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.
David Mendoza, left, as a cricket and “rabbit” Layanna Toro act out a story about a band made up of animals. Stories are told in the winter months, and usually consist of tales passed down by elders in the oral tradition.
The valley lies below the house, which was built in the 1970s and was doubled in size in 2000. It’s sited at an elevation of 3,550 feet — about 1,000 feet above the desert floor.
Plumbers Ryan Holifield, left and Carlos Benitez of Code Blue Plumbing replace a cleanout cap in the water lines at Poppy Kitchen, which will open next month at the Westin La Paloma Resort in the Catalina Foothills.
Walter Holloway, 17, holds a sign for unity on the UA Mall before a march to commemorate Martin Luther King Day in Tucson. After the three-mile walk to Reid Park Monday, the MLK celebration continued at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center.
Cherie Elksong of Elksong Jewelry, who makes eclectic artisan ornament jewelry, polishes one of her works at the La Paloma Winter Indoor Arts Festival. The gathering, sponsored by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance, was last weekend at Westin La Paloma Resort, 3800 E. Sunrise Drive.
Ira Wiesenfeld prefers a chaotic shop environment: “It gives me ideas,” he says. Blacksmithing “is what gets me out of bed in the morning,” says the retired veterinarian.
Metal sculptor Ira Wiesenfeld runs a grinder on a steel gear that will serve as the bottom of a display table. Work like this “sets your imagination in motion,” he says.
Carol Osgood and husband Steve Apfelbaum are in motion at a Kactus Kickers dance gathering. The Western dance was in the Sun City Oro Valley Auditorium, 1495 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd. The two are from Colorado and live in SaddleBrooke half the year.
Student Julio Moreno gets a hand from teacher’s assistant Lupita Pedroza in the new “spa” for Flowing Wells High School special-needs students. The remodeled and expanded bathroom and lounge facility is for the use of the students in the life-skills program. The remodeling was partially done…
Children dig through Legos looking for parts for a Starfighter and supporting structures during Science Saturday’s “Star Wars” event at the Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library in Marana. Kids and their parents got a chance to design and build a CD hovercraft or Death Star and engineer a Starfigh…
Children negotiate a path through rocky terrain during Wilderness Exploration Day Camp in Saguaro National Park at the Tucson Mountain District (west) Environmental Education Center on North Kinney Road. The three-day camp over the holidays was for youngsters 10 to 14, ending with a night hi…
Diners Dennis Froehlich, left, and Neil Webster enjoy sandwiches beneath artwork of a blazing inferno during lunch hour at Firehouse Subs, 3844 W. River Road.
Andrew Mike of the 2013 Sabino High School football team on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 in Tucson, AZ. Photo by Ron Medvescek / Arizona Daily Star. MANDATORY CREDIT: NO MAGS, NO SALES.
John Magoffin acknowledges those waiting for him after his successful flight of the rebuilt 1933 Lockheed Vega. On Tuesday, he took the plane — a collector’s item —for a flight in the morning and afternoon, reporting that both outings were flawless.
Bartender Dave Clark prepares a drink from the Nuevo Classic cocktail menu at the Cup Cafe at Hotel Congress. Clark and a contingent of Tucson mixologists are making drinks in innovative ways using fresh, homemade ingredients and high-end, sometimes hard-to-find spirits.
This past Saturday, Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene, 500 W. Calle Concordia, staged a Broadway-style Christmas show called “Hope is Born,” featuring a number of skits with singing and dancing. One skit was “Christmas at the USO,” above.
Robert Ward, a volunteer field researcher representing the Chicago Field Museum, searches the desert near West Linda Vista Boulevard and Hartman Road in Marana for meteorites that landed in northwest Tucson on Tuesday evening.
The Way Out West band belts out a tune at the annual River Bend Farm and Craft Fair fundraiser for the Tucson Waldorf School, 3605 E. River Road. Luca Madrigal, 2, got a stage-side seat for Saturday’s performance. The overall fair featured handcrafted items, entertainment, local vendors, foo…
Actors Brian Paradis, front, and Jesse Boone prepare for their roles in “A Christmas Carol,” which is currently on stage at The Great American Playhouse, 13005 N. Oracle Road.
Volunteer Susan Smith works with some of the youngest kids in CPS custody — babies at Casa de los Niños. From July through September, 109 children under age 5 entered CPS custody, nearly twice the average in 2006.
Jordyn Coty and Jose Madrigal prepare clothing from the Robert Graham collection to be featured in Saturday’s trunk show at Loop Jean Co. Ten percent of the proceeds from Robert Graham purchases will go to Angel Charity for Children.
Landmark Chicago Music Store, 130 E. Congress St., won an award last year for best holiday window decorations.
City sidewalks, busy sidewalks — Downtown’s ForsShop, a home store, is dressed in holiday style.
The Perfect Pantry is not only packed with gizmos and gadgets for the kitchen, cooking and dining room, it hasholiday ornaments — like the jolly ol’ elf — and baubles. There are cards, accessories and some toys, too.
Kenneth Quanimptewa (QUANIMPTEWA) paints a Comanche Kachina dancer he carved from the root of a cottonwood tree at the Native American Indian Heritage Month Social Indian Craft Market at Sheraton Hotel Courtyard, 5151 E. Grant Rd in Tucson, AZ. He is a Hopi from Hotevilla, north of Flagstaff…
The face of José Antonio Elena Rodríguez, who was killed by a Border Patrol agent in Nogales, Sonora, is featured in one of two murals that have quietly appeared on an abandoned west side building on the NE corner of North Melwood Ave. and West Congress St. on Friday, July 12, 2013 in Tucson…
The Oro Valley Farmers Market is a regular feature at the Steam Pump Ranch, 10901 N. Oracle Road.
Jeff Moore, owner of Arid Adaptations Nursery, shows Barbara Frostman, left, a rainbow cactus at the nursery’s booth at Thursday’s Dove Mountain Farmers Market in The Highlands at Dove Mountain in Marana. A recent transplant from Colorado, Frostman likes the cactus because the tiny needles o…
Teens screened “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” the second in the trilogy based on Suzanne Collins’ series of novels, during a movie release party Saturday at the Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library in Marana. The series is set in the post-apocalyptic nation of Panem in North America.
Dan Arnold cradles one of the rabbits on his farm at 13300 N. Postvale Road in Marana. The rabbit is a pet named Georgia. “If it’s got a name, it’s not getting eaten,” Arnold says. Arnold is starting up the seven-day-a-week Marana Farmers Co-op.
A meal with a view: Thick desert vegetation shows through the walls of windows at Saguaro Corners Ice House. Be on the lookout for entertaining javelina high jinks, too.