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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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Fuel quality makes a difference

Fuel quality makes a difference

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Not all gasoline is created equal, and AAA has discovered significant differences in the quality of gas sold at U.S. retailers.

Oro Valley water now and into the future

Oro Valley water now and into the future

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Water supply in Oro Valley is an integral part of our community for both public health and economic vitality. Having an adequate water supply …

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.

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    Former Wildcats gymnast sees business booming

    It’s tough enough to open and sustain a small business in today’s economic climate. The recession may be over, but it’s not a booming economy. Deanna Graham has not only successfully opened a gymnastics and dance studio, but she just opened her second location.

  • Gladden Farms Elementary celebrates opening

    Gladden Farms Elementary celebrates opening

    More than 300 people turned out Wednesday, July 20, for the ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Gladden Farms Elementary School, the newest school in the Marana Unified School District.

  • Bisbee Breakfast Club carves out unique niche in Marana

    Bisbee Breakfast Club carves out unique niche in Marana

    Since opening in Marana the Bisbee Breakfast Club has carved out a place for itself as an old-fashioned, family-friendly, locally owned diner.

  • Challengers win endorsements in Oro Valley town council races

    Challengers win endorsements in Oro Valley town council races

    The primary campaign in Oro Valley is in full swing, with each of the six candidates either vying return to one of the three seats up for grabs or unseat one of the incumbents on the seven-member town council.  

  • Oro Valley water now and into the future

    Oro Valley water now and into the future

    Water supply in Oro Valley is an integral part of our community for both public health and economic vitality. Having an adequate water supply is fundamental to the quality of life for any community. Having and maintaining adequate water supplies in the arid West will always be a challenge. But in Oro Valley, whether it is drought, climate change, growth, politics or other challenges, you will still have adequate water supply, because we are taking the steps to ensure our community has water now and into the future. 

  • Sign wars part of Oro Valley elections

    Sign wars part of Oro Valley elections

    The presence of political signs is a surefire indication that the political season is in full-swing. Dotting the sides of right-of-ways and private property are signs from political candidates, political action committees and private citizens expressing support or distaste for the candidates running for office.

  • Mountain View principal looks for successful second year

    Mountain View principal looks for successful second year

    Todd Garelick goes into his second year as principal of Mountain View having learned a lot from year one. 

  • Historic Marana steakhouse has a rich history

    Historic Marana steakhouse has a rich history

    The Town of Marana has a rich history, but the construction of I-10 in the 1960s demolished many the historic businesses in what was then the center of town. 

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    Smart Tips for Kids Eat Right Month

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  • Construction begins on two Marana traffic projects

    Construction begins on two Marana traffic projects

    Motorists, prepare yourselves: The dust is about to start flying on several large road construction projects in Marana this year. 

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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Thursday, Dec. 17

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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