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This is Motherhood

by Kimberly Crossland, KimberlyCrossland.com It seems like yesterday I was indulging in a pregnancy craving (strawberries, please) and ticking off the days until my due date. But as I write this, our son is 3 weeks old. The birth is a memory...

County Priorities are Full of Hot Air

  by Marla Closen If you had to pick, would you choose to have a Deputy Sheriff show up to assist you in your hour of need or choose to have the opportunity to pay $75,000 for a space balloon ride to the outer atmosphere….complete with...

A Penumbral Eclipse of the Moon

by David Levy   I have now seen 83 eclipses during my life, ranging from total eclipses of the Sun (I’ve seen 11 of those) to, at the other extreme, penumbral eclipses of the Moon. And of all the different kinds of eclipses I have...

The “Breadth” of Breast Cancer

  by Khevin Barnes         A wide-angle view of life with cancer. A diagnosis of cancer, or any life-threatening disease for that matter, brings with it an open invitation to glance back upon our lives and derive from...

Boy Scout Troop Retired an American Flag

  On Wednesday the 16th of March, at the McCulloch-Wagner American Legion Post 109, at 15921 South Houghton Road, Corona, Boy Scout Troop 770 assembled to formally retire an American flag, with American Legion members and a representative...

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, It is unfortunate that Ms. McManaman felt the need to split hairs regarding residents and businesses in the Vail area, which includes Rita Ranch(although officially part of Tucson), Vail “proper” and Corona de Tucson...

Being Careful and Vigilant in Vail

by Mike Widmer   Living in the Vail community offers much less chaos than just a few miles away where the traffic and activity increase dramatically as you get closer to the metro area. It’s a natural transition that occurs over time as...

In Your Dreams with Claire Schild

Dear Claire,   I have a recurring dream that I would like to understand better. Some things in the dream change, but certain parts never change. First, my brother (who recently passed away) asks me when I am going to visit him. Then, I am...

Building A Healthy Community – A Baby At A...

by Dr. Michael Steven As an OB/GYN physician, I have the unique privilege of participating in major life moments for women and their families – the birth of their baby, and for some, their babies.  For many of my patients, these moments are...

Vail Parent Network

Photo above: Catherine Byars, MaRico Tippet, Callie Tippet, Heather Morinski, and Stacey Winstryg     There are two important funding issues on the horizon for the Vail School District –The continuation of the override and...