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Governor Janet Napolitano visits Tempe Points of Pride by quotes

Governor Napolitano to visit Tempe points of pride


Tempe to highlight affordable housing, multigenerational center and
Tempe Town Lake during Governor’s city tours



TEMPE, Ariz. – The City of Tempe will proudly showcase a few of its
latest achievements when Governor Janet Napolitano visits the city
Monday, Oct. 30.


Tempe will highlight its efforts to foster affordable housing, its
achievement of opening a new multigenerational center in north Tempe,
and its unprecedented economic growth at Tempe Town Lake.


At 3 p.m., Governor Napolitano will visit families who have moved into
affordable homes through the Newtown Community Land Trust. She also will
meet representatives from Chicanos por la Causa and other organizations,
and hear about Tempe’s plans to increase affordable housing in the city.


At 3:30 p.m., the Governor will tour the new North Tempe
Multigenerational Center, at 1555 N. Bridalwreath St., south of
McKellips Road and east of Scottsdale Road. She will meet
representatives from the many organizations that operate the
30,000-square-foot facility, such as the Boys & Girls Club, YMCA and
Maricopa County Head Start, and hear how the center will transform lives
in the community.


At 4 p.m., Governor Napolitano will take to the water and tour Tempe
Town Lake with Mayor Hugh Hallman, the Tempe City Council and key
business leaders. They will discuss the many development projects
underway at the lake and in the Mill Avenue District.


WHAT: Governor Janet Napolitano visits Tempe


WHEN: 3-5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30


WHERE: The tour begins at 1109 S. McKemy St., in Tempe, at 3 p.m.

Tour de Tempe bike ride by quotes
October 17, 2006, 6:11 pm
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1,500 bicyclists expected at annual Tour de Tempe bike ride

Tempe, Ariz. – More than 1,500 people are expected to participate in the
11th annual Tour de Tempe community bike ride Sunday. The ride starts
and ends at Tempe’s Kiwanis Park (All America Way just north of
Guadalupe Road). Riders will enjoy some of the most distinct bikeways in
Arizona during this 12 mile ride that begins at 8:30 a.m. Registration
starts at 6:30 a.m.

Tour de Tempe, Tempe’s free leisurely community bike ride, is a fun,
non-competitive ride that weaves through diverse neighborhoods, downtown
Tempe, public art projects and other Tempe sites.    

All riders will receive free breakfast snacks, and artist-designed
T-shirts will be distributed to the first 800 registrants. Helmets are
required and can be purchased the day of the event for $10 – $15 (cash
or check only) through Safe Kids Coalition. (Quantities are limited.) 

Tour de Tempe sponsors include Back East Bagel Company, Berning’s Fine
Jewelry, REI, Starbucks, Whole Foods Market, Wildflower Bread Company
and Tempe in Motion.

Tempe has more than 165 miles of dedicated bikeways, including on-street
bike lanes and off-street multi-use paths and is designated a Bicycle
Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists.  For more
information, call (480) 350-2775 or visit