Sunnyside Neighborhood Association Newsletter

MARCH
2013
Buffel Grass Removal Day February 9, 2013 was a great success  Over 30 bags of buffelgrass was collected by 5 enthusiastic volunteers! Thank you to Caroline from Tucson Clean & Beautiful for organizing the event, to Yolanda Herrera for representing SNA and to the volunteers from Summit Hut. Traffic and Streets maintenance picked up ALL the bags. Thank you ALL ! Dump Day on the Weekend of February 16th was a success. Thanks to the Habitat for Humanity, Ward 1 and Environmental Services. 4 roll-offs were supplied and open for residents who wanted to clean their homes and yards due to code violations. All four bins were filled. The weight of the bins were: 3340, 4520, 3620, 4680 lbs. That is a lot of trash ! February 16, 2013 I would also like to thank all who helped us celebrate the Year of the Snake in the Peace Garden.

Chopsticks donated the delicious food that the children enjoyed tremendously. West District Parks & Rec picked up all the trash bags and to all the volunteers who came and helped with the clean up of the peace garden. Thank you ~Beki

Recycle question of the month: What other things can I take back to recycle at the grocery store with my plastic bags? Answer: Plastic bags that the newspaper comes in • dry cleaning bags • bread bags • produce bags • toilet paper, napkin, and paper towel wraps • furniture wrap • electronic wrap • plastic retail bags (hard plastic and string handles removed) • grocery bag • zip lock bags (remove hard components) • plastic cereal box liners (if it tears like paper do not include) • Tyvek(no glue, labels, other material) • diaper wrap (packaging) • plastic shipping envelopes (no bubble wrap/remove labels) • case wrap (e.g., snacks, water bottles) • All clean, dry bags labeled #2 or #4.

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Peace Garden Work Days 5901 S Fiesta March 2, 2013 10:00 to 2:00 p.m. garden Come help in the garden and then work on and Bike Maintenance. March 16th the Peace Garden will be cancelled due to the Peace Conference. The 2nd Annual Peace Conference will be March 16th at Doolen Middle School located at 2400 N Country Club. We will begin at 10:00a.m. and end at 4:00p.m. Registration will be at 9:30a.m. You can get more information at :
youthandpeaceconference@gmail.com

We would like to welcome Kathy Konecny. She is our new director for the Valencia Library. Hispanic Neighborhoods & Access to Healthy Food The National Council of La Raza recently published a factsheet titled, The Food Environment and Latino’s Access to Healthy Foods, as part of their 2010 Profiles of Latino Health. In the factsheet, NCLR summarizes recent research on Hispanic families’ access to healthy foods, finding:

First Book Fundraiser
Barnes and Noble on Broadway is hosting a fundraiser located at 5131 E. Broadway for First Book On Saturday, March 2nd. First Book’s mission is to provide children from low-income families with their first new books All activities will be from 11:00 a.m to 3:00p.m. Please use Voucher number 11015344 upon checkout at the register, in the Café, and online at www.bn.com. A percentage of your sale goes to First Book – Tucson

Hispanic families are less likely than nonHispanic White families to live in neighborhoods where healthy food is available and sold at affordable prices. For Latinos living in neighborhoods where affordable, healthy food is scarce, families may have difficulty obtaining transportation to obtain

Sunnyside Neighborhood Association Newsletter
such foods. Why is this important? Mainstream grocery stores are more likely to carry a wide range of food and fresh produce than smaller stores. NCLR reports that Hispanic neighborhoods are about 1/3 less likely to have a chain supermarket. For obtaining healthy foods, reliable transportation is important. Low-income families relying on public transportation may be limited in the quantity and quality of foods they can purchase, especially fresh produce. The fact sheet also summarizes the connection between access to healthy food and health outcomes. Specifically, access to chain supermarkets has been correlated with decreased body mass index. In one study, children living in areas with lower costs for fruits and vegetables gained less weight than their counterparts living in high cost areas. This correlation was most exaggerated in Hispanic (and Asian) communities. The El Pueblo Farmers Market is open on Mondays from 3 to 5 at the El Rio Parking lot. Next Sunnyside Neighborhood Association Meeting March 18 The Valencia Library 202 W Valencia 7:00p.m A few things on the agenda: TPD Reports Code Enforcement Environmental Services Do you have medication that need to be disposed of properly? There will also be a dispose a med event on March 2nd at the Safeway located at 2940 W Valencia from 9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. Please no liquid medication or needles. Shred a thon will be held at the Ward 5 parking lot on Friday, March 22nd from 8:00 to 11:00a.m. THANK YOU TO OUR BUSINESS PARTNERS Dynamite Carwash Betcy A’s Beauty Salon CREATIVE PRINTERS Chopstix Fiesta Party Supply Habitat for Humanity Sun’s Printing

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Re Used Material Becoming Art

It’s called RUMBA
WHAT? WHEN? WHERE? Calling all Students, Educators and Community Groups in the Tucson Area! Tucson Clean & Beautiful invites you to participate in the RUMBA showcase and competition to be held at the 2013 SAHBA Spring Home & Patio Show at the TCC. Items on display Friday April 5 & Saturday April 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday April 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Entries must be picked up at closing time no earlier than 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. PROJECT REQUIREMENTS: R.U.M.B.A. creations must be threedimensional and no larger than 2’x3’ to fit on tables, or larger pieces that can be freestanding. Any previously-used materials can be used to make recycled art for R.U.M.B.A. Scraps of plastic, paper, wood, metal, old toys, and parts of broken things are the foundation for this type of art. Individuals of all ages and artistic abilities, school classrooms/clubs, and organizations of all affiliations are invited to enter recycled art for display. Entries will be selected to receive special prizes and certificates that will be awarded following the event. All entries will receive a certificate of participation. Adult/Professional art is for display only. HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Please return the registration form below by Friday March 22, 2013 Registration forms are accepted by mail, fax, or email. R.U.M.B.A. entries may be delivered on Thursday April 4th, 2013 between 2:00-6:00 p.m. to the SAHBA Home & Patio Show at the Tucson

Convention Center located at 260 S. Church Ave. Feel free to make copies of this information and entry form for other interested R.U.M.B.A. artists! For more information contact Beki Quintero at Tucson Clean & Beautiful: (520) 791-5000 or (520) 791-3109 or email: recycle@tucsonaz.gov Mailing address: Tucson Clean & Beautiful, P.O. Box 27210, Tucson, AZ 85726-7210 FAX (520) 622-7112 School or Organization Name: ____________________________________ Teacher or Group Coordinator Name(s): ____________________________________ Name(s) of R.U.M.B.A. creator(s): ____________________________________ Address: ____________________________________ City _________Zip Code______________ Phone #:___________________________ E-mail address: ____________________________________ Name of entry: ____________________________________ Size of entry:
Circle one: Tabletop (2’x3’ or less) -orFreestanding

Circle one: Grades K-2 Grades 3-5 Grades 6-8 Grades 9-12 College/University Student(s) Community Organization Professional Artist

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