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Library now offering digital magazine ‘newsstand’

Patrons can access many popular titles



The Roswell Public Library is now offering its patrons a digital "newsstand" featuring many popular magazines that can be viewed anywhere on most Internet-enabled devices.

The service, called Zinio for Libraries, comes to the Roswell Public Library from RBdigital of Maryland-based Recorded Books. Zinio’s unique technology digitally recreates a magazine page for page, including full color pictures, navigation features, key-word article search and interactive elements such as audio and video. Zinio was awarded Best New Database of 2012 by Library Journal. (Read More)


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Public can review, comment on Master Plan work

Workshop, including public presentation, set for Friday and Saturday

As part of the continuing planning process for the city’s updated Comprehensive Master Plan, Metropolitan Redevelopment Area Plan, and Wayfinding Plan, consultant Consensus Planning and the City of Roswell project team will be having a two-day workshop to develop the preferred future land use and other objectives to be contained in the Master Plan, the priority projects for the Metropolitan Redevelopment Plan, and a Wayfinding map and signage concepts. (Read More)


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Interested entities sought to manage animal shelter

City accepting proposals until July 28

The City of Roswell is seeking animal rescue groups and veterinarians interested in managing the operation of the Roswell Animal Shelter. The city is accepting proposals from entities to carry out the operations at the 70-plus-kennel animal-control facility at 705 E. McGaffey St. (Read More


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Portion of Union Avenue to be closed next week


Water-line project requires temporary closure between Country Club Road and Sorrento Drive

A portion of Union Avenue south from Country Club Road will be closed next week as crews continue work on the installation of a new water line in that area. Union Avenue will be closed between Country Club Road and Sorrento Drive. The closure is expected to be for five days, Monday through Friday, July 20-24, as long as weather or other construction issues do not delay the work. (Read More


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City Council moving to new meeting location


Museum’s Bassett Auditorium offers many benefits as site for meetings

The Roswell City Council this Thursday evening will begin settling into its new meeting location in Bassett Auditorium at the Roswell Museum and Art Center (100 W. 11th St.). Moving City Council meetings from city hall to Bassett Auditorium will provide more public seating to accommodate citizens who wish to attend, provide greater parking availability, and enable better audio capabilities and technology upgrades for presentations during the meetings. (Read More)



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Group visits Roswell to help with zoo projects

 July is National Parks and Recreation Month

A group of teenage volunteers will be in Roswell this week to help with some improvement projects at the Spring River Park and Zoo, and local citizens can get involved as well.

The "Youth Revolution" is a ministry of Crossroads Tabernacle Church in Fort Worth, Texas (in addition, some of the youth coming to Roswell with the group are from El Paso, Texas). Among the group’s mission is to minister to and encourage children and families within the community, and serve the community through work projects. (Read More

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New month means new area for Community Investment Project


RPD Command Center to visit Poe Corn Park throughout July

The city’s Community Investment Project moves on in July to its next area of town. It will focus on the area from East Second Street on the north to East McGaffey Street on the south, and South Main Street on the west and the city limits (Hinkle Street and slightly beyond) on the east. (Read More)


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Street closures, traffic detours accommodate festival, fireworks

When the Roswell UFO Festival rolls into town for its 20th year this week, residents and visitors will have to make a few adjustments as to how they get around downtown as festival-goers enjoy the out-of-this-world events that annually bring visitors from throughout the country, and often the world, to Roswell for the four days of the festival.


Beginning Thursday, July 2, by 6 a.m. downtown street closures and detours will take effect and continue through the festival, which runs until Sunday, July 5. For a full list of closures, detours and other traffic controls

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Planetarium, fireworks events part of Fourth of July

Saturday activities free to public

While Roswell residents and visitors celebrate the Stars and Stripes on the Fourth of July this Saturday – amid the excitement of the UFO Festival and Filmfest & Cosmicon – everyone can learn more about the stars during special programs at the city’s planetarium throughout the day and then look to the stars for a fireworks show that night.

The Roswell Museum and Art Center is offering insightful celestial programs in the Robert H. Goddard Planetarium July 4 (Read More)

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Remember safety when cooking with grill, fire pit this summer


Fire department offers tips to remember when getting things ‘fired up’ 

Summer officially begins Sunday, and cookouts will be among the summer fun for the next few months! The Roswell Fire Department would like everyone to have a fun and safe summer, and part of that is being safe as you pull out the grill or prepare the fire pits! The fire department offers some safety tips to help prevent injury and out-of-control fires. (Read More)






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