Sometimes a certain turn of phrase will crystallize a concept.
At last month’s RadiatePHX event, a certain friend, and DPJ landlord, mentioned the “magic of conversation.” While Radiate certainly encourages that kind of magic (and yes, a magician happens to be a regular attendee), we are about to create a space on Twitter to keep that magic alive online.
The online conversation will run from 7 to 8 p.m. and cover three topics. Each of the three chats will feature a different topic chosen by one of the three moderators.
Tweetchat and Hashtags…huh?
Yep, it’s a chat on Twitter. Through the use of hashtags, Twitter followers can participate in a conversation on any given subject.
Here are a few tips from Eddie Jensen, steering committee member of Downtown Voices Coalition and organizer of the Downtown Phoenix Tweetchat.
1. The best way to take part in the conversation is through TweetChat. The #dtphxchat room is here. To participate, you’ll need to sign in with Twitter, which means you’ll need a Twitter account. The tweets will refresh about every 10-12 seconds. There are options to reply to a tweet, to retweet a tweet, to add a tweet to one’s favorite tweets, and to see a Twitter user’s profile.
2. The chat will start at 7 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. The transcript of the conversation will reflect this one hour time period, but participants can feel free to begin before and continue after that allotted time. The transcript will be posted on the Downtown Voices Coalition website.
3. We will assume that if you are tweeting from an organizational or institutional account that the views represented are yours and not that of your organization.
ASU’s College of Nursing & Health Innovation will host the inaugural “Have a HeArt” benefit on Friday, February 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. to help fund the university’s four nonprofit clinics around the Valley, collectively known as NP Healthcare.
The benefit, featuring heart-healthy food and drink, live entertainment and silent auction prizes, also aims to educate guests about the clinics and how they can be utilized as part of a healthy lifestyle.
“Most people think of our health clinics are just for students but our services are available to the entire community,” said Debra Vincent, community liaison for ASU’s Clinical Practice and Community Partnerships. “We offer accessible and affordable healthcare in a professional setting.”
On-site nutritional analysis and advice on what food to keep your heart healthy and to fight specific diseases will be offered as well as tours of the 4,000-square-foot health center at ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus.
Attendees will discover that “heart-healthy food” doesn’t mean “boring” or “carrots and celery sticks.” Quite the contrary, as evidenced by the menu below, provided by Tiffany Skall A-List Corporate Events & Catering:
- Chicken, beef and shrimp satay
- Smoked salmon bruschetta
- Mashed potatoes with lobster butter, blue cheese butter, truffle butter, prosciutto, sour cream, cheddar feta and chives
- Tarragon-braised beef tips with root vegetables, whipped cauliflower and onion straws
- Domestic and imported cheese spread with fruits, vegetables, nuts, dips, artisinal breads, lavosh and crostini
- Build-your-own lettuce wraps with spicy chicken, roasted root vegetables and beef
- Assortment of low-calorie cakes, pies and tarts
Silent auction prizes feature exceptional works from local artists, including photography by Marilyn Szabo and jewelry by Heidi Abrahamson. Goods and services from noted local businesses, from the Clarendon Hotel, to the Phoenix Art Museum and many others, are also up for grabs.
The NP Healthcare provider staff includes practitioners who specialize in family practice and behavioral/mental healthcare. Services include men and women’s health exams, counseling and mental healthcare, minor illness care, prescriptions for medications, chronic disease management, family planning, healthy lifestyles education, stress management, tobacco cessation, nutrition advice, on-site EKG, sexually transmitted infection testing/treatment and referrals to other medical and health services.
Patients can use their health insurance to pay for services as well as cash, credit card, Sun Card or have their student account charged for the cost of the services. For employers, the NP Care members enjoy access to quality and accessible basic health services for a fixed office visit fee and discounts on tests performed at outside labs.
Tickets for the event start at just $25. Purchase online here.
The ASU College of Nursing & Health Innovation is located at 500 N. 3rd St. on the ASU Downtown campus (light rail at Central Station).
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The second issue of DPJ magazine hits the streets of Central Phoenix on Tuesday, January 25, and there are plenty of reasons to pick up a copy at January’s Radiate PHX or one of 300 or so locations nearest you:
- Find out how light rail is fueling a pedestrian culture in Downtown Phoenix, from First Friday to running daily errands
- Utilize a four-page pull-out Artlink map to visit some new places on your next First Friday adventure
- Discover how Encanto Park has evolved over 75 years
- Uncover a 100-year-old hidden gem in Garfield that draws in visitors from all over the world
- Take a look at CASS’ operations on the Human Services Campus and how it is sculpting the makeup of Downtown
- Hear what Downtown spot is Phoenix Suns power foward Hakim Warrick’s weakness
- Check out the evolution of PHXRailFood.com
- Read restaurateur Sam Fox’s thoughts on Downtown as he readies The Arrogant Butcher at CityScape
- Stay up to date on all of the latest Downtown buzz and events
- …and more!
Downtowners, commuters and visitors alike have ranted about the reverse lanes on the 7s for years. After yesterday’s recommendations from the Ad Hoc Task Force charged with studying the safety and effectiveness of these “suicide” lanes, Vice Mayor Michael Nowakowski sent out the letter below. What are your thoughts on the reverse lanes, and what should be done to keep us safe while managing traffic flow in and out of Downtown Phoenix?
Dear friends and neighbors,
Today, my colleagues and I at City Council considered the recommendations of the Ad Hoc Task Force that studied the issue of the reverse lanes on 7th Avenue and 7th Street.
For many years as a private citizen, I disliked the effect that the reverse lanes had on traffic and neighborhoods, and for the past few years I’ve had the privilege of fighting the reverse lanes as your councilman. My staff and I know intimately the problems with speeding, the confusion, the cut-through traffic and the accidents and near-misses that threaten people along these roads. I’ve received thousands of calls, emails, and letters about the negative effect of reverse lanes on our community.
At today’s meeting, however, convenience was chosen over safety and quality of life. While it’s promising that the City will pursue enforcement and education along the reverse lanes, my hope has always been to eliminate the reverse lanes and put safety first. I’d like to thank Councilman Tom Simplot for his long-time efforts to eliminate the reverse lanes, and my colleagues Councilwoman Thelda Williams and Mayor Phil Gordon for their willingness to consider the well-being of our neighborhoods.
I would also like to extend a big thanks to all of the members of the task force we seated for their service, and the hundreds of Phoenicians who participated in the public hearing process regardless of how they feel about the reverse lanes. A city is only as great as its people, and we have the best people.
Vice Mayor and District 7 resident
RadiatePHX has a habit of visiting the newest culinary destinations in Downtown Phoenix and this month is no exception.
The menu features a delectable selection of tortas, tamales and tacos, in homage to its street food inspiration. And yes, another ‘T’, tequila, is also in house.
Space is limited, so please RSVP. Oh, and all who purchase one of those mouth-watering eats mentioned above get a cerveza on the house. Enticed yet?