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Ventana

Ventana

Ventana Medical Systems' future distribution center in Marana will be closer to its Oro Valley headquarters, shown above.

August 22, 2014 3:55 pm
UA dorm early move-in day

UA dorm early move-in day

Jordan Barrows, left, and Joe Previte helped Carmen Valencia settle into her Arizona-Sonora dorm Wednesday. Numerous events are taking place on campus this week, culminating with the new-student convocation Sunday. Classes start Monday.

August 20, 2014 11:51 am
Shade

Shade

Once the trellis was installed and the vegetation planted, the vines were threaded through the framework so the plant would spread out and provide much-need shade.

August 19, 2014 11:41 am
TUSD biotech students

TUSD biotech students

Pueblo High School juniors Justin Pledger, 15, and Vanessa Santacruz, 16, are among 240 Tucson Unified School District biotech students who will work closely with local employers to create career pathways and improve the district’s classroom instruction.

August 18, 2014 2:19 pm
Tucson Country Day School

Tucson Country Day School

Kindergarten student Allison Tolson, 5, is greeted by the teachers at Tucson Country Day School, 9239 E. Wrightstown Road.

August 11, 2014 10:13 am
Shena Gutierrez

Shena Gutierrez

In this May file photo, Guadalupe Guerrero, left, sets out a photograph of her son, Carlos LaMadrid and Shena Gutierrez displays a photograph of her husband, Jose Gutierrez in Nogales, Ariz. 

August 06, 2014 4:16 pm
Marana schools start year

Marana schools start year

Before boarding the bus, Douglas Wilson, the Marana School District superintendent, jokes around with sixth-grader Johvan Fiallos, 10, while his parents, Scott Harvey and Nassau Fiallos, look on. It was Johvan’s first day in the Marana School District.

August 04, 2014 2:41 pm
Ariana Blood Drive

Ariana Blood Drive

As he prepares to give blood, Alfonzo Lopez gets an appreciative hug from his goddaughter, Tommi Mendoza, 16, during a Red Cross blood drive at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 1145 E. Fort Lowell Road. The drive was in honor of Mendoza’s cousin, Ariana Economou, who recently died of a r…

August 04, 2014 1:48 pm
Dancing Twins

Dancing Twins

Twins Jacque, left, and Jessica Harris, 32, grew up dancing together and dressing the same.

July 30, 2014 11:03 am
Planet Smoothie

Planet Smoothie

Michelle Williams, owner of Planet Smoothie, 7315 N. Oracle Road, adds some leafy greens as she prepares a Strawberry Aphrodite.

July 29, 2014 12:38 pm
Wine, cheese and bad decisions

Wine, cheese and bad decisions

Arizona Hops and Vines holds its annual wine tasting, beer drinking and bacon-eating festival starting Saturday. Grab a tent and spend the night.

July 29, 2014 8:15 am
Eid Al-Fitr celebration

Eid Al-Fitr celebration

Ameen Jawad, 6, watches men in prayer as they observe Eid al-Fitr, the celebration of the breaking of the fast that marks the end of Ramadan. Muslims of all nationalities gathered Monday at the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave., to pray and celebrate.

July 28, 2014 2:45 pm
Dog Show at Sherwood Village

Dog Show at Sherwood Village

Karen Maxey, 79, reaches down to pet Moses, left, 3, and Mimi, 4, during a dog show at Hundred Palms, assisted living and memory care facility, 102 S. Sherwood Village Drive. Residents and staff showed off their pets during the July 22 show.

July 28, 2014 10:09 am
Just Between Friends

Just Between Friends

Paula Hyatt looks through some clothing for her son during the Just Between Friends back-to-school consignment sale at the Tucson Convention Center Ballroom.

July 24, 2014 3:38 pm
Creative building construction

Creative building construction

Wearing her dress from the movie “Tangled,” Emmeline Smith, 3, plays with some Gears Gears Gears building sets as she and other children construct toy structures or devices using building blocks.

July 21, 2014 4:30 pm
Clickjab Wrestling Fanfest

Clickjab Wrestling Fanfest

Actor and former wrestler Tom “Tiny” Lister, right, puts his signature on the back of Javier Chavez III, 7, while his father watches during the Clickjab Wrestling Fanfest. “Whenever they come to town, we go together,” Javier’s father said. “He always wants me to come, never his mom. ... This…

July 20, 2014 10:00 pm
Square dancing

Square dancing

Joan Wolfe and Daniel Vance dance in a square as the Swinging Saguaros have their weekly square dance club gathering in the gym at Tanque Verde Lutheran Church, 8625 E Tanque Verde Rd. The photo was taken on Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz.

July 14, 2014 12:45 pm
'The world's best volunteers'

'The world's best volunteers'

Photographs and memories surround Stella Brown, 89. She no longer drives, which can cause problems, but the Eastside Neighbors Volunteer Program is a big help.

July 10, 2014 11:54 am
McDonalds drive thru

McDonalds drive thru

The McDonald’s restaurant at 3232 N. Campbell Ave. added a side-by-side two-lane ordering system.

July 10, 2014 10:11 am
Hand-tooled mesquite table

Hand-tooled mesquite table

Sabbah Merheb, the father of owner Omar Merheb, stands near a hand-tooled mesquite table from the Guadalajara, Mexico, area at Casa Colonial. The store, which has been open for about 15 years, will be closing by the end of this month. 

July 07, 2014 3:30 pm
SARA cat adoption

SARA cat adoption

Stray cats will benefit from diners who eat at Feast restaurant on Speedway on Wednesday, Aug. 19

July 07, 2014 1:38 pmLoading…
New restaurant

New restaurant

African Restaurant J’Adore’s owner, Armel Dakouo, holds a plate with white rice, plantains, steamed vegetables and saka saka, which is marinated chicken and potato leaves along with a bowl of goat soup.

July 03, 2014 8:44 pm
Xoom juice acai bowl

Xoom juice acai bowl

Jessica Cordova prepares a beverage with açai, almond milk and banana with coconut shavings, goji berries and blueberry topping at Xoom Juice, a downtown spot that offers a build-your-own açai bowl.

June 30, 2014 12:43 pm
Boot scootin’ fundraiser for TROT

Boot scootin’ fundraiser for TROT

Line dancers kick up their heels — literally — during Sunday’s fundraiser for TROT, Therapeutic Riding of Tucson, at the Maverick, 6622 E. Tanque Verde Road.

June 30, 2014 11:33 am
Bruce Hyland and his garden

Bruce Hyland and his garden

Bruce Hyland will give dozens of tips at his Tuesday talk, “Down and Dirty Gardening,” at the monthly meeting of The Gardeners of Tucson. “I want to help people who have tried and it didn’t work,” he says. “I’ve had so many failures, but I don’t think it’s a bad thing,” adds the retired bus…

June 24, 2014 10:28 am
Julie Orrico in her home studio

Julie Orrico in her home studio

Julie Orrico makes her puppets by hand in her home studio. She sells her creations at a kiosk at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, a metaphysical store in Bisbee and arts-and-crafts shows, among other places.

June 23, 2014 1:17 pm
All systems go

All systems go

Here goes nothing: Bryan Ewing gets a hand from ride attendant Breana Gale at the top of Splash Canyon at Breakers Water Park, 8555 W. Tangerine Road.

June 23, 2014 10:20 am
National Geographic photo camp

National Geographic photo camp

Sells resident Pachynne Ignacio, 16, gets an unusual angle on a photo in front of the Sasabe port of entry during the National Geographic photo camp. “I’d never seen the fence, and it’s just like, wow, it’s actually real and it’s a problem down here,” she said.

June 20, 2014 9:48 am
National Geographic photo camp

National Geographic photo camp

Border Patrol agents Bryan Flowers, center, and Shevannah Wray explain their agency’s role along the border as 23 youths from the surrounding area and their mentors take photographs at the port of Sasabe.

June 20, 2014 9:51 am
New frozen treats at the Hub

New frozen treats at the Hub

Hub’s pastry chef Jeffrey Lan holds two of his scrumptious little creations.

June 18, 2014 9:59 am
Randolph Park Wastewater Plant

Randolph Park Wastewater Plant

The Randolph treatment plant filters water through this anoxic basin as part of the reclamation process. The clean water is then supplied to Reid Park and Randolph Golf Course.

June 16, 2014 2:54 pm
Summer storytime

Summer storytime

 Marie Graninger sings a song she wrote about javelinas during Summer Storytime at the Sabino Canyon Visitor Center. On Thursdays, through July 10, a trained naturalist is scheduled to read a picture book and sometimes have a song or game to play. There is also a craft activity planned for …

June 16, 2014 11:56 am
"Naomi and Michelle's Excellent Adventure"

"Naomi and Michelle's Excellent Adventure"

Jennifer Ackerley Lawrence, left, and Amanda Valenzuela portray the title characters in “Naomi and Michelle’s Excellent Adventure” at the Great American Playhouse. They need to pass an American History presentation so they step into a mystical pink phone booth that doubles a time machine. Ou…

June 16, 2014 11:02 am
Edminster's downsizing their home

Edminster's downsizing their home

Warren and Bev Edminster, with dogs Rudy and Patches, downsized and moved into a smaller Foothills home built in 1975. They added a pantry and converted a carport into a two-car garage.

June 12, 2014 1:06 pm
Table Talk reopens

Table Talk reopens

Customer Patty Trujillo talks with co-owner Adam Hatfield at the newly reopened Table Talk at Home, 7876 N. Oracle Road. After getting a change in ownership and a longer name, the new store is open at an old site. 

June 06, 2014 2:41 pm
Carnival at La Encantada

Carnival at La Encantada

Ethan Skidmore, 2, plays Ring Around the Cactus during the second annual carnival put on by Mildred & Dildred at La Encantada on Saturday. The event benefited local nonprofit organizations Katie’s Heart and Make Way for Books. Katie’s Heart provides new toys to hospitalized children. Ma…

June 02, 2014 10:53 am
Friday Fun Club: crafts

Friday Fun Club: crafts

Erin Darling, right, helps her daughter Stasia, 6, while making a spider from an egg carton as children, parents and family members have fun creating friendly crafts last week during Friday Fun Club at Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Some of the crafts made included …

June 02, 2014 10:14 am
Special Olympics International sponsors El Tour

Special Olympics International sponsors El Tour

Richard DeBernardis, founder and president of El Tour, talks about the group’s new title sponsor, Special Olympics. “El Tour would not exist today if it wasn’t for Special Olympics coming in and basically saving us,” he said.

May 29, 2014 4:48 pm
Vigil-fast for justice

Vigil-fast for justice

Members of Danza Azteca Mexicayotl perform during the Border Patrol Victims Network’s 48-hour vigil and fast at Hanson R. Sisk Park in Nogales, Ariz. Shootings involving Border Patrol agents have left more than 20 people dead since 2010.

May 24, 2014 2:55 pm
LaRon Cook

LaRon Cook

Barber LaRon Cook does a freestyle design of an eagle on the head of Jadiah Polito, 10, at his Headliners Barber Shop, 4500 N. Oracle Road. Cook organized the Headliners Heavyweight Barber Battle, which is expected to draw about 40 competitors,

May 19, 2014 7:13 pm
Hawaiian is a summer option

Hawaiian is a summer option

May 17, 2014 8:01 am
Loft Kids Film Fest

Loft Kids Film Fest

May 17, 2014 5:31 am
27th annual Reno Gannon Memorial Jello Wrestling

27th annual Reno Gannon Memorial Jello Wrestling

Curt Beall sings “I’ll Remember You,” a song he wrote, as a huge AIDS ribbon with the names of people who have died from the disease is presented to the audience before the start of the 27th annual Reno Gannon Memorial Jell-O Wrestling Extravaganza and Benefit Auction, held on May 3.

May 16, 2014 8:31 pm

Graduation: The cap says it all

graduation: the cap says it all

May 15, 2014 8:34 pm
Beacon Group workshops

Beacon Group workshops

Jennifer O’Neill, 40, puts rivets onto trays for painting at the Beacon Group sheltered workshops. She has worked with the group since high school. “She has friends there, she knows the routine and her interest in money doesn’t extend beyond having a dollar to buy a soda,” said her mother.

May 14, 2014 2:22 pm
Imagine Rockets

Imagine Rockets

Chris Welborn shows what happens when alcohol vapors trapped inside a water container react with oxygen and an open flame as he teaches Imagine Rockets, where children learn how rockets take flight by looking at various means of propulsion and basic laws of motion and energy. The Soaring Sat…

May 12, 2014 10:15 am
Planet Rabbit and Broken Arrow Boutique

Planet Rabbit and Broken Arrow Boutique

Nikki Welch and Calley Davenport set up the mobile store for an evening’s work on North Fourth Avenue.

May 06, 2014 11:49 am
Save the Animals Arts and Crafts Festival

Save the Animals Arts and Crafts Festival

Cindy Kirlin with Pima Paws for Life hangs out with two-year-old Eros during the crafts fair, which was also an opportunity for shoppers to rescue a pet or help with a donation.

May 05, 2014 8:51 am

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