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Phoenix’s Midtown Museum District gearing up for Dec. 27 light rail event

[Source: Margaret Dietrich and Julia Tourville] — The Midtown Museum District Neighborhood Association’s Grand Stuffing Party on December 13 was a tremendous success and we’d like to thank everyone for their incredible hard work throughout the day. We’d also like to thank all the businesses that took part, and the team at Doxa LLC for allowing us to use their building for the day. It took over 270 “person” hours to fill 10,000 bags with over 160,000 pieces of information about the Midtown Museum Neighborhood. The bags will be distributed at the Metro Light Rail Party on December 27, 2008.

The MMDNA has a booth at the Light Rail station at Central Avenue and Encanto and is partnering with others at the party at Park Central. The MMDNA booth will look resplendent with the fantastic banner generously provided by Fast Signs on Central. Please drop by to admire it. We still need volunteers for the booths at the Light Rail Party on December 27. Please email or call Margaret on 602-758-3129.

The Heard Museum Guild has invited MMDNA members to a Cheese and Wine evening at the Heard Museum on January 13, 2009 from 6 to 8 p.m. The event will be in the Berlin Gallery and will be limited to 50 people on a first come first served basis. RSVPs are essential. Please contact Beth Wickenden on 602-296-4263 to reserve your place.

Midtown Phoenix neighbors to meet Nov. 19

[Source: Margaret Dietrich and Julia Tourville, MMDNA Coordinators] — The next meeting of the Midtown Museum District Neighborhood Association will be Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at the Radisson Hotel 3600 N. 2nd Ave. (just north of Osborn), from 6.30 to 8.30 p.m.  Commander Jerri Williams from the City of Phoenix Police Department will be the keynote speaker.  The group will also discuss the Light Rail Grand Opening event and how the MMDNA is helping to promote local businesses.

Correction. The phone number published in the MMDNA Light Rail business contact sheet for AlphaGraphics was incorrect and we are sorry for any inconvenience caused.  AlphaGraphics can be contacted on 602-274-2345.  This is correct on the Business Initiatives website of the MMDNA.

For more information, don’t hesitate to e-mail and check out the website for all the latest news and important information about the neighborhood.

Midtown Phoenix neighbors hold inaugural meeting, create website

The new Midtown Museum District neighborhood association is now online.  While the new website is still very much under construction now, it will be the group’s main source of information.  If you have questions about the website, e-mail Edward Jensen, director of communications.

The inaugural meeting of the MMDNA was held last week at the Fairfield Inn and Suites, 2520 N. Central Avenue.  Nearly 50 people were in attendance.  There was a range of interesting and informative speakers, who gave a flavor of what’s going on in the neighborhood, and how residents can have an impact in developing the area.  The minutes can be found at the website, by clicking on “Meeting Notes” in the left-hand column.

The next meeting is planned for Wednesday, October 22 at 6.30 p.m. at the Hilton Suites, 10 E. Thomas Rd.  If you have any questions, e-mail Margaret Dietrich or Julia Tourville, co-founders and coordinators.