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The Marana Town Council approved use of funds for the Marana Heritage Park and changed some of the town’s policies on background checks during their meeting last Tuesday. The council also honored a longtime employee and heard feedback from the citizens’ forums.
There is hardly an aspect of baseball in Marana that Allen Gillespie has not had his hand in. Gillespie has taken his love for the game and literally made it his life. He is truly Marana’s “Mr. Baseball.”
Over the past year, the town has committed to enhancing its signature events. We have recruited sponsors to help offset costs, put a team of staff and volunteers in place to plan and carry out the events and formed partnerships with civic organizations and homeowners associations to increase attendance.
You’re invited to celebrate the completion of the 14-mile Julian Wash Greenway segment of The Loop on Saturday, Nov. 1.
Partnering with the Gladden Farms Community to provide a day full of fall festivities, live entertainment and food, the town of Marana will be hosting, for the first time, the Marana Harvest Festival on Oct. 25.
Fall has finally arrived, bringing with it a season of festivals and outdoor activities that most of us have eagerly anticipated all summer.
Pima Community College Center for the Arts announces its 2014-2015 Season: ENCORE! The new season follows on the back of last season’s record attendance with the goal of delivering an eclectic and interesting selection of Pima’s theatre, music and dance performances; gallery exhibits of contemporary works by national and regional visual artists; and special events worthy of ovation. The Center for the Arts complex, situated on PCC’s West Campus, consists of the Proscenium Theatre, the Black Box Theatre, the Recital Hall and the Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery.
In a special worksession on June 24, the Marana Town Council discussed building a new police station, the Heritage Park Arena and a new water/sewer system.
Being built to reflect more of the town’s community and history, the first phase of the Marana Heritage River Park is close to completion. The first phase is the community and demonstration garden.
Jake Bewley has a plan. The recent Marana grad is going to go to Cochise College and earn a degree in aircraft welding. It is a degree that lands you in a field with a lot of demand, but Bewley hopes he never has to use it.
Jake Bewley got his start in rodeo at the Marana Stockyards’ arena where his father worked.
The Santa Cruz County Fair & Rodeo Association presents the 99th live Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred racing weekend at Sonoita Fairgrounds with simulcast wagering from Turf Paradise and the Kentucky Derby. Food vendors and merchandise on the grounds. Enjoy the afternoon on Saturday with a Derby Hat Contest and traditional Mint Juleps. Come back Sunday for the Cinco de Mayo celebration and signature margaritas.
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First came the field trip. On an outing organized by the Marana School District, my six-year-old daughter and her fellow first graders were all taken to the Tucson Rodeo, where the main event during the two hours they spent there was Calf “Tie-down Roping”.
The 89th annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros ran from Feb. 15 to Feb. 23 at the Tucson Rodeo Fair Grounds.
Dusty Tuckness got caught between a barrel and a bull at the end of Thursday’s rodeo. He ear needed plastic surgery and stitches to repair his torn ear and received a slight concussion. He was back out on the field Friday.
A member of the Pinnacle Peak group entertains rodeo parade fans during the Tucson Rodeo Parade last Thursday.
The wagon for Dan Marries, the parade’s Grand Marshall, is lined into position before the start of the parade.