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Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library fall programs

Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library fall programs

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The Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library has a number of ways to get help with computing, reading and homework. Here is their fall schedule of prog…

Tucson Mall welcomes UA back with fashion, fun  and freebies

Tucson Mall welcomes UA back with fashion, fun and freebies

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It’s always fun to get new stuff for a new school year. But no matter how much you’ve bought over the summer, there’s always something more to…

Race for Life at Xtreme Fun Spot on Saturday

Race for Life at Xtreme Fun Spot on Saturday

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BMX riders, don’t miss the Race for Life benefit for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Xtreme Fun Spot BMX trac…

How to Prepare Fast, Inexpensive Family Meals

How to Prepare Fast, Inexpensive Family Meals

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(StatePoint) There are unlimited excuses you can make to skip cooking. But if lack of time or money is the reason you’re getting take-out yet …

Drab, serious 'After Earth' falls short

Drab, serious 'After Earth' falls short

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Most of the ads for “After Earth” have neglected to mention that M. Night Shyamalan co-wrote and directed the film. Movie studios finally seem…

Friday Night Live! presents Domingo DeGrazia Band

Friday Night Live! presents Domingo DeGrazia Band

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Domingo DeGrazia blends Spanish guitar passion with the flair of flamenco music. His music couples dynamic rhythms with vibrant Latin, salsa a…

Kevin Kline to perform one-man show in Mesa

Kevin Kline to perform one-man show in Mesa

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Academy, Tony and Screen Actors Guild Award-winner Kevin Kline performs his new one-man Shakespeare show -- ‘He That Plays: An Evening of Shak…

Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac

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One of rock’s most enduring bands stops in Phoenix during its 34-city U.S. tour. The tour marks the 35th anniversary of the release of the 197…

Concert Notice: 'Journey Unauthorized' returns

Concert Notice: 'Journey Unauthorized' returns

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 “Thursday Rocks!” at the Monsoon Nightclub continues on Aug. 22 with the return of premier tribute group Journey Unauthorized to Desert Diamo…

Great grilling tips to make summer meals sizzle

Great grilling tips to make summer meals sizzle

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(StatePoint) Now that warmer weather and summer are upon us, grilling season is here again and families are taking meals outside to enjoy the …

Fast & Furious 6 – Six one way, half-dozen the other

Fast & Furious 6 – Six one way, half-dozen the other

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The latest addition to the Fast & Furious franchise is just like the tie rods on a ‘72 Buick … no, not really. I don’t pretend to know or …

Summer blockbusters aim to be bigger than ever

Summer blockbusters aim to be bigger than ever

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(StatePoint) This year’s summer blockbuster season is shaping up to be a big one, full of some of the year’s most highly anticipated films.

Saturday Puzzles 5-25-13 - Can you beat the challenges?

Saturday Puzzles 5-25-13 - Can you beat the challenges?

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Mount Lemmon Sky Ride now open

Mount Lemmon Sky Ride now open

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The Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley ski lift is now open as a Sky Ride, Thursdays through Mondays, during the summer. A ride on the Sky Ride to the summ…

The Hangover Part III – The return of the red-eye

The Hangover Part III – The return of the red-eye

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While The Hangover Part III may seem like a retread of very familiar ground, this “final” film in the Hangover trilogy completely abandons the…

Abrams has made the best ‘Star Trek’ movie

Abrams has made the best ‘Star Trek’ movie

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On paper, J.J. Abrams’ 2009 “Star Trek” is one of those movies that should have crashed and burned. A reboot of a beloved franchise with young…

Sippin' Social: The Explorer visits Metropolitan Grill

Sippin' Social: The Explorer visits Metropolitan Grill

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Last week, staff from The Explorer stepped foot into the Metropolitan Grill, otherwise known as “America’s Kitchen,” located at 7892 N. Oracle Road. 

“The List: A Musical”

“The List: A Musical”

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“The List: A Musical” had a great success both Friday and Saturday nights at the Fox Theatre.

The Guide -- Week of May 22

The Guide -- Week of May 22

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Century Theatres

Saturday Puzzles 5-18-13

Saturday Puzzles 5-18-13

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Northwest Chatter

Politics aside – A parent’s view of Common Core

Politics aside – A parent’s view of Common Core

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Over the last two years, there has been a lot of talk about Common Core standards being adopted for Arizona students. Since last year, Common …

Development of our youth - It’s not just the school’s job

Development of our youth - It’s not just the school’s job

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A little over a year ago, I wrote an article for The Explorer entitled: “In OV, we’re proud of our young people, and we want them to know it.”…

It’s common sense –  We need to raise money

It’s common sense – We need to raise money

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I am a tax-and-spend liberal. I know I’m supposed to whisper that apologetically, and maybe add that I’m in a 12-step program to curb my dange…

How and why ignition switches fail

How and why ignition switches fail

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Hundreds of thousands of vehicles have been recalled in recent months for faulty ignition switches.

The Loft Cinema Presents: Paul Thomas Anderson Films

The Loft Cinema Presents: Paul Thomas Anderson Films

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The Loft Cinema continues its monthly celebration of writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson’s exceptional film resume, giving local Tucson resid…

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  • Veterans’ memorial dedicated at Mountain View High School

    Veterans’ memorial dedicated at Mountain View High School

    Mountain View High School has had five former students killed in battle in Iraq and Afghanistan, which is believed to be the most of any high school in America. This somber fact led to the construction of a veterans’ memorial in front of the school. Nov. 8, the school dedicated the monument to the five, as well as any United States military veteran.

  • Local high school athletes sign on

    Local high school athletes sign on

    A large number of local northwest area athletes will continue their athletic careers at the college level. In total 21 area high school athletes signed National Letters of Intent to accept athletic scholarships, with at least five more signing this week. 

  • Two suspects apprehended in Redington Pass deer poaching case

    Two suspects apprehended in Redington Pass deer poaching case

    Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) officers recently apprehended two Tucson area men in their 30s for poaching three white tailed deer, one of which had twin fawns, for a total of five dead deer in the illegal killings.

  • Oro Valley Hospital named Top Performer

    Oro Valley Hospital named Top Performer

    Oro Valley Hospital has been named a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the nation’s leading accreditor of health care organizations. The honor recognizes hospitals that excel at meeting the Commission’s stringent measurements for exemplary patient care.  This is the second time Oro Valley Hospital has earned the designation.

  • It’s no secret: Gaslight’s “Secret Santa” a hit

    It’s no secret: Gaslight’s “Secret Santa” a hit

    Someone once asked me what my favorite thing about Gaslight Theatre is.

  • El Tour Route Changes for 2014

    El Tour Route Changes for 2014

    Special Olympics El Tour de Tucson route skirts the edge of Tucson, so if you are out and about in your car on ride day, it’s very likely you will encounter some of the 9,000 cyclists, 2,600 volunteers and officials on the route – as well as many thousands of spectators. Please be on the lookout.

  • Tom McNamara to exit anchor chair at KVOA-TV/News 4 Tucson

    Tom McNamara to exit anchor chair at KVOA-TV/News 4 Tucson

    Veteran Journalist Reveals Plans to Expand Real Estate/Investment Business

  • Closing a golf course brings tax penalties, angry homeowners

    Closing a golf course brings tax penalties, angry homeowners

    The glory days

  • El Tour de Tucson, Nov. 22: See map to avoid delays

    El Tour de Tucson, Nov. 22: See map to avoid delays

    With more than 9,000 bicyclists from around the world, El Tour de Tucson is an event that attracts people of all abilities and ages.

  • Three burglary suspects arrested in Oro Valley

    Three burglary suspects arrested in Oro Valley

    Oro Valley, Arizona (November 19, 2014)-On November 14, 2014, Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) patrol officers responded to an Oro Valley home in reference to a burglary.  The victim reported over $20,000 worth of items stolen.  OVPD patrol conducted a canvass of the area and were able to identify two suspicious vehicles in the area at the time of the burglary.

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