Standpipe Art Finishing Up
Artists Joan Baron and Ali Mariles Golamb have been busy transforming the three standpipes into beautiful, funky pieces of art all spring. Please stop by the round one on the corner of S. Cedar and Spence or the two square standpipes on Oak St. at Williams and Cedar Sts. to see how they have changed. If you had your photos taken or created tiles yourself please check to see where they have been placed. As of this writing they were still working on the square ones.
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HMNA Election Results
During our spring social in the park. It was decided that Phil Amorosi and Dan Mayer would retain their positions as chair and vice-chair of the neighborhood association. Marilyn Murphy was elected as our NEW treasurer and Kevin Brown would now be a new vice-chair. Thanks to all for stepping up and getting involved in your ‘hood.
Cool Time at the April Ice Social
There was plenty of lemon, peach and watermelon Italian ice to go around. Clockwise: Happy to treat our Tempe firefighters to a well deserved treat. Neighbors old and new had a lot to talk about. Artist Ali Mariles Golamb set up a table so neighbors could create more tiles for standpipes. Our G4S partners were welcomed and thanked for making our park safe again for all.
Sign up for WaterSmart Program
Now that we all have smart water meters installed you should sign up for this program which can give you hourly updates on your water usage. This can be really helpful if you plan on being away for any length of time this summer. That way when you are gone it can alert you and you can track any unusual spikes in water. You can compare how good you are at conserving water compared to others and how to do better. www.tempe.gov/WaterSmart
You will need your water bill account number to register.
Apache Construction All Summer
This is going to be a rough summer for us to get around. Besides the streetcar construction and all the new developments in the Jen Tilly neighborhood to the west of us that will impact our route to Rural, there will be new water line construction on Apache from Dorsey to McClintock.
The best advice we can give is, if you aren’t doing it already, please stockpile jugs of water in case there is an accident and our water gets shut off. They will mostly be working at night. After all this, then they say our neighborhood water lines will be replaced.
Keep these numbers handy:
24 hour hotline: 480-415-3098
Contractor: Steve Seivert (cell) 602-695-9942
Construction Manager: Cliff Williams 602-677-4351
Tempe Construction Mgr: Jerome Guzman 480-350-8413
Neighborhood Services: Laura Kajfez 480-350-2840
The Importance of Flood Irrigation
Neighbor Ed Lebow has created a wonderful slide show showing the historical significance of flood irrigation in the Valley. Hudson Manor is part of that history.
Hudson Manor History
The grandson of the developer of our Hudson Manor dropped off a portfolio of old photos
of neighborhood and Tempe. See the History page for links to these
photos/articles. Phil also found a 1992 news video done on
the problems our park was having when a number of homeless people had made Hudson
Manor Part their home. Dennis Cahill had just been elected to our City Council and includes
neighbor Shelly White as well.
Hudson Manor Labyrinth - Neighbors Working Together!
Summer, 2007 marked the completion of our neighborhood project to construct a meditation
area at our Hudson Manor Park. On June 9th, a time capsule was sealed at the entry and the north
sign was set in place at the base of the peace pole. The arrow was set in black “Apache Tears”
from Globe. Since that time people have been seen eating there, children play games there, others
practice playing their guitars and flutes there and yes there was even a person spotted in a yoga
position in meditation! This was truly a neighborhood project - with lots of people volunteering
their time and energy. See the Labyrinth page for photos of the park in