Release Date: Thursday, July 7th 2011
Photo exhibit to show transformed Tempe
The development of the light rail and Town Lake have dramatically changed Tempe's landscape.
Photographers Andrew Pielage and Jason Roehner have chronicled the city's evolution in their "Photos of Tempe" exhibit.
The images highlight historical and contemporary views of Tempe and its growth.
Pielage's work includes Southwest landscape and cityscape photography. Roehner, an Arizona State University Fine Arts major, has used photography to explore the relationship between the desert and its inhabitants.
The exhibit runs Friday-Nov. 2 in downtown Tempe's Post Office exhibit space, 500 S. Mill Ave. Artwork appears in the windows on the northern and eastern sides of the building.
Information: www.tempe.gov/arts /exhibitions/USPO.htm or 480-350-2867.
Other Tempe news:
Dial-a-Ride fees increase
As of Friday, fees increased 50 cents for the East Valley Dial-a-Ride service for Americans with Disabilities Act customers. The new fee per trip is $3.50.
The rate was scheduled to increase each year after a 2009 policy went into effect that stated fares for the East Valley ADA or paratransit service would increase each year until it was two times the local bus fare or $3.50.
East Valley Dial-a-Ride ADA service is provided in Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa and Scottsdale. East Valley Dial-a-Ride non-ADA service is provided to Tempe, Chandler and Scottsdale residents 65 and older.
For East Valley Dial-a-Ride service, call 480-633-0101.
Information: www.valleymetro.org /dial_a_ride/.
Light rail extends service
Metro light rail will extend its holiday service to accommodate Valley residents celebrating Independence Day in Tempe and Phoenix. Starting at 5 p.m., light rail will ramp up runs from every 20 minutes to every 10 minutes and will offer similar service when fireworks celebrations are over. Light-rail service will be extended to have its last full trips at midnight, rather than 11 p.m.
Museum hosts Fun Day
Next Saturday, Arizona State University's Art Museum is hosting its annual Family Fun Day, a free celebration with activities for children that will include book readings, music, crafts and art.
The Blue Bike Kid Show and Zumbatomics with Melinda Mills-Walkey will perform. Changing Hands Bookstore will host signings and presentations with author/illustrators Chris Gall and Adam Rex. The celebration will spotlight ASU Art Museum's "Words of Art" exhibit. Activities include face painting and finger puppets. The celebration is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the museum is at Mill Avenue and 10th Street.
Information: http://asuartmuseum.asu .edu/ or 480-965-2787.
Batting range offers specials
The Kiwanis Park Batting Range is offering summer specials on Tuesdays through Aug. 30.
The "Swing Away Tuesday" promotion allows residents to purchase a 20-token pass for $19 and receive an additional 10 tokens for free, a savings of $12.50. The batting range at 6005 S. All-America Way has 10 lighted cages and is open 5-9 p.m. daily.
Information: 480-350-5727 or visit www.tempe.gov/battingcage.
--Dianna M. Náñez