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Starting fresh at Begin Again

Starting fresh at Begin Again

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Parting ways with personal belongings after decades of loving use and tender care can be a difficult process, a struggle Linda Vlamakis is well aware of. Whether taking in the trinkets of a down-sizing senior, the collection of a local art lover, hand-crafted furniture or a wide array of jewelry, Vlamakis sees it all, and sells it all at Begin Again, the “mindful resale shop.”

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Get a life – Insurance, that is

Get a life – Insurance, that is

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Though mortality remains alive and well, fewer U.S. residents own life insurance policies nowadays. 

El Conquistador Tennis creates community on the courts

El Conquistador Tennis creates community on the courts

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When the Town of Oro Valley purchased the El Conquistador Country Club and its golf and tennis facilities, we all felt the storm of mixed emot…

My View: The voters spoke

My View: The voters spoke

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I yelled into my mailbox today and heard a deafening echo. For the first time in months, this newspaper hasn’t received a letter to the editor…

Monsoon seasons ushers in aerial buffelgrass spraying and protest

Monsoon seasons ushers in aerial buffelgrass spraying and protest

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With summer monsoon rains comes the greening up of buffelgrass, a non-native invasive bunchgrass that chokes out native plants and creates a s…

Why does the outdoor recreation community ignore horseback riders?

Why does the outdoor recreation community ignore horseback riders?

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The cover of a recent outdoor-gear catalog featured two men on horseback looking cool and competent. Marvelous, I said to myself: An outdoor r…

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    Mountain View renames field for coaching legend

    As part of their thirtieth  anniversary celebration, Mountain View High School honored the first man to guide their football team. During last Friday night’s homecoming celebration the school named the field after legendary coach Wayne Jones. 

  • Mayor Hiremath lays out town's plan to Jewish Community

    Mayor Hiremath lays out town's plan to Jewish Community

    When Oro Valley Mayor Satish Hiremath took office in 2010 the town was at a crossroads.

  • Bruggeman creating a legacy at Canyon Del Oro High School

    Bruggeman creating a legacy at Canyon Del Oro High School

    Several weeks into her eighth year at Canyon del Oro High School, 29-year-old history teacher Elizabeth Bruggeman looked back at the beginning of her career, when the University of Arizona graduate was at the helm of a class all her own.

  • El Conquistador Tennis creates community on the courts

    El Conquistador Tennis creates community on the courts

    When the Town of Oro Valley purchased the El Conquistador Country Club and its golf and tennis facilities, we all felt the storm of mixed emotions that naturally results whenever people are faced with change and transition. But when a change occurs, we have two choices: 1. Deny and resist, or 2. Be a productive part of the prospect for improvement.

  • There’s a home for your kitchen scraps besides the landfill

    There’s a home for your kitchen scraps besides the landfill

    Before Shannon Sartin returned home to Tucson, she noticed a program in Seattle that collected kitchen scraps as part of a city-wide compost effort.

  • Marana contributes to wildlife corridors

    Marana contributes to wildlife corridors

    The Marana Town Council approved funding for its portion of five wildlife corridors to be built as part of the Tangerine Road expansion project last week.

  • Park dedicated to much-loved Ann Day

    Park dedicated to much-loved Ann Day

    A bright, calm Saturday morning at the park: children playing out on the lush, green grass, dogs racing across the open terrain and family members preparing for a kid’s birthday party: The perfect setting to commemorate and honor the life and work of Ann Day, the former Arizona state lawmaker and Pima County supervisor.

  • Garden lovers prepared, Tohono Chul gearing up for Fall Plant Sale

    Garden lovers prepared, Tohono Chul gearing up for Fall Plant Sale

    The fall equinox is now in the rearview and the Tucson area can finally say goodbye to summer and welcome fall – the name adopted locally for the brief window of temperate climate before dipping into the morning frost of desert winter.

  • How to Use Turmeric From Morning to Night

    How to Use Turmeric From Morning to Night

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  • ‘Tombstone-Rashomon’ to be filmed at Old Tucson

    ‘Tombstone-Rashomon’ to be filmed at Old Tucson

    It’s one of those intriguing tales that can be told over and over without losing its edge. That said, the legend of Tombstone — specifically as it relates to the Earps and OK Corral gunfight — has never been told like this. 

Music & Dance Academy celebrating 20 years with red carpet gala

Music & Dance Academy celebrating 20 years with red carpet gala

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Twenty years ago, Nina Tishkevich was providing individual lessons to 75 musicians. 

Oro Valley Smashburger opening April 6

Oro Valley Smashburger opening April 6

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Oro Valley will soon be home to the region’s newest Smashburger, the fourth since local franchisee Eric Wolf opened Tucson’s first location in…

Local Brewers’ newest ingredient: Crowdfunding

Local Brewers’ newest ingredient: Crowdfunding

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One Tucson-based company, Ten Fifty-Five Brewing, staked its claim to a unique piece of Arizona business history: being the first to seek out …

Paying it forward to troubled teens

Paying it forward to troubled teens

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The first few years of my life would be considered normal by most standards. I was born and raised in Phoenix by two caring and dedicated pare…

HBL CPAs handles all aspects of tax industry

HBL CPAs handles all aspects of tax industry

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Filing taxes was once a much more simple process for both individuals and businesses alike than it is today. The amount of information require…

Local artist brings monsters to life

Local artist brings monsters to life

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Whether assembling and stapling new prints of his comics, inking panels of his book, painting a variety of monsters on canvas or making custom…

Gem and Mineral Show a big boon to Tucson

Gem and Mineral Show a big boon to Tucson

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For the 62nd year in a row, the Tucson Metropolitan Area spent two weeks as one of the premier destinations for gem and mineral trading in the…

Integrated States works to improve the mind through physical activity

Integrated States works to improve the mind through physical activity

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The sound of racquetballs being bounced in harmonious rhythm isn’t a foreign occurrence for anyone who has spent some time at Mesa Verde Eleme…

Prestige Fitness thriving, preparing for expansion

Prestige Fitness thriving, preparing for expansion

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Opening a business in itself takes guts, but this is a whole different thing.

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From Iran to Oro Valley: one woman’s journey through culture and time

From Iran to Oro Valley: one woman’s journey through culture and time

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Though many in Oro Valley once lived in other cities, whether at home or abroad, few have had as difficult and trying a journey to get to the …

Giovanni’s Gelato Café brings a slice of Italy to Oro Valley

Giovanni’s Gelato Café brings a slice of Italy to Oro Valley

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Sicilian native Giovanni Rizza and his wife, Agnes, own and operate Giovanni’s Gelato Café in Oro Valley, an establishment that offers a wide …

SWAT Fitness rebounds under new owner

SWAT Fitness rebounds under new owner

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When Q Jefferson was fired from SWAT Fitness in 2012, he was told, “SWAT Fitness is going a different direction than Q Jefferson.”

CFO of the year guides Amphitheater School District through rocky economic times

CFO of the year guides Amphitheater School District through rocky economic times

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Being a CFO during tough economic times is always a challenge, but what if 15,000 students relied on you to fund their education and those tou…

Sublime Canine hopes to impart a new level of communication between dog and owners

Sublime Canine hopes to impart a new level of communication between dog and owners

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Owning a dog is a full-time responsibility and a commitment never to be taken lightly. The bond often formed between people and their furry fr…

Despite election, town council continues in Oro Valley

Despite election, town council continues in Oro Valley

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When dozens of Oro Valley residents made their way to the council chambers last Wednesday afternoon, the fate of three council members and the…

Concessions made at old town hall site

Concessions made at old town hall site

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The administrative offices for the Oro Valley Parks and Recreation will be relocated to the Oro Valley Community and Recreation Center, a chan…

Board approves bond implementation plan

Board approves bond implementation plan

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The Pima County Board of Supervisors has taken the next step necessary in moving an $815 million bond package to the November ballot, where vo…

Large donation to aid cancer research

Large donation to aid cancer research

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At a ceremony in the lobby of the Diamond Children’s Center, the Hyundai Hope On Wheels and Tucson-area Hyundai dealers awarded University of …

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