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Citizens and the Marana Town Council got their first look Aug. 13 at architectural renderings of the new town hall and municipal complex planners hope will become the core of a growth boom expected in Marana's rural northwest.
For the second year, the Marana Foundation for Educational Excellence is planning a casino night fund-raiser.
A B-17 bomber, juxtaposed against the Tucson Mountains, lands at the Marana Regional Airport last Friday as part of the Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom tour.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Richard Rohrdanz, right, and David Lawrence, both volunteers with the Collings Foundation, set up a perimeter rope shortly after the planes landed.
A WWII B-17 flies over the Marana Regional Airport last Friday for the annual Wings of Freedom tour put on by the Collings Foundation.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Dick Adams, a volunteer with the Collings Foundation, adjusts a propeller on a B-24 shortly after the plane landed at the Marana Regional Airport last Friday. The B-24, a B-17 and a P-51C Mustang were available for people to walk through and fly on while they made their stop over the weekend.
A Consolidated B-24 Liberator comes down for landing last Friday at the Marana Regional Airport, which hosted the Wings of Freedom Tour.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, A Consolidated B-24 Liberator comes down for landing last Friday at the Marana Regional Airport, which hosted the Wings of Freedom Tour.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer Jennifer Treese, the executive assistant for the Marana Regional Airport, and pilot Doug Rozendaal chat near the P-51C Mustang shortly after landing Friday afternoon. The two took the plane from Phoenix to Marana for the Wings of Freedom Tour held over the weekend.
Northwest Tucson resident Al Arreola was one of the United States Army Air Corps airmen who were placed in the ball turret below a bomber airplane during World War II. Last week, he got to take another, more comfortable look inside.
Staples celebrated the opening of its first store in Marana last week, hosting a ribbon-shredding ceremony that included a $1,500 donation to Make Way for Books.
The Marana Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of its 6th Annual Community & Business Builder Awards. The recipients are: Gabrielle M. Luoma, CPA, Pllc, in the one-to-four employee category; Cutters Point Coffee, five to 49 employees; Vantage West Credit Union, 50 or more employees; and Rotary Club of Marana, for a non-profit organization.
When the multinational cast of Up with People takes the stage at Mountain View High School in Marana this Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 21 and 22, audience members can expect something for virtually every musical taste and interest.
The following is a brief look at just some of the contributions made to the community by the other nominees:
Children enrolled in full-day kindergarten are much stronger readers than their predecessors in half-day kindergarten, according to comparative data from the Marana Unified School District.
But to slow down, to walk the Santa Cruz River through its ephemeral course through Marana, is to gain a glimpse of the past, present and future that extends millenniums beyond Marana's 25 years of official existence.
WWII bombers will be at the Marana Regional Airport, 11700 W. Avra Valley Road, for walk-through tours and flights from April 17 to 20.
The Town of Marana has hired new economic development/strategic initiatives manager, Curt Woody. Woody started work on March 19, and with an annual salary of $75,000.
Nominees have been finalized for the Marana Chamber of Commerce’s Community and Business Builder of the Year awards.
The Marana Unified School District (MUSD) recently named three employees, 2014 MUSD Employees of the Year.
It was a honky-tonk kind of weekend in Marana when country superstar Easton Corbin performed at the Marana Health Center on Saturday night, showcasing a number of hits from his latest album, “All Over the Road.”
Marana is a town founded on self-determination. The farmers and ranchers who organized incorporation efforts in the 1970s did so because they didn’t believe outside interests should determine the future of their community. Although they may not have called it such, those early Marana residents were fulfilling the concept of home rule.
Sargent Aerospace & Defense, a supplier of precision engineered components and aftermarket services and Marana's largest non-retail private employer, has chosen its I-10 location to expand and upgrade in support of current and projected business growth.
August 10, 2005 - They glisten and gleam in the sun, sticking up out of the desert like row upon row of bright white shark teeth.
Mayor Ed Honea talks about Marana’s strategic plan during the Marana State of the Town address on Friday, April 24.