We Won! We Won! We Won!

City of Tempe efforts on two great projects paid off with sweet Valley Forward Environmental Excellence Awards.

The Town Lake Pedestrian Bridge snagged the first place Crescordia trophy for Buildings and Structures: Industrial & Public Works while the Crosscut Multi-use Path Phase II earned Awards of Merit in the categories of Site Development and Landscape: Trails and Art in Public Places for the Contours and Crossings art piece.

There were 120 entries, but only 17 Crescordia and 27 Awards of Merit. Take a look at all the winners: http://www.valleyforward.org/pdf/9.30.12_EEA_Winners_Release_2012.pdf



Mill around the Mill

Don’t just do the same old thing this weekend! You can be part of history this Friday night.

  • The dedication of the Hayden Flour Mill happens this Friday from 5 – 10 p.m. with three musical acts, tours and more than 55 vendor booths.
  • The dedication ceremony happens at 6 p.m. and includes Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community President Diane Enos, the Tempe City Council, Downtown Tempe Community and the Rio Salado Foundation. There may be some surprise special guests with links to the city’s founding past, too.

Jared and the Mill, a band that named itself after the building, will perform starting at 6:45 p.m. The group plays instruments that might have been used by people who lived in the 1870s, when the flour mill was built, such as washboards, banjos, accordions and drums. They blend old tyme with modern style for a fresh folk-pop sound. Take a listen at: httpa://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUd4nqg9BZg
Take a peek inside the mill with Tempe City Architect Mark Vinson:

Want to know more? www.tempe.gov/haydenflourmill