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Parent Love Connection Celebrates Abilities

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The Santa Cruz Parent Love Connection celebrated during the month of October with a walk to spread awareness on down syndrome awareness. During the month of October, the Parent Love Connection celebrates people with Down syndrome by making people aware of their capabilities and their accomplishments. “Our celebration is not about celebrating disabilities, it’s about celebrating their abilities,” said Maria ... Read More »

Angel’s Purse

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Angel’s Purse is a non-profit organization in Santa Cruz County serving families and children with autism. The organization was founded in 1998 by the program director Jenny Culver Hill. Mrs. Hill started the organization when her son was diagnosed with autism. She felt at that point not enough information, services or options were available to families with autistic children. Autism ... Read More »

People that “echo”- Jenny Hill

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This month’s pick for people that echo is prominent community leader Jenny Hill who has for several years now advocated for families and children with autism. She was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona where her father served in the Air Force. She later married and moved to Nogales where she raised her two sons Tom and Wally. Jenny Hill ... Read More »

Empowering Future Leaders-Nogales Women’s Club

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The Nogales Women’s Club has been serving Santa Cruz County since 1922. It is the oldest service club in the area. It was founded on October 4, 1922, in order to establish the Nogales-Santa Cruz County Public Library, the club immediately affiliated itself with the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC). The Nogales Women’s Club is dedicated to improving the ... Read More »

Mexican Consulate Host Labor Week Workshops

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The Nogales General Mexican Consulate hosted a series of workshops in the highlight of labor week rights. This year they hosted two series of workshops: “Successful Women” and “Employee to Employer.” The workshop was open to the public. The workshops were held on Wednesday, August 30th at the General Consulate of Mexico Bicentennial Hall on Cardwell. The workshop had two ... Read More »

MMSAP Training in Santa Cruz County

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The Arizona Masonic Foundation for Children and the Santa Cruz County Superintendent’s Office joined forces to bring MMSAP Training to Santa Cruz County, as part of the Healthy Student Grant. Approximately 55 participants attended the 3-day training session held on August 29, 30, and 31. Participants included teachers, administrators, school staff, and community outreach agencies. MMSAP (Masonic Model Student Assistance ... Read More »

Colorful Festival to Commemorate Mexico’s Independence

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The General Consulate of Mexico in Nogales, Arizona, commemorated their 207th Anniversary of Mexico’s Independence “El Grito” with a colorful festival.The event was held on Friday, September 15, 2017, at the Pierson Vocational High School. The event was open to the public with free entertainment from both sister cities. It was hosted by the General Mexican Consulate and the City ... Read More »

MADD from the Southern Arizona Affiliate Awards County Attorney

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Congratulations George Silva for being awarded the top DUI Enforcement Officer for Santa Cruz County. This event was held on Wednesday, August 23rd at Casino del Sol in Tucson, Arizona. Mr. Silva received his Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Award from the Southern Arizona Affiliate for his work in prevention. He has carried out for the last six years a ... Read More »

People that “echo”-Patty Molina

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This month’s editorial is featuring a community leader who has dedicated much of her life to community service. Patty Molina was born and raised in Nogales, Arizona. She returned to Nogales the summer of 1992. Mrs. Molina began working at the Pimeria Alta Historical Society. There she helped organize the society’s library and archives. She also played a huge role ... Read More »

The Santa Cruz Parent Love Connection Summer Community Picnic

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On Saturday, August 19tht, parents of children with special needs living in Santa Cruz County had their Annual Summer Picnic at Teyechea park in Nogales Arizona. The purpose of this event is to celebrate special needs children to promote awareness, value, and inclusion with the purpose of creating equal opportunity, so they can be active and important members of our ... Read More »

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