June 28, 2019

Did you see yourself on TV this morning? If you were one of the hundreds of residents at KTVU's "Party in the Park" this morning, then that could have been you! Today, KTVU Channel 2 broadcasted their live morning show highlighting American Canyon. The backdrop to their live set was Community Park II which was full of bubbles, bouncy houses, tug-o-war, and live entertainment by the American Canyon High School's Cheer Squad and Acapella Group, and best of all, good old fashioned community building! A segment was also filmed live from the Napa Junction Brewery, where another group of locals enjoyed live music and great food.

KTVU spent the month of June getting familiar with American Canyon, what makes us unique, and how they would tell the rest of the Bay Area about who we are! This presentation is part of KTVU's program to learn about special Bay Area communities. According to KTVU Reporter Frank Mallicoat, "American Canyon knows how to party!" View the broadcast here.

All of this was just the prelude to the Bay Area's best Fourth of July event! American Canyon's Independence Day festivities will begin at 7 AM with a pancake breakfast hosted by Boy Scouts Troop 7062. Our "Celebrating America's Heroes Patriotic Parade" will start at 10:30 AM at the corner of Elliott and Kimberly Drive and travel north on Elliott Drive to Community Park II (20 Benton Way). The "Fourth of July Celebration & Festival" starts at noon at Community Park II. This family-friendly Festival includes a flag raising ceremony, children's games, food vendors, live entertainment, and more! The Pool will be open from 1:15 – 4 PM, and the fireworks show starts around 9:30 PM. Or, if you are ready for a new adventure, American Canyon Community & Parks Foundation will host their 4th Annual Fireworks Hike again this year! Meet at 8 PM at the Newell Open Space Trailhead (located on the corner of Newell Drive and Donaldson Way East) for a short hike into a great viewing spot to see fireworks from American Canyon and all of the Bay Area. Lastly, fireworks are illegal in American Canyon, so please leave the pyrotechnics to experts at the Festival!

You’ll be able to relax and enjoy the festivities even more if you take a little time this weekend to get your emergency preparedness plans in place. When an emergency strikes, there will not be much time to figure out what you need to do. Plan now so that you can safely and swiftly respond. We can help! Check out our Ready AC website and stop by our Emergency Preparedness Event tomorrow between 10 AM and 1 PM at the Public Safety Building to learn how you can be ready (see flyer below).
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American Canyon High Graduate's Distinguished Softball Career
Lisa Bolton, a recent American Canyon High School graduate, holds the record for the most career wins and strikeouts in their softball program’s history. Lisa claimed the title of the Most Valuable Player of the Vine Valley Athletic League in its inaugural year. She is the first of five female candidates for the Times-Herald Athlete of the Year. As one of the top pitchers in the area, Lisa went 11-6 in the circle with 146 strikeouts in 116 innings to go with her 2.17 ERA. Out of the 17 games she started, she finished 14 of them. This Fall, Lisa will attend Morningside College, in Sioux City, where she will continue to play softball and study to become a surgeon.  Read the recent Vallejo Times Herald article highlighting Lisa's accomplishments.

Construction Updates
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Summer Movies
Free Outdoor Movie at the DoubleTree Hotel this weekend!
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Bulky Item Drop-off Coupon for July
A coupon was included in recent Recology bills for American Canyon residents. The coupon is valid for a single drop-off of up to two cubic yards of unusable bulky items on any Thursday, Friday, or Saturday (8 AM – 4 PM) in the month of July at Recology's facility located at 2021 Broadway in Vallejo.

Acceptable items include large appliances, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, mattresses, sofas, tables, etc. The next bulky drop off coupon will be available to residents during American Canyon’s Clean Sweep Month in September. 

If you didn't receive your coupon for July, it's ok! Just show your picture identification and proof of residency to the attendant at the facility.

Don’t forget, Recology American Canyon also offers one free curbside pick-up each calendar year to residential customers. Additional pick-ups may be scheduled with a fee. Visit their website or call (707) 552-3110 to schedule your pick up and get more information. Have something else to get rid of? Check here for resources.
 Parks & Recreation Offerings
Dodgeball Camp (Ages 7-13)
Cache Creek Trip (Ages 50+)
Tennis (Ages 5+)
Dance (Ages 4+)
Martial Arts (Ages 12+)

Click here for our summer camp guide!

A limited number of scholarships are available to qualified American Canyon residents. Call (707) 648-7275 for details.
National Night Out is Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Want to get to know your neighbors, encourage community-police partnerships, and prevent crime in your neighborhood? Host a block party for National Night Out and let criminals know that your neighborhood is organized, aware, and fighting back. Police Officers, Firefighters, and Public Officials will visit registered block parties with some special surprises! Register your party today.
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