The View 38002 October 2016

**************ECRWSS**** PRSRT STD ECRWSS U.S. POSTAGE PAID EDDM RETAIL LOCAL POSTAL CUSTOMER inform. educate. connect. Arlington & Lakeland’s Community Newspaper Ramp Closures to Impact Area Motorists theview October 2016 .com Community Comes out #KathyStrong to Support Arlington Elementary Teacher Special to THE VIEW 38002 Expect detours, delays through January 2017 By Terry Louderback Area motorists will be affected by upcoming ramp closures on Interstate 40 and State Route 385. The Tennessee Department of Transportation recently announced that contract crews will close the Canada Road to I-40 east ramp in the evening of Wednesday, October 12. According to a TDOT statement, the closure is in order to safely construct the new entrance ramp. The ramp from Canada Road to enter I-40 east (headed toward Arlington and Nashville) will be closed for approximately three months. A detour route will be posted. TDOT Community Relations Officer Nichole Lawrence is optimistic that the northbound exit from SR 385 to Highway 70 will open before the end of October. Lawrence confirmed that the contractor anticipates that work on the southbound exit ramp can be completed without a long closure. “At this time, the ramp is scheduled to be closed from November 115,” Lawrence said. Lawrence added that due to the addition of repairs not in the original bid document, the overall estimated completion date for the SR 385 bridge repair project is January 15, 2017. Upcoming Events OCTOBER 14 Kathy Petrowski signs the Pink Heals Memphis Fire Truck at #KathyStrong. Photo by Kelly Ann Miller. On July 17, 2016, over 500 local residents, students, family and friends of Kathy Petrowski gathered to show their love and support for the 1st grade teacher at Arlington Elementary. Just three weeks prior, Petrowski was diagnosed with Stage IV Lung Cancer. Immediately, her family and friends jumped into action and started working to get donations for a silent auction, food for BBQ plates to sell, and raffle items for the #KathyStrong Fundraiser. Numerous local businesses donated services, products and gift certificates for a silent auction. With the help of #KathyStrong wristbands, t-shirts, BBQ plates, raffle Kathy Petrowshi, photo by Ramblin’ Rose Photography tickets, donations, and the silent auction, the community raised over $24,000. To show her love and appreciation for all those that came out for her, Petrowski rode into the event on the Pink Heals Cancer Truck, waving at everyone lined up on the school sidewalk. “So many in Arlington love Kathy and pray she kicks cancer!” said Jaime Henson, one of the #KathyStrong event organizers. “We just want to thank everyone who helped put the event together and supported Kathy and her family, especially Eric, her husband, and her sons Ethan and Aiden.” Kathy has undergone treatment and reports that she hasn’t experienced any pain or side effects — “All is good!” she said. 21st Annual Arlington BBQ Fa l l Fes t Frid a y, October 14th Band “Almost Famous” performs from 6:30— 10:30 at Douglass Road Park. FREE 30 Lakeland Halloween Festival Sunday, October 30th from 1-4 pm. IH Park 4523 Canada Road. FREE. Inside this edition... Happenings, p.2 Made in 38002: Deborah Fagan Carpenter, p. 4 School News, starts on p. 7 Giving Back, p. 10 View from 38002, p. 12 Photo Courtesy of DES