Northwest residents have plenty of choices for Independence Day fun.
Tortolita Middle School has new aquaponic program.
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.
Candidates vying for Oro Valley Town Council and Mayor offices will gather for a forum hosted by Northwest Conservatives.
The Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce is looking for members of the business community to salute with its Pinnacle Awards.
Evans Family Musical Merriment will perform its humor-infused act at Musical Magic for Kids in Oro Valley.
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.
SaddleBrooke organization goes beyond the call of duty to help service members.
Elementary teacher aims to get special-ed kids iPads.
Marana, Oro Valley offer cool summertime attractions.
Marana police will eventually operate out of a new, $20.4 million facility at the Marana Municipal Complex.
Casas Adobes American Legion Auxiliary is collecting gently used clothing for children of veterans who are homeless or in transitional housing.
Amphitheater Public Schools will seek a 10 percent increase in its maintenance and operation budget via an override election.
Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort is throwing an Independence Day party at its Last Territory restaurant, complete with fireworks, music and food.
Tucson Electric Power saluted the Marana Unified School District for its efficient use of power.
A breakfast ceremony will salute winners of 2014 Steve Engle Memorial/Greater Oor Valley Chamber of Commerce scholarships.
The northwest side may have lost a pro golf tournament, but it wasn’t left holding the bag.
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.
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.
The basketball club AZ Knights is staging a 3-on-3 basketball tournament for boys and girls age 11-14
Pyschologist and author James Finley will deliver a talk on prayer called “Entering the Mind of Christ: Exploring Intimacy with God in Prayer.”
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.
The folk band Fried Squirrel will perform at Catalina State Park at 6:30 p.m. July 5.
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.
Oro Valley's Steam Pump Ranch will offer free children's crafting programs through September on the second Saturday of each month.
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.
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.
Two Marana Unified School District elementary school P.E. teachers received $5,000 grants to help their respective schools keep their students fit.
Oro Valley families have an educational entertainment option to look forward to, thanks to the town’s partnership with Children’s Museum Tucson.
Saturday may mark the final performance of the Original Wildcat Jass Band.
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.
The Oro Valley Police Department will teach teens about law enforcement in a July program.
Nurse practitioner Mark deClouet will give a talk about how to care for those with dementia.
Marana's Arizona Pavilions shopping center has drawn another tenant — the area's fourth Village Inn restaurant.
The Arizona Department of Transportation is widening a seven-mile stretch of North Oracle Road in Catalina.
Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge No. 2815 hosted a luncheon for 13 disabled veterans.
Oro Valley is looking for residents willing to serve on various boards and commissions.
Marana Unified School District is inviting the public to view a music textbook that Mountain View High School teachers plan to use.
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”).
Oracle State Park will offer music and stargazing.
Resurrection Lutheran Church members sense the divine in the act of artistic creation, and use that mentality to express themselves and cheer up others.
According to consumer advocacy site NerdWallet.com, Marana is one of the best small towns in the country in which to live.
Marana is offering free poolside movies throughout the summer.
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.
Marana will offer a free evening of Independence Day entertainment, dubbed Star Spangled Spectacular.
Canyon Del Oro High School grad Bryn Timmis has cooked up a $5,000 culinary school scholarship after winning a national recipe contest.
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.
Drama teacher and director Jennifer Holthaus shares her passion for theater with kids. Lots of kids.
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.
Integrative Touch for Kids, an Oro Valley-based charity that helps ailing children through therapy, is holding a fundraiser concert to support its programs.