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.
The cockpit is a tight fit for John Magoffin as he maneuvers his 1933 Lockheed Vega at Marana Regional Airport.
John Magoffin does a fly-by in the refurbished Vega, which seats six passengers. “Once I settled in the airplane, I didn’t worry about very much, except the job at hand,” he said.
Bartender Dave Clark puts the finishing touch — lighting a drop of lemon — into a East End Sazerac at the Cup Cafe at Hotel Congress.
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.
Bartender Bryan Eichhorst, left, pours a drink as customer Jay Wisniewski, right, makes a call from the bar at Penca, 50 W. Broadway, one of the newer restaurants downtown creating craft cocktails in Tucson, AZ. Photo taken Thursday, December 12, 2013. Photo by Ron Medvescek / Arizona Daily Star.
Teresa Dekoker and Daniel Hatfield talk over drinks at Penca. “We don’t want to be a culture of binge drinkers. We want to be cultured drinkers who go out and enjoy beverages socially,” Casino del Sol’s Aaron DeFeo says of craft-cocktail mixologists.
Two-fisted mixer: Bartender Bryan Eichhorst shakes with his left hand and stirs with his right, as he makes drinks at Penca, one of the newer restaurants downtown creating craft cocktails.
Bartender Keith Caywood makes drinks as customers mingle and socialize around the lobby bar at the Hotel Congress in downtown Tucson, AZ. Photo taken Thursday, December 12, 2013. Photo by Ron Medvescek / Arizona Daily Star.
Alisi Fulovaka, right, tends to the Almond Macaroons as Chrissy Sokol, left, helps herself to hot Egg Nogg on the 6th Night of Christmas at Loews Ventana Canyon's 12 Nights of Christmas event on Friday, December 13, 2013 in Tucson, AZ. The goose egg cookies refer to the six geese a laying fr…
Alisi Fulovaka, left, serves up Almond Macaroons in the shape of Gooses eggs to Jay and Chantel Luboff on the 6th Night of Christmas at Loews Ventana Canyon's 12 Nights of Christmas event on Friday, December 13, 2013 in Tucson, AZ. The goose egg cookies refer to the six geese a laying from t…
Isabelle Kolnacki, 11, leads a group of “Party Boys” during a piece from “Southwest Nutcracker” during Friday’s “12 Days of Christmas” event at Loews Ventana Canyon.
Hayley Mellum, 17, center, and Tori Salmon, 18, left, of the Tucson Regional Ballet danced from “A Southwest Nutcracker” Friday at Loews Ventana Canyon’s “12 Days of Christmas,” a series of consecutive nights of live music and treats. The final event is at 6:15 tonight.
Huge stage productions are a hallmark of "Hope is Born" a Broadway-style Christmas musical presented by the Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene, 500 W. Calle Concordia, in Tucson, AZ. The 60 minute show features multiple musical numbers, short skits and and an electric light parade with multip…
Cindy Lou Who, played by Jana Putnam, enjoys her lollipop as the Grinch sneaks up to snag it during one of the skits.
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.
A float makes its way around the crowd during the electric-light parade portion of “Hope is Born.”
“Hope is Born” ended with a presentation of the baby Jesus, with the scene projected on a screen.
Joeann Fossland, one of the contestants from Discover’s Facebook ugly sweater contest, in her find. She plans to wear the festive sweater on Christmas so her grandchildren will remember her.
Two of Sahuaro’s top soccer players, Jasmine Simmons, left, and Allison Raniere, scramble to the ball during a drill at Sahuaro High School. Simmons is a UA commit and Raniere has committed to ASU.
Customer Mary Ellen Palmer makes her way through the halls of a new art shop called Casa Milagro Artisans, at 6062 N. Oracle Road. Five merchants have formed a collective representing about 80 artists in one location.
The face of shopper Judy Johnson is reflected in a handcrafted mirror as she checks out the offerings at Casa Milagro Artisans, 6062 N. Oracle Road. “Casa Milagro” means “house of miracles.”
Cars from the Old Memories Car Clunb (OLD MEMORIES CAR CLUB), antique cars decorated with lights, at the Downtown Tucson Partnership's 18th Annual Downtown Parade of Lights on Saturday December 15, 2012 in Tucson, AZ. MANDATORY CREDIT: NO MAGS, NO SALES.
About 80 community groups and local businesses are set for this year’s Downtown Parade of Lights, organized by the Downtown Tucson Partnership. It steps off at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
John and Kathy Mulligan sit with their dogs Max, left, and Wiley in the Canyon del Oro Wash at Catalina State Park on May 1, 2013.
Skaters Gonna Skate brings back the fun of skating, disco ball and rollicking jams included.
Portrait of new sports reporter Jonathan Gold in Tucson, AZ. Photo taken Friday, September 27, 2013. Photo by Ron Medvescek / Arizona Daily Star.
Mug of Star reporter Daniel Gaona, Tucson, AZ. Photo by Ron Medvescek/Arizona Daily Star.
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.
Robert Ward, a volunteer field researcher representing Chicago Field Museum, displays a piece from a meteorite found in Africas as he searches the desert southwest of West Linda Vista Blvd and Hartman Road in Marana, AZ. The piece represents the type of rock they would be searching forf from…
Robert Ward, a volunteer field researcher representing Chicago Field Museum, searches the desert southwest of West Linda Vista Blvd and Hartman Road in Marana, AZ. for pieces from what is believed to be a meteorite that landed in northwest Tucson on Tuesday evening December 10. The pieces ma…
Robert Ward, a volunteer field researcher representing Chicago Field Museum, uses his cell phone to study a map with Doppler radar tracking of what is believed to be a meteorite that landed in northwest Tucson on Tuesday evening December 10. The pieces may be no larger than about 50 grams sa…
Robert Ward, a field researcher for the Chicago Field Museum, looks at Doppler weather radar images from NASA on his cell phone near the intersection of West Linda Vista Boulevard and North Linda Vista Place. The images are a graphic representation of areas where meteorites have fallen to th…
Lin Leclair chats with a four-year-old foster child during dinner at their home in Tucson, AZ. Lin and Dan Leclair have fostered more than 40 children since 2005. Photo taken Wednesday, November 20, 2013.
A mix of children play in the living room at the home of Lin and Dan Leclair. The Leclairs have fostered more than 40 children since 2005. Photo taken Wednesday, November 20, 2013.
Dan Leclair shares a hug with a 4-year-old foster child at his Tucson home. He and his wife, Lin, have fostered more than 40 children since 2005. Fewer families like them are willing to take in Arizona kids who need homes.
Patrick Holt adopted daughter Mimi, 7, and son, Auggie, 3, through foster care. Having kids is “the best part” of life, he says.
Mayela de la Torre teaches parenting classes at Casa de los Ninos, 1101 N 4th Ave., in Tucson, AZ. The flower drawings were done by class participantsin pairs. Each person then critiqued the other negatively then positively then discussed their feelings about those judgements.
Mayela de la Torre teaches parenting classes at Casa de los Ninos, 1101 N 4th Ave., in Tucson, AZ. Photo taken Wednesday, November 6, 2013.
Past students, from left, Omani Patchell, Abi Shuff and friend Ivie Gago were among the attendees.
Linda Alley-Sarnack enjoys ribbon wands and a ring made by the school parents’ craft circle.
Nayla Venzin, 8, left, and Ayden Sorenson work in the “Elves Workshop” making leather craft items.
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…
Waldorf School Farm and Craft FairPima County Public library’s Seed Library hosted a booth where kids could make Seed Calaveras of their own design using local wildflower seeds at the annual River Bend Farm and Craft Fair fundraiser for Tucson Waldorf School, 3605 East River Road in Tucson, …
Scrooge (Sean MacArthur) reacts to a ghosts including his dead partner Jacob Marley (Nancy LaViola), left, during of "A Christmas Carol" at The Great American Playhouse, 13005 N. Oracle Road in Tucson, AZ. Photo taken Friday, December 6, 2013.
April Lisette readies herself backstage. She plays varied roles in the production.
Mr. Fezziwig (James Gooden), left, and Mrs. Fezziwig (April Lisette), center, dance and sing during a holiday party in “A Christmas Carol” at The Great American Playhouse.
The Ghost of Christmas Past (Jacinda Rose Swinehart) delivers Scrooge (Sean MacArthur) to his life as a young businessman in a scene from “A Christmas Carol.”
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.