Saturday, November 03, 2012

Saturday

Our October weather is just perfect.  Love these cool mornings.  Say hello to these two friendly ladies as they were out for a morning walk.  They just happened by as we were on our rounds.

 

Whoops....a big water leak sprang up under the street so it is Fernando and Faustino to the rescue again.  Just one more item on their never ending list of maintenance chores.
 
 
 
 
 

Someone asked why they were digging holes in the newly laid asphalt.  The answer is that they need to bring the manhole covers to the surface.  The streets get paved and then they dig around the manholes and bring them so they're level with the street.  Then pour concrete around them to finish them off.
 
 

Looks like the bricks are all in place for this wall.
 

Our avid softball player volunteers are out there helping to spread the special soil mixture.  I bet they're anxious for the first game!
 

I copied this article from the Casa Grande Chamber newsletter.  Our downtown area will be much more inviting to tour and shop.  Make it a point to attend one of the "Art in the Alley" events held each month as they're fun.


Mayor's Downtown Block Party: You're Invited!

Mayor Bob Jackson is hosting a block party and you're invited! Come celebrate the completion of the downtown streets project on Thursday, November 15 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Historic Downtown. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 6:00 p.m. at the corner of 3rd and Florence Streets. There will be free food and refreshments for all to enjoy. Take a stroll down the streets and see the new changes. Meet your local downtown merchants and see what kind of services and goods they offer.
New trees have been planted, wider sidewalks have been installed, new benches line the streets, and the new plaza design is complete on Second and Florence Streets. The project incorporates Pueblo Deco style, similar to the style of the 1939 Southern Pacific train depot. Pueblo Deco combines the traditional New Mexico Pueblo Indian design with the modernistic Art Deco design of the 1930s.
Design and construction of the downtown streets project cost approximately $3 million dollars. The investment we've made down here right now is going to pay dividends as we go out and recruit new businesses and industries for the community, said Mayor Jackson. When potential businesses come to Casa Grande they always want to see what our downtown looks like. This project will show prospects that we have a vibrant downtown and a vision for the future.
Downtown Casa Grande is home to many shops and restaurants, an Art in the Alley monthly event from September through June, an annual Street Fair/Car Show in January, and a year round Farmers Market held every Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.


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Friday night was our big Halloween dance.  I see this cute video posted on the Palm Creek Facebook page.  Definitely "Adults at Play".  I hope the kids back home see Mom and Dad in their quiet golden years.  (Click on the link).

Halloween Costume Conga Dance



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