The Downtown Tucson Partnership (DTP) recently received the Pinnacle Award from the International Downtown Association (IDA). The award for the DTP Connects homeless outreach program is the industry’s highest honor. Through DTP Connects, in partnership with Old Pueblo Community Services (OPCS), 84 individuals experiencing homelessness were connected with housing in three months.
Tucson Water offers Smart Home Water Guides to help residents take simple steps to fix small leaks that can add up to big losses in water and in dollars. The guides include sections on outdoor and indoor visual leak inspection, how to read a water meter, and checking irrigation systems, pools, and spas.
The City of Tucson is recruiting water system operators to join its Water Quality and Operations Division of the Water department. Operators monitor and control water treatment facilities and distribution systems utilizing SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) to help ensure appropriate water supply, quality, and pressure.
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The Pima Council on Aging (PCOA) offers non-biased Medicare counseling to older adults to help them better understand enrollment and what different plans mean. A free two-hour Understanding Medicare presentation will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 2 p.m. at the Murphy-Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. A one-hour question-and-answer session follows the presentation.
Borderlands Theater and Davis Bilingual will present an encore presentation this weekend of the 1960s-style backyard barrio party that was part of Barrio Stories last April. Tomorrow, Nov. 3, at 8 p.m., the Davis Community Garden lights up with heritage cooking (fresh tortillas), live music from barrio elders, youth poets, and oral history videos.
Help turn pumpkins into compost this weekend. Bring your leftover pumpkins to the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona’s Pumpkin Smash tomorrow, Nov. 3, 1-4 p.m., at Las Milpitas de Cottonwood, 2405 S. Cottonwood Lane. The event includes activities for kids, live music, and food trucks. Partners include the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Living Streets Alliance, Project WET, Pima County Department of Environmental Quality, and Pete the Beak (Tucson Water’s conservation mascot).
The exhibition game will be the third of 26 Wildcats home games during the 2018-19 season. Regular season play resumes when the Cats host Maryville University on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m.
The City of Tucson is seeking a fire equipment specialist to work at the Tucson Fire Department. Duties include testing, repairing, and maintaining small gas-powered equipment, specialized firefighting equipment, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), and high-pressure breathing air compressors.
Words fail me when I think about the violence that occurred this weekend. Mayor Rothschild managed to sum up how I felt in his comments at the Jewish Community Center on Monday night. Here is a part of what he said:
After the assassination of President Kennedy, President Johnson urged the nation to “turn away from the apostles of bitterness and bigotry … and those who pour venom into our nation’s bloodstream.”
The 23rd annual Tucson Fire Fighters Chili Cook-Off will be held this Saturday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., at Reid Park's DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center. This free admission (nominal charge for food and chili tasting) community event highlights the chili-cooking talent and creativity of firefighters from all over the region.
The annual All Souls Procession, one of Tucson's signature events, begins at 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4. The route starts at West Speedway Boulevard and North Grande Avenue and proceeds south to the finale site between the Santa Cruz River and the Mercado San Agustín on West Congress Street. Danza Azteca Calpulli Tonantzin will open the finale ceremony with a traditional Aztec ceremonial dance.
The festival is a celebration to promote fitness, health, and an active lifestyle among adults 50 years of age and older. Some of the events include volleyball, bowling, bridge, racquetball, basketball shoot, pickleball, archery, golf, tennis, horseshoes, badminton, and more.
The Tucson area is a connected community, giving citizens the chance to save lives via the PulsePoint app for smartphones. PulsePoint is a product that connects CPR/AED trained members of the public to emergency calls nearby. The app alerts members to an emergency that may require the use of CPR and/or an AED.