Tucson has many lovely spots that take your breath away at the holidays.
With the stereo rocking, Patricia Redding eyes the tennis player staring back at her from her easel.
Juliana Redding was special from Day One.
Sam Goddard, who became Arizona’s 12th governor in 1965, dreamed of creating a Tucson neighborhood where folks had a place to stretch their legs. He wanted to preserve the desert and its creatures, and bring together like-minded, friendly neighbors.
So what do Tucson celebs like to nosh on at the holidays?
All eyes are on the table this time of year.
The kitchen is sizzling at Tucson Fire Department’s Station 7.
Editor’s note: This is the next in our series exploring local neighborhoods — the homes, the vibes, the people. Look for the Where We Live series monthly in the Home + Life section of the Arizona Daily Star.
The kitchen can be the best part of any home — a gathering place for family and friends, and the site of fantastic culinary expression.
As a very young child, Issa Moussa played on his family’s farm and was amazed at the colors that came from the ground.
Editor’s note: This is the next in our series exploring Tucson neighborhoods — the homes, the vibes, the people. Look for the Where We Live series monthly in the Home + Life section of the Arizona Daily Star.
A weekend of garden exploration awaits in Bisbee, Sierra Vista and Hereford Sept. 7-8.
No surprise here – Tucson summers are a smidge toasty.
As Tucson boomed during the first half of the 20th century and beyond, neighborhoods sprung up in similar fashion - perfectly straight rows of homes tucked close together and adorned with grassy lawns and imported trees and posies.
They are devious hitchhikers, uninvited houseguests of the worst kind.
Turning 40 was a bit of a reality check for Valerie Greenhill.
At the foot of Sentinel Peak, visitors to Mission Garden split open a pomegranate and nibble the sweet jewels inside.
For more than 4,000 years, man has been drawn to the base of Sentinel Peak to harvest the land and to create a home. From early pit houses to Spanish settlements and modern-day luxury dwellings, what is now known as Menlo Park Neighborhood is truly Tucson's birthplace.
When Laurie Haskett decided to support local farmers last fall through a program that provides her with a weekly box of fresh produce, she had no idea that braised greens would be her new favorite vegetable.
Green hair and red eyes - they're a sure sign of summer in Tucson, when temperatures are soaring and pools are swimming in chlorine.
As Darrow Beaton was dying from lung cancer in 2008, the World War II veteran mailed his eldest daughter four bankers' boxes, each one overflowing with a lifetime of family photos.
Harrison Yocum had a passion for plants, rocks and minerals, and filled his home with his beloved collections.
Do you really need that "Star Wars" R2-D2 Talking Pizza Cutter, all the rage on the Internet? Or a machine that whips out breakfast sandwiches that look a heck of a lot like Egg McMuffins?
Editor's note: Our series explores Tucson neighborhoods' homes, vibes and people. Look for the Where We Live series monthly in the Home + Life section of the Arizona Daily Star.
Jack Klein was a beloved physician who opened South Tucson's first medical practice after moving to town in 1948. For 30 years, the civic-minded eye, ear, nose and throat doctor served the square-mile city, providing free physical and eye exams and eyeglasses to thousands of children.
In 1898, a young German immigrant made claim to a barren chunk of land known today as Jefferson Park Neighborhood. As the story goes, Anna Stattelman homesteaded on a 158-acre tract of land north of the University of Arizona. In 1899, she married Frank Lester, the superintendent of Mammoth M…
Aeron Illige, 7, and his sister, Annaka Illige, 4, are old hats when it comes to helping out in the kitchen.
Remember "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore," the Oscar-winning 1974 Martin Scorsese flick? A home that once served as a filming location for the movie will be part of the Jefferson Park Historic Neighborhood home tour next Sunday.
When Don and Robby Laidlaw moved into their home in the Sam Hughes Neighborhood 32 years ago, it was like coming home for Don. "This is where I learned to ride my bicycle," said Laidlaw, a member of the Sam Hughes Elementary School class of '47. "With all the streets lined with trees, kids w…
Everyone is Irish for a day come St. Patrick's Day.
"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." - Pablo Picasso
Life is an adventure for Joanne Good. Take a look around the home she shares with Ted Good, her husband of 62 years. Memories of the life they built together are woven into the fabric of their comfortable home.
Until 1940, African-Americans were barred from flying for the U.S. military.
Alice Riesgo Galvan sits on her front porch in Barrio El Hoyo, looking out at the home across the street where her husband was born nearly 80 years ago.
There's been little lounging for Sue Von Borstel since the Pima County employee retired a year ago.
Church bells ring gloriously as Linda Phelan putters in her garden. On clear evenings, she sits atop the roof of her home in the heart of the Blenman Elm neighborhood, gazing at the night skies.
With 2012 in the rearview mirror, it's time to ponder the possibilities for 2013.
Every Christmas when Joe Mensching was a little boy, his dad would secretly lug the model train set from the basement of the family's Chicago home to the Christmas tree upstairs.
Michael Mansour, 8, enthusiastically stuffs a heart-shaped, handcrafted fleece pillow for his grandma while brother William, 6, loads sugar cookies with frosting and sprinkles.
Sunshine - it's a Tucson trademark. While we embrace our status as one of the sunniest cities in the nation, it's important to protect the interior of our homes from too much of the good stuff.
José Franco rises in the cool dark before dawn, and heads to the bakery.
They are nomads of the Sonoran Desert, hiding out in crevices and under rocks, waiting for their next meal to scuttle by.
William and Rosalie Clapet gaze out over the glorious Santa Rita Mountains that perfectly frame two pristine church steeples in the foreground.
John Broderick loves grilling up dinner, cooking on his patio three or four nights a week.
During a family visit not so long ago, Tucson mom Tania Armstrong and her sister dreamed up a business they could launch together, creating hand-sewn, decorative pillows that could transform the look of a room.
MathAlive is designed to be fun for kids with 40 interactive exhibits on display through Sept. 9. But it's serious business for co-sponsor Raytheon, which is on a mission to boost lagging interest in math and science among kids in Tucson and the U.S.
As adoring grandparents, Pat and Ron Jones were thrilled to take care of their baby grandson while the child's parents headed off on a vacation getaway.
With 78 million pet dogs in the United States, chances are there is at least one adorable pup in your backyard right now.
Nearly 40 years ago, Ted Barthels and his wife built their dream home on 40 acres far from town, with a circular fireplace constructed from rocks they gathered from the desert and a 12-sided great room designed to look like a Navajo hogan.