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Hiking in the Tucson area is one of the best ways to connect to the desert and see the beauty of this sunshine and cactus-covered lands first hand. While there are some trails better left to experienced hikers, the region hosts potential adventures for outdoor enthusiasts of all skill levels.

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Staying active and healthy as a resident of Tucson’s north side is an easy task, if parks and recreation is your thing. Whether enjoying a fitness class, riding the trails or going for a long walk, there is plenty to do in the towns of Marana and Oro Valley.

  • Deborah Van De Putte, Special to Tucson Local Media
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It feels like New Years Day is long gone and we are back in the swing of business, politics, and enjoying our fabulous weather in the area.  Amidst the stock market outperforming real estate at this time, it would be a good decision to look at those funds and possibly capture the return to i…

  • Splendido
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When it comes to Aging Well, many people focus on physical health—exercise and diet. But there are other areas of healthy habits that can provide balance in life, with the added benefits of being good for your brain health, mood, and overall quality of life.

  • Deborah Van De Putte, Special to Tucson Local Media
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Many of you see in the Greater Tucson Metro Area, after Thanksgiving, the ringing of the bells for the Salvation Army. There are many volunteers and staff at the Salvation Army who coordinate efforts for this special time of year. Wednesday’s are a special day for the real estate community i…

  • Splendido
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Have you tried your hand at the trend of adult coloring? With pages full of intricate designs and patterns that require fine pencil work, adult coloring books can provide hours of quiet entertainment—along with a host of benefits for your brain. 

  • Splendido
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November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and the Tucson area is already turning purple—the color adopted by the Alzheimer’s Association. Among the locals helping raise awareness and funds for those with Alzheimer’s disease are the residents and staff at Splendido, an all-inclusive c…

  • Deborah Van De Putte, Special to Tucson Local Media
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Ever since the boom from 2004 to the crash of 2008, homeowners and potential buyers are interested in knowing what the real estate market is like today.  At every open house I hold, the most consistent question I get asked is, “What is the real estate market doing?”  I explain, based on my o…

  • Splendido
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What makes yoga so good for you? When practiced regularly, the unique combination of yoga’s physical exercise and meditative practice seem to unlock a wealth of benefits to the body, brain, and mood. Below are just six of the major outcomes that yoga can lead to, each backed up by multiple s…

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How will you spend your retirement years? These days, those on the cusp of retiring are not looking forward to resting in a rocking chair. In fact, they may try their hand at building a rocking chair, or opening an online custom furniture store. 

  • Splendido
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Golfing is more than a pleasant pastime: Research has shown that regular golf games can offer proven benefits that substantially improve your physical and mental health. Older adults in particular may find that they can meet recommended exercise goals while enjoying this low- to moderate-int…

  • Vivian Chazen, Social Media Guru, Mather LifeWays
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Imagine the ability to explore the bottom of the ocean, fly through the sky, or float through space without leaving the comfort of your home. Thanks to virtual reality systems, you can. Virtual reality (VR) is a digitized world that inserts the user into a new reality through a headset. It i…

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One driver jokingly flashed his headlights at an Oro Valley Police Department officer while speeding down the street on the other side of a divided roadway, earning himself a DUI charge after the prank was investigated. 

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After being seen walking with traffic on the side of North Oracle Road, one man earned drug charges when the officer found paraphernalia in his bag.

  • Northwest Police Beat, Tucson Local Media
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One area woman’s illicit drug habits nearly got the best of her before an over-dose call was made to the OVPD.

  • Northwest Police Beat, Tucson Local Media
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One north side driver sped through a red light in his BMW, earning himself the attention of the Oro Valley Police Department and a DUI charge.

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Not thinking much of it, one man riding his bicycle on the wrong side of the road ended up on the wrong side of the law after multiple warrants for his arrest—and drugs—came to light.

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One thief thought he took off with a half-dozen articles of clothing from a local department store, though loss prevention had an eye on the man. When approached by the OVPD, he thought he could make a second getaway.

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One sophomore student at Pusch Ridge Christian academy thought it wise to share some psychoactive drugs with a classmate, though rumors of such an action quickly made its way to the school resource officer.

  • Town of Oro Valley new release
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The funeral services for retired Oro Valley Police Chief Werner S. Wolff, who passed away April 15, have been scheduled for this Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 10:30 am.  Services will be held at Marana Mortuary and Cemetery located at 12146 W. Barnett Road, Marana, AZ.   

  • Mark Whittaker, The Explorer
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When someone mentions the word steakhouse, eyebrows raise. What’s the occasion? Is it Dad’s birthday? Who’s getting married? For most, going to a steakhouse and ordering up a prime cut of meat means something special is going on. Either an upscale environment or a funky cowboy style ranch ho…