Categories for Volunteering

April 30 | The Fountain Flows Again!

Friends and neighbors: After six long weeks of dormancy, the Fountain at The Circle is flowing again. Repairs to the main pump and a crucial fill valve have been made, new timers for the pumps have been installed, the fountain structure has been inspected and given a thumbs up. A few smaller repairs are yet to be completed, but we...


October 28 | Students Join in on Berkeley Project Day

Friends and neighbors: Friends of the Fountain and Walk held its monthly maintenance day a week early on Saturday, Oct. 26, in order that our volunteers could partner with a group of students taking part in the annual Berkeley Project Day scheduled for that day. The students — from left, seniors Alex Rudolph and Jackson Bader and freshman Marisa Salazar...


August 18 | News and Notes from FOFW

Friends and neighbors: A few things to bring to your attention… Coins yes, bricks no: We find all manner of things in the fountain at times: rubber ducks, a wedding ring, an occasional fish, and lots of coins tossed in for good luck. Mostly benign and harmless stuff. But this week half a brick showed up in one of the...


April 10 | Fixing Up Around the Fountain

Friends and neighbors: Happy spring! Has the rain really stopped for a little while? Well, while it has, some small but important “fixes” have been accomplished around The Circle in recent days. Among them: Sidewalk repairs: It’s become a little safer to make the circuit around The Circle — at least on the sidewalk. City crews have been out to...


December 10 | Happy Holidays from FOFW!

Friends and neighbors: Happy holidays from Friends of the Fountain and Walk! If you have been by The Circle recently, you’ve seen that the fountain has donned its seasonal finery once again. We hope this annual display brings a little light and joy into your holiday season. You also may have noticed a few masons out around the perimeter of...


February 2 | First Saturday Work Day in February

The weather looks like it will be great on Saturday, almost like summer! So we hope to see you all Saturday morning. Please remember to sign in at the tool shed. We will get started around 8:30 or 9. And as always, thank you so much for your support and work at the fountain! Jim and Steve

September 6 | September work day is this Saturday

We hope everyone had a great holiday weekend! This Saturday, the 9th, is our postponed (and definitely cooler) workday. We look forward to seeing you Saturday morning at the Fountain. Bob Young will be stepping in for Jim Reynolds, who is on Holiday, to help coordinate the effort. Please sign in at the tool shed if you can make it....


August 17 | Date Change for September Work Party!

Friends of the Fountain and Walk Volunteers (and would-be volunteers): Because the next first Saturday of the month, our normal volunteer work party day, is part of the Labor Day holiday weekend, we are moving September’s Circle and Walk maintenance day to the following Saturday, Sept. 9. We hope that will make it easier for those with holiday plans to join us...


August 2 | First Saturday in August at the Fountain

Hello Friends of the Fountain and Walk Volunteers, This Saturday, August 5th, is the first Saturday of August, and we look forward to seeing you at the Fountain!  Please join us any time from 9 to 11, if you are available.  Jim Reynolds will be organizing the effort this month. He will have the volunteer sign-up sheet on a clipboard...


June 29 | First Saturday in July at the Fountain

This Saturday, July 1 is the first Saturday of July, and we look forward to volunteer day at the Fountain! It’s a holiday weekend with the 4th on Tuesday, but we will keep our “First Saturday” tradition and meet. Please join us any time from 9 to 11, if you are in town for the holiday and available, for some...