Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Summary of Current Events

This past Friday, January 11, the Caballeros del Sol held a celebration at the U of A Grand Ballroom to mark fifty years in existence and their work facilitating and promoting business relationships between Tucson, Arizona communities, neighboring states, and Mexico; provide a networking and business development vehicle for members; and make periodic trips to communities to promote commerce.

Congratulations to the Caballeros del Sol, and specifically to Mike Feder, Scott Polston, Tom Fisher and the oldest active member of the Cabs, Bob Webb, for their work and success.

On Thursday January 17, 5:30 to 7 pm, at the Quincie Douglas Center 1575 East 36th St., the Transportation Department will be holding an informational open house.  Join City of Tucson Transportation Department staff to learn about proposed striping changes to two road segments in the area:

36th Street between Campbell and Country Club, Park Avenue between Irvington and Valencia.

With the ongoing Pavement Preservation Program, the Department of Transportation has an opportunity to improve traffic safety through the re-striping of roadways.  Staff will make a presentation on the proposed changes and will be available to answer any questions.  Staff will also be on hand to discuss the other projects in the area including:

22nd Street & Kino Boulevard, Bridges Mixed-Use Master Planned Development at I-10 and Kino Parkway and The Retreat Student Housing

For more information call 791-2639.

On Thursday, January 10, the 273rd Adopt a Park was held in Ward 5 at the Pueblo Gardens Park.  Thanks to the work of the Rising Star Baptist Church Evangelism Team, the Park is a better place for all.

The Pueblo Gardens Neighborhood Association will be holding their 23rd Annual Martin Luther King Breakfast, January 19, at the Holmes Tuttle Boys and Girls Club
2585 E. 36th Street.  Doors open at 7:15 a.m., Breakfast served at 8:00 a.m., Program begins at 8:30 a.m.

This event is donation and raffle funded with funds, for which the proceeds are used to help young people with summer school, programs, band camps, etc. and to keep Dr. King's dream alive.  The Pueblo Gardens Neighborhood Association is the only neighborhood in the city to hold this event to honor the work of Dr. King.

The 2013 Martin Luther King Day March will take place on Monday, January 21, starting at 9 am on the University of Arizona Mall.  I hope to see you all there to walk to honor the work of Dr. King.