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The Town of Oro Valley hosted its annual Easter Eggstravaganza at Naranja Park. Children spread across four different age groups enjoyed the hunt for eggs, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, games and plenty more. The morning was capped off with an appearance from the day’s biggest star, The Ea…

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On a week when no letters to the editor make their way to our doorstep, Tucson Local Media likes to shine an extra spotlight on the cadre of excellent photographers living throughout northwest Tucson. This week’s submissions were chock full of beautiful photos, though reader Bobbi Wiggins’ t…

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The Reid Park Zoo welcomed the community to say hello to its newest residents over the weekend with the opening of the Temple of Tiny Monkeys. The inhabitants of the new exhibit are squirrel monkeys, which live throughout central and South America. Some of the tiniest primates in the world, …

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Students at Canyon del Oro High School know that their mascot is the Dorado, though few know of the figure’s history, and his place in Native American Culture. Furthermore, over the years, a consistent image of The Dorado has failed to materialize. Looking to create a figure of pride for the…

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The Town of Marana hosted its annual Founders’ Day celebration over the weekend, which kicks off with a parade celebrating the history of Marana and its modern residents and businesses. Tucson Local Media sponsored the event and marched in the parade celebrating the importance of community news. 

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The 11th annual Drug Awareness Day took place Friday, March 29 at Riverfront Park. The event was sponsored by the Oro Valley Police Department, Fry’s Food Stores, Chick-fil-A, Oro Valley Optimist Club and the Kyle Franks Foundation.The event targets students about to enter middle school, and…

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Travis Dewey of the Knotty Nauticals performed his fire eating routine during the 31st annual Arizona Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace, located near Apache Junction, Arizona. From jousting to fire eating and everything in between, the Arizona Renaissance Festival has returned o…

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Dozens of area residents raised funds and shaved their heads (or cut their hair) as park of the St. Baldrick’s  Foundation’s annual head shaving event last Friday, March 8. Held at Mountain View High School, the fundraiser benefits childhood cancer reserach, and included head shaving, facepa…

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The eighth annual MOVE Across 2 Ranges hiking event took place over the weekend, drawing outdoor enthusiasts from across the region. The yearly event is a celebration of the northwest region, beginning in the Tortolita Mountains and concluding in Catalina State Park. Move Across 2 Ranges inc…