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Posted on: November 2, 2023

Manor of Speaking Weekly 11/2/23

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Call for Volunteers.

The Board is reviewing previously received applications within the last year and seeking additional resumes for several open positions and volunteer committees that help our Village run. We are indeed "hiring," although none of these are paid positions in the traditional sense. The compensation comes from the warm feelings of respect and appreciation you'll get from your neighbors, your family, your children. Your grandparents will get to brag about you, even if you never went to med school or never won a Nobel Prize.  We have openings on the following committees (click on the links for more info about committee missions, typical meeting times, and qualifications:

Any resident of the Village can apply for consideration by completing the online form here:

Be sure to upload a resume -- just like a real job! -- and we thank you, in advance, for your willingness to serve your community. It may be the most rewarding job you will not be paid for.

Daylight Savings Time Ends…Time To Check Your Smoke Alarm Batteries!

The Fire Chief would like to remind everyone that this coming Sunday (11/5) we will be setting our clocks back an hour (Fall Back).  This is the perfect time for you to replace the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.  

Daylight Savings Time

If your detectors go off, GET OUT of your house and then call the Fire Department by dialing 911.  House fires are a serious danger.  Many fatalities occur during fires at night, in homes that either don't have a smoke detector or have a non-functional one installed.  Maintaining your smoke detectors properly can cut the chances of dying in a house fire significantly. 

Check the battery type.  Installing the new batteries incorrectly, or using the wrong type, will cause your smoke detector to not function.  Always make sure you are using the correct type of battery and installing the batteries correctly to ensure the detector will work.

  • Detectors that use lithium batteries will last for ten years.   You generally cannot replace the battery, instead, replace the entire detector after its ten-year life span is expired.
  • Many detectors will make use of a 9V battery.  However, some may require different types of batteries.
  • Use high quality, long lasting batteries.  Using rechargeable or low-quality batteries may cause your smoke detectors to fail.

Open the battery compartment and install the new battery.  To access the battery, you will have to remove the cover that contains it.  Exactly where the battery is located, and how it is secured, will vary from model to model.   Generally, once you remove the cover of the detector, you will be able to see where the battery is located without trouble.

Test the batteries.  Before you reinstall the smoke detector, you will want to make sure that the batteries are working properly.  Locate and utilize the button on your smoke detector that will test the batteries.

  • The location of the test button will vary.
  • Most test buttons require you to press the button for a few seconds to engage the test.
  • If successful, the alarm will sound.

Double check if the test fails.  If the alarm doesn't sound during the test of the batteries, you will need to recheck them.  Never reinstall your smoke detector until it passes this battery test and has demonstrated that it is functioning properly.

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Huge Shout Out of Thanks!

For all who marched or cheered on our annual Ragamuffin Parade – we had a beautiful day and huge turn-out!  What great costumes this Halloween!  Thank you to some great teammates in the BMFD and BMPD that made it a successful and safe event for all! 

Feedback Requested on Ragamuffin Parade.

Anyone who attended please feel free to let us know how we did by clicking on our survey monkey link – 

New Recreation Program.

The Varsity Men’s Basketball Team is hosting a Veteran’s Day - Day OFF Clinic to help fundraise for their upcoming season.

Back by popular demand – Bears Basketball is the perfect opportunity for young players to improve their skills and have fun.   Led by Briarcliff Varsity Coaching staff we will offer a comprehensive curriculum designed to enhance player development, to improve players' technical abilities, promote positive character development, and skill development.  We cater to players of all ages and skill levels, and we group players with similar abilities to ensure the best experience for all.  This is a great program to gear up for the Winter basketball season.  For more information click here.  To register click here 

Save the Dates!

  • Portraits in the Park – PART II – Sunday, November 5th – we still have room!
  • Holiday Sing Along and Bonfire, December 9th
  • Winter Registration will begin on Monday, December 11th at 9 AM


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