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Bioregions – What Are They and Why Do They...

We live at a specific place, often defining ourselves by address or “how far we are” from X. More broadly though, we live in the Rincon Valley, a bioregion of Saguaro Park summits and slopes, hills and homes, sharing landscapes and...

How to Gain Control Over Your Allergies in...

Achoo! It’s that time of year. Allergies in Arizona are the worst when the wildflowers start to bloom and the desert pollen takes flight. As beautiful as the scenery might be this time of year, allergy sufferers dread the sneezing...

The Vail Chorale

Spring Concert Series: The Vail Chorale...

The Vail Chorale is gearing up to entertain audiences with choral music in three upcoming performances. On Saturday April 11th at noon, the Chorale will preview selections from its Spring Concert program at Colossal Cave Mountain Park’s...

“Visions of America” – Photographing...

Imagine if you had the idea of exploring the meaning of democracy through the lens of a camera. Where would you go? What would you shoot? That was the dream of Joseph Sohm, a student and teacher of American history turned photo-journalist who...

Claudia Anderson

Faces of Vail: Claudia Anderson

Meet Claudia Anderson. She’s a resident in the colorful and ever popular Civano neighborhood in Southeast Tucson. She’s also a governing board member for the Vail School District. Her deep involvement in our community has helped us...

Life in Our Solar System? The Search...

When Renaissance scholars figured out that the other planets, like Earth, orbit the Sun, an immediate assumption was that they are inhabited worlds. But over the past 50 years, spacecraft have determined that life on the surfaces of planets and...

Cellist Offers ‘Vignettes’ from Debussy...

In his debut recital as newly appointed cello professor at the University of Arizona, cellist Theodore Buchholz presents “Kaleidoscope: Vignettes for Cello and Piano.” His 11:30 a.m. concert at the Arizona Senior Academy on Tuesday (April...

Tucson Mountain Lions

Vail’s Majestic Mountain Lions

Although mountain lions might not be the type of feline that have you cooing, “here kitty, kitty,” one thing is certain – these are incredible animals. They’re also right here in our backyard. While it’s true that...

How the Antarctic Helps Cool Arizona

Written by Ted Hullar, Academy Village Volunteer Is the Antarctic helping cool Arizona?  How does that work? What oceanic and atmospheric forces move “Antarctic cool” to hot Arizona? We know that summer rains come from the Gulf of Mexico...