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Tucson Festival of Books Needs Volunteers

The Tucson Festival of Books is looking for more than 2,000 volunteers to help run the annual event at the University of Arizona. This year's event is March 10-11, from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. each day.

Festival volunteers help with transportation, author events, information booths, food court operations, and set up before the festival and clean up afterward. They also can choose to help with the entertainment activities or address the needs of the hundreds of authors and exhibitors.

Steve K's Newsletter 2/12/18

Topics in this issue...

  • Tucson Be Kind
  • Mobile On-site Mammography
  • Half-Staff
  • Water Security
  • Rio Nuevo and Broadway
  • Volvo PAD Neighborhood Meeting
  • Tucson Business Alliance
  • Local Tucson: Volunteer Fair
  • Adopt-an-Animal
  • No Smoking Policy at Transit Centers
  • Ice Hockey
  • Happy 100th
  • Events & Entertainment

Wilmot Road Repaving Project

Crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), are scheduled to begin underground electrical conduit work today at the Wilmot Road and Fairmount Street intersection in preparation of an upcoming repaving project on Wilmot Road from Pima Street to Golf Links Road.

Road Recovery Bond Program - Wilmot Road - Pima Street to Golf Links Road Repaving Project

On Monday, February 12, 2018, crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), are scheduled to begin underground electrical conduit work at the Wilmot Road and Fairmount Street intersection in preparation of an upcoming repaving project on Wilmot Road from Pima Street to Golf Links Road.

The conduit work is scheduled to be complete in early March 2018. Crews will work Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Traffic Alert - Grant Road Improvement Project Phase II Stone to Park - Eastbound Traffic Shift Hampton Street to Park Avenue

On Monday, February 12, 2018, eastbound travel on Grant Road between Hampton Street and Santa Rita Avenue will be shifted to the south side of Grant Road to allow crews to remove an existing sewer line. The sewer line removal will take place between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Following the sewer line removal, eastbound travel on this section of Grant Road will remain in this configuration for the duration of the Grant Road Improvement Project.

City Raising Awareness About Lead-Based Paint

As the City of Tucson’s Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Program (LHCP) continues to test and remediate homes identified as having lead hazards, it's also partnering with the Arizona Department of Health Services, which recently created a map to help families determine if they live in a high-risk area for lead paint and should have their children tested.

2nd Saturdays Downtown Tomorrow

2nd Saturdays Downtown takes place tomorrow, Feb. 10. The monthly event starts during the day with a number of family events at various downtown locations.

The main stage at Scott Avenue and Congress Street opens tomorrow at 5 p.m. with performances from Mik and Scott, Miss Olivia and the Interlopers, and Juju Fontaine. From 6 to 10 p.m., there will be Saturday Night Jazz at Cushing Street Bar & Restaurant, the movie Casablanca at the Fox Tucson Theatre, a UA Basketball vs. USC watch party at the Playground, and much more.

Guidance Available for Potable Water Use

Guidance Framework for Direct Potable Reuse in Arizona, a final report published by the National Water Research Institute, is now available to the public. The report provides recommendations on the development of regulations in Arizona for direct potable reuse (DPR). The DPR recommendations are intended to be protective of public health and incorporate a level of public health protection as good or better than provided by conventional drinking water supplies.

Free Tax Help at Ward 3 Council Office

The office of Ward 3 Council Member Paul Durham and the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program are partnering to provide free, in-person tax preparation for individuals and families earning up to $66,000 a year. In 2016, the VITA Task Force of Arizona helped secure $26.7 million in federal refunds and credits to Arizonans.

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