A committee of people who were students at the former Burbank Elementary School has teamed up with the Upper Arlington Alumni Association to coordinate an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 3.

A committee of people who were students at the former Burbank Elementary School has teamed up with the Upper Arlington Alumni Association to coordinate an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 3.

It will be held at the school, 4770 Burbank Drive.

Burbank was open from 1971 to 1985, serving northwest Upper Arlington. It currently serves a variety of functions, including as home to the Upper Arlington Early Childhood School.

The event is scheduled to accommodate those who have come back to town for the Fourth of July, offering an activity between Saturday's parade and the fireworks.

It is open to all former students, teachers, parents, and anyone else who wants to celebrate Burbank, according to Corey Colombo, one of the organizers.

There will be light snacks and refreshments.

Colombo said librarian Virginia Gardier plans to attend, and it is hoped that other former teachers will show up for the event.

More information is available from Corey Colombo 614-263-7000, or Kevin Sheriff, 703-867-6136.

Upper Arlington city offices will be closed Monday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day.

Refuse and recycling collection will be delayed by one day for all areas, with no Friday yard waste collection.

Normal services will resume the week of Monday, July 12.

Any questions may be directed to 583-5370.

The city of Upper Arlington takes an integrated approach to controlling the mosquito population.

With the confirmed presence of mosquito-borne diseases such as West Nile Virus (WNV) in central Ohio, the combined efforts of the city, the Upper Arlington Board of Health, Franklin County Board of Health (FCBH) and residents are key to reducing populations, while minimizing the need for truck-based spraying during overnight hours, according to a city news release.

FCBH found the first positive pool of mosquitoes in the southern area of Hillard and has already begun fogging to reduce and control the mosquito population. FCBH will fog affected communities during evening and overnight hours. It's likely that areas of UA may also be in line to receive fogging treatment at some point in the near future.

While no one can completely avoid being bitten by a mosquito, the city offers the following suggestions, provided by OSU Extension, to reduce instances of mosquito bites:

Wear light-colored clothing, long-sleeved shirts or jackets and long slacks.

Avoid mosquito-infested areas or stay indoors when mosquitoes are most active.

Avoid physical exertion and use colognes or perfumes sparingly, as they may attract mosquitoes.

Consider the use of mosquito repellent, following package directions, when outdoors.

The city recommends that residentsvisit www.uaoh.net for details of how they can help reduce breeding sites in their yards, and to view updates and links.