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Didn’t we make a promise?

Didn’t we make a promise?

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Over the weekend many of us saw protests break out at most large-city airports, such as JFK in New York City and San Francisco. The protesters…

Building community: Maybe it does start at home

Building community: Maybe it does start at home

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My son is 15 years old, and everyday I think about how lucky I am to have such a unique child in my life who brings me joy. But like many pare…

Devil’s in the details: Living in reality with the Governor’s budget

Devil’s in the details: Living in reality with the Governor’s budget

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Governor Ducey’s new budget again shortchanges both students and teachers.  A report from Capitol Media Services on the 13th of this month, re…

Shake those branches

Shake those branches

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It isn’t unusual for newspapers to receive calls from different citizens airing their concerns or providing information on potential stories. …

“Walk the Block” with OV on Feb. 11 and learn about the new Oro Valley Main Streets project

“Walk the Block” with OV on Feb. 11 and learn about the new Oro Valley Main Streets project

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Editor's Note: This event has been rescheduled from Jan. 21 to Feb. 11 due to the weather forecasts for the weekend.  

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  • Kuisine by Kathy - The right cut for corned beef

    Kuisine by Kathy - The right cut for corned beef

    With St. Patrick’s day approaching, I thought it would be helpful to distinguish between the different cuts of corned beef. It’s important to know which cut is the best choice, and most important, how to cook the perfect brisket.

  • Osteoporosis 101: What every woman needs to know [Infographic]

    (BPT) - Women make up more than 80 percent of the 200 million people who suffer from osteoporosis worldwide. This chronic bone disease, characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue, can lead to a heightened risk of fractures and can seriously impact quality of life. By understanding the facts and getting tested, women can understand their risk and take action to protect their bones.

  • Let’s talk about all this road construction

    Let’s talk about all this road construction

    My morning commute to Town Hall usually takes 15 minutes. Today it took nearly 25. Even though I’m well aware of the road construction happening at Lambert and La Cañada, I still went into autopilot mode this morning and neglected to take an alternate route to work. So that meant I had an extra 10 minutes of “free” time to sit and think about road construction and its impact on our lives. And based on the number of cars behind me, there were a lot of drivers doing the very same thing.

  • Oro Valley proclaims March 21 World Down Syndrome Day

    Oro Valley proclaims March 21 World Down Syndrome Day

    More than just a regular Tuesday, March 21 is also known as World Down Syndrome Day, the aim of which is to encourage citizens of every community to work together to promote the respect and inclusion of individuals with Down Syndrome as well as celebrate their own contributions to our world. In an effort to aid in the global mission of inclusion and understanding, Oro Valley Mayor Satish Hiremath announced last Wednesday, March 15 that the town would participate in World Down Syndrome Day. Hiremath said Oro Valley always looked to recognize the struggles – and success – of all its residents. 

  • Softball teams off to fast starts

    Softball teams off to fast starts

    Ironwood Ridge and Canyon Del Oro high schools are off to fast starts this softball season. 

  • Fit in the OV: On the trails for fun and health

    Fit in the OV: On the trails for fun and health

    Last spring, I was at Catalina State Park with a group of friends hiking up to the gorgeous Romero Pools. As we crossed the Sutherland Wash, I noticed a family heading back to the trailhead. We exchanged smiles, pleasantries, maybe a “howdy” or two as we moved past each other. It wasn’t until I heard one of the children say, “grandma” that I realized I had just passed a family of three generations. I had to do a double-take, but sure enough, the whole crew was there: grandparents, mom and dad and a couple of youngsters, enjoying a day outside on the trails.

  • T.J.Maxx is now open in Marana

    T.J.Maxx is now open in Marana

    T.J.Maxx opened a new store in Marana on Sunday, March 12.   Located at Arizona Pavilions shopping center, 8030 N. Cortaro Road, a grand opening celebration was hosted from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Oro Valley staff reviews Walk the Block results

    Oro Valley staff reviews Walk the Block results

    Last month, hundreds of Oro Valley residents gathered at the intersection of North La Cañada Drive and West Lambert Lane for the chance to cast a vote and voice their opinion on what they see as the best course of action for future development in the area. Entitled the Walk the Block event, the Saturday afternoon trip was the first major public event of the Main Streets Project: Oro Valley’s plan to develop a town center.

  • Town creates Animal Services Division

    Town creates Animal Services Division

    The Marana Town Council voted 5-2 last week to create a Marana animal-control department and sever ties with Pima County’s Pima Animal Care Center.

  • Marana to handle their own animal control

    Marana to handle their own animal control

    The Marana Town Council voted not to renew their contract with Pima County to provide animal control services. Instead the town will create their own animal control department.