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Phil Procida, age 82, has found a unique way to Age Well: by pursuing a long-time passion and applying it into helping others. 

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With a major research university right in our backyard, a strong military presence and innovative companies 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 recent deve…

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For 18 years, Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse has hosted an annual luncheon to bring a variety of community members together honoring one woman as “Mother of the Year.”

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The Reid Park Zoo offers an adventurous summer day camp experience every year for kids entering grades one through eight. From June through July, children get the chance to play wildlife-themed games, make arts and crafts, and most importantly, go behind-the-scenes to interact with a variety…

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With the end of the school year just weeks away, it’s time to start planning for the summer. While some in Tucson take the rising temperatures and increasingly sunny days as a sign to pack up and head for cooler climates, there are plenty of residents throughout the metro area who live in Th…

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The year is 1987: big hair is in, Swatch watches are all the rage and only the coolest kids are wearing Coca-Cola brand clothing. It’s to that radical era of bright-colored sunglasses, trendy side ponytails and hoop hearings that the Gaslight Theatre transports its cast and crew for its new …

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The number of yoga studios, gyms, and health-focused restaurants are tangible evidence of people’s investment in improving or maintaining their wellness. But is it possible to work toward wellness while one is actually at work? 

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Since arriving on Dec. 3, 2018, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has orbited the asteroid Bennu over a dozen times. In this period, researchers at NASA and the University of Arizona have examined the surface and composition of the 1,614-foot asteroid, answering some questions and creating many more. 

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Between 2015 and 2018, more than 13,000 Pima County renters were faced with an eviction. At a forum last Thursday evening, housing and community leaders convened at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library to share insights on the housing system. They argue that a large factor of the high eviction ra…

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After 15 years of working in the food industry, Hub Restaurant and Ice Creamery General Manager Alex Zepeda knows just how hard the job can be. And she said that while restaurants across the state have had to adjust to the recent increases in Arizona’s minimum wage, the change was long overdue.  

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Research released earlier this year reveals that older adults who live in Life Plan Communities tend to have greater emotional, social, physical, intellectual, and vocational wellness than demographically similar people who don’t live in senior living communities. 

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The Arizona Department of Health Services and the Pima County Public Health Department announced earlier this month that a 12-month-old infant from Pima County has been diagnosed with measles. The confirmed case is in a person with Asia-related travel. The Pima County Public Health Departmen…

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If it’s predictable, it’s preventable. That was the sentiment delivered by Oro Valley Police Chief Daniel Sharp and Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier while they urged legislators to make bigger investments in Arizona’s early childhood education system.

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With a major research university right in our backyard, 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 rece…

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Don’t let the absence of a glass bottle and cork keep you from enjoying a sparkling wine on your next outdoor adventure.

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Just a handful of the many influential women in Tucson were honored at the annual Women of Influence Awards, hosted by Tucson Local Media and Inside Tucson Business. A packed ballroom of 644 finalists and guests convened in the Desert Diamond Casino’s Diamond Center to hear from some of Tucs…

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American Mariachi. In this play by José Cruz González, Lucha is looking for a way to break free from the monotony of caring for her sick mother. And what’s less monotonous than starting your own mariachi band? The only problem? It’s the 1970s, and girls can’t be mariachis. Instead of droppin…

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Imagine the ability to explore the bottom of the ocean, fly through the sky, or float through space without leaving the comfort of your home. Thanks to virtual reality systems, you can. Virtual reality (VR) is a digitized world that inserts the user into a new reality through an HMD (head-mo…

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Startups Startups and entrepreneurs across Tucson will now have access to more resources, support and talent after a formalized partnership was announced between the Tucson Metro Chamber and Startup Tucson.

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Earlier this month, Pima County Supervisor Steve Christy announced that he and Supervisor Ally Miller have withdrawn their participation in the county’s Community Law Enforcement Partnership Commission and their six appointed commissioners will no longer attend the meetings. This decision fo…

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At Marana Parks and Recreation, we try to serve the diverse needs of our residents. We have events for the most elite athletes to those just beginning their fitness journey. We offer classes to enrich the mind, and we provide training to those just starting their first jobs as a baby sitter …

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In the realm of ghost towns, it’s rare for a location to experience a boom and bust, and then an entirely separate second boom and bust. It’s also rare for the residents of such a community to remain dedicated to their former home, decades after leaving it. But, such is the case for Silver Bell.

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With ongoing debate on how our economy is doing, we at the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona are staying focused on the fact that we still have a long way to go for the women and children in our community. As the new CEO of the Women’s Foundation, where our mission is investing in women…

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If you’re looking for ways to help your home “age well”—or to make a new home suit your style—start with your favorite furniture. Believe it or not, you can refresh your décor using antiques, family heirlooms, or beloved favorites.

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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…