Felicia Padilla, with the Mt. Graham Safe House, checks out the 2014 Prius her nonprofit received from Tucson’s Precision Toyota after an online vote. Gas prices have limited the group’s ability to transport clients.
Mary Ball shops for food at the new Walmart Superstore. The store, on the far southeast side, is convenient for Ball, who lives in Corona de Tucson.
Bill Bownas, a volunteer with the Old Pueblo Trolley bus division, helps with the continuing work on a 1928 Twin Coach bus that used to run from Bisbee to its Warren suburb.
Students in a performance dance class at Sunnyside High School watch as a dancer from the International Folk Dance Ensemble of Brigham Young University performs a routine for them during a workshop at the south-side school. The troupe members were traveling through Arizona giving dance perfo…
Billy Jim Pierce, right, watches as Bill Palmer plays a guitar solo during a Hummin’ and Strummin’ gathering in Picture Rocks. The open jam sessions are held on Thursdays.
Dayle Ann Cook, director of the Tucson Barbershop eXperience, jokes around with chorus members as they warm up.
Jacque Brackeen, left, manager of Stella Java, talks with Jocelyn and Sean Hunter inside the Mercado San Agustin, which has a mix of retail and restaurants that ring a spacious courtyard.
At left, Julie Strom, an educator with Pima County Natural Resources, shows the inside of a pomegranate to Ezra Green, 3, far left and Anderson Christian, 3, during the Nuts about Nature Preschool hour at Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Regional Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Strom explained some …
Arizona forward Brandon Ashley, going for a rebound in the second half of Monday’s 77-44 win over NAU, and the Wildcats will try to maintain their defensive intensity when they begin Pac-12 play Jan. 2 at home against Washington State.
“The name of the game in solar is control. You keep what’s going on on the inside inside,” says John Wesley Miller, showing his Vision House.
John Wesley Miller’s “Vision House” features a 520-gallon rainwater storage tank.
Chef Glen Coffman, in full production mode, works on his latest batch of cookies. For the holidays, he bakes many dozens of cookies, which he gives to friends and relatives.
The vegetation is glowing this time of year at Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte. Visitors take in one of the lighted displays, left. They were at Holiday Nights this past weekend, an event featuring decorative lighting, music, food, shopping and demonstrations such as glass-blowing.…
Patterns in Monadenium ritchiei, a cactus-like succulent from east Africa, can be modeled using mathematics.
Kelzi Bartholomae, chef/owner of Mother Hubbard’s Cafe who learned traditional Mexican dishes from her grandmother, demonstrates the proper way to slice onions, tomatoes and garlic.
Faeza Hililian, left, and Priscilla Mendenhall prepare appetizers for a YMCA event. “Really, Dishes & Stories is my dream to create a women-led and -run business that will make enough money to pay a good salary,” says Mendenhall.
Food for Ascension Cafe chef and manager Rani Olson, right, preps a dish as line cook Jaclyn Bonzagni watches. The restaurant features local produce in season, and is meat and dairy-free.
Chad Collins, a coach from the Arizona on the Rocks climbing gym in Scottsdale, talks to three of his students during a youth bouldering competition at the BLOC climbing and fitness center on Saturday at 8975 E. Tanque Verde Road. Most of the young people were competing in hopes of moving o…
Studio Manhattan canvas bag with leather ($130) is one of the finds at Inner Tie, nestled in an unconventional downtown spot.
Linda Robles takes a photo of her uncle’s name, Sgt. Joe R. Ybarra, which is engraved on the World War II Memorial in Armory Park. Alex Bravo, Ybarra’s brother-in-law, is at right, and Lupita Castillo, Ybarra’s sister, is in the pink sweater. Castillo says her brother fought with the Army in…
John Sanders, of Grace Temple Baptist Church, lays down the foundation for a vegetable garden at the Tucson Urban League located at 2305 South Park Avenue in Tucson, Arizona. Volunteers from Tucson Electric Power and the Community Action Team (CAT) worked together to complete projects at the…
A skeleton on bike made of wood from the state of Puebla in Mexico is $50 at Picánte Designs. The skeleton and the basket of bread — presumably “Pan Muerto,” which is made for the holiday — are common symbols of Diá de los Muertos.
Immigration reform activists blocked deportation buses this morning at the federal courthouse in downtown Tucson.
Mark Knaeble takes his 2011 Chevy Camaro to high speed on the Inde Motorsports Ranch track near Willcox. Members can drive year-round, from sunrise to sunset. “This is Disneyland for guys who love cars,” said Knaeble, a retired engineer.
Melanie Sutton, a senior manager in marketing for La Encantada and a creative director for Tucson Fashion Week, keeps her basic, day-to-day wear simple — a white Brooks Brothers dress shirt with slacks, a skirt or jeans — and adds accent pieces that have panache but don’t go out of style.
Sutton and her husband wear his and her Chanel J-12 sports watches given to them by relatives shortly after they married 12 years ago.
Tiny gymnast Eve Rosin, 7, talks with Olympic gold medalist Kerri Strug at Old Pueblo Gymnastics Academy on the east side. As part of National Gymnastics Day, the gym held a fundraiser Saturday for GaitWay, a nonprofit for kids and adults with motor disabilities. Strug, a Tucson native, hel…
Esterella Baca, 5, center, laughs with her fellow kindergarteners as they listen to a Picture Rocks firefighter talk while he has his breathing mask on during a demonstration at Desert Winds Elementary School located at 12675 West Rudasill Road in Tucson, Arizona. Billie Moon of the Picture …
Stacie Gonda will lead a workshop on how to get the most out of coupons during Do It Yourself Day at the Pima County Public Library downtown on Sept. 28.
Chasity Kaufman, left; her mother, Susan French; and Joanne Crisantes are the three amigas behind the Three Amigas label. They recently opened a midtown storefront, sellling their own products along with many locally made goodies.
Natalee Almand, left, and Samantha Walsh, both 7, watch the talent show during St. Rita in the Desert’s 16th Annual Festival in Vail. They were at the festival Saturday. Proceeds from the event were for the church’s St. Vincent de Paul chapter. The festival included food, crafts fair, stage…
Lee and Joe Fogg peruse the peppers during Saturday’s Bear Canyon Open Air Market, which has reopened after a summer hiatus. The market is on the northwest corner of East Tanque Verde Road and East Catalina Highway, and is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays until Memorial Day.
Monica Koski, center, takes a sample of herbed butter brought by Christina O’Connell, an entomology consultant who led a discussion about planning and planting herb and vegetable gardens. The program was last Friday.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, right, talks with Daniel Schulter, principal of Dodge Traditional Magnet Middle School, in a sixth-grade math class the pair visited Wednesday during Duncan’s back-to-school bus tour of the Southwest.
Xquisite aka Francisco Clarkson performs during the 22nd Annual St. Kateri Tekakwitha Indian Festival at El Senor de Los Milagros Church located at 3410 South 16th Avenue in Tucson, Arizona. The festival continues today from noon till 9:00p.m. The alcohol free event offers live music, games …
“We are active, but dang we have a lot of fun,” says Mark Homan of the neighborhood. He and his wife, Barbara, have lived in their home, which was built in 1926, for 35 years.
A Little Free Library box is located in Field Davis Park, which was built by neighbors.
Pat Eggleston checks the trees and shrubbery in and around Honey Bee Canyon Park in Oro Valley looking for birds as part of a recent guided bird-watching outing. The Pima County Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation sponsored last Friday’s walk, guided by a wildlife-viewing …
Airmen 1st Class Tyler Angelo, left, Garron Reeves and Michael Kristopik receive the congratulations of their fellow servicemen after receiving their Purple Hearts.They were wounded when their Afghanistan air base was rocketed last October.
BB, left, and Pat Haywood enjoy their lunch at Pub 1922 Vintage Flavor Co. Ray Flores, owner of Pub 1922, closed down El Charro Mexican restaurant in Sahuarita and reopened as an Americana comfort-food restaurant.
Altha Jensen says she has no regrets in opening her apparel store, AK Jensen, at St. Philip's Plaza.
Ivette Hernandez bids daughter Camila, 5, goodbye at Manzo Elementary School. Hernandez tried to get Camila into preschools that serve low-income families but was denied time after time for various reasons. They ended up participating in HIPPY, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Young…
Santino Radler, 2, works on putting on his shoe at Outer Limits School on East Fort Lowell Road. Outer Limits is one of 183 licensed centers, certified homes and school-based preschools participating in Quality First in Pima County. That program provides coaching, program assessment and reso…
Mary Ann Hartmann wakes up granddaughter, Adonia, 3, to get her ready for child care. Hartmann got on the state waiting list last year and has renewed her application once, but so far nothing is happening. "It's disheartening," says Hartmann, 56 whose annual take-home pay is about $12,000.
Ethan Pogue, 3, gets a helping hand from his mother as he walks on a balance beam at Trinity Gymnastics and Dance at 2950 W. Ina Road. On Fridays, parents can bring their children in for open-gym time. Trinity is a Christian-based business, which offers dance and gymnastic classes in a nonco…
Barney Rael, who collects micro cars from the 1950s, '60s and '70s, adjusts the side mirror before taking his 1957 BMW Isetta 300 for spin as his son, Donald, 20, watches. Barney Rael says he started his hobby in 1985.
Tohono O'odham elders and volunteers set out plans for Mission Garden, a re-creation of the Spanish Colonial walled garden that was part of Tucson's historic Mission San Agustín.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has named the Mountain View Colored Officers' Club as one of 11 of America's most endangered historic places. The building is located in Fort Huachuca, Sierra Vista. Photo was taken in 1942. Photo courtesy of Fort Huachuca archives.