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Old 07-03-2007, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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I've been on the web all morning trying to find a relocation packet for Johnson City, or Washington County. The County website doesn't offer anything (that I could find) and neither does the city website. I also checked some realtor sites and the ones I found didn't offer a packet. Any suggestions as to where I might get one? Thanks!
They bury it a bit deep don't they??!!
Johnson City Chamber of Commerce (broken link)
here is the link.
If you can't get there with that link, PM me, I will get you the info you need.
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Old 07-03-2007, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Although Tennessee offers a vast amount of things to do for the outdoors enthusiast There are very few organized activities for kids, most cities rely on local churchs or the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. I ran a search on google and was only able to locate two cities that offered a summer program for kids of any kind that wasn't gun or fishing related and that was in Chatanooga and Memphis.
Have you tried the Parks and Recreation Departments, the schools and the library in the towns for organized summer activities for kids?

In Oak Ridge, there is a two week Adventure camp program for teens 13 -15 years old. Bus picks them up at the Civic Center. You pack their lunch. The program is offered by the Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department in conjunction with the Life Development Center and the Anderson County Health Council. Participants enhance their problem solving skills while participating in team building experiences on the high and low ropes courses. They will also have the opportunity to experience rock climbing, rappelling, whitewater rafting, hiking, mountain biking and caving.

From the City's website: The City of Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department also offers The Civic Center Summer Camp for ages 6 - 12 years old. All camp activities take place at the Civic Center and in Bissell Park except for the field trips and visits to the outdoor swimming pool. Camp activities include a variety of games such as capture the flag, kickball, basketball, and many more. A craft option is offered on most days through out the week. In the afternoons children will choose between swimming at the outdoor pool or playing games at the Civic Center. Movies are sometimes shown on rainy days. Field trips such as The Lost Sea, The Knoxville Zoo, etc. are planned weekly. Special events such as the Water Carnival, Story Tellers, Puppeteers, and other activities are also planned weekly.


There is also Summer ORCA (Oak Ridge City Aquatics), a summer swim team for children ages 5-18. Swimmers must be able to swim 100 yards unassisted to participate.

And, there are Summer Red Cross swimming classes for kids 4 - 18.

The library offers two storytimes each week in the summer in conjunction with the Summer Reading and Listening Programs. These are held in the Library Auditorium. On most Monday mornings (usually at 10:30am), the Friends of the Library will present programs for preschoolers through 1st grade. On most Tuesday mornings (usually at 10:30am), the Friends of the Library will present programs for school-aged children.

The Children's Museum of Oak Ridge also has summer classes, workshops and camps for kids in 3 different age groups. You can take a look at what they are doing this summer, here:

Children's Museum of Oak Ridge - classes (http://childrensmuseumofoakridge.org/classes.html - broken link)

While I realize that not all towns have a public pool and children's museum, I bet the schools and libraries run some kind of summer programs in other towns.
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Old 07-04-2007, 05:07 AM
 
Location: Northeastern Pennsylvania
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Kingsport also has a relocation packet available from their website.
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Old 07-04-2007, 11:07 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Mbmouse...thank you. When I used your link and got to the site, I remembered I'd already been there but was looking for a site with free stuff

I got a free packet from the Chattanooga area which was really nice! I bit the bullet and printed out the form and will send my money in, since I guess this is the only one offered. Thanks again. You're always such a big help!
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Old 09-18-2007, 02:41 PM
 
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We moved here 2 yrs ago from nj, my husband went to every one of the factories in all the industrial parks and applied when allowed to. Most of the places told him to go to the employment agencies in town, or just told him "we'll holler at cha". He left a job he had in the casinos making over 25 an hr and was so disrespected in interviews and actually told he wasn't qualified. He was responsible for balancing the vault in a major casino and was told he wasn't what they wanted for a 6.50 an hr job with a til of 45.00. Very sad, also the other important thing is if you aren't of a popular religion here you are not accepted. We moved here with 2 other families to try and better ourselves with a country way of life and believe me I can't wait to get out of this backward, ignorant area. The people treat anyone who isn't from here like they have a disease. The schools are very backward and the town fathers don't care if the education is up there or not. I worked for over 20 years in a school and when I applied I was offered a job at 5:15 an hr no benefits. At $11.15 an hr for both of us we are rich in this area. Needless to say Fl or Ga would have been a better deal for us. Greeneville is not.
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Old 09-18-2007, 05:44 PM
 
Location: at the foot of my mountain
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We moved here 2 yrs ago from nj, my husband went to every one of the factories in all the industrial parks and applied when allowed to. Most of the places told him to go to the employment agencies in town, or just told him "we'll holler at cha". He left a job he had in the casinos making over 25 an hr and was so disrespected in interviews and actually told he wasn't qualified. He was responsible for balancing the vault in a major casino and was told he wasn't what they wanted for a 6.50 an hr job with a til of 45.00. Very sad, also the other important thing is if you aren't of a popular religion here you are not accepted. We moved here with 2 other families to try and better ourselves with a country way of life and believe me I can't wait to get out of this backward, ignorant area. The people treat anyone who isn't from here like they have a disease. The schools are very backward and the town fathers don't care if the education is up there or not. I worked for over 20 years in a school and when I applied I was offered a job at 5:15 an hr no benefits. At $11.15 an hr for both of us we are rich in this area. Needless to say Fl or Ga would have been a better deal for us. Greeneville is not.
Tennessee must be doin' something right -- lots of folks movin' here.
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