The lush green trees of the Davidson Canyon front the property of the Andrada Ranch in the Santa Rita Mountains. The ranch buildings include the upper headquarters house (top center), the lower headquarters and foreman’s and caretaker residences (lower right) and the corrals/stables (lower left).
The 4,300-square-foot restaurant is expected to open Oct. 20. Marana Mayor Ed Honea called the McDonald’s restaurant the catalyst of the 28-acre Main Street project at I-10 and Marana Road.
Leslie Kleinman works her way through the circle as participants in the July 1 session of Tucson Tuesday Laughter Yoga laugh in the style of various animals. The ongoing group meets 6-7 p.m. at St. Francis in the Foothills church, 4625 E. River Road.
Almost a year after a fire, Rincon Market is open for business.
Rincon Market owner Kelly Abbott, right, and Advertising and PR Sales Manager Mary Martin share a laugh at the newly re-opened store at 2513 E. Sixth St. The market re-opened June 30 following a fire on July 2, 2013.Brigitte Rensel, right, from Epicurean Food, hands out samples of cheeses an…
Carolyn and George Dumler use the Dutch oven for all types of cooking and baking, including making these cheesy biscuits. The Oro Valley couple released a cookbook, “Southwest Dutch Oven.” After a “terrible” first Dutch-oven cook-off, the Dumlers have done well in large and small competitio…
Noah Donovan makes his way along the King Canyon trail leading to Wasson Peak, a favorite of his summer hikes in Tucson, AZ. Photo taken Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Photo by Ron Medvescek / Arizona Daily Star.
Barbara Mulleneaux, right, demonstrates to Kasidy Salmann how to roll out a ring of clay during the Art By Heart volunteer program at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 11575 N. First Ave. At left is Kasidy’s mom, Kathy.
Tucson Fire Capt. Andy Trujillo explains to Tanque Verde Elementary School students how to check a pulse during CPR training. The school teamed up with Save A Life and the Tucson Fire Department to certify 100 sixth-grade students in CPR at the William Clements Recreation Center on East Poin…
Kate Pedersen said ballet workouts helped ease the back pain she experienced working as a nurse. She then decided to open Arizona’s first Barre3 franchise, in La Encantada,
The Ina Road median east of Meredith Boulevard toward Camino de la Tierra has undergone a facelift as part of a Marana beautification project last week. Work started at the Canyon del Oro Wash and runs westbound to the railroad tracks at Interstate 10. Crews put decorative rock on the median.
ForTheLuvvaMusic, the husband and wife duo Mark and Arlette Willis, perform during their show at the Oro Valley Concert Series at Oro Valley Marketplace. The free show, a mix of jazz, blues, Broadway, funk, R&B and soul, was sponsored by Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. It’…
Pamela Schmidt tried to buy this 1957 Flamingo mobile home at the midtown Covered Wagon Mobile Home Park, but when she got the title it was a photocopy with a dead woman’s name on it. She was evicted from the space last year and can’t move the trailer.
Pamela Schmidt’s landlord deemed her trailer abandoned after she was evicted from the trailer space. She says all her belongings were removed from the trailer’s storage shed. “So much sentimental stuff that is gone,” she says.
Areva’s Jean-Paul Crouzoulon, project director for TEP’s Sundt solar project, stands among more than 500 mirrors that will be used.
Designer Maria Voris stands inside the “Modern Swing” garden, which includes a cistern, water collection basins and a large wooden swing under a ramada. Her garden won the contest.
Defendant Edgar Rasley, center, flanked by defense attorneys Sarah Bullard and Jordan Cohen, follows along as charges are read during opening arguments in the trial of Edgar and Pamela Rasley, who are accused of vulnerable-adult abuse.
To prepare for a kids’ Seder, all hands are on deck to make matzo dough at Congregation Young Israel, 2443 East 4th Street.
Claudio Gutierrez takes up some of the existing floor during renovation of the Owl’s Club. The Center for Biological Diversity will spend less than $200,000 on renovation, says Executive Director Kieran Suckling.
The Owl’s Club mansion, 378 N. Main Ave. in downtown Tucson, has been purchased by the Center for Biological Diversity for $1.3 million. The deal culminates the group’s long-term transition into a nationally prominent group from its roots as a small band of activists.
More than 50 artisans fill St. Philip’s Plaza at Campbell Avenue and River Road during the spring Arts in the Plaza Fine Art and Jazz Festival. Sunday’s festival offered musical performances, kids’ activities and artists’ displays.
This firefighting engine in Sabino Canyon can be ready to roll within two minutes of a call and allows up to five firefighters to be self-sufficient in the wild for three days. Above, engine captain Leo Holley inspects a supply bin.
A rocket separates into two gliders at the peak of its flight during the Southern Arizona Rocketry Association’s Desert Heat 2014 Winter Rocket Launch. The two-day rocket extravaganza included raffles, prizes and the popular mass launch of 50 rockets on both days. The 10th annual event was h…
Crowds pass by as Carolyn Watson Dubisch, left, and her daughter Chloe Dubisch, 15, work on a piece during the Park Place Chalk Art Festival at Park Place, 5870 E. Broadway. Oil, acrylic and watercolor painters and graphic artists put their skills to work with chalk. The dozen participants w…
Yumi Wong picks weeds at Harelson Elementary School, 826 W. Chapala Dr., during St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church’s service worship on Sunday. A group of volunteers worked on the school’s landscaping as one of the more than 30 projects from which to choose.
Jana Knutson explains how to make pillowcases that will be sent to families whom the church has helped in Mexico.
Danielle Sweety’s hair pops with color after a chalking treatment applied by stylist Jacqueline Scordato.
Nancy Straub tries some of the wines on her list of zinfandels available for tasting as Elise Reinhard, left, looks on during the 14th annual Zin, Blues & BBQ event at Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch, 5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Road in Tucson. The $65 admission fee included food, wine tastin…
Encantada at Dove Mountain, a 272-unit apartment complex, is the second of three Encantada luxury facilities that HSLProperties plans to have in the Tucson area. One complex is complete and the third under construction.
Norma and Jim Slone bought the home in 2003, determined to honor its early ranch style. It is the centerpiece of the March 30 Blenman Elm walking tour.
Carlos “Charlie” Hall samples the competition.
Quinlan Wilhite models a shirt and pants. His fashion sense is apparent in his QMULATIVE Lifestyle Brand.
Sidney T. Mendez, left, and Jesse Auschutz convert an icebox to a frost-free refrigerator for Hollywood’s George Lucas.
Religious leaders guide the way as they and other participants enter the Rillito River Park Trail at Swan Avenue during the 10th annual Jewish-Muslim PeaceWalk. The procession traveled a path from St. Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church, 4625 E. River Road, to Al Huda Islamic Sc…
The warmer-than-usual winter has been good news for the gardens at the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, where some greenhouse transplants are going into the ground early.
Bluefin’s outdoor patio occupies a spot in the central courtyard in what feels like a seaside setting.
Fire Chief Larry Southard walks an area cleared by state prison crews around an Oracle home. He estimates that up to 15 percent of Oracle’s properties have been thinned. The heavy growth in the background is on a neighboring property.
Forest Sainsbury leaves his horse to take on a runaway steer during the steer wrestling event on the second day of La Fiesta de los Vaqueros at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds.
Runner Auzzy Calvo kicks up her heels as she nears the finish line during the inaugural running of the Conquistador Classic 4 Miler at Dove Mountain. The run, benefiting youth athletic programs supported by the Tucson Conquistadores Foundation, drew more than 700 participants on Sunday.
Bruce Bayly, from the Physics Fun Bus, demonstrates the holding power of centrifugal force by spinning a glass of water during the Science Festival at Sonoran Science Academy-Tucson, 2325 W. Sunset Road. The free event featured demonstrations from elementary students and professional scient…
Pirates living in Pirate Mansion gather in their common space at 1421 E. Drachman St. Getting down to business are, from left, Isaac Ost, Stephen Ost, Elliot Ledley and Nate Lipton. Every Sunday the group gathers to discuss updates on their current work.
Local makeup artist David Valdovin, 17, right, creates a raised “wound” on Sebastian Mares’ face, something Sebastian can share with his mother, Laura Mares, center, who had her own “scarred” face. Sebastian, 10, and others were at “The Walking Dead” Mid-season Premier Party at Showtime Card…
Volunteers Eric Lyons, left, of Tucson, and Wes Sparks, from Gilbert, do maintenance work on one of the pinball machines that will be used in this weekend’s state competition at D&D Pinball, 331 E. Seventh St. Sparks will be competing.
Barbara Smedley is consoled by friend Dawna Valent as Smedley’s mobile home smolders at Friendly Village Mobile Home Park. Smedley said she had cooked breakfast and was sitting in the living room when she heard her smoke alarm go off.
Matthew Oviatt, 9, performs a twisting somersault as Nathan Livernois, 13, watches at AZ Air Time, which opened last fall.
Featured soloist Kip Zimmerman on oboe performs with the Tucson Philharmonia Youth Orchestra during the Artists Spotlight at Catalina Foothills High School. Six young musicians competed Sunday in the orchestral competition. Pianist Rebecca Shiao won a gold medal and $1,000 scholarship as did…
Michael Farmer holds a slice he owns of the Springwater meteorite, found in 1931 in Saskatchewan, Canada. Farmer has been a meteorite hunter for almost 20 years.
The student body at Ha:san Preparatory & Leadership School gathers on the basketball court for the end-of-day song, a series of prayers. The school reached a milestone this year, with almost half of its senior class getting accepted to four-year universities.