On April Fool’s Day, 12-year-old Marana resident Armando Santos and his father Robert joined dozens of others at Oro Valley’s Naranja Park for Archery Demo Day. Hosted by the town, the event included basic archery instruction, vendor booths, target shooting and more. A practiced archer, Armando quickly dialed in on his target: a three dimensional mock turkey.
Matt Stamp, Amphitheater School District
Blake Martinez visits La Cima
Blake Martinez, starting linebacker for the Green Bay Packers, returned to town last Wednesday when he visited students at La Cima Middle School and gave a motivational speech. A former multisport athlete at Canyon del Oro High School, Martinez was a standout while attending Stanford University. In addition to speaking with students as they prepared for this week’s for AzMERIT testing, Martinez stuck around after his talk to take photos with students, hangout and sign autographs.
Logan Burtch-Buus, Tucson Local Media
Joe Lambert turns 102
North side resident Joe Lambert celebrated his 102nd birthday on Tuesday, March 11 with ample helpings of cake, pizza, laughter and smiles alongside his family and friends at the Mountain View Retirement Village. Despite his age Lambert showed in inner fire untouched by time, and was easily the life of the party.