Originally broadcast 02/05/2016
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Chinese-born residents of Ames, Cinean Zheng-Durbin, Jintao Wang, and Cindy Yu share their childhood memories of how they and their families celebrated the Chinese New Year in China. They describe how this major family holiday is celebrated in various regions of the country. You can introduce children to the Chinese New Year festivities at the Ames Public Library on February 20 at 11:00 AM in the story-telling room on the ground floor, with songs, video, origami monkey, art, and language lessons.
Ames Public Relations Officer Susan Gwiasda gives a monthly civic update for the City of Ames. Contact information of note: To report a snow or ice covered sidewalk, or leave a message on the city's dedicated Snow Walks hot-line, (515) 239-5468, with the address of the covered walk. Applications for city commissions deadline is February 12. Nominations for historic preservation activities , including work on building exteriors, site work, and other notable contributions to preservation in Ames are due February 12.