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Vol. V No. 11

October 2010

Events Around Tubac

Farewell, Don Garate

Art: A Human Need

Santa Cruz

The Ainsa Brothers Part4

School Board Positions

Borderlands Photographer

Remnants from Ruthie

Tubac Trailer Tether

Humane Society Visit

County Update THS: Geoffrey Wingfield Artifacts C e l e b r a t i n g

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Outside the village La Paloma de Tubac (520) 398-9231


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

ALL SAINTS ANGLICAN CHURCH (520) 777-6601 AMADO RV & SELF STORAGE (520) 398-8003 October 2010 Villager Supporters Map art rendering by Roberta Rogers. Work in progress. Unmarked structures may be open businesses. Call 398-3980 for corrections.


De Anza Restaurante & Cantina (520) 398-0300

Old Presidio Traders (520) 398-9333

Roberta Rogers Studios (520) 979-4122

James Culver Leather Studios (520) 398-1841

The Red Door Gallery (520) 398-3943

Beads of Tubac (520) 398-2070

Rogoway Galleries (520) 398-2041 Heir Looms Old World Imports (520) 398-2369 Tumacookery (520) 398-9497 Casa Fina de Tubac (520) 398-8620 Tara's House of Horror (520) 661-1100

DAVID SIMONS ARTIST (520) 331-9735

Jane's Attic (520) 398-9301

Casa Maya de Mexico (520) 398-9373


Shelby's Bistro (520) 398-8075 Tubac Fitness Center (520) 398-9940 Emmy's Pilates Studio (520) 275-3323 Long Realty Tubac (520) 398-2862

FOWLER CLEANERS (520) 270-4105

TJ's Tubac Ranch Tortuga Books (520) 398-8381 & Coffee Beans Italian Peasant restaurant (520) 398-8109 (520) 398-2668 Casa Maya de Mexico Tubac Market (520) 398-3933 (520) 398-1010 Old Tubac Inn MIJ Hair and Nails (520) 398-3161 (520) 398-3206 Brasher Real Estate, Inc. (520) 398-2506


Take the Frontage Rd north to Tubac Art Exchange (520) 237-5439, Village Counseling (520) 820-1678, Realty executives Team Bill Mack & Sally Robling (520) 398-2770 & Charlie Meaker (520) 237-2414, and the Tubac Villager (520) 398-3980. Head further north to the Tubac Golf Resort & Spa (520) 398-2211 where you will find Stables Ranch Grille (520) 398-2678 & Dos Silos Comida Mexicana (520) 398-3787


Take the Frontage Road south to Wisdom's CafĂŠ, (520) 398-2397 the Tumacacori National Historical Park (520) 398-2341 & the Santa Cruz Chili Company (520) 398-2591


October 2010 TUBAC VILLAGER This journal is made possible through the support of local advertisers, artists and writers... please visit their unique businesses and let them know where you saw their ad, art or article. The Tubac Villager is a locally owned and independently operated journal, published monthly to celebrate the art of living in Southern Arizona. Letters are welcome.

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October 2010 Circulation: 10,000. The Villager is made available at 180 Tucson locations and 400 Phoenix locations by Certified Folder Display, and offered free of charge at locations and businesses in Tubac, Tumacacori, Carmen, Green Valley, Nogales, Rio Rico, Amado and Arivaca, Arizona.

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Advertising, Articles, Deadlines

On this month's cover:

"Tin Cup Hole, Tubac" oil, 12" x 16" by Tubac artist, Walter Blakelock Wilson

"Tin Cup Hole, Tubac" is from a series of "Golfing Views," being created by Wilson who is an avid golfer and a 22-year, original, founding-member of the Tubac Golf Resort. Wilson says he loves the course and that he is capturing courses' "lyrical landscapes and the patterns they form." The Tin Cup Hole in Tubac was immortalized in the movie "Tin Cup," Starring Kevin Costner. Wilson is also working on paintings of other courses that he has played and admires in Scotland and Colorado. Paintings will show at the Karin Newby Gallery. The Karin Newby Gallery can be reached at 520-398-9662 if you would like to know more about "Golfing Views."

Tubac Artist Profile: Walter Blakelock Wilson

Walter Blakelock Wilson was inspired by the paintings made by his great grandfather, nineteenth century American painter, Ralph Albert Blakelock. Drawing and painting throughout his youth, Walter's first commission for a large painting was that of a New England church in 1943 for a New York City interior designer. Wilson says that he has been "project oriented" ever since. Born in 1929, Wilson graduated with honors in Fine Arts from Colgate University in 1951. He married his wife Patty in 1952, when he became an Air Force pilot. He flew C-46 Troop Carrier aircraft in the Korean War and

painted Air Force murals, portraits of generals, and character studies of local people after the war while stationed in Japan. The Wilsons settled in Colorado Springs in 1956 and raised six children. Wilson earned a Masters Degree in Art at Colorado College in 1964. Besides teaching Art, Wilson specialized in portrait painting, landscapes, stage and scenic design, and custom artwork for corporations. He is represented in over 300 collections and his work has been in numerous museum exhibitions, one-man shows, and has received Best of Show awards and other honors.

Wilson's studio has been in Tubac since 1988. Prior to that he was in Colorado Springs for thirtytwo years, where Wilson headed the Art Department at Fountain Valley School, founded Lease Art Company, andThe Art Bank & Oriental Rug Center. His sons, Richard, Blake and Lincoln now own those businesses in Colorado Springs and Tubac.

Wilson has recently finished a collection of his artwork in a new book, Walter Blakelock Wilson/an American Artist/66 years of painting with 224 pages, 316 illustrations and 254 color plates of landscapes, portraits, historical subjects along with essays and photographs.

Inquire on book availability and view Walter Blakelock Wilson's paintings, as well as other important work from 19th and 20th century artists

currently showing at the Tubac Art Exchange at 2243 E. Frontage Road in Tubac, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 1 to 5 pm Or Call 520-237-5439 to schedule an appointment Online at:

Sponsored by: Anza Trail Coalition of Arizona - Tubac Historical Society - Tubac Rotary - Tubac Chamber of Commerce

Tu m a c á c o r i Na t i o n a l H i s t o r i c a l Pa r k

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Pub l i c O p e n H o u s e We are continuing the planning process to help us determine how the park will be managed for the next 15-20 years. You are a vital part of this important effort. Please come share your ideas at one of two meetings about the draft management alternatives. Wednesday, October 6, 2010 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Tubac Community Center, 50 Bridge Road, Tubac, AZ 85646

A brief presentation will be given at 2:30 pm and 5:30.


Anza Days


Saturday October 16th 2010 9am - 5pm A Family Event

The Village » » » » » » » »

Pascua Yaqui - Deer Dancers & Artisans Town Crier - Charles Poston (1825-1902) Anza Expedition (1775) - Re-enactment Ride Presidio Garrison (circa 1775) - Soldados & Gear The Perils of Inez Gonzalez (1854) Mowry - Cross Duel (June 8, 1859) The story of Baca Float No. 3 A Lesson on Moonshine Mescal (circa 1920) The Presidio Park (Park Fees Apply) Plein Air Paint Out - Spanish Colonial Living History - Lectures & Storytelling - For The Kids Adobe Brick Making - Face Painting - Clay imprints

For additional information: Park Headquarters: 520-398-2341 http://www./

National Park Service

U.S. Department of the Interior

The Plaza Smoked Pork Shoulder - Tri Tip - Sausage Indian Fry Bread - Mexican Cuisine - Ice Cream Sonoran Hot Dogs - Kettle Korn

Where Art & History Meet


e-mail: or call 520.398.2252

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park is now being operated by volunteers under the direction of the Tubac Historical Society. The Park represents the history in Tubac’s motto: The Town Where Art and History Meet. Please help with your time, talent, and treasure to make the Tubac Presidio Park the best it can be. Stop by between 9 and 5, Thursday through Monday to see how you can be a part of this extraordinary challenge. Address: 1 Burruel Rd., Tubac; Phone: (520) 398-2252 email

WED, OCT 6TH - BAHA'I INFORMAL MEETING/SOCIAL GATHERING in Tubac at 7pm. Theme - Music - The Universal Language? Call 398-2128 for info & directions.For more info on the Baha’i Faith, call 1-800-22-UNITE or go to contact

ONGOING FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS IN OCTOBER - AGUA LINDA FARMS FALL FESTIVAL includes hayrides, petting zoo and kid friendly hay-bale maze , live music. $7/car. Call 398-3218. SATURDAYS - CENTERING PRAYER, meeting in private homes in Tubac at 9am. Centering Prayer is a method and a discipline described in the writings of FR. THOMAS KEATING. Newcomers (men and women) are always welcome. For a printed pamphlet and location, call Barbara Gray 825-9877.

WED, OCT 6TH - WEDNESDAYS WINE TASTING at Wisdom's Cafe from 5-6:30pm. $5/person. Call 398-2397.

The Prickly Pair by Josh Cicci

SATURDAY NIGHTS - MUSIC ON THE PATIO at Shelby's Bistro. Call 398-8075. 1ST & 3RD THURSDAYS - DIABETES COMMUNITY CLASS. Free -- Walk-in, 10-11:30am at the Carondelet Medical Mall, 400 W. Camino Casa Verde. Enter through courtyard gate between lobbies. Questions? 872-6055 3RD THURSDAY - DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP at Friends in Deed, at 1 pm. 301 W. Camino Casa Verde, GV. Questions? 872-6055. WEEKENDS IN OCTOBER - TARA'S HOUSE OF HORROR - Oct 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 &31 at La Entrada de Tubac. Call 661-1100.

TUES, OCT 5TH - ARIZONA SENATE AND HOUSE (DISTRICTS 25 & 30) CANDIDATES PUBLIC OPEN FORUM at the Tubac Community Center, 50 Bridge Road at 5:30pm. Call 520 2370843. WED, OCT 6TH - TUMACACORI NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE from 2-4pm and 5-7pm at the Tubac Community Center, 50 Bridge Rd. We are continuing the planning process to help us determine how the park will be managed for the next 15-20 years. You are a vital part of this important effort. Please come share your ideas at one of two meetings about the draft management alternatives. Call 398-2341.

THURS, OCT 7TH - EXPERIENCE ART AND THE SACRED--CREATE YOUR OWN MANDALA with Peggy Delgadillo, Art Therapist from 3-5pm in the Green Valley Library, Open to public * free of charge. Call 663-5944. FRI, OCT 8TH - FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE MUSIC at Wisdom's Cafe featuring Eduardo Valencia. Call 398-2397. SAT, OCT 9TH - ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMISSION CANDIDATES PUBLIC OPEN FORUM at the Tubac Community Center, 50 Bridge Road at 1:30pm. Call 520 237-0843. SAT, OCT 9TH MEDITATION RETREAT TO FOCUS ON “OPENING THE HEART” The Tubac Buddhist Meditation Center will sponsor a half-day meditation retreat on these practices, designed to help us to apply "The Four Positive Emotions"


Celebrate the fall when you book a 50-minute Tubac Massage or Facial at regular price, we’ll upgrade you to an 80-minute service for FREE*. Simply mention this offer when booking your spa service. * Must make appointment in advance and mention upgrade at time of booking. Not valid on Saturdays. Offer expires 10/31/10. TUBAC GOLF RESORT Proudly Presents the

“Tubac Jazz Festival” Saturday, October 30th, 2010 2 PM-5PM in the SALON SPECIAL in OCTOBER

Book a Specialty manicure or pedicure and receive a FREE paraffin wax OR book a custom cut & receive a glossing treatment for half price! Call to book now - 520-398-3545 SPA/520-398-3543 SALON


Resort Plaza. Seating is limited, please bring your own low profile lawn chair Admission & Parking is free, but we are requesting donations to support the Community Food Bank of Santa Cruz County Cash Bar & Beverage Concessions Available No Outside food and beverage allowed. Original Wildcat Jass Band” 2 - 3:30 pm “Cushing Street Cool Jazz Quintette ” featuring vocalist Julie Ann 3:30 - 5pm General information and room reservations 800-848-7893

OPENING FRI, OCT 15TH - BEYOND THE LENS Juried Photography Exhibition at the Tubac Center of the Arts. Opening reception 5-7pm. Ken Rosenthal is the juror for this year's "Beyond the Lens" photography exhibit. Call 398-2371.

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Celebration in Tubac from 9am to 5pm. The celebration will take place throughout the village as well as in Tubac Presidio State Historic Park. The Park has a $4 fee for adults and $2 fee for children 7-13 (children under 7 are free). All activities in the village of Tubac are free of charge. Tubac will come alive with historic reenactments, music and dance. Period demonstrations will give visitors a glimpse into the past including the operation of a printing press which was used in Tubac in 1859.  A highlight of the celebration will be a horseback ride from the Tumacacori Mission to Tubac, recalling the historic 1200 ride of Juan Bautista de Anza. Call 398-2704 or 398-2252.

The Tubac Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the 2011 Tubac Festival of the Arts. The dates for the annual fine arts and crafts festival are February 9-13, 2011.

One of the most eclectic displays of art in the Southwest, the juried event is southern Arizona’s longest running art festival. Interested artists and craftspeople from around the country are invited to apply. Applications are available online at www.tubacaz. com. Or contact the Tubac Chamber of Commerce for an application, 520-398-2704 or The application deadline is October 30, 2010.

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FRI, OCT 15TH, SAT, OCT 16TH, & SUN, OCT 17TH - Daily Demonstrations by Navajo Silversmiths Monroe & Lillie Ashley at Old Presidio Traders in Tubac at 27 Tubac Road. More information, call: 398-9333.


SAT, OCT 9TH - THE RETRO ROCKETS , Great Music of the 60s at Old Tubac Inn. Call 398-3161.

THURS, FRI & SAT, OCT 14TH, 15TH & 16TH - Santa Cruz Shoestring Players perform “NIGHT OF THE IGUANA” at 7pm at the Community Performing Arts Center, 1250 W. Continental Road, GV. $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Call 399-1750.

FRI, OCT 15TH - FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE MUSIC at Wisdom's Cafe featuring Amber Norgaard. Call 3982397.

Happy Thanksgiving


of love, compassion, joy, and equanimity to all aspects of our lives. Khenpo Drimed Dawa (Dr. Dean Pielstick), President of Dharmakirti College, returns to TBMC to lead the retreat, which will include instruction, guided and silent meditation, and group discussion. Appropriate for advanced and beginning meditators of all spiritual traditions. The retreat will be held from 8:30-Noon at 2247 E. Frontage Rd., Suite 2, Tubac. The cost is $30, including a mid-morning snack, and scholarships are available. Information and registration at, or call 398-1108.

THURS, OCT 14TH - Santa Cruz Valley Chapter Arizona Archaeological Society - Noted area archaeologist Allen Dart presents THE HOHOKAM SOUTHERN FRONTIER REVISITED: RECENT EXCAVATIONS AT THE CONTINENTAL SITE. His topic will be recent archaeological data related to the southern extent of the Hohokam culture into the Santa Cruz River valley. Presentation at Santa Cruz County’s North County Facility, 50 Bridge Road, Tubac at 7pm. Call 520-207-7151.

Stables is featuring a Special ThreeCourse Plated Thanksgiving Menu: A Trio of House-Made Salads, Choice of 3 Entrees, Trio of Autumn Desserts, and FreshBaked Breads

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Certificate of Necessity to operate its own ambulance service, Tubac Fire Chief Kevin Keeley said.

New fire station

County manager fired,


The Tubac Fire District was scheduled to open its fourth fire station in early October. The construction was funded by a bond election approved by voters in November 2008.

The Tubac Fire District includes all of north Rio Rico and it operates three fire stations in Rio Rico and one in Tubac.

Tubac Fire Chief Kevin Keeley said that in addition to providing better service for residents in the southern part of the fire district, those who live in Tubac and Amado may see quicker response times because the crews won’t have to leave Tubac Fire Stations No. 1 and No. 2 as often for calls on the east side of the Santa Cruz River.

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Carlos Rivera, a Santa Cruz County employee since 1998, has been named interim County Manager, to replace Greg Lucero. Photo by Kathleen Vandervoet

Much of the equipment for the newest station, located at 149 Ruta Camaron near East Pendleton Drive in northeast Rio Rico, was paid for by the bond election. The staffing was made available by transferring crews who previously worked for the Tubac Fire District covering ambulance

service in the Sonoita area.

The Sonoita Elgin Fire Department paid the Tubac Fire District for this, but the organizations mutually decided to end the agreement in August when the Sonoita Fire Department received a state-required

Giving no explanation, the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors voted 2-1 on Sept. 15 to fire County Manager Greg Lucero. He had worked in the position for nearly nine years and his salary was $145,726 a year. County Supervisor John Maynard voted in favor of Supervisor Rudy Molera’s motion to fire Lucero. Supervisor Manuel Ruiz was opposed.

At the Sept. 22 board meeting, all three supervisors voted to name Deputy County Manager Carlos Rivera as the interim County Manager. Ruiz, board chairman, said, “We need to have someone in charge until this board decides what action it wants to go on.”










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Rivera came to work for Santa Cruz County in 1998 as personnel director and was named deputy county manager on April 7, 1999, in addition to remaining as personnel director. His salary in that position is $97,843 a year.

School budget override election Nov. 2

Voters are being asked on Nov. 2 to support continuation of a school budget override that was approved in an election four years ago. If a “yes” vote prevails, the property tax rate for the current budget override will not rise, but will remain at the present rate, said Carol Cullen, a member of the political action committee endorsing the issue.

The Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35 educates about 3,500 children who live in Amado, Tubac, Tumacacori and Rio Rico, Supt. Dan Fontes said. The budget override in the current school year provides $846,000

which is spent for four art teachers, two band directors, 2.5 library positions, three physical education teachers, two preschool teachers, four teachers and a director for high school career education, along with some transportation and supplies for career education. Cullen said if the override is approved by voters, it will remain in effect for seven years.

Tubac teacher wins award

Tubac resident Toni Ann Schadler was named “Teacher of the Year” for Santa Cruz County. The award was announced Aug. 20 at a ceremony at the Esplendor Resort in Rio Rico. Schadler is a teacher at Coatimundi Middle School in Rio Rico. The event was co-sponsored by the office of Santa Cruz County School Superintendent Alfredo Velasquez and by the Nogales Rotary Club. As part of her award, Schadler received a $1,000 check, $1,000 in

professional development training, a $500 certificate from Cricket Communications, a night for two and day of golf at Esplendor Resort, and a makeover from Stage store. Another nominated teacher was Hallie Birkett, who with her husband, Joseph, is the co-publisher of the Tubac Villager. Birkett is a social studies teacher at Rio Rico High School. In all, there were 17 nominees for “Teacher of the Year.” A sevenperson committee was appointed to review the nomination forms and the committee held personal interviews with each teacher.

No fire board

election needed

There was no competition for seats on the board of the Tubac Fire District. Although two vacant positions were supposed to be up for election on Nov. 2, that will not take place. The four-year terms of Dick

Lockwood and Herb Wisdom expire on Dec. 31. Lockwood and Wisdom decided to run for new terms and submitted required signed petitions. They were the only individuals to submit petitions by the Aug. 4 deadline. Fire Chief Kevin Keeley said the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors will be asked to declare that Lockwood and Wisdom will fill the slots. “That will save the fire district some election costs,” he said at the Aug. 25 board meeting.

The other three fire board members, who have two years left on their terms, are Mike Burns, Dottie Bergmann and Denny Scanlan. The board members serve in unpaid positions. Board meetings are generally held at 9 a.m. on the last Wednesday of each month at Tubac Fire Station No. 1 and are open to the public. Contact the writer with questions or comments at �


Geof f r e y W i n g f i e l d A r t i f a c t s

come to Tubac Historical Society thanks to "Certification" by Shaw Kinsley Have you ever read the Journal of Arizona History? It features articles about the history of our state, photo essays and critical book reviews. Subjects range from letters and reports of the 17th century missionaries to reminiscences of modern politicians. It’s a perk of membership in the Arizona Historical Society and a great way to keep up with current research into the endlessly fascinating history of our region.

The glaring omission to anyone from Tubac examining this list is the venerable Tubac Historical Society. In 2009, THS began the process of remedying the situation by applying for certification. Sadly, it was the precise time when the AHS board of directors decided upon a lengthy review of the criteria for certification. The balance of 2009 passed while this review took place, and THS again submitted its paperwork in the Spring of 2010.

Executive Director Anne Woosley and a handsome certificate signed by AHS President Jim Ronstadt. The certification is a great asset to THS as it enables us to have access to AHS curators to answer museumrelated questions and to attend workshops related to museum operations, collections management, professional development, and public programming. In addition, certified historical societies can apply for small grants to help them in their operations.

The journal began publication in 1960 as Arizoniana, and it took its current title in 1965. The THS library has a complete run and most issues have been entered in our online catalogue. Near the back of issues published in the last ten While the deliberations years or so, there is a list of regarding certification criteria ‘certified’ historical societies. were being set, longtime Tubac These number about 70 and area rancher Geoffrey Wingfield are established by Arizona died in his sleep. He lived on the law A.R.S.41-821(H) which lower flanks of the Santa Rita “requires the board of directors Mountains in an adobe towered of the Arizona Historical house built to many of the Society to designate one or Above: THS's Certification is backed by the full force specifications of the eighteenth more historic organizations of Arizona law 41-821(H) and is signed by Arizona century Presidio Real de San within each county of the Historical Society President Jim Ronstadt. Ignacio de Tubac. Geoffrey state who are incorporated as grew up on his family’s Guevavi nonprofit organizations and that are On June 14 word came by email that Ranch which encompassed the deemed to have a functioning program THS had been accepted as a Certified archaeological remains of the Guevavi of historic value based on criteria Historical Society. On September 2, Mission. Throughout his life, Geoffrey established by the AHS board of we received a warm letter from AHS was fascinated by the material culture directors.” of the past. Over time he amassed a considerable collection of Native American pottery and tools as well as a collection of antique iron pieces dating from the Spanish Colonial to the American Territorial periods.

In December, 2009, THS was approached by members of Geoffrey’s family inquiring about our interest in accepting his collection of artifacts. Over the next few weeks, representatives of THS took a look at the collection. We have never developed a serious artifact collection because of space limitations, collecting instead documents, books, maps, oral histories, and photographs. The Wingfield artifact collection is wonderful. THS volunteer Barbara Ruppman looked over images of the artifacts and matched many of them to similar objects she had worked with in the course of the Barrio de Tubac archaeological survey. Although the objects themselves have been removed from the context in which they were found (which can provide a great deal of additional information), these objects were all found in and around Tubac and tell an important part of Tubac’s story. OAXACA – TJOIN U US B IN A EXOTIC C OCTOBER 27 – NOV 3, 2010 TRADITIONS, ART, AND ARCHAEOLOGY

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Above: Patty Hilpert brings her expertise in museums and material culture to THS. She splits her time between homes in Lincoln, Massachusetts and Tubac. THS was still confronted with its space limitations – both for storing and for exhibiting objects. A THS volunteer with a background in museum work, Patty Hilpert, proposed that, “we offer a well-done online ‘Wingfield Collection’ link on our website. The collection goes international! Each artifact would be photographed, catalogued and described. We'd get expert commentary to place the artifacts in context and describe their significance. The site should include biographical material on the Wingfield family and all that they have done

Above: Geoffrey Wingfield's collection includes Native American pottery, stone tools, and iron pieces from the Spanish Colonial to the American Territorial periods.

for the area. It should also include comments and/or interviews with people who knew Geoffrey. Perhaps we could put a display case in the Visitor's Center or somewhere else in town. THS expenses would be limited to storage and storage materials costs, insurance, web-related costs, and that's about it.” It was an inspired suggestion and the Wingfield heirs, after a period of consideration, accepted it and asked us in late May, 2010, to proceed with our plans. When THS was accepted as a certified historical society, we became eligible to

Above: Geoffrey Wingfield's house in the Santa Rita Mountains used measurements of parts of Tubac's 18th century Presidio Real de San Ignacio de Tubac.

apply for a small grant of up to $2,000 to assist with museum operations. There was some difficulty with the timing, however: THS was ‘certified’ on June 14 and the grant deadline was June 30. Under the guidance, encouragement and herculean effort of Patty Hilpert, THS was able to submit the grant application in time. She described the project this way: “Due to our lack of display space at THS, our collections have been limited to our library, our maps, oral histories, clipping files, and a small collection of photographs. THS views the current trend toward Virtual Exhibits as a chance to expand our

limited collections. The generosity of an important local ranching family has presented us with precisely that opportunity. The goal of the project is to properly accession these artifacts, properly house them for long term storage, prepare them for a virtual exhibition on the Internet, and possibly display them in the museum at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, now being operated and maintained by THS. The accession and exhibition of these artifacts will benefit THS by rounding out its collections and preparing a procedure for subsequent accessions.

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The exhibition of the collection on the Internet will make it accessible to many more people than will be able to see the actual exhibition in Tubac and will establish a mechanism for THS to share other aspects of its collections to the widest possible audience.” Patty's application detailed a work plan, budget, and provided an estimate of the number of volunteer hours needed to accomplish the project by June 30, 2011. The application went in on the last possible day, and we settled in to wait for the decision, due by September 1st. On September 8th, a letter from AHS Executive Director Anne Woosley arrived stating, “It is with great pleasure that I inform you of the Arizona Historical Society Board of Director’s decision to award the Tubac Historical Society a grant in the amount of $2,000.00 toward its accession and exhibition of the Geoffrey Wingfield collection of Tubac area artifacts project. In this challenging year the competition for grants was keen and your organization is to be complimented for its strong application.”

Hooray! Well done, Patty Hilpert. Now the work for the rest of us begins! We need a number of volunteers to help THS accomplish this challenging task. The work will be rewarding. As laid out in Patty Hilpert’s work plan, volunteers will have the chance to help pack and transport the artifacts from the ranch to Tubac, to help set up our accession station, which will probably be at the Tubac Presidio. Volunteers will get to be a part of the consultation with various archeological authorities hired to review the collection, and to learn which items are of significant rarity or value and which areas need further research. Most importantly, volunteers will be a part of the accessioning process. Training in techniques of measuring and marking, filling out accession sheets, entering the data into our cataloguing system, and how to properly box artifacts for storage will be provided. Volunteers will be able to work on a weekly, bi-weekly or “when available” basis, and, after they have been suitably trained, encouraged to

Above, left: Geoffrey Wingfield's house in the Santa Rita Mountains. Above, right: Barbara Ruppman has lent her time, enthusiasm, and expertise to the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park for more than 30 years. She has been involved with several archaeological excavations in Tubac and generously shares her knowledge. Photos courtesy of Shaw Kinsley and Tubac Historical Society work on their own. Volunteers will also help compile a Wingfield Family History using family photos and documents. We'll also create a brief History of Guevavi Mission and use all of the gathered material to create engaging and informative display boards.

There couldn’t possibly be a better way to learn about Tubac’s rich history and to help make it available to the world.

If you would like to know more about the project, please email the Tubac Historical Society with the word ‘Wingfield’ in the subject line at or call (520) 398-2020

Together, we can make history!

Walter Blakelock Wilson (B. 1929)

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Karol Stubbs, president of the Anza Trail Coalition of Santa Cruz County, said “I came to know Don by an event that occurred more than 234 years ago, the Anza Expedition.

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“When we firast met, Don was very patient with me. I knew almost nothing about Juan Bautista de Anza, the Anza Trail or working with volunteers. Don would carefully walk me through history of the expedition and its people. 

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ith his thick, handlebar moustache, Don Garate was known for depicting Juan Bautista de Anza II, the Spanish Army captain who led a group of soldiers and colonists in 1775 from Tubac to open a new overland route to found what is now San Francisco, Calif.

“He was passionate about correctness in all of our endeavors. One case in particular comes to mind when we started planning for Anza Days this year. I was pleased to check off my list the Anza Riders for the re-enactment ride and Don was adamant that we seek out those in our community who used to participate. 

Garate made history come alive for 20 years as he appeared in full costume with a red-trimmed navy blue cape and a black hat, sometimes on horseback, to school children, in parades, at historic lectures all around the Southwest, and always at the annual Anza Days celebration at the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park in October.

“He said there were quite a few locals who liked to ride, some of which have many generations of history in the Santa Cruz Valley. Well, Don got his way when we were notified that the usual team was unable to attend. We have since then been actively trying to round up those people Don mentioned and have made progress on that effort thanks to Don's expert record keeping,” Stubbs said.

Garate, a Rio Rico resident, won’t be at this year’s Oct. 16 event. He died in Kansas at his son Gene’s home on Sept. 21 at the age of 59 from brain cancer. He had worked as chief of interpretation and historian at the Tumacácori National Historic Park since September 1990 until he left on sick leave in July of this year. Lisa Carrico, park superintendent, said, “His legacy of honesty, generosity, and dedication to his work and to his family will be long remembered."

In 1992, he was a co-founder with the late Richard Williams of the Anza Trail Coalition of Arizona. That trail is now a National Park Service Trail. For the Arizona Humanities Council, he depicted other characters as well, including Manuel José de Sosa, and Franciscan missionaries Silvestre Velez de Escalante and Pedro Antonio de Arriquibar.

In June, Garate participated in the filming of a video about Anza for the National Park Service, scheduled to be released in summer 2011. He played a major role in the renovation two years ago of the threeroom museum at the Tumacácori Mission, writing much of the text for the exhibits.


Garate grew up in Ravendale, Calif., and graduated from University of Nevada Reno with a bachelor’s degree in animal science. He spent half his life living on a working cattle ranch in northern California, both ranching and as a custom saddle maker. The last half of his life was spent as an interpreter and historian for the National Park Service. For Many years, Garate portrayed Anza at Tubac's annual Anza Days (Photo by Joseph Birkett)

Garate was chief of interpretation and historian at the Tumacácori National Historic Park. (Photo courtesy of Tumacacori National Historic Park.)

“He was tireless in his pursuit of facts and committed to telling the stories of Tumacácori,” Carrico said. “Don developed ‘Mission 2000,’ a database that contains church records from 1684-1848 for all births, deaths, marriages, baptisms, etc., as documented by the priests who served at the Guevavi, Calabazas and Tumacácori missions.

He wrote and published 24 historical books, six unpublished works, and numerous historical articles. Don was fluent in English, Spanish and Basque.

Garate is survived by his mother, Faye, of Susanville, Calif.; his wife Alice; sons Gene and Ben, daughters Miren Mattson, Nerea Estep, Misti Barnet and Maite Garate; brother Jon and sisters Linda Phillips and Leanna Daugherty; and 15 grandchildren.

Donations in his memory to help his family can be made to an account at Bank of America in the name of Gene and Ben Garate, account 501010736410.

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The Ainsa Brothers – Part 4 Land Grants & Scams

by Mary Bingham

Santiago Ainsa had a well established law practice in San Francisco when he decided to branch out and open a Tucson office in the late 1870s. Over the course of the next few years, he began specializing in Spanish & Mexican land grant cases and would do so for the remainder of his career.

Hunter Claim One of the first, if not the first Arizona Land Grant cases Santiago would be involved in, was the Hunter Claim. ...Got to admit, this claim was new to me. Over the years, I’ve read about various Spanish & Mexican land grant claims, especially the grants in our immediate area: Otero, Baca Float #3, La Canoa, Tumacácori-Guevavi, etc. But the Hunter Claim, one of the earliest land grant cases to be filed in Arizona, is amazing in its scope and blatant audacity. It rivaled the PeraltaReavis Grant fraud of the Salt River Valley that would be perpetrated a few years later.

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In 1880, Colonel Robert Finley Hunter, a Washington, D.C. attorney, was retained by the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions. He was assigned to handle a case in which a mining patent had been requested for land in what was then known as the Papaguería. The Papaguería was the Spanish name given to the land of the Papago Indians by the Jesuit missionaries. Today, the Papago are known by their traditional name, the Tohono O’odham.

Hunter traveled to Arizona and saw a vast expanse of land waiting to be claimed. He visited each of the Indian villages within the Tucson area and convinced the chiefs or heads of each village that they must apply for recognition of their domain from the U.S. Government. It was Hunter’s plan to claim the land as a grant under Spanish and Mexican law. He obtained deeds and powers of attorney from each of the village chiefs. Some sources claim there were as many as 17 villages involved, and others as few as 15.

2,600,000 acres were claimed by Hunter in the name of the Papago. The borders of the claim were: all land south of the Gila River, east of the Colorado River, west of the Santa Cruz River with the Arizona-Mexican border marking the final boundary. In other words, about ½ of the Gadsden Purchase located within Arizona. If the claim had been approved it would have included Nogales, Tumacácori, Tubac, San Xavier del Bac, Casa Grande, north to the ancient wetlands where the Santa Cruz and the Gila Rivers once merged, and all points west.

Hunter’s compensation for handling the claim would be a mere ½ of all the land approved – undivided of course!

In 1911 Hunter turned the case over to his law partner Robert M. Martin. Hunter died in 1912, leaving his ½ interest in the claim to his heirs. The grant was still in litigation.

Santiago played a minor-roll in the first phase of the claim in 1880. He served as the notary public. However, some forty years later he was called to testify in the Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia concerning the case. Santiago gave testimony concerning the situation as he remembered it. He was the only living participant of the events of 1880 and testified to fact that the Papago did


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not know what was being done to them by Hunter. The Hunter Claim lasted for 47 years from 1880 to 1927. In the end it was denied.

San José de Sonoita Leon Herreras (aka Herreros) was the original grantee of the San José de Sonoita Land Grant. He was a resident of Tubac and needed additional grazing land for his growing herd of cattle. Located in a small pocket of land on the east side of the Santa Rita Mountains, bordering both sides of Sonoita Creek, the grant was for two sitios. (A sitio = 4,338.464 acres.) Title to the land was issued in 1825 by the newly independent Mexican Government.

Forced out by frequent Apache attacks, Herreras’ heirs sold the grant in 1857, and it changed hands several times over the next few years. As a result title to the grant became extremely vague and convoluted.

One Matias Alsua, who submitted the Mexican land grant claim to the U.S. General Land Office (GLO), sold out to Frank Ely. Before anything could be settled, Ely passed away and Santiago Ainsa took on the case for his heirs. The case went on for years, with several appeals. It even involved a case against the New Mexico & Arizona Railroad Company contesting the railroad’s right of way claim through the property. Finally confirmed in 1903 by the U.S. Supreme Court, Ainsa, by now the owner of the grant was awarded 5,123.42 acres. Years later, the San José de Sonoita Land Grant would be found to overlap a portion of the Baca Float #3 Land Grant that ran from Tubac to Rio Rico. The overlap included the Tumacácori Mission. After years of litigation the Sonoita grant was settled minus the overlap. A New York couple, Frank & Ruth Colishaw, purchased the grant in 1931 and renamed it the Wilshaw Ranch.

San Rafael de Valle Rafael Elías González petitioned for several grants including: the San Rafael de Valle, the San Pedro Claim and partial ownership of the Agua Prieta Claim. The first two were located on the San Pedro River. Elías González received title to El Valle in 1831. After his death, the land passed to his widow and three sons. In 1862 they mortgaged El Valle and part of Agua Prieta to the French born Camou brothers, Joseph, Pierre and Pascual. This was during the period of French rule in Mexico when Maximilian & Carlota were on the throne.

Charlie Meaker, Celebrating 31 Years in Tubac! The Camou Brothers were unable to foreclose on the mortgage due to the political conflict, but in 1869 they acquired the deeds to the Elías lands and petitioned the Surveyor General John Wasson, for the title. Santiago Ainsa, as administrator for the estate of the Elías family argued that Guadalupe Pérez de Elías, the widow of one of the now deceased sons, José Juan, had signed the deed and her signature was invalid. Wasson disagreed and ruled that the claim was indeed valid.

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Nearly thirty years and four court cases took place before title to the grant was cleared. Santiago was involved all the case. Two cases were heard in the newly formed Court of Private Land Claims (set up to handle land grant cases), and two before the U.S. Supreme Court. In the end, 17,475 acres were finally awarded to the Camou Brothers in 1898.

Agua Prieta Claim Once again representing the Elías heirs, Santiago Ainsa filed a petition with the Court of Private Land Claims in 1893. Although the original Agua Prieta Grant lay south of the border, Santiago claimed the “overplus.” The overplus was land that could be claimed by a grantee to properly feed and sustain his livestock under Spanish and Mexico law. Santiago put in for 163,797.48 acres, with 68,530.05 acres lying on the U.S. side of the border. Rejected by the Private Land Claims court in 1899, Santiago appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. On March 17, 1902, the Supreme Court upheld the previous decision. The claim was once again denied.

Los Nogales de Elías Claim Another set of Elías’ turn up in this grant issued in 1843. José Elías and his parents Francisco Elías González and Balvanera Redondo were granted title to 7 ½ sitios located between their ranch in Sonora know as Casita, and Calabasas located on the U.S. side of the border. Once again, the Camou Brothers showed up and purchased one undivided half of the Los Nogales grant. Submitting their claim to Surveyor General Wasson, in 1881, it was recommended for confirmation by Wasson and sent on to Congress for approval.

Congress took no action on the 1881 claim. In 1894 it was sent to the Court of Private Land Claims. By this time, there were so many Arizona land grant cases that a branch of the Court of Private continued on page 22...

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Heavenly Hummers Text and Photos by Murray Bolesta


I don’t use that word often, but I’ll make an exception when describing hummingbirds. Hummingbirds are absolutely, indisputably, resolutely, adorable.

But, if you happen to be another hummingbird, their behavior is not quite so endearing. Hummingbirds are pugnaciously territorial.

Hummingbirds are aggressive little angels on a mission, darting from place to place, intent on one thing: dining! The hyperactive pulse of these little dynamos requires almost constant refueling. They pollinate their targeted blossoms accidentally, and entertain the general public and you, the borderlands photographer, incidentally. This comes at no extra charge.

Hummingbirds are a marvel of elegant airstream symmetry and effortless velocity. They live the fast life. They are nature’s jet set. First, I will list a few scientific facts about hummingbirds culled from my encyclopedia. Hummingbirds are as follows: 1) small as a fraction; 2) light as a thought; 3) quick as temper.

A few more tidbits: the eggs of a hummingbird are tinier than jelly beans. Hummingbirds eat small insects. Their hearts beat at 1,000 times per minute; their wings

buzz at 50 beats per second. The bill of a hummingbird protects a long tongue with a fringed and forked tip. The tongue can extend a distance equal to the length of the bill itself. A hummingbird laps up nectar by extending and contracting its tongue many times per second, but not like a straw. Native Americans were fascinated by hummingbirds and, from Central America northward, developed legends about their origins and purpose. Today, envy and awe strike any observer of hummingbirds as they defy gravity and dance among the plants. Seemingly, the skill to maneuver through time and space with such speed and grace belongs only to the hummingbird (and Fred Astaire). Catching the hummingbird in a picture is not an easy task.

Writers and researchers try to record every iridescent feather by photographing the birds inside white boxes, or with intrusive contraptions using several remote-controlled flash guns.

However, an artist might think that - as always - creatures of nature are best recorded while moving naturally, in their natural setting, with natural lighting. Hence my usual lecture regarding the creation of art versus reference: which do you want to achieve? Both?

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A blur of a wing adds to the charm of the image, and portrays the extreme speed of the creature. A camera’s shutter speed of 1/2000, or more, is often needed, with plenty of light, to “freeze” a hummingbird to some degree. But why freeze it completely? Some depiction of motion adds impact to any picture.

About a dozen species of hummingbirds live in southern Arizona. Among the most common are the Blue-throated, Magnificent, Black-chinned, Broad-tailed, Rufous, Broadbilled, Costa's and Anna's hummingbirds. In the wild, most hummingbirds die during their first year, and the survivors live for two or three more years. As always, I photograph in the wild. However, the astute reader may note from the pictures accompanying this article that an incriminating feeder is involved. Even at Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve - a restored remnant of riparian creek habitat feeders exist. It’s a concession to artificiality that I will make today.

For hummingbirds, the borderlands photographer will opt for a telephoto lens, a small lens aperture setting, and a high shutter speed. Also, when not anchored to a stationary spot like a feeder, the photographer should turn on the camera’s auto-focus. The perpetual tradeoff of depth-of-field (dof ) and

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shutter speed can present challenges, since a paper thin d.o.f. may limit the clarity of the bird in your pictures if you use a very small aperture. A larger aperture will increase d.o.f., but the camera will compensate with a slower shutter speed, and the sharpness of the bird image will be more compromised. Without direct sunlight, flash bulbs and flash extenders are useful for extracting the brilliant iridescence of the bird. Flash extenders increase the reach of the flash beam; they focus and concentrate the output of the flash into a narrow beam. This allows shooting from greater distances. But still, flash bothers any creature.

The iridescence of the hummingbird’s feathers is a refractive metallic sheen. My encyclopedia tells me that the feathers are iridescent only on their tips, and the close overlapping or layering of these feathers creates the intensity and purity of color. The male, as with most birds, is the most striking of the sexes. Female hummingbirds also have some iridescence. With hummingbirds, both genders possess the magical motion and artful form that create such rich and challenging subjects for you, the borderlands photographer. Behold the mighty hummingbird - enchanting and adorable!

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Top: A scruffy preening bird is perched next to a cliff of lichen-covered rocks in Box Canyon of the Santa Rita Mountains. Middle, left: A male Broad-billed hummingbird is behaving adorably at Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve.

Bottom, left: A female Blackchinned hummingbird’s pirouette is an inspiration to the dancer in all of us, here photographed in the San Rafael Valley. Middle, right: A common sight in the borderlands is hummingbirds targeting a century plant.

Right: The motion of a hummingbird is a treat to behold. Here, the bird is “on approach” to its destination, a feeder loaded with sweet nectar. Next, the hummingbird’s tongue stabs ripples into the liquid. Here, the refraction of the water exaggerates the length of the tongue.

Murray Bolesta lives in Green Valley and has written this article monthly since 2007. His CactusHuggers Photography is a celebration of southern Arizona: it specializes in borderland images and supports the preservation of our natural, rural, and cultural heritage. Murray’s art can be seen at and at Creative Spirit Gallery in Patagonia.


Tubac Trailer Tether is a Community Anchor by Kathleen Vandervoet

Left: A recycled lid provides information at the Tubac Trailer Tether's entrance.


or such a small community, Tubac has a lot of amenities – high end art galleries, restaurants, two markets, a bookstore, a thrift shop, a bed and breakfast. Oh yes, there’s a trailer park.

Opened in 1959, the Tubac Trailer Tether is compact and appealing in a way. Mature trees tower over the 16–space park, located on Burruel Street. Owner Dennis Kizerian is justly proud of the park, which he’s owned for 25 years. “It’s a 51-year-old Tubac business that’s been in continuous operation.” He lives on the grounds and keeps his office there.

Center: Dennis Kizerian is proud that the Tubac Trailer Tether has been in continuous operation since 1959.

The trailer tether serves a mix of permanent residents and short-term visitors in RVs. The ratio changes frequently but now there are 10 homes of individuals or couples, a few trailers for sale and a few open spaces.

15 years and finds it very comfortable. She moved to Tubac because her daughter and son-in-law, Claire and Gary McJunkin, have lived in the community for 24 years but cherishes her independence.

Ruth Papini, a Tubac Villager columnist who writes “Remnants from Ruth,” has resided in an attractively furnished onebedroom trailer in the park for more than

Living in the park suits her, she said. “I’m a loner. Everyone here likes their space, I think. But if I need them, my neighbors are right there.”

“It’s a nice, quiet little community and doesn’t cause problems in the town,” Kizerian said. “I like the people in this area. I’m not tied to anything. I’m my own boss.”

Papini has an impressive collection of masks that decorate her walls, and outdoors, birds flock to her feeders and she spends hours enjoying their antics. “The birds keep me alive, I think,” she said.

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A visit in 1985

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Kizerian came to Tubac in 1985 to visit friends Lonnie and Sue Howerton, and stayed to buy the Tubac Trailer Tether. He said he had worked at Harrah’s Casino at Lake Tahoe for many years and was ready for a change.

He quickly became a handyman. “I learned pretty quickly that you can’t call a plumber and you can’t call an electrician and you can’t call a washing machine repairman every time something goes wrong, or you’d never make any money.” The park’s laundry room had to be re-roofed almost immediately, his insurance company told him. As the years have gone by, he’s remodeled the laundry room, re-wired the park’s electric lines, is replacing sewer lines, and has added gravel under nearly all the sites.

The laundry room is open to the public, Kizerian said. There are four coin washing machines and two large dryers. He said over the years, many area residents have taken advantage of the service when their own washers or dryers malfunctioned. He sells propane gas daily from a tank and said he tries to

Kizerian admits he’s a “pack rat” and collections of used items, waiting for another need to be filled, are neatly stacked or stored in corners away from the residential section. He likes to recycle when possible. The signs at the park’s entry are painted on the metal lids of the old washing machines that were replaced. Kizerian is a member of just about every non-profit community organization in Tubac and nearby areas. “I think I should support the local groups,” he said. He wrote a column titled “Mostly Whimsy” in 1986-87 for the Southern Arizona Trails newspaper, which is no longer published. Residents now include Papini, Irene Wisnewski, Margie Erickson, Tiny and Nina Harding, Vesta Abel, Russell Reese, Pat and Gayle Peterson, Steve and Vickie Trout, Marv Kizerian (brother of Dennis), and Dennis Kizerian. Arizona American Water Co. has a trailer at the front of the park on Burruel Street. Artist Dale Nichols lived in the Tubac Trailer Tether in Space 7 from May to September 1989 when he passed

away, Kizerian said. He was one of the individuals who observed and acted upon Tubac’s potential as an artists’ haven.

In 1948 Nichols bought five adobe buildings for an art school and home for himself and the students, who were ex-GI’s, home from the war. The school only lasted about a year, but other artists followed as the years went by. Josh McJunkin, Papini’s 33-year-old grandson, is complimentary about the park. “It’s a spot that stands in stark contrast from the newer, modern parts of town. Surrounded by shops and restaurants, it’s an oasis of friendship, civility and the old-fashioned neighborhood spirit that used to define America to so many.”

McJunkin likes that spirit, he said. “If one were to be a fly on the post of owner Dennis Kizerian’s ramada during one of the many yearly gatherings, you would feel the warmth and genuine concern the residents have for each other. It’s this spirit of fellowship that keeps this neighborhood of wheels firmly anchored in one place.” (Reach the writer at

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When Art Becomes a Basic Human Need by Carol St John

What are our basic human needs? I learned in high school that they were food, clothing and shelter. At that age I was most interested in the clothing part. An insatiable desire for clothing may be many a teenager’s folly, but as citizens of a modern nation, most of us quickly stretch our sights well beyond our backs. Today, we consider basic needs in psychological and complex terms. After food, shelter and clothing are easily accessible we want and believe we need much more to be happy and fulfilled.

Noted humanist, Abraham Maslow, thought so too. He was a guy who believed it was possible for all people to fulfill their potential provided their needs were met. He created a pyramid of needs, placing them in a hierarchal fashion, with one set of needs built upon another, and each leading to a greater sense of well-being. At the base of this pyramid he placed physiological needs; air,

water, sex, food and all things sought by natural animal instinct. The next step of the ladder included a sense of safety. Higher on Maslow’s Ladder were love and belonging. These lead to self-esteem, and then, when a person had all these things beneath them, they were ready for the apex of human development or self-actualization. This included a developed sense of morality, spontaneity, problem solving, the ability to accept facts and pursue creative endeavor. This scale was so widely accepted by educators in this country and in Europe during the sixties and seventies, it led to some sweeping changes in the scope of education and the techniques employed. To agree with the importance of Maslow’s steps in advancing human development, is to see why a broad and all-embracing education is important from pre-school on, and why it is never too late. As we consider the role of public

education in society we need to remember that the public school is often the first and only arena where a child is given opportunities to intellectually and socially explore. This puts a great pressure on educators to structure programs that lead children in ways that will open them up, make it safe to experiment, reward their efforts with learning and expand their horizons. Teaching children to make decisions, analyze information and use the tools of science, art, music, mathematics and sports becomes essential. Giving children the ability to read, as well as providing choices of reading material, promises them a window to the world. Further opening up the student’s minds to myriad cultures through film, story, travel and connection, all this will stretch those elastic minds we value so highly, the minds that make human beings distinct and responsible. This summer I went to the Boston

Museum of Science with a five year old and a seven year old. In one day we were able to see the evolution of the human skull from the Neanderthal man to modern man. We learned we, as modern man, still have three percent of the Neanderthal man’s genetic history in our DNA. We went to The Story of Life exhibit and saw the growth of a zygote to a baby and then watched a film of a baby being born. It was remarkable to see these children accept the profound story that repeats itself three to four times every second on our planet. We watched time ticking away, saw dinosaurs in their habitats, and the skeletons of ancient whales with four legs evolve into the greatest mammal in the sea with no legs at all. We saw a modern whale use his sonar and dive over a mile in 45 seconds to capture a giant squid.

We traveled across galaxies and then into the human body where we saw ourselves as an ecosystem for

microorganisms and efficient although vulnerable machine that has inner resources to confront unwanted intruders.

In a secret garden we met butterflies of every size and color and let them kiss our heads, our lips and ride on our fingers. A gentile quiet pervaded that space and the world seemed all the more miraculous by its diversity and ability to cohabit under the right conditions.

The museum is a work of art in itself. No healthy child could travel through such an institution without learning something. I would guess this is true for most adults as well. People from all over the world were there. In the energy of the halls the idea that anyone was too foreign, too young or too simple-minded was simply not on the radar.

Images are imprinted on the brain; a joyful experience recorded. We left knowing that learning is endless and beautiful and fun and for everyone.


Of course, every child doesn’t get the same opportunities these two children had, but there are more and more ways to get virtual information. The idea that learning is fascinating and the world is a wonderful treasure to be mined can be established by good teachers and good parents. Adding effective socialization to the mix is another challenge.. but there are more and more ways and educators continue to find the best. And now back to art and when and why it is a basic need. Art is that peak experience, the coherent expression, the question beyond questions and the celebration of symmetry. It is the synapsis that takes place beyond knowing. It is what works when words fail us and theory seems too ornate, and yet so much more to say and do. It is the crescendo, the painting, the dance on the tip of our toes, the poem that was waiting to be found. It is about the realm of the spirit, where we can go, and play, and rejoice.

Photo courtesy of the Montessori de Santa Cruz

The International Day of Peace was celebrated on September

21, 2010 by the students and staff of Montessori de Santa Cruz Public Charter School in Tubac by honoring public servants. Members of the Army Reserve, Army National Guard, Rio Rico Fire Department, Santa Cruz County Sheriff ’s Department, Nogales Police Department, US Border Patrol, health professionals, public officials, parents, and grandparents attended. Each class shared a presentation about peace. Some of the students presented peace doves and peaceful hands to members of the honored group.

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Wednesday, October 6 ~ WEDNESDAY WINE TASTING ~ this week Mel will be pouring vino from the Bogle Winery based in the Sacramento Delta! Visit our wine table anytime between 5-6:30 PM to taste. $5 per person. And don't forget our monthly RIBS SPECIAL is today! Friday, October 8 ~ FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE music by Eduardo Valencia WE'LL BE OPEN MONDAY, OCT. 11 for Columbus Day Friday, October 15 ~ FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE with Amber Norgaard Saturday, October 16 ~ ANZA DAZE with live music plus now is the time to sign up for TUBAC FIRE DISTRICT'S 6th ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT Call 398-2255 to register to golf and then join us for lunch at Wisdom's

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6 in Running for School Board Positions by Kathleen Vandervoet

Six individuals are on the Nov. 2 general election ballot for three open seats on the board of the Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35 (Tubac, Amado and Rio Rico). School board members serve in unpaid positions.

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The school board has five members and two of those, Harry Clapeck and Brian Vandervoet, have terms that end Dec. 31, 2012. School board meetings are generally held two evenings a month and are open to the public. The school board hires the district superintendent and sets policy, said Supt. Dan Fontes. The board oversees six public school including Rio Rico High School; two middle schools, Calabasas and Coatimundi; and three elementary schools, Peña Blanca, Mountain View and San Cayetano.

Two members of the board whose terms expire Dec. 31, Rosie Simpson and Susan Faubion, are running for new terms. Other candidates are Joel Kramer, Eric Frost, Jack Scholnick and Henry “Hank” Thysell.

Susan Faubion

Susan Faubion of Rio Rico has been on the Dist. 35 board for the past two years. She works as administrative assistant for First Things First in the Santa Cruz Regional office in Nogales. She said she went to work after two years of college, but continues to take classes and now has completed 72 units. Her community work includes

being active in the Nogales First Baptist Church and teaching fourth and fifth grade Sunday School.

As a board member for the past two years, she said, “We are in the process of revising board goals which will be essential in creating a new and more meaningful superintendent's evaluation. We completed difficult but necessary budget cuts and will need to be aware of further state budget cuts as the deficit continues.  “The board has established literacy goals that are very important to each current member and we will be very receptive to how the administration recommends that we pursue achieving them as we approach the goal year.”

Jack H. Scholnick

Rio Rico resident Jack H. Scholnick is retired. His priority if elected is to hire teachers and stop unnecessary spending, he said. He attended several colleges he said, but did not earn a four-year degree. He’s on the board of the Southeast Arizona Community Action Program and was previously a board member for the Santa Cruz Training Programs in Nogales, he said.

He owned antique shops in Tucson and was president of the Tucson Retail Merchants Association from about 1993 to 1996, he said. He also worked as an officer for the Belmont Police Department in the Flagstaff area, he said, and for the Arizona Drug Control Strike Force.

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Kramer holds a master of arts in education/ administration and supervision. He said this degree qualifies him to work as a principal and even as a superintendent if the individual follows the protocol set forth in state statutes. If elected, he said his goal is to ensure that the district is moving forward with what the Fortune 500 companies are doing to promote creativity and innovation in the workplace and how these practices can be implemented into the classrooms.

Henry “Hank” Thysell

Henry “Hank” Thysell has lived in Rio Rico for 30 years. He retired from working in security for District 35. He said he also worked as a senior patrol agent for the U.S. Border Patrol and a command senior chief for the U.S. Navy.

He’s involved with many community groups including the Rio Rico Band Boosters, Rio Rico Sports Boosters, financial secretary of the Nogales Lodge of the Knights of Pythias, member of the Santa Cruz County Animal Control Board, member of the citizens advisory board to the US Border Patrol, secretary to BARK (Belle Animal Rescue Kennel), member of the Rio Rico High School Site Council, and a certified surrogate parent. His educational background includes 82 credits from classes at Cochise College and Pima College, he said. “If I'm elected to the school board, I hope to work with the board members to make them aware of the discrepancies of the physical conditions of school properties, thus saving tax payers money,” he said. He also wants to focus on hiring and retaining wellqualified teachers.

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A high school graduate, she said her recent community service activities include the health advisory group for the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, Safe Routes to School, and serving as catechist for Most Holy Nativity Catholic Church.

If re-elected, Simpson said her top priority is “fiscal responsibility; doing our very best to continue to fund all the programs necessary for our students’ success.”

Eric Frost

Rio Rico resident Eric Frost previously served on the school board from 2000 to 2006. He’s director of finance and operations for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona. His volunteer work includes being active in his church as ward clerk for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Frost holds two degrees from Arizona State University, he said. Those are a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

If elected, his priority would be to strengthen the district’s education system and to provide the best education experience possible with the available funds, recognizing that more grant monies may be pursued, he said.

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“The continuance of meeting with the business community is necessary, since they are financial contributors and supporters of our educational system,” he said.

Rosie Simpson has served on the governing board for 12 years and is seeking a new term. She is a data management and program assistant for the Platicamos Salud program at the Mariposa Community Health Center in Nogales.

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Joel Kramer of Rio Rico is principal of Pierson Vocational High School in the Nogales Unified School District. He was elected as a District 35 school board member and held a four-year term from 2004 to 2008. His volunteer time is spent supporting chamber of commerce events in Rio Rico and Nogales.

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The Ainsa Brothers – Part 4

Separate claims were filled by each of the claimants. In 1894 the claimants were Juan Pablo Camou, George Hill Howard and Santiago Ainsa acting as administrator for Frank Ely’s estate. They all owned the land in common but wanted to plead their own cases. Included within the claim was the town of Nogales, Arizona. Needless to say, the residents of Nogales were up in arms and feared the loss of their homes, businesses and property.

Reynolds appointed Lieutenant Henry O. Flipper as the government’s agent for the Los Nogales de Elías case. Not only was Flipper fluent in Spanish, but he had extensive knowledge gained from researching Spanish and Mexican land grants for the Mexican government. Flipper was held in high regard before the case was heard, but he was a downright hero to the majority of Nogales citizens when he proved that the original claim extended north, but ended was one mile short of the U.S.Mexican boundary.

Flipper took a lot of verbal abuse from Santiago and the other attorneys during the course of the trial. He was the lone witness for the prosecution. His testimony was so clear and concise that the judges in the case came up with their ruling in 30 minutes. The claim was denied on December 24, 1893. It was a very

good Christmas in Nogales that year!

Pueblo Grant One more grant associated with Santiago was reported in the Arizona Citizen January 14, 1893. Santiago claimed to have in his possession documents granting 70,000 acres to the Pueblo of Tucson by the King of Spain. Santiago offered to “make the title good” in the courts of the United States. His fee would be one-half of the total land recovered. Hmmmm…. Wonder from where that idea came! Oh, yes — Robert F. Hunter proposed something similar when he filed the Hunter Claim in 1880. Santiago never produced the documents and nothing more came of the claim. Sources: - Eppinga, Jane, Henry Ossian Flipper: West Point’s First Black Graduate. Plano, TX: Republic of Texas Press, © 1996. - Fraser, George A.H., Underwood, H.L., “The Pueblo of Santa Rosa, Appellant, vs. Albert B. Fall, et. al.” In the Court of Appeals, District of Columbia No. 4298, Denver: Clark Quick-Printing Co., n. d. however, c. 1921-1923. - Stallcup, Evan S., “The Hunter Claim.” Arizona Historical Review, Vol. 4, No.1 (April, 1931) 23-28. -Wagoner, Jay J., Early Arizona: Prehistory to Civil War. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, © 1975. -Walker, Henry P., Bufkin, Don, Historical Atlas of Arizona. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, ©1979.

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BEGINNING SAT, OCT 16TH - Irene Wisnewski will be offering A FREE CRITIQUE OF YOUR PAINTING every Saturday from 10 - 11am. At the Irene Wisnewski Gallery Paintings and Collage, corner of Burruel St and Calle Iglesia, Old Town Tubac. Call 398-8163 SAT, OCT 16TH - TUBAC FIRE DISTRICT'S 6TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT. Call 398-2255. SAT, OCT 16TH - ANZA DAZE WITH LIVE MUSIC at Wisdom's Cafe. Call 398-2397. SAT, OCT 16TH - BRYAN DEAN TRIO the '10 SABHF Blues Challenge Winners! at the Old Tubac Inn. Call 398-3161. MON & TUES, OCT 18TH & 19TH - AUDITIONS FOR the Santa Cruz Shoestring Players' Christmas special, “THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER”, by Barbara Robinson. This hilarious tale, full of mayhem and fun, calls for 4 adult males, 6 adult females, 8 boys and 9 girls, all elementary school age. Auditions at 6pm at the Community Performing Arts Center, 1250 W. Continental Rd. in Green Valley. Call 625-7242. TUES, OCT 19TH - OFFICE OF THE STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF INSTRUCTION AND MEMBERS OF THE SANTA CRUZ VALLEY SCHOOL BOARD FORUM at the District Office, Governing Board Room, 570 Camino Lito Galindo, Rio Rico at 5:30pm. Call 520 237-0843. WED, OCT 20TH - WEDNESDAYS WINE TASTING at Wisdom's Cafe

from 5-6:30pm. $5/person. Call 3982397. WED, OCT 20TH - U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 7 CANDIDATES PUBLIC OPEN FORUM at the Tubac Community Center, 50 Bridge Road at 5:30pm. Call 520 237-0843. THURS, FRI & SAT, OCT 21ST, 22ND & 23RD - Santa Cruz Shoestring Players perform “NIGHT OF THE IGUANA” at the Community Performing Arts Center, 1250 W. Continental Road, GV. Thurs at 2pm, Fri & Sat at 7pm. $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Call 399-1750. FRI, OCT 22ND - CHUCK WAGON & THE WHEELS, Swinging Country Rock & Western Roll at the Old Tubac Inn. Call 398-3161. FRI, OCT 22ND - FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE MUSIC at Wisdom's Cafe. Call 398-2397. SAT, OCT 23RD - NEIL RUSSELL KickAss Country at the Old Tubac Inn. Call 398-3161. SAT. OCT 23RD - BECOME A MODERN DAY MYSTIC, learn the lost science of prayer from 1-5pm at the Unity in the Valley Center, 17630 S Camino de las Quintas across from Anamax Park. Call 520-207-5536. WED, OCT 27TH - FREE LECTURE TITLED “COMMONSENSE PARENTING: RAISING RESPONSIBLE CHILDREN IN AN AGE OF INDULGENT PERMISSIVENESS.” at the Unitarian Universalist Church at the Amado Territory Inn from 6:30-8:30pm. continued on page 26...

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verything in this article is the real truth, and nothing but the truth. Because you are my dear friends and neighbors and true countrymen, I can only be truthful, so help me!

In 1998 when I was working at Tosh’s, a beautiful Mexican restaurant on Burreul, right across the street from the Tubac Trailer Tether (where I live), I was at work in the gift shop and looked out the window on the north side and what did I see but hundreds of robins in the Eucalyptus trees right above me! I could scarcely believe it! I was astounded! I called the cooks and wait people and they were speechless. I called my daughter Claire, who lives only 1 ½ miles away and she was sure I had lost it…finally! She did give in and believed me. The next day she came to see me and kissed me and said she was sorry not to have believed me, the robins came to her yard and trees that very next morning! She believed! � Had a letter from Mr. and Mrs. Lee Barthel of Northville, Michigan. They had seen the article in the Villager about Red Nichols and his Five Pennies Orchestra. Yes, they had danced to his music at Walled Lake, Michigan. They wondered if that dated them? I have a feeling they’re younger than I, what do I say? No! I feel young! � Reno seems to be the place w here the cream of socie t y g oes to be separated. My grandson Joshua McJunkin has a very unique way of cutting his hair. He goes outside to the courtyard and stands in the sun so he can see his shadow, he then cuts all the hair that is making peaks in the shadow, it’s rather amazing to see how great his hair cut turns out! � A young woman by the name of Nicole Bavia picked up a Villager in Green Valley about five years ago and wrote to me about a recipe and how she and her husband liked it. We’ve been corresponding ever since. I know I have a friend in Winooski, Vermont if ever I get stuck. We’ve spoken on the phone and I assume she’s young by the way she sounds.

Happy Halloween Everyone!

She sent me a picture of the beautiful house in the woods where she lives. Hope she comes back to Arizona some day – I’d like to have her and her husband for tea and cookies. � How’s your ENERGY LEVEL? Good drink to perk you up. Mix together 2 cups orange juice, 2 cups tomato juice, 2 drops Tabasco sauce and a goodly squeeze of lime. Blend beautifully and enjoy your energy drink. The butcher backed into the meat grinder and got a little behind in his work. Well, it seemed like a long hot summer, but there’s always tomorrow and aren’t the mornings lovely? Autumn, my very favorite time of the year is finally here and October signals a change in dress and also food. Time for sweaters and shawls and plans for holiday foods. The last baby oriole left a week ago, I miss all the beauty they bestowed on me these past seven months. Now the hummingbirds are thinning out, two weeks ago I had over twenty five, what a thrill, they were migrating, now only 10 a day, I’ve had the Broad Billed, the Ruby Throated and the other beauties. If the ends justify the jeans – Dress Western?

Willie Armijo our Community Center keeper of the swallows reports that they seem to be thinning out. They’ve been here nearly 8 months. They’ve had about 24 babies and Dr. Willie says their move to South America is in the near future. Remember, a couple of months ago when Dr. Willie rescued two babies that had fallen from the nest? I bet they miss his T.L.C. when they leave. And to think only 10 arrived in April.

This picture gives you an idea about the nest. It’s made of DAUBS of mud and they fly down to the Santa Cruz River when they arrive, get a daub and back to the center. Willie counted 1500-2000 daubs per nest. Just imagine the trips these dear birds made to build an architectural wonder! A DAUB is as big as a bean. Thank you Dr. Willie

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Now that Fall is here lets think about foods that Autumn calls for and head right into Thanksgiving and Christmas. Yes, believe it or not we’re together again for the ‘Holidays.’ CHICKEN DELISH

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½ lb. bacon, cooked till crisp, then crumbled 1 can water chestnuts, drained and cut up ½ c. grated Parmesan Cheese 1/3 c. sugar In a 9” x 13” baking dish or pan, layer all ingredients, then sprinkle with the sugar. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 24 hrs. Toss gently just before serving. Serves many, satisfies all!

As domestic companions continue to end up in shelters across the nation for as many reasons as there are animals, groups often struggle to care for more animals than they can handle, as the desire to help can often come at a cost to the those already in care. Resources for such humane efforts rely solely on donations and volunteers, and so there become unavoidable limits to what any one shelter can provide. Sue Rogers, President of the Santa Cruz Humane Society in Nogales explains how the SCHS knows all too well the challenges that shelters face in providing for the constant stream of animals that find themselves alone. The SCHS has had to reduce its capacity from 70 dogs to 34 dogs since August 30 of this year. Rogers says that their goal is to provide space for 30 dogs.

As volunteers and employee Freddie Salazar walk with rescued dogs in the large, fencedin exercise area, the shaded kennel erupts with barking as the those still in cages vie for attention. After the hysteria dies down, the dogs go back to their marrow bones, sometimes stuffed with peanut butter. Sue says that the donated bones do wonders for the caged canines, for, while volunteers tend to the animals' needs as much as possible, the animals remain confined to the chain-link kennels for extended periods and can often become bored. The bones provide a nutritional challenge and

help occupy their attention.

Volunteer and Tubac resident, Nancy Cossitt grooms a dog in another outside kennel area. Sue describes how after the shelter staff discovered that the dog, Bravo, was deaf, it became easier to begin to help work to transition the animal for adoption. Other dogs interact lovingly with Sue in the special needs area - a pitbull with an injured spine in one space and a small, cute and excited mutt learning not to nibble in another.

Inside the shelter are more dogs. A sweet looking dachshund in a little pink dogie vest rests her chin on the fencing and shifts wistful, anxious eyes. No one knows her story or how those who once loved her went away, but she looks eager to start a new story. She looks like she knows how wonderful companionship can be. The shelter also helps cats and provides comfortable areas with clear walls for visitors to observe the cats lounging, playing with toys or climbing carpeted towers. The shelter once had 34 cats, but has tried to maintain a population of less than 25. The SCHS takes cats to Petsmart in Tucson at Grant and Swan, every Sunday, which has been a very successful way for finding homes for the felines.

Become a Modern Day Mystic: Learn the Lost Science of Prayer Saturday, October 23, 2010 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Unity in the Valley Center 17630 S. Camino de las Quintas (across from Anamax Park)

The mystical realm is a realm of consciousness that the human mind cannot comprehend. You will learn and understand the effectiveness of using various body mudras (movements) to create and balance energy, quiet the mind, bring peace, calm emotions, produce clarity and focus resulting in manifesting your dreams. You will be guided into a higher state of awareness and have a direct experience of connecting with Divine Mind/God, going to the Source and receiving guidance to live by. You will feel God come alive in every cell of your body. Author, medical intuitive, mystic and You Can Have More coach, Virginia Ellen founded Sacred Heart Yoga and developed Sacred Heart Medicine: Reprogramming the Unconscious Mind. She is featured in the documentary “What IF” with experts on the biology of belief, emotion and the Law of Attraction including Bruce Lipton, Bernie Siegel and others. Virginia is author of Sacred Heart Yoga: a Personal Resurrection into Love as well as Perfect Peace: Jesus’ Way to Attain Peace along with having produced numerous CDs. Over the last 20 years, Virginia has led hundreds of workshops and retreats throughout the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe.  She remains a sought after presenter. Feel free to contact Virginia Ellen with questions or to register through her website or by phone at 520-207-5536

Sue picks up a handsome Maine coon male that recently came in. He calmly lets her hug his large, furry body and pet his head. His name, appropriately, is Layzee.

In the hallway near an area where animals can be boarded for $17.00 per day, Sue shares her thoughts on the challenges and solutions the SCHS faces every day since she took the reigns, "It's a new day," she says, "It breaks our hearts when we can't take in an animal, but there are limits." She explains how the shelter works with high school students, low-cost spay & neuter clinics with Dr. Rojas, pet adoption drives, outreach, volunteering, and thrift-shop management, "We're not a business - we are a serious group of people and we rely on donations and assistance from people." The SCHS's "Red's Thrift Store" accepts just about anything you can donate, so if you have something you can do without, consider donating it to the shop as the funds raised go to the animals in need. If your item is cumbersome, the SCHS is happy to arrange to pick it up from you at your convenience.

If you would like to adopt a pet, discover how you can help as a volunteer, make a donation, or happen to know a place to get a whole bunch of free marrow bones, please contact the SCHS at 520-287-5654.

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SAT, OCT 30TH - 6TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN BASH with Chuck Wagon & The Wheels at the Old Tubac Inn. Costume prizes, food & spirits!



LUNCH: 10% Discount off any lunch or dinner Tues - Sun entrée for our guests who 11-2pm have to pass through the check point. DINNER: Tues - Sun 5-8pm

Closed Mondays Reservations Recommended

FRI, OCT 29TH - FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE MUSIC at Wisdom's Cafe. Call 398-2397. SAT, OCT 30 - AUTHORS SIGNING BOOKS AT TJ'S TORTUGA BOOKSTORE 1- 4 pm Join TJ's in inviting MYSTERY AUTHORS: ELIZABETH GUNN (author of "Cool in Tucson"), SUSAN CUMMINGS MILLER (mystery author and geologist), and J.M. "MIKE" HAYES (author of "Mad Dog & Englishman").



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Doesn’t include alcohol.

LOUNGE SPECIAL – EVERYDAY (lunch and dinner) Enjoy a burger & a domestic beer or a glass of house wine in our new lounge for only $9.00. (In the lounge only)

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SAT, OCT 30TH - 3RD ANNUAL SOUTHWEST FIBER ARTS FESTIVAL at the Amado Territory Ranch from 10am - 4pm.Vendors of fiber, wearable art and accessories will gather along with area ranchers showing fiber bearing animals.A variety of classes are scheduled for October 29-30. Call 520-625-8788 or visit www.

Above: Cast of Santa Cruz Shoestring Players “NIGHT OF THE IGUANA,” playing at the Community Performing Arts Center, 1250 W. Continental Road, GV. Thurs at 2pm, Fri & Sat at 7pm. $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Call 399-1750.

SAT, OCT 30TH - TUBAC JAZZ FESTIVAL from 2 - 5pm at the Tubac Golf Resort and Spa. Seating is limited, please bring your own low profile lawn chair. Admission & Parking is free, but we are requesting donations to support the Community Food Bank of Santa Cruz County. “Original Wildcat Jass Band” 2 - 3:30 pm. “Cushing Street Cool Jazz Quintette ” featuring vocalist Julie Ann 3:30 - 5pm. Call 800-848-7893. SUN, OCT 31ST - HALO-WIN CELEBRATION at the Tubac Plaza Main Stage, 29 Tubac Plaza. Face painting, fun games, live music by Global Change Music artists and a Costume Contest! No fee (donations appreciated) Call 398-2542. FRI, NOV 5TH - WIDOM CAFE'S FIRST FRIDAY with live Music, & food & drink specials. Call 398-2397.

THURS, FRI & SAT, OCT 14TH, 15TH & 16TH &THURS, FRI & SAT, OCT 21ST, 22ND & 23RD SAT, NOV 6TH - USA/MEXICO BORDER ART SHOW: BEYOND BORDERS at the K. Newby Gallery & Sculpture Garden. Meet the artist Guadalupe Serrano from 1-4pm. Call 398-9662. SAT, NOV 6TH - Global Change Multi-Media presents 389 MILES: LIVING THE BORDER at the Tubac Plaza Main Stage at 7pm. This documentary film addresses the current immigration debate taking place on the ArizonaMexico border. Filmmaker Luis Carlos Davis will host a Q&A after the film. $10 suggested donation for the film. Call 398-2542. SAT, NOV 13TH - SKY WATCH WITH ASTRONOMER TOM ARNY in Patagonia. Sponsored by Friends of Sonoita Creek. Free. Learn about our night sky, the constellations, the stars and the planets. Meet at the Patagonia post office at 6:30pm to car pool to a nearby dark viewing place. Bring binoculars and scopes, if you have them. Call 520 604-6679. SAT, NOV 20TH - The Tubac Golf Resort & Spa's 1ST ANNUAL TUBAC BALLOON FESTIVAL. Call 1-800-848-7893 for more information.

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SAT & SUN, NOV 27TH & 28TH ART AT THE RANCH with the Larry Redhouse Jazz Trio and R. Carlos Nakai with Will Clipman & William Eaton at the Amado Territory Ranch. Art, Music, & food. Call 520-279-7462. ANNOUNCEMENTS TUBAC FESTIVAL POSTER COMPETITION – CALL FOR ARTISTS. The Tubac Chamber of Commerce invites all artists to enter their work in the annual poster competition for the 52nd Annual Festival of the Arts. The winning artwork will be featured on the 2011 commemorative festival poster. The artist whose work is selected for the poster may choose to receive a free booth space at the upcoming festival (February 9 – 13, 2011) or a cash award of $300. The poster competition is open to all artists (emerging, student or professional) and may be any two dimensional work including photography. Tubac’s Festival of the Arts is southern Arizona’s longest running art festival featuring juried artists and craftspeople from around the country. The festival poster application and guidelines can be downloaded from the festival pages of the Chamber’s website: www. Artists may also contact the chamber offices by calling 520 398 2704 or emailing artfestival@ Send your Tubac Area Events to Tubac Villager PO Box 4018 Tubac, Az 85646

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ROBERTA ROGERS visit her studio at 6 Camino Otero


PHOTO CONTEST SHOWCASES TUMACÁCORI NHP- “TUMACÁCORI AS I SEE IT” is a print photo contest sponsored by Friends of Tumacácori National Historical Park, a Father Kino mission site 50 miles south of Tucson off I-19 at Exit 29. The juried show is open to all amateur photographers and is designed to showcase the mission and the Park grounds. Photos may be color or black and white and must have been taken within Park boundaries no earlier than Jan. 1, 2010. Categories are architecture, landscape, birds and animals, people and events. Entry forms with all contest rules will be available after Oct. 5 on the Friends’ website www.friendsoftumacacori. org, at the Park, Hilltop Gallery in Nogales, Tubac Center of the Arts and local camera clubs. The deadline for submitting entry forms with a nonrefundable entry fee of $25.00 is Dec. 31. Completion signifies acceptance of all contest rules. Entries themselves are limited to two pictures matted with a matted size not to exceed 18 x 24 inches and to be received no later than Jan. 31, 2011. The $25.00 fee must be a check or money order made to Friends of Tumacácori NHP. Proceeds will be used to help finance programs and projects that protect and enhance the Park. Winners will be announced Feb. 28. The “best in show” prize is $100. Second and third prizes are $50 and $25, respectively. Certificates will be awarded for first, second, third and honorable mention in each category. The winners’ show opens Mar. 5 with an evening reception at the Park. After the show closes on Mar. 15, the “best in show” will be displayed for one week each at Hilltop Gallery and Tubac Center of the Arts. Call 520-495-4133 or email This publication is made possible through the ads that support its pages. Please let the advertisers know where you saw their ads. It makes a difference. Professional watercolor Paints available




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Garrett Ranch Rd. –  4.13 ac offered at $120,000

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18 Calle de Hoy –  Now offered at $270,000

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