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4 December 3 - 16, 2011 Feed firefighting fascination


Everything you want to know about fi refi ghting can be gained at the Chandler Fire Department’s free open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Dec. 3, at Fire Station 10, 5211 S. McQueen Rd. in Chandler. In the spirit of sharing safety, fi re prevention and emergency preparedness information with the public, fi refi ghters will provide tours of the station, fi re truck displays and instruction on Hands-Only CPR, with sessions held every 30 minutes. Department mascots will also be on hand, along with free balloons, popcorn and fi re helmets for the kids.


During the event, the Fire Department will also accept toy donations for its annual Holiday Toy Drive. A second toy collection event will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sat., Dec. 10 at Chandler Fashion Center. Fire personnel request no battery-operated toy donations. Chandler Fire will deliver all donations to the Chandler Care Center at Galveston Elementary School for disadvantaged children as identifi ed through staff at each Chandler Unifi ed School District elementary school.


Learn more about Chandler Fire Department programs and activities at www.chandleraz.gov/fi re.


Get on the economic development bus


Experience the city’s growth and preview future economic development on an economic development bus tour of Chandler hosted by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce at 7:30 a.m. Wed., Dec. 7.


Attendees will meet for a “to go” breakfast on Brunchies Patio, 17 E. Boston St. in downtown Chandler, then board the bus outside for an hour and a half economic development tour of the city narrated by Christine MacKay, the city’s director of Economic Development.


The tour cost is $20 for Chandler Chamber of Commerce members and $25 for non-members.


To learn more or register, call the Chandler Chamber offi ce at 480-963-4571 or visit www.chandlerchamber.com.


Community


www.SanTanSun.com Good works recognized at induction


Five individuals will be honored for their personal contributions and good works on behalf of the people of Chandler. In an event at 9 a.m. Sat., Dec. 10, Mayor Jay Tibshraeny will induct Patti Bruno, Lowell Huggins, Detective Carlos Ledesma, Dave McDowell and Marty Wright into Celebration Plaza at Tumbleweed Park. Celebration Plaza is a permanent monument near the center of Tumbleweed Park on the southwest corner of McQueen and Germann roads. It features a fountain and a decorative wall used to display brass plaques honoring organizations or individuals for their civic leadership, public outreach and outstanding personal service and commitment to the community. The inductees are selected by the Chandler City Council, based on submissions from the Parks and Recreation Board. This year’s inductees will have their plaques added alongside those of previous inductees Lenford Calley, Chandler Police Offi cer Robert Nielsen, Henry Salinas, Chandler Service Club and Eddie Basha.


Nominations for Celebration Plaza may be submitted between June 1 and Sept. 30 each year. There is no fee to submit a nomination, and the form is available online at www.chandleraz.gov/parks. It is also available at the Chandler Community Center, the Snedigar Recreation Center, the Tumbleweed Recreation Center and the Environmental Education Center, or by calling 480-782-2727. Direct questions about the Celebration Plaza nomination criteria or the recognition process to Park Development and Operations Manager Mickey Ohland at 480-782-2743.


Sunset Library suspends programs for construction


Due to a remodeling project, the Chandler Sunset Library will not offer its regular programs during December.


The library, at 4930 W. Ray Rd. in Chandler, will be closed Dec. 17 through Jan. 2 for work on the entry and front area of the building.


For updates on other restrictions and services available during the closure, see the library’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/chandlerpubliclibrary.


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