Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Neighborhood Street Signs

The neighborhood street signs are up!

The neighborhood street signs were installed last week and our project has now come to fruition. On Monday, December 15, 2014, the City of Tucson sign crew came to install our signs. It has been an inspired project, and many need to be thanked. 

Levi Koenen
Naomi Ortiz & Zachary Coble
Hawaii & Erich Radke
Suzanne Lavergne & Gail Gault
Dusten Scheere
Laura Key
Karen Delay & Bill Sandel
Ke Chiang Hsieh &nd Shigeko Hsieh
Scott & Robert Henning
Darlene Mathews
Karyn Zoldan
Hildy Gottlieb, c/o Resolve, Inc.
Pat Dunkel
Gary & Cheryl Pickrell
Joanne Shay
Pat Dean
Neale Hanke
Evan Cristoforie
Lorriane & Paul Schwartz
Yvonne & Mitch Ross
Jean & Vic Granillo
Dan Morrison
Olivia McNally
Sylvia Yaeger and Becky Cohen
Beth Lester and LeAnn
Mark & Kathleen Higgins
Joyce and Jeff Reed
David and Yissel Salafsky
Joe Sipp
Matt Prince
Zivaz Mexican Bistro
Lucky Wishbone
Wells Fargo
El Con Shoe Repair
Jack in the Box
Encanto Pet Clinic
Pizza Hut
Anna's Linen
The Lost Highway Sign Company
Quik Mart
Crave Coffee 
Beading Divas to the Rescue
Dr. William Daggett
Nadine's Bakery
Poets Square Neighborhood Association


Monday, November 10, 2014

PSNA November 2014 Meeting

 Poets Square Neighborhood Association Meeting

We are meeting on Thursday, November 13 at 7:00 PM at the First Brethren Church (201 N. Columbus Ave.).

Agenda items that we will be discussing:
  • Results of the Street Sign fund drive
  • Report from the Alley Committee
  • Rooftop Santa
  • Street sign project celebration. Cake and refreshments will be served.
We hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Harvest Carnival Tomorrow!

Where: 201 N. Columbus Avenue at the First Brethren Church
When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
What it is: A safe celebration filled with games, candy, prizes, and food!

Poets Square Neighborhood Association will be hosting a raffle, where we will be raffling off prizes that were donated from neighborhood businesses and neighbors. Please come visit us there. 

The band from our neighborhood will also be
performing, so get ready to have fun!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Neighborhood Yard Sale - Fund Raising for Street Signs 

On Saturday, August 23, 2014, the Poets Square Neighborhood Association is holding a Neighborhood Yard Sale

To raise funds for the street signs, we are asking neighbors to host their own yard sale and contribute 25-50% of their proceeds to the PSNA street sign project.

PSNA will be hosting this event by placing signs at prominent locations around the neighborhood, posting an announcement on, and advertising on Craig's List.

If you have a few items that you want to donate to PSNA, call 301-4103 and we will arrange for your items to be sold at one of our yard sales.

If you have YARD SALE signs hanging around your garage and want to help us out, we could use them out on any of the external streets. 

The official time is from 7:00 AM until 1:00 PM, but some sales are starting earlier and finishing later. 

Good luck and Thank you!

Let's sell stuff!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Dine-out event at Zivaz!

Dine out at Zivaz Mexican Bistro (4590 E. Broadway Blvd.) all day, Monday August 18 and help the Poets Square Neighborhood. 

Right-click on the image and select "Save image as..." and save the file to your computer. Find it, open it, and print it.

We've included four copies of the flyer in case you have separate checks. :-)   Cut out one of the flyers and present it to the cashier at time of purchase. Zivaz will donate 15% of your check to the PSNA street sign project. Purchases include dine in, take out, catering, and all beverages. Thank you Zivaz and to all of you who are supporting the street sign project!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Originally posted 2013

Roof Top Santa is returning 12/23!

 Santa is getting ready to do do his usual *Roof Top Santa* dance at *4352 E. Bryn Mawr* on *Sunday, December 23rd @ 6:30pm and 8:00pm*. Show features 1st Brethren Church with live music and hot cocoa, Joseph and Mary, Baby Jesus, Rudolph, Frosty, and Santa afterward for a treat and a photo opportunity. Dress warmly and please bring a can or two of non perishable food items that will go to the Community Food Bank. If you have any questions or want to become involved, please call either Susan 405-7704 or Cary 404-2253. See you there!

Save the Date! Next PSNA meeting...
What: Potluck to be followed by PSNA meeting When: Thursday, March 22nd Potluck will begin at 6:00pm Meeting will be from 6:30-7:30pm Where: Tucson First Brethren Church 201 North Columbus Boulevard

Originally posted 2012

Rooftop Santa Show, 12/23
Get ready for the annual Rooftop Santa Show brought to you by your friends and neighbors in Poets' Square! Friday, December 23rd 4352 E Bryn Mawr Showtimes are: 6:30pm and 8:00pm This 30-minute outdoor rooftop musical skit is a "neighborhood tradition" that tells the Christmas story. There will be free treats and don't forget to bring your camera for a photo opportunity with Santa! Also please bring canned food for the Community Food Bank, and dress warmly.

Just a few days left until the Party!
Kids, get out your costumes! The Poets' Square Neighborhood Halloween Block Party is just days away. As Block Party Captain, I want to thank the individuals who helped put this event together, as well as the local businesses who are sponsoring the party, namely: Ace Hardware, Bookman's, Crave, Dr. William Daggett, DDS, Florian Flowers, The Guitar Center, Hungry Fox, Imagine Hair Salon, Jack In The Box, Quik Mart, Safeway.

Halloween Block Party!

The 3rd Annual Poets' Square Halloween Block Party is just around the corner! Mark you calendar for Saturday, October 29th from 2-5pm. There will be food, live music, raffle prizes, kids' activities and more, so don't miss it!

Coyote Sightings

Multiple neighbors have reported seeing a coyote in Poets' Square Neighborhood. While it is exciting to see wildlife from a distance, you may be concerned about the well-being of your pets. For more information about urban coyotes and how to coexist with them, see these pages:

Originally posted 2011

save the date: Oct 29, 2011, Halloween Block Party!
The 2011 Halloween Block Party is in the works! It will be held Saturday, October 29, 2011, from 2 to 5 pm at the Poets' Square Community Garden, on Catalina St between Burns and Poe. Food, music, socializing, lots of kids events. More info to come. See you there!

Originally posted 2010:

Halloween in PSNA

The Midway Wash Project Committee and the Poets' Square Neighborhood Association Board would like to extend our thanks to all those who helped make our Halloween Block Party a smashing success! It was wonderful to visit with neighbors, listen to live music, snack on good food, and watch the kids enjoy all the festivities! A big pat on the back goes to all those who helped plan the party and volunteered their time the day of the event. Poets' Square, we may have a tradition in the making! Much thanks to our neighbors!

Demonstration Garden Complete!

Thanks to all the neighbors who pitched in to build the demonstration garden at the corner of Burns and Catalina. Now all we need is a little rain to take advantage of the rainwater-collecting berms and basins. With this, the final part of our PRO Neighborhoods grant is completed. A special thank you to Joanie Sawyer at PRO for all her support along the way. Check out our new community board in the accompanying photo.

Halloween Block Party

Join Poets' Square for a Halloween Block Party! When: 1-4pm, Saturday, October 31st Where: on Catalina Ave between Burns and Poe Free Event! Arrive Early For: - Free Chariot Pizza - Raffle Prizes - Face Painting - Live Music - Kid's Activities - Best Kid's Halloween Contest - Free Desert Wildflower Seeds - And much more!

Originally posted 2009

Poets Square Winter Meeting/Potluck
Please join us on Tuesday, December 9th at 6pm for our Winter Meeting & Potluck at the multi-purpose building at Peter Howell Elementary, 401 N Irving. Join us for free food, free plants, neighborhood updates and good company. A guest speaker will also be attending, Jonathan Mabry, Tucson Historic Neighborhood Officer, discussing the process of obtaining historic neighborhood status.

Pro Neighborhood Grant

We did it! PSNA received a grant in the amount of $3,350 from PRO Neighborhoods to continue our efforts re-vegetating the Midway Wash, expand street tree plantings and construct a neighborhood bulletin board and ramada. Here are a few ways how you can get involved:
1. Order a free street tree (Palo Verde, Desert Ironwood, Desert Willow, Catclaw Acacia - while supplies last)
2. Help water our trees and shrubs in the Midway Wash (see next topic)
3. Assist with the construction of a neighborhood bulletin board and ramada
4. Take part in a neighborhood tree planting event

More Midway Wash Plantings

Have you noticed the latest plantings in the Midway Wash yet? This past month, over 20 neighbors pitched in to plant several dozen trees and shrubs, continuing the re-vegetation process toward Broadway. If you missed out on the planting event, you can still help out. Neighbors are needed to help donate a small amount of time every month or other month to assist with watering these tree and shrubs during their first year. For more info, contact

Originally posted 2008

Monday is Now Trash & Recycling Day
Effective November 10th, 2008, Monday will become PSNA's Trash & Recycling pick-up day, instead of Saturday. For more information, check out the City of Tucson's Environmental Services website.