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Luminaria Home Care

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Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization also known as Luminaria Home Care. This nonprofit organization has been serving Santa Cruz County for over 12 years. Their mission is to demonstrate kindness, do justice and serve those in need. Luminaria Home Care provides an array of quality care services to seniors and individuals with disabilities, so ... Read More »

“Music and Miracles” Concert to Benefit Children

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Nogales native Evan Kory is once again bringing some of his professional friends to perform a beautiful program of operatic arias, lieder, folk music, and solo piano works. “Music and Miracles is the kick-off fundraising event for St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic’s Annual Cleft Palate/Cleft Lip Mission. Life-changing surgeries are performed at Hospital CIMA in Hermosillo, Mexico by doctors from Children’s ... Read More »

1st Edition of the “TARDES DE VERACRUZ”

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The General Consulate of Mexico, the Arts and Cultural Committee of Nogales, Arizona, Bowman Senior Residences, Nogales Community Development, Boys and Girls Club of Santa Cruz County and Kory Mercantile, hosted a successful first edition of the “Evenings of Veracruz “At Bowman Senior Residences. Since April 24th, an enthusiastic group of 10 members of the community took danzón classes, which ... Read More »

Patagonia High School Graduation

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Patagonia High School held their graduation ceremony in the gymnasium on Friday, May 26th at 7:00 p.m. The energy of the graduates was present and it was well felt. The parents and countless family members that were there to support them, along with the school staff, and school district members,  all exuberated a sense of pride when it came to ... Read More »

The 6th Nogales Bicycle Classic

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The 6th Nogales Bicycle Classic took place on Saturday, March 25th in beautiful Santa Cruz County. It was the most scenic ride in Arizona. This very safe and well organized event started in historic Nogales and took riders through Rio Rico, Patagonia, and Sonoita.  This year the event hosted a variety of family activities at the finish line, such as, ... Read More »

Strengthening Families Program

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On February 23rd, 2017, the Strengthening Families Program held its second cohort graduation. The Strengthening Families Program, also known as SFP, is funded through a grant given through the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith, and Family. This 14-week program takes ten families through sessions intended to strengthen the family unit through learning communication skills, coping skills and overall healthy family ... Read More »

Art in the Park Call for Entries at Tumacácori

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Over the course of National Park Week, from April 14 through April 23, 2017, Tumacácori will celebrate artistic expression of all kinds with an exhibition on display in the breezeway of its historic visitor center. “Art and national parks have always had a close relationship,” says Superintendent Bob Love, “A celebration of art in all its many forms is a ... Read More »

Tumacácori O’odham Tash

Rhonda Wilson, O'odham basket weaver demonstrating at Tumacácori

Tumacácori National Historical Park protects the ruins of a Spanish colonial mission to the native O’odham people. It is the O’odham residents of this community who formed and laid the bricks of the church, tilled the fields, and wrangled the mission livestock. Their culture and traditions live on today, focused in the lands of the Tohono O’odham nation. On March ... Read More »

“Empowering through Education”

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The Santa Cruz County School Superintendent’s Office has an important function within our county. Their main role within our county is to serve as a fiscal agent to all school districts in Santa Cruz County, as well as a liaison to the Arizona Department of Education. Their main responsibility includes budget assistance, auditing and approving payments of payroll and expense ... Read More »

The Giving Turtle Program

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The Giving Turtle Program is a collaborative program from the Exchange Club of Santa Cruz. The program provided 619 Christmas gifts to children in need from Santa Cruz County. The participating agencies were SACASA, Su Voz Vale, Victim Services, Our House Shelter, Pinal Hispanic, AZCA, Community Health Associates, Team Anonymous, Resource Centers from Nogales, Patagonia, and Rio Rico, Coronado School ... Read More »

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