- Your Voice
He’s a cowboy, cattle rancher and horse lover who embodies the Western way of life.
Sherry Bryant looks at objects in life through eyes that see things which don’t register with most people — gradations of light, shadow and form that embody an object itself. As an accomplished award-winning artist, and one especially skilled in watercolors, Bryant is helping others see those variations in life and interpret them onto paper through watercolor painting.
The Mountain Vista Fire District is on its way to becoming a completely independent fire department with its recent decision to pursue hiring its own emergency services personnel — firefighters, paramedics, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and fire officers.
Al Petrillo/Special to The Explorer, Rebecca Thompson explains the creative process behind her sculpture to Miraval guests as part of the resort’s Artist in Residence program.
Al Petrillo/Special to The Explorer, Green Fields third grade teacher Heather Moore displays the rooster, James Bond, inside the chicken coop to students, from left, Quinn Teller (face hidden), Lola Wagelie, Omar Alkayat and Ella Thurston.
Al Petrillo/Special to The Explorer, Mixologist James Lamont measures out a portion for a drink during his mixology class at Harvest. Students included, from left, Mark Leinhos, Jennifer Leinhos and Keri Ruffell.
Al Petrillo/Special to The Explorer, Allen Kates of Picture Rocks has ghostwritten dozens of books for individuals around the country.
There's a new wrinkle in the civil court case filed by four Pima County plaintiffs against the Town of Marana for abandoning a public easement.
My dad died a year ago today.
Al Petrillo/Special to The Explorer, Server and baker Molly Day takes a customer's order at Jerry Bob's in Oro Valley.
Special to The Explorer/Al Petrillo, Richard Kolasa, center, for whom the Skyline Country Club's new K Center is named, stands with his wife Sandy and club president John Rooney after the center's logo was unveiled last month.
Al Petrillo/Special to The Explorer, Yolanda Valenzuela colors a client's hair, right, while Roy Valenzuela give another customer a trim at Hair & Skin Studio. The Ina and Oracle business has marked its 30th anniversary, and its 10th in the current location.
Al Petrillo/Special to The Explorer, The Hair & Skin Studio on Oracle Road is celebrating its 30th year in business.
Al Petrillo/Special to The Explorer, Three of Market Restaurant Group's five partners discuss seasonal changes to the Harvest restaurant menu. From left are chef Ramiro Scavo, Tom Firth and Matt Firth.
Al Petrillo/Special to The Explorer, Good Vibes singers Taylor Wilson, Bree McCreery, Samantha Schneider and Alyssa Emery practice twice a week at Flowing Wells High School.
Al Petrillo/Special to The Explorer, The renovated emergency department at Northwest Medical Center can handle 57 patients at a time. Approximately 25 percent of ED patients are admitted to the hospital as in-patients.
Al Petrillo/Special to The Explorer, Joseph Akif, RN, Northwest Medical Center Emergency Department director, and Jamie Gall, RN, inspect a piece of medical equipment in the renovated ED.
Al Petrillo/Special to The Explorer, The Fast Track Unit accommodates low to high acuity patients. From left, ED staff members Money Welton and John Thurman review intake data, while Kaylani Jackson, RN, assistant manager of the ED, checks a chart.
Al Petrillo/Special to The Explorer, Rebecca Thompson points out a detail in a bronze feature on the freestanding cube at her public art project on the Sanofi-aventis campus in Oro Valley.
Al Petrillo/Special to The Explorer, The wine cell at Anthony's in The Catalinas houses 25,000 bottles of wine and can seat 16 guests for dinner.
Al Petrillo/Special to The Explorer, Anthony's in The Catalinas sous chef Edward (EJ) Marx, owner Anthony Martino and sommelier Joseph Mascari discuss the merits of two bottles of wine in the restaurant's wine cellar.