Pine District Update for August 14, 2014
Pine District Community Updates
The Deadline for Early Ballot Request is Near
This Friday, August 15th, is the deadline to request an early ballot for the Arizona Primary Election. If you wish to receive an early ballot for the Primary Election, you must request it from your County Recorder before midnight Friday, August 15th. CLICK HERE to be directed to their website.
Something is Brewing at the Olive Industrial Park
Peoria joins the national emerging trend of craft brew and wine tasting rooms in the Olive Industrial Park. The recent opening of FreakNBrew and Gallifant Cellars brings a unique niche to the west valley, where people can taste hand crafted beer and local Arizona wines in their own backyard. Though it seems like an unlikely location, it is actually the perfect fit for tasting rooms and tours. A similar concept has emerged in Lompoc, CA with a self-styled Wine Ghetto springing up, a local industrial park taken over by wine tasting rooms. These businesses are both manufacturers and require larger areas for specialized equipment, which this space accommodates. Further, this spot is appealing to an even broader audience, and it encourages foot traffic in a typically non-pedestrian area. With the popularity of tasting rooms growing and showing no signs of slowing, Peoria will soon enjoy being a hub of hand-crafted spirits. To learn more about Economic Development opportunities in Peoria, visit www.peoriaed.com.
Run for Your Life!
The Peoria Running Series Kicks off with The First Responders Adult and Youth Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon 6 a.m. on Sept. 7 at Sunrise Mountain High Pool, located at 21321 N. 86th Drive in Peoria. Following this event is the Fiesta K-5K Run under the lights. The City of Peoria is holding its 1st annual Fiesta K- 5K night Run on Friday, September 26. This run is held in collaboration with Fiesta Peoria. After the run, participants will get to enjoy the post race fiesta, featuring live music, food and vendors. All participants will receive a race shirt along with prizes for overall and age group winners. The cost to register is $20 for 5K, $10 for 1 Mile Fun Run. Register online at www.peoriaaz.gov/running. For more information please call Jed Roberts – 623-773-7186 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preliminary Design Phase Public Input Meeting
The Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) Office of Public Affairs, in partnership with the cities of El Mirage, Glendale and Peoria, is conducting a public meeting to gather community feedback about preliminary design plans for the future Northern Parkway between Dysart Road and 111th Avenue. The meeting will take place Wednesday, Aug. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Luke Elementary School, located at 7300 N. Dysart Road in Glendale. Proposed improvements for this 2.5- mile segment of Northern Parkway include the construction of an interim four-lane roadway and an eight-lane all-weather bridged crossing of the Agua Fria River. For more information, contact Wade Ansell, MCDOT Project Manager at (602) 506-4662 or email@example.com or contact Roberta Bonaski, MCDOT Office of Public Affairs at (602) 506-8003 or firstname.lastname@example.org.