Friday, March 30, 2012

Charcoal Sale

For all of you Dutch Oven cooks and grill masters, Home Depot has charcoal on sale for $5.88 for 2-13.9 lb bags. That is only $0.21 cents per pound. Good time to stock up, this is a pretty good price by today's standards.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Free Immunization clinics move to Fiesta Mall

The City of Mesa Fire Department’s West Mesa free monthly immunization clinics have re-located to Fiesta Mall. The clinic will be located on the first floor of Fiesta Mall next to Macy’s. The first clinic at the new location will take place on April 11.

The clinics are held the second Wednesday of each month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for children ages birth to 18.  Childhood vaccines are offered free of charge to all children. Participants are asked to bring their child’s immunization records with them in order to make sure the proper vaccines are administered.

For more information calll the Mesa Fire Department at (480) 644-3459 or Vianey Celestino, Marketing Manager for Fiesta Mall at (480) 833-5587.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Watering Guidelines for March

From the City of Mesa, view their web version with photos at

How dry is it? Well, La NiƱa conditions prevail with over 80 days since our last significant rainfall. Due to this along with some windy days means plants are definitely counting on supplemental water this winter to stay healthy. Learn more at

March is a transitional month when warm days will nudge Bermuda grass and other cold-sensitive plants out of dormancy. Many desert trees such as mesquites may look sparse, but it's normal! They will drop their leaves and leaf out with new growth soon. It is not due to under watering.

Recommendations below are for plants that are established in the landscape (in the ground about 2 years).

Lawn watering:
Dormant summer grass (Bermuda) - once every 14 days
Overseeded cool season grass (rye) - once every 7 days

If trees and shrubs are on the same valve:
Desert Adapted – once every 25 days
High Water Use – once every 12 days

Tree watering:
Desert Adapted – once every 30 days
High Water Use – once every 14 days

Shrub watering:
Desert Adapted – once every 21 days
High Water Use – once every 10 days

Groundcover and vine watering:
Desert Adapted – once every 21 days
High Water Use – once every 10 days

Cacti and succulent watering – once every 28 days

Annuals watering – once every 6 days

Native wildflowers – once every 10 days

Meet the Pterosaurs - Over-Night at the Museum

Arizona Museum of Natural History is having another overnight at the museum on March 16.

Head on over to the Meet the Pterosaurs Over-Night at the Museum. There will be special flying guests from Liberty Wildlife, create art during craft time, and have a bed time snack and movie. You will also get to meet the pterosaurs from the newest exhibition “Rulers of the Prehistoric Skies.”  Get up-close with living flying animals in this fun-filled night of activity.

The Meet the Pterosaurs Over-Night program is designed for children six to 12 years old and an adult chaperone over 21 years. The cost for members is $35 and $45 for non-members.

For more information, visit their website at  To register, call (480) 644-3553.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Nooks Available at Mesa Library

Thirty-four Nooks are now available to checkout at any branch of the Mesa Public Library.   E-books are downloadable through the Greater Phoenix Digital Library.

General checkout rules for the Nooks are:

•       E-readers are location specific – they must be checked out and returned to the owning library.
•       The checkout period is 3 weeks with no renewals.
•       Overdue fines are $1.00 per day with a maximum of $10.00.
•       Patrons must be 18 years of age or older to check out an e-reader with a valid Mesa Library card.
•       A user agreement must be signed each time a patron checks out an e-
•       E-readers can be placed on reserve but will not change locations. Patrons will have to pick up at owning branch.
•       The cost of replacing the e-reader is $400.00.  Each lost or damaged part of the kit will have a smaller replacement charge.
•       All Nooks must be returned to the service desk. Upon return, desk staff will check the ensemble for pieces, but not check it in. They will put it on a special shelf for a Library Assistant to check the items for condition erase the unloaded devices and then check the item in. They will ready the item for the next patron.

For more information about the Library or to view a training video on how to use the Nook visit: