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In regards to the recent vote by the Oro Valley Town Council majority to approve the acquisition of El Conquistador country club, I want to express my support for the plan and vote. Many Oro Valley residents like me are in support of this project, but once again a vocal minority are speaking out and making this seems like a horrible idea. The opportunity to purchase 300 plus acres of influential property along with the buildings valued at $3.25 million for $1 million is a great deal. Sure, the property needs improvement and upgrades, but that’s part of operating any piece of property. Once the initial repairs are made, the subsequent maintenance should not be anything beyond the level of maintenance at other municipal facilities that the town already owns. To build facilities like this today, it would cost the town nearly $20 million. In that sense, this acquisition should be a no-brainer.
I was very disappointed to discover that a small group of citizens is planning a legal move to block the Oro Valley acquisition of the El Conquistador Country Club (ECCC) property, which jeopardizes a much-wanted community center. Sadly there is also a group of Sun City residents who have joined in. This group is only concerned with their own interests and not the greater good of Oro Valley.
With so many new building projects occurring in Marana, the Metropolitan Pima Alliance invited Town Manager Gilbert Davidson to speak at their December Membership breakfast, last week.
Tucson Medical Center presents Enchanted Snowfall, an all-time favorite event for the holiday season at La Encantada Shopping Center. With a new 28-foot holiday tree in the main courtyard, families can see live snowfall every Friday and Saturday evening at 6 p.m. with an encore show at 6:45 p.m., from Nov. 28 until Dec.20. All shows will be open to the public, and admission is absolutely free. Photographers and camera crews are welcome.
The Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona (CIUA) is excited to present the third Annual Chinese Culture Festival September 20-28, 2014 in Tucson, AZ. This year is the tenth anniversary of the establishment of Confucius Institutes around the world. We will join other Confucius Institutes to hold a Confucius Institute Day as the opening of the 2014 CIUA Chinese Culture Festival. Special lectures on Chinese concepts of time and on Confucius as an historical figure will be presented by faculty from the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona. The theme of this year’s Festival is “Health Promotion and Wellness.” In addition to our annual language competition, culture exhibition, concert, and Chinese martial arts demonstration, we will present a special Chinese food therapy dinner lecture, a professional workshop on traditional Chinese medicine, and a lecture on acupuncture and health by faculty from leading universities of Chinese medicine in China. Tucsonans are guaranteed a rich cultural experience; Last year, over 3000 Arizonans participated in the CIUA Chinese Culture Festival.
A worldwide leader in innovative cancer diagnostic solutions, Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. is expanding its research into the Town of Marana by constructing a 60,000-square-foot facility.
As one of the leading cancer research centers in the nation, Ventana is expanding. There are plans to have facilities in both Oro Valley and Marana.
A Ventana Medical Systems employee works at the Oro Valley location.
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Oro Valley resident Wayne Meggersee took this photo from the car park at Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. in Oro Valley at the end of a working day. "I still cannot believe I work in such a spectacular environment. As captured in this photo of spring flowers coupled with the wonderful view of the Santa Catalina Mountains."
Welcome to the 10th Anniversary Edition of the Arizona Distance Classic Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon and Splendido 5K Presented By Northwest Medical Center, hosted by Ventana Medical Systems and in partnership with the Town of Oro Valley and All About Running And Walking.
Encouraging people to live a healthy lifestyle, Beth Ernst, the life enrichment manager at Splendido, has been selected to be the honorary race director for the Arizona Distance Classic.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training has been the Arizona Distance Classic Half Marathon’s benefitting charity for several years, and Ventana Medical Systems hosts the race’s start and finish line areas.
Next month, the Town of Oro Valley will mark its 40th Anniversary since incorporation in 1974. What began as a small community of 2.4 square miles and a population of 1,200 has grown to a thriving town of 36 square miles and more than 41,000 residents. The town has grown, but we’ve also maintained a focus on core values and services.
It doesn’t have to be your birthday to celebrate in Oro Valley this spring.
Team Ventana includes Crystal Diaz, left, Sherry Shellouff, Max Ridgeway, Janice Ridgeway, Pat Schumann and Catty Soto.
Presented By Northwest Medical Center, The Arizona Distance Classic Half Marathon will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Sunday, March 23.
When an event reaches its 10-year anniversary, it signifies something special. When that event continues to be hosted at the same venue year after year, it’s an accomplishment.
Gov. Jan Brewer toured the Town of Oro Valley’s Ventana Medical Systems and Sanofi-Aventis Healthcare on Feb. 11 to learn more about how the companies have found success in the bioscience industry.
Gov. Jan Brewer toured the Town of Oro Valley's Ventana Medical Systems and Sanofi-Aventis Healthcare on Tuesday afternoon to learn more about how the companies have found success in the bioscience industry.
Securaplane Technologies, a leading supplier of avionics products for business, commercial and military aircraft, has made the move from its former location at Foothills Business Park into a newly-constructed 55,000 square foot facility that will house 180 employees in Oro Valley’s Innovation Park. Securaplane’s strong market growth has made it necessary to increase the size of its operations to support production programs for business jet, air transport, rotorcraft and military customers.