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Addressing the current state of graffiti abatement efforts in the City of Tucson
Posted by Robert on Wednesday January 04, 2012 4:38 pm
- call 792-CITY (2489)
- use the webform at: http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/graffiti/report
- use the smart phone app: mytucson
PCC class soliciting donations of coats, blankets, sleeping bags and hygiene items
Posted by Robert on Saturday November 26, 2011 1:30 pm
Gabie Davenport, one of the staff members at The Haven, is part of a Community Organizing class in the Social Services Department at PCC, and her class is holding an event for Tucosn's homeless youth at Skrappy's downtown on December 7th.
They are collecting travel size toiletry items to make hygiene kits and new or used sleeping bags, blankets, and coats of all sizes.
Donation boxes are set up at the Mountain Avenue Church of Christ, 2848 N Mountain Avenue, and the Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 1145 E Fort Lowell Road.
Please ask people you work with and your family and friends if they can help. Many of us have the unused soaps and shampoos from hotels we have stayed in just sitting in our closets.
The hygiene items can include but are not limited to:
- Hand Sanitizer
- Gauze Pads
- Alcohol Wipes
- Feminine Hygiene Products
- Tooth Paste
See the PDF flyer for the Youth Chow Down event, which has contact info if you have any questions about how you can help, by clicking here.
Five Businesses, the Ward 3 and District 3 Offices and the Mountain Avenue Church of Christ honor the spirit of giving
Posted by Robert on Tuesday November 22, 2011 2:00 pm
This year's Thanksgiving Potluck was a great success thanks in large part to the donations solicited by our neighbor Russ Weir from five area businesses, who provided salad fixings, rolls, paper and plastic goods and, most importantly, judging by the crowds near the kitchen's side window, desserts! Thank you Russ for your persistence over several weeks to secure those donations.
If you aren't already a customer of the businesses who gave us donations this year, please consider checking them out to see what they have to offer.
The sponsoring businesses are:
- Walgreens, 3180 N Campbell Ave
- Sunflower Farmers Market, 4282 N 1st Ave
- La Palma Mexican Bread & Tortilla Factory, 3624 N Oracle Rd
- Oroweat Baking Company Thrift Store, 1110 W Prince Rd
- Oroweat Foods Co-Wholesale Bakery, 3770 S Park Ave
In addition, the Ward 3 Office of Councilperson Karin Uhlich and the County District 3 Office of Supervisor Sharon Bronson provided two of our turkeys, vegetables, pie, milk and butter. Thank you to Council aides Cheryl Rodgers and Bennett Bernal and special assistant Deb Miller from the Supervisors Office for their significant contributions.
Last but not least, a huge thank you to our consistently helpful neighborhood partner, the Mountain Avenue Church of Christ, which has allowed us use of their meeting hall for the past three years for this event. Thanks to Jody for her excellence in scheduling and to Justin for his hard work keeping the church clean both before and after our dinner.
To see a full report and picture gallery from this year's Thanksgiving Potluck go to this page.
Local business is responsive to neighborhood needs
Posted by Robert on Monday October 17, 2011 5:05 pm
Over the summer, we were asked by a resident whether anything could be done about the volume of the speaker on the drive through of Nico's Taco Shop, 2965 N Campbell Avenue, which was on top of the menu board and pointing directly west down E Blacklidge Drive. We checked out the situation and did indeed discover that the sound could be heard clearly at least halfway down the block.
Consulting with the Campbell Avenue Business Partnership, we were advised that writing a polite letter would be a best first step, rather than going in person and surprising the manager with a complaint. So a letter was drafted and sent. Although we did not receive a reply from Nico's, some time later we noticed that the problem had been rectified, with the speaker being moved into the base of the menu board so the sound is blocked from entering the neighborhood by the customer's vehicle.
If you are already a Nico's customer, please thank them for moving the drive through speaker the next time you are visiting them. If you are not a customer, please consider trying their tasty and reasonably priced menu offerings.
We salute Nico's Taco Shop and thank them for being a Good Neighbor!
Refreshments! Live Music! Video Premiere! Speechifying!
Posted by Robert on Tuesday August 23, 2011 5:46 pm
What's behind the blue tarp in the picture? If you want to find out, come to our "Changing Hearts and Minds" mural unveiling and find out!
Thanks to the unflagging efforts of our friends at CODAC, there is an exciting event planned for this Saturday that includes tasty refreshments, some brief statements by renowned Tucson artist David Tineo and representatives of the various organizations involved in the creation of the mural, live music, the premiere of the video documentary made about the mural project.
This event is open to all; you don't have to be a HANA resident to attend. We hope to see friends from all the neighborhoods around us.
This Saturday evening, August 27, the festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Mountain Avenue Church of Christ, 2848 N Mountain Avenue (at E Adelaide Drive; southeast corner).
Download the full color invitation (1.5 MB PDF) by clicking here.
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