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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

My Turn: I’ve come home

My Turn: I’ve come home

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Last year, LeBron James got a lot of attention when he announced he was going home to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

We Say: A tough goodbye

We Say: A tough goodbye

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About two months ago, I announced  I would be leaving my position here at Tucson Local Media. Well, that time has come, and as the saying goes…

Education battle heading to court

Education battle heading to court

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The Legislature has done its damage and gone home for the year, but there’s still some life left in the old Capitol these days. Diane Douglas,…

Construction on splash pad under way

Construction on splash pad under way

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Construction on an exciting community amenity recently started in North Marana. Splash pad work is under way and our residents and visitors wi…

We Say: To continue to have

We Say: To continue to have

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I am one of the fortunate ones to say I have. I have what I need to be happy. I have my children, my husband, friends family and a wonderful h…

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  • Marana senior balances school, faith and extra curricular activities

    Marana senior balances school, faith and extra curricular activities

    It is hard to start at a high school when you didn’t attend the same middle school as most of your peers. Marana High School senior McKenna Carter not only survived the situation, but has thrived. 

  • Construction on splash pad under way

    Construction on splash pad under way

    Construction on an exciting community amenity recently started in North Marana. Splash pad work is under way and our residents and visitors will soon have another option for cooling off under the hot Arizona sun.

  • Marana ranks 21st in Arizona Safest Cities and Towns report

    Marana ranks 21st in Arizona Safest Cities and Towns report

    According to a study of the most recent FBI Crime Reports, Marana is safer than most places in Arizona. 

  • CDO’s Nicole Enos finishes as valedictorian

    CDO’s Nicole Enos finishes as valedictorian

    Canyon Del Oro High School’s Nicole Enos admits she was chasing a boy when she decided to join the school’s accomplished Academic Decathlon program as a sophomore.

  • State title completes quest begun in Little League

    State title completes quest begun in Little League

    They started their quest as Little Leaguers and ended as conquering heroes. 

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    Police Beat

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  • Local teacher gives back to his school

    Local teacher gives back to his school

    Three days a week you will find Andy Morales at Rio Vista Elementary School. On the surface this would not seem like much of a big deal, after all he is the school’s physical education teacher, but Morales does not have any classes to teach. Technically, Morales is on summer vacation, but still comes out those three days a week to tend to various projects he has going on.

  • Big changes coming to the Ina Interchange in 2016

    Big changes coming to the Ina Interchange in 2016

    There are big changes coming to the Ina Interchange and surrounding areas. On May 12, the Marana Town Council was briefed at a special meeting by representatives of ADOT, Psomas and the Wheat Design Group.  

  • Gamer's Scoop: Splatoon Test Fire First Impressions

    Gamer's Scoop: Splatoon Test Fire First Impressions

    For two hours I was able to get my hands on the upcoming game Splatoon, coming out from Nintendo on May 29. It is a third-person shooter squad based online game that also has a few interesting single player modes, including a campaign. That may be a mouthful, but the new game boils down to quite a simple goal: cover the map with your color of paint. Instead of going for the most kills or trying to capture a certain area, your team has to work together to try and cover the largest percentage of the game’s many maps. Some other neat features that the game includes are mini games that you can play during loading screens, challenges that your Splatoon Amiibo give you to unlock exclusive clothing, in-game shops, a level system, unlockable weapons, and big events coming out every couple of weeks.  All of these serve to keep the game fresh and fun.

  • Arizona geocachers banned from land

    Arizona geocachers banned from land

    The Arizona State Trust Land Department officially banned geocaching on their grounds last year, saying the outdoor recreation violates state policy against litter, according to Eric Schudiske, spokesman for Groundspeak, operators of the Geocaching website that provides a centralized repository of caches nationally.

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