Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Cyclova Tucson - Car-Free Bicycle Fest on Sunday

The route is a little over 5 miles
The Cyclovia Tucson event last Sunday, April 19, 2015 nearby Downtown was AMAZING!  Over 20,000 people came out to the streets, making this event the largest attended route.  A group of Deaf cyclists came out to have fun bicycling and socializing.  They really enjoyed the whole time.  

If you missed the fun; it is not over, yet as the next event will be held on Sunday, November 1, 2015 so mark your calendars!

A Bunch of Deaf Cyclists
Clockwise from left: Marilyn Pacheco, Donna Jones, Joy Saunders, Steve Jones, Andrea Kovach, Carol Newman, Delynn Saunders, Dave Saunders and Mike Crago

Vendors offering some products for Free

Andrea's dogs - Phoebe and Lou enjoy the wagon ride

 Dave and his old bicycle

Good beer, too.


Cyclovia Tucson is a program of Living Streets Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to promote healthy communities by empowering people to transform our streets into vibrant places for walking, bicycling, socializing, and play.

Mike Crago,

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Texas Hold'em and Crazy Eight - A Big Success!

The Texas Hold'em and Crazy Eight event was so successful that many Deaf people enjoyed every minute of playing game cards, both poker and crazy-eight. The event was held on April 18, 2015 at Tucson Deaf Community Center in Tucson, Ariz.  

Drinks and food including hot turkey, fruit salad, Italian salad, potato casserole, baked garlic zucchini, bread, black olives and chips were provided.  

Carol Newman, the event chairperson said, "The crowd was great with more than 50 people, some of whom drove a long way from Phoenix, Ariz.  Many people came to play cards.  Some people came to just watch card games. Overall, everyone had a wonderful time."    
If you missed the event, don't worry; the next event will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at noon.  The flyer will be posted shortly.
Save the date and plan to attend the event.  Come over and have fun!


This flyer was posted online two times prior to the event.

  If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Mike Crago at

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

April 19, 2015 - Bicycle Ride

 Cyclovia Tucson

Do you like to ride a bicycle?   There's an event which will be held on Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 10 AM to 3 PM.  The bike route begins at Broadway and 6th Ave near Tucson Downtown.  Many Deaf bikers will go there.   So let's meet there and have fun!  For more information:

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Deaf Motorcycle Bikers Ride for the ASDB Kids on Sunday, April 12, 2015

The 12th Annual Run for the Kids was hosted by Old Pueblo Riders at ASDB on Sunday, April 12, 2015 for fundraising with all proceeds benefiting the Arizona State School for the Deaf and Blind. There were many bikers attending the event.  Only four Deaf bikers and one Deaf rider went there.   They had a wonderful time.  If you have a motorcycle, why not go there next year.   It's really fun riding a motorcycle as a group.
The Poker run includes the route of 5 stops: Harley Davidson of Tucson, Click's Billiards, Brush Fire BBQ, Renegade Classics and Shooter's Steakhouse & Saloon.

Clockwise from left:  Robert Dawe, Reby Dawe, Jeff Hicks & Tommy Saylor, all Deaf participants  from Phoenix, Ariz.

ASDB kids get the taste of riding a bike for fun.

Clockwise from left: Mike Crago, Robert Dawe, Ron Johnson - President of Old Pueblo Riders, Jeff Hicks & Tommy Saylor.  Note: Ron Johnson is hearing.

The last stop at Shooter's Steakhouse & Saloon where bikers stayed and enjoyed the great party, food, drinks, a lot of vendors and live band.

Dogs Rules Reid Park on Sunday, April 12, 2015.

A Bunch of Deaf Pet Lovers

The event - Pet Fiesta was held at Reid Park in Tucson, Ariz. on Sunday, April 12, 2015.  The purpose of the event was to provide pet lovers with information to help educate and improve the lives of their pets including dogs and cats.  There were pet competitions such as Wag A Thon and Costume Contest, a Pet Hydration station, a shot clinic with microchipping and many demonstrations that wowed many pet lovers.  There were also food trucks and live music from Jesse & Leah Stanley. Many Deaf pet lovers went there and they had a wonderful time.   If you missed the event, don't worry; there will be another one next year! 

Lou, the puppy currently owned by Andrea & Mike does paw painting.

Many Pet Vendors at Reid Park

This flyer was posted several days prior to the event day.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

April 12, 2015 - Pet Fiesta


Saturday, April 11, 2015

The "Vintage" Festival Hosted Near Old Tucson Studios - April 11, 2015

The Big Heap Signpost
By Mike Crago, Editor

The Big Heap event was hosted on Saturday, April 11, 2015 near Old Tucson Studios, 201 S. Kinney Rd, Tucson, Ariz.  The weather was so perfect for many Junk addicts, Vintage lovers, and Antique pickers to come and look at many old things. About 85 vendors made their time to show off their old goods.  Several Deaf people were there to enjoy the event.   Dave and Joy Saunders are known as antique pickers. They have been collecting vintage and antique goods for nearly 30 years.

The event will open again on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at  9 a.m.  It costs $5 at the gate.   For more information about the event:

Dave Saunders enjoys looking at old things
Such A Nice Crowd of Antique lovers.

Such An Old Wagon Never Seen Before

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

April 8, 2015 - Public Forum on ASDB Superintendent

Public Forums on Characteristics Desired 
in New ASDB Superintendent

Updated information about the ASDB Superintendent selection process is posted on the ASDB website:
The update includes announcement of public forums to provide an opportunity for the public to give input to the Board on the qualifications, skills, knowledge, and other characteristics desired in a new superintendent. Your attendance is encouraged.

Forums will be conducted as follows

Tucson: April 8, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, ASDB Berger Performing Arts Center (BPAC) 1200 West Speedway Blvd

Phoenix: April 15, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, PDSD Sportsdome and Performing Arts Center (SPAC), 7654 N 19th Ave

There will also be a virtual forum on April 22. Details about that forum will be announced at a future date.