Scottsdale Update - May 17, 2018

HEADLINES

Scottsdale Angels ready to assist those with drug addictions. This police-assisted addiction recovery program helps individuals struggling with substance abuse connect to treatment. Adults wishing to participate in the Scottsdale Angel Initiative can contact a police officer or go to a police station and declare their desire to join the program.  

New document highlights recently completed projects in south Scottsdale. Scottsdale Before and After Development: In Pictures showcases before and after photographs of private investment recently completed in Scottsdale.

Volunteers needed for Mighty Mud Mania. More than 100 volunteers are needed for muddy and non-muddy tasks. Mighty Mud Mania returns for its 43rd year from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 9, at Chaparral Park. One of Scottsdale's longest running and dirtiest events expects to host at least 8,000 people. Contact Terry Erickson at 480-312-2771 if you can help.


VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Think you may have a leak in your swimming pool, spa or water feature? This brief video shows you simple ways to spot them.


EVENTS

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park's Concert Series continues. Enjoy a variety of local bands from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Sundays at the park. Bring a blanket, chairs and snacks - or buy munchies on-site. Train and carousel tickets are $2 each with kids 2 and younger riding free with a paying adult.

Cool down at "The Big Splash at Chap," Saturday. This free pool party will get you in the mood for summer with live music, log rolling, CPR lessons, games, and sample swim and water aerobics classes. It runs from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Chaparral Aquatic Center, 5401 N. Hayden Road.


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

"Water - Use It Wisely" website offers conservation tips. As temps rise, so does your outdoor water use, which can almost double in the summer. In Scottsdale, 65 percent of residential water is used outdoors, so it makes sense to water your landscape efficiently and thoroughly.

Report email hoaxes to the Scottsdale Police Department. The Scottsdale Police Department investigates and prosecutes internet and email criminals when possible. Unfortunately, adequate laws do not exist to prosecute criminals in other countries and many email hoaxes and internet-based phishing scams originate in these places. The department, however, tracks these situations and requests that you provide information if you have an issue.

Keep Scottsdale Beautiful volunteers picked up more than a ton of trash. Forty-four groups represented by 250 individuals cleaned 88 miles of roadway and picked up more than a ton of trash at the April 21 event. The 502 volunteer hours have a value of $11,832. 

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PROGRAMS & SERVICES

Lockboxes available for senior safety. Lockboxes for seniors allow police or firefighters to gain entry to a home without breaking in if the resident is unable to get to the door in an emergency. The Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors, Scottsdale Police and Fire departments and Maricopa County Sheriff's Office offer free emergency lockboxes for seniors and others with special needs whose annual income is less than $25,000. There is a $25 charge for others.

Scottsdale has public fitness centers in all aquatic facilities. Are you looking for an economical way to get fit? Scottsdale has fitness centers at all our aquatic centers and other facilities. 

Neighborhood Watch programs reduce crime. Put the neighbor back into neighborhood! A Neighborhood Watch Program can help by creating a sense of community. It brings law enforcement and citizens together to reduce crime. Don't have a Neighborhood Watch program in your area? Getting started is easy. Simply call the city's Call Center at 480-312-3111.

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