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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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A message from Marana Police Chief Terry Rozema: To Our Marana Community

A message from Marana Police Chief Terry Rozema: To Our Marana Community

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To Our Marana Community

My Turn: Why I wear orange

My Turn: Why I wear orange

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The violence of hate is the denial of the image of God in all human beings.

Move over law provides necessary margin of safety

Move over law provides necessary margin of safety

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Two recent deaths on Arizona’s highways are a grim reminder to motorists to stay focused – and move over.

Quality programs, hard work helped health department achieve accreditation

Quality programs, hard work helped health department achieve accreditation

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Whether you’re an adult or a child, getting a vaccine shot can sting. It certainly makes my boys tear up. Yet, in the pursuit of optimal healt…

My Turn: Don’t just save the Grand Canyon

My Turn: Don’t just save the Grand Canyon

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We think we’ve saved the Grand Canyon. We established a national park that is supposed to remain “forever unimpaired.”

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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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