Making Strides of Tucson
She wasn’t doing a self-exam,or anything like that. Katy Gierlach was just drying off after a shower when she felt a lump. She asked her partner, Jared McKinley, to feel it. It seemed too large and hard for them to not have noticed it before.
Linda Hoffman was lying in a hospital bed in 1976, recovering from her first mastectomy, when she first heard about it.
A new exhibition at the Ventana Gallery at Roche Tissue Diagnostics is turning medical equipment into empowerment for local cancer patients. The “Superheroes, Capes of Strength and Beauty” art installation features 75 “mammocapes” redesigned by artists and auctions them off to raise funds fo…
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?
Members of the Tucson business community celebrated recent corporate recruiting wins and called for a major upgrade of Tucson International Airport at Sun Corridor’s annual luncheon.
The midmorning sun was already beating down on a handful of people outside the state government’s downtown headquarters last Tuesday, Sept. 17, as they held up homemade signs to face the thoroughfare’s bustling traffic. “Secure Our Vote, Protect Our Democracy,” they read.
I’ve been seeing people line up for slabs of ribs recently at local places that are neither dedicated barbecue joints nor western steakhouses. It struck me as peculiar, with so many smoke houses across town, so I decided to conduct some research to learn what’s behind the popularity of these…
Rock out to Elvis, swing along to Sinatra and bop to Burt Bacharach, all in one place. Las Vegas has a foothold in Oro Valley, and it’s not going anywhere—at least through the end of November.
Domnique Barnes was wracked with grief after she lost her aunt five years ago, sending her mother to search for an outlet for the then 12-year-old.
What does an octogenarian four-star general do to celebrate and reflect on his extraordinary life, his family, and his surroundings? General John Wickham, now 91, started writing poetry for the first time a few years ago. He’s published 70 of his poems in a book titled On Life, Love & Living.
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…
From living in a cabin in the woods to moving to Tucson, Brandon Shimoda may have lost sight of various issues, but one thing always on his mind is to question and understand history, how it is being interpreted and what we are doing with it. As a Tucson-based poet and author, he has publish…
Drive up to Oracle by moonlight—and you should—and you’ll get a gorgeous view of the north side of the Catalinas under a twilit sky.
The more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations in the United States received an estimated $427 billion in charitable donations and corporate grants in 2018. Needless to say, this massive influx of money necessitates careful financial planning. And while financing a business can be complex…
With sculpted eyebrows, a well-fitted suit and a Mid-Atlantic accent perfect for radio, The Gaslight Theatre’s David Fanning leads the way with a suave touch (and plenty of humor) in the company’s newest production, “009 Licence to Thrill.”
In remembrance of the nearly 3,000 people killed Sept. 11, 2001, Gov. Doug Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 11, from sunrise to sunset.
Earlier this month, Pima Community College won a regional award from the Association of Community College Trustees for its efforts to further equity and inclusion across its six campuses. But it wasn’t about simply increasing the number of enrolled students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
At Splendido, an all-inclusive community for those 55 and better in Oro Valley, residents create opportunities to pursue their interests together—often finding new Ways to Age Well in the process.
As more consumers turn to apps and e-readers instead of paper and ink, public libraries have found themselves caught in the crossfire of the digital information revolution.
Monsoon storms, haboobs, scorching temperatures: Let’s face it, summer in Arizona comes with some big hazards. So it could be easy to forget one of the tiniest perils. Yes, mosquitoes, those buzzing, blood-sucking little demon insects.
The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted on Monday, Aug. 19, to approve the county tax levy for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. This move comes after two meetings of debate among the supervisors over whether to cut certain areas of the budget to prevent a tax increase.
The only memorial honoring veterans and first responders throughout Southern Arizona is one step closer to reality after a group of influential businessman made significant financial contributions to the cause.
For Hotel Congress’ 100th anniversary, HOCO Fest is returning to Tucson with more than 100 performers and artists. What was once a weekend celebration at Hotel Congress is now expanding all throughout the downtown area, and at no point has it grown more than this year. In 2018, HOCO Fest hos…
What’s new in the world of retirement living? At Splendido, an all-inclusive community for those 55 and better in Oro Valley, the answer is “plenty.” Splendido has been undergoing a major transformation and growth spurt, with an eye on changing tastes and priorities in today’s older adults.
The Sonoran Desert Toad faces similar risks as any other desert creature: habitat destruction, climate change and changes in the food supply. But this toad in particular faces the extra risk of being captured by humans searching to get a high off its rare and powerful psychoactive poison.
Tucson is home to another youth flag football champion. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish, of the Tucson Under Armour Under the Lights league, won the organization’s fifth- and sixth-grade national championship held in Los Angeles on Sunday, Aug. 4.
The Pima County Public Library is hosting a new series of film screenings aimed at better understanding and appreciating Native American cultures. But sometimes, just watching a film isn’t enough; that’s where the “Many Nations” team comes in.
Choro Das 3. Choro is a form of Brazilian music that’s sort of like jazz—syncopated, virtuosic and full of improvisations. And even though “choro” translates literally to “cry,” it tends to be wildly upbeat and fun. Choro Das 3 is a family band made up of three sisters, a father, a flute, a …
More than 40% of people over 65 are Tweeting, posting, or pinning on social media—and their presence on platforms like Facebook and Instagram bodes well for their cognitive and social health. One study found that older adults who use Facebook had a significant increase in their ability to co…
The first time Jack Dykinga saw the Grand Canyon he was a “typical, motorized tourist in a long line of cars driving from viewpoint to viewpoint,” he writes in the introduction to his new book, “Grand Canyon: A Photographer’s Favorite Viewpoints.”
Oro Valley’s life science industry is growing even larger with the scheduled groundbreaking of the Oro Valley Innovation Labs announced for Wednesday, September 4. OVIL is a business incubator planned to be built in Innovation Park, and like its neighbors in the park, will focus on furtherin…
While Southern Arizona’s cities and towns may engage in a bit of healthy economic rivalry, industry experts believe the real battle for attracting business is against bigger cities out of state.
July 26 marks the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which promotes equality and protects the rights of those with disabilities. AudioEye, headquartered here in Tucson, is a technology company that helps businesses comply with the ADA, and in turn, make the internet mor…
A local Catholic organization sees a detention facility as a “blank canvas” they can transform into a welcoming humanitarian shelter, but some community members believe it is impossible to repurpose a building that actively incarcerates people.
Fifty years ago, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to ever set foot on the moon while 600 million people watched from Earth, and astronaut Michael Collins drifted quietly overhead. But what does that have to do with Tucson? As it turns out, quite a lot.
Members of the Tucson City Council signed off on a preliminary agreement for a proposed hotel and casino on land owned by the Pascua Yaqui tribe last Tuesday afternoon.
On Friday, June 28, local high school students gathered at Pima Community College Downtown to take part in the third annual Junior Shark Tank Competition, hosted by the S.Y.STEM Coalition and the Pima Joint Technical Education District. The students pitched products of their own creation in …
For reasons not entirely clear, the good people at BASIS Oro Valley asked me—a relatively unaccomplished 62-year-old man—to address the class of 2019 and guests at commencement in late May.
The idea of doing anything athletic in the midst of the oppressive heat which inundates Arizona during the summer might seem asinine to some. To others, the sky-high temperatures serve as an extra jolt of motivation to go the extra mile in preparation for their sport of-choice.
In the closing hours of the 2018 legislative session, Arizona Republican lawmakers passed a bill that changed the words in a statute from “primary” to “secondary.” That minor change resulted in millions of dollars pushed onto local homeowners within the Tucson Unified School District.
It may feel like we just made it to the half-way point of the summer, but school starts in less than a month. That means it’s time for new school supplies: pencils, notebooks, erasers, backpacks, new shoes and new clothes. But for some families, it’s just not affordable.
Nearly half of all teens in Pima County have tried a vape or e-cigarette, and the number is only growing. Part of preparing for the new school year means both school districts and health organizations alike are taking measures to educate students on the dangers of vaping.
The summer heat may still be with us, but summer vacation is rapidly coming to a close, with most local school districts starting up their classes in early August. But never fear: Tucson Local Media is here with your guide to what’s happening in education this year.
For years, Arizona teachers have struggled to make ends meet, while working in classrooms that are overcrowded, under-supplied and falling apart. This reality came to a climax last year, when the Red for Ed movement descended onto the capital and put pressure on the state government to adequ…
Many people believe that water aerobics or other types of aquatic exercise are for those with bad knees or brand-new hips—a last resort for staying fit. But in fact, working out in water is great for everyone. People of all ages, abilities, and fitness levels can use aquatic exercise to impr…