The Sun Link is Up & Running!

The Sun Link is Up & Running!

This weekend Rob & I took a ride on the new Tucson Sunlink Streetcar which runs from the Mercado area to the University of Arizona. It has been in the works since it was approved by Pima County in 2006. The Sun Link streetcars, manufactured by Oregon Iron Works/United Streetcar, are among the first batch […]

Read More
El Tour De Tucson: A Tucson Tradition Since 1983

El Tour De Tucson: A Tucson Tradition Since 1983

With its abundant sunshine and miles of biking trails, Tucson is a natural choice for people who love to race and ride their bicycles. If you’re a cyclist, you probably already know about El Tour De Tucson, an annual cycling event that attracts novice, advanced, and professional riders alike. Even if you haven’t pulled the […]

Read More
Mary Ann Cleveland Way

Mary Ann Cleveland Way

Ever wonder why the road joining Houghton and Colossal Cave has such a long name? That road exists thanks to the efforts of a woman who still lives in nearby Rita Ranch. For over 3 years she campaigned and met with Tucson officials to gain permission to join these two roads. Prior to 2005, the […]

Read More
Reasons to Consider Relocating to Vail, Arizona

Reasons to Consider Relocating to Vail, Arizona

If you are considering moving, whether it’s across the country or from a different part of Arizona, there are many reasons to add Vail, Arizona to your search. If you’re in search of a place with fantastic weather, excellent schools, and a variety of cultural and entertainment options, start looking at real estate in the […]

Read More
Tucson Economic Forecast

Tucson Economic Forecast

I was fortunate last week to attend a seminar, “Economic Outlook 2015 – 2016” sponsored by our own prestigious Eller College of the University of Arizona.  Over 500 Tucson Business, Government & Education Leaders attended the event, which was held at the Westin La Paloma. The first speaker was Anthony Chan, Chief Economist for Chase […]

Read More
Oasis Sanctuary – A Great Southern Arizona Day Trip!

Oasis Sanctuary – A Great Southern Arizona Day Trip!

Catherine & I and an animal-loving client toured the incredible Oasis (Bird) Sanctuary on Sunday (http://the-oasis.org/).  They care for over 700 Parrots on their 71 acres! Located in Cascabel, about 26 miles North of Benson, our tour guide was Janet Trumble, Executive Director of Operations. We started in the Female Cockatoo cage and were instantly […]

Read More
Esmond Station Regional Park

Esmond Station Regional Park

I attended an open house in late May whose purpose was to unveil the proposed Master Plan for the Esmond Station Regional Park which will be located near the intersection of Houghton Road and Mary Ann Cleveland Way, adjacent to Empire High School. This 274 acre park site will be constructed near the original Esmond […]

Read More
Urgent! Parrots Need Help!

Urgent! Parrots Need Help!

About a month ago Catherine posted a Blog titled, “Oasis Sanctuary: A Great Southern AZ Day Trip”. It has been our most popular Blog ever, but Oasis now needs help! The Oasis Sanctuary is a non-profit charitable organization that provides for Parrots that have lost their homes. Many of the Parrots were family pets but […]

Read More
How to Remove a Gila Monster

How to Remove a Gila Monster

The other night, Rob went into our garage on an errand and was greeted by a psychedelic pink and black 18” Gila Monster. Aware they are venomous and can deliver a painful bite, he decided to crack the garage door and allow him to leave. Next morning we looked under shelves and cars and decided […]

Read More
Catherine’s Prairie Dog Re-Location Program

Catherine’s Prairie Dog Re-Location Program

One of the benefits of living in Tucson is our abundance and variety of wildlife. While most of these creatures are merely passing through, a few may decide to take up residence on your property. One of the cutest and most destructive is the black-tailed prairie dog. You can tell they are prairie dogs by their […]

Read More
Academy Village Update

Academy Village Update

Over 55, but not over the hill?  With its continued education lectures, varied activities and resort-style setting, this Tucson active adult community could be well worth considering. Nestled in the gorgeous Rincon Mountains, these upscale Southwest homes are easy to maintain and most are within walking distance of the Community Center. Founded by Henry Koffler, […]

Read More
Gyms & Exercise Facilities Near Vail, Arizona

Gyms & Exercise Facilities Near Vail, Arizona

When temperatures skyrocket, many seeking exercise move indoors. Vail offers some options to suit every fitness buff’s needs and level. Here are some to consider: SNAP Fitness: 7545 S. Houghton Rd, Ste. #3 Tucson, AZ 85747 520-572-8788 http://www.snapfitness.com/gyms/tucson-az-85747/324 This is a 24hr. gym which is great if you work odd hours or can’t go on […]

Read More
What to See and Do In Vail, Arizona

What to See and Do In Vail, Arizona

Originally established as a station and water stop on the Southern Pacific Railroad, Vail, AZ, now encompasses just over 18 square miles. Located in Pima County just to the southeast of Tucson, Vail offers a variety of popular attractions that highlight the beauty and diversity of the Sonoran Desert. If you are looking for a […]

Read More
New Vail, Arizona School District Community Planned

New Vail, Arizona School District Community Planned

Sunbelt Holdings of Scottsdale recently announced the purchase of a 540 acre parcel of land in Southeast Tucson. Sunbelt plans to develop the site to build approximately 2,500 new homes, which will be their first Tucson area project. The project will be a Master-Planned Community, with multiple homebuilders constructing both Single Family and Townhomes. The […]

Read More
American Legion Post 109

American Legion Post 109

To celebrate the 4th of July, our local American Legion Post 109 hosted a delicious holiday cookout which included hamburgers, hot dogs, roasted corn, chips and desserts. A band performed and water slides provided entertainment for the kids. Although not Veterans ourselves, Rob & I both have parents who served in the military, so could […]

Read More
Property Taxes Going Up For Pima County Homeowners

Property Taxes Going Up For Pima County Homeowners

Late Wednesday the Pima County Board of Supervisors adopted a new budget for 2015 which will result in a tax increase for Pima County homeowners. The vote was 3 to 2, with District 4 Supervisor Ray Carroll & District 1 Supervisor Ally Miller providing the No votes. According to Chuck Huckleberry, Pima County Administrator, the […]

Read More
Page 3 of 3123