National Weather Service issues excessive heat warning through 8 p.m. Saturday. Recognize the signs of heat-related stress and avoid strenuous outdoor activity. Excessive sweating, dizziness, headache, nausea/vomiting and weakness are signs of stress. Vista del Camino serves as a cooling station, as do other locations throughout Maricopa County.Call 911 if a person becomes confused, passes out from the heat or stops sweating.
Watch this week’s “Scottsdale Fast Five.” Donate a wreath to honor those lost in 9/11, nominate someone for a Spirit of Scottsdale Award and view “Milestones and Memories” celebrating Scottsdale’s 70 years of incorporation at Civic Center Library. These are just three of five things highlighted in this episode. Watch now.
Scottsdale Chamber hosts annual History Hall of Fame celebration. Honor individuals and organizations that have contributed to the legacy of making the city one of the "best cities in which to live.” The dinner and program start at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch.
This year’s inductees:
Mr. Gregg Tryhus
Salt River Project
Learn more and buy tickets.
Visit the new exhibit at the Civic Center Library’s Public Gallery. Retired librarians Cathy Bonnell and Mary J. Wong illustrate the power of reading with “Pictures Tell Stories: Children’s Book Illustrations.” The pair showcase hundreds of original artworks from children’s literature illustrators. They know how these images and books play a vital role for young minds to see and understand their place in the world. The exhibit runs through Sept. 20, at the library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
City’s data-driven approach to fire station planning featured in national report. Closing the Data Gap: How Cities Are Delivering Better Results for Residents, a new report from the Monitor Institute by Deloitte in collaboration with What Works Cities, analyzes the data-driven transformation of city governments over the last several years. Scottsdale was featured on Page 8 for using various datasets, including location data, to close a long-standing fire station and open a new, state-of-the-art station in a different location to increase the percentage of the city’s population within a four-minute response coverage area by 30 percent. That project was one of many examples of the city using data to better serve residents.
Scottsdale’s paperless billing trial also was featured in a replication guide for What Works Cities. In the latest Replication Guide for City-Led Evaluations, What Works Cities shared Scottsdale’s use of behavioral science to increase the uptake of paperless utility billing among residents by adding mailing inserts to paper bills. This resource walks cities through the successful evaluation led by Scottsdale with support from the Behavioral Insights Team—and shows cities how to run a similar evaluation. Learn more.
Only 15 percent of child car seats are properly installed. The city provides free car seat inspections by appointment. Register here. Please book two appointments if we need to inspect two or more car seats. Once you book your appointment, you will receive an email with the details regarding your inspection, including the address of the fire station where you’ll need to go. Learn more about child safety seats.
July is “Smart Irrigations Month,” and the city applies smart solutions. Scottsdale is keeping its parks green and water lean by using a centralized irrigation system to assist with leak detection and to schedule watering for optimal efficiency. Residents should consider getting a rebate for purchasing a “smart” WaterSense labeled irrigation controller for home or business. Get rebate program requirements online or at 480-312-5650.
City offers indoor pickleball to help players beat the heat. Play is available from 1-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Tonalea Elementary School. So far, 114 registered participants have enjoyed pickleball opportunities ranging from beginner classes to organized social play. Indoor classes will run through Monday, July 19. Learn more.
Do you know a person or business that embodies Scottsdale’s spirit? Scottsdale’s Neighborhood Advisory Commission invites you to nominate those that strengthen and build our community through their commitment to and involvement in neighborhoods. Nominations are open through Dec. 31. Learn about last year’s winners.
Back to School program needs your donations. Many students heading back to school in the fall need new clothing, socks, underwear, shoes, backpacks and school supplies. Learn how you can donate these items or money.
Performing arts single seat tickets available. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts presents a brand-new season filled with concerts and performances for everyone in the family … from classical music, Broadway greats, and all-ages theatre to laugh-out-loud comedy. View the calendar and buy tickets.
Learn about traffic restrictions in and around Scottsdale. Get the list here.