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People that “echo”-Tom Bell

This month Border Eco is featuring in their people that “echo” section Tom Bell. He has been a member of the Hilltop Gallery board of directors for several years now. Bell served one year as treasurer, vice president and for several years now as a handyman. “I was attracted to the Hilltop because of my interest in art and the ... Read More »

One Stop Access to Vibrant Art

The Hilltop Gallery (DBA:  Patrons of the Arts, Inc.) in Nogales, AZ was founded in 1968. In 1968 a group of Nogalians interested in the arts under the leadership of Jean Wisdom formed the Patrons of the Arts with the purpose of building a public gallery.They are a non-profit organization bringing arts and culture to an underserved community. They have ... Read More »

SCVUSD Hosts Info Night on Middle School Cambridge Honors Program

Information about the Cambridge Assessment International Education program at Coatimundi Middle School and Calabasas PreK-8 School will be presented on Thursday, January 11, 2018, 5:30 p.m. at Calabasas School in the middle school (grades 6-8) Multipurpose Room.  This presentation is open to community members, students and any parent/guardian living in Southern Arizona who is interested in enrolling their student in ... Read More »

Wonder Movie Event

On November 30th, all 4th grade students attending NUSD schools attended a special viewing of “Wonder” at the Oasis Theater.  The new movie, released in mid-November, deals with issues of bullying, acceptance and kindness.  The idea of using the movie and book as a teaching tool was first suggested by Ms. Ana Karen López, elementary school counselor at Bracker and ... Read More »

Lens on the Border

The Consulate General of Mexico, Santa Cruz Provisional Community College District and Sierra Club Borderlands hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the exhibit “Lens on the Border” on Friday, November 17th at 3:00 p.m. at the college campus. The event was free and open to the public. The event was well attended by the public. The exhibition brought together work from ... Read More »

The Santa Cruz Parent Love Connection

The Santa Cruz Parent Love Connection was founded in 2009. The organization began as a small support group for parents with special needs children and youth. Today, the non-profit organization provides a variety of services to Santa Cruz County families with special needs children and youth. The organization offer services to all children and youth with special needs regardless of ... Read More »

People that “echo”-Maria Scholnick

For this New Year, Border Eco selected Maria Scholnick for our People that “Echo” in our community piece. Mrs. Scholnick was born in the northern part of the peninsula of Baja California Mexico. She was raised for the most part of her childhood in Hermosillo, Sonora Mexico. Her mother was a missionary and her father worked as a weather broadcaster ... Read More »

McPherson Named National Safety Educator of the Year

Richard McPherson, Rio Rico High School CTE Agriculture Science Teacher, was awarded the 2017 CareerSafe National Safety Educator of the Year award at the recent Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) CareerTech Vision Conference in Nashville, TN. The award recognizes exceptional educators who have dedicated their time to prepare students for the future, and helped students recognize and mitigate ... Read More »

Rio Rico Rotary, SCVUSD35 and Garrett’s IGA Deliver Gift Certificates to Families

In response to Rio Rico Rotary’s holiday challenge, students in SCVUSD35 schools raised $6,636 for holiday grocery gift certificates for local families, almost doubling the district’s goal of raising $1 per student. Today, Tony Vartola, Rio Rico Rotary Foundation Treasurer, and John Fanning, Calabasas Principal, delivered this check to Ray Garrett, from Garrett’s IGA, who turned this donation into 132 ... Read More »

Lowe’s Home Improvement Partners with Rebuilding Together

Lowe’s Home Improvement is partnering with Rebuilding Together Santa Cruz County to renovate the home of Carlos Parra, Jr. Volunteers will provide repairs to his home, focusing on health and safety improvements. Rebuilding Together affiliates nationwide bring together thousands of community volunteers each year, to provide free home repairs and modifications to low-income Americans – older adults, persons with disabilities, ... Read More »

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