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                                                   The Coronado Neighborhood
                                                                                                               Volume 17
                                                                                                                 May 2003

                               The monthly newsletter of the Greater Coronado Neighborhood Association
  Free summer
                                                               Meet the Neighbors!
 golf lessons for
                               Mercer Mortuary, a gateway to Coronado for 53 years
 Phoenix youth
                               In 1950, a landmark business was built and started in what is now the
The Phoenix Parks and          Greater Coronado Neighborhood. Mercer Mortuary and Chapel in the Gar-
Recreation Depar tment
                               den was built at 1541 E. Thomas Rd. The Arizona Republic wrote about
will offer free youth golf
                               the Mercer family’s migration to Phoenix from Granite City, Illinois, where
lessons this summer at all
city courses. Aspiring Tiger   they had been in the funeral and livery business since the 1800s. The news-
Woods between 8 and 17         paper also wrote about the enormity of the project, its $100,000 cost and
can get group instruction      its architectural significance.
at Palo Verde, Papago,            They wrote that “a feature of the structure   beautiful the Chapel in the Garden still is.
Cave Creek, Maryvale,          will be a modernistic chapel, suitable for           Mercer Mortuary and Chapel in the Gar-
Aguila and Encanto golf        weddings as well as funerals.” The indoor-       den has served the North Central community
courses. PGA and LPGA          outdoor rock pond garden has coy fish, live      of Phoenix for 53 years and will continue
pros will provide instruc-     plants and is visible from the chapel and        serving the community for years to come. The
tion for beginner, interme-    lobby. On the other side is a fountain and       Mercer family sold Mercer Mortuary and Cha-
diate and advanced youth       garden also visible from the chapel. It was      pel in the Garden to the Hansen family, who
golfers. All equipment will    an architectural masterpiece, way ahead of its   continue the tradition. The Hansen family
be provided. Classes last      time. It is still awe-inspiring today.           has also been in the mortuary business here
one hour and meet pri-             The Chapel in the Garden got so much         in the Valley since 1948. The Hansen family
marily during the morning      notice in the beginning that it started out      has six facilities throughout the Valley. Han-
hours, with a few sched-       having more weddings than funerals.              sen Mortuaries and Mercer Chapel are family
                                  On March 25, 2003, Mercer’s was visited       owned and operated, and the Hansen family,
uled for early afternoon.
                               by Bob and Patty Norris, who were accompa-       along with their employees takes special care
Session I runs June 2-19;
                               nied by their daughter Cathy. They were tak-     in serving their clients/families. The Mortu-
Session II, June 23-July 17;
                               ing a trip down memory lane. The Norris’ had     ary and Chapel in the Garden are available
Session III, July 21-Aug. 7.
                               been married in the Chapel in the Garden on      to serve a traditional and a contemporary
Obtain registration forms
                               February 15, 1952 and were amazed at how         clientele. Today, the Chapel in the Garden is
at any city golf course                                                                                       still capable of
or download the forms at                                                                                      handling wed-
www.phoenix.gov/GOLF.                                                                                         dings, tradi-
Registration forms must                                                                                       tional funerals,
be mailed or submitted                                                                                        contemporary
to the golf course where                                                                                      Celebrations
the child wishes to take                                                                                      of Life, Memo-
classes. The Parks and                                                                                        rial Services,
Recreation Department’s                                                                                       meetings, con-
Youth Golf program last                                                                                       ferences and
year provided free golf les-                                                                                  more.
sons to more than 2,500
children in schools and                                                                                      Mercer’s lovely
at city courses. For more                                                                                    chapel that
information, call 602-534-                                                                                   has been the
                                                                                                             stage for many
 GCNA Officers                                  Neighborhood News                                  this program in the past 12 months.
                                                                                                      Services may include inspecting and
                                                                                                   replacing cooler motor and belt, changing
    Cletus Montoya ........... 253-4456         Neighbors on Patrol report:
                                                                                                   the pump or pads, shutting down the fur-
               president@gcna.info              1501 E Oak Street
                                                                                                   nace or replacing the system when repair
 Vice President                                 From Mike Kent: “I walk a lot through
                                                                                                   costs exceed replacement costs. For more
    Allen Hall..................... 258-8727    the neighborhood and I noticed all 30 of
                                                                                                   information, call 602-262-4614.
 Treasurer                                      the apartments at this address had been
    Sue Meyers .................... 254-9120    vandalized—broken doors and windows,               New RAPID transit service
 Secretary                                      gang graffiti on exterior walls, and drug          makes point to point
    Andrea DelGaldo......... 252-2763           users and hookers were loitering on the            connections
               secretary@gcna.info              property. The problems started February            A commuter transit service that combines
                                                25, 2003. My first call was made to the            the flexibility of buses with rail-like ame-
                                       1.       city’s Neighborhood Preservation Divi-             nities is coming to Phoenix July 14, but
                     ergency, call 91
If you have an em                               sion. They relayed my message to City              its new bus stations already are springing
                         al activity,           Inspector D. Stormont who sent letters to          up all over downtown. Giving bus riding
      To report crimin
                         at 262-6151.           the owner of the property. By April 4, the         a modern image, RAPID is a new Valley
     call Crime Stop                            landlord had not responded. I then called          Metro service funded by the city of Phoe-
                        iminal issues,
    For persistent cr                  er       Councilman Linger’s office for additional          nix that soon will be changing the way
                      ity Action Offic
  call our Commun                               assistance. Monica from that office called         people commute to their jobs.
                     at 53  4-2424 ext.
    Cecilia Chavez                              me back that same day and said that Stor-              RAPID is a new point-to-point com-
                              and phone
   5011. Le ave your name                       mont would send out more letters to the            muter service using buses specially
                    cannot contact
   number or she                                proper parties. If they did not respond            designed for high-speed limited-stop
                           your issue.
       or star t work on                        within 35 days (by May 16) the city would          travel. They will carry commuters between
                                                fence and board up the property, and bill          outlying transit facilities and new stations
 Block Watch/Neighbors on Patrol                the owner in the form of a property lien.          in downtown Phoenix, offering commut-
    Clete Montoya ............. 253-4456        On April 29, Rosa, also from Councilman            ers another great alternative to driving.
 Business Liaison                               Linger’s office, called and said that they             RAPID service begins this summer
    Rueben Valencia .......... 228-6345         discovered that the loan company is now            along two of the Valley’s busiest commuter
                business@gcna.info              the owner of this property as the previous         corridors, I-10 from Ahwatukee and State
 Fund Raising                                   owner was foreclosed upon. The loan com-           Route 51 beginning at Bell Road. Each
   VOLUNTEERING IS FUN                          pany is now seeking bids to board up the           corridor has a new park-and-ride facility.
 Garden Cooridnator                             buildings as required by the city.“                RAPID service will be expanded to include
    WE NEED A GREEN THUMB!                          As you can see Neighbors on Patrol works!      three other travel corridors in fall 2003.
 Home Tour
                                                If you would like to enroll in the program, call       Passers-by who’ve noticed the gray
    Clete Montoya ............. 253-4456        Clete at 253-4456 for the next available class     masts anchored along the sidewalks of
                                                dates. And thanks to Mike Kent for attending       Jefferson and Washington streets from
 Legislative Liaison
                                                to his corner of Coronado. We will all benefit     Copper Square to the State Capitol are
                                                from his efforts.                                  seeing 14 RAPID stations in various stages
    Joanie Cloninger........... 262-2212                                                           of installation. Six more will be installed
 Neighborhood Improvement
                                                City News                                          at Phoenix transit centers and park-and-
                                                                                                   rides. When completed, RAPID stations
                                                                                                   will greet passengers with a fresh new
 Newsletter (Dispatch)                          Cooler program keeps seniors
                                                                                                   look and design.
    Pam Racich................... 277-3399      safe from heat
                                                                                                       The distinctive RAPID stations feature
                 dispatch@gcna.info             The city of Phoenix Human Services
                                                                                                   fifteen-foot tall structural steel center
 Public Relations                               Department is helping to keep senior
                                                                                                   poles with translucent fiberglass canopies
    Richard Larsen ...... 800-934-1990          citizens and disabled residents cool this
                                                                                                   positioned to give passengers maximum
 Spanish Liaison                                summer through its Summer 2003 Cooler
                                                                                                   shade during the summer. Each station
    Frances Urquidez......... 257-8376          Start-Up Program.
                                                                                                   will have an artist-designed bench, a steel
 Tool Shed                                          The program helps residents who
                                                                                                   route map, a trash receptacle and eventu-
    John Hill ...................... 258-9658   might not otherwise be able to afford
                                                                                                   ally, an electronic signboard to announce
 Webmaster                                      repairs on their cooling systems, using
                                                                                                   arrivals and departures. The colors chosen
    Kevin ....... webmaster@gcna.info           money from the state-funded Utility
                                                                                                   for the RAPID stations match those of the
 Youth Services                                 Repair and Replacement Program. To
                                                                                                   RAPID buses, an updated paint scheme to
    Lucinda Montoya......... 253-4456           qualify, residents must be 60 years old or
                                                                                                   complement other Valley Metro vehicles.
                                                over, or disabled, and meet low-income
                                                requirements. They also must own their             Phoenix given diversity award
                                                own home and not have participated in              The city of Phoenix recently was recog-

 2 Coronado Dispatch                                                                                                       www.gcna.info
nized by the National Black Caucus of           so-called Fourth Quest for the Historical       Calendar
Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) of the        Jesus, Wright makes use of archeology,          What is GCNA? The Greater Coronado
National League of Cities for its Diversity     Biblical studies, and other resources to        Neighborhood Association, an associa-
Task Force.                                     present a provocative picture of Jesus and      tion of Coronado neighbors who work
    As the winner of the NBC-LEO 2003           the message he proclaimed. The series will      together to make Coronado a bet-
City Cultural Diversity Award (for a popu-      be offered during Augustana’s adult educa-      ter place to live and work. Everyone
lation of more than 400,000), Phoenix was       tion time, 10:30-11:30am Sundays, starting      is welcome to the monthly general
recognized for setting a strong example of      April 27 and continuing for 6 weeks. The        meetings—homeowners, renters, busi-
how cities can improve and promote cul-         public is invited.                              nessowners and their employees. Meet-
tural diversity in their communities. The
                                                Certify your business to do                     ings are always the first Thursday of the
award was presented at the “Celebrate
                                                business with the city                          month at the community center. Be part
Diversity” breakfast at the National League
                                                The city of Phoenix Equal Opportunity           of our community, you’re contribution is
of Cities’ Congressional City Conference
                                                Department offers free monthly Certifica-       always welcome!
in Washington, D.C. District 8 City Coun-
                                                tion and Business Opportunity Workshops         MAY 26
cilmember Michael Johnson accepted the
                                                for small business owners. The workshops
award on behalf of the city.                                                                      GCNA Board Meeting—7pm
                                                provide in-depth information about the            Coronado Covenant Community Center
    “We have a rich heritage of varied and
                                                city’s Small Business Enterprise (SBE)            12th Street and Virginia
diverse cultures and have been recognized
                                                certification program, which can expand
nationally for our diversity programs,” said                                                    JUNE 5
                                                opportunities for economic growth.
George Flores, city of Phoenix deputy city
                                                    By becoming a certified SBE, business         GCNA General Meeting—7pm
manager. “We are in the second year of a                                                          Coronado Covenant Community Center
                                                owners increase their ability to take part
four-year implementation plan and more                                                            12th Street and Virginia
                                                in contracting opportunities with the
than half of the 77 recommendations                                                               Nominations for GCNA officers. Want to
                                                city. To date, more than 400 businesses
already have been implemented.” For                                                               make changes in how things happen?
                                                have received SBE certification. Certified
details on the city of Phoenix Diversity                                                          Bring your neighbor and have him nomi-
                                                SBE firms may participate in the Reserve          nate you for office.
Task Force, call 602-256- 3597.
                                                Contract Program for goods and general
Arts organizations seek more                    services as well as the Subcontracting          JUNE 23
input for centralized ticket and                Goals Program for city-funded construc-           GCNA Board Meeting—7pm
event information                               tion projects.                                    Coronado Covenant Community Center
On April 2, 40 representatives of Valley arts       To qualify for SBE certification, a busi-     12th Street and Virginia
organizations discussed the most current        ness must have been in operation for at         JULY 3
plan for a collaboration to build audiences     least two years, be located in Maricopa           GCNA General Meeting—7pm
and provide centralized ticket/event infor-     County and owned by a citizen or legal            Coronado Covenant Community Center
mation and access (the product of the Tic       resident of the United States. Business           12th Street and Virginia
Tacs–Ticketing Tactics Task Force).             owners also must have a personal net
                                                                                                JULY 28
   This resulted in positive support for        worth of less than $250,000.
the concept. Many thoughtful and help-              Certified SBE firms are listed in the         GCNA Board Meeting—7pm
ful ideas about additional opportunities        city’s online directory, which is available       Coronado Covenant Community Center
and areas to address were raised and rec-                                                         12th Street and Virginia
                                                to prime contractors, local corporations,
ommendations were made to move this             government entities and the general             EVERY TUESDAY
effort to the next organizational stage. For    public. Firms also have access to free            Teen Council Meetings
a summary of the meeting and discussion,        consulting, loan programs and workforce           Coronado Covenant Community Center
visit: www.ArizonaArts.org/ticketing.           development assistance.                           12th Street and Virginia
   There is still time and opportunity for          For more information, call 602-               Every Tuesday night, 6pm-8pm
input and ideas from the public. If you         262-6790/voice or 602-534-1557/                   Free membership, kids 10 and up.
have thoughts or would like someone to          TTY. Information also is available at             For info, Tina 602-920-6419
come to your group or organization to           phoenix.gov/MWSBE.
make a presentation, call 480-874-4656
or email mattl@sccarts.org.
                                                Head Start program now
                                                The city of Phoenix, Maricopa County and
Announcements                                   Southwest Human Development Head
                                                Start programs are recruiting children for
Augustana Lutheran offers                       the 2003-2004 school year. Families must
video series                                    meet federal income guidelines for family
“Jesus: The Way” is a video series featur-      size, and children must be three or four
ing British Anglican priest and scholar         years of age before Sept. 1 to be eligible
N.T Wright. One of many involved in the                                continued on page 4

dispatch@gcna.info                                                                                         Coronado Dispatch 3
Contact                              to enroll. Parents of children with special
                                     needs are encouraged to apply.
                                                                                           You can own one or all if you are the
                                                                                       highest bidder at the Phoenix Surplus Auc-
your elected                             Head Start helps children succeed             tion, 8am Saturday, May 17, at the city’s
officials                            and provides lasting benefits to families.
                                     The 334 classrooms at 222 different sites
                                                                                       auction yard, 2820 S. 22nd Ave. (south
                                                                                       of Lower Buckeye Road). Gates open to
                                     throughout the county offer individual-           the public at 6:30am and close at 3pm.
CITY OF PHOENIX MAYOR                ized teaching, nutritious meals, health           The auction starts at 8am. The cashier
  Skip Rimsza                        screenings, well-equipped facilities and a        will remain open until 1:30pm the day
  Phoenix City Hall                  safe, stimulating environment.                    of the auction. Items to be sold may be
  200 W. Washington St, 11th floor       Head Start is a                                                   inspected at the auction
  Phoenix, AZ 85003
  phone 602-262-7111
                                     federally funded                 ¿Preguntas                           yard from 9am to 3pm
  fax 602-495-5583
                                     child development
                                     program that pro-                en español?                          Thursday, May 15, and
                                                                                                           Friday, May 16.
                                     vides comprehen-                 Llame Sra. Frances Urquidez             All bidders at the
CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 7             sive early childhood                   602 257 8376                   auction need to register
  Councilman Doug Lingner            education, mental                                                     and must show photo
  602-262-7492                       and physical development services to chil-        identification to receive a bidder’s card.
  doug.lingner@phoenix.gov           dren with special needs, opportunities for        Purchases must be removed from the
CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 4             parental involvement and social services          auction yard within 10 working days after
  (Thomas to Oak, 16th Street        at no cost. Some sites also offer full-day,       the auction. For more information about
  to 20th Street)                    full-year child care services to meet the         the auction, call the city’s Surplus Auction
  Councilman Phil Gordon             needs of working families. Services for           hotline at 602-534-0828.
  602-262-7447                       pregnant women or low-income fami-
                                     lies with infants or toddlers are offered
                                     through the Early Head Start program.            Legislative update
                                     For more information on how to apply,             If you would like to read those bills that
  Janet Napolitano                   call 602-266-5976.                                have been proposed bills or check a bill’s
  1700 West Washington, 7th Floor
                                                                                       status, visit the website of the Arizona
  Phoenix, AZ 85007-2888             For sale: photographs of
                                                                                       legislature at www.azleg.state.az.us/. If
  602-542-4331                       Arizona’s history
  azgov@gv.state.az.us                                                                 you need clarification or have a question
                                     More than 300 historical photos from
                                                                                       on a particular bill you can call the Sen-
ARIZONA LEGISLATURE, DISTRICT 14     the collections of Phoenix Public Library
                                                                                       ate Help Desk at 542-3559 or the House
                                     and the Phoenix Museum of History can
  Senator Bill Brotherton (D)                                                          Help Desk at 542-4221.
  602-542-4002                       be viewed and purchased online. Visit
  bbrother@azleg.state.az.us         www.phoenixlibrary.org to access “Ari-            Protection of State Shared
                                     zona Images,” which includes more than            Revenues
  Rep Debbie McCune-Davis (D)        300 photos spanning the late 19th and             Protect and preserve state shared revenues
  DMDavisCampaign@aol.com            early 20th centuries. Many of the photos          that are used to maintain and improve
                                     are from the library’s James H. McClintock        the quality of life residents experience in
  Rep Robert Meza (D)                Collection.                                       Arizona cities and towns. UPDATE: The
                                         The photos have been grouped into the         Governor and the Legislature have not yet
                                     following categories: homes; plants and           come together to agree upon a budget for
US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES          animals; public buildings; street scenes;         fiscal year 2004. ACTION: To ensure state
  Rep Ed Pastor (D)                  transportation; and water-related. The            shared revenues stay off the table, be sure
  602-256-0551                       images are protected by copyright but             to communicate your opinions with your
  www.house.gov/pastor               can be purchased. The institutions spent          state legislators.
US SENATE                            a year on the project and will continue to
                                                                                       HB 2308 Eminent Domain
                                     add more images to the site. Information:
  Senator John S. McCain (R)                                                           Passed by the State Senate April 24 and
  602-952-2410                       602-534-0603.
                                                                                       returned to the House with amend-
  john_mccain@mccain.senate.gov      City surplus auction May 17                       ments. This bill will severely restrict the
  Senator Jon Kyl (R)                This month’s auction includes a jeep,             city’s ability to revitalize troubled areas.
  602-840-1891                       a van, cement mixer, generator, police            The Phoenix Mayor and City Council
  info@kyl.senate.gov                motorcycle, approximately 22 cars, 11             are strongly opposed to this legislation.
                                     pickups, 10 utility trucks, three flatbed         The bill requires that 85% or more of the
                                     trucks, three stakebed trucks, six dump           property must meet a blight requirement
                                     trucks, 12 trailers, five aerial bucket trucks,   in order to create a redevelopment area.
                                     eight carts, tables, chairs, appliances, scrap    This bill requires that each time the city
                                     wire, building materials and much more.           uses eminent domain to acquire proper-

4 Coronado Dispatch                                                                                            www.gcna.info
ties for redevelopment, the land cannot be        Dean Martin, Jorge Garcia, and Barbara          your thoughts about increasing the pen-
sold or leased for 10 years. This bill termi-     Leff, and Representatives Andy Biggs,           alty for those found guilty of retaliating
nates a redevelopment area after five years.      Eddie Farnsworth, and Amanda Aguirre.           against people who report crimes.
This bill states that all findings of necessity
                                                  Expansion of Neighborhood                       HB 2292 Extension of
underlying a designation of slum or blight
                                                  Victim’s Rights                                 Transportation Sales Tax
are subject to judicial review.
                                                  Legislation that will add graffiti and shoot-   Legislation to extend Maricopa County’s
HB 2308 Eminent Domain                            ing at a residential structure to the list of   transportation half-cent sales tax in order
Preemption                                        crimes for which neighborhood associa-          to implement additional transportation
Oppose legislative attempts to restrict the       tions can invoke neighborhood victim’s          and public transit infrastructure. UPDATE
ability of cities to exercise the powers of       rights. UPDATE: HB 2482 was introduced          This bill was introduced by Representa-
eminent domain when it is necessary to            by Representative Linda Gray. The bill          tive Gary Pierce. The bill was amended
do so to revitalize and redevelop our com-        passed both houses of the legislature and       and passed May 6th. It now heads to
munities. UPDATE: HB 2308 was intro-              it now awaits the Governor’s signature.         the Governor for her signature. ACTION:
duced by House Majority Leader Eddie              ACTION: Call Governor Napolitano’s              Contact Governor Napolitano’s office to
Farnsworth. A compromise amendment                office and share your thoughts on adding        express your opinion about allowing the
was adopted in the Senate that corrected          two additional crimes to the neighbor-          public to vote to decide whether or not
the major problems with the bill. The bill        hood victim’s rights law.                       to extend the half-cent sales tax to build
now goes to conference committee to                                                               and improve transportation and public
                                                  HB 2208 Increased Penalty For
sort out differences between the House                                                            transit projects.
                                                  Retaliatory Crimes
and Senate versions of the bill. ACTION:
                                                  Support legislation that increases the
To ensure that the final bill keeps the com-
promise amendment intact in allowing
                                                  criminal penalty for threatening or intimi-
                                                  dating the victim of a crime or a commu-
                                                                                                  Things to do
cities to continue to use eminent domain
                                                  nity activist in retaliation for reporting a    Latino artist exhibition through
for redevelopment when necessary with
                                                  crime. UPDATE: Introduced by Represen-          May 29
increased public notification, contact the
                                                  tative Deb Gullett. Amended and passed          The Phoenix Center for the Arts is present-
conference committee members. They are
                                                  the Senate, returned to House for review.       ing an annual showcase for the Valley’s
Senators Ken Cheuvront, Jay Tibshraeny,
                                                  ACTION: call your State Senator and share       best Latino artists in the “Arte Latino en la
                                                                                                                        continued on page 12

                                                                                             Reach over 5000 households in
                                                                                               the Coronado neighborhood.
                                                                                                               in the Dispatch

                                                                                                                             Pam Racich

dispatch@gcna.info                                                                                                Coronado Dispatch 5
Shopping can help GCNA                                                                              participating merchants can be for food,
                                                                                                    clothing, travel and entertainment, as well
eScrip offers a way to connect business                                                             as miscellaneous family purchases. eScrip
and residents to benefit the neighborhood                                                           continually contracts new merchants.
                                                                                                    • Every month GCNA receives all mer-
                                                                                                    chant contributions made by participants.
You’ve always wanted to help Coronado in some way but you just
                                                                                                    Your purchases are tracked and available to
never seem to have the time. Now you can help your neighborhood                                     you online, allowing you to see just how
by doing something you do on a regular basis: shop!                                                 much you are earning on GCNA’s behalf!
   GCNA joined eScrip last fall, a national fundraising program that allows our residents           Frequently asked questions
and friends to support the Coronado neighborhood just by spending money. Once you                   How much can GCNA earn? If 50
register, every time your use your Safeway shopper’s card, Visa, MasterCard, American               Coronado families spent just $400 per
Express, Discover, and debit/ATM cards, participating merchants give a percentage of                month using their cards registered at
that sale back to GCNA through eScrip. The money goes directly into our general fund                eScrip, GCNA could potentially earn up
which is used for things like speed humps, traffic solutions, community service and                 to $12,000 per year. (Based on 5% mer-
other neighborhood projects.                                                                        chant return). Keep in mind that with
Here’s how it works                            Coronado Neighborhood Association. It’s              the eScrip program, extended family and
• Register any one or all of your existing     important that you use GNCA’s group                  friends who live in and out of town can
grocery loyalty, debit and credit cards for    number: 1167234.                                     also participate in supporting GCNA by
use in the program.                            • Participating national, regional and local         registering their cards and spending at
Either go to www.escrip.com and sign up,       merchants make contributions to GCNA                 participating merchants in their town
or fill in and mail the form below. Indi-      based on your purchases when you use the             anywhere in the USA.
cate that you wish to support the Greater      cards you have registered. Expenditures at               Do I need a special card? No, to use

            eScrip Card Sign-up Form Shopping Can Help GCNA!
                                                                               Grocery Club Card Sign-Up
                         Mail this completed form to ESI, Card Sign-up, PO Box 6988, Auburn, CA 95604
                                      or visit www.escrip.com for easy online registration.
                                                                 Grocery Shopping Can Help Our Group!
        Program information will also be mailed with your confirmation letter. Complete information is available online at www.escrip.com.

                                                                               Grocery Club Card Sign-Up              GROUP ID NUMBER

      Greater Coronado Neighborhood Association
                                    Group Name                   Grocery Shopping Can Help Our Group! Group           1 16 7 2 3 4
                                                                               Grocery Club Card Sign-Up
                                            Two ways to sign up - Complete this form OR visit www.escrip.com for easy online regi
                                    Group Name                   Grocery Shopping Can Help Our Group! Group
                                                                                                 CITY                 STATE     ZIP

   PHONE                                 Two ways to sign up - Complete this form OR visit www.escrip.com for easy online regi
                                   Your Name
                                   Group Name                                                                                                         Group
                                   Mailing Address                                                              City                         State
                                                      Card Information
                                         Two ways to sign up - Complete this form OR visit www.escrip.com for easy online regi
                                   Your Name
        In the space below, fill in which cards you wish to register for the eScrip program. The card type should be one of
                                   Telephone                               Email
               the following: Safeway, Chevron, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, ATM or Diner’s Club.
                                   Mailing Address         Grocery Club Card Number (Must use card number. PhoneCity
                                                                                                                numbers cannot be accepted.) State
                                   Your Name
                                                                                                                                              I don
       CARD TYPE
                                    SAFEWAY CARDCard 1
                                                    1 NUMBER
                                                                           Email                                                              Send
       EXP DATE
                                   Mailing Address Card 2 Grocery Club Card Number (Must use card number. PhoneCity
                                               CARD 2 NUMBER
                                                                                                               numbers cannot be accepted.)            State
                                                                                                                                                        I don
       CARD TYPE                    VONS          CARDCard 1
                                                      Card 1
                                                      1 NUMBER                                                                                          I don
  B                                 SAFEWAY
                                   Telephone                                 Email
       EXP DATE                                   CARDCard 2
                                                      Card 2
                                                      2 NUMBER
                                                               Grocery Club Card Number (Must use card number. Phone numbers cannot be accepted.)

                                                Card 1                                                                                                  I don
                                                                                                                                                        I don
                                    PAVILIONS Card 1
                                    VONS                                                                                                                I don
       CARD TYPE
                                    SAFEWAY CARDCard 1
                                                1 NUMBER                                                                                                Send
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       EXP DATE                                   CARDCard 2
                                                      Card 2
                                                      2 NUMBER

                                                      Card 1                                                                                            I don
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                                    VONS              Card 1   Return this form to: ESI, Grocery Club Card Sign-Up, P.O. Box 6988, Auburn, CA 95604
                                                                            Complete program information available online at www.escrip.com
                                                      Card 2              Program information will also be mailed with your confirmation letter
                                                      Card 2

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                                                      Card 1
                                    PAVILIONS                  Return this form to: ESI, Grocery Club Card Sign-Up, P.O. Box 6988, Auburn, CA 95604
                                                                            Complete program information available online at www.escrip.com
the program, you simply register your         tions for payment can participate in the       ing merchants may have certain exclusions
existing grocery loyalty cards (such as       program. GCNA will collect names of mer-       to purchases. See the merchant list.
Safeway), VISA, MasterCard, American          chants you would like to see on the list and       In what regions is eScrip available?
Express, Discover, diners Club, debit/ATM     eScrip will make contact with them.            eScrip is a national program with repre-
cards and merchant cards such as Chevron         Since Safeway is an eScrip participat-      sentation across the nation.
and use them everytime you shop. These        ing grocery store, how do I get a card?            How will I know how much I have
merchants have agreed to donate a per-        Visit Safeway and apply for their shopper      contributed using the eScrip program?
centage of your expenditures to GCNA.         card. Register the card with the eScrip pro-   Monthly statements are available online at
   Can I enroll my spouse’s card under        gram. When making purchases, use your          eScrip’s website. GCNA will also receive a
my name? Yes, you may list all household      Safeway card and pay with any method           consolidated report showing the amount
family cards under one supporter ID. If       you prefer (cash, check, debit/ATM, or         contributed in your name.
both spouses have the same credit card        credit card). It is the grocery loyalty card       Is it safe to be giving eScrip credit
number, you only need to list it once. If     that automatically tracks the contribution     card numbers out in this way? eScrip
they have different card numbers, list all    to your organization.                          contracted with a national processor who
card numbers in the database.                    What about airline miles and other          provides state-of-the-art technology for the
   Why would merchants want to partici-       rewards associated with these cards?           eScrip program. eScrip’s systems have met
pate in eScrip? The eScrip program builds     You will continue to earn airline miles,       the strict requirements of the participating
mutually beneficial relationships between     special bonuses, and other rewards associ-     merchants in the area of security, safety
neighborhoods and the business commu-         ated with these cards.                         and confidentiality.
nity, strengthening community ties.              Will par ticipation in the eScrip               What about privacy and security of
   How do I find out about new mer-           program prevent me from getting my             my personal information? eScrip will not
chants? eScrip is continuously negotiat-      usual club card discount at the cash           license, sell, exchange or distribute any
ing with a large number of merchants. For     register—even if I pay with a check or         specific information about its eScrip par-
the most up to date merchant list see their   cash? No, all club card discounts remain       ticipants to any third parties who are not
website at www.eScrip.com.                    in place and run in conjunction with the       directly involved in the eScrip program.
   How can local merchants and retailers      eScrip program.                                    For more information visit the escrip
participate? Any merchant who accepts            Are there any exclusions to purchases       website at www.escrip.com or call President
a loyalty, credit/debit/ATM card transac-     made on the eScrip program? Participat-        Clete Montoya at 602-253-4456.

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Bee safety tips from Phx Fire Department                                                      a bee sting, call 9-1-1.
                                                                                              • Call the fire department if someone has
Five people were stung in a trailer park recently when a swarm of bees                        become trapped in a building or car with
attacked. Last year, the fire department responded to almost 150 such                         lots of bees. Fire trucks are equipped with
bee attacks. It’s only natural that the bees arrive with spring, so here                      a foam that can be sprayed on the bees to
are some simple tips to keep you and your family safe from stings:                            drown them.
                                                                                              • DO NOT call the fire department to
Do’s and Don’ts                                crops. They also produce about $150 mil-
                                                                                              remove bee colonies or hives. If you want
• DO check your property regularly for         lion worth of honey each year.
                                                                                              bees removed, look in the yellow pages
colonies. Honeybees nest in a wide variety     • DON’T remove bees yourself. If you want
                                                                                              under “bee removal” or “beekeepers”.
of places, especially Africanized honeybees.   bees removed, look in the yellow pages
Check animal burrows, meter boxes, over-       under “bee removal” or “beekeepers”.           How to treat stings from bees:
turned flowerpots, trees and shrubs.                                                          • Keep the affected area below the heart.
                                               What to do if you are attacked                 • If the sting was by a bee and the stinger
• DO keep pets and children indoors            • Run as quickly as you can away from
when using weed eaters, hedge clippers,                                                       is still in the skin, remove it by gently
                                               the bees. Do not flail or swing your arms
tractor power mowers, chain saws, etc.                                                        scraping against it with your fingernail,
                                               at them, as this may further annoy them.
Attacks frequently occur when a person is                                                     a credit card or a knife. Be careful not
                                               • Because bees target the head and eyes,
mowing the lawn or pruning shrubs and                                                         to squeeze the stinger. The venom sac
                                               cover your head as much as you can with-
inadvertently strikes a bee’s nest.                                                           still will be attached and you will inject
                                               out slowing your escape.
• DO avoid excessive motion near a col-                                                       additional venom into the area. Be sure
                                               • Get to the shelter or closest house or
ony. Bees are more likely to respond to an                                                    to remove the venom sac.
                                               car as quickly as possible.
object in motion than a stationary one.                                                       • Apply cold compresses to relieve
                                               • Don’t worry if a few bees become
• DON’T pen, tie or tether animals near                                                       pain and swelling but do not apply ice
                                               trapped in your home. If several bees fol-
beehives or nests.                                                                            directly.
                                               low you into your car, drive about a quarter
• DON’T destroy bee colonies or hive,                                                         • If it is difficult to breathe, call 9-1-1.
                                               of a mile and let the bees out of the car.
especially with pesticides. Honeybees are                                                     • Itching should quit within a few hours.
a vital link to U.S. agriculture. Each year,   When to call the Fire Department               If it persists beyond two days, or if signs
pollination by honeybees adds at least         • If someone has been stung by many            and symptoms of an allergic reaction
$10 billion to the value of more than 90       bees at once or has an allergic reaction to    occur, you should be seen by a doctor.

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          BRAD BRAUER

                                 realtor¨ ,
                               ABR, GRI, MRE, e-PRO
                           Coronado Resident

                        1819 E. Morten Avenue, Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85020


dispatch@gcna.info                                                            Coronado Dispatch 9
                                                                                                     zip on through. I know that the city has
Talk in the neighborhood                                                                             done traffic studies here, because I’ve
                                                                                                     seen the speed monitor set up across
Letters to the editor, tidbits from the GCNA email discussion list, and thank yous.
We welcome letters of up to 200 words on any topic pertinent to Coronado. Items                      the street a few times.
may be edited for clarity and length. Letters must include your name and address.                    Ruth Rapp
Email: dispatch@GCNA.info. Mail: 1266 E Windsor Ave, Phoenix, 85006. To join the                     from the discussion list
discussion list, send an email to: ccd-subscribe@gcna.info.                                          We, too, are getting ready to move to Palm
                                                                                                     Lane, and would like to see traffic slowed.
Renters are people too                             find new advertisers, call advertisers who have   Additionally, the narrow street is begging
                                                   shown interest and haven’t sent in artwork        for accidents. While I do recognize a park-
I was offended by the comment from
                                                   or have sent in improperly prepared artwork,      ing problem, it would seem that no parking
Christa Booth regarding people who
                                                   mail invoices, help with collections, and about   is the only way to go, at least between 10th,
rent. Some of us choose to rent for vari-
                                                   1000 things more.                                 west to 7th.
ous reasons, and it is the responsibility
                                                      The general meetings are always the first      Patrick D. Whorton
of the landlords to screen and make
                                                   Thursday of the month at 7pm. Also, if you        from the discussion list
sure the renters are not those that will
                                                   will notice in the Calendar section, the cur-
cause trouble. I’ve found some of the                                                                I agree that another speed hump or two
                                                   rent meeting as well as the next month’s meet-
homeowners in my neighborhood to be                                                                  between Dayton St. and 12th St. would
                                                   ing are always listed so that everyone can mark
equally as bothersome, but I feel trying                                                             solve much of the speeding problems.
                                                   their calendar a month ahead of time.
to get along with everyone is the best                                                               Anyone know the process to get them?
solution. Perhaps, trying to get to know           Thank you Councilman Lingner                      Reuben Valencia
the person next door instead of just judg-         I recently sent Councilman Lingner an             from the discussion list
ing them because they are renters would            email about the absence of steel plates,          I live near 12th St and Virginia--would love
alleviate some problems.                           street sweeping and cold patch asphalt            to see speed bumps on Virginia--slow some
A RENTER!                                          in the waterline work ditches currently           of the speeders down. A month ago some
via email                                          underway within our historical districts.         kids came around our corner too fast from
Late Dispatch                                      He and his staff, along with the City             12th St. and ran over two lawns, almost
                                                   public works department were very                 knocked over a tree.
The last two issues of the Dispatch have           prompt in seeing that this was taken
arrived at my door step well after the date                                                          TJ
                                                   care of according to the contract. We             from the discussion list
of the GCNA General Meeting, this time             now have cleaner and smoother streets,
about a week afterwards. I, and I am sure          and a better water system.                        I also have property on Palm Lane. We
others as well, get reminded of the meeting                                                          try to park on the street–even those of
by the notice in the Dispatch. Is there any                                                          us with driveways–because it keeps the
                                                   via email
way to ensure that it gets sent out prior to                                                         traffic down. When they have to stop and
the meeting?                                       Car vandalsim on Windsor                          let others go around and maneuver the
Judy Flanagan                                      My car was broken into last night (May            gauntlet it discourages cutting through.
via email                                          6) on Windsor Ave near 14th Street. They          Wayne
Editor’s reply: Sure! Volunteer some of your       removed the seal around a passenger win-          from the discussion list
time to help with the many tasks it takes to get   dow, but ended up breaking the driver’s           I don’t think that we would be able to close
the Dispatch out each month: write stories or      window. They took two books of CDs and            off Palm or Virginia, but has anyone ever
find content of interest to the neighborhood,      the faceplate of my stereo (what are they         considered making them one way? Maybe
take photos that compliment stories or would       going to do with that?). They popped my           Palm could be one-way east, and Virginia
be good cover art, track the discussion list for   trunk but didn’t take anything. I’m think-        could be one-way west? Would that be an
good topics, investigate rumors and neighbor-      ing they were interupted. Be sure to lock         improvement?
hood stories, be a middleman for me and our        your cars at night.                               Ruben Valencia
spanish liaison to get stories translated into     Shawna                                            from the discussion list
spanish, research neighborhood crime statistics    via mail
so we can report them, make contact with the                                                         One way streets sound great. That’s the
schools on a regular basis, be a contact with      Speed humps on Palm Lane                          best idea I’ve heard yet. How about one-
Blockwatch members, Neighbors on Patrol and        Can anyone tell me if there are any               way on 12th and 13th. That would cut
Celia, our CAO, to report crime so we can          plans to install any more speed bumps             down a lot of racing up and down those
alert neighbors to potential problems, remind      on Palm Lane? I live on Palm Lane near            streets as well.
people of deadlines and follow-up if something     15th street, and we need more speed               VR
doesn’t show up as promised, proof read, verify    bumps! There are people constantly                from the discussion list
phone numbers and information, help with the       driving too fast. Even when the Whit-             We’ve had the city at many neighborhood
mailing for subscribers and advertisers, help      tier School crossing zone signs are               meetings and they’ve explained that 12th is
                                                   out, people ignore the 15 mph law, and            a through street and needs to operate with-

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                           How to install speed humps on your street
   1. Residents complete and return a Speed Hump Study                       petitions showing the proposed locations the “affected
      Request form with signatures representing ten house-                   area” for petitioning purposes.
      holds on the street where humps are proposed. (Each              6.    Residents circulate petitions to obtain at least 70%
      additional street requires an additional form.) A speed                support from the affected area and 100% support from
      hump study will show the quantity and average speed of                 residences within 100 feet of any proposed speed hump.
      vehicles using a street. Signing this form does not commit       7.    Residents submit signed petitions back to the City
      residents to support speed humps, nor does it commit                   along with the appropriate fee. Residents can collect and
      them to provide funding in the future. This form can be                pay their portion of the cost any way they like.
      obtained on the internet at http://www.phoenix.gov/              8.    City staff verifies the petitions.
      STREETS/speedhmp.html.                                           9.    If consensus building is adequate, staff notifies
   2. City staff conducts a preliminary inspection of the                    its Contractor to install the humps as shown on the
      street to determine if speed humps are appropriate. If not,            petitions. After installation, staff will sign and stripe the
      staff notifies residents in writing that their street is not           humps according to City standards.
      eligible for speed humps.                                        10.   If, during petitioning, residents wish to change the
   3. If the street is eligible for speed humps, staff conducts              location of one or more speed humps, or add speed
      a traffic study to document the number of vehicles and                 humps, they must notify City staff. Staff will prepare new
      the speed of traffic using the street.                                 petitions showing the new proposal, and residents must
   4. Residents are notified about the results of the study                  discard all previous petitions, signed or unsigned.
      and the corresponding speed hump fee. The fee for the            11.   Residents may circulate petitions and obtain sig-
      speed hump, together with required signing and striping,               natures for up to 6 months from the distribution of
      can vary. Depending on a street’s average speed, residents             the petitions. Any petitions older than 6 months that
      pay either the full $1,200 cost or a portion of the cost, as           are submitted to the City will be rejected.
      shown below. Speed thresholds can be reduced by 2 mph            12.   If, at a future time, residents want to remove one
      for speed humps within 250 feet of a park or school.                   or more speed humps, they must submit a petition with
      Speed hump cost based on average speed on street:                      at least 51% approval of the original affected area. If
      25 mph or less........... $1,200                                       approved, residents must pay to remove the humps.
      26 to 29 mph............. $250
      30 mph or over.......... $100
   5. If residents wish to pursue speed humps, they notify             If you have any questions, please call the Street Transporta-
      City staff. Residents and staff work together to determine       tion Department at 602-495-0242, or visit their website at
      appropriate locations for speed humps, and staff prepares        www.phoenix.gov/STREETS/speedhmp.html.

out impediments for emergency vehicles to     very few no-kills this time of year that can      Where to recycle Phone Books
pass. Maybe 13th would be okay though.        take in strays. It seems to be the season
                                                                                                Does anyone know where we are sup-
Andrea                                        where everyone is moving or whatever
                                                                                                pose to recycle the old phone books?
from the discussion list                      lame excuse they have to get rid of their
                                              pets, therefore the majority of shelters are      Wayne
I don’t see how converting them to one                                                          from the discussion list
                                              overloaded with owner turn-ins. (My shel-
way streets will stop racing going on. It
                                              ter only rescues the dogs/cats off the eutha-     I’ve always recycled my old phone books
just means the racing will be going in one
                                              nasia list at County and other facilities).       at bins set up in Safeway parking lots, but
direction on one of the streets, and in the
                                              If you ever have any problems with strays,        I haven’t seen any at 7th St and McDowell.
other direction on the other street.
                                              I recommend calling Maricopa County               Has anyone else?
                                              Animal Control at 602-506-7387. The dogs          Reuben
from the discussion list
                                              will be held for 72 hours as strays and then      from the discussion list
One way streets just allow the traffic to     get the opportunity to put up for adoption.       You can now recycle phone books in your
move faster. Look at 3rd Avenue in Willo.     They get food, water and shelter. I have a        blue recycle bins. Just throw them in with
Maureen Rooney                                comprehensive list of no-kills in the valley      your other stuff.
from the discussion list                      if anyone ever wants a list of resources to try   tjvick
Strays and No Kill Shelters                   before resorting to calling County.               from the discussion list
                                              Andrea (jonandandy)
I am a Kennel Manager at a local no-kill
                                              from the discussion list
animal shelter. Unfortunately you will find

dispatch@gcna.info                                                                                             Coronado Dispatch 11
Ciudad” exhibit at the center, 214 E. More-    musical evening under the stars. Food          mation about the concert, please contact
land St. The juried art show runs through      and beverages also can be purchased.           the church office at 602-258-6891.
May 29. Gallery hours are 1-5pm and 6-            The park concerts are scheduled the
9pm, Mon–Thur, and by appointment on
Fridays. Information: 262-4632.
                                               second Saturday of the month through
                                               September. The Phoenix Parks and Con-          Classes
                                               servation Foundation and the New K-Lite
Why wait until Halloween for                                                                  Free! Financial Fitness Classes
                                               98.7 sponsor the free series. For more
your Frankenstein fix?                                                                        English and Spanish. Beginning June 3,
                                               information, call 602-495-0739. All per-
Celebrate the monster that has fascinated                                                     Tuesday evenings from 5:45-8:00pm for
                                               formances begin at 8pm:
readers and movie-goers for more than                                                         six weeks. Classes held at Neighborhood
                                               • June 14: “Arizona’s First Lady of Jazz”
150 years during Burton Barr Central                                                          Housing Services of Phoenix, a non-profit
                                                 Margo Reed and her trio.
Library’s “Frankenstein: Penetrating the                                                      organization. Learn how to make good
                                               • July 12: “The Diva Band,” with the vocals
Secrets of Nature.” Central Library is                                                        financial decisions the fun way; excellent
                                                 of Carmela Ramirez and Susan Phelan
one of the few libraries in the Southwest                                                     instructors; no selling; prizes and free
                                                 performing jazz and classic blues.
selected to host the free traveling exhibit,                                                  food! Seating limited. Call 602-258-1659
                                               • Aug. 9: Jazz recording artist Dennis
which will be at the library through June                                                     for reservations.
                                                 Rowland (former lead vocalist of the
6 and can be viewed during regular library
                                                 Count Basie Orchestra) with his trio.        Homebuyer education classes
hours. Information: 602-262-4636 or
                                               • Sept. 13: Master pianist Charles Lewis       English and Spanish. At Neighborhood
                                                 and his jazz quintet.                        Housing Services of Phoenix, a non-profit
Free summer concerts at                                                                       organization. Saturdays June 7th/14th and
                                               Brass band concert June 1
Indian Steele Park                                                                            June 21st/28th. Fee of $50 includes lunch
                                               The First Congregational United Church of
The entire family is invited to enjoy free                                                    and materials. Seating limited, call 602-
                                               Christ will be sponsoring a concert by the
performances at Steele Indian School                                                          258-1659 for reservation.
                                               Salt River Brass Band, a unique “British-
Park’s second annual Summer Concert
                                               style” brass ensemble. The concert will be     Phoenix College massage
Series from 8-10pm at the park’s outdoor
                                               held on Sunday, June 1st at 2pm. Tickets       program accepting new students
amphitheater, Third Street and Indian
                                               are $10 per person. The church is located at   The Phoenix College Therapeutic Massage
School Road. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs
                                               1407 N. 2nd Street, just a half block south    Professional Track Program is currently
and a picnic basket to enjoy a relaxing
                                               of McDowell. For tickets or for more infor-    accepting new students for fall 2003.

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The program will host a free information         schedules.                                     Residential Landscape Designs
session/reception on Monday, May 12            • May 22–Graduation at ASU Wells Fargo           I am an 8-year Coronado resident, 9-year
and Monday, Aug. 25 at Phoenix Col-              Arena, 4:00pm.                                 degreed Horticulturalist, and 10-year Ari-
lege–Osborn Campus (Room OSW 107).             • May 27–Summer school begins.                   zona Certified Nursery Professional with
Both sessions will begin at 6pm.               • July 2–Summer school ends.                     3 years landscape architecture education. I
   The Therapeutic Massage Professional                                                         cater to your needs. Designs are affordable,
                                                                                                beautiful, and conserve energy. Interested?
Track Program is slightly different from
the more traditional massage therapy           Unclassifieds                                    Call Debbie Peiffer at 602-253-6440.
programs throughout the Valley. To             Lost Dog                                         Art Studio & Office Space For Lease!!
qualify for acceptance into the program,       Small 4-5lb terrier/chihuahua mix, brown         Willow District! 3rd Avenue & McDowell
applicants must be current licensed health     with pink collar and expired tags. Owner         with covered parking. Priced from $175
care professionals. Previous students have     lives across the street from Whittier School     with utilities included. Recording studio
included medical physicians, physical          on Palm Lane. Whoever has her, thank you         also available. 602-349-3049.
therapists, nurses, physicians’ assistants,    so much for taking care of her, please bring     For Sale: 1996 Mercedes C220
chiropractors and respiratory therapists.      her home. Call Sandy at 602-518-7821.            Midnight blue with chrome rims. AT, AC,
   The Phoenix College Therapeutic Mas-        Found Dog                                        PS, PW. 82,000 miles. Beautiful car. Asking
sage Professional Track Program is the         Found on Sat, May 3 in vicinity of 12th St.      $12,000. Call 258-1129.
only one of its kind within the Maricopa       and McDowell Rd. Female boxer/pitbull mix        FREE: Rocks
County Community College District.             about 8-12 months old. White with dark           Several kinds of gemstone rocks to be cut
   The 28-week program is designed espe-       brindle patch over eye and ear. Approxi-         and polished or can be used for decoration.
cially for the working professional. Classes   mately 50-60 lbs. Well trained. Collar, no       You pick up. Call 602-265-0630
are held one or two nights a week from         tags. Call 252-2763 for details.                 For Sale: Miscellaneous Items
5:30pm to 9:30pm and every other Sat-          House Painting                                   Fiberglass pool slide, $50. Trailer, 4x8, $25.
urday from 9am to 4pm. Students will           Professional work at a reasonable price.         1971 Dodge pickup and 1981 Toyota Corolla,
complete a total of 300 hours and receive      Interior and exterior. Resident of Coronado.     make offer. Old cast iron tub, $20. Chain link
an award of completion that will prepare       References available. Ricardo 602-402-           fence, gates, and parts, make offer. Little
them for licensure eligibility.                0163.                                            boat, $20. Old wooden window frames with
   Therapeutic Massage Professional Track      Invite a chef to your next affair.               glass, make offer. 602-252-8571.
program director, Dianne Geddis believes       I’m a classically trained chef and a 6-year      For Sale: Two old riding lawn mowers
that this program creates a great opportu-     Coronado homeowner. I’ve held positions at       Made by Snapper. $100. 602-252-8571.
nity for current health care professionals     the Scottsdale Princess Resort, Phoenician,      For Sale: Evaporative Cooler
to expand on their knowledge and skill         as well as the Arizona Club and award-win-
                                                                                                Roof mount. 28-inch pads. Used one
level.                                         ning resorts in Florida. From cocktail parties
                                                                                                season. $75. Call 253-4557.
   “The Therapeutic Massage Professional       to 5-course meals or just dinner for two.
Track Program is a unique program that         Cuisine prepared in your home in chef’s          For Sale: Travel Trailer
enables health care professionals to           uniform giving your guests the opportunity       1986 28-foot Terry Travel Trailer, fully self
intertwine traditional medical skills with     to interact with me as I cook. Hungry yet?       contained. Sleeps 6. Rear bedroom with
newly acquired alternative therapy skills in   Call Mark LaBella at 602 262 2571.               double bed. Shower with small tub. AC.
therapeutic massage,” said Geddis. “This       Learn to Swing and Salsa                         Propane furnace, Propane/110-Volt refrig-
combination of traditional and alterna-        At Fred Estaire Dance Studio near 24th           erator. 20-foot awning. Great condition.
tive practices in the health care setting      Street and Thomas. Beginner, intermedi-          $5000. 602-253-4557.
will pave the way for improved patient         ate and advanced. Ages 25 and up. Call           FREE: Carport frame
care, controlled pain management and a         Mr. Gary, a Coronado resident, for more          No cover. 10 feet wide x 20 feet long x 10 feet
deeper understanding of the mind-body          information at 602-253-6225.                     tall at peak. Call Jim 602-248-8417.
connection for the patient.”                   House Cleaning Available                         For Sale: Diamondback Tickets
   The information session/reception is        Reasonable, reliable house cleaner avail-        Great seats! Call Ann 602-253-7549.
free and open to all health care profes-       able. Local to neighborhood. References
sionals. For more information regarding        upon request. Will provide all cleaning          Unclassified ads for business or com-
either session or the program, please call     supplies including vacuum. For more info,        mercial enterprises are $10. Others are
602-285-7649 or email dianne.geddis@p          call Samantha at 602-460-3494.                   free. Unclassified ads can be repeated, but
cmail.maricopa.edu.                                                                             they must be renewed by the 1st of the
                                               Murals and Portraits
                                                                                                month prior to publication. For informa-
                                               11-year Coronado resident will personalize       tion call Pam at 602-277-3399 or email
Schools                                        your home like no one else can. Or have
                                               yourself or your pet immortalized in oils
                                               or the medium of your choice. References
North High School                              available. Satisfaction guaranteed. Call
• May 16–Senior exams.                         Maggie @ 602-253-4557.
• May 20-21–Semester exams, half day

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Wish List                                      •
                                                   Clean top soil
                                                   Gardening books
We’re so grateful to all of you who thought    •   Sprinkler system components                     CORONADO
of GCNA when you were disposing of             •   Fencing materials                                DISPATCH
household items. If you have any of the fol-   •   Shade cloth
lowing items that you don’t want, GCNA         •   Vegetable seeds                             The Coronado Dispatch is the official pub-
                                                                                               lication of the Greater Coronado Neighbor-
can put them to good use. Call Lucinda
                                               For Saturday Respite                            hood Association. Published monthly, it
to coordinate delivery at 253-4456.
                                               • Outdoor play equipment such as balls,         is distributed to the 5000 households of
For the community center…                        bats, frisbees, tetherball, etc.              the Coronado Neighborhood in downtown
• TV , VCR, and DVD player.                    • board games and puzzles.                      Phoenix, Arizona.
• Canned food! Our emergency nonper-           • craft supplies.                                    The Dispatch cannot be held liable for
                                                                                               the content of any advertisement (display
  ishable food closet is running danger-
                                               For Teen Council…                               or unclassified) appearing within. All claims,
  ously low. Donations appreciated.
                                               •   Movie tickets for prizes.                   offers, guarantees, or statements made
• Craft glue and other art supplies.                                                           by Dispatch advertisers are solely the
                                               •   Video and video game rental certificates.
• Trial size soaps, toothpastes, tooth                                                         responsibility of the advertiser. Deceptive
                                               •   Video game systems.
  brushes, deodorants.                                                                         or misleading advertising is never know-
                                               •   Air hockey table.
• Miscellaneous household items.                                                               ingly accepted. Complaints regarding an ad
• Hand tools in good condition.                                                                should be made to the advertiser.
• Toys in good condition.
• Usable everyday clothing and shoes.
                                               Can you help out?                               Advertising information
                                               GCNA does many things to help out               Pam Racich ...................602-277-3399
                                                                                               or visit our website: www.gcna.org
For the garden…                                residents and areas of Coronado, and
•   Large old tub.                             we need your assistance in return. If you       Stories and Advertisements
•   Old tires, the bigger the better.          could help us out with just one of the fol-     Due the first of the month. Text can be
                                                                                               submitted on disk, via email or typewritten.
•   Old pots.                                  lowing items, it would mean a lot!
                                                                                               Email: dispatch@gcna.info. Mail/Delivery :
•   Seeds and cuttings from plants.            • Electrician needed to help with lighting
                                                                                               1266 E. Windsor Ave.
•   Hand tools in good condition.                on inside and out of community center.

dispatch@gcna.info                                                                                         Coronado Dispatch 15
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