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Options abound for July 4 festivities

Options abound for July 4 festivities

Northwest residents have plenty of choices for Independence Day fun.

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Middle school's aquaponic system teaches kids gardening tech

Middle school's aquaponic system teaches kids gardening tech

Tortolita Middle School has new aquaponic program.

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Hot dog cart owner delivers taste of NY

Hot dog cart owner delivers taste of NY

Native New Yorker Michael Matranga missed the flavor of what he calls “dirty water dogs” — hot dogs sold by street vendors in New York City — so he made it his career to bring it back.

July 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Oro Valley election candidates to tangle in debate

Oro Valley election candidates to tangle in debate

Candidates vying for Oro Valley Town Council and Mayor offices will gather for a forum hosted by Northwest Conservatives.

June 27, 2014 3:00 pm Related Loading…
Oro Valley Chamber seeks nominations for awards

Oro Valley Chamber seeks nominations for awards

The Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce is looking for members of the business community to salute with its Pinnacle Awards.

June 27, 2014 1:00 pm Related Loading…
Evans Family Musical Merriment to entertain OV crowd

Evans Family Musical Merriment to entertain OV crowd

Evans Family Musical Merriment will perform its humor-infused act at Musical Magic for Kids in Oro Valley.

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Ventana Medical Systems employees strut artistic skills

Ventana Medical Systems employees strut artistic skills

With assistance from the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance, Ventana Medical Systems is staging its annual Employee Art Exhibition at 5 p.m. July 105p7/10 at Ventana Gallery, 1910 E. Innovation Park Drive1910 E. Innovation Park Drive.

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SaddleBrooke group selflessly supports troops, vets

SaddleBrooke group selflessly supports troops, vets

SaddleBrooke organization goes beyond the call of duty to help service members.

June 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Teacher advocates iPad use for students in special-ed classes

Teacher advocates iPad use for students in special-ed classes

Elementary teacher aims to get special-ed kids iPads.

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Breakers, OV Aquatic Center serve as summer oases

Breakers, OV Aquatic Center serve as summer oases

Marana, Oro Valley offer cool summertime attractions.

June 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Marana to spend $20.4 million on police headquarters

Marana to spend $20.4 million on police headquarters

Marana police will eventually operate out of a new, $20.4 million facility at the Marana Municipal Complex.

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American Legion aids homeless vets' kids with drive

American Legion aids homeless vets' kids with drive

Casas Adobes American Legion Auxiliary is collecting gently used clothing for children of veterans who are homeless or in transitional housing.

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Amphi district asks for funding in override election

Amphi district asks for funding in override election

Amphitheater Public Schools will seek a 10 percent increase in its maintenance and operation budget via an override election.

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El Conquistador to light up skies with fireworks

Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort is throwing an Independence Day party at its Last Territory restaurant, complete with fireworks, music and food.

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Marana district hailed for energy use

Marana district hailed for energy use

Tucson Electric Power saluted the Marana Unified School District for its efficient use of power.

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Oro Valley breakfast celebrates scholarship recipients

Oro Valley breakfast celebrates scholarship recipients

A breakfast ceremony will salute winners of 2014 Steve Engle Memorial/Greater Oor Valley Chamber of Commerce scholarships.

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Northwest loses Match Play, gets Champions Tour event

The northwest side may have lost a pro golf tournament, but it wasn’t left holding the bag.

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Oro Valley to consider renovating ranch house for $500k

Oro Valley to consider renovating ranch house for $500k

An Oro Valley committee will study the concept of spending $500,000 to renovate a ranch house and whether the investment could pay off in revenues and usefulness to the town.

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Marana trail recognized nationally

Marana trail recognized nationally

U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and the National Park Service lauded Marana's Wild Burro Trail during National Trail Day festivities June 7, designating it a National Recreation Trail.

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Basketball tournament beckons young players

Basketball tournament beckons young players

The basketball club AZ Knights is staging a 3-on-3 basketball tournament for boys and girls age 11-14

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Prayer lecture will explore reading, meditation

Prayer lecture will explore reading, meditation

Pyschologist and author James Finley will deliver a talk on prayer called “Entering the Mind of Christ: Exploring Intimacy with God in Prayer.”

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Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain plans Independence Day weekend bash

Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain plans Independence Day weekend bash

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, 15000 N. Secret Springs Drive, is stretching its Independence Day celebration through three days. It starts with the July 4 Red, White and Bluegrass Barbecue, which includes fireworks and dining, is open to the public.

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Catalina State Park offers folk concert

Catalina State Park offers folk concert

The folk band Fried Squirrel will perform at Catalina State Park at 6:30 p.m. July 5.

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Oro Valley police chief named to national group

Oro Valley police chief named to national group

Oro Valley police chief Daniel Sharp garnered a national honor. He was named the International Association of Chiefs of Police representative to the Traffic Incident Management Technical Advisory Group for the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials.

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Steam Pump Ranch offers children's crafts through summer

Steam Pump Ranch offers children's crafts through summer

Oro Valley's Steam Pump Ranch will offer free children's crafting programs through September on the second Saturday of each month.

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Interfaith Community Service looks for donations and volunteers

Interfaith Community Service looks for donations and volunteers

Interfaith Community Services, a nonprofit that provides food and assistance to those in need, is seeking help from volunteers and food donors because many of its regular contributors have left town for the summer.

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Picture Rocks Techs provide computer help

Picture Rocks Techs provide computer help

Picture Rocks Techs, a group of volunteers who help fellow residents with computer and technology issues, is offering its services at the Picture Rocks Community Center, 5615 North Sanders Road.

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Two Marana teachers score $5K physical fitness grants

Two Marana Unified School District elementary school P.E. teachers received $5,000 grants to help their respective schools keep their students fit.

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Children's Museum Tucson expanding to Oro Valley

Children's Museum Tucson expanding to Oro Valley

Oro Valley families have an educational entertainment option to look forward to, thanks to the town’s partnership with Children’s Museum Tucson.

June 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Free jazz show under the stars to feature Original Wildcat Jass Band

Free jazz show under the stars to feature Original Wildcat Jass Band

Saturday may mark the final performance of the Original Wildcat Jass Band.

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Free and low-cost swimming lessons available in Catalina

Free and low-cost swimming lessons available in Catalina

Thanks to financial backing by the North Tucson Firefighter Association, there will be free and low-cost swimming lessons for kids at the Catalina Community Center Pool, 16562 N. Oracle Road.

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Oro Valley police offer teen program

Oro Valley police offer teen program

The Oro Valley Police Department will teach teens about law enforcement in a July program.

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Nurse practitioner to speak about caring for those with dementia

Nurse practitioner to speak about caring for those with dementia

Nurse practitioner Mark deClouet will give a talk about how to care for those with dementia.

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Village Inn coming to Marana in October

Village Inn coming to Marana in October

Marana's Arizona Pavilions shopping center has drawn another tenant — the area's fourth Village Inn restaurant.

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Widening project to begin in Catalina

Widening project to begin in Catalina

The Arizona Department of Transportation is widening a seven-mile stretch of North Oracle Road in Catalina. 

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Elks aid disabled vets

Elks aid disabled vets

Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge No. 2815 hosted a luncheon for 13 disabled veterans.

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Oro Valley seeks to fill board appointments

Oro Valley seeks to fill board appointments

Oro Valley is looking for residents willing to serve on various boards and commissions. 

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Marana Unified School District shows music textbook to public

Marana Unified School District shows music textbook to public

Marana Unified School District is inviting the public to view a music textbook that Mountain View High School teachers plan to use.

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Evening concert set at Catalina State Park

Evening concert set at Catalina State Park

The Friends of Catalina State Park are presenting a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday featuring Annon and the Late Show (described as “jazzed R&B”).

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Oracle State Park offers star party

Oracle State Park offers star party

Oracle State Park will offer music and stargazing.

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Church art program spreads love, beauty in community

Church art program spreads love, beauty in community

Resurrection Lutheran Church members sense the divine in the act of artistic creation, and use that mentality to express themselves and cheer up others.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Marana named one of best small cities and towns by consumer site

Marana named one of best small cities and towns by consumer site

According to consumer advocacy site NerdWallet.com, Marana is one of the best small towns in the country in which to live. 

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Marana's Dive-In Movie series to make a summer splash

Marana's Dive-In Movie series to make a summer splash

Marana is offering free poolside movies throughout the summer.

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Marana earns financial reporting award

Marana earns financial reporting award

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada awarded Marana a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting award for its fiscal year 2013 comprehensive annual financial report.

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Marana to offer fireworks, music and food for Independence Day

Marana to offer fireworks, music and food for Independence Day

Marana will offer a free evening of Independence Day entertainment, dubbed Star Spangled Spectacular. 

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CDO grad wins $5k scholarship in recipe contest

CDO grad wins $5k scholarship in recipe contest

Canyon Del Oro High School grad Bryn Timmis has cooked up a $5,000 culinary school scholarship after winning a national recipe contest.

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Oro Valley police, deputies continue traffic safety program

Oro Valley police, deputies continue traffic safety program

In the High Visibility Enforcement (HiVE) program, Oro Valley police officers and Pima County sheriff's deputies monitor key intersections to get motorists to be more alert.

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Youth theater company director talks challenges, rewards of drama

Drama teacher and director Jennifer Holthaus shares her passion for theater with kids. Lots of kids.

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Amphi district ushers in five new principals

Amphi district ushers in five new principals

There’s a changing of the guard afoot at Amphitheater Public Schools. Five schools in the district have named new principals. Together they will make up a new wave of administration that will determine the district’s trajectory.

May 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Oro Valley charity holds fundraiser concert

Oro Valley charity holds fundraiser concert

Integrative Touch for Kids, an Oro Valley-based charity that helps ailing children through therapy, is holding a fundraiser concert to support its programs. 

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