Scottsdale Arizona


Scottsdale’s Vista del Camino Serves as Hydration Station by quotes

Scottsdale’s Vista del Camino center, located at 7700 E. Roosevelt St., is serving as one of the Valley’s designated water hydration stations this summer.

The center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. The purpose of the stations is to protect the health of vulnerable populations, such as those living on the streets, during the summer heat by providing locations where they can go to get free bottled water and if needed, sunscreen wipes, lip balm and hats.

Scottsdale Healthcare is partnering with the city to provide the supplies, plus information on the dangers of extreme heat. The stations also accept public donations of bottled water or other
appropriate material such as light colored t-shirts, sun block, socks and underwear, hats, and pre-packaged snack items.

A map of the Valley’s hydration stations and refuge locations is located at: http://magwww.mag.maricopa.gov/pdf/cms.resource/HS_2008_Hydration-Refuge-Locations_v111981.pdf

For more information on Scottsdale’s Vista del Camino center, visit:
http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/parks/vista.asp



Get Muddy (or not) by Volunteering for Mighty Mud Mania by quotes

You can be part of a long-standing Scottsdale tradition by volunteering for Mighty Mud Mania.

Scottsdale presents the 34th edition of Mighty Mud Mania on July 17 at
Chaparral Park. More than 200 volunteers are needed to get down and dirty to help ensure that the event succeeds and that all the children, ages 1 to 17, have a great time! Shifts start as early as 5 a.m. and end as late as 6 p.m.

Muddy and not-so muddy jobs are available. All volunteers must be at least 15 years of age and will receive a free MMM T-shirt or tank top. Deadline to sign-up is Thursday, July 3.

For more information on the specific volunteer opportunities available,
please call (480) 312-2771 or email terickson@scottsdaleaz.gov. For event details, visit http://www.ScottsdaleAZ.gov/Parks/MMM



Learn Life-Saving Skills during CPR/AED Awareness Week by quotes

Roughly 1,000 people die every day in the U.S. because they suffer a
cardiac arrest outside of the hospital. However, death from sudden cardiac arrest is not inevitable. If more people react quickly by calling 9-1-1, performing CPR, and using an Automatic External Defibrillator more lives can be saved.

The Scottsdale Fire Department is marking National CPR/AED Awareness Week, June 1-7, by encouraging residents to learn how to save the life of a loved one, coworker or stranger in cardiac arrest by using a new CPR technique called Continuous Chest Compressions. This new technique is easy, safe and does not require mouth to mouth contact.

Free 90-minute community presentations on the CCC resuscitation technique will be held:
** 1 to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, June 6, at Horizon Community Center, 15444 N. 100th St.
** 9:30 TO 11 a.m. June 13 at Scottsdale Fire Headquarters, 8401 E. Indian School Road
** 1 to 2:30 p.m. June 27 at La Mirada Desert Park, 8950 E. Pinnacle Peak Road Scottsdale Fire Department staff and volunteers will teach participants to respond to a cardiac emergency including important tips for calling 911, performing chest compressions, and how to use an AED.

Advance registration is strongly encouraged, but walk-ins are also welcome. To sign up, visit www.scottsdaleaz.gov/fire/CCC-CPR or call (480) 312-8000.

For a complete listing of upcoming community CPR, First Aid and Babysitter certification courses, visit www.scottsdaleaz.gov/fire/CPRclasses.

Pre-registration is required for all certification courses. For more
information or to register, call (480) 312-1879.



Report Provides Glimpse into Airpark’s Future by quotes

Business growth in the Greater Scottsdale Airpark area will bring another 13,000 jobs by 2020, most of them in professional, technical and financial services occupations, according to an updated economic study.

The study also cited the need to redevelop older portions of the Airpark and recommended a shift toward more mixed-use developments to help keep the area competitive with other emerging job centers around the Valley.

The study by Gruen Gruen + Associates covers expected growth in the
traditional business area around the Scottsdale Airport as well as
less-developed land along Loop 101 from Raintree Drive to Scottsdale Road.

It updates a similar report the firm completed for the city in 1999.
The report will be used to help guide the Greater Airpark Community Area Plan currently being prepared by the city’s Advance Planning Division, and also makes recommendations for policy actions to keep the Airpark in its position as one of the premier business locations in the Valley.

The full report and an abbreviated summary can be found on the City’s
website at: http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/economics.asp

Information on the Greater Airpark Community Area Plan is at:
http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/planning/areaplans/GreaterAirparkCAP.asp.



Watch and Protect Children Around Water by quotes

No matter the weather, children are drawn to water.

To protect them from drowning, homeowners are urged to install multiple layers of protection between home and pool such as a pool fence with self-closing, self-latching gates, and door alarms that sound when opened from the inside.

Secure all doors, gates and pet doors that lead to the pool area. Teach children to swim. Keep toys and objects away from the pool and spa areas. Secure spas with childproof covers.  And keep a phone by the pool to call 911 in case of an emergency.  And . . . watch children around water. . . every second.

For more water safety information, visit:
www.ScottsdaleAZ.gov/fire/preventdrownings.asp



New Bubble Fountain a Playground for the Senses by quotes

The Scottsdale Mall area has a cool, new fountain – guaranteed to prompt a giggle and take the edge off of the late-spring heat.
The fountain is located in the vaulted walk-through space outside Orange Table and Blue Moose restaurants, 7373 Scottsdale Mall, next to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.

When a passerby walks through the tower, scented bubbles float down creating a fun and refreshing atmosphere to greet the onset of summer. The bubble scents alternate between citrus, mint and salt water.

Artists Mellisa McGurgan and Marco Rosichelli recognize the appeal and fascination of water to the desert dweller. Water cools, cleanses, and entertains. This fountain without flowing water will invoke a universal playground for the senses.

For more information on the Scottsdale public art program, visit:
http://www.scottsdalepublicart.org/



Multi-Use Path Projects Set to Begin This Summer by quotes

Getting around Scottsdale on bicycle, skates or walking shoes will get
easier thanks to a variety of projects set to launch this summer. The
projects include:

  • Construction of a 10-foot wide multi-use path along the Crosscut Canal
    between Thomas and Indian Schools roads.
  • A tunnel under Chaparral Road to link sections of the multi-use path
    along the Indian Bend Wash. The improvements will allow users to use the path without having to cross back and forth on Hayden Road.
  • The opening of a tunnel along the Arizona Canal that will allow trail
    users to go under Goldwater Boulevard and not have to cross traffic.

All projects are scheduled to be completed next winter. Combined with the addition this spring of bicycle lanes along Indian School Road between Pima and Hayden roads, the improvements help solidify Scottsdale’s standing as one of six “bicycle friendly” cities in Arizona as determined by the League of American Bicyclists.

A community must demonstrate achievements in engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement, and evaluation and planning to achieve recognition from the league.

For more information on Scottsdale’s multi-use paths and bicycle lanes,
visit: http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/Assets/documents/traffic/Adopted+Transportation+Master+Plan/Bicycle+Element.pdf

To view a map of Scottsdale bike paths, trails and lanes, visit:
http://eservices.scottsdaleaz.gov/dmc/liw.aspx. Click on the “continue”
button and then the “key map” button. The bikeways feature is located on the left side of the screen, under community features.