Marana food bank has a new director

Linda Hampton has been appointed executive director of the Marana Community Food Bank.

Hampton assumed the duties April 19. She has served as special events coordinator with the Community Food Bank, with previous work at the University of Arizona Extended University, Safari Club International and as an adjunct faculty member at Pima Community College.

"Her years of experience in PR and events planning will be a tremendous asset to our ever-growing and expanding food bank in Marana," said Joy Tucker, senior vice president of facilities management.

The Marana Community Food Bank serves the Marana, Rillito, Cortaro and Twin Peaks areas, offering food boxes to families in these communities who are hungry. Its hours of operation are 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. The food bank is closed on Mondays as well as the first business day of each month.

The Marana Community Food Bank may be contacted at (520) 682-3001 or by e-mail at

Clothing store opens doors in OV's Steam Pump

The clothing boutique Finale II has opened in Oro Valley's Steam Pump Village.

The location is an extension from the St. Philip's Plaza boutique Finale, which in turn is located near its sister store, Limited Additions.

Finale II is located at 11015 N. Oracle, next to Silk Expressions in the former Sour Apple Fabric Store. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Finale II owner Margrit Laman said the location would feature merchandise from two main boutiques – Limited Additions, one of the original stores in St. Philip's Plaza, and Tapestry, at Paloma Village. Items are offered at a 40 percent discount.

The phone number is 219-5400.

'Business for Day' April 27 across Marana

Business people and education leaders get together Tuesday, April 27, when the Marana Chamber of Commerce offers its "Business for the Day" event with school principals.

Business people host a Marana Unified School District principal from 9 to 11:30 a.m. that Tuesday. Lunch is served at the Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr., Library, with Superintendent Doug Wilson in attendance. A question and answer period is part of the luncheon.

Business for the Day is designed to "exchange information between the business community and the education community" so they may "create an ongoing relationship.

Businesses are needed to participate. They may indicate interest by calling 682-4314, or e-mailing by Monday, April 19.

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