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Steve K's Newsletter 8/27/18

Topics in this issue...

  • Maynards to the Moon
  • Be Kind
  • Half-Staff
  • Gun Storage
  • First Amendment Forum
  • Bird Scooters
  • Pop-up Pre-enactment
  • Diana Alarcon
  • Arena Football
  • Benedictine
  • Local Tucson
  • Critter Kudos
  • Children's 2nd Saturdays Downtown
  • Events & Entertainment

Mayor Rothschild Remembers Senator John McCain

Friends and political leaders from across the United States are reacting to the death of U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona. The 81-year-old Republican died over the weekend after a battle with brain cancer.

Condolences and remembrances in Arizona also are coming in, including reaction from Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild. While Rothschild, a Democrat, and McCain were on different sides of the fence on many political issues, the mayor said he respected the senator's defense of Arizona and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

ICYMI: Jesse Owens Parks Improvements Unveiled Over the Weekend

Community members and local leaders gathered at Jesse Owens Park over the weekend to celebrate more than $2 million in improvements. A ribbon-cutting ceremony at the park at 400 S. Sarnoff Drive commemorated improvements at the ball fields and playground facilities. Other upgrades include a complete irrigation system throughout the park, improved grandstands, a resurfaced parking lot, and covered playgrounds.

Two Recreation Centers to Close This Week for Cleaning

The recreation centers at Donna Liggins Center and Freedom Park are closed today (Aug. 27) through Saturday (Sept. 1) for deep cleaning of the centers. The Donna Liggins gym also is closed today and will remain that way until Sept. 8 for resurfacing of the wood floor.

Feel free to use any of the nearby recreation centers during this time. You can find a listing of the centers here.

Final Paving on Grant Road, Stone Avenue to Park Avenue, Begins Today

Construction crews will begin paving Grant Road from Stone Avenue to Park Avenue beginning at 6 p.m. today. The final paving operations will take place from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly through Saturday, Sept. 8.

During the work, at least one lane of travel in each direction will be maintained on Grant Road. There will be periodic left turn restrictions in place, but access to businesses will be maintained.

The Arizona Symphonic Winds “Music in the Park” concert series at Udall Park

The Arizona Symphonic Winds, established in 1986, is an all-volunteer community concert band performing a variety of music for all ages including overtures, light classics, marches, Broadway show tunes and popular music. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic basket and enjoy an evening of entertainment for the whole family. Shuttle service is available from the Big Lots shopping center – northwest corner of Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon Roads. All concerts are free to the public.

Paul's Note - August 24, 2018

My staff and I have been getting ready for our ribbon cutting at Jesse Owens Park this weekend. As you know from last week’s newsletter, $2 million was spent on park improvements and we will be showcasing them on Saturday at 10 am at the playground at the west side of the park. Donna Williams Prather, Jesse Owens’s granddaughter, will be there and we will have refreshments available.

We’d like you all to be there.


Indoor Football Comes to the Tucson Arena Next Year

Tucson is getting an expansion team to play in the Indoor Football League (IFL) starting in March 2019. The official announcement came yesterday at an afternoon news conference at the Tucson Convention Center to introduce the team's owners and management staff.

The team is owned by Arizona Rattlers Head Coach/General Manager Kevin Guy and his wife, Cathy Guy. A naming contest is underway for the team, and fans also can submit their ideas for the team's colors.


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