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12 May 1 - 14, 2010

1st edition King, ‘Potter’ books at Friends’ book sale

Several first American edition books by Stephen King and from the “Harry Potter” series will be available for sale for $3.75 in the Downtown library during the Friends of the Chandler Public Library’s spring half-price used book sale May 14, 15 and 16.

Other books of interest at the Downtown library include a signed copy of “The Giver” by Lois Lowry for $25, and “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” by John Berendt is $15. Science-fiction fans will want to check out the “Space Trilogy” box set by C.S. Lewis, priced at $12.50.

A “members only” sale will be Thu., May 13, and those wanting to take advantage of the early sale may purchase regular Friends’ memberships on that day for $25; senior memberships are $20. Members receive a 10 percent discount on gifts at the Friends gift shop, “Pages,” located in the Downtown library, which sells gifts, homemade fudge, smoothies and light lunches.

A large collection of children’s books will be on special for 5 for $1 throughout the sale at the Downtown branch only. Most books cost around 50 cents, and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sun., May 16, all remaining books at the Downtown library are five for $1. The sale will be held at all branches during regular library hours. The Friends of the Chandler Public Library is a nonprofit volunteer organization committed to supporting the Chandler Library, literacy, and life-long learning. Visit for all branch location and hour of operations. For more information about the used book sale or membership in the Friends, contact Suzanne Kinsinger at 480-782-2771.

Development Update

Rezoning ok’d for gas station next to Ironwood Vistas

A commercial development with a gas station received rezoning permission from the Planning & Zoning Commission recently. The Ironwood Commercial project, slated for the 3.9-acre site on the southwest corner of Chandler Heights Road and Arizona Avenue by the Ocotillo Post Office, was approved for rezoning from Planned Area Development (PAD) to PAD Amended with Preliminary Development Plan (PDP). A 24-hour Arco fuel station is reportedly targeted for this corner, which is next to the Ironwood Vistas neighborhood.


Bike Nights rev up Chandler

Every Tuesday night, motorcycles line up to hang out and support the local bike riding community during Chandler Bike Nights in historic downtown Chandler. Featuring hundreds of bikes for an evening of fun, eating and drinking, Chandler Bike Night runs from 6 to 10 p.m. on Tuesdays for 15 weeks, ending on June 22. As motorcycle engines rev up in downtown Chandler, local business and restaurant owners open their doors to welcome the riders. Among the local restaurants supporting the weekly event are SanTan Brewing Co., Murphy’s Law, El Zocalo, Piza Pizza and Fat Cat.

Spectators can enjoy seeing custom bikes, vendors and live entertainment. Patrons will also have a chance to win a custom Harley Davidson. Live Love, a local nonprofit organization will be selling raffle tickets for $10 benefiting the Loving through Life literacy program. The bike is on display at di Sciacca Glass located in historic downtown Chandler.

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Chandler holds Solar Town Hall

Residents are invited to attend Chandler’s first Solar Town Hall Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thu., May 6 at the Tumbleweed Recreation Center’s Cotton Room, 745 E. Germann Rd. in Southern Chandler.

This free event is presented by the Arizona Solar Power Society and includes panel discussions and exhibits showcasing energy efficiency, solar hot water and solar power products and services offered by several local companies. “The purpose of the Chandler Solar Town Hall Meeting is to educate residents and businesses in Chandler on the benefits of harnessing solar power and teach them how to make smart purchasing decisions,” says Chandler City Planner and Green Building Coordinator Jason Crampton.

Chandler hosts panel discussions featuring experts on solar power and water heating systems, and energy efficiency and federal and state tax credit and rebate programs that can help residents pay for equipment and installation costs. Each of the four panels feature 10-minute presentations on various solar energy systems and the potential cost savings they offer, followed by a question and answer session. Attendees are encouraged to bring a copy of their electric bill to get free quotes from vendors on how much it would cost for their household to “Go Solar,” including any available rebates, tax credits and grants that could offset some of the costs. Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80
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