The Brookings Connection Newsletter

New Multicultural Center welcomes all

Goal is to help all, whether from Brookings or elsewhere in world BROOKINGS – The Brookings Multicultural Center wants everyone to come visit them – whether you were born elsewhere or lived here all your life. The idea is to remove barriers for those who come from other countries to live in Brookings and educate…

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Back2School is back

Annual project provides needed supplies BROOKINGS – School’s tough. It’s even tougher when you don’t have the supplies you need.  But there’s a program that works to ensure that all K-12 students in Brookings County have the school supplies they need when that first day of classes comes around. The Brookings Family Back2School Project dates…

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Backpack, supplies giveaway on July 27

BROOKINGS – Wireless World will give out free backpacks filled with school supplies from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 27.   This is the second year of the Verizon retailer’s annual “Backpack to School” program.  A child (K-12) must be present to claim their free backpack, and no purchase is necessary to receive a backpack. A limited…

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City hires new Parks, Rec and Forestry director

BROOKINGS – The City of Brookings has announced Dustin Rodiek as the next Parks, Recreation and Forestry director. Rodiek was selected after a nationwide recruitment and selection process of approximately 60 applications. All who applied were experienced professionals from all over the Midwest, according to a City of Brookings press release.   Currently Rodiek is the…

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Welcome Social for Brookings Newcomers

BROOKINGS – The Brookings newcomer program, Beyond Connections, will host a Welcome Social for new residents and community members from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at The Pheasant Restaurant & Lounge. The goal of the event is for new residents to network with others in the community.  “Whether you moved here three months ago or…

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