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PODS® of Lexington Ensures a Smooth Transition into College with Moving and Storage Expertise

Lexington, KY
PODS of Lexington knows that heading off to college can be an expensive, life-changing experience, and with 45 percent of students using their parents as their main source of income, it can be equally as terrifying for mom or dad. Students and their parents can rest assured that PODS can at least ensure a smooth, easier move before they make their way into a new college residence.

Just like generations before, students are tasked with packing up all their belongings and moving from living with their parents to living on their own, some for the first time.

“It’s a very exciting time for a student to move away from home and into a college dorm, but it can be an equally emotional time moving away from what they know and love” said Ken Kocon, General Manager of PODS of Lexington. “At PODS, we want to ensure that they have great moving experience for both the students and their parents by offering dependable moving and storage options.Plus we offer students the flexibility of storing their stuff over the summer in our local storage centers.”

Before students make the big move, PODS of Lexington offers students entering into the fall semester, simplified moving tips to help make the move safer, greener and much more efficient:

10 College Moving Tips for Students
1. Check out the college or apartment complex website for moving information and resources ahead of time. Use a checklist of suggested items to bring and keep the packing process focused and streamlined.
2. Begin packing belongings a couple of weeks ahead of time to keep last minute stress to a minimum. Instead of cramming everything into a car with only room for the driver, rent a PODS container one week prior to the moving date and let PODS deliver everything to the new destination. This provides a relaxed schedule for both parents and students.
3. Have a friend, roommate or fellow student moving to the same school? With enough room to spare, share the cost of a PODS container to school and keep your stuff at college by sharing a container over the summer.
4. If you will be sharing a dorm room with one or more fellow students, contact them ahead of time. Discuss personal styles and work together on making the dorm room a “home away from home.” Discuss larger items such as microwaves and TVs to avoid duplicates to maximize space.
5. Upon arrival to the new living destination, give the folks at PODS a call for a scheduled delivery of your container within 24 hours. Unpacking is easy thanks to ground-level accessibility.
6. Be realistic and don’t over-pack. Find out the dimensions of the room(s) that will be occupied. Consolidate and don’t bring items that won’t be needed.
7. Important rule of thumb for packing boxes: pack heavy items such as books in small boxes and lighter items such as towels and linens in larger boxes. Be sure to label each of your boxes on all sides.
8. Make sure items are safely protected during the move. Items most likely used for packaging include: bubble wrap, packing tape, plastic stretch wrap, cushion foam, wadded up newspapers and old blankets and towels.
9. Think ahead and buy green. Purchase green items such as natural material furniture and organic sheets to reduce your carbon footprint. Donate your used items to local nonprofits.
10. Ask family and friends in advance for help transporting belongings in and out of PODS containers. If no help is available, a local PODS representative will have a list of reliable movers available for an affordable cost.

About PODS Enterprises, LLC:
PODS is a leader in the moving and storage industry providing both residential and commercial services in 46 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the UK. Founded in 1998, PODS pioneered the portable moving and storage industry now preferred by many customers’ increasingly active and mobile lifestyles. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 600,000 long-distance moves, exceeded 2 million deliveries and has more than 150,000 PODS containers in service.


Consortium Media
805-654-1564
Katie Yates, ext. 119



Offerings & Little Beginners Back To School Bash

Aug 15, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

474 Stone Rd, Lexington KY
Offerings Community Church and Little Beginners Child Development Center will be throwing a community wide Back to School Party for all ages!
Free food, games and prizes that include gift cards from North Lime Donuts, Target and Chic Filet, stuffed back packs, back to school survival kits and much, much more. We hope for parents and kids to enjoy one last day of summer together, but also leave more prepared for school start.

Games include: Field games such as; water balloon toss, three-legged race, minute to win it activities, 9 square and other giant games for giant amounts of fun!

Teddy Ray (859) 229-9287,
teddy@1stumc.org



Kindergarten/Preschool Registration

May 1, 2015 9:00 AM - 2:30 AM

RGE Elem.
Kindergarten/Preschool Registration

Call RGE for an appointment at 606-436-4721


Nothing But Net

Apr 18, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Riverside Christian School, Lost Creek, KY
Freshman Class Fundraiser- Three Point Shot Contest, Half Court Shot Contest, Free throw contest, activities for kids, door prizes, and cake walks.

Riverside Christian School
(606) 666-2359



Hickory Hill Judicial and Community Government Open Forum

Mar 3, 2015 6:00 PM

Hickiry Hill Recovery Center Emmalena, Ky
Open Forum to discuss the new Recovery Center, Facility Tour, Open Q&A, Open Panel Discussion with management and organizers.

TImothy W, Deaton II, 606-436-5761 Ex2712


Scott County Board of Education Meeting

Feb 12, 2015 6:30 PM

Georgetown Middle School, 730 South Hamilton St., Georgetown, KY 40324
Community discussion of education system in Scott County.

Renee Holmes


Prospective Family Day

Nov 8, 2014 10:00 AM

1050 Lane Allen Rd. Lexington, KY 40504
Open House, all are welcome to attend. Free and open to the public. Take a customized, student-led tour. Get to know our teachers, one on one. Treat your kids to one of our special classes like art, music, or science.

The Lexington School, Admissions Office
1050 Lane Allen Rd.
Lexington, KY 40504
(859) 278-0501



Back to School Bash

Commonwealth Smiles, PLLC 1636 Nicholasville Road Lexington, KY 40503
Back To School Bash!
Wednesday August 20 ; 5:30-7:30pm
Refreshments will be provided
Bring a friend, and ENTER TO WIN!
Stay tuned for the complete list of giveaways…


Brandon
Office: 859-276-4537
Fax: 859-368-8842



Prestonsburg High School Freshmen Orientation and Open House

Prestosnburg High School
Prestonsburg High School will be holding Freshmen Orientation and Open House on Monday July 21st from 5:00pm to 7:00pm for incoming freshmen last name A-J and Tuesday July 22nd from 5:00pm to 7:00pm last name K-Z. Parents will receive the mandatory Laptop training and gain information on the Freshmen One to One Digital Conversion during this time. This training along with a $30.00 fee is required before your child is eligible to receive their free laptop. Students will receive their schedules, tour the school and gain valuable information for the upcoming school year. Refreshments will be served.

Micca Ratliff
606-889-0134
micca.ratliff@floyd.kyschools.us



K.C.C.H.S. Class of 2004 10-year Reunion

Hazard, KY
KCCHS Class of 2004
10-Year Reunion

The Knott County Central High School Class of 2004 will be celebrating their 10-year reunion, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at 6:00 P.M. in Hazard, KY. Also, please plan to join us for a family friendly evening cheering on our Patriots at their home football game, Friday, Oct. 3!

Students from the class of 2004 who wish to attend are asked to send their RSVP via email, including the number of guests, to:

KCCHS2004@gmail.com

More information will be sent out to attendees closer to the reunion date.

For more information on the Class of 2004 Reunion, please follow us on Facebook at:

Facebook.com/KCCHS2004.

Name: Havanna Hagans
Mobile: 606-233-4269
Public contact info: KCCHS2004@gmail.com



Louisville National College Fair

Kentucky International Convention Center
Over 100 colleges/universities will be represented at the 2014 Louisville National College Fair. Admissions is free and open to the public. This is the perfect opportunity for students who are interested in post-secondary education to gather valuable information about the college process. Workshops that touch on topics such as financial aid and scholarships will also be offered. Visit www.gotomyncf.com to register. More information can be found at www.nacacnet.org/louisville.

703-299-6824


Wesley Christian School's Spring Bash

Feb 23, 2013 9:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.

at the Wesley Christian School at Allen, KY
car show, bike show, yard sale, bake sale, and BBQ dinner

Lanette Hunt


2013-14 Kindergarten Registration

Mar 26, 2013 9:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.

Roy G Eversole Elementary
Students living within the Hazard Indepedent School District may register for Kindergarten for the 2013 14 school year Tuesday, March 26 from 9 till 2 at the school. Students must turn 5 before October 1. If parents have their child's birth certificate, social security, immunization certificate, current physical, eye exam, and dental exam. We will have forms available if parents need help obtaining these documents.

Mary Ann Miller, Counselor Roy G Eversole Elementary 606-436-4721 mary.miller@hazard.kyschools.us


Scott County High School 28th Annual Antique Show and Sale

Mar 16, 2013 - Mar 17, 2013 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M., 11:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.

Scott County High School - Gym Entrance
For the 28th year in a row, Scott County High School and Cox's Collectibles have partnered again to offer one of the area's largest Antique Show and Sales. Entry is $3.00 per person. All proceeds go to support Scott County Project Graduation.

Lucas Gravitt, 8594943884 (c) lucas.gravitt@scott.kyschools.us


LOUISVILLE National College Fair

Mar 3, 2013 2:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.

Kentucky International Convention Center
IF YOU ARE COLLEGE BOUND, COME TO THE KENTUCKY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTER ON SUNDAY, MARCH 3 FOR THE 2013 LOUISVILLE NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR. REPRESENTATIVES FROM MORE THAN 125 COLLEGES WILL BE ON HAND TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS AND TELL YOU ABOUT THEIR ACADEMIC PROGRAMS AND MORE. INFORMATIONAL WORKSHOPS WILL ALSO BE HELD.
ADMISSION IS FREE! THE LOUISVILLE NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR IS OPEN FROM 2:00PM-5:00PM ON SUNDAY, MARCH 3, AT THE KENTUCKY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTER.
REGISTER NOW AT WWW.GOTOMYNCF.COM!

LEARN MORE AT WWW.NATIONALCOLLEGEFAIRS.ORG!


Malene Ward
703-836-2222
mward@nacacnet.org



Pendleton County Schools Opening Day

Pendleton County, KY
Opening Day of School

Bloomfield


Site Based Council Parent Election

W.B. Muncy Elementary Hyden Location
The parent election for the 2012-13 Site-Based Council members will be held. You must have a student enrolled at Muncy for the 2012-13 school year in order to vote.

Doug Coots, Principal (606)279-5263 or(606)672-4118


Leslie County Band Spaghetti Supper

Leslie County High School Cafeteria
A spaghetti supper is being held by the LCHS/LCMS Bands to raise funds to support the band in the purchase of new equipment.

Tara Brown (Band Director)
(606)672-2337



Meadowthorpe Elementary Homecoming

1710 North Forbes Road, Lex KY 40511
Past and current staff, students and
families are invited!
Come see GREAT things from
Meadowthorpe’s past, present and future!
See plans for the upcoming renovations!

Michele Richie
859-229-8270



University of Kentucky Libraries Annual Dinner

Hilary J. Boone Center, 500 Rose St., Lexington, KY
The UK Libraries Annual Dinner features the presentation of the UK Libraries Award for Intellectual Achievement. This year the award will go to John Anthony, a UK chemist known for his work in organic semiconductors. Featured speaker for the event is Alan C. Lowe, director of the George W. Bush Presidential Library. A reception will be held at 6 p.m. prior to the dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $60 person and must be purchased by March 28. Tickets will be held at the door.

Sheree Osborne
859-257-0500 ext. 2158
sosbo3@email.uky.edu



Global Free Hugs

University of Kentucky, Free Speech Area
Come out and join us for a unique event. “PF LEX Global Free Hugs” We are meeting in the Free Speech Area of the University of Kentucky and offering free hugs. All you need to do is bring yourself, a smile, a warm heart.
If you would like to participate in this event, all you need to do is bring a sign that says free hugs.
Just turn up or join our event at www.meetup.com/bepositive

Christopher Viescas 859-420-1313



Valley Christian Academy Open House and Book Fair

Valley Christian Academy, Long Fork of Virgie, Ky
We will be having our open house and book fair for anyone who is interested in our school for the 2012-2013 school year. Activities are planned and snacks and refreshments will be served. Pre-registration will be available the week of March 26-March 30 from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Rebecca Fleming- Administrator
606-639-9101 or 606-639-8921



Kindergarten Registration

George F. Johnson Elementary Campus and Robinson Creek Elemenatry Campus
Kindergarten registration for the school year 12-13 Please bring the child's birth and immunization certificates.

Gloria Murphy @ 639-4076 (G.F. Johnson Elementary Campus)
Kristie Robinson @ 639-4415 (Robinson Creek Elementary Campus)



HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE FOR JUNIOR AND SENIOR STUDENTS

473 Fortune Drive, Suite 180. Lexington KY
HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE FOR JUNIOR AND SENIOR STUDENTS “Kickin’ It Old School”
ITT Technical Institute of Lexington will host an Open House for Junior and Senior High School students on Saturday, March 24, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Students will engage in classic game console competitions as well as other fun activities. Food and beverages will be provided.
The ITT Technical Institute campus is located in Lexington at 2473 Fortune Drive, Suite 180.