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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 3:00 am

Marana offers online business survey

In its effort to be the best place to do business in Arizona, the Town of Marana is looking to improve the way that it serves its customers. Over the next few months, business people will notice changes in the way Marana operates.

To accomplish this goal, Marana officials are asking for the public's help by taking a survey that will assist the town to identify areas where it can improve. The survey will help the town understand which municipal services businesses currently use and what kinds of services business people would like to see added in Marana.

To take the survey, visit www.marana.com.

OVPD Explorers to hold car wash next weekend

On Saturday, Oct. 22, members of the Oro Valley Police Department's Explorer program will hold a car wash to support their post and start another.

The car wash will run from 8 a.m. to noon at the Golder Ranch Fire District's station No. 377, 355 E. Linda Vista Blvd.

Tickets for the carwash are $5 and can be purchased at www.ovpdexplorer.com, at any Golder Ranch fire station, Canyon Del Oro High School and Wilson K-8 School.

The Explorer program offers hands-on activities for young men and women who are interested in careers in the field of law enforcement or firefighting.

The programs educate young adults on the purpose, mission and objectives of law enforcement and fire agencies. They also provide an opportunity for service, practical experiences, competition and recreation.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Oro Valley Police Department's Explorer Post No. 2011, and will help start the Golder Ranch Fire District's Explorer post.

R-C flyers to host Scouts on Saturday

Boy Scouts Troop 270 of Pusch Ridge Christian Academy will have the opportunity to fly radio-controlled airplanes during an event presented this Saturday by Sonoran Desert Flyers, Inc.

The event will begin at 8 a.m. at the club's flying field in Naranja Park, 660 W. Naranja Drive in Oro Valley. The public is welcome to attend.

The AMA-charted, R-C model flying club will provide instructors and training planes as well as flight simulators. The scouts will be briefed on the theory of flight as well as how to safely operate electric-powered model aircraft.

The students will first try out their moves on a flight simulator, and then will fly with the assistance of the club's trainer and instructors using interconnected controls, also known as buddy boxes.

In between training sessions, club members will present electric-powered plane and helicopter flying exhibitions.

Complimentary drinks and snacks will be offered. The club asks guests to please observe all parking signs.

Lee Souter of Boy Scouts of America and Philip June are running the event for Sonoran Desert Flyers.

In addition, Sonoran Desert Flyers is conducting a food drive to benefit Interfaith Community Services. If they wish, guests may bring donations of canned food to the event.

County meeting on Cotaro Farms road project is Monday at 6 p.m.

The Pima County Department of Transportation will host an open house on Monday, Oct. 17, to update residents on the Cortaro Farms Road/Magee Road: Thornydale Road to Oracle Road improvement project.

The meeting is slated to begin at 6 p.m. at the Pima Community College Northwest Campus at 7600 N. Shannon Road, room A-207.

The meeting is slated as a construction kickoff informational event.

Pima County will cover the upcoming construction of the western segment of the Cortaro Farms Road/Magee Road corridor.

Phase II - Thornydale Road to Shannon Road - will include adding a second bridge over the Cañada del Oro Wash, widening the road to four lanes, adding a center median, providing bike lanes and sidewalks, improving drainage, and landscaping.

This part of the project should be completed by the fall of 2013.

A short presentation will begin at 6:15 p.m. Monday.

It will include specific information about Phase II, and will also update residents on where Phase I of the operations stands.

Phase I includes Shannon Road to La Cañada Drive, which is currently under construction.

County officials will also provide insight into Phase III of the project, which will include construction between La Cañada Drive and Oracle Road.

County staff will be available to answer questions and concerns.

Additionally, the artists developing the artwork for the eastern segment of the corridor will be available to garner input from the public.

More information on the ongoing project can be found by logging on to the county's website at http://roadprojects.pima.gov, or by calling Julie C. Simon at 740-6410.

IRHS theater group to bring ‘Living Dead' to life Oct. 20

Students in Ironwood Ridge High School's theater department will present the stage version of "Night of the Living Dead" Oct. 20-22 in the school auditorium, 2475 W. Naranja Drive in Tucson.

The play will start at 7 each night.

Lori Allen Ohm adapted the stage version from the classic film by George Romero and John Russo. It tells the story of seven people trapped in an isolated farmhouse and held hostage by ravenous, flesh-eating zombies. It blends horror with dark humor.

For more information, call 696-3902.

 

 

 

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