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With cheers of joy and pride, the graduating girls of Camp Fury 2018 celebrated the completion of their five-day program earlier this month at The Angel Charity Place for Girls here in Tucson. 

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Seven candidates are on the ballot for Marana Town Council elections this August, running for four seats. Longtime incumbents Patti Comerford, Herb Kai and Vice Mayor Jon Post along with recently appointed John Officer will run against three challengers: Jack Neubeck, Jeff Gray and Mace Bravin.

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The Marana Chamber’s plans for Summer of 2018 include the same principles that have carried us this far: our caring and friendly culture, our willingness to think out of the box and our continued mission to be the voice of business that works to build economic growth and quality of life in o…

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The Golf Club at Vistoso has becomes the latest fatality in a sport that continues to struggle nationwide. A golfing staple tucked in the shadows of the picturesque Tortolita Mountains, Vistoso will shut its doors for the foreseeable future Wednesday, June 6. 

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When Ben Campbell first attended monthly chess club meetings at Wheeler Taft Abbett, Sr. Library, he didn’t realize the role the library played in the community. But before he knew it, he was volunteering to help with club activities. 

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The 2018 graduating classes from each of the region’s public high schools marched onto fields last week amidst screaming parents, metallic balloons—and giant replicas of their own faces—to mark the end of a major chapter in their young lives.

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Jeremiah Pate refuses to be stopped, whether it’s while researching a cure for Parkinson’s disease, starting a business for mining satellites or climbing a mountain in Israel at sunrise with a group of the world’s best and brightest—and youngest—minds. 

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With much excitement in the air, the Marana Unified School District was joined by community supporters and elected officials last week to churn some dirt on the district’s first K-8 school.

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From textbooks to housing, food to transportation, attaining a higher education is a costly endeavor. To provide a bit of help along the way, the Oro Valley Optimist Club recently awarded scholarships to five exemplary graduating high school seniors.

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Brushing the five-hour mark during a regular session last Wednesday, the Oro Valley Town Council approved the tentative form of next year’s budget—and set the spending cap just shy of $143 million. 

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The red poppy is a powerful symbol of remembrance of the service and sacrifice of those who died in service to our nation. Members of The American Legion Auxiliary have been helping the nation to remember by distributing the remembrance poppy to the public for almost one hundred years. 

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Pima County’s nine public swimming pools open Memorial Day Weekend (Saturday, May 26). All pools will remain open until local school districts resume. Five pools will remain open through Labor Day, Sept. 3

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The Marana Unified School District Food Services Department is working to make sure that no children in the community go hungry this summer. MUSD expects to serve over 18,000 free meals through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program scheduled to begin next Tuesday, …

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The dominant theme of the recently concluded 116-day legislative session was education funding, with lawmakers agreeing to provide more dollars for education following a statewide teacher walkout. 

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The pool of candidates seeking a seat on the Oro Valley Town Council this year grew larger after Melanie Barrett and Joyce Jones-Ivey turned in petition signatures to have their names added to the August primary ballot. 

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Andy and Katie Kosecki moved to Tucson fleeing the cold of their Wisconsin colleges. Katie landed a teaching job, while Andy worked in a few managerial positions for a few years. 

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The Marana Chamber’s plans for spring and summer of 2018 include the same principles that have carried us this far: our caring and friendly culture, our willingness to think out of the box and our continued mission to be the voice of business that works to build economic growth and quality o…

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Katrina Wyckoff danced ever since she was a kid. In 2006, she became director of the Centre Stage Dance Studio in Oro Valley, and continued formal dancing. But in 2013, when she stumbled upon a pole sport and dancing class, everything changed. 

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Summer is coming, and Marana is inviting the community to soak in the summer with us. We have a number of great activities for all interest and skill levels as well as all ages. As Director of Marana Parks and Recreation, my team has created programs designed to provide fun opportunities for…

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Last week, the Oro Valley Town Council approved a resolution to propose an extension of the Alternative Expenditure Limitation, or “Home Rule” Option to the August 28 Primary Election ballot for voter approval. 

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In 1974, attorney Bill Rodman auditioned for a role in “40 Karats,” a play produced by the Glenview, Illinois Theatre Guild and its founder/director Judi Tamarkin, a single mother of three young children.

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The Town of Oro Valley invites the community to help “Chalk the Block” this Saturday, April 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Fry’s parking lot at the intersection of West Lambert Lane and North La Cañada Drive. It is a chance for residents to meet friends, family and neighbors for a fun art event…

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Teachers waved “Red for Ed” signs as passing cars honked their support before school on Wednesday, April 11. Forming a wall of red shirts, roughly 40 Amphitheater High School educators took part in a walk-in to demand better wages and school funding from the state legislature.

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With the voter-approved Your Voice, Our Future General Plan, residents told us loud and clear they want a complete community. A complete community is one where you can live, work, shop, play and learn. It is also a place with a unique identity and where people feel connected. So, what does t…

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Carol McGorray’s daughter shared memories of fudgesicles at the beach, Sunday donuts after church, reading the newspaper in her childhood living room—or rather squabbling over the comics section with her siblings—and even witnessing the birth of a baby goat.

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The Marana Town Council unanimously agreed to changes that make it easier for developers to invest in its future downtown.

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Leslie Anne Berg remembers late husband, thanks community for support