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2nd Annual Santa Cruz County World Autism Awareness Day Celebration

Enjoying the celebration

The  2nd Annual Santa Cruz County World Autism Awareness Day Celebration took place on Thursday, April 2, 2015 from 2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at Teyechea Park in Nogales, AZ. This event was is held in commemoration of World Autism Awareness Day.  In December of 2007, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution which designated April 2nd as World Autism Awareness ... Read More »

People That “Echo” Margarita Elias- Helping Families in Santa Cruz County

Child & Family Resources Margarita Elias

For this month’s editorial our choice for the April Magazine on People That Echo in our community is Margarita Elias. Margarita Elias  works in a private, community-based non-profit agency as the director of Healthy Families Arizona at Child & Family Resources, Inc. Healthy Families Arizona is a program that serves families facing  challenges, teaching parents how to be the most ... Read More »

Mano Amiga Recognizes Exceptional Community Members

Recognizing talent

Mano Amiga initiated  in Nogales, Sonora 20 years ago. The name originated from an organization in Nogales, Sonora from a Women’s Association. Every year in March, Women’s Month is celebrated internationally. As a result, the Women’s Association in Nogales, Sonora recognizes people from the community for their extraordinary community service. Men and women from Ambos Nogales have been recognized by ... Read More »

Santa Cruz Student Coalition

Cochise College Student Coalition

The Santa Cruz Student Coalition from Cochise College is a coalition dedicated to teaching students leadership skills in a fun healthy and productive way. The group members are Jesus Atondo President, Alma Pina Vice-President, Marcos Espinoza  Treasurer, Alexis Grambs Secretary, Vanessa Montoya Historian, Edna Campos Event Organizer, Josue Flores Coalition Representative and 3 volunteers. The student coalition goal is to ... Read More »

6th Annual EARTHfest Patagonia

6th Annual Earthfest

The 6th Annual EARTHfest Patagonia, AZ event will take place on Saturday, April 18 with guided hikes, workshops, youth activities and other events.  There will also be two special presentations the evenings of Thursday, April 16 and Friday, April 17.  The event is organized by a coalition of community organizations. EARTHfest Patagonia is a  trails day, earth day, arbor day ... Read More »

Child & Family Resources, Inc

Champions in family care

Child & Family Resources, Inc is is a private, community-based, non-profit agency offering 31 programs throughout southern Arizona. At least 92% of funding goes toward programs and services benefiting 34,000 families and children each year. The agency is headquartered in Tucson with satellite offices in Phoenix, Sierra Vista, Douglas, Safford, Bullhead City, Kingman, Apache Junction, Casa Grande, Yuma and Nogales. ... Read More »

Zaskia Villa of Nogales High School is Arizona’s 2015 Poetry Out Loud State Champion

Zaskia Villa, a senior at Nogales High School

By Arizona Commission on the Arts Photos by Alonso Parra, Lamp Left Media Zaskia Villa, a senior at Nogales High School in Nogales, Arizona, will represent Arizona at the 10th annual Poetry Out Loud National Finals competition in Washington, D.C., in April. Zaskia claimed the title of 2015 Arizona State Champion on Thursday, March 12, at the State Finals competition ... Read More »

4-H Healthy Living Ambassadors

Leaders in the community

The 4-H Healthy Living Ambassadors is an after school 4-H club that meets at both, Nogales High School and Elgin Elementary. The youth that are currently participating in this club are working hard to educate their communities to adapt a healthier lifestyle. The teens attended six hours of nutrition and healthy living training through the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension ... Read More »

“Changing the Community Through Experience”- People That Echo Judge Mary Helen Maynard Maley

"Changing the Community Through Experience"- People That Echo

For our March editorial we are featuring a leader who has played a very important role within our community. Judge Mary Helen Maynard Maley who works for the Santa Cruz County Justice Court. She has served for 21 years as a judge, and it the presiding Judge of the Justice Court. Judge Maley arbitrates disputes, advises counsel, jury, litigants, and ... Read More »

“Creating Critical Thinkers Rooted In Spirituality”

"Creating Critical Thinkers Rooted In Spirituality"

Sacred Heart Catholic School is a parish school in Nogales, Arizona that began its Catholic educational history in 1910. It was closed in 1998, and was re-established in 2001.Sacred Heart Catholic School is a hidden gem filled with the most amazing teachers, parents and students. Everyone that becomes a member of Sacred Heart Catholic School becomes a member of the ... Read More »

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