RECREATION

Horticultural Notes from an Urban Epicurean

Horticultural Notes from an Urban Epicurean

September 5, 2015 |

Grab a beer and a trowel and get into the garden! The summer is technically over this month and even though some days it feels like the autumnal equinox is a big lie, the garden is gearing up for the shorter days, cooler temperatures, and is getting ready to provide you with a season of […]

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FC Tucson Is Picking up Steam

FC Tucson Is Picking up Steam

June 1, 2015 |

Midfield forward David Clemens left FC Tucson last year to try his hand in the professional soccer circuit with a USL Pro development team called the Dayton Dutch Lions. But when their local soccer community failed to show them the support they needed, the team folded down to the PDL level—the level at which FC […]

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Tucson Summer Nights

Tucson Summer Nights

June 1, 2015 |

When the temperature rises to the point that the plastic cups in your car begin melting into their cup holders, some Sonoran Desert dwellers experience a buildup of unfathomable rage. If you’ve lived here long enough, you may have been there yourself—at that point where you feel like you could lift and toss a small […]

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Choosing the Compost Method that is Best for You

Choosing the Compost Method that is Best for You

October 28, 2014 |

Gardeners are a meticulous bunch. Many of us enjoy spending our evenings and weekends in the garden, carefully observing the slow and steady changes that occur as it progresses steadily through the seasons. When it comes to our composting on the other hand, unfortunately, more times than not it’s “out of sight-out of mind” as […]

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Escape: Tonto Natural Bridge State Park

Escape: Tonto Natural Bridge State Park

September 4, 2014 |

David Douglas Gowan, an early wild west prospector from Scotland, accidentally stumbled upon this gorgeous natural bridge when fleeing from Apaches in the late 1800s. While hiding throughout its various caves, he explored for days and ended up claiming squatter’s rights to this picturesque landscape in 1877. Gowan later encouraged his nephew and his nephew’s […]

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Escape: Big Lake, Northern Arizona

Escape: Big Lake, Northern Arizona

July 25, 2014 |

There is no place like home and no shortage of gorgeous lakes, rivers and creeks right here in Arizona. With just a five hour scenic drive through Arizona’s highways, you can escape from the city heat to a serene high country lake in the White Mountains this summer. Its a majestic place where you can […]

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Experience Desert Birding & Wildlife

Experience Desert Birding & Wildlife

July 6, 2014 |

Tucson’s urbanites encounter wildlife on a regular basis. Our neighborhoods resound with bird songs 12 months of the year. Lizards, snakes, coyotes roam far and wide. I see rabbits on every walk in my mid-town ‘hood. Having lived in Tucson for over twenty years, I recognize that the Sonoran Desert’s boundary between town and the […]

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Summer “Sunsations”

Summer “Sunsations”

July 1, 2014 |

Summer is a state of mind. Tucsonans’ reactions to the annual temperature spike vary widely, from predictable “Ugh! My air conditioning bill!” complaints and the planning of road trips to a staycationer’s “Yes! No students or snowbirds!” exultation. Seeking ways to chill out this season other than burning rubber towards San Diego? Look no further. […]

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Events July/Aug 2014

Events July/Aug 2014

June 29, 2014 |

  Fri, July 4 “A” MOUNTAIN FIREWORKS Food vendors and beer garden. Fireworks start at 9:15pm. Cost for parking. 260 S. Church Ave. 791-4101, TucsonConventionCenter.org JULY 4TH CELEBRATION IN ORO VALLEY Family friendly activities, live entertainment, food trucks and fireworks. Fireworks start at 9pm. Free. James D. Kreigh Park, 23 W. Calle Concordia. 229-4700 FOUR […]

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Escape: Winslow, Arizona

Escape: Winslow, Arizona

June 6, 2014 |

The Eagles’ famous 1972 debut single Take It Easy helped put Winslow, Arizona on the map. Whether or not you have been to this quaint little town, those lyrics probably become alive in your mind when Winslow is mentioned: “Well, I’m a standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona and such a fine sight to […]

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