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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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My View: Thanks for the letters, now here’s some perspective

My View: Thanks for the letters, now here’s some perspective

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For the first time in weeks, the opinion page has caught up on letters to the editor. I don’t think I need to explain to dedicated readers who…

A serious conversation about distracted driving

A serious conversation about distracted driving

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Distracted driving has been a concern for public safety professionals long before the invention of the cellular phone, texting, snapchatting, …

Put children first:  An invitation to legislators and professionals to  First Things First Early Childhood Summit

Put children first: An invitation to legislators and professionals to First Things First Early Childhood Summit

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We hear a lot about K-12 education here in Arizona and we know the critical need for funding and upgrading our K-12 schools, but what about ea…

Parks for Rec: People packing in national parks

Parks for Rec: People packing in national parks

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With age comes popularity. 

Guest Opinion:  The golf courses at the Oro Valley Community and Recreation Center are truly a community asset

Guest Opinion: The golf courses at the Oro Valley Community and Recreation Center are truly a community asset

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At the May 19th Oro Valley Council meeting, Shirl Lamonna, failed Council Recall Candidate, addressed the Council during the Public Hearing on…

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  • Ironwood Ridge junior a renaissance woman

    Ironwood Ridge junior a renaissance woman

    Though she may walk the halls of Ironwood Ridge High School, 18-year-old junior Joy Mona has through her artwork claimed a bit of national exposure over the summer. Mona spent time in Washington, D.C. after her pen-and-ink portrait of Mahatma Gandhi entitled “Peace,” was chosen to represent Arizona’s 1st Congressional District in the 2016 Congressional Art Competition.

  • Candidates running for Justice of the Peace and Constable

    Candidates running for Justice of the Peace and Constable

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  • Closer look: Marana election fact check

    Closer look: Marana election fact check

    Over the course of four candidates forums, a lot of claims were made by those running for mayor and town council of Marana. Just like their national counterparts, there were some mistakes made by the candidates. Although the errors did not seem intentional, some of them could give the wrong impression to voters.

  • Tucson a good fit for Comcast expansion, and good for Tucson economy

    Tucson a good fit for Comcast expansion, and good for Tucson economy

    More than a year after its grand opening, the Comcast Center of Excellence at 4690 N. Oracle Road – former home to Grand Cinemas and American Home Furnishings – continues to make its economic footprint felt in the Tucson region and beyond.

  • Unaudited year-end financials released

    Unaudited year-end financials released

    Coming to an end on June 30, the Town of Oro Valley finished the 2015/16 fiscal year with just over $10.5 million in its general fund, an increase of about $402,000.

  • Oro Valley council candidates

    Oro Valley council candidates

    Six members of the Oro Valley community have decided to face the public as candidates in the upcoming primary election to fill the ending terms of three councilmembers; Mike Zinkin, Brendan Burns and Bill Garner, all of which have submitted their names into the election as incumbents. Running to gain a seat on the council are residents Rhonda Pina, Bill Rodman and Steve Solomon. 

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  • Mayoral Candidate Profile: Dan Post

    Mayoral Candidate Profile: Dan Post

    Dan Post is running for Mayor of Marana and has vast public service experience to draw from. A retired rancher and business owner, Post has served on the Marana Unified School District Governing Board nine terms, nearly 36 years, having served as president several times. He has also served on the board of the Cortaro Water Users Association and the Cortaro-Marana Irrigation District and has served as chairman for both. He is also involved with the Town of Marana Western Heritage Committee, a non-profit group that operates the rodeo grounds. 

  • Fall Arts Preview

    Fall Arts Preview

    The upcoming season offers photography, dance, fine arts and, of course, politics

  • Local business owners recognized for going beyond the bottom line

    Local business owners recognized for going beyond the bottom line

    Speaking in front of hundreds of fellow community members, founder of the Music & Dance Academy Nina Tishkevich said that every successful business starts with a great idea. Once that concept is established, she said the right people must follow. Whether it is individuals working in the business, the customers or supporters, Tishkevich said having a strong team is vital.

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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