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We will be meeting virtually by Zoom until further notice. Email WUNA to be included and get the password.
Thursday, NOV 12, 2020, 6-7:30pm
Thursday, DEC 10, 2020, 6-7:30pm
All are welcome! Everyone is invited as a guest.
And there are several area board positions open for 2021. Attend a meeting, and talk to us about becoming a board member in the new year!
»More about WUNA meetings and see/watch minutes
Oct 25, 2020
Photos by Lenor Glover
On a fallish October 25, a pleasant Sunday, with temps in the 80s, WUNA and friends planted our Catalina Park with everything from penstemon to mesquites, along with milkweed, dogweed, and deer grass.
About 30 volunteers from West University, along with Feldman’s and Dunbar Spring neighborhoods, gathered to help the experts from Tucson Clean and Beautiful plant the drainage swales to collect rain, when, and if, we ever get any. This was the culmination of a grant WUNA President Judy Sensibar wrote about a year ago applying for water harvesting project funding.
One bed, along Second Street at Fifth Avenue, received plantings of pink fairy duster and desert marigold. And that one, what’s that? we asked. “Globe mallow,” replied Sensibar. “They have the orange flowers.”
Jon Choi, the Stormwater Harvesting Project Manager at TCB, who drew up the plans, including curb cuts for the south side of the park, gave credit to his group and to Parks and Recreation generally, all under the city grant that supported seven city staff to lead the effort… »Keep reading
You might have noticed Anza Park is looking very quiet and peaceful lately. TPD arrested a longtime drug dealer and his clientele have moved on.
Police have asked us to come up with ideas to be in the park. Volleyball has started many evenings again, and players appreciate us coming by to show our support.
Construction of the new bathroom and 🐾 dog park is still slated to begin before the end of the year. Let’s get in the habit of 🐾 walking our dogs in and around Anza in the meantime. 🐕
DE ANZA: 7am-10:30pm
CATALINA: Sunrise to Dark
Round 2 of the Fourth Avenue Gift Card Program goes live on May 4 at 6am!
Historic Fourth Avenue is the heartbeat of Tucson. Its character is defined by the many unique, locally owned businesses within the district. Preserving and supporting those businesses is fundamental to preserving the character of Fourth Avenue itself. The Fourth Avenue Merchants Association (FAMA) and an Anonymous Angel will add $10 to each card which goes directly to the merchant. Together we will be making a $35,000 investment in the future of our community’s small, locally owned businesses.
For $25 you receive a $35 gift card for use at the following participating Fourth Avenue Businesses:
Bison Witches Bar & Grill • BOCA Tacos y Tequila • Book Stop • Boss Shears • Brooklyn Pizza • Cafe Passe • Caruso’s Restaurant • Celestial Rites • Che’s Lounge • Chocolate Iguana • Crooked Tooth Brewing Company • The Drunken Chicken • Eastland Alley Design Co. • Flower Shop on 4th Avenue • Hippie Gypsy • How Sweet It Was Vintage • Hurricane Records • Lindy’s on 4th • Magpies Gourmet Pizza • Martin’s Comida Chingona • Medusas on 4th • Mr. Head’s Art Gallery and Bar • Pop Cycle Shop • Public Brewhouse • Razorz Edge • Rustic Candle • ShopUp Tucson • Silver Sea Jewelry • Surly Wench Pub • TallBoys• Tap & Bottle • Tiny Town Surplus • True Love Honey • Tucson Improv Movement • Tucson Thrift Shop • Tumerico on 4th Ave • ZUZI! Dance
Gift cards can be purchased beginning on Monday, May 4th at 6am.
»PURCHASE GIFT CARDS
Thank you for supporting the Merchants on Fourth Avenue! Gifts cards will be mailed out by USPS approximately 7-10 days from the end of the program.
For more information: contact Fred Ronstadt at (520) 624-5006.
E-scooters are being deployed in Tucson as of Sept 12, 2019. Many will be in our part of town and we will start seeing them on our neighborhood streets fairly quickly. This is a pilot program with two operators: Bird and Razor. Each operator may launch and operate up to 500 scooters (1,000 total), and can launch an additional 250 scooters in “opportunity zones” – characterized by a high percentage of low-income households without access to a motor vehicle.
»More information about the Bird and Razor program, rules of use, how to rent, etc.
It has been a couple of years since we updated the Preferred Provider List, which is a very useful benefit of WUNA membership.
Most of us have historic or at least older homes and fixing them requires a knowledge of older systems and finishes. Some trades people enjoy the challenge, others hate dealing with our complex issues – and others pretend they know how and make things worse.
That is why it is important that we share with each other the names of people who have worked for us and done a great job!
So if you have had a good experience with someone who has worked on your historic home recently, please email Carolyn the name and contact information. This will only take you a minute but can save your neighbors much gnashing of teeth and pulling of hair. Consider it your first good deed for 2018!
The West University Neighborhood Association (WUNA) is a group of friendly neighbors who have formed an association through which we can address mutual concerns and enjoy neighborly social activities.
»More about the features of our neighborhood!