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Grant Road Improvement Project Public Open House

The public is invited to attend a Grant Road Improvement Project open house hosted by the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA).

The open house will take place on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Tucson Association of Realtors, 2445 N. Tucson Blvd. There will be a brief presentation by the project team at 5:45 p.m.

Boo Bash Tomorrow at Lincoln Park

The annual Halloween Boo Bash is a fun-filled night with tricks, treats, entertainment, haunted hayride, storytelling, food, and more. Some of the activities include a costume contest, carnival games, and storytelling. The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department and Pima Community College East Campus are hosting tomorrow's event from 4-7 p.m. at Lincoln Park, 4325 S. Pantano Road. Admission is free.

Read more from Tucson Parks and Recreation.

Open House Monday for Church Avenue Street Project

The Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) is considering changes to Church Avenue and it wants to hear public comments about the proposed redesign. Potential improvements to Church, from St. Marys Road to Cushing Street, include a two-way center turn lane for safety, a continuous bicycle facility, additional parking, and enhanced pedestrian crossings. The open house for the plan will be held Monday, 5:30-7 p.m., in the basement of the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N.

Celebrate Park Improvements at Mission Manor Park

A Community Development Block Grant of $458,000 funded recent improvements to Mission Manor Park, 6100 S. 12th Ave. The park has a new playground and swings, irrigation improvements, and a new ramada with lighting, outlets, and tables with benches. All improvements are ADA accessible. Other improvements include the installation of a new state-of-the-art energy efficient lighting system and a remotely-controlled scoreboard installed on baseball field one.

KIDCO Hosts 'Lights on Afterschool' Celebration

The City of Tucson's Parks and Recreation Department's KIDCO program is taking part in this week's 16th annual "National Lights On Afterschool" event, promoting the need for after-school programs in the Tucson community. Bring a blanket or chair to watch singing and dancing performances by participants in KIDCO and the In-Betweeners Club (IBC). The free event begins tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center at Reid Park, and food will be available for purchase.

Road Recovery Fog Seal Program Continues This Week

A couple of streets will undergo pavement preservation beginning tomorrow and Friday. Fog Sealing is the application of a thin layer of asphalt emulsion that helps cover small roadway imperfections, cracks, or other small voids and seals the existing asphalt to preserve the roadway. Crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division will work from 9 a.m.-noon, but will keep at least one lane of travel open in each direction.

Study Finds Tucson '5th Best Warm City for Winter Holiday Travel'

In anticipation of the holiday season, WalletHub analysts compared 69 of the largest metropolitan areas to find the best winter travel destinations for lovers of warm and cold weather, and Tucson ranked fifth on the warm side. The study analyzed 26 key metrics, ranging from the cost of the cheapest flight to the number of attractions in each winter vacation spot. The Las Vegas region took the top spot for warm destinations, while the Atlanta metro area earned the top ranking for cold areas.

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