd 42, will be host to more than 250 model aircraft of all sizes. More than 100 radio control craftsmen from all over the Midwest will be in attendance.

Mayor Jeremy Stutsman and Airport Manager Randy Sharkey again encourage the community to this year’s event.

Event coordinator RJ Monroe said he sees this event growing each year and attracting larger crowds.

“With our move to Goshen Airport we have opened the door to become the premier event of its kind in the Midwest and the potential to become national in scope,” he said.

This will be the sixth year that the Air Supremacy event has been held, though it’s the second year it’s been held in Goshen. The show features aircraft from WWI, The Golden Era, WWII, and the classics like the Piper Clubs and military-style turbine jets.

Flying will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event is open to everyone, for just $5 a person. Children under 12, veterans and military enter free of charge. There will be food and hobby vendors. Attendants are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs or blankets.

For more information and an extensive photo gallery, please visit the Air Supremacy over Goshen website at www.flygoshen.com.

INDEPENDENCE DAY

All City of Goshen offices will be closed Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

Trash collection services will be delayed by one day after July 4 that week.

AMERICA’S FREEDOM FEST TO BE HELD JULY 7

Join the community Saturday, July 7 for the annual America’s Freedom Fest, a daylong celebration featuring an airshow and fireworks display. The event will take place at the Goshen Municipal Airport, 17229 CR 42,

Gates for the show open at 11 a.m. Warbirds will be on display throughout the afternoon for those interested in looking at them up close. Food trucks and booths will also be available throughout the day.

The airshow starts at 5:30 p.m. This year’s airshow will include Shockwave, the fastest truck in the world; and the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team. The fireworks Spectacular will start at 10 p.m.

Admission tickets and a full schedule are available online by going to americasfreedomfest.org. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Children under the age of 5 and veterans enter free-of-charge with military ID.

2018 marks 24 years since Goshen held its first airshow. Goshen Airport Manager Randy Sharkey said the fireworks display is one of the largest fireworks displays in the Midwest.

“America’s Freedom Fest is one of the largest single day air shows in the country and I am proud to say that Goshen is the host airport for this family friendly event!” Sharkey said.

To purchase tickets, go to americasfreedomfest.org and click on “Buy Tickets!”

INTERURBAN TROLLEY ROUTE DETOURS DURING ELKHART JAZZ FESTIVAL WEEKEND

The Interurban Trolley is announcing multiple detours during the Elkhart Jazz Festival in downtown Elkhart starting at approximately 3:30 PM on Thursday, June 21, 2018, through Saturday, June 23, 2018. The Interurban Trolley will operate on its regular schedule with detours as needed. The routes will operate as indicated below:

Outbound

  • Red Line – Normal fixed route service
  • Yellow Line – Normal fixed route service
  • Orange Line – Left onto 3rd St, left onto Harrison St, right onto Main St, left onto State St, left
    onto Madison St, resume normal route at Waterfall Apartments
  • Blue Line – (also following Jackson River District Phase 1 Detour) right onto 4th St, right onto
    High St, left onto 2nd St, right onto Jackson Blvd, left onto Main St, right onto Beardsley Ave,
    left onto Elkhart Ave, resume normal service at Riverside Apartments

Inbound

  • Red Line – Normal fixed route service
  • Yellow Line – Right onto 3rd St, left onto Harrison St, left onto 2nd St, left onto Franklin St.
  • Orange Line – Left onto Waterfall Dr., right onto Prairie St, right onto Middlebury St,
    straight onto Tyler St, right onto 2nd St, and left onto Franklin St.
    Blue Line – Right onto Jackson Blvd, left onto 3rd St, left onto Harrison St, left onto 2nd St,
    left onto Franklin St.
  • Green Line (Northwest Loop) – (also following the Sherman St. Flooding Detour) from
    Bower Street before the bridge, turn right on Riverside Drive, left on Lexington Ave, right
    onto 3rd St, left onto Harrison St, left onto 2nd St, left onto Franklin St.
  • Green Line (Southwest Loop) – Normal fixed route service

A map of the detours can be found at www.interurbantrolley.com.

JUNE STORMWATER TOOLBOX NEWSLETTER

The Stormwater Rule of Thumb: Only Rain Down the Drain is important for many reasons including keeping nutrients and trash out of our waterways. Find out more in this month’s Stormwater Toolbox Newsletter: http://goshenindiana.org/media/uploads/0/4867_June-2018-Stormwater-Toolbox-Newsletter—Public.pdf