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Beat Back Buffelgrass Day at Saguaro National Park Jan. 23

Beat Back Buffelgrass Day at Saguaro National Park Jan. 23

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Buffelgrass is a non-native invasive grass that threatens Sonoran Desert wildlands and urban areas. To combat this invasive weed, and encourag…

Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library fall programs

Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library fall programs

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The Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library has a number of ways to get help with computing, reading and homework. Here is their fall schedule of prog…

Tucson Mall welcomes UA back with fashion, fun  and freebies

Tucson Mall welcomes UA back with fashion, fun and freebies

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It’s always fun to get new stuff for a new school year. But no matter how much you’ve bought over the summer, there’s always something more to…

Race for Life at Xtreme Fun Spot on Saturday

Race for Life at Xtreme Fun Spot on Saturday

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BMX riders, don’t miss the Race for Life benefit for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Xtreme Fun Spot BMX trac…

How to Prepare Fast, Inexpensive Family Meals

How to Prepare Fast, Inexpensive Family Meals

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(StatePoint) There are unlimited excuses you can make to skip cooking. But if lack of time or money is the reason you’re getting take-out yet …

Drab, serious 'After Earth' falls short

Drab, serious 'After Earth' falls short

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Most of the ads for “After Earth” have neglected to mention that M. Night Shyamalan co-wrote and directed the film. Movie studios finally seem…

Friday Night Live! presents Domingo DeGrazia Band

Friday Night Live! presents Domingo DeGrazia Band

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Domingo DeGrazia blends Spanish guitar passion with the flair of flamenco music. His music couples dynamic rhythms with vibrant Latin, salsa a…

Kevin Kline to perform one-man show in Mesa

Kevin Kline to perform one-man show in Mesa

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Academy, Tony and Screen Actors Guild Award-winner Kevin Kline performs his new one-man Shakespeare show -- ‘He That Plays: An Evening of Shak…

Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac

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One of rock’s most enduring bands stops in Phoenix during its 34-city U.S. tour. The tour marks the 35th anniversary of the release of the 197…

Concert Notice: 'Journey Unauthorized' returns

Concert Notice: 'Journey Unauthorized' returns

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 “Thursday Rocks!” at the Monsoon Nightclub continues on Aug. 22 with the return of premier tribute group Journey Unauthorized to Desert Diamo…

Great grilling tips to make summer meals sizzle

Great grilling tips to make summer meals sizzle

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(StatePoint) Now that warmer weather and summer are upon us, grilling season is here again and families are taking meals outside to enjoy the …

Fast & Furious 6 – Six one way, half-dozen the other

Fast & Furious 6 – Six one way, half-dozen the other

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The latest addition to the Fast & Furious franchise is just like the tie rods on a ‘72 Buick … no, not really. I don’t pretend to know or …

Summer blockbusters aim to be bigger than ever

Summer blockbusters aim to be bigger than ever

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(StatePoint) This year’s summer blockbuster season is shaping up to be a big one, full of some of the year’s most highly anticipated films.

Saturday Puzzles 5-25-13 - Can you beat the challenges?

Saturday Puzzles 5-25-13 - Can you beat the challenges?

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Mount Lemmon Sky Ride now open

Mount Lemmon Sky Ride now open

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The Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley ski lift is now open as a Sky Ride, Thursdays through Mondays, during the summer. A ride on the Sky Ride to the summ…

The Hangover Part III – The return of the red-eye

The Hangover Part III – The return of the red-eye

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While The Hangover Part III may seem like a retread of very familiar ground, this “final” film in the Hangover trilogy completely abandons the…

Abrams has made the best ‘Star Trek’ movie

Abrams has made the best ‘Star Trek’ movie

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On paper, J.J. Abrams’ 2009 “Star Trek” is one of those movies that should have crashed and burned. A reboot of a beloved franchise with young…

Sippin' Social: The Explorer visits Metropolitan Grill

Sippin' Social: The Explorer visits Metropolitan Grill

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Last week, staff from The Explorer stepped foot into the Metropolitan Grill, otherwise known as “America’s Kitchen,” located at 7892 N. Oracle…

“The List: A Musical”

“The List: A Musical”

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“The List: A Musical” had a great success both Friday and Saturday nights at the Fox Theatre.

The Guide -- Week of May 22

The Guide -- Week of May 22

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Northwest Chatter

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.

  • 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.

  • Candidates running for Justice of the Peace and Constable

    Candidates running for Justice of the Peace and Constable

    What are Constables and a Justice of the Peace:

  • 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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  • 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.

  • 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. 

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