Community Briefs

Dec 072010
Authors: Collegian Staff Report

Horticulture class selling holiday poinsettias

Does your office, apartment or house need a little more holiday cheer? Look no further. Students taking the CSU floriculture practicum course are selling 6-inch potted poinsettias in red, white and pink.

Now through Dec. 17, those interested in purchasing the potted poinsettias can visit the Plant Environmental Research Center located at 630 W. Lake St. Poinsettias, according to a press release on the sale, normally run about $12 per plant, but the CSU floriculture students will sell them for $7.50.

The same release encourages individuals in the market for poinsettias to come early for the best selection, as the quantity is limited this year.

If buyers are interested in taking home more than 25 poinsettias, they are asked to contact John Ray at 970-566-0345 to arrange details.

Hours open for business:

Today – Dec. 10: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Dec. 13 – Dec. 17: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SLiCE still taking winter gear donations

The Lory Student Center and the office for Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement, SLiCE, is encouraging students and campus community members to donate winter essentials, with proceeds going to Homeless Gear, a local non-profit.

SLiCE is asking for new or gently used clothing items –– coats, sweaters, hats and gloves –– personal hygiene items –– soap, shampoo and shaving cream –– and other cold-weather items like blankets and sleeping bags.

Donations will be accepted at the SLiCE office through Dec. 17.

City encourages residents to take a skate around Old Town Square

With the brisk winter chill came the Old Town Ice Skating Rink, where families, couples, community members and students alike can do tricks or just take a couple of laps.

Admission to the rink is $2 and skate rentals are $1, making a trip to skate in Old Town an inexpensive outing. The Downtown Development Authority, DDA, purchased the rink and the city of Fort Collins Parks & Recreation Department is taking care of routine maintenance. The rink is open until Jan. 30.

In addition to the rink, it is free to park in the Downtown Parking Structures through Jan. 2. One is located on the corner of Remington Street and Mountain Avenue, the other on the corner of LaPorte Avenue and Mason Street.

To add some vibrant holiday music to the Square, the Bohemian Foundation, the DDA and the city of Fort Collins’ Art in Public Place Program, started the Pianos About Town program, which placed two pianos in the square. Those passing by are encouraged to sit down and show their talent on the locally hand-painted instruments.

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