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Julie Vernon didn’t understand the information in front of her, or maybe she just didn’t want to. The email from her radiologist was full of scientific jargon and MRI scans, but one thing stood out: vestibular schwannoma, a brain tumor. 

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Springtime brings renewal—and nothing renews the mind like the arts. Here in Southern Arizona, we are blessed with a vibrant arts community that celebrates everything from classical masters in contemporary, cutting-edge works that will excite your imagination and inspire your passions.

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Sometimes you need a good, deep breath and a dose of classical music in the springtime more than any other time of year.

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Alongside the talented locals, touring companies are coming through town to entertain fans of dance, including an exploration of racial tension and a tribute to David Bowie. 

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So here we are, plopped into another year. Resolutions might have been made, only to be now stretched thin, lingering only as ghosts of their former selves. Oh well. 

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Rodeo clown and barrelman John Harrison’s wife, Carla Harrison, likes to tell him that he should never doubt the love between them is real. It’s definitely not superficial, anyway.

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One amazing trip to Greece was all it took for Diana Madaras to realize her true calling. Picking up the paintbrush and walking away from her professional career, Madaras opened a gallery and began painting her own masterpieces. 

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Having a well-rounded approach is the key to helping someone recover from an injury or maintain an active lifestyle, said Todd Lutz, Get Fit program coordinator at Splendido at Rancho Vistoso.

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A festival to celebrate the intricate designs of classic cars, an art form in itself, complimented with barbecue food from local vendors and the sound of live music, is returning to the Oro Valley Marketplace for the 11th consecutive year.  The Cruise, BBQ & Blues Festival & Car Show…

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While a delicious pizza is never something to undervalue, Catalina Craft Pizza owner Jeff Bridge does a whole lot more with his restaurant. Located on North Oracle Road between Golder Ranch and Saddlebrooke, CCP is growing beyond a restaurant, into a pub and live music venue. This expansion …

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With a full year of outdoor-friendly weather, it’s no wonder cyclists, joggers and other health conscience residents can be found taking advantage of the region’s many trails, parks and outdoor facilities. The towns of Marana and Oro Valley are taking advantage of the kind weather and beauti…

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Hiking in the heart of the Sonoran Desert is a blissful way to spend your free time, regardless of the season. Luckily for those living in Southern Arizona, there are plenty of locales offering some of the nation’s finest trails, with a seemingly-endless array of scenic and physical variatio…

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The City of Phoenix has an organization where women in local governments can network and share resources with each other, and there’s one in Flagstaff, too. Oro Valley Town Manager Mary Jacobs said it was about time that a similar group be created in Southern Arizona, and she set out to do j…

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In response to the growing opioid crisis—both throughout the United States and in Arizona—local law enforcement agencies are equipping their officers with NARCAN, a medication used to block the effects of opioids, particularly during an overdose. 

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Arizona is looking at a major windfall in the state budget as a result of the federal government’s tax overhaul, but Gov. Doug Ducey and state lawmakers have different ideas about how the money should be spent.

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Pima County residents are invited to dedicate some time to improving their personal relationships and physical wellbeing this Saturday, and the towns of Oro Valley and Marana are stepping up to the challenge.

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Territorial-era Tucson was a wholly different world than what we know today, with a few thousand hardy souls back then kicking up dust on unpaved downtown streets waiting for the arrival of the Iron Horse that would begin the transformation of the town into the thriving metropolis it is toda…

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Howard Stewart remembers attending the annual Heart and Stroke Ball 10 years ago because it was just a fun event to go to. The American Heart Association’s Tucson Division puts together a lavish theme party complete with dancing, drinks, food, live music, performances and an auction all bene…

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Last month, the Arizona Department of Education released its new “School Report Cards” program, a resource with which members of the public can look up school information such as student demographics, teacher experience, graduation rates, incidence of violence and college career readiness. T…

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A multitude of research shows that those who spend time planting or cultivating a garden can end up reaping a variety of health benefits for the mind, body, and spirit. This is good news for avid gardeners in the Tucson area, many of whom are transplants themselves from the Midwest, East Coa…

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The lineup for the Tucson Jazz Festival this year offers a typically awesome and eclectic range of artists and groups, running the gamut of the jazz universe. Trad, avant garde, jazz-rock—all are represented in some form or another. But there aren’t many other bands on the bill like West Vir…

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With a major research university right in our back yard, a strong military presence and innovative companies spread throughout the metro region, there’s often a plethora of interesting science and technology news to be found in Southern Arizona. Here’s a breakdown of the most interesting dev…

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There were a lot of losses in 2018—from deaths (including pop culture icons like Stan Lee, politicians like John McCain, groundbreakers like Stephen Hawking and journalists like Jamal Khashoggi) to acres (a record-breaking nearly 1.9 million burned in California this year) to political contr…

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Falling unemployment, rising federal spending and a strong labor report bode well for the economy of Southern Arizona. That’s the sentiment of longtime economist at the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Business, George W. Hammond. 

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What may seem like a land plagued by arid lifelessness where only wiry shrubs, starved animals and threatening cacti can survive is deceivingly plentiful in wild foods and flavors, many of which are making their way into the local craft brewing scene.

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The National Climate Assessment’s newest report predicts continued climate change will impede economic growth, decrease water availability, spread diseases and increase air pollution.

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Tis the season… when many of us will gain unwanted weight from all the holiday parties, home-baked gifts, and irresistible goodies everywhere. “Between Thanksgiving and the New Year, people can gain weight that sticks with them the rest of the year,” says Mary Teresi, Pastry Chef at Splendid…