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Presidio State Park hums with activity all summer

by Kathleen Vandervoet Special programs, a video about the history of the area, and activities are continuing this summer at the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park. And visitors will notice the newly-painted exterior of the visitors’ center and 1885 Schoolhouse, along with a freshlylandscaped park entry, said Shaw Kinsley, park manager.

The program runs from 10 a.m. to noon, and at 11:30 a.m., the Tubac Fire Department is scheduled to provide its annual “squirt down” with a fire hose, sprinkling the children. Groups expected to participate to provide games include the presidio park, the Tubac Historical Society, the Tubac Chamber of Commerce, the Tubac Community Center Foundation, the Anza Trail Coalition, the Tubac Rotary Club, the Tubac Center of the Arts, the Santa Cruz Valley Citizens Council, St. Ann’s Church, The Church at Tubac, and Global Community Communications Alliance.

During May, the park will host a party to celebrate its second anniversary under the operation of the Tubac Historical Society and a large group of enthusiastic volunteers. It’s planned for Saturday, May 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. and will offer a reception with wine, appetizers, live music and period costumes.

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Kinsley said that for this event, several artifacts rarely viewed by the public will be brought from the museum’s storage. Tickets are $35 and benefit the presidio. For reservations, call (520) 398-2252.

Kinsley complimented the improvements provided by park volunteers. For example, he said, Tubac resident Judy McNally urged that the entry area be landscaped more attractively and so she held a fundraising cocktail party at her house.

As part of the anniversary, the park will show a video daily at 2 p.m. during May. The colorful 20-minute documentary which premiered in 2011 and features 90 local actors is about the historic Juan Bautista de Anza Expedition of 1775-76 which departed for California from Tubac, opening a new route to what became San Francisco.

George and Irene Perkow of Tubac volunteered to design the three separate spaces to be landscaped in xeriscape, or low-water-use designs, including cactus, raised mounds of dirt and trees in specific spots to provide shade. Volunteers with the Anza Trail Coalition including John Cloninger, Patty Hilpert and Glenn Vierra used the coalition’s trail maintenance equipment such as gators and small tractors to complete the landscape project.

Those who want to view vintage photographs from Ambos Nogales or are intrigued by the “Gunpowder Press” exhibit which displays printing equipment should be sure to stop in soon. The exhibit ends June 30, but until then is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The repainting of the building housing the visitors’ center and 1885 Schoolhouse first required that cracks in the stucco be patched in a historically correct manner using lime plaster. Training in that was provided and Ramon Estrada Jr. did the work, supervised by David Yubeta. The painting was done by volunteers Rich Barnes and Donald Moore.

The Festival Kino, celebrated in Sonora, Mexico, for years, branches out this year and additional activities will be held at the Tubac Presidio Park. The park is collaborating with Instituto Sonorense de Cultura of Hermosillo, Kinsley said, during the week of May 16-20, with special speakers and events.

If you’re looking for schedules, or for information Robert and Suzanne Morrel of Green Valley volunteer every week at The Otero Hall in the park will be repainted this to pass on to visitors to the area, the updated the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park. Here they are at the entry to the summer with two coats of whitewash. Historic web site is a great option. The site is at www. Otero Hall, where exterior historic preservation and new whitewash preservation training for that will be provided to and was modernized by a paint are planned as a summer project. Photos by Kathleen Vandervoet. volunteers by specialists at the Tumacácori National Rio Rico volunteer, Vicki Fisher.It points out that Historical Park under the direction of Jeremy Moss. The entry walkway at the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park was the Tubac facility is “the largest and best preserved Kinsley said anyone interested can call him to learn recently re-landscaped through the efforts of numerous volunteers. Spanish Colonial Presidio in the world.”Other when the project will start. regularly scheduled activities include Frontier Printing Press demonstrations on May 3, May 10, Other summer activities that make use of volunteers June 16, June 30, July 14 and July 26. The Fiber Independence Day fun include clipping newspaper articles that have a connection Fridays when individuals come together to focus on to the park or to Tubac history and filing them in the The Tubac Presidio State Historic Park has in recent years knitting, crocheting, spinning or quilting are held on the Tubac Historical Society library; and managing a granthosted a delightful family-centered Fourth of July and last Friday of each month from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.The funded project to transfer oral histories done in the past park will be open on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. The the tradition continues this year. There are expected to be from cassette tapes onto a digital format. games for children, hot dogs and watermelons, and free park admission fee is slated to rise June 1, Kinsley said, Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel admission to the park during the event. increasing from $4 to $5 per adult. The children’s (ages Street, Tubac, Park phone: 520-398-2252 7-13) entry fee of $2 remains the same while children 6 and under are admitted free. On the Cover:

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Summer Arts Program for Youth

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Tubac Center of the Arts announces its 28th year offering the Summer Arts Program, designed specifically for youth ages 6-14 in the visual and performing arts. Six different classes will be offered throughout the 4-week program. Each student will have an opportunity to work in a variety of media and art forms.

This year's classes will be offered from June 12 - July 5th from 9:30 am go 3:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each week. Students bring their lunch each day. The cost for attending the program is $195.00 – 4 weeks;$150.00 – 3 weeks; $100.00 – 2 weeks; $50.00 – 1 week. Students may enroll for a minimum of one week.

Scholarships are available based upon need and the number of children in a family attending. This year the Summer Arts Program will be held at the Montessori De Santa Cruz school, which is roughly a block away from the Tubac Center of the Arts. For more information about classes and registration please contact Traci Quinn, Education Coordinator at 520.398.2371 or or visit our website

The TCA's annual Hi-Art exhibit runs May 4th through May 17th, presenting the exceptional creative talents of local high school students from Sahuarita, Rio Rico and Nogales High Schools.

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"The 98's" at the TCA through May What do the state of Arizona and Trudi Fletcher have in common? They are both celebrating their centennial year in 2012. During the month of May, Tubac Center of the Arts is privileged to feature wonderful paintings of current works by Trudi Fletcher. Trudi has been a well-known artist, gallery owner and resident of Tubac for over 40 years.  Trudi Fletcher first visited Tubac in 1949 when Dale Nichol’s art school was running. Trudi never forgot Tubac and eventually, she and her husband Albert settled in Tubac in 1967 where she opened the Dos Hermanas Gallery with her sister, Kay Davis. Dos Hermanos Gallery, which Trudi operated until age 87, was a fixture in the village of Tubac where her distinctive style of watercolors, oils, silk-screens and batiks were shown.  “At 99 years of age, the year 2011, a strong creative excitement came over me. I didn’t want to paint landscapes or still life’s, so I was painting shapes and colors. I began to see people, animals and exotic birds emerging from my paintings,” said Trudi. Three generations of Trudi's family members were at the TCA for a very special party on Saturday, May 5th, for an opening reception for the exhibition featuring over a dozen of Trudi's 2011 series of paintings known as “The 98’s”, her age during the year she painted them.  In this year of Arizona's centennial, join us to celebrate Trudi's centennial year also.


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Tubac Fire Chief Kevin Keeley then spoke and said that the department’s trucks have adequate water capacity.

The price tag could be $1 million to $1.5 million to construct a water storage tank for firefighting capability, community members heard Keeley said the department has four “front line at the April 16 meeting of the Santa Cruz Valley engines and three tenders” with a total capacity Citizens Council. of 10,000 gallons to fight fires. Council President Rich Bohman spoke about He pointed out that anyone living in the Barrio his communication with the president of Epcor de Tubac, served by Baca Float Water Co., has Water, Joe Gysel, and with Ian Crooks, Epcor’s director of engineering. the recommended amount of water supplied through hydrants for firefighting purposes. The cost, which might have to be borne by the 550 or so customers of the water company in As well, there is a mutual aid agreement in Tubac, was for a tank with a capacity of 280,000 which the Green Valley Fire District and the gallons, Bohman said. It would also include Rio Rico Fire District will respond when called booster pumps and a new main, and require to assist. boring a tunnel under Interstate 19. Even so, he said “a lot of subdivisions would be unserved” because many of the current water main lines are four-inches in diameter, too small for increased water flow. Bohman said, “It doesn’t look like a water storage facility is on the near-term horizon.”

the employees worked from an office at the Tubac Community Center. Open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the office is staffed by Executive Director Angela Kirkner and Barbara Hahn, administrative assistant. Chamber board President Mindy Maddock said, “In order to best meet our mission of promoting the galleries, restaurants and businesses of Tubac to our visitors, we needed to be in the village itself.” Other board officers include Patti Todd, vice president, Jane Lowder, treasurer, and Mesia Hachadorian, secretary. Board members are Garry Hembree, Jacque Brasher, Ellen Carpenter, April Drake, Angel Fernandez, Debbie Barrios, Kelly Jones and Arlene Miller.

chamber in neW locaTion The Tubac Chamber of Commerce recently moved to a new location in the center of the village located at 12B Tubac Road. Previously

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decreased in the current school year by 133 students which meant a $440,040 loss of revenue from the state aid. As a result, 10 teaching positions were cut during a governing board vote at an April 10 meeting. The change takes effect with the new budget year that starts July 1.

increase ($180,652); one time salary adjustment to all administrators, equal to teachers’ highest step: $775 ($12,912); one time cost of living adjustment to eight employees at the end of the salary schedule with no step potential ($3,406).

high school graduaTion seT Of those, one teacher did not receive The top five percent of seniors in the graduating class at Rio Rico High School were honored at an “Excellence in Education” recognition Rio Rico High School will hold its held April 30. The students received plaques. As well, each chose a teacher who had made a lasting impression and the a contract renewal and the other nine banquet teachers were also honored. From left are seniors Lauren Badertscher, Michelle Bland, Edgar Sawada, Cesar Manjarrez, Jr., Daniela graduation ceremony on Wednesday, Gonzalez, Iliana Rosas, Luis Ursua, Sarah Maudlin, Andres Lake, Gilbert Hays, Joy Noriega and Elizabeth Parker. positions were expected to be vacant May 23, at 7 p.m. due to reasons including teachers coordinator, and eliminating one library aide at moving away or retirement, said district The school, which educates students from Rio Rico High School. spokeswoman Carol Cullen. Amado, Tubac, Tumacacori and Rio Rico, As well, the high school has had two assistant anticipates that approximately 230 seniors will Enrollment is about 3,325 at the six schools; principals and next year it will have one graduate this month. Rio Rico High School, Coatimundi Middle assistant principal and one dean of students, for School, Calabasas Middle School, Mountain The guest speaker is John Fanning, principal at a cost savings of $20,000. View Elementary, San Cayetano Elementary Coatimundi Middle School in Rio Rico. He’s Cullen said the district will incur a $266,542 and Pena Blanca Elementary. held that post since 2008 and before that he increase in costs next year. These include: was principal at Calabasas Middle School in Other job changes required to balance the 2.3% increase in medical insurance ($69,572); Rio Rico from 2006-2008. He holds a master’s budget, Cullen said, include dropping three one time salary adjustment to all certified degree in educational leadership from Northern bus driver positions, cutting one security guard, and classified employees, equal to one step Arizona University. reclassifying a grants position from director to

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He received the 2010 Arizona School Administrators Middle Level Principal of the Year award and that year was also chosen administrator of the year in School District No. 35. i-19 sign replacemenT As part of a statewide effort, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is replacing more than 2,000 outdated highways signs with brighter, larger and more legible ones that are easier to understand at freeway speeds along Interstate 19 between Tucson and Nogales. The federally-funded $1.6 million project was expected to start in May and be completed by the end of the year, a spokeswoman said. The project will not affect signage announcing distances to exits, including kilometer measurements. ADOT will replace regulatory, warning, speed limit and some guidance signs, which include hospital signage and signs with road names containing directional arrows, in the area. The corridor’s traffic interchange signs are also included in the project, along with sign poles and foundations that meet new standards.

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The existing I-19 signs are wearing out due to age and sun damage and need to be replaced so that they comply with current highway standards, the spokeswoman said. animal commission meeTs may 17 The next meeting of the Santa Cruz County Animal Care and Control Advisory Commission is scheduled for Thursday, May 17 at 9 a.m. at the Board of Supervisors meeting room at the county complex in Nogales. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda might include a potential proposal for a law that requires owners to tie up their animals when they are in the yard. That was discussed at the commission’s March meeting. The group meets every other month. The agenda is prepared by commission Chairman Hank Thysell and a copy is available by calling county employee Jeannette Martinez at (520) 375-7636. It will also be posted on the county’s web site in the animal control section several days before the meeting, Martinez said.

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elecTion To Take place june 12 Tubac and Amado residents will choose a replacement for former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in a special election set for Tuesday, June 12. As demonstrated in recent elections, many people will be voting by mail prior to election day. Republican Jesse Kelly won the April 17 primary election and Democrat Ron Barber was unopposed. Also on the June 12 ballot will be Green Party candidate Charlie Manolakis. The individual elected will serve until Giffords’ term is completed at the end of this year. Tubac and Amado will be in a different Congressional district – District 3 -- beginning in 2013 as a result of statewide redistricting, which is carried out every 10 years. For that reason, voters will be asked to choose their representative for that district in the August primary and November general elections. Giffords resigned in January to focus on her recovery from being shot in the head in January 2011. (For comments or questions, contact Kathleen Vandervoet at

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While many Tubac area residents are bilingual, there are many others that have the desire to be. Until this year, local classes in Spanish were few and far between. Now, Spanish is taught by three capable instructors at the Evolution Dance Studio.

Cheryl Todd, who operates the Evolution Dance Studio, has set up the Spanish classes. Tuition is $10 per class. At the present time there are three instructors: Lead teacher Paula Beemer of Tubac is a native Spanish speaker, born in Chile. She has a bachelor’s degree in business and economics. She also teaches private classes.

Beemer said, “My students are all very enthusiastic. It’s a very comfortable setting and we laugh a lot. A great part of the success is the students’ drive and willingness.”

Arlette Rivera's first language also is Spanish. A Rio Rico resident, she graduated with a bachelor's degree in law from UABC, the university in Baja California, Mexico, and then studied criminology and real estate in the U.S.  She has worked as a substitute teacher since 2006 in the Rio Rico school district. 

Sue Webb-Rees of Tubac learned Spanish as a child and has worked with Spanish speakers for 35 years. She lived in Mexico and Guatemala and has a master's degree in psychology. Her classes will resume in the fall.

To register, call Todd at (719) 2377364. Classes are held at Evolution Studio in Tubac (20 Avenida Goya) in the same shopping center as the Tubac Market and Crista's Fitness Center. The class schedule at Evolution is:

Tuesday, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Beginning Spanish, Paula Beemer. 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Intermediate Spanish, Paula Beemer.

Wednesday, Conversational Spanish, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Paula Beemer. Intermediate Spanish, noon to 1 p.m., Paula Beemer.

Saturday, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Beginning Spanish, Arlette Rivera. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Beginning and Intermediate Spanish, Arlette Rivera.

1 to 2 p.m., Intermediate Spanish, Arlette Rivera.

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When you want to refresh your life, JOIN A POTTERY CLASS!

by Paula Beemer

People assume that because I live in Tubac I must be a painter, a sculptor, a potter or something of that sort of artistry, but the truth is that up to this point I have not been able to discover how to connect what I see and imagine with what my hands can do. I have the desire, but I was not given the ability at birth to create pieces of art, in other words I don’t think people would refer to me as a “natural.”

the process and explained the importance of the hand movement, the use of water, pressure and speed. I observed with anxiety, I couldn’t wait to get my hands involved in the project. Diane handed me a long apron and I sat with the wheel between my knees. I grabbed a ball of clay, slammed it to the wheel so it would stick and save me from the embarrassment of my ball flying away as the wheel turned. Once it was in place, I squeezed a sponge full of water over it and turned the switch on for the wheel to spin.

However, I believe I have been given the talent to communicate through writing and that has led me to meet interesting people and experience interesting activities as it was on the day I met Diane Lisle, owner of Clay Hands Gallery and Studio, who invited me to take one of her pottery classes. Before I describe my experience I have to shout that I LOVED IT! Hours after the class had ended I still felt the excitement of creating or having my hands working the clay, shaping a cone on the potter’s wheel and pressing the clay down with my fist, repeating the process and ending with an artifact. Not knowing anything about this activity, except what clay is, I arrived at my class at 10 a.m. on Sunday. I wore my good jeans and a clean shirt, which revealed my ignorance in the matter. I was there to get dirty in a fun way.

Diane brought blocks of clay that she set on a table and told us to start wedging. A big question mark appeared over my head, but it was clear once she started kneading, rolling, mixing and taking a few other steps that she was preparing the material. She explained the methods of wedging and the ideal conditions to avoid cracking and failure of our work. Once the clay was ready, perfect in moisture and consistency, we made four balls, put them in a plastic bag and took them to the potter’s wheel. She demonstrated

It was challenging, but relaxing, it reminded me of those squishable balls they sell to fight stress, but easier. At the same time it was nice to have more students next to me as we would share our limited knowledge and laugh with each other at our mistakes. After a few practical exercises, we were ready for our first project, the creation of a ring holder. At least I thought I was ready, but I realized that it may take more than a day, a week or years to master perfection. My clay went up, went down and went crooked, I tried again and again, and finally I was able to end up with a decent shape that I left to dry. We also did some hand projects where I learned how to make a pinch-bowl and we started the creation of masks.


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Images: (Left)Diane Lisle and her students Andrew Frudden and Shonna Frudden. (Facing page) At the potter's wheel Diane Lisle demonstrating how to work the clay. (Center) Ceramic pieces displayed inside the gallery. (Right) Pilar Baquero works on her class projects. Images by Paula Beemer Diane gave us detailed instructions, several ideas and described techniques normally used. The class lasted four hours, but we could have gone forever. Diane Lisle has been a potter for over 40 years and has taught for over 14. Her experience and expertise are noticeable in the way she presents her class and through the stories she shares. She has lived in Tubac for approximately 20 years. Her workshop is as well equipped as a university shop, she says. It has all the necessary tools and machinery to achieve the most beautiful and professional pieces of art.

Adjacent to the shop on Camino Otero is her gallery with collected work of over 30 professional potters. It was a good place to see what I can achieve if I continue with this wonderful class.

She offers classes to all experience levels and to adults and children. She will accommodate for group and private lessons. She requires a minimum of three students to start a class.

Classes are once a week, four hours a day for five weeks and they are offered on Sundays and Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The total cost for the program is $75 plus $40 to cover materials and firing and $18 for the necessary hand tools. Students also have the option to come practice any time for $1.50 an hour.

A new session will start on Saturday, April 7 at 1 p.m. and continue on Sundays the weeks after. Call to confirm the schedule and participation. For more information, contact Diane Lisle, Clay Hands Gallery and Studio at (520) 398-2885.

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The two chains of self-sustaining mission villages created first by Kino, then Serra, are the focus of my attention. A few comparative facts of these missionaries are offered as follows:

Neglect and abandonment have done their gradual damage to the Spanish missionary structures of Eusebio Kino’s Sonoran Desert, but the California missions of Junipero Serra came to a more sudden conclusion. And more than once, at that.

Throughout the centuries of their existence, many of the missions of California Alta have tumbled to dust and were repeatedly repaired, strengthened, or replaced. The continual resources devoted to salvaging these structures attest to their value as part of our heritage. Today, the Catholic Church owns nineteen California missions, and the state of California owns two. Responsibility for upkeep is more complicated.

Even though they lived at different times, as the “Noticias de Anza” informs, the lives of these two great men intersected, in a way, at Tucson’s Mission San Xavier del Bac. It was Kino, a Jesuit, who initiated the first missionary activities there, but it was Franciscans later who oversaw the final construction of the main structure we enjoy today.

Since heritage photography is that thing I do, the California missions draw my attention, along with those in southern Arizona. A heritage photographer worth his salt doesn’t stop at the skin-deep beauty of the structures, but will delve into the past to understand their provenance. Coincidentally, now, the April 2012 issue of Noticias de Anza, the bulletin of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail, features the “parallel lives” of the two men behind the missions.

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By policy, California’s missions were built close to the mighty Pacific ocean. Just imagine that magnificent country in the pristine splendor of those times!

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Tumacácori structure is a second rendition of that mission, having been moved from the east side of the Santa Cruz River and itself having fallen into severe disrepair from neglect.

In southern Arizona there are, as far as I can tell, three other mission structures with bits and pieces still above ground, but their remains can’t approach the photogenic charm of Tumacácori or the magnificence of San Xavier. It’s hard to go wrong photographing these precious relics of our heritage. Photographer Ansel Adams, my “mentor,” famously captured San Xavier’s exterior on film from the 1940s through the 1960s. For exterior pictures of the White Dove of the Desert, (not to mention most landscapes in the great American West), you can probably start and stop with Ansel. But, if you insist on making your own pictures, the Spanish missions of either Arizona or California offer a perfect destination for travel and heritage photography. A trip for a


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week or two visiting most of the California missions is a dandy notion. Only a few no longer exist. When photographing them, a few hints: use a tripod indoors without flash, since flash is no good due to “hot spots.” Any tourists in the way will probably blur out due to the time exposure. For outdoors, move backward and take maximum advantage of the (sometimes rural) settings of these precious structures. Plan your day for just the right angle of sunlight. As part of their reward, Father Kino is now approaching beatification in the Roman Catholic Church, and Friar Serra is headed toward sainthood. You, the borderlands photographer, may or may not be saintly, but immersing yourself thoroughly in the sepia-toned history of Old California and Old Arizona is itself a very fine reward. �

Images: Facing page: Mission San Juan Capistrano. Between Long Beach and San Diego, the still-standing chapel of this mission is the only extant building in which Serra said Mass. From time to time today, swallows call this place home. Above, left: Mission La Purisima Concepción, in a blissful rural setting near Lompoc, was entirely rebuilt by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Since then, enough time has passed to add the charm of age.

Above, right: Mission Santa Barbara. This structure, the first built after the death of Father Serra, is graced by the Mediterranean climate of California’s central coast. As are we all.

Murray Bolesta has written this column since 2007. His CactusHuggers Photography is a celebration of southern Arizona; it specializes in borderlands images. Murray’s art can be purchased, among other places, at and Creative Spirit Gallery in Patagonia.

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Article and photos by Paula Beemer

Folklorico 2012 had the largest participation in the 10 years it has been celebrated, with 345 attendants. Although it is too soon to provide a final result in terms of income, it is expected to be significantly better than last year, says Bob Phillips, director of the Santa Cruz Community Foundation.

Attendants, sponsors and donors realize the importance of this fundraising celebration, which helps the SCCF to achieve its mission by giving scholarships for youth with leadership potential, providing technical assistance to strengthen and expand the nonprofit sector, making transformational grants to area non-profits and more, as listed in their brochures.

The theme for this year was “a step back into history on the way to the future.” In my opinion, the organizers developed the idea very well by combining the historical site of the Tubac Presidio, the clothing that many wore that night, the entertainment and the food. We enjoyed the presence of groups such as Mexicayotl Academy Dancers performing Azteca dances and from Nogales, Sonora, Crazy Art acrobats, Ballet Folklorico Pasco performing traditional Mexican dances, Nogales Mariachi and the Nogales Municipal


Images, clockwise from left: 1 Director of the SCCF, Bob Phillips and Teresa Morales de Phillips 2 Introducing interesting facts about the Aztecas was main chief from Mexicayotl Academy of Dancers. 3 Colorful Performers on stilts.


Band who delighted us with their instruments and music that encouraged people to dance.

The tables were elegantly decorated, the food, prepared by Mono cuisine, was delicious and the program was nicely executed. As we all sat down to enjoy our dinner, a live auction took place with items such as a beautiful leather tote donated by Ruby Firecat Designs, -paintings donated by David Simons and Barbara Gurwitz and others. A silent auction also occurred with many attractive items as well. Phillips says the two auctions raised about $18,000.

The generosity of individuals and organizations was outstanding. Phillips expressed his gratitude for all sponsors and donors such as La Posada, Wells Fargo Bank and in particular with Fundación del Empresario Sonorense (FESAC) who contributed not only in the financing of the event, but also bought several tables. “It has been the strongest collaboration and attendance we’ve had from Sonora, Mexico,” Phillips says.

FESAC is a partner foundation from Nogales, Sonora that, together with SCCF , collaborates to facilitate cross-border community

4 Mexicayotl Academy of Dancer. 5 Mexicayotl Academy of Dancer, drumming. 6 Arriving to the event, Dennis Eshelman and Deirdra Eshelman. 7 Enjoying the evening Fredrick Wilhelm and Christina Wilhelm.

8 Working hard to make this event successful, volunteer Stephen Joudeh and SCCF staff Andrea Mungia. 9 Greeting attendees was Russel Palmer. 10 Roxane Arreguin and candidate for Arizona’s Third District in the United States House of Representatives, Manuel Arreguin.


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muniTy invesTmenT is a success development. This is another way how SCCF accomplishes its mission.

Among the participants were some well-known personalities such as former Tucson Mayor Bob Walkup; candidate for Arizona’s Eigth District in the United States House of Representatives, Ron Barber; candidate for Arizona's Third District in the United States House of Representatives, Manny Arreguin; Santa Cruz County Supervisor Jon Maynard; and former Mayor of Nogales, Sonora, Marco Antonio Dabdoub.

Everyone seemed to have enjoyed the event and value the purpose of this fundraiser as reflected in some of the testimonials received by Phillips and through a personal interview: The event was really lovely, it was full of good music and dancing, the food was tasty, and I was pleasantly surprised at how elegant outdoor dining can be! Very nice! -- Roseann Munger “Thanks to all of the volunteers and staff who made this year's Folklorico event so special. I realize it took a great deal of effort on the part of everyone involved to create this day.  You are appreciated and held in true wonder for the efforts put together for all of us to enjoy! Thank you! --Joanna Corrigan 11 Attendees enjoyed the comfort and experience of sitting inside the stagecoach of one of the main sponsors of Folklorico 2012; Wells Fargo Bank. 12 Enjoying the entertainment from left to right: Director of the SCCF, Bob Phillips; Julian Yañez; Director of FESAC, Alma Cota de


"Folklorico was a wonderful celebration of the non-profit community from Arizona and Sonora.  It will help support the all-important work of the Santa Cruz Community Foundation and FESAC in our border region."-- Rev. Sean Carroll, S.J., Executive Director, Kino Border Initiative.

“The work done by the SCCF is the best example on how neighboring countries and cities can do for each other, working on social issues together make our community stronger and better. There are social organizations that can only exist with the support of the foundation, what they do make a difference in our community” - - Manny Arreguin, candidate for Arizona's Third District in the United States House of Representatives For more information about the event and to learn more about the SCCF, call (520) 761-4531. These and more photos are available at �

Yañez; Executive Director, Kino Border Initiative, Rev. Sean Carroll, 14 Festivities and demonstrations near the S.J. ; Patricia Martinez and Marco Antonio Martinez. Old Schoolhouse at the Tubac Presidio. 13 Enjoying the evening from left to right: candidate for Arizona’s Eigth District in the United States House of Representatives, Ron Barber, Nancy Barber and President of the SCCF Dr. Bill Neubauer




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bir ds and natur e f l o ur ish a l o n g t h e s a n ta c r u z r i v e r by Kathleen Vandervoet with bird photos by Jim Lockwood

The impressive array of beautiful birds that live in -or visit -- Tubac and Rio Rico was the topic of guest speaker Jim Lockwood at the annual meeting of the Friends of the Santa Cruz River held April 21.

The river and its accompanying dense waterside trees and plants encourage a huge number of migrating birds to stop for a few days or for months every winter and early spring, Lockwood said.

Because of that, the Santa Cruz River Valley is one of the most important areas for birders in the United States, he said.


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orioles “stayed and nested” on their way north but this year that didn’t happen, he said.

A volunteer bird walk guide for the Sonoita Creek State Natural Area, Lockwood and his wife, Sally, live in Rio Rico.

Birds that migrate from the Tubac area, rather than to it, include sparrows such as white-crowned, vesper, Brewer’s and Lincoln’s.

Enthusiastic and knowledgeable, he presented a slide show at the Tubac Community Center depicting a wide variety of birds from tiny hummingbirds to large hawks. Most of the photos were taken by himself along the Santa Cruz River, he said.

The brightly-colored elegant trogon is a favorite of Lockwood’s and he’s seen it up close many times. He believes the same one returns yearly to Lake Patagonia in mid November for the winter. It leaves in late March or early April and flies to the Madera Canyon area of the Santa Rita mountains since it prefers a 5,000-foot to 6,000-foot elevation during the summer.

Four water birds that migrate through Tubac on their way to Alaska include the long-billed dowitcher, Wilson’s snipe, least sandpiper and blue-winged teal.

Summer viewings are typical for the yellow-billed cuckoo, usually in August or September, Lockwood said. “This is the bird that comes when the monsoons come,” one person added.

Speaking about the Townsend’s warbler and Wilson’s warbler, he said, “You see them when they are migrating here. They are really spectacular.” If a viewer misses them in Tubac, “you have to go to the Sky Islands or the Chiricahua mountains,” he said. Photos of kingbirds included Top: Jim Lockwood chats with Jen Park, president of the Friends of Cassin’s and Western, which Santa Cruz River. Bottom: Rufus Hummingbird are the most common, and the unusual tropical and thickbilled, which Lockwood said are not often Another bird call which listeners heard seen in the United States. was the Bell’s vireo. “They never stop,” Lockwood said, but added they are “terribly Two hawk photos included the common difficult to find.” black hawk, with a white band along its tail, and the grey hawk. He played the grey Bullock’s oriole is yellow with a black bib. hawk’s call and noted, “You hear them all “They love to come to the hummingbird the time on the Anza Trail” along the river. feeders,” Lockwood said. A year ago, the

Lockwood made a plea to encourage people to share their love of birding with others. “We need to involve more young people. It’s an amazing thing to live here. We want to make sure it’s maintained.” A brochure with about 150 bird names can be found at the visitor center of the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park and makes a good checklist for birdwatchers in the area. It details which birds are yearround residents, which are migrants and which are considered uncommon or rare. �

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Annual picnic for historical society supporters Article and images by Paula Beemer

n April 15, THS hosted their annual picnic at the breathtaking Tres Alamos Ranch venue that has been used for the last few years. The ranch is on the east side of the Santa Cruz River and includes horse pastures and mature trees. The picnic is one of the biggest fundraiser events benefiting the THS, says Susan Buchanan, member and secretary of the organization.


On one extreme of the patio a buffet table was laden with dishes such as “pecan smoked beef ” coleslaw and potatoes, prepared by Stables Restaurant. In the center the band “Way Out West” were playing what they called “bordergrass” a mix of bluegrass, western and Norteño music. To the side there was a stand where Sam Chilcote, THS vice president, gave a welcoming speech to the attendees.

It was a beautiful sunny Sunday, we were welcomed and invited to go through the main door of the magnificent house to find ourselves in front of a grassy patio filled with tables surrounded by cottonwood trees, a pond and view embellished with the soothing motion of the leaves and ripples in the water of a nearby pond.

Buchanan says they are very pleased with the participation of 250 people this year and although plans have not started for next year’s picnic, it will happen.

Images:: (Top & Bottom, left) Providing the entertainment members of the band "Way out west." (Top, right) A view of the ranch from the patio on the second floor. (Middle, left) Residents of the community enjoying the delicious food at this table on the left, front to back were Cathy Duffin, BC Jacoby, Judy McNally, Maureen King and Carol Swiggett. On the right, front to back were Tim Duffin, Mike Jacoby, Jim McNally and John King.

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(Above) Sam Chilcote , THS vicepresident (Middle, right) Sitting by the pond Diecken Etherton and Kim Etherton, Tubac Presidio State Historic Park volunteer.

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(Bottom, right) Enjoying the event, from left to right: Samantha Chilcote; Jennifer St.John, Santa Cruz County's Administrative Services Director; Lupita Ruiz; Manny Ruiz, Santa Cruz County Supervisor; Sam Chilcote, THS vicepresident; Shery Chilcote and Rudy Molera, Santa Cruz County Supervisor.

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Mass at 8am at St. Ann’s Parish, 2331 East Frontage Rd, Tubac. 520-398-2646.

- Mass at St. Ferdinand’s Church in Arivaca at 1pm.

- Spanish Classes at Evolution Studio - Adult Intermediate Conversational Spanish from 11am to 1pm, instructed by Sue Webb-Rees. To register email 20 Avenida Goya. $10. Thursdays
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Mass at 8am at St. Ann’s Parish, 2331 East Frontage Rd, Tubac. 520-398-2646. - Spanish Classes at Evolution Studio. Adult beginners from 10:30 to 11:30am, Spanish for Kids from 4 to 5pm, instructed by Paula Beemer. To register email 20 Avenida Goya. $10. - Wisdom’s Famous Fish & Chips all day plus Live Music from 5 to 9pm at Wisdom’s Cafe in Tumacacori. 398-2397. Fiber Art Fridays –May 25 and June 29, 10am-12:30pm Join fiber art enthusiasts at the Tubac Presidio on the last Friday of the month in May and June. Bring your knitting, crochet, spinning or quilting project and gather for uninterrupted fiber art time. Hosted by members of the Southwest Fiber Arts Resource Group. Included with Park admission, $4 adult, $2 youth 7-13, children free. The Tubac Presidio State Historic Park 520-398-2252 Saturdays
Spanish Classes at Evolution Studio. Adult beginners from 9:30 to 10:30am, Adult Beginner/Intermediate from 11:30 to 12:30, Adult Intermediate from 1 to 2pm, instructed by Arlette Rivera. To register email 20 Avenida Goya. $10. - Mass at 5pm at St. Ann’s Parish, 2331 East Frontage Rd, Tubac. 520-398-2646. - Bill Manzanedo live from 5 to 9pm plus Seafood Specials all day at Wisdom’s Cafe in Tumacacori. 398-2397. Sundays
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- Spanish Classes at Evolution Studio - Conversational Spanish from 2 to 3pm, instructed by Arlette Rivera. To register email cheryl@ 20 Avenida Goya. $10. “Cavalcade of History” Art Exhibit - at the Tubac Presidio Open daily 9am-5pm. The Alan B. Davis Gallery exhibits 16 paintings from the Arizona Highways “Cavalcade of History” collection. The canvas giclées of paintings by renowned Western artist William Ahrendt depict scenes from Arizona’s colorful history. Exhibit included with park admission $4 adult, $2 youth 7-13, children free. - Now thru June Potter Classes at Clay Hands in Tubac for all adults and kids-Fun & informative pottery classes forming for Spring & Summer. Small class size with hand building or/and wheel focus taught by local potter Diane Lisle. High Fire and Raku. Stop by at Clay Hands, 5 amino Otero or call  520-398-2885. At the Tubac Center of the Arts - "The 98's" the Art of Trudi Fletcher, 9 Plaza Road, At the Tubac Presidio -“The Anza Expedition” Video - Shown at 2pm daily in May. The Tubac Presidio will mark 2 years as a community-run state park. To celebrate, visitors to the park during the month of May will be treated to a free showing of the film “The Anza Expedition” in our air-conditioned Visitor Center. This documentary tells the story of Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza who led over 240 settlers and soldiers on an epic journey that would change history. In 1775 they made the difficult 1,200-mile trek across unknown lands from Tubac to the Pacific coast where they founded San Francisco. The history of the Anza Expedition connects to timeless themes of emigration, opportunity, diversity and faith. The film is included with Park admission $4 adult, $2 youth 7-12 and children free. Gunpowder Press Exhibit and Ambos Nogales Vintage Photo Gallery - Open daily through June 30, 2012, 9am-5pm new Printing Exhibit at the Tubac Presidio Museum featuring the equipment used to print Frank Griffin’s Tubac Arizonian in the late 1950s.  Frank and his wife Gay came to Tubac from Indiana in 1956 and were prominent figures in the historical restoration and cultural growth of the village. They built the complex of buildings known as “El Presidito” in 1957 on the corner of Burruel and Calle Iglesia across from what is now the state park. Inspired by the fact that Tubac was the site of Arizona’s first newspaper, Frank and Gay started the Gunpowder Press and began publishing the Tubac Arizonian. The exhibit includes editions of the newspaper and other samples of

May 4-16 Hi-Art: A High School Art Exhibition, Tubac Center of the Arts, 10:00am-5:00pm, 9 Plaza Rd. Hi-Art is an annual Tubac Center of the Arts exhibition of high school students’ work, featuring artwork by students at Rio Rico High School, Sahuarita High School and Nogales High School.  The exhibition provides students with the opportunity to experience the entire process of entering their artwork in an exhibition, from writing their artist biographies and statements of the art, to selling their entries.  All proceeds for sold artwork will go to the artist. Thurs, May 10 National Junior Honor Society Blood Drive, 11:00am-4:00pm, Coatimundi Middle School, Multi-Purpose Room Please donate blood.  According to the American Red Cross, every two seconds someone in America gets a blood transfusion.  Five million people will need blood this year.  This blood drive is open to the public, walk-ins are accepted.  For more information call 520-375-8800. Thurs, May 10th - Frontier Printing Press Demonstrations from 9:30am-12:30pm. Professional printer and teacher James Pagels demonstrates the Washington Press used to print Arizona’s first newspaper in 1859 and answers questions about hand press printing, type setting, and other aspects of this marvel of industrial engineering. Included with park admission $4 adult, $2 youth 7-13, children free. Tubac Presidio Park. 520-398-2252, info@ths-tubac. org. Fri, May 11, 7:30PM Baraka $7.00 - at Tubac Plaza Main Stage - Shot in 25 countries on 6 continents, Baraka is a series of stunningly photographed scenes that capture "a guided meditation on humanity." In the ancient Sufi language, Baraka is a word that translates to “the thread that weaves life together”.  Baraka is a magnificent journey without words, using a phenomenal musical score to emphasize breathtaking visuals for a mesmerizing cinematic experience., 29 Tubac Plaza. For info & directions –  (520) 398-2542 Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12 - Patagonia - the Mountain Empire begins its celebration of the Arizona Centennial - 100 Years of Statehood - with the revival of the “Patagonia Centennial Play” in the Patagonia Library courtyard. A second performance will follow on Saturday, May 12. Both nights, the Patagonia Players will present the play by Toby Armour, last performed in 1998. This historic play depicts many stories of settling this area and establishing the town of Patagonia, Arizona. Laughter, tears, legends, colorful characters and uproarious happenings abound. Centennial activities scheduled in Patagonia are sponsored by Friends of the Patagonia Library. May 11, Friday: 8:00 - 9:30 pm Patagonia Players present Patagonia Centennial Play in Library courtyard May 12, Saturday: 1:00 pm - Photographs of local history on display in Patagonia Town Hall. 2:45 pm - History Walk begins at Patagonia Community Center. 3:00 pm - History Walk ends at the Community United Methodist Church with an old-fashioned Hymn Sing. 3:45 pm - Dedication of the Legacy Garden and live local music at the Patagonia Public Library. 5:30 pm - Patagonia Montessori School

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k ino FesTival c elebraTed at the Tubac Presidio May 16 - 20, 2012

Wednesday, May 16 through Sunday, May 20 Tubac Presidio State Historic Park: 9am-5pm daily - The Presidio Museum will display a series of informational panels on the life of Father Kino, on loan from the Kino Heritage Society. The panels describe Kino’s contributions to mapmaking, agriculture, ranching and transportation during his many expeditions to establish missions across the Southwest and Mexico. Park admission $4 adult, $2 youth 7-13, children free. Wednesday, May 16 -Tumacácori National Historical Park: 8:30am-12:00 noon - FREE guided tour to the Kino established missions of Guevávi and Tumacácori and the related mission of Calabasas founded by Father Pauer. These fragile ruins are normally closed to the public and can be visited only as part of this special reserved tour. A volunteer docent from Tumacácori National Historical Park will lead the tour. Participants will meet at the Tumacácori Mission at 8:30am and car pool to the site. Please sign up for the tour in advance by contacting the Tumacácori Mission, 520-398-2341, or the Tubac Presidio, 520-398-2252 or Thursday, May 17 - Tubac Presidio State Historic Park: 12 noon - A Spanish language movie about the life of Father Kino will be shown in the Visitor Center. “Kino: La Leyenda del Cura Negro” was filmed in Mexico in 1993 with Enrique Rocha and Rodolfo de Anda. Nominated for 11 Academy Awards. FREE Tumacácori National Historical Park: 1pm - Guest musician from Sonora, Mexico will perform music related to Padre Kino in the mission courtyard. Park admission $3 (16 or older), Interagency Pass accepted. 2pm - Guest speaker from Sonora, Mexico will talk about Padre Kino and his agricultural contributions. Park admission $3 (16 or older), Interagency Pass accepted. Friday, May 18 - Tubac Presidio State Historic Park: 2pm – Guest speaker from Sonora, Mexico will talk about Padre Kino and his agricultural contributions. A Sonoran musician will perform music related to Padre Kino. Park admission $4 adults, $2 youth 7-13, children free. Saturday, May 19 - Tubac Presidio State Historic Park: 12 noon – The 1977 fact-based movie "The Story of Father Kino" will be shown in the Visitor Center. Richard Egan stars as Kino with co-stars Ricardo Montalban, Cesar Romero and John Ireland. FREE. San Xavier Mission: 12:30 and 1:15pm - Guided tours of the mission by docents of the Patronado de San Xavier, FREE. 2pm - Guest speaker from Sonora, Mexico will speak on Padre Kino and San Xavier, FREE. 2:30pm - Courtyard reception with guest musician from Sonora, Mexico performing music related to Padre Kino, FREE. Sunday, May 20 - Tubac Presidio State Historic Park:


he Tubac Presidio State Historic Park has been invited by the Institute of Culture of Sonora, Mexico to participate in the 15th Annual Kino Festival honoring the life of Father Kino, a 17thcentury Jesuit missionary and explorer. The festival is part of a regional celebration in communities throughout Sonora, Mexico and Arizona from May 16 through May 20, 2012. The Festival Kino has been celebrated in Magdalena de Kino, Sonora where Padre Kino’s remains are preserved. Recognizing the importance of the Kino missions established in Arizona, this year the Institute is extending the festival into Arizona by collaborating with the Tubac Presidio, Tumacácori National Historical Park, Mission San Xavier del Bac and Kino Heritage Society. Padre Eusebio Francisco Kino (1645-1711) is often called the “Padre on Horseback.” Kino was a powerful instrument of change and challenge for the desert peoples. He dedicated his life to helping Native Americans in the Southwest by teaching them agricultural skills, as well as building missions and spreading Christianity. He introduced horses and cattle, as well as European crops and fruits, which helped stabilize the native food supply. A missionary, explorer, astronomer and mapmaker, Father Kino surmounted numerous challenges as he journeyed through Mexico, Arizona and California. A variety of events and displays will be hosted by the Tubac Presidio, Tumacácori Mission, San Xavier Mission and Kino Heritage Society during the five-day festival. Located in the MERCADO DE BACA TUBAC, AZ ACROSS FROM SHELBY’S BISTRO

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Sat, May 19 - 9am to 4pm, Extending the Growing Season and Adapting to Global Warming: Sustainable Growing Methods Step-by-step theoretical – and hands-on practical – “how-to” approach to the utilization of greenhouses and shade as a component of sustainable living. $200 (includes locallygrown organic lunch). Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage, Tumacácori, AZ. http://avalongardens. org/events (520) 603-9932.

sings, and Color Guard presents Arizona and US flags on the Library grounds. 6:00 - 7:30 pm Patagonia Players present Patagonia Centennial Play in Library courtyard. Also on Saturday, May 12, KPUP - Community Radio of Patagonia holds its annual fundraiser: 4:30 pm - Luau Dinner on KPUP’s patio. 7:30 pm - Luau Dance on the patio. Fri - May 11 - First Annual Talent Show, Calabasas Middle School, 6:00-8:00pm, Multi-Purpose Room. The public is invited to attend the First Annual Talent Show at Calabasas Middle School.  Prizes for first, second and third place will be awarded.  Light refreshments will be served.  There is no charge to attend.

Sat, May 19 - 5:30-7PM – Attention all bicycling or adventure enthusiasts: Mark Shelley Patio Reception Last month Mark and his brother rode their bikes following DeAnza’s footsteps from Tubac, AZ to San Gabriel, CA. Mark is coming back to share his story with us. Cost: $10 which includes wine and cheese. RSVP: 530.393.3198 or info@

Sat, May 12 - at Wisdom's Cafe in Tumacacori Second Saturday2-for-1 Margs* and musica latina band PROVA on patio ~ doors open at 4pm. Seafood specials all day. 398-2397 Sun, May 20 - at 10 am, The sky Island A Natural Bridge Connecting the Americas,  Sergio Avila will speak about this biologically diverse region. UU Church, at the Amado Territory, I-19, Exit 48 East.  May 12 - 8:30AM-6:30PM – Global Breathwork Day with Scotty Johnson and Jannelle Weakly, Tubac, AZ. Join us for this full day workshop at the beautiful Floating Stone Inn and Aqua Spa in Tubac, AZ to discover the healing, creativity and insight unleashed through a session of Holotropic Breathwork. This modality is based on the work of Stan Grof. Class fee is $140 if registration is before may 4th and $165 thereafter. Contact Scotty for information on workshop fee and to register at: 520-954-5487 Sat, May 12 - “Save the Presidio” Anniversary Celebration – from 5-7pm. Celebrate the second anniversary of the “Save the Presidio” effort to keep Arizona’s first state park open. On May 17, 2010 an historic agreement was signed by Arizona State Parks, Santa Cruz County and the Tubac Historical Society, entrusting the care of the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park to the local community. Since then the Park has been successfully run with the help of many dedicated volunteers. Join us to commemorate this milestone in the 260-year history of the Presidio at a reception with wine, appetizers and music. Several objects from the museum’s storage will be displayed for the first time including an 1855 United States map, an 18th century religious garment called a chasuble, and a number of beautiful Tohono O’odham baskets. All proceeds benefit the Tubac Presidio. For ticket information, please call 520398-2252 or Sun, May 13 - MOTHER’S DAY. Treat Mom to a fabulous Mother’s Day Brunch in our lovely dining room at Tubac Golf Resort & Spa. She is sure to love the cuisine, ambiance, live music and spectacular views of the Island Green and the Santa Rita Mountains. Mother’s Day Brunch will be served from 11am to 3pm. $39 Adults, $15 Children 12 and under, not inclusive of tax and gratuity. Reservations required, call 520.398.2678.

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Sun, May 13 - MOTHER’S DAY. Join the Cow Palace for Mother’s Day Buffet Brunch $22.95, 10:30am - 3pm. Offering regular dinner menu 3pm - 8pm. 520-398-8000. Sun, May 13th - Paws Patrol’s Cat Adoption Fair from 1pm to 4pm at Green Valley Canine, 750 W Camino Casa Verde. All cats and kittens are raised in our foster homes. For more info call 520-2074024 or visit Sun, May 13 - Fifth Annual Hal Empie Gallery - Mountain View Elementary School Art Show, 10:30am-12:30pm, Hal Empie Studio and Gallery, 33 Tubac Rd.. The public is invited to an opening reception of the western-themed artwork by Mountain View Elementary School students, who were inspired by the life and work of legendary western artist, Hal Empie.  Selected pieces will be on display at the Hal Empie Gallery May 13-19. For more information, call 398-2811 or 375-8400. Tues, May 15 - SCVUSD No. 35 Governing Board Meeting, 5:30pm, District Office, Board Room. The public is invited to attend the regular bimonthly meeting of the district governing board. Thurs, May 17 - 5:30PM – at The Floating Stone Inn Alkaline/ Ionized Water Demonstration - Come see first hand, in many cases, how simply changing your water can change your health. We will cover the history of how the drinking water developed out of japanese medical community and cover the special properties this water offers. You will learn how the various pH levels of the water can be used in a variety of household applications that reduces the toxic load of what we are all exposed to. This is a Free community event and will include a light snack that demonstrates how the water improves the flavor and texture of food. Please RSVP at 530.393.3198 or

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Sat, May 19 - at Tubac Plaza Main Stage - 7:00PM Los Pinguos Ages 18 & up - $14 advance / $19 day of show; Ages 6 to 17 - ½ price; Ages 5 & under – free. Vivacious and infectious, the sound of Los Pinguos has claimed fans worldwide, from their hometown to the streets of Los Angeles, with their mixture of Latin rhythms, Spanish guitars, Cuban Tres, Peruvian cajón (box-drum), bass and harmonizing vocals. 29 Tubac Plaza. For info & directions – (520) 398-2542 Sun, May 20 - SUMMER PARTY AT DOS SILOS. Join us for the first of our Summer Fun Parties at Dos Silos. The party starts at 4pm with live entertainment from the Clear Creek Band and includes a delicious buffet, family style with one Margarita, Sangria or a glass of house wine, $25 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations required, call 520.398.2678. Add on our Spectacular Sunday room package complete with breakfast for two and 25% off golf, $150 plus tax and resort fee. To reserve this package please call 520.398.2211. Tues, May 22 - Site Council Meeting, 5:00pm, Calabasas Middle School, Multi-Purpose Room. The public is invited to attend the monthly school meeting with teachers, parents, and community members to discuss student achievement, safety, and other matters related to improvement of the school. Wed, May 23 - at Wisdom's Cafe in Tumacacori - Lasertech Dentistry - presentation on their state-of-the-art facility, highly trained dentists, services and more ` includes free, light lunch. 398-2397. Wed, May 23 - Rio Rico High School Graduation, 7:00pm, High School Athletic Field. The public is invited to join family and friends for the high school’s annual graduation ceremonies.  Guest speaker is Principal John Fanning, Coatimundi Middle School. May 25 - At the Tubac Presidio - Fiber Art Friday - 10am12:30pm Join fiber art enthusiasts at the Tubac Presidio on the last

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18 & up; ½ price – ages 12 to 17; Ages 11 & under – free. Lively duo from Scotland featuring Aaron Jones of the famous “Old Blind Dogs” and all-Ireland flute champion, Claire Mann. This outstanding duo met in the thriving Edinburgh folk music scene back in 1997 and over the years they have developed a unique and exciting musical relationship which enthralls audiences with a mixture of traditional and original Scottish and Irish music and song.  Proceeds benefit teen & young adult rehabilitation programs and Avalon Gardens Internships. , 29 Tubac Plaza. For info & directions www.  (520) 398-2542 Sun, June 10 - Paws Patrol's Cat Adoption Fair is from 1pm to 4pm at Green Valley Canine, 750 W Camino Casa Verde. All cats and kittens are raised in our foster homes. For more information, call 520-207-4024 or see our website, Sun, June 10 - 10AM-4PM - at The Floating Stone Inn Evolve to Live Playshop – Drum Sex.In this all day Playshop we will begin by using music, drums and conscious movement to experience what it feels like to truly be present in our bodies. Cost: $47 The facilitator is Pati Hope, founder of ETL, traveling author & inspirational speaker. RSVP: Pati 530.913.8288 or June 12 - July 5th - Summer Arts at the Tubac Center of the Arts from 9:30 am go 3:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each week. Students bring their lunch each day.The cost for attending the program is $195.00 – 4 weeks;$150.00 – 3 weeks; $100.00 – 2 weeks; $50.00 – 1 week. Students may enroll for a minimum of one week. For more information about classes and registration please contact Traci Quinn, Education Coordinator at 520.398.2371 or or visit our website www. Saturday, June 23 - 10AM-4PM – at The Floating Stone Inn Evolve to Live Playshop – Ask the Question... Tell the Stories. Facilitator, Pati Hope, has discovered in her life, simply by asking the the person directly involved, it eliminates the need for gossip, speculation, hurt feelings and misunderstandings. Pati continues to work diligently with Clear Direct Communication in her personal life and she passes on her experiences in this all day FUN Playshop! Cost: $47 RSVP: Pati 530.913.8288 or info@ Fri, June 29 - At the Tubac Presidio - Fiber Art Friday - 10am12:30pm Join fiber art enthusiasts at the Tubac Presidio on the last Friday of the month in May and June. Bring your knitting, crochet, spinning or quilting project and gather for uninterrupted fiber art time. Hosted by members of the Southwest Fiber Arts Resource Group. Included with Park admission, $4 adult, $2 youth 7-13, children free.

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Thurs, June 7 - Tubac Plaza Main Stage at 6:30pm - Irish / Scottish Concert with Aaron Jones & Claire Mann $15- ages

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TUBAC HOME SALES - Resale home SALES as reported by MLS - March 2 - May 3, 2012 Address


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happy birthday to me! It is that time of year rolled ‘round again to remind me I have lived long enough to know that life moves fast and has rewards and challenges we can’t anticipate. I was born into a generation who believed that things were going to get progressively better. And they have, in so many ways. I’ve watched the United States evolve into a more compassionate place, despite our sleazy political campaigns. I’ve seen us offer our citizens all sorts of things my parents only hoped for; things like better schools, financial aid, improved medical care, civil rights, animal rights and social security. Although I lost family and friends to illnesses that no longer have to be fatal, I rejoice for those who will not. But we aren’t done yet, are we? Don’t we still have to raise the bar? We want the fairest courts, the most sensible laws, the best educators, the cleanest air and the continuation of hard won protections we put in place for our daughters and sons. I watched us fly to the moon, literally move mountains, restore cities spoiled in smog, clean rivers, re-plant forests and pull roads across the country to connect one end to another. I remember when bridges were erected that defied imagination; tunnels dug, dams built, water channeled. For a while we were number one in health care, in justice, in opportunity and education. We like to be in first place, and try to correct our blunders, preserve what cannot be replaced and protect our environment. I worry about the toxicity of soil and shrinking sources of water. (I have grandchildren, after all.) I try not to think about the key deer, kit foxes,

spotted owls, bumble bees and the 900 plus native critters that are on the threatened species list, but I do. Just as we want to protect the creatures of the earth, we want to remember our own species and take care of the very young, the disabled and the needy. We want our mothers and fathers to know there is a net under them as they age, and police and fireman to rescue us when we call. While I respect the systems of law and care that are in place to insure our wellbeing and the well-being of others, I, for one, want to honor their distinct responsibilities. I don’t want rogue protective services or an armed nation. Vigilantes, bounty hunters, neighborhood watch groups, local militias, Minutemen and such scare me, as does easy gun access. They are signs of fear and brutishness, representing the success of those wishing to frighten us, keep us slightly off-balance. Too many hunters empowered with too many guns almost insures tragic mistakes. I had hoped we would evolve like so many other modern nations, disarming for the sake of safety and civility. Maybe we should follow post-war Nicaragua, bury our guns in a cement heap and free our gazillion prisoners. (743 per 100,000 -- more than all the European countries combined.) Speaking of outrageous numbers, since I have been born, the universe has expanded exponentially. In fact, it expands at a rate of billions of miles in all directions daily, and houses 70,000 million, million, million stars that are dying and being born at rates we can only imagine. Aren’t the heavens all the more amazing in the light of this new knowledge? Isn’t it remarkable that 95% of our universe is filled with dark stuff that confounds us? Don’t we want science to seek and find stunning

new data? I mean, there’s so much left to do! Let’s cure Cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, mental disorders, cystic fibrosis and all those other menaces that disrupt life and cause families intense pain. We have the potential for life improving discoveries. We need to know more about cause and effect. Humans are hard-working task masters and spiritual, too. However, while we profess to love creativity and good intentions, we tend to distrust high intellect and new ideas. Perhaps it’s because so many of us are traditionalists at the core. Perhaps we’ll grow psychologically as the cosmos stretches. I love being part of an expanding universe and part of an eclectic nation. I fear that we may become complacent with our past successes or dismiss the very thing that made this country strong. Our diversity has set us apart and now we are turning away immigrants who could enrich our nation and the world with their extraordinary talents and energy. Immigration laws have become so tight, our colleges and universities now produce experts that are forced to go elsewhere to work. I feel so lucky! I was accidentally born in this land where people have choices, where they can recover and respond to a changing world and its complex demands. To be an American has always meant to move forward, not backward, and I am grateful to be here for my piece of the action. What a day! What a world! What a life! Yes! Happy Birthday to me.



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dentifying a significant community need, Boy Scout Ty Schneider, 17, led a crew of about 16 volunteers in March to improve the exterior appearance of the Rojas House inside the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park.

An ocotillo rib fence was originally part of the home when it was lived in and Kinsley said there is a photo to prove that. However, when the property became part of the park it had a decrepit chicken wire fence which was soon removed.

Schneider, who lives in Tucson and is a member of Troop 747 in the Boy Scouts of America Catalina Council, said he chose the project as part of the requirements to become an Eagle Scout.

The work meant that this area of the park looks much nicer than it did before, Kinsley said, and the volunteers “preserved a cultural treasure for others to enjoy.”

“I thought it would be hard,” he said. “But because I got so many people, it actually was pretty easy.” Schneider made three trips to the state park in Tubac to talk with park director Shaw Kinsley prior to the March 10 work day. Schneider had to plan the project, develop a budget, ask for donations, request volunteer help and organize the schedule. The Rojas House is a row house which demonstrates the way average people lived in the early 1900s in the Santa Cruz Valley and in Southern Arizona. Constructed of mud adobe, it’s compact and has just three rooms, but lacks an indoor bathroom. Schneider’s project had three parts – a three-foot tall fence of ocotillo, mimicking an original fence, was constructed around the front of the house; an extension was added to the metal roof of the small tack house; and the exterior wood trim around windows and doors was repainted in blue. Kinsley said he’s thrilled with the result. The woodwork urgently needed paint since in some spots it was down to bare wood. The roof extension on the north side of the tack room is a critical improvement to protect the structure’s wall from erosion by rainwater, he said.

He felt Schneider did a great job. “He Photos by Chip Travers was thoughtful, and careful, and he was decisive, making many decisions” on the day of the project, Kinsley said. So many volunteers came to assist that the project was completed earlier than expected and Kinsley was able to have a few other small projects done around the park, he said. The budget for the work was about $512, with another $100 needed for lunches and beverages for the volunteers, Schneider said.

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He said he had to go to about 10 hardware stores to find the fencing wire needed to make sure the ocotillo fence was sturdy. He received a 20 percent discount on the ocotillo ribs, among other donations. Also participating were Scoutmaster Sam Aston, Venture Crew advisor Chip Travers, and his parents, Sheri and Jerry Schneider. Hygienist on Site

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Happy May and June to all you dear people. The mountains remain majestic, the Grosbeak are back in all their glory, the Orioles are brighter than ever, the mourning doves still mourn, birthdays come and go, friends move on to other lives, the sun is getting warmer, the stars becoming brighter what a wonderful life, all is right with the world! Enjoy each day! "Everything's coming up Roses." When WWII ended in 1945, Rano Papini and I were married. We were both stationed at Fort Romulus Air Force Base in Wayne, Michigan. He was a mess sergeant and I was a driver in the motor pool. We bought a home in Northville, Michigan and Rano found a job at the Daisy Air Rifle Company in Plymouth, Michigan.

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He began making coffee and bringing donuts from a local bakery, so he could supply breakfast for work men who came early. President Cass Hough knowing that Rano had been a cook in the Army allowed him to open a small cafeteria in an unused room in the plant, and it thrived, with 10-15 cent sandwiches and 35 cent meals.

Rogers, at that time, a lovely city of 5,000 was good to us and our children, Penn, age 12, Claire, age 11 and Rano Paul age 3. They liked school, made dear friends and were happy.

I was always a Republican, voting as my parents had and in Rogers I worked on Win Rockerfeller's campaign, he was governor from 1967-1971. When Bill Clinton began his campaign for governor I could feel the change coming. The 100th anniversary of Daisy's existence cinched it for me. Governor Bill Clinton was the main speaker. I gave a brief history of Daisy but he won the crowd over. He was eloquent and statesmanlike when he said good-night, he told me he'd never forget my name, PAPINI, because it sounded like a B.B. rocking off a tin roof! He never did forget me, nor I him. I voted for Bill Clinton to become president each time, I'm a full blown democrat. Love me or leave me, I can't change, I still care for my readers. Now, I'm hoping Hillary becomes president in 2016!

Daisy was besieged with the Union wanting to take over and Cass was faced with the choice of moving the Daisy Co. to Rogers, Arkansas. Gov. Orval Faubus at that time governor, had just integrated the high schools in ~ Today is God's gift to me, what I do with it is my gift to God! Little Rock. ~ For a crispy fruit pie, brush bottom of pie crust with soft butter and allow to dry, pie won't be soggy.

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The Union was voted out, and Daisy moved in 1958. Rano's little cafeteria moved to Arkansas along with the Daisy plant. There were about 20 couples that were flown to Rogers, to see the city and meet the people, we had a wonderful weekend and all decided to move with Daisy.

Mashed Potatoes with Cauliflower 1 lb. Yukon Gold potatoes, cut in 2 in. pieces 1 small head cauliflower, cut in 1 in. flowerets 2/3 c. milk 2 tbl. butter salt and peper to taste Arrange potatoes in steamer pan and steam for 10 minutes, add cauliflower to pan and cook till tender, both veggies. Heat the milk and butter in small pan, put veggies in large bowl with warm milk mix and mash smooth, season with salt and pepper. Just Delightful! ~ Your gilt frame around a picture or a mirror is dull? Rub with a cloth dipped in beer, it really makes a difference!

Quick Lemon Meringue Pie 1 can (15 oz) sweetened condensed milk 1/2 c lemon juice grated rind of one lemon 2 eggs, separated 3 tbl granulated sugar Baked 8-inch pie shell Blend milk, lemon juice, rind, and egg yolks, stirring until thickened. Fill baked pie shell. Top with meringue made by beating egg whites until stiff and gradually beating in the sugar. Brown at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Chill before serving.

Corn Casserole 2 cans corn, drained 2 tbl. butter 4 oz. cream cheese 1/4 c. cream can of green chilies Bake at 350 degrees 1/2 hour till tasty. 3 ears of fresh corn, cooked in microwave for 3 minutes and scraped is delightful!

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Tubac Community Center: follow Calle Igelsia around the bend, or from the East Frontage Road, take Bridge Road to the end.

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