Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A Great Cause to Support This Saturday in Southern Arizona



My son's Eagle Scout project/ Diaper Dash 5K 2014 will take place this Saturday, May 3rd. Bring a package or more of unopened diapers to run, walk, or crawl this family friendly 5K in Marana. A pack or more of donated diapers and a signed waiver form enters you into the prize drawing at the end of the race/walk. Prizes include $100 Target Gift Card from United Financial Center, a FREE full tint good for a small 4 door sedan from A Cut Above Auto Glass & Tint (Valued $120), Certificate for 1 month of unlimited jump time at AZ Air Time, $50 Gift Card to your choice of either Olive Garden or Red Lobster, $50 Gift Certificate to Bookmans, QT Gift Cards, dinners for 2 from Chuy's, Texas Roadhouse, and Cracker Barrel, and much much more. We have over 50 prizes with more coming in each day. Two Men and a Truck will be there to transport diapers to the Diaper Bank. There are drop off locations all around the Tucson area for those who can't make it but would still like to help.

Boy Scout Dashing For Diapers
Town of Marana Gets Behind Benefit for Local Diaper Bank 

Tucson, AZ, [April 21,2014] The prize at the end of the May 3 finish line at the Diaper Dash 5K at Gladden Farms Park in Marana will be diapers, lots of diapers for thousands for Southern Arizonans in need. The benefit for the Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona is the brainchild of Devan Ashcraft, who wanted to do something different for his Eagle Scout project. Devan and his parents took his idea to the Town of Marana and got approval to put together the town’s first Diaper Dash: Run, Walk, Crawl.

"I am hoping that enough people will bring diapers to help meet the huge need in Southern Arizona,” said Devan Ashcraft, he noted that even if people didn’t want to participate in the Dash, he hopes they will still bring diapers. He became aware of how expensive diapers were after his little brother was born and started to wonder how low-income families were able to obtain the diapers and baby supplies they needed for their infants. As he pondered what he could do for his Eagle Scout project these struggling families returned to his mind.

Having participated in benefit runs for the Marana Food Bank, this varsity cross country and track runner, decided that a 5K Diaper Dash would be the answer. With the help of fellow scouts and leaders from Troop 223 and members of his congregation of The Church Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Marana High School freshmen said he hopes this will be a huge success and become an annual event. Registration for the Diaper Dash 5K is from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Saturday, May 3 and the race starts at 8 a.m. at Gladden Farms Community Park, 12250 North Tangerine Road, Marana.

Cost of registration is one or more unopened packages of diapers, particularly in sizes 4, 5, 6, 3T, 4T and adult incontinence pull-up and briefs. Diaper need is a very real social ill that causes physical and emotional problems, including shame and guilt for parents and severe diaper rash and urinary tract infections for babies left in diapers too long. Presently 1 – 3 American mothers report not having an adequate supply of diapers, 48 percent of families report leaving babies in soiled diapers for extended periods of time and 33 percent report reusing soiled diapers. The average cost per child per month is $100 for an adequate supply of diapers. Families report often choosing between buying food and buying diapers.

The Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona distributed almost 650,000 diapers and incontinence supplies through its 50 plus partner agencies last year, however, the need is closer to 1.5 million annually throughout Southern Arizona. To find out more about the Diaper Bank and where to drop off diapers all year long visit www.diaperbank.org If you would like more information about this topic, please email Stephanie Ashcraft at ashcraftsteph@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Little Learners Preschool 2013-2014

I am currently accepting registration for my in-home preschool.  I am located in Gladden Farms.  Class starts in August.  The classes are for ages 3-5.  Please e-mail me for more details at lmichels@gmail.com.

Thanks!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Walton Orthodontics Grand Opening in Marana





  Friday, May 17
       4-7pm
13435 N. Lon Adams

Tour the office,
meet the team
and eat snacks!

This is my brother-in-law's office opening up
here in Marana. He did Jake's teeth, which look
amazing, and I highly recommend him from my
own experience too! His new office is on Lon Adams
across from Ora Mae Harn park.

Come Friday evening to meet him and get more info
if you are looking for a great orthodontist!
waltonortho.com

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Teen Dance




Friday, May 3rd
TEEN DANCE
Crossroads at Silverbell District Park
7548 N. Silverbell Rd.
6:30-9:30pm
 
**Donations are needed for the snack bar, as all the proceeds go to benefit the Marana Marlins Swim Team. If you are able to donate snacks, $ to buy snacks, or help out the night of the movie, please contact Christy Oldham  aubreysattic@hotmail.com or Sara Bauer ptobobcatmom@gmail.com . Thank you!

Friday, April 12, 2013

It's Movie Time!

 
Saturday, April 20th
Camping Under the Stars
13250 N. Lon Adams Rd
Movie: Over the Hedge
Start time 7:00pm
Admission is FREE
 
There are several upcoming "movies in the park" over the next few months, that will be posted on the Marana Moms Blog, so keep your eye out for them.
 
Donations are needed for the snack bar, as all the proceeds go to benefit the Marana Marlins Swim Team. If you are able to donate snacks, $ to buy snacks, or help out the night of the movie, please contact Christy Oldham  @ aubreysattic@hotmail.com
 
Please support our local Marana Marlins Swim Team! Swim Team sign up info to come....

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

4/24 Marana Circus to Benefit Hungry Kids Locally

Culpepper & Merriweather Circus

A Circus is coming to MARANA for a good cause to benefit the Estes Power Pak Program, a supplemental hunger relief program for kids.




Wednesday • April 24
Next to Chevron Station on I-10 & N. Sandario Rd.
Show Times • 5:00 & 7:30 p.m. 

IN ADVANCE
Adult ..........$10.00
Child ............$6.00

CIRCUS DAY
Adult ...........$13.00
Child ............$7.00
Come watch the tent raising between 9:00 & 10:00 am!


Tickets can be purchased by credit card, check, or cash in advance from any of the following business:
Marana Dental Care
Mathnasium of Marana
Integrity Automotives
Denisse Bravo-American Family Insurance


Sponsored by The Marana Optimist Club



The Marana Optimist Club is partnering with Culpepper and Merriweather to raise money for the Estes Power Pak Program.
The Power-Pak for Kids program is a supplementary hunger relief program for Estes Elementary School in Marana for children who are chronically hungry and live in households whose incomes fall below the national poverty level. These Snak-Paks, consist of nutritious, ready-to-eat snacks that provide supplemental nourishment to participating children throughout the weekend. 
The goal of this program is to assist in the reduction of hunger. According to Save Our Strength, hunger impedes a child’s ability to learn and perform academically. Hungry children are likely to have a diminished capacity to learn, achieve lower test scores and lower overall school performance, and experience more school absence, tardiness and school suspension. The long-term impact of the Snak Pak program would improve the quality of life for the children selected to be recipients

Friday, March 15, 2013

Full Mattress wanted

I just bought my daughter a full size bed frame and I'm looking to buy a full mattress in good condition. I have a twin mattress from Costco in good condition I can trade if wanted. Please contact me at 744-3055 if you have anything to sell or trade. Thanks! Christy Oldham

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Hiking with your kids!

I am looking at combining a list of hiking friendly trails on this side of town. I am familiar with Wild Burro Trail by the Ritz Carlton. -but do any of you have suggestions that have worked for you??
Please post them in the comments. I will be happy to type up a post with our findings!!  It's a great time of year to explore with the kids!

COMMENT!! :)

Monday, January 14, 2013

New Marana Playgroup

I'm organizing a Marana playgroup! If you're interested in participating, shoot me an email: KLferguson88@gmail.com, or leave a comment with your email address. This would be a casual weekly thing, rotating between various Marana parks, and possibly the Marana library. Also, if you're interested in hosting an indoor activity at your home let me know! We'll start this week -- Email me for the details!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Little Learners Preschool

I have couple preschool openings for Winter 2013.  I am located in Gladden Farms.  If you would like more information please contact me at lmichels@gmail.com.

~Lynette Michels

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Twilight Deal



Here's a great deal from i97.5, if you haven't already seen the last Twilight movie.  $2 for the Monday night (11/26) 6:20 p.m. show at Tower Theatre. If you click on the link you can get the scoop and a coupon for .97 for a large popcorn or drink.! http://allthehitsi975.com/Article.asp?id=2573608
 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Nicholas J. Ivie Benefit

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Applebees throughout the whole state of Arizona will be donating a portion of their proceeds to the Nicholas J. Ivie family TODAY ....Just mention that you are there on behalf of the Nicholas J. Ivie benefit and want to make sure that they donate a portion of your bill to Nick's family.

Other restaurants participating in the Nicholas Ivie Memorial Benefit in Sierra Vista, AZ today are the follo

wing:
Buffalo Wild Wings - 4-7pm
Buffalo Corrall BBQ - 5-close
Denny’s - 4-10pm
Little Caesar’s - All day
Papa’s 50’s Diner - All day
Papa John’s - All day
Peter Piper - All Day (You must mention this is why you are dining there)
Outback - 4-close
La Casita - All day
Vinny’s - All day
Applebee’s - All day
Down Home BBQ - All day
SubStandards - All day
Taqueria La Taquiza - All day

Be sure to mention that you are there for the Benefit.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

STORY TOWN

Has anyone ever gone to this event before? I think my family would enjoy it, but I am curious about it's size and if my kids older than 5 will enjoy it or not? (ages 6 and 7)


11/3/2012
SATURDAY
10:00am - 3:00pm
Location:
Joel D Valdez Main
On Jácome Plaza in front of the Joel D. Valdez Main Library
Categories:
Family

Preschool
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9th Annual Story Town Family Literacy Festival

Story Town is a free, day-long event that celebrates the joy of books and reading with children, ages birth to 5, and their families. Spend the day in Story Town where stories are performed, music and dancing is all around, and your favorite story characters will greet you! Be sure to visit some of our local food vendors, including Boston Market and Robdogs Hotdogs.
Free parking is located in the garage at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library. (Access the garage on Alameda Street, between Stone and Church. A ramp takes you beneath the library into the parking garage.)
This event is sponsored by the Pima County Public Library, MAKE WAY FOR BOOKS, ALTRUSA, Boston Market, & the Friends of the Pima County Public Library.
Questions about Story Town? Please call Infoline at 520-791-4010.


I also saw on the library calendar and event for a free 4 week class for teenagers to learn about video production.  I wish it was for adults too! The description looked really fun and I know a lot of kids are into technology these days, maybe your teen wants to go! check it out! www.library.pima.gov

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Pumpkin Patch

Hi Ladies,

We just went out to the Marana Pumpkin Patch today and it was fantastic! I know it's really close to all of you. There was tons of grass that really kept the dust down and lots for the kids to do. They had a blast doing the activities...especially conquering the straw mountain and train. Just thought I'd pass the word along.

Happy Pumpkin Hunting!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Be The Match

A young mother in our community is asking us to help save her life. A friend of mine has been diagnosed with Leukemia, her name is Phyllis, and she is a young mom like many of us. Phyllis needs a steam-cell-transplant in order to survive. No one in her family has been a match, that is why she needs us. Without a transplant her chances of survival are only 20%. It is easy and free to be tested to see if you could be a match for Phylis. All it takes is a simple cheek swab, then if you are a match you will under go a procedure similar to donating blood where stem cells are filtered out and reserved and all other blood components are returned to the donor. If you are interested in helping my friend there are several things you can do.......


1. Come to the "Be A Match" Registry Event Saturday, September 29th from 10:00-4:00PM at the LDS Church located at 3530 West Magee Road Tucson, AZ 85741 and do your cheek swab, the whole process will take about 12 minutes. Be in and out quickly! For more information, call 271-8676.

2. If you can't make the event go to http://marrow.org/Join/Join_the_Registry.aspx and request your free testing kit that will be delivered to your home at no cost to you.

3.Tell your family and friends! You do not have to live in Tucson to participate, you can donate wherever you live. The more people we get to join, the better chances we have of finding a match for Phyllis! So post this on your Facebook and blogs, talk to your neighbors and friends. Lets get the word out!

If you would like to learn more about Phyllis' battle  you can see a news report here http://www.kgun9.com/news/local/170771426.html . You can also go to marrow.org to get answers to all of your questions about the screening process.

Together we can make a difference, and maybe give someone a second chance at life along the way!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

TVs For Sale

2 tvs for sale as part of an estate sale.  First is a 32 inch RCA LCD tv/dvd combo.  720p.  It is 3 years old.  Asking $225/OBO.  The second is a Sony Bravia 40 inch LCD tv.  1080p.  It is 2 years old and comes with a 3 year Sears home warranty (expires 8/1/15).  Asking $350/OBO.  Both are in excellent condition.  If interested please contact me at lmichels@gmail.com.
 
 RCA 32 inch tv
 DVD combo on tv
Sony Bravia 40 inch tv

Thursday, June 21, 2012

4th Annual Gladden Farms 10K / Half Marathon and Kids Race!

**Sat Oct 27th 2012 **

Info for the 4th Annual Gladden Farms 10K / Half Marathon is posted and registration is now open!

In addition to the 10K and half marathon, we will have a Kids Race this year!

Go to www.desert-endurance.com for details and registration forms.

Email desert-endurance [at] hotmail dot com with any questions.


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Surviving the Summer: My IF YOU HAVE TIME TO FIGHT YOU HAVE TIME TO CLEAN Plan

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The thing I dread the most in the summer is the fighting between my children that occurs as we are sequestered inside our Arizona home hiding out from the heat.  Maybe your children are perfect and never argue or fight, but my kids have a problem with this during the summer.  Last summer I developed a new personal family motto:  IF YOU HAVE TIME TO FIGHT, YOU HAVE TIME TO CLEAN.  I call it inspiration in the midst of desperation.  My If You Have Time To Fight Clean plan worked so well for me last summer that I have decided to share it in hopes that it helps another mother who is fed up with fighting. 
I've been asking the kids who is going to fight first because the van REALLY needs cleaned out.  My house was really clean last summer until the kids decided it really wasn't worth fighting.
So, here is the list which hangs both upstairs and downstairs for easy access.  The kids know the plan and that mom and dad are the ones who get to pick the consequence for both offenders whenever they fight.  You can change the list to meet your families needs.

If You Have Time To Fight, You Have Time To Clean List

1. Clean out the van. Throw away all the trash in doors. Bring in any loose papers on the floor to mom. Any loose items or toys also need to come inside the house.

2. Vacuum the van- floors and seats. One of you does the driver and passenger side and the middle row. The other vacuums the back row and back storage area.

3. Pick all the toys in the house. Flip a coin to see who cleans upstairs and who does downstairs.

4. Scrub time. Each of you gets to wash the floor of one bathroom or the laundry room (mom's choice) on your hands and knees with a bucket of soap water and a rag.

5. Grab your gardening gloves. Each of you gets to pull 15 weeds from the front or back yard. Use hand shovel to dig out if necessary.

6. Dust all the blinds in the house or dust the furniture (mom's choice). One will do upstairs and the other will do downstairs.

7. Each of you will take turns vacuuming two rooms of mom's choice.

8. Broom work. One of you will sweep the kitchen, dining, living room, and walk ways downstairs. The other will sweep all the bathrooms and laundry room.

For arguing offenses of lesser manor:
1. Each of you read 3 books of Emma's choice to Emma.
2. Time out in your rooms with only a book for 20 minutes.
3. Extra 15 minutes of practicing an instrument or piano.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Marana Marlins Swim Team Registration

Registration for the Marana Marlins Swim Team will begin on Monday, May 21st at 5:00pm. Just come to the pool and you can fill out all the forms needed at the pool! Registration for the team will be $60.00 per child this Summer. The fee has gone up due to the fact The Town of Marana is charging us to use the pool!

Marana Marlins official swim schedule!
 Monday, May 21-Friday, May 25th 5:00-6:00pm. ONLY one week of the 5:00pm practice. Monday, May 28th we will begin twice a day practices 7:00-8:00am and 7:00-8:00pm. Our first meet is on June 2nd at the YMCA. It is an evening meet. Warm-ups begin at 4:00pm!
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Sara at 520-342-6401.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Teacher Gifts delivered FREE for Marana Moms

Hello Marana Moms! I am here for all your birthday party, bridal shower, baby shower, and gifting needs. **Great idea for an end of year TEACHER GIFT!** Offering FREE delivery in the Marana area to Marana Moms on orders received by May 20th. Please contact me and make your request. chefshanna@live.com
 

View my blog:  http://sweettoothconfections.blogspot.com

Monday, May 14, 2012

Preschool Registration for Fall 2012

I am accepting registration for my preschool in Gladden Farms.  Classes are for children ages 3-5.  For more information please contact me at lmichels@gmail.com.

Friday, April 20, 2012

FREE Open House -- Looking for vendors

A friend and fellow Marana Mom is hosting a free open house and has asked me to share it with all the Marana Mom business owners.  If you are interested, please contact her directly.
 
To the Moms of Marana,
My name is Amanda and I recently became an independent consultant for Damsel in Defense. Several moms I know have their own home based business but often find it hard to get out to promote our businesses.  We have decided to host an open house, which would be free to all mom business owners. We are looking for a few more vendors. 
Tentatively the open house is scheduled for the evening of Friday, April 27th. If you have a business and are interested in displaying your products please contact me. 
Please contact:  Amanda Aune, Damsel In Defense Independent Consultant
406-498-3664
Amandadamselpro@gmail.com 

Friday, April 13, 2012

I am looking for a daytime childcare in the area of Picture Rocks, Avra Valley/green acres area. please call me if you our anyone you know is interested. Linda: 360-4363

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I LOVE My Mommy 5K/10K Deal

 

5K/10K at Star Valley Park
Saturday May 12, 2012

 20% off to My Savvy Savings blog fans with code MARANA20
There is also a  family deal: the Family 4 pack is 4 shirts and unlimited family racers (immediate family) for $75.
  You can register online HERE with that code or write it on a mail in registration form that can be printed from AndRace.com.

Visit AndRace.com for more details!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

EGG HUNT TODAY in Gladden Farms (open to everyone)

Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Compass Park(by the tunnel at Tangerine and Lon Adams)

Bring your family and friends to Gladden Farms’ Spring CelebrEGGtion held on
Saturday, March 31st from 10am – 1 pm at Compass Park.
There will be Fun, Food and Games for the whole family!


Egg Hunts will be by Age Groups:
10:30 a.m. - 0-3 yrs old
11:00 a.m. -4-7 yrs old
11:30 a.m. - 8-12 yrs old
(Come early to register for the hunt!)


Admission: $2 per child for Gladden Farms Residents
$5 per family for Non Residents ( I am not sure if this pricing is correct, it is what the GF website says, however it doesn't make sense to me, so be prepared for it to possibly be different!)

Weather permitting, there will be a hot air balloon at the park on display!

hope to see you there!

Friday, March 30, 2012

UPDATE on Adult bill board signs in view of Estes Elementary and Marana Middle Schools



Happy Day for the Town of Marana.  
All FIVE signs were taken down this afternoon.  

Thank you to Jones Outdoor Advertising for removing the signs near our schools.  Thank you to the mayor, school administrators, teachers, parents, and concerned citizens for asking the company to remove signs.  KOLD will be airing our story tonight on the 6 p.m. and possibly the 10 p.m. news.


What you as a concerned parent or citizen can still do to help:


1.  Call or contact Jones Outdoor Advertising and thank them for removing the adult business signs in Marana.

You can reach them at 520-749-1307.

You can contact them online here.

You can write to them at:  
Jones Outdoor Advertising
10657 E. Old Vail Connection Road.
Tucson, AZ 85747


2.  Email or call State Senators and Representatives representing our area explaining our situation and asking them to work to make it ILLEGAL FOR ANY ADULT BUSINESS ILLEGAL TO CHILDREN FROM ADVERTISING WITHIN A 1 MILE RADIUS OF A SCHOOL, CHURCH, OR CHILD CARE FACILITY.

This is particularly important because we want to prevent anything like this from happening to not only our school district but to any other school district in the state of Arizona.  Four of five signs were positioned on the dividing line of both District 25 and District 26.  For this reason, we ask you to contact all six leaders if possible.  You can write one basic email, copy and paste it into emails for the others.  Representative Peggy Judd is extremely supportive of our movement to have something done at the state level.


Senator Gail Griffin
Phone Number: (602) 926-5895
Email Address: ggriffin@azleg.gov  
 
Senator Al Melvin
Phone Number: (602) 926-4326
Email Address: amelvin@azleg.gov 


Representative Terri Proud
Phone Number: (602) 926-3398
Email Address: tproud@azleg.gov  

Representative Vic Williams
Phone Number: (602) 926-5839
Email address: vwilliams@azleg.gov  

Representative David Stevens
Phone Number: (602) 926-4321
Email Address: dstevens@azleg.gov   

Representative Peggy Judd
Phone Number: (602) 926-5836
Email Address: pjudd@azleg.gov   



3.  Please forward this website to all your family, friends, and neighbors in Arizona urging them to take action as well to protect all schools in the state of Arizona from ever having to deal with this issue in the future. 




Thank you for taking a stand to help protect and defend Arizona's children and schools.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

URGENT Call for Action: Adult bill board signs in view of Estes Elementary and Marana Middle Schools



Recently, a total of five billboards advertising sexually related businesses have appeared within a 1/2 mile radius of both Marana Middle School and Estes ElementaryThe most recent of the full sized billboards advertising the above "Passion Adult Boutique" was placed within 300 feet of the north end of the Estes Elementary playground in full view of the children. Ironically, this billboard replaced one encouraging the kids to "stay in school and soar to new heights" with a photo of a jet airplane pilot. From the school crosswalk that leads from the elementary to middle school parking lots another (GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS Full Bar) billboard advertising a topless bar can be seen looking straight ahead. On the back of that billboard is another for the adult bookstore. Directly south of that billboard, the next three of four are all for the same two businesses totaling five such advertisements within less than half a mile of two schools. Unfortunately, our kids are subjected to every single one of them as bus riders pass all of them on their way to and from school. Those that don't ride the bus can still view three of the five from various points on school grounds.

Melanie Bullock has spoken to Mike Heedy at ADOT Billboard Permitting about the situation. He informed her that the billboards were properly permitted and are also legal as they contain no graphics or suggestive sexually suggestive text. Mr. Heedy was very helpful and explained that there are currently no regulations in place prohibiting such advertising near schools. He offered to contact John Cocker at the locally owned company that owns all five billboards (Jones Outdoor Advertising) to see if there was a possibility of some compromise. Melanie also spoke to Mr. Cocker who informed her that there was no possibility of moving the billboards as there aren't another five that are vacant. He said the billboards were intentionally designed as text only to be vague and tasteful. While we do appreciate their lack of graphics, their location is still very concerning and disturbing as they are still advertising adult services and alcohol to children and have already started conversation amongst many of the children ages pre-k thru eight grade. He did mention that there may be a possibility of moving them further north on the freeway in a less incorporated area but the billboard structures themselves are still in the planning and pre-construction phase and are dependent upon the completion of nearby railroad construction. When asked about a time frame, he said he was unable to give an accurate estimate but would guess no sooner than the end of the year.  


Mayor Ed Honea and Dr. Doug Wilson, the Superintendent of the Marana Unified School District, are supportive of our efforts to get the signs removed and to get legislation going on a state level to prevent this from happening to any other municipality or school district in Arizona.  Mayor Honea is discussing this issue with individual lawmakers and other city leaders.  Dr. Wilson has also contacted lawmakers as well in regards to this issue.  Other administrators, teachers, parents, and citizens have been sending emails as well.





What you as a concerned parent or citizen can do to help:


1.  Call or contact Jones Outdoor Advertising and ask that they remove the adult business signs that are within a mile of the schools in Marana.

You can reach them at 520-749-1307.   The owner's name is John Cocker. 

You can contact them online here.

You can write to them at:  
Jones Outdoor Advertising
10657 E. Old Vail Connection Road.
Tucson, AZ 85747


2.  Email or call State Senators and Representatives representing our area explaining our situation and asking them TO PUSH FOR AN AMENDMENT OR LEGISLATION THAT WILL PREVENT ANY ADULT BUSINESS ILLEGAL TO CHILDREN FROM ADVERTISING WITHIN A 1 MILE RADIUS OF A SCHOOL, CHURCH, OR CHILD CARE FACILITY.

This is particularly important because we want to prevent anything like this from happening to not only our school district but to any other school district in the state of Arizona.  Four of five signs are positioned on the dividing line of both District 25 and District 26.  For this reason, we ask you to contact all six leaders if possible.  You can write one basic email, copy and paste it into emails for the others.


Senator Gail Griffin
Phone Number: (602) 926-5895
Email Address: ggriffin@azleg.gov  
 
Senator Al Melvin
Phone Number: (602) 926-4326
Email Address: amelvin@azleg.gov 


Representative Terri Proud
Phone Number: (602) 926-3398
Email Address: tproud@azleg.gov  

Representative Vic Williams
Phone Number: (602) 926-5839
Email address: vwilliams@azleg.gov  

Representative David Stevens
Phone Number: (602) 926-4321
Email Address: dstevens@azleg.gov   

Representative Peggy Judd
Phone Number: (602) 926-5836
Email Address: pjudd@azleg.gov   



3.  Please forward this website to all your family, friends, and neighbors in Arizona urging them to take action as well.  



Thank you for taking a stand to help protect and defend Arizona's children and schools.

UPDATE Request for Help Removing 5 Adult signs within 1/2 mile of our schools

Marana Parents: This is the contact page for the bill board company, Jones Outdoor Advertising, responsible for placing the FIVE Adult Passion Boutique/ Girls Girls Girls Signs with in sight and in 1/2 mile radius of both Estes Elementary and Marana Middle School. The kids loading and unloading the buses at both schools can easily read the signs. The most bothersome faces the playground. Please fill out the contact form and express your feelings of them placing ads for Adult businesses within sight of schools.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Adult Billboard Signs In View of Estes Elementary and Marana Middle School


FIVE billboards advertising adult passion boutiques and "Girls Girls Girls Full Bar"  have popped up along the freeway in Marana within sight of both Estes Elementary and Marana Middle School.  Two can be seen while heading north. Three while heading south.  The picture shows one of the Girls Girls Girls signs that you can see in between the 2 school signs. This picture was taken at the far end of the schools. The kids can easily read the sign as they get off the bus at the middle school.  Where the buses are parked is where the middle school students board the buses. If they can't see that sign, they can read the identical sign which is blocked by the buses two signs down from this one.  The worst sign's HUGE letters face the elementary playground.

I talked to the mayor.  The town has no jurisdiction over the signs.  The states control the freeway/frontage road and billboards.  Melanie Bullock has been working with ADOT all day concerning the signs.  ADOT is trying to contact the companies involved to see if they will move the signs.  It's the first time signs like this have been placed in such close proximity to a school in Arizona.  If the companies refuse, we may have to take this all the way to the state legislature.  The mayor is trying to contact people at the state level to see if anything can be done as well and will get back to me soon.

ADOT has encouraged us to have people email The Outdoor Advertising Association of America to which the owners of the billboards belong.  Please fill out the contact form to the Outdoor Advertising Association of America at http://www.oaaa.org/ContactUs/   We need as many parents as possible to express their dismay that signs advertising adult businesses not appropriate for children can be read from both the middle school and the elementary school properties. The company that owns the billboards is a member of this association, and the association prides itself for protecting children from signs like this.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Azure Standard Delivery Drop in Marana!

Looking for a way to get your natural and health food items for less? Have you heard of Azure Standard??

Azure Standard is this great company in Oregon. They have awesome grains and produce and many, many other items. The prices from this company are going to be better, in many cases, than just going into your local Sunflower Farmers Market or Whole Foods.

The best part: NO SHIPPING! There are Deliver Drop Points throughout this part of the country and I have been a part of the Northwest Tucson Drop for a while now...and I even just learned that there is one right here in my own Gladden Farms Neighborhood!

Anyway, there is no commitment neccessary to be a part of the Drop, other than ordering $50 worth of products, when you DO order. You can order once in a while, or every single month, if you want!
  • The Azure Website is very easy to use and sign up for an account on. Take a look HERE.
  • Contact Kathy Adams @ 520.616.4530 if you want more info about the Gladden Farms Delivery Drop!

Below are a couple of Blog Posts from other Moms who find Azure Standard to be SO helpful...and they do a much better job of explaining things than I do :).

Azure Standard: How Does it Work?

Azure Standard: Natural Food Resource