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Tidbits

Tidbits

December 30, 2013 |

Out With the Old Make room for your new holiday goods! Clear out your closets and cupboards of swap-able items and head to your local Pima County Public Library on Saturday, Jan. 4. Seven locations are hosting the annual post-holiday Freecycle™ swap from 2 p.m.-4 p.m., including: Dusenberry-River Branch Library, 5605 E. River Rd., Eckstrom-Columbus […]

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Showcasing Innovative Tucson Homes

Showcasing Innovative Tucson Homes

December 30, 2013 |

In the three years since its inception, Austin-based Modern Home Tours has scoured dozens of cities across the country for the most inventive architectural gems. Of course the next stop had to be Tucson. “A lot of architects don’t get the ink they deserve for their beautiful work,” says Ken Shallcross, Public Relations guru at […]

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Invite Sonoran Visitors to Shop Locally Already!

Invite Sonoran Visitors to Shop Locally Already!

December 15, 2013 |

Right now, my huge, extended family in Sonoroa, Mexico is gearing up to do some Christmas shopping in Tucson. Soon they will be hitting our shopping malls and buying a bunch of stuff. And soon you will join them, driving your car in those full lots as you notice all those Sonoran license plates and […]

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Holiday Help

Holiday Help

November 26, 2013 |

Hold on tight. They’re coming. The sales, the lines, the commercials. Under modern capitalism Thanksgiving and Christmas, once sacred days to slow down and spend quality time with family and friends, have instead become over-the-top occasions for families to speed up the spending. If one looks beyond the mall Santas and PlayStation®4 advertisements, however, it’s […]

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Glow-ga!

Glow-ga!

October 8, 2013 |

Breathe. Stretch. Breath. Relax. Breath. Glow… Glow! Neon paints, black lights and yoga will meet for a night of visual art and music this Saturday evening, October 12, at Tucson Yoga on South 4th Avenue. The studio will be providing participants with body paints and glow stick bracelets and necklaces and will engage in a […]

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Ephemera and Eccentricities

Ephemera and Eccentricities

October 6, 2013 |

Tradition and a 40th Anniversary Spice Up Tucson Meet Yourself, October 11-13 Tuck in your sari; swallow that mouthful of paella and hang on to your delicate Ukrainian egg. Somewhere between the first spring roll and listening to the bagpipes – you’ll be swept away by an annual phenomenon that lies dormant in Tucson until […]

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Weightless Joy

Weightless Joy

September 19, 2013 |

The trampoline. It beckons all ages to experience its promise of adrenaline and excitement. It’s a time machine, bringing back memories of childhood: sweaty summer afternoons, birthday parties and laughter. And, as if constructed from magnets, it pulls people to its bouncy surface – even if for a single jump. Walking through the doors of Get […]

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Hot Fun in the City

Hot Fun in the City

July 11, 2013 |

Being a Tucson townie has never been better. Of course, we all need our cool clime respites, but for hanging here, there’s lots going down. Following is a round-up of groovy going-ons that caught our eyes. Hotel Congress 311 E. Congress St., 622-8848, HotelCongress.com Downtown’s venerable hot spot is keeping things hopping inside and out. […]

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Found at the Farmers’ Market

Found at the Farmers’ Market

June 1, 2013 |

As recent transplants from downtown to mid-town, Dan and I were delighted to discover The Loft’s Saturday farmers’ market, just minutes away via vehicle or bike from our new Blenman-Elm ‘hood. In late-April, we went on a morning harvesting expedition to cull together locally grown, organic produce. The goal was to create a tasty, seasonal […]

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Notes From a Plant Freak

Notes From a Plant Freak

April 9, 2013 |

Blow Off Work, It is Spring Oh, spring! This is not the time of year one wonders why one lives in Arizona. We may not have a frost to thaw, but the balmy spring condones an ease of sorts, in the guts. This is the time we call in sick to blow off work and […]

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