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The binding bonds of purpose collide

On May 26, 1870, seven Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet arrived in Tucson after enduring a month long trek by train, ship and covered wagon from Missouri. After opening schools at both San Agustin Church in Tucson and at the San Xavier Mission, the Sisters opened St. Mary’s Hospital, Arizona’s first hospital, with 12 beds and owned by the ... Read More »

Americans Wetlands Month

(Contributed Tubac Villager) Las Lagunas de Anza in Nogales, Arizona will be the site of a celebration honoring American Wetlands Month and International Migratory Bird Day. This event will be held on May 14, 2011 from 10 am to 4 pm and includes exhibitors, demonstrators, vendors, food vendors, speakers, music, birding tours and tours of the wetlands. Las Lagunas de ... Read More »

Sheriff’s department relocation a success

Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s department transfers inmates successfully. Read More »

NPD Gets new computer systems for patrol cars

Recently the Nogales Police Department, through the Arizona Office of Economic Recovery and Border Security Enhancement Program grants program, purchased new computer systems and associated peripherals for their patrol cars. These systems will be linked to the police department records management system and also state of Arizona databases which will allow officers to make queries to get up to the ... Read More »

Folklorico’ 11

The Santa Cruz County Foundation hosted a benefit recently at the historic Wilson Family Estate in downtown Nogales. Guests were treated to transcendent art, music, food and fellowship. A glamourous event with magnificent entertainment drew a full house of the most notable names on both sides of the border and across Santa Cruz County. Contact info: 825 N. Grand Ave. ... Read More »

Beauty abundant

Nogales has an entry in the bid for Miss Arizona for the first time in twenty-five years. Why our area has not had an entry in a quarter of a century eludes since this area is abundant with beautiful history, locations and people. In November of this year, Nogales’ chance for the state crown will lie on the shoulders of ... Read More »

Pizza Panacea: Nonna Vivi brings inspired taste to traditional Italian American staple

Birthday party, reunion and family get-together cuisine typically isn’t the pinnacle of culinary bliss and the usual pizza eatery patron is served a slice of uninspired pizza. The thought of a decent meal isn’t normally part of the equation. Enter Nonna Vivi Pizzeria quietly nestled in Rio Rico. Making a big noise when it comes to delivering high quality pizzas ... Read More »

New Business: Local returns to open studio

Luis F. Garcia, born and raised in Nogales, Arizona has returned to the border to provide his photography services, an accomplished press photographer for over two decades, has covered events both foreign and domestic for multiple organizations and publications. He has led photography expeditions throughout China, Mongolia, Italy, Israel and a climb to Mt. Fuji, Japan and has traveled extensively ... Read More »

Junior Olympics

The Nogales Lions Club held its annual Junior Olympics at Nogales High School this past May 11, 2011. Children from elementary schools around Nogales competed in this years event. The event had been postponed from a previous date due to the poor air quality resulting from the fires that swept the out skirts of Nogales. “The weather was beautiful, and ... Read More »

Students of the Quarter at Nogales Rotary Club

May 12, 2011: The Nogales Rotary Club honored the Students of the Quarter from schools, which included schools from the local area. The awards ceremony is coordinated between the rotary club and rotary member and School Superintendent Alfredo Velasquez. The award is based on the Rotarian 4-way test which asks the following questions: 1. Is it the truth? 2. Is ... Read More »

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