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Tempe encourages residents to ride Orbit to ASU home football games July 8, 2009

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The city of Tempe transit program, Tempe in Motion, will make it easy for residents to get to all Arizona State University home football games.

Residents who live along any of the Orbit routes (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars and Jupiter) re encouraged to use the service. Hours of operation on Orbit will be extended until midnight on game days. Residents who do not live along an Orbit route are encouraged to park at the Tempe Library Complex (3500 S. Rural Road) located at the southwest corner of Southern Avenue and Rural Road and take Orbit Jupiter to the game.

Below is a list of all ASU home football games and tentative kick-off times:
• Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. – ASU vs. Idaho State
• Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. – ASU vs. Louisiana-Monroe
• Oct. 3 at TBA – ASU vs. Oregon State
• Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. – ASU vs. Washington
• Oct. 31 at TBA – ASU vs. California
• Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. – ASU vs. USC
• Nov. 28 at TBA – ASU vs. Arizona

For more information, please call 480-858-2350 or visit www.tempe.gov/tim.

Celebrate the Red, White and Blue at Tempe’s 4th of July Festival June 11, 2009

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Tempe will once again celebrate Independence Day in grand fashion this year by hosting the largest fireworks display in Arizona.

The 58th annual CBS 5 July 4th Tempe Town Lake Festival, produced by the Kiwanis Club of Tempe, will take place on Saturday, July 4, at Tempe Beach Park. Gates open at 4 p.m. All ages can celebrate the holiday with live local entertainment, a splash zone, kids activities and games, rock climbing walls and face painters. The 58th annual fireworks spectacular, presented by ProTix, begins at dusk. Net proceeds will benefit the Kiwanis Club of Tempe.


Pure Fitness Hot Summer Nights Stage: A variety of bands will take the stage beginning at 4 p.m. Performances will be shown on video screens provided by University of Phoenix.

Fantastic Family Fest: Free inflatable village for all ages with a variety of rides, rock climbing wall and more.
azcentral.com Splash Playground: Cool off with water fun and games for all ages.

Assorted Food Courts: Foods for every palate, including Macayo’s, brats, hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, ice cream, snow cones, smoothies, fry bread, Pepsi products, Budweiser beer gardens and more.

SKYE VIP Garden: Ticket to exclusive area includes a seat in a misted area, SKYE Restaurant dinner, two drink tickets and a great view of the fireworks show. Limited tickets available for $60 each, plus applicable service charge. $30 for children 5-12 years old. Children 5 and under are free, meal not included.

ProTix Fireworks Spectacular: A 40-minute fireworks show launched from the Mill Avenue bridge and choreographed to patriotic and classical music.

TICKETS – Children 12 and younger and current military with military ID card receive free admission. Tickets can now be purchased at the following locations:

City of Tempe offices: Advance general admission tickets are available for $5 until July 3. Please visit http://www.tempe4th.com for locations.
Fry’s and Fry’s Marketplace stores: Advance general admission tickets are available for $6 at all Valley Fry’s stores. Visit www.tempe4th.com for Fry’s store locations.

http://www.ProTixonline.com or 1-866-9ProTix: Advance general admission tickets are $6 each, plus applicable service charge. SKYE VIP Garden tickets are also available.

Day-of at Gate: Adult tickets are $8 each, or two for $15. Tickets will be sold at the gate until park reaches capacity. Pre-sale tickets will be honored all night.

Ride the bus for free in Tempe on July 4. Most Tempe bus routes will operate every 15 minutes to the Mill Avenue District until 8 p.m., with return service extended until 2 a.m. Many downtown Tempe bus and Orbit routes will drop off and pick up at the Tempe Transportation Center on the northeast corner of Fifth Street and Forest Avenue.

Due to street restrictions, several downtown Tempe routes will be detoured to connect with light rail and will not serve their normal stops. If you choose to take the bus and transfer to light rail, you will be required to pay a fare. Parking is available at the following park-and-ride locations:

Tempe Marketplace – Orbit Earth to downtown; Route 81 (McClintock) to Apache and McClintock light rail station
Tempe Sports Complex – Route 62 (Hardy) to downtown
Tempe Library Complex – Orbit Jupiter to downtown
Arizona Mills Mall – Route 56 (Priest) to Priest and Washington light rail station; Route 92 (Guadalupe/48th Street) to downtown
METRO Light Rail

Park at one of the designated METRO light rail park-and-ride locations and ride the train for $1.75 per trip, per person. You may want to purchase an all-day pass for $3.50 at the start of your trip to avoid having to use busy fare vending machines in the downtown area at the end of the event. (Reduced all day passes are available for $1.75 for youth, people age 65 and older and people with disabilities.) METRO light rail will operate under extended hours, running every 15 minutes until 2 a.m. Park-and-ride locations include:

Apache Boulevard and Price Road
Apache Boulevard and McClintock Drive
Apache Boulevard and Dorsey Lane
PARKING – Because of high attendance, plan to arrive early and leave late for the best parking. Event patrons are encouraged to consider these parking suggestions:

ADA parking is available at the US Airways Garage.
Patrons traveling from the west should park at the lot located at Rio Salado Parkway and Hardy Drive.
Patrons traveling from the east should park at the ASU lots near Rural Road and Rio Salado Parkway or the SunCor building on Rio Salado Parkway and Mill Avenue.

There are several thousand parking spaces in the Mill Avenue District. Visit www.tempe.gov/parking for locations.

Avoid parking on the north bank. The Mill Avenue bridges will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Patrons who park on the north bank of the lake will NOT be able to walk across the Mill Avenue bridges to attend the event.

For street closures and traffic updates, visit www.tempe.gov/streetclosures.
Expect some delays after the event. Your patience is appreciated.

Visit www.tempe4th.com for more information.

Scottsdale Job Network Event in Glendale May 28, 2009

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SJN – Scottsdale Job Network
6/4 Get Wired to Get Hired, Glendale

Scottsdale Job Network (SJN) is hosting its first ever event in the West Valley at Glendale Community College. This is an exciting opportunity for us to continue our partnership with Maricopa County Community Colleges and we appreciate their support.

Join us on Thursday, June 4th for an evening workshop on internet tools for job search. This is also an opportunity for SJN members in the West Valley to network with us in a local venue!

Smart Ways to Use the Internet During Your Search

You probably know that networking in-person is the single best thing you can do to accelerate your job search. You might be finding it hard to get face-to-face meetings, and very easy to spend your whole week in front of the computer! Come to this SJN seminar to understand how to make maximum use of the powerful tools available through the internet, with the understanding that the goal is to get you hired.

Among other things, you will:

  • Understand how internet tools fit into each phase of SJN’s Curriculum for the Job Search Process
  • Discover free resources that help you reach hiring decision-makers
  • Learn how to tap into the power of LinkedIn to further your job search

This workshop is provided through collaboration between SJN and Glendale Community College.

Intended Audience
This Intermediate-level seminar is best for those who already have a basic understanding of and familiarity with LinkedIn and other tools such as Google. If you have never used LinkedIn, start with this link: http://computer.howstuffworks.com/linkedin.htm.

Thursday, June 4th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Registration and Open Networking from 5:00pm to 6:00pm.

Glendale Community College
6000 West Olive Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85302

Room – Student Union – Room 104/Conference Center
Parking Lot: S1
Overflow Parking Lot: S2

Dress Code
Dress is business casual for this event.

Registration and Fees
There is no cost for this seminar, courtesy of collaboration with Glendale Community College. http://getwired-060409.eventbrite.com/

SJN representatives are not certified or accredited LinkedIn trainers and are not associated with LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a registered trademark of LinkedIn Corporation.

Questions – contact SJN
v-mail (480) 513-1491

Chris Vicari, Founder-Ex. Director

LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisvicari

Summer Fun Awaits North Tempe Residents May 26, 2009

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North Tempe Boys and Girls Club to host day camp May 26 to Aug. 7

The North Tempe Boys Girls Club provides activity-filled day camps for children this summer.

The North Tempe Multi-Generational Center, 1555 N. Bridalwreath St., will host the summer camp for boys and girls ages 5 to 14 from May 26 to Aug. 7. In addition to six different summer-themed sessions, the camp will feature daily boxed lunches, snacks and activity areas. For an additional cost, campgoers can also participate in field trips, including swimming.

The day camp will operate Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost per child is $75 per week or $20 per day. A membership to the Boys and Girls Club is required, which can be obtained for an additional $20 fee per child.

For more information, visit www.clubzona.org or contact Lynsie Rigby at 480-858-6520 or via e-mail at lynsier@clubarizona.org.

Tempe holds public forum for Assistant Fire Chief candidates May 19, 2009

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Tempe, Arizona – Members of the Tempe community, including residents and city employees, are invited to attend a public forum for two Assistant Chief candidates within the Tempe Fire Department. The one-hour forum will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, in the City Council Chambers, 31 E. Fifth St.

The public can ask questions related to the candidates’ experience and their thoughts related to the open positions and the department. Two Assistant Chief positions currently are open in the department; one will oversee Administrative Services and the other will oversee Emergency Services.

The candidates are: John Valenzuela, who currently serves as the department’s Medical Transport Contract Coordinator; and Mark Simmons, who is currently a Deputy Chief for the department.

Source: City of Tempe