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(StatePoint) If you want to help a local non-profit organization, but are strapped for time, making a difference is easier than ever. In fact, there are a variety of new ways you can make an impact in your community even from your computer or mobile device, as a “virtual volunteer.”
Marana police officers work hard to get in better shape
(Family Features) With the sun shining, flowers blooming and warm weather here again, it's the perfect time to gather your friends and family around the backyard for a summer grill-out. Preparation serves as the foundation for any successful event. To make sure your backyard bash will be one your guests will remember for years to come, consider the following summer party essentials.
Arizona’s Grand Canyon may possess its majestic size and overwhelming awe, but in Northeastern Arizona there is a canyon on the Navajo Indian Reservation that matches the beautiful color spectrum of sandstone cliff walls. From pale shades of pink through tans and browns and into deep red, Canyon de Chelly (d’SHAY) National Monument meets the Grand color for color. Plus it provides this with an intimacy not found in one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
The Tucson Cactus & Succulent Society (TCSS) will hold a free Pima Prickly Park Celebration from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14 at the park, 3500 W. River Road.
Pima County Board of Supervisors Chairman Ramón Valadez, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, and Ward 4 Council Member Shirley Scott will come together to celebrate the completion of Phase 1 of the Atterbury Wash Greenway at a dedication ceremony on Friday, March 1, at 10:30 a.m. The greenway is an integrated network of multi-use facilities for recreation and transportation across the community.
In the eyes of archery fans, the Town of Oro Valley just hit the bull’s-eye.
The charm of a desert in bloom
On Friday, Oct. 28, at about 1:30 p.m., the Oro Valley student resource police officer was informed that a student was doing suspicious things on the school campus. The officer found the student in question, who was with a peer in a greenhouse near the garden area where students grow plants. One student had an apple with residue that looked and smelled like burnt marijuana. A search of both students revealed that one had marijuana in his backpack as well as several lighters in his backpack and pockets. The other student did not possess anything suspicious. Both were arrested for possession of marijuana in a drug-free school zone and possession of drug paraphernalia. They were both cited and released.
Just in time for the fall hiking season, the Town of Marana has completed construction of the Wild Burro Trailhead located just
Park bench to be dedicated to Wynema Honea
Last Friday, Oro Valley and much of Northwest Tucson came out to pay tribute to one of its fallen angels.
The Pusch Ridge Christian Academy boys soccer team (10-2) completed another highly successful regular season with a 6-1 win over Santa Cruz last Thursday night.
Three Marana brothers have achieved the highest rank in Boy Scouts, that of Eagle.
Shelly Berg plays the jazz piano as if riding a horse in a competitive race, bobbing up and down on the bench like a jockey, his feet constantly tapping and moving, his torso sometimes hunched as if performing needlework in poor light, other times his head back and rocking as if on the downhill of a rollercoaster, as if in a trance, pulling every last note from the instrument.
What does Oro Valley's motto "caring for our heritage, our community and our future" mean to you?
A 27,464-square-foot laboratory just off Oracle Road in Oro Valley has been purchased by the University of Arizona, which expects it to house biotechnology research and incubator space.
As if on cue, the ironwood trees are adorned in annual pink and lavender blossoms for the 10th anniversary of the Ironwood Forest National Monument, the preserve west of Marana that protects 129,000 acres encompassing multiple mountain ranges, nearly 700 plant and animal species, ancient human history and the Sonoran Desert's highest density of ironwood trees.