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.
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.
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…
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.
A big 65-percent-scale Fokker DR1 tri-plane closes in on The Beast, a one-quarter-scale aerobatic plane, during touch-and-go landings by model planes at the Tucson International Modelplex Park Association’s 2nd Annual Giant Scale Fly-In at Tucson International Modelplex Park in Marana.
Tucson Audubon Harvest FestivalVolunteers were on hand to sort mesquite pods for milling during Tucson Audubon’s Harvest Festival and Mesquite Milling event at Tucson Audubon’s Mason Center.
Kitt Peak, about 55 miles southwest of Tucson, is home to 22 optical telescopes and two radio telescopes. Its continued health as an observing site is threatened by federal budget cuts.
Although he’s surrounded by toys, 16-month-old Isaac Young is most attracted to the toy in the hands of his sister, Ava, at the Target store on East Grant Road. They are being pushed through the store on their toy-hunting expedition by their mom, Trina Lakin.
German Ruiz and his son, German, 9, examine some of their paint options for the Día de Los Muertos Sugar Skull Craft event hosted by Flowing Wells Branch Library, 1730 W. Wetmore Road. The staff prepared about 50 skulls made with a mixture of granulated sugar, meringue powder and water and …
Lucy Zuechler, right, with the Rusyny Dancers, keeps pace at the International Festival at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, 5910 E. Fifth St. Last weekend’s event included foods and sweets from around the Middle East and Eastern Europe, and there also was an Arabian bazaar.
From left, cousins Hannah, 6, and Tori DeBake, 3, check out the ceremonial pipe band during the grand opening parade at the Celtic Festival and Scottish Highland Games.
A crash investigator — one of many at the scene — checks one of the heavily damaged cars caught in the pileup on Interstate 10 near Picacho Peak. As many as seven tractor-trailers also were involved in the chain-reaction crash at midday.
Mule Deer by Kioko Mwitiki, a sculpture made of reclaimed metal, is part of the permanent collection of art at Tohono Chul Park. The park is a collecting museum, with more than 350 artworks and artifacts in its permanent collection indoors and throughout the gardens.
William Mize and grandson John Mize paint a pumpkin carved by John during a charity event at Foothills Mall. Nearly 20 carvers from the Southwest Woodcarvers Association worked over two days to carve and paint pumpkins, which were raffled off on Saturday. All proceeds were donated to Square…
Venessa Cruz plays with other kindergartners at Holladay Magnet Elementary School, 1110 E. 33rd St. The school is the first to be selected for extra attention by volunteers and school administrators in Tucson Unified School District’s new Adopt-A-School program.
Singer Denise McCreary and guitarist Joe Scibilia let it rip on Sunday, performing with The Coolers during the Southern Arizona Blues Festival at the Rillito Park Racetrack, 4502 N. First Ave.
Bill Harmon, general manager at BrushFire BBQ Co., tops his smoked brisket chili with a bit of cheese. The Arizona Daily Star’s Sportsmen’s Fund sponsors the chili event.
Fun Chili Cook-OffMike Audelo checks out one of the tequila brands available at the Fun Chili Cook-Off at Jonathan’s Cork, 6320 E. Tanque Verde Road. Local restaurants donated their best chili for the public to sample and judge at Saturday’s event.
Ice cream man Yasar Kurt, from Turkey, demonstrates the art of serving Turkish ice cream during Tucson Meet Yourself at El Presidio Park. The thick ice cream is traditionally scooped and served with a long-handled dipper that Kurt uses to trick and tease, spinning and pulling away from the …
Herbert Residential offers modern studio and one-bedroom apartments downtown. The complex includes an exercise room.
Every October, Post Farms in Marana transforms into a fall-themed wonderland. Corn mazes sprout. Mountains of hay bales climb toward the sky. Pigs race. Catapults hurl pumpkins and trains whistle.
Crawling out, under smoke, of a 36-foot trailer designed to look like a home is an exercise that the Northwest Fire District uses to demonstrate proper escape techniques and fire safety. The exercise, part of the Mini Muster Games at Richardson Elementary School, is based on real firefighte…
Meredith and Justin Parker survey auction items during the Celebrate Children 2013 wine tasting and silent auction fundraiser at St. Philip’s Plaza, 4280 N. Campbell Ave. The benefit was last Friday,
Marana High School’s Tiger Marching Band performs at the Canyon del Oro Marching Band Spectacular. Saturday’s performance was the first of several band camps over the next two months in preparation for the State Band Camp competition in November.
Members of the Rio Rico High School color guard show their synchronized movements on the field.
Debbie Swanson and Aurora Hankes, 2, plant broccoli starts in Swanson’s 3-by-20-foot garden at L&K Gin Family Garden, 1401 N. Riverview Blvd.
Lauren Evans, behind left, toughs it out with Anita “Sarge” Kellman during a Beat Cancer workout before the grand opening of the new resource center at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 E. River Road
Tohono O’odham basket maker Fred Cruz explains to a customer the prayer stick he made for her during the American Indian Arts Show at the National Parks Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive.
Guests at the Boot Camp’s grand opening at Brandi Fenton park got together for a celebratory meal, too.
Chef Issa Moussa, with some of his creations, says he’s long been fascinated with food color, texture and taste — something he’s conveyed to generations of young chefs.
Tzippora Chorney, 18 months old, struggles with a bowling ball during Toddler Bowling at Golden Pin Lanes, 1010 W. Miracle Mile. The carpet-bowling program is every Thursday, 9 to 11 a.m., and comes with shared breakfast for moms and children.
Ross Shanken, Austin Weiss and Thomas Maguire, left to right, University of Arizona graduates and founders of Park Genius, stand behind meters that use their mobile app system. The three-month pilot program to test the app with coin-operated meters began last month.
Kendal Plank, left, examines candles made by Brianna Henderson, right, at the First Friday Artisans Market in the Marana Marketplace, 3682 W. Orange Grove Road. This past Friday’s art show featured some 30 artists showing jewelry, painting, woodworking, glass and beadwork, photography and o…
Mauro Muñoz, owner of Cowboys Western Wear on South Sixth Avenue, shows boots to Jesus Barnett and his family. Barnett eventually chose features from two pairs, and Muñoz will combine them into a custom pair.
Deana Boudrieau comforts Betty during a grooming session at Hoofprints of the Heart equine rescue group in Marana. Betty was found abandoned in the desert and is being nursed back to health.
The 100-year-old West University home of Michael McGrath and Eileen Romer has been remodeled three times, adding space and modern conveniences without sacrificing historical qualities.
Queen butterflies gather on flowers in the new 1,500-square-foot butterfly garden at Loews Ventana Canyon. The 1,500-square-foot exhibit has been certified as a national butterfly garden by the National Butterfly Association.
Let’s say you wanted peaches. Then the Dunaetz family’s stand was the place to go. Neil Dunaetz, right, and his father, Leo, behind him, were selling peaches and other produce at the Oro Valley Farmer’s Market this past Saturday. The Dunaetzes have 11 varieties of peaches this year and expe…
Sierra McLean, 14, displays a sheet of stamps designed by her and printed by the Postal History Foundation for its Tucson birthday bash. She won the grand prize for her design paying tribute to Tucson’s 238th birthday.