Tossed & Found is going to be holding its third annual Barn Sale on Saturday, May 25. This is the event where one of N. Monroe’s most popular vintage stores closes off its parking lot and opens up its barn. It will run from 9am until 5pm and will be held in the rear parking lot of the building [map].
For the past two years, the Barn Sale has been a cornucopia of all things distressed, vintage, antique, and retro. Some third-party vendors take part and offer their wares in addition to Tossed and Found’s ample selection of furniture, trinkets, books, signs, tools, gewgaws, knickknacks, and nostalgia items.
Oh, and please don’t park at Waffles Plus. They’ll get surly and will tow.
Here are some photos from this year’s Spring Cleanup event on April 27: Thanks go out to Mallory Battista, who snapped all these smiling faces. Any other photographers — hobbyist or pro, it doesn’t matter — who also took some … Continue reading →
RSD has been going since 2007 and has grown into a global event. It’s a chance to show some love to your local record store, where, unlike iTunes and other digital marketplaces, there’s usually some boffin in a faded band T-shirt on hand who knows where to source the complete discography of your favorite artist — including split 7-inches and tour-only EPs.
Here’s what the organizers say about the event itself:
This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances.
In honor of RSD, both major and indie labels tend to offer limited-editon pressings of new or classic albums. Warner Bros., for example, is issuing a deluxe edition of Built to Spill’s Live (2000) and Cream’s Live at the Royal Albert Hall (2005) in addition to RSD-only albums by Iron & Wine, The Flaming Lips, Teagan and Sara, Deftones, and more.
Why is this neighborhood news? Well, Emerson-Garfield has got a great record store on N. Monroe called 4000 Holes (video below) that’s officially taking part in RSD. The Bachelor Pad also sells records, and it’s just up the road from 4000 Holes.
Stop in, get some 180-gram vinyl and a few rare 7″ — and then pick up a turntable from one of the vintage shops if you don’t already have one. 4000 Holes will be featuring live music by Dead Man’s Pants and Gorilla & Rabbit.
As the 2013 planting season gets underway, the Emerson Community Garden is gearing up for its second year. It will be holding a work day on Saturday, April 20 from 1–4pm for all those interested in participating or just stopping by to meet the neighborhood gardeners.
They will be preparing the garden beds for planting as well as doing general spring cleaning. That will involve activities like mowing garden paths, spreading mulch, pulling weeds, installing the garden’s sign, making row signs with plant names, and planting the early crops.
Emerson Community Garden, post-winter. Piles of mulch are heaped just outside the fence.
The Emerson Community Garden is located on at 3209 N. Madison (between W. Alice and W. Dalton) [map]. Annual membership costs $20 per family. That money goes toward supplies like seeds, water, tools, fertilizer and general upkeep.
The ECG is slightly different from some neighborhood gardens in that it’s a collective/family-style garden. Everyone shares in the work, and everyone shares in the produce.
This year the gardeners are looking to make various improvements to the plot. They need a gate and would like to build a shed. Volunteers and donations are needed to make that happen.
Questions? E-mail Paul Kimball at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call him (or Sara) at (509) 863-5133.
Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood will be holding its annual neighborhood-wide Spring Cleanup event on Saturday, April 27 between 9am and 12:30pm. It’s going to be a multi-part garbage harvest that will help you get rid of all different kinds of household waste.
Just like in years past, there will be a roll-off container event at Faith Bible Church [map]. This is the same as we have done in past years, but there are some alterations and additions for 2013.
Here’s what you’ll find there:
“Clean green” and general refuse containers. This includes untainted green waste (e.g., leaves, grass cuttings) and everyday trash. But this year there’s going to be something new: an express lane for cars with small loads, and a separate lane for trucks/trailers with large loads. Both lanes will allow you to drop off either type of waste.
The Salvation Army will be on hand to collect reusable goods and e-cycle items (that is, recyclable electronics such digital cameras and printers).
Metal recycling is new this year. Under this category falls microwaves, stoves, small lawn mowers — which is to say, any 99% metal items with a few tiny non-metal tidbits (but no items with freon or liquids).
Also new is household hazardous waste collection. This will allow you to dispose of many common items in your home or garage (e.g., disinfectants, toilet cleaners, motor oil, antifreeze, fertilizers/pesticides, car batteries, paints, solvents, Fluorescent lights/ bulbs). This will be staffed and managed by a Solid Waste Management employee.
This event needs volunteers! Please sign up now by e-mailing Karl Boldt and requesting either a loading or non-loading task. Loading is exactly what it sounds like: taking stuff and putting it into the respective containers. Non-loading would be responsibilities like traffic control, ID check, or conducting the annual “wants and needs” survey. Volunteers will need to be onsite from 8am to 1pm.
Please note that the Spring Cleanup event is free, and anyone who lives or works (sorry, residents only) in Emerson-Garfield is welcome to drop off garbage.
Also note that there will be a second (equally free) event during the second week of June. And you won’t have to travel further than your front lawn. It will be for curbside pickup of large furniture items such as couches, recliners, mattresses, and similar non-appliance items. These items will need to be registered for pickup beforehand (by May 31) and placed by the curb in front of your house the day before pickup. A city truck with crew will come to registered houses and pick up the registered items.
A dedicated volunteer is needed for this program. This person must be willing to receive phone calls between May 13 and June 14, answer questions, register people, and create and deliver a register list for the city by May 3. Once again, get in touch with Karl Boldt to put your name forward and help out the neighborhood.