Ask the Expert: Five myths about the flu

By Tucson Medical Center We’ve all been fooled by flu myths.  But not anymore.  Here are five common myths you might hear about the flu and why they’re not true.  Myth 1: You can get the flu by going out in the cold without a jacket Although flu season coincides with fall and winter, the […]

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A Winter Visitor: Author Alyssa Hall to publish 4th novel

By Katya Mendoza As a winter visitor from Langley, British Columbia, Alyssa Hall was inspired by the five mountain ranges surrounding Tucson to start writing during the pandemic.  In spring, she’ll release her fourth novel in two and a half years, “Hero of Blackpool.”   “I can’t see how anyone couldn’t just come and exhale […]

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Through the Years Weaving: Peek into the past with fiber art guild

By Karen Schaffner This year, the Tucson Handweavers & Spinners Guild achieved something remarkable: a half-century of creating fiber art together. The guild is celebrating its 50-year anniversary. To honor the milestone, the guild is hosting “Celebrating Five Decades of Fiber Arts and Friendship,” a show featuring works made by guild members through the ages. […]

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Rite of Passaggio: Primo’s replacement serves tasty Italian dishes

By Valerie Vinyard Passaggio has some pretty big shoes to fill. The new flagship restaurant of JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort and Spa replaced the award-winning Primo in early October.   Primo, which opened in 2005, was a concept by executive chef Melissa Kelly, a two-time James Beard award winner.   David Fransua, executive […]

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Still Beating: Heartbeat pumps up the expo crowd

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Heartbeat was one of Southern Arizona’s most popular rock/oldies bands from 2008 to 2018, performing Top 40 hits from the 1950s to 1990s.  After disbanding in 2018, the act is beating again and playing throughout the day at the Lovin’ Life After 50 Expo in Tucson.  Since reforming, Heartbeat has played to […]

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They’re Back!: Lovin’ Life Expos offer a wealth of info

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski The Lovin’ Life After 50 Expo is returning to the Double Tree Resort Reid Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 11, with exhibitors ready to talk about tour and travel, retirement living, health care, financial matters, leisure and more.  The Tucson event is part of Lovin’ Life After 50’s […]

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‘Happy Chaos’: Senior Olympics return this January

By Karen Schaffner January brings the annual resolution of getting fit, eating better and losing weight.  Participating in the Tucson Parks and Recreation Department’s Senior Olympic Festival is a way to start. From Saturday, January 7, to Saturday, January 28, 700 athletes of all abilities ages 50 and older will compete in more than 29 […]

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Tucson January Calendar

SUNDAY, JANUARY 1 UA Osher Life Long Institute, various dates, times, places and prices, limited scholarships available, find class catalogue and register here: olli.arizona.edu/page/olli-ua-class-catalogs.  MONDAY, JANUARY 2 Tucson Holiday Ice Rink Final Day, various hours, 260 S. Church Avenue, $8, ticketmaster.com, in front of the convention center, skate rental available. TUESDAY, JANUARY 3 Broadway in […]

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Leibo At Large: Arizona knew Lake’s BS when they heard it

By David Leibowitz You work close up to elections for 30 years, you have the chance to learn some things about candidates and campaigns. The most important one is this: Many people vote with their gut, not their head.  In the end, that’s what did in one of the most arrogant candidates ever to grace […]

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Ring in the New Year: Celebrate around Tucson this December 31

By Laura Latzko New Year’s Eve and Day can be a time of celebration, reflection and resolutions. These events in and around Tucson were designed to bring merriment, laughter, music, exercise and joy.  Consider one of these events to ring in the New Year.  Rick Braun’s New Year’s Eve Each year, jazz trumpeter Rick Braun […]

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