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This Nativity scene is an 800-piece marvel

This Nativity scene is an 800-piece marvel

El Nacimiento at the Tucson Museum of Art’s historic Casa Cordova is a tradition that you will find only in Tucson 

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The Fitzsimmons Family Thanksgiving Prayer

The Fitzsimmons Family Thanksgiving Prayer

Four hours and seven minutes ago our family brought forth on this table a Thanksgiving dinner, conceived in our kitchen, and dedicated to the proposition that all relatives are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great war of serving spoons and words, testing whether this family, so con…

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An oldie but goodie: The mystery of the missing Thanksgiving

An oldie but goodie: The mystery of the missing Thanksgiving

The dame handed me a shopping list and rubbed her wedding ring like she was rubbing a genie’s lamp. I set down my detective work, rolled back from my desk and said, “Your wish is my command, kitten.”

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Party bikes to roll through Winterhaven lights

Party bikes to roll through Winterhaven lights

Saturday, Dec. 27, is the only drive-thru night this year for cars.

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Autumn in Tucson: El Nacimiento opening

Autumn in Tucson: El Nacimiento opening

Flavors, events, traditions: We share why fall is a season to be savored.

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Tucson girl collects toys for kids in need

Tucson girl collects toys for kids in need

Katie’s Heart donates toys to hospitals, charities ambulances.

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Barbershop choir sets concert, will deliver singing valentines

Barbershop choir sets concert, will deliver singing valentines

The toe-tapping harmonies of the Tucson Barbershop eXperience flowed freely from the rehearsal room and into the hallway of the Tucson Jewish Community Center late last month.

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Alexis Powers: The season of giving lasts all year long

Christmas has turned from a “what’s in it for me” experience to a giving experience. For the past several years, my gratification has come from finding meaningful gifts for friends, no longer contemplating what treasures will be bestowed upon me.

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Holidays past: Tucson plans annual tree burning show

From the archives

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Upholding Tradition At Art Hill, 2002

Upholding Tradition At Art Hill, 2002

Jessica Daus, 10, and her father Joe Daus, 36, tear down Art Hill in Forest Park on Dec. 25, 2002. "Good snow, a day off, and it's Jesus' birthday! What else do you need?" said Daus as he and his daughter made their way back up the hill for another run. Hundreds of people showed up at Art Hi…

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Snow in St. Louis, Jan. 2011

Snow in St. Louis, Jan. 2011

Fred Tompkins, 67, of St. Louis, gets a helping hand as he drags his Flexible Flyer back up Art Hill in Forest Park on Jan. 20, 2011. "This sled was a Christmas present to me in 1949," said Tompkins, who grew up in St. Louis and has been sledding on Art Hill all his life. Tompkins was sleddi…

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Holidays past: Christmas In Big Bug

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Tucson bartenders get Christmas windfall tips from Tips For Jesus

Tucson bartenders get Christmas windfall tips from Tips For Jesus

It was near closing time on Christmas Eve and all that stood between Thunder Canyon Brewery bartender Danielle Herrington and quitting time were two customers.

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Holidays past: A taxi driver's nativity scene

Each day through Jan. 4, we will publish stories from the Arizona Daily Star and Tucson Citizen news archives. This article is from Dec. 16, 1959.

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Animal Care Center needs volunteer dog-bed builders, dog walkers

If your New Year’s resolution involves lending a helping hand more often in the community, you can get off to a good start by heading over to Pima Animal Care Center on New Year’s Day.

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Holidays past: Tucson businesses award sizable holiday bonuses

Each day through Jan. 4, we will publish stories from the Arizona Daily Star and Tucson Citizen news archives. This is a condensed version of an article from Dec. 21, 1947.

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Holidays past: Tucson provides Yule dinner for hoboes

Each day through Jan. 4, we will publish stories from the Arizona Daily Star and Tucson Citizen news archives. This article is from Dec. 26, 1954.

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Holidays past: Tucson high school boys hunt rabbits for charity

Each day through Jan. 4, we will publish stories from the Arizona Daily Star and Tucson Citizen news archives. This article is from Dec. 20, 1931.

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Holidays past: Burros shipped east as holiday gifts

Each day through Jan. 4, we will publish stories from the Arizona Daily Star and Tucson Citizen news archives. This article is from Dec. 23, 1954.

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