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Lovin Life in Tucson

Let’s Rock!: Gem shows attract vendors from around the world

By Laura Latzko Tucson has become a hub for rare and collectible gems, minerals, fossils and handmade jewelry, thanks to annual gem, mineral, fossil, gem...

News Briefs

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Romero says Tucson will stay the course Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order banning cities from instituting COVID-19 vaccine mandates on December...

Calendar of Events

SATURDAY, JANUARY 1 Happy New Year! SUNDAY, JANUARY 2 Jazz Matinee: Paul-Eirik Mehus, 3 to 5 p.m., The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt Street, Suite A, Phoenix, $22-$30,...

What’s Cooking?: Veggie Rainbow Round

By Jan D’atri You’ve heard it your entire life from Mom, Dad, Grandma and Grandpa: “Eat your vegetables.” But Grandma didn’t have the advantage of instant...

Leibo At Large Worst state?: Hardly, when you look at the facts

By David Leibowitz You live in Arizona for a few decades, you get used to our state’s inferiority complex: Reporters and residents here love to...

Sowing the Seeds of Connection: Relationships grow at SaddleBrooke Ranch’s new community garden

By Jordan Houston Residents at SaddleBrooke Ranch are embracing their green thumbs while planting the seeds for stronger connections through a community garden. The 55-and-above resort-style...

‘Love Affair’ with the Desert: Diana Madaras shows the colorful side of Tucson

By Laura Latzko Tucson gallery owner and painter Diana Madaras has had a 45-year love affair with the city’s landscape and wildlife. Each fall, she takes...

Supporting the Animals: Reid Park Zoo hosts its ZOOcson gala

By Laura Latzko For the Reid Park Zoo to cover operational costs, provide educational programming, offer new enrichment activities for animals and take part in...

Gallery of Gourmet: Reinvented bodega fulfills even the most esoteric tastes

By Valerie Vinyard Gallery of Food is a cornucopia of about 700 food, beverage and personal care products in a relatively small space. There are...

Steep Demand: Independent teahouses provide a welcome oasis

By Valerie Vinyard Enough with coffeehouses. It’s time for teahouses to have a moment. During the past year, Tucson has experienced a brewed awakening in tea....