Less than three months after leaving Catalina to take over the Salpointe Catholic volleyball teams, Heather Moore-Martin will return to her former school and face the team she coached for more than a decade.
Rita Collins delightedly forages deep into a peach tree to pick as her husband, Chris, watches at Howard's Orchard. Some customers come in July to pick their own peaches and then return in October to select ripe apples.
Children collected fallen apples to feed the neighbors' horses at Howard's Orchard last week.
Jim Howard has worked the acreage at his orchard with his own hands since buying the property in 1978. He land his wife launched the pick-your-own produce farm in 1984.
"This place is hard on you," says owner Jim Howard. "It's like having a baby. You can't go off and leave it." He does most of the farmwork himself. But last Wednesday he played some tunes for children visiting the Catalina orchard and farm.
In 1984 James Howard started what he calls "a community project," selling produce to his friends and neighbors.
Lexi Woodyard, 6, examines a peach she’s just picked at Howard’s Orchard. Her mom, Shelly, in the background, grew up nearby and used to come to the orchard as a child.
Julia Vos, left, lunges for the perfect peach as Mary Jordan, right, studies one she has picked. The farm also sells tomatoes, cucumbers, apples, pears, pecans and walnuts by the pound.
Robin and George Budy take a break to picnic before beginning to pick produce on their visit.
Although it was funded and established in a 2004 bond vote, Catalina Regional Park is stuck in limbo.
Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church member Keith Verbeck loads donated food items into his truck to deliver them to the Interfaith Community Services food bank.
Worshippers at Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church in Catalina collect nonperishable food for three area food banks on the first Sunday of each month.
Cole Kowalski moved from setter to outside hitter because, as Catalina coach Heather Moore-Martin puts it, "we really need him to score points."
At just 5 feet 11 inches, sophomore Cole Kowalski is not your prototypical outside hitter.
A Catalina playground set ablaze last summer has risen from the ashes and will be dedicated Monday.
Mike Wilson, director of the Tempe Symphonic Wind Ensemble, is bringing the group to perform at a church in Catalina.
In its 23 years, the Tempe Symphonic Wind Ensemble has traveled the country to display the talents of its professional musicians.
When Enzo Rdid and his wife, Lucy Palazzolo, bought Vitello's Italian restaurant in Catalina, they wanted to turn it into a piece of their former home, Sicily.
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John Crown, left, Kim Roberts as Mary, Jerry Theberge as Joseph, Craig MacPherson and Don August perform in the Walk Thru Bethlehem at Vista United Methodist Church. The interactive tour draws aspects from Renaissance fairs and haunted houses.