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Discover Southern Arizona is a combined effort of the Green Valley News & Sun and the Nogales International.

Written and edited by............................................................................. KAREN WALENGA Cover design and magazine layout by ...........................GRAHAM HARRINGTON Cover photo by ........................................................................................ CHRISTINE WHITE Special thanks to all the area photographers who submitted photos of the Santa Cruz Valley. The entire contents of Discover Southern Arizona are ©Copyrighted by the Green Valley News & Sun and the Nogales International. No portion produced by the Green Valley News & Sun and Nogales International may be reproduced or reprinted in whole or in part, by any means without the written permission of the publishers.

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Welcome to Southern Arizona ...........................................................................................................................................6 Southern Arizona Tourism Council & Chamber Welcomes ...................................................................................14 Ambos Nogales .....................................................................................................................................................................28 Shop Nogales .........................................................................................................................................................................32 Sonoita/Elgin.........................................................................................................................................................................37 Wineries .................................................................................................................................................................................40 Patagonia............................................................................................................................................................................... 44 Rio Rico .................................................................................................................................................................................. 48 Tubac ........................................................................................................................................................................................50 Tumacácori ............................................................................................................................................................................56 Amado.....................................................................................................................................................................................60 Arivaca ....................................................................................................................................................................................64 Buenos Aires..........................................................................................................................................................................68 Green Valley .........................................................................................................................................................................70 Sahuarita ................................................................................................................................................................................74 Golf ...........................................................................................................................................................................................78 ★ SOUTHERN ARIZONA GOLF MAP ...............................................................................................................82-83 Birding ....................................................................................................................................................................................86 Hiking ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 94 ★ MADERA CANYON TRAILS AND PARKING MAPS................................................................................96-97 Biking....................................................................................................................................................................................100 ★ SOUTHERN ARIZONA BIKE MAP ............................................................................................................ 102-103 Astronomy ...........................................................................................................................................................................106 Top 10 Destinations ............................................................................................................................................................112 Top 25 Things to Do ........................................................................................................................................................... 118 Business Directory............................................................................................................................................................124 DISCOVER SOUTHERN ARIZONA

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“Twins” LAUREN HILLQUIST PHOTO

“What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity,” wrote the poet and playwright Joseph Addison. Southern Arizona has all of the above, and much more.

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The drive up Mount Lemmon in Tucson. JERRY MARRION PHOTO

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isitors are drawn here annually for the very reasons many of us call this home — mild winters, abundant recreational opportunities, and a vibrant and fascinating history that lends this region its character. It’s been inhabited by humans for millennia, going back to the Hohokam in pre-Columbian times. Indigenous groups of Native Americans still reside here in their ancient homeland. But it was in the mid-1700s when the word Arizona first appeared in a letter referring to a lush valley on the Mexican side of the border southwest of Nogales, where several varieties of oak trees thrived. By then, Basque sheep herders had moved into the area. One area historian maintained the word derives from the Basque words aritz (oak) and ona (good) or the good oaks. According to archeologists, the Santa Cruz Valley is one of the longest inhabited places in North America. Evidence of prehistoric cultures and their achievements in agriculture, canal building, pottery and villages abound. Their influence, as well as that of the

Smiling child at pow wow. CARL SPARFELD PHOTO

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A kiss at Empire Ranch. CARL SPARFELD PHOTO

Mission San Xavier del Bac, tower detail. RAY TROMBINO PHOTO

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Spaniards, Basques, Mexicans and Anglos, is found in the early Spanish colonial missions, mines, sprawling ranches, ghost towns, frontier outposts and artist colonies. The Santa Cruz Valley, which includes the communities of Nogales, Rio Rico, Carmen, Tumacacori, Tubac, Amado, Green Valley and Sahuarita, takes its name from the Santa Cruz River, which runs underground most of the year. The valley supports a great diversity of mammal species, including black bear, bobcat, coyote and mountain lion. White-tailed deer, mule deer and javelina are common, and pronghorn antelope were reintroduced to the valley in the 1950s. The river basin is also habitat for the Mexican gray wolf that had been killed off in the area and has made a comeback after recent introduction efforts. Birding enthusiasts flock to this area to get a peek at the abundance of birds that inhabit the valley and waterfowl that migrate through in the spring and fall. Madera Canyon and the PatagoniaSonoita Creek Preserve are world-renowned birding spots. A visit to Santa Cruz County is not complete without a wine-tasting tour to some or all of the many vineyards that have developed in and around the Sonoita-Elgin area since 1979.

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Nogales overview. JOHNATHAN CLARKE PHOTO

Ballet folklorico dancer in motion. CHRISTINE WHITE PHOTO

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Head west and experience la frontera or border in Nogales, where Mexico and United States culture is curiously intertwined. Discover the duty-free shops near the international line downtown where you can purchase tequila or other favorite spirits, perfumes, electronics and cigarettes tax free in exchange for walking the items about a block across the border back into the United States. The village of Tubac, meanwhile, is “where art and history meet,” offering one of the largest outdoor annual art festivals in the United States with more than 300 annual exhibitors. The oldest European settlement in Arizona, it has undergone several transitions from a military fort for Spanish soldiers, to a frontier colony besieged by

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Apaches, to a modern-day artists’ colony and shopping mecca featuring a south-of-the-border rustic ambiance and charm. Both the stately Mission San Xavier del Bac, the “White Dove of the Desert,” and the mission at Tumacacori National Historical Park have Spanish roots, built as part of an extensive chain of missions under the direction of Jesuit and Franciscan priests and Native Americans in the early 1700s. Our 20th anniversary edition of Discover Southern Arizona magazine takes you through some of these distinctive attractions and communities through a mix of editorial content and colorful photography. ★ DSA ★

Pleaensejoy! Tubac artifacts. JERRY MARRION PHOTO

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romoting to residents and visitors the artistic, cultural, historic and recreational experiences available in the greater Santa Cruz River Valley is the mission of the Southern Arizona Tourism Council. Its member communities are rich in culture, history and identity. In addition to tourism, the council is involved in economic development and supports business and residents in Southern Arizona and beyond. Members of the council are the Amado Business Alliance, the community of Arivaca, the Green Valley Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, the Rio Rico Chamber of Commerce, Tubac Chamber of Commerce, Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, Vail Chamber of Commerce and FICO/Green Valley Pecan Co. The council’s subcommittees focus on the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail and on heritage tourism. Members of the council work as a committee to make decisions, suggest initiatives and create opportunities for the entire Southern Arizona tourism area.

Green Valley bird of paradise. JERRY MARRION PHOTO

Journey through the corridor The Green Valley Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce is committed to the communities and businesses of the Santa Cruz Valley corridor. Many of the Chamber’s members are from the corridor and work together to create economic opportunities through networking within and without the area, as well as promoting tourism. The Chamber is a member of the Southern Arizona Tourism

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Town of Sahuarita municipal complex at dusk. TOWN OF SAHUARITA PHOTO Council and encourages all members, in their everyday business practices, to reach out and develop a “one area concept” that encompasses Sahuarita, Green Valley, Amado, Arivaca, Tubac, Tumacacori, Rio Rico, Nogales and east to Vail. The corridor offers many opportunities for the tourist to learn and experience the culture and the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert. Tour the Titan Missile Museum in Sahuarita or go birdwatching and hiking in Madera Canyon. The Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory, owned and operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, offers educational tours near Amado. The “dark skies” communities along the corridor are some of the finest night skies to be seen in Arizona. Let your journey begin on the I-19 corridor. With the beauty and splendor of the day in the high desert, and the dark, star-lit skies in the evening, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Green Valley scenery. GREEN VALLEY NEWS & SUN STAFF PHOTO

The birthplace of Arizona’s history NOGALES SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

Treat yourself to a little getaway. Our unique region of the American Southwest offers a profound sense of belonging, a timelessness among our sometimes snowcapped mountains, Sonoita Creek, Patagonia Lake, and the majestic San Rafael Valley. The harmonious mix of cultures offers richness not easily found elsewhere. Here, Native American, Hispanic, and Anglo cultures come together. The name Nogales comes from the Spanish word “Walnut” and walnut trees. Historically, it was known as the “Pimeria Alta,” upper lands of the Pimas. In the late 1690s, Father Eusebio Kino settled the area, establishing a chain of permanent mission churches. By the 1880s, Nogales

Nogales circa 1900. HISTORIC PHOTO

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Nogales courthouse. NOGALES INTERNATIONAL STAFF PHOTO

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had become an important commercial center with the completion of the transcontinental railroad. Stop by the Pimeria Alta Museum in the Old Nogales City Hall and fire station, built in 1914 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Exhibits include Camp Little/Buffalo Soldiers, the U.S.-Mexico Fresh Produce industry and more. The 1904 Santa Cruz County Courthouse is home to the Cowbelles and Rangers Museum, which offers public tours. Nogales-

Santa Cruz County has 200 historic properties included in the National Register of Historic Places. Take a stroll through downtown Nogales, Ariz. Self-guided walking tours take you through the commercial and residential sections of the city’s center, where legends abound. It is rumored that Pancho Villa hid in secret compartments of houses along Crawford Street. Bienvenido! Visit www.thenogaleschamber.com.

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Outdoor A M A D O adventure awaits you

The hamlet of Amado is nestled in prime Arizona ranching country between Tubac and Green Valley, split down the middle by the county line between Santa Cruz and Pima counties along Interstate 19. You may be familiar with Amado and not even know it. The classic song “Oh What a Beautiful Morning ” opening sequence from the 1955 musical “Oklahoma!” was filmed in Amado. The area’s clear vistas, gentle mountains, and green terrain offered the perfect backdrop for this iconic movie scene. Enjoy the out-of-doors in Amado. Tucked at the base of the Santa Rita Mountains, Amado is perfect for hiking and birding. And for those of you who enjoy ATV and horseback riding, the area offers many opportunities to enjoy your recreational riding hassle-free. Stargazers, make sure you visit the Whipple Observatory on Mount Hopkins, a joint venture of the Smithsonian and the University of Arizona. With the area’s low level of nighttime light pollution, the stars provide an intense show in the clear, dry skies. You can even participate in one of the observatory’s “star parties,” where you can hear lectures about the stars and look through a large telescope. Make sure you bring binoculars, a light jacket, and a lawn chair

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Agua Linda Farms. GREEN VALLEY NEWS STAFF PHOTO

so that you can view the stars in comfort. Tour information is available at 520-670-5707. Don’t miss the Amado Chili Cook-Off and Car Show in November at the Amado Territory Ranch, exit 48, right off I-19. In addition to the tastetempting chili and array of stunning autos, you can enjoy art vendors, a food fair, a beer garden, a wine tasting, horse and hay rides, cowboy poets, casino bingo and black jack, hot air balloon rides, and live music. Bring the young ones, too. There will be a dedicated children’s area. Amado offers fall festivals, artisan shopping, a farmer’s market at Agua Linda Farms, five restaurants and lodging from bed & breakfasts to RV resorts. To learn more, please visit the Amado Business Association’s website at www.amadoaz.com.

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Quality of Life RIO RICO Rio Rico Village. NOGALES INTERNATIONAL STAFF PHOTO

The Rio Rico Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to providing support for the growth and development of the business community and to continually improve the quality of life for those living and working in the Rio Rico and Santa Cruz County areas. The Rio Rico Chamber of Commerce encourages firms, associations and individuals who wish to be supporters of the Chamber to become active in efforts to promote economic activity in the county and in the state of Sonora, Mexico, and encourages these supporters to become members of the Rio Rico Chamber of Commerce. Among the planned projects are: ★ General information meeting for our members ★ Member after-hours mixers ★ Balloon launchings for business openings, grand openings, special sales and special events ★ Expos ★ Golf outings ★ Development and support local tourism ★ Study of the possibility of the incorporation of Rio Rico ★ Business of the Month awards ★ Develop a community guide with Santa Cruz County Tourism Council ★ Startup business seminars ★ SBA funding seminars The Chamber’s logo has a large yellow circle representing sunny Arizona; a green jagged line with two peaks designating the San Cayetano Mountains; a blue wavy line representing the Santa Cruz River; and just above the blue river is a brown wavy line representing the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail. The Chamber believes this logo represents who we and our community are!

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Arivaca is a beautiful rural community 23 miles off Interstate 19. Arivaca’s town site was originally a Pima Indian village. Mining operations in the area began in 1856 and when the mines played out, ranching took over. To get to Arivaca, take I-19 exit 48 and turn left past the Cow Palace parking lot. The gentle winding road, with numerous arroyos, is the perfect training ground for cyclists getting in shape for the Tour de Tucson or other cycling events. Just be careful as you travel down this road. Be on the lookout for the local rabbits, coyotes, deer and open-range cattle. Once you arrive in Arivaca, there are many things to see and do. Arivaca is the home of the Arivaca Cienega, a wetland associated with the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge. There are between one and two miles of hiking trails and several interpretive signs telling you about the area and wildlife you may encounter. Buenos Aires National Wildfire Refuge is on the avid birdwatcher’s list. During the season, the refuge is home to many avian spe-

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Nancy and River in downtown Arivaca. VANESA MEADE PHOTO

cies. One does not have to venture far into the Cienega before capturing breathtaking pictures and have an experience of a lifetime. While you are downtown, don’t miss stopping by the La Gitana Cantina. For many Arivacans, the center of town life has been this cantina. Besides a dance hall and saloon, at various times the building has been used for a church, a courtroom, a store, a hay barn, and a restaurant. There has been at least one saloon in Arivaca since the 1870s. Other historic sites include Gadsden’s Organic Coffee House, the Artist’s Coop, the Arivaca Mercantile, the Old Schoolhouse, and the Arivaca Cemetery. Walking through the cemetery is like taking a walk through history. Many of the grave sites date back to the mid 1800s. The schoolhouse was built in 1879 and is the oldest one-room

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Shootin’ pool. VANESA MEADE PHOTO

schoolhouse still standing in the state. It is no longer used as a school, but it is the center of a lot of community activities. It was designed by Pedro Aguirre. If you travel to Arivaca on a Saturday, you can enjoy the Farmer’s Market from 9 a.m. to noon on Main Street. The market was recently renamed Marian’s Saturday Morning Market, in honor of Marian Mikesell, who began this tradition by selling free-range eggs downtown, on Saturdays, 10 years ago.

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Blending art & history TUBAC Welcome to Tubac, nestled along the Santa Cruz River, with mountains views in every direction. Residents and visitors here enjoy wide open spaces, spectacular sunsets and clear night skies. Tubac’s motto is “where art and history meet.” Renowned as a haven for artists and a must-see for shoppers, the village offers an eclectic mix of fine art galleries, artist studios and shops. It is home to the Tubac Center of the Arts and to Arizona’s first state park, the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park. Site of the first European settlement in Arizona, the Tubac Presidio was first established in 1752 and today features a museum and preserved structures, tracing the history of Tubac from prehistoric times to the present. Visitors can also enjoy the many fine locally owned restaurants and bed-and-breakfasts in the village. Recreational activities abound and include golf at the Tubac Golf Resort as well as hiking and birding on the historic Anza Trail along the Santa Cruz River. The Tubac Chamber of Commerce sponsors art and history events throughout the year. Join us in 2012 as we celebrate the 53rd annual Tubac Festival of the Arts, the longest-running arts festival in Arizona. In the coming year; the Tubac Chamber of Commerce will again sponsor these special events: ★ Juan Bautista de Anza Day: Oct. 22, 2011 ★ Tubac: Fall ArtWalk: Nov. 6-7, 2011 ★ Luminaria Nights/Fiesta Navidad: Dec. 2-3, 2011 ★ 53rd Annual Tubac Festival of the Arts: Feb. 8 – 12, 2012 ★ Spring ArtWalk: March 17-18, 2012 Many thanks to our Green Valley/Sahuarita neighbors for your continued support and patronage. Come visit our village, where you’re always welcome. We look forward to seeing you again!

Colorful pots in Tubac. JERRY MARRION PHOTO

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The town between the tracks VAIL Vail owes its existence to the expansion of the United States population westward. Manifest Destiny was the motivating force for the Southern Pacific Railroad, which laid tracks through what would become Vail. Vail’s Siding, as it was originally called, was established in 1880. Ranching and mining to the south in the Santa Rita Mountains were important factors in the area’s growth. The original town site is bordered by the rails that carry Union Pacific Railroad trains along the Sunset Route. The Shrine of St. Rita in the Desert (1935) and the Old Vail Post Office (1908) are its defining landmarks. Walter and Edward Vail, for whom Vail is named, were astute businessmen who ranched and developed mining interests in the area. Edward Vail operated the Vail Ranch. Walter Vail built up the Empire Ranch, which reached from around Sonoita to the south and northward to the foothills of the Rincon Mountains. Walter and partner J. Vosberg deeded a right of way to the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1880. Vail is a place, a spot on the map, a census district; but it has never incorporated or become “official.” Its community members have been, and remain, engaged in civic affairs. Early citizens like Walter Vail served in the Territorial Legislature. Michael Fagan, for whom Mount Fagan to the south is named, was a member of the Pima County Board of Supervisors in 1898. The 1905 postmaster, Otto Schley, served on the Vail School Board and the Democratic Delegation to the Pima County Territorial Convention. Today’s community members volunteer in schools, pull buffel grass, and preserve their historic places and stories while actively planning for Vail’s future.

Welcome to Vail, from the doorway of Vail’s 1908 Old Vail Post Office. GREG CRANWELL, VAIL PRESERVATION SOCIETY PHOTO

People move to Vail for its excellent school district, strong community and beautiful landscape. Vail is a gateway community for the Arizona Trail, which passes nearby, and provides hiking opportunities that touch many of the region’s attractions, including the Las Cienegas Preserve, Saguaro National Park East, outdoor recreation in the Santa Rita Mountains and Colossal Cave Mountain Park. The Rincon Valley Farmers Market, open every Saturday, is along the scenic Old Spanish Trail that winds from Tucson east through the Rincon Valley to Colossal Cave Mountain Park. Vail is in transition, and the old rural lifestyle is passing away. Growth and development have come in fits and starts over the years but the secret is out. Vail is a great place to live. It experienced explosive growth in 1895 when the population grew from 25 to more than 100. Vail was at the nexus of a young nation’s expansion, a place where the railroad, mining and ranching drew those seeking a better life. Natural resources and a great community have placed us there again. Vail has a story over 130 years in the making. We invite you to visit and explore the many points of interest the greater Vail area has to offer. ★ DSA ★ © J.J. Lamb, Nov. 2, 2011

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NOGALES BORDER TOWNS SHARE NAME, CULTURE, HISTORY

A busy Grand Avenue in Nogales is the main thoroughfare for both northbound and southbound border traffic. NOEL WEATHERBIE PHOTO

The two cities of Nogales in Arizona and Mexico that share a name are beautifully intertwined through culture, language, business and family ties.

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This gazebo and landscaping are among the features that make the Nogales Santa Cruz Public Library Abe Rochlin branch a welcomed oasis downtown. NOEL WEATHERBIE PHOTO

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he term used to refer to the border towns, Ambos Nogales, means both or the two Nogaleses. The cities’ ties are deeprooted, dating to 1841 when Jose Elias Camou and his family received a land grant from the Mexican government and developed Rancho Casita. Their property was a vast grove of walnut trees known to locals as “Los Nogales de Elias,” or Elias’ walnut trees. When a land survey was taken after the Gadsden Purchase in 1853, the government found that “Los Nogales” had been divided by the international line. Border or no border, the towns kept the name in much the same way that those blood ties, traditions and general way of life could not be diminished by an arbitrary dividing line. In 2010, Mexico celebrated its 200th anniversary of Independence and 100th anniversary of its Revolution. Nogales, Ariz., joined in the celebration, but also joined the rest of Arizona in preparing for the 100th anniversary of statehood celebrations in 2012. Until the middle of the 20th century, Ambos Nogales was divided

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A stoic Padre Eusebio Kino stands tall in Kino Park in front of the Nogales Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce. He was an Italian Roman Catholic priest known for his exploration of northern Sonora and southern Arizona, called the Pimeria Alta. NOEL WEATHERBIE PHOTO only by a chain link fence. Historically, vehicles, products, services, animals and ideas crossed freely from one side to the other. It was also just as easy for Apache raiders to pass through. The infamous Geronimo was once held captive in La Caverna restaurant, a block south of the border, which was destroyed by fire in 1982.

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Nogales City Hall. NOEL WEATHERBIE PHOTO

of 1910-1920 in Nogales. For the next 20 years, U.S. troops set up

This bronze statue of a paper boy located on Herald Square a block from the border camp in the hills of Nogales, Ariz., overlooking the valley of Nowas commissioned by Alvin Sisk, former editor and publisher of the Nogales Daily Herald. NOEL WEATHERBIE PHOTO gales, Sonora. The national and even international press has been less than complimentary about Nogales lately, focusing on illegal migration and drug smuggling. Violence is not new to this frontier. Executions, gunfights and destruction became routine throughout the Mexican Revolution

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In spite of infamy in the north of Mexico, the revolutionary Pancho Villa and his cavalry were formally entertained by the 12th U.S. Infantry and Gen. John J. Pershing in Nogales on Aug. 29, 1914. During the revolution, Buffalo Soldiers were stationed at Camp Stephen D. Little in Nogales. Many settled in the area, marrying and having children with Mexican and Native American women, adding to the cultural polyglot that has defined Nogales.

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Shopping the streets of Nogales. NOEL WEATHERBIE PHOTOS

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Browse in the midst of fascinating historic structures To experience Nogales, Ariz., stroll and shop along the main street where merchandise is as diverse as the culture. ★ The mix of retail businesses includes some still owned and operated by descendents of such pioneer families as the Brackers, Capins and Korys on the original main street. Within the last 20 years, downtown also has seen an influx of Korean merchants offering everything from toys to tools.

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The original Morley Avenue pedestrian border crossing; Nasib Karam Park; Old Town Hall, home of the Pimeria Alta Historical Society; and Mazon’s old-fashioned neighborhood grocery store are among the amenities that create a unique urban flare. ★ History buffs can enjoy attractions such as the Santa Cruz County Historic 1904 Courthouse and the varied architectural styles of residences along Crawford Street, Court Street and throughout the city.

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A classic portico at the entry and a roof-top dome are among the courthouse’s attributes. The building’s two-feet-thick walls are constructed of locally quarried tufa stone, which was also used to construct many of the area’s early commercial structures and some stately homes. The building was in daily use by Santa Cruz County government until 1989. It now houses a local branch of Cochise College, a ranching museum operated by the Santa Cruz Cowbelles and

Bazar de Mexico store in Nogales offers such items as rustic Mexican furniture and hand-painted Talavera tile. It is the site of the now defunct Garret Wray’s Curios store. Wray was a successful importer of Mexican goods. NOEL WEATHERBIE PHOTOS a law-enforcement museum manned by the Arizona Rangers. It was recently designated as the symbolic U.S. trailhead for the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail. For more visitor information, call the Nogales Santa Cruz County Chamber of Commerce at 520-287-3685. ★ DSA ★

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Empire Ranch. HELEN PHILLIPS PHOTO

Sloping out of the eastern side of the Santa Rita Mountains, the prairie grasses ripple across the wide valley surrounded by nine mountain ranges.

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Sonoita Rodeo bronc riding sequence. CARL H. SPARFELD PHOTO

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he elevation of 4,900 feet yields mild summers and breathtaking scenery that beckons riders, hikers and birders to this area, which also is home to award-winning vineyards.

ATTRACTIONS ★ Kief Joshua Vineyard in Elgin offers an omelet bar on Sundays as well as daily wine tasting. Bring your picnic lunch to Sonoita Vineyard, taste the wines and sit out on the grass overlooking the vineyard. Wine festivals are always popular events. In all, there are 10 wineries open for tasting in the Sonoita-Elgin area. ★ The historic Empire Ranch and Las Cienegas National Conservation Area are open to the public for recreation and tours. A visit to Kentucky Camp, a renovated gold mining camp in the foothills of the Santa Ritas, will take you back in time to the heyday of mining in this area.

Celebration of the Cowboy at Emire Ranch. HELEN PHILLIPS PHOTOS

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Little cowgirl. CARL H. SPARFELD PHOTO ★ Arizona Horseback Experience offers local riding adventures, and the Arizona Trail in the Santa Rita Mountains is a favorite among hikers and birders. ★ La Hacienda de Sonoita bed & breakfast, the Sonoita Inn, the Crown C Ranch, Rain Valley B&B and Xanadu offer a variety of accommodations, ranging from traditional rooms to casitas. ★ Dining options include traditional steak dinners at the Steak Out Restaurant, Italian meals at Viaggio Italiano, fine dining at Canela Bistro and casual dining at the Ranch House Restaurant. ★ Shopping opportunities include High Noon Feed and Tack, which has a wonderful art gallery as well as Western gifts, animal feeds and gear. Buffalo Gals, inside Sonoita Hardware, offers one-of-a-kind items and cards. The Little Burro sells art and mesquite furniture. Nizhoni Ranch Gallery offers museum-qual-

ity Navajo rugs. Desert Legacy offers arts and home decorations, and Many Horses Trading Post is a must-stop for exquisite Southwestern jewelry. ★ The Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds hosts a weekend of horse racing and the annual quarter horse show in May, the Sonoita Rodeo on Labor Day weekend, the county fair in September, the Cowboy symposium in November, and several other events throughout the year. By Marion Vendituoli

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Southeastern Arizona’s popular wineries can thank Gordon Dutt. That retired soil scientist from the University of Arizona first demonstrated that wine grapes could be grown successfully in Southeastern Arizona. Dutt first experimented with growing wine grapes near Elgin in 1973. He planted Arizona’s first commercial vineyard in 1979, and is the owner of Sonoita Vineyards. He proved that the area’s soil and climate were right for growing wine grapes. Over the years, nine more vineyards have been established in northeastern Santa Cruz County. All of them welcome visitors to their tasting rooms, and wine lovers should plan on spending the better part of a day to tour them. Many of the local wineries sell only at their tasting room. Others have limited distribution in Arizona. Check each winery’s Web site for location and a listing of wines available.

Winery view. GREEN VALLEY NEWS STAFF PHOTO

★ Dos Cabezas WineWorks has been producing wines in Arizona since 1995. Its wines have been enjoyed at the White House, earned critical acclaim and grabbed international attention. 3248 Highway 82 in Sonoita; 520-455-5141; www.DosCabezasWinery. com ★ Callaghan Vineyards produces rich, complex red and white wines with Spanish and Mediterranean varietals. Founded in 1990, it has been honored by having its wines served three times at the White House. In 2006, Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano designated Callaghan Vineyards one of Arizona’s treasures. 336 Elgin Road; 520-455-5322; www.CallaghanVineyards.com; Kent’s wine blog: www.callaghanblogspot.com ★ Canelo Hills Vineyard and Winery was established in 2003 on 10 acres south of Sonoita. Its wines are made from 100 percent Arizona-grown fruit and are handcrafted in small batches. 343 Elgin Road south of Sonoita; 520-455-5499; www.canelohillswinery. com ★ Hannah’s Hill Vineyard & Winery Arizona State Fair awards: 2006 Best In Show — Petite Sirah; 2007 Best In Show — Grenache Mourvedre Blend; 2008 Best In Show — Petite Sirah. Visits by appointment only. HC1 Box 651, Elgin, AZ 85611; www. hannahshill.com ★ Kief Joshua Vineyards, founded in 2005, has 10 varieties of grapes under cultivation. Its first release was a 2008 Viognier.

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It uses traditional winemaking methods of minimal interference, open fermentation and barrel aging. 370 Elgin Road; 520-455-5582; www.kj-vineyards.com ★ Lightning Ridge Cellars, established in 2005, offers wines based on the owner’s Italian heritage, including estate wines made from Italian varietals: Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Montepulciano, Primitivo, Malvasia and Muscat Canelli. 2368 Highway 83 (Vaughn Loop road), Elgin; 520-455-5383; www.lightningridgecellars.com ★ Rancho Rossa Vineyards produces about 1,200 cases of wine each year from its 22-acre vineyard near Elgin. It specializes in ultra-premium dry varietal wines. The first vines were planted in 2002. Six miles southeast of Sonoita on Elgin Road; 520-455-0700; www.Ranchorossa.com ★ Sonoita Vineyards offers wines ranging from crisp to fruity to bold. In addition to its tasting room, the winery offers tours and private party events such as weddings and receptions. Just off of Highway 83 south of Elgin; 520-455-5893; www.SonoitaVineyards. com ★ Village of Elgin Winery specializes in making wines from grapes grown in Arizona. It recently completed a study of wine bottle closures and concluded that the Saranex Lined ROPP (Roll-on

Winery detail. GREEN VALLEY NEWS STAFF PHOTO

pilfer-proof) Screw Cap is the best way to store, age and preserve wine. So much so that it upgraded its bottling line to solely bottle using ROPP caps. 471 Elgin Road; 520-455-9309; www.ElginWines. com ★ Wilhelm Family Vineyards, established in 2008, is the newest addition to the Sonoita area wineries. Initial offerings include four reds, two whites and one dessert red. Check the Web site for Wine & Cheese Social events. 21 Mountain Ranch Drive off of Lower Elgin road; 520-455-9291; www.wilhelmfamilyvineyards.com ★ DSA ★

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any of the early buildings of the town are still in use as shops and residences, giving the town an age-old ambiance. Be sure to check out the Patagonia Library in Cady Hall, a refurbished adobe hotel on Duquesne Street. History buffs will enjoy exploring the nearby ghost towns of Washington Camp, Mowry, Duquesne and Harshaw in the Patagonia Mountains. Patagonia is a mecca for birders and hikers and is well known as a hot spot for butterflies. In addition, few drives are prettier than Route 82 leading into Patagonia, with the backdrop of beautiful Red Mountain rising above this picturesque small town. ★ The Nature Conservancy’s PatagoniaSonoita Creek Nature Preserve, one of the most popular birding spots in the United States, features walking trails along the Sonoita Creek. Patagonia Lake State Park offers camping and fishing as well as birding and pontoon boat tours. ★ Patagonia is a great place for shopping. Global Arts has an

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Bridge at Patagonia Lake. ANN PENTON PHOTO

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eclectic collection of wares from all over the world, Mariposa Books is a wonderful independent book store, and the Artists Cooperative offers handcrafted goods by local artists. There are several art galleries within walking distance of the center of town. Be sure to visit the showroom at High Spirits Flutes, a local business crafting native wooden flutes for all levels of ability. ★ More than a dozen choices for accommodations range from the Stage Stop Inn to a variety of bed and breakfasts. The Duquesne House is an attractively restored adobe inn with beautifully maintained gardens. The Spirit Tree Inn offers guest rooms in a historic ranch setting. You can even stay in a 1950s-era trailer at Dos Palmas. At the Circle Z Guest Ranch, one of the oldest in Arizona, you can ride, relax at the pool, play tennis, or simply enjoy the beautiful 6,500-acre ranch. ★ The Home Plate restaurant is famous for its meals served in a casual atmosphere. The Gathering Grounds is an attractively decorated coffee and lunch spot. Mercedes is the spot for Mexican food in Patagonia, and the Velvet Elvis has a well-earned reputation for gourmet pizzas. Stop by the Wagon Wheel for a drink in an authentic cowboy bar. ★ Patagonia hosts a three-day arts and crafts festival in October that features 100 vendors, great music and entertainment. ★ DSA ★

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RIO RICO OLD WEST AMBIANCE, MODERN COMFORT

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he community has a population of about 20,000, a shopping center, a high school, two middle schools and three elementary schools. The area is home to century-old ranches as well as new housing developments. The curious and active visitor will be delighted. Golfing, hiking, bird watching and riding horses are just part of the experience. There are daily reminders of the Old West, with cattle free to roam the open range and cowboys who still round them up. Just recently, a cattle truck overturned on the freeway between Nogales and Rio Rico. Cowboys from nearby ranches descended on the scene with livestock trailers, hopped on their horses and held a round-up right there on the interstate, saving the majority of the animals.

Esplendor Resort welcomes travelers to Rio Rico. ESPLENDOR RESORT PHOTO

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★ The Esplendor Resort welcomes travelers and has hosted business conferences, television programs and is frequented by celebrities. ★ Some of Arizona’s most stunning scenery is just outside the door with awe-inspiring sunsets and star-studded nights. Keeneyed visitors may spot coyotes, quail, hawks, doves, javelina and deer. Birders will take delight in the variety of species that can be spotted easily. The Rio Rico area is a migratory route for many birds. ★ History and nature buffs will enjoy hiking the historic Anza Trail along the Santa Cruz River. ★ Restaurants in Rio Rico include Las Trankas, Danika’s Cafe, Hue Mei Chinese and Nonna Vivi for an Italian flavor. ★ Within 20 minutes of Rio Rico, visitors can tour the Tumacacori National Historical Park, watch artisans creating works of art in their studios in Tubac, or shop and dine in colorful Mexico. ★ DSA ★

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T U B A C CHARMING BLEND OF ART AND HISTORY

Tubac sign and flags. TUBAC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PHOTO

A distinctive mix of art and history creates an enchanting ambiance in the village of Tubac, which dates back to 1752.

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Established 1752 The Village of Tubac is open year-round. We invite you to visit any day of the week...and bring your guests!

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2012 Calendar of Events JANUARY: Santa Cruz Valley Car Nuts Annual Car Show - January 28, 2012 FEBRUARY: Tubac Festival of the Arts, February 8 - 12, 2012 - 10am to 5pm Tubac Chamber of Commerce is proud to sponsor the Tubac Festival of the Arts. The major event of the year for Tubac showcases the work of hundreds of visiting artists, craft persons and musicians from around the country and Canada. The food court features a variety of cuisines. MARCH: Spring ArtWalk - March 17 & 18, 2012 - 10am to 5pm ArtWalk is an event that invites visitors to explore the local working artist studios and fine art galleries for which Tubac is renowned. Meet the artists and enjoy special exhibits, receptions and art demonstrations. APRIL: April 1, 2012 - Taste of Tubac Each year the fine restaurants come together for one Presented by Tubac Rotary JULY: Old Fashioned Fourth of July - July 4, 2012, 10 am - 12 noon Free Games, Food, Fire Engine “Squirt-down.” OCTOBER: Anza Days - October 20, 2012 Tubac Presidio State Historic Park and Tubac Village present Tubac Anza Days, A Living History of the Indian, Mexican and Spanish Colonial Periods. Enjoy historical re-enactments, period costumes, folkloric dancers, mariachi music and children’s activities! NOVEMBER: Fall ArtWalk , Nov 3 & 4, 2012, 10 am to 5 pm ArtWalk is an event that invites visitors to explore the local working artist studios and fine art galleries for which Tubac is renowned. Meet the artists and enjoy special exhibits, receptions and art demonstrations. DECEMBER: Dec. 1 & 2, 2012 - Luminaria Nights Fiesta de Navidad is Tubac’s annual celebration of the Holiday Season! The streets are lined with luminaries and the stores are open until 9 PM. Join us at sunset for great homemade food, music and Santa Claus!

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Open Every Day from 10AM to 5PM

19 Tubac Road Mercado de Baca

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Serving your favorite Comfort Food, Spanish Cuisine, Homemade Soups, Salads, Sandwiches and Vegetarian Dishes

DAILY LUNCH & DINNER SPECIALS BREAKFAST SERVED SAT & SUN ONLY Bloody Mary’s or Mimosas $3

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“The Best ___ I Ever Ate!” HAPPY HOUR 3-6 Daily Import Beers, Well, House Wine, Maria Margaritas $3.00 Domestic Beer - $2.00 Mon-Fri 11am-8pm Sat & Sun 8am-8pm Available For Private Parties SOUTH OF TUCSON

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Tantalize your taste buds. Visit one of our three tasting rooms to enhance your culinary pleasure at home with our flavored extra virgin olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars.

Tubac Olive Oil 2 Plaza Road, Suite #103 Tubac, Az • (520) 398-3366 Timeless, Classy Clothing & Accessories for Women of all Ages & Sizes Kids ★ Teens ★ Moms ★ Grandmas • Fresh Produce • Jams World • Chamilia Jewelry & More!

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Mexican Cuisine unlike you’ve ever tasted or seen since 1927 in Nogales, Mexico

NOW IN TUBAC, ARIZONA 520-398-9421 elvirasrestaurant.com 2211 E. Frontage Rd • Bldg. A • Tubac, AZ 85646

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Shoppers will find plenty of colorful good to choose from. JERRY MARRION PHOTO

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his small community is home to many artists, and fall through spring are peak times for visitors to enjoy an adventure here. This charming shopping destination is designed with a compact layout that en-

ATTRACTIONS courages leisurely strolling among captivating galleries featuring jewelry, paintings, pottery and more. ★ The popular Tubac Festival of the Arts, one of the oldest outdoor art festivals in Arizona, takes place Feb. 8-12, 2012. This is the major event of the year as Tubac showcases the work of many visiting artisans and musicians from around the United States and Canada.

A mix of shops draw visitors to the village. JERRY MARRION PHOTOS

“a distinctive place, distinctive professionals” As a seller, now more than ever, you should insist on a creative marketing plan and an aggressive advertising budget to get your property sold! Visit our website for listings: www.tubacrealestate.com bill mack

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Dining Shopping Golfing & More

Tubac is Southern Arizona www.VisitTubac.com Most comprehensive Events Calendar in Southern Arizona!

GOLDWORKS AZ FINE JEWELRY DESIGN & Repair 1451 S. La Cañada Suite 3 Green Valley, AZ 85622 (520) 398-1300 goldworksaz@gmail.com www.goldworksaz.com TUESDAYSATURDAY, Tuesday - Friday 11-5 11-5 11 - 3 Saturday WE BUY GOLD & SILVER

Fine Estate and Vintage Native American jewelry

Tubac Festival of the Arts. TUBAC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PHOTO

★ One of the best places to delve into the area’s fascinating history is the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, which includes an 1885 schoolhouse, archaeological remnants from the 1700s, a restored Mexican-style row house, and a history museum with American Indian and Spanish artifacts. ★ The Tubac Center of the Arts features seasonal juried exhibits in three connected galleries, a performing arts season, painting classes and a children’s summer program.

OPEN DAILY 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

www.cucarachadetubac.com

ARTIST STUDIO AND GALLERY 6 Camino Otero in Tubac Village Open Tuesday–Saturday from 11–4 or by appointment 520-398-8335 home / 520-343-3310 cell www.alpinewatercolors.com

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Mesquite Furniture, Lighting Fixtures, Mexican Talavera Tile, Copper Tops, Sinks, Oaxaca Masks and a BIG SELECTION of Hardware

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★ Visitors will find a variety of restaurants that dot the village. Overnight accommodations range from small, cozy inns to the fullservice Tubac Golf Resort with comfortable rooms with views of the Santa Rita mountains, two restaurants and a day spa. ★ The Tubac Chamber of Commerce website is www.tubacaz. com. Phone (520) 398-2704. Phone the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park at (520) 398-2252 or visit www.azparks.gov. ★ DSA ★

Luminaria Nights. BOB SIMMONS PHOTO

RETIREMENT CELEBRATION American Master Painter

AFTER 18 YEARS, OWNERS ROBERT MUSMANNO AND GORDON SWANSON ARE RETIRING. THE GALLERIA WILL BE RETIRED WITH THEM AT THE END OF THE SEASON, MAY 2012.

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CHRISTMAS GALLERY

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HOME FURNISHINGS ART FOR THE DISCRIMINATING COLLECTOR (Located in the Historic Heart of Tubac – Across the Street from the Church)

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Store Hours: Mon-Sat 10am to 5pm Sunday 11am to 5pm

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TUMACACORI HISTORY, CHILIES SPICE UP TUMACACORI

Inside the walls of Mission San Jose Tumacacori. JERRY MARRION PHOTO

Visitors who enjoy rich history and spicy chilies will delight in a visit to the rural hamlet of Tumacacori, east of Interstate 19 between Tubac and Rio Rico.

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ATTRACTIONS ★ Tumacacori National Historical Park brings the storied past to life at the site of a Spanish mission dating from the late 1600s. It was first established by renowned Jesuit priest Eusebio Francisco Kino. Franciscan missionaries, who succeeded the Jesuits, started work in about 1800 on the church that still stands. Guests can stroll by the church, through a visitors’ center at the park, a shady garden and more. Special events include guided tours fall through spring, and a multicultural fiesta in early December. This national park is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except for Christmas and Thanksgiving. Phone 520-398-2341.

Christmas Eve at Mission San Jose Tumacacori. LAUREN HILLQUIST PHOTO ★ Across the street from the mission is the popular Santa Cruz Chili & Spice Co., a family-owned business that features fine chili sauces and pastes, a wide variety of gourmet Southwestern foods, cookbooks and a large selection of spices and herbs. Visitors are invited to see the artifacts in the small museum, sample some chili products, find a certain spice, or just soak up the rich history and heritage of this mesmerizing land. Phone 520-398-2591 or visit www.santacruzchili.com. ★ Dining options include the popular, family-run Wisdom’s Cafe, serving delectable Mexican food. For some libations, stop in at Abe’s Old Tumacacori Bar. Shoppers will want to visit the Happy Javelina Gift Shop and the Mesquite Sawmill. ★ DSA ★

Folklorico dancers at a Tumacacori festival. CARL SPARFELD PHOTO

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Just 2 Miles South of Tubac, off of Interstate 19

i r o c á c a m u T How to spend a marvelous day in historic Tumacácori and Carmen, the hidden jewels next to Tubac!

TUMACÁCORI MESQUITE SAWMILL

Tumacácori Mesquite Sawmill is Arizona’s oldest mesquite source and has been owned by Art and Valerie since 2002. They call their business the “new kid on the block” since it is only thirty years old.

Their furniture/craft gallery and milling operation is open to the trade and public. Mesquite Lumber and Burls, Custom Furniture & Retail Gallery. Sawmill tours by appointment. www.mesquitedesign.com 2007 E. Frontage Rd • 520-398-9356

THE neighborhood restaurant for over 68 years, popular with locals and tourists alike, serving mouth-watering Mexican food and a whole lot more that is lovingly prepared and steeped in tradition. Owned and operated by 4 generations of the Wisdom family with a menu that includes soups, salads, and sandwiches. Famous for their margaritas and fruit burro desserts. Tuesday 2-for-1 margaritas. Live music and open ‘til 9 on Fridays/Saturdays. Open Mon-Sat: Lunch 11am-3pm, Dinner 5-8pm. Closed the month of June. Go to www.wisdomscafe.com for the skinny on the menu, specials, musicians and events. For casita rental info, see our ad on page 57. 1931 E. Frontage Road • 520-398-2397

HAPPY JAVELINA GIFT SHOP

TUMACÁCORI MINI MARKET

Dichroic Glass Jewelry; Western Greeting Cards; Raptor Metal Art; Home Décor; Pottery; Estate Sale Items.

Originally owned by Luis and Lupe Martinez’s father, the Mini Market has been selling cold beer, groceries and ice cream since 1980. Luis and Lupe love visitors - tell them where you’re from and what you do. You get a warm smile and great conversation in return.

Open Mon-Sun 11am-5pm Owner, Carole Bejarano cbejarano8@msn.com 1951 E. Frontage Road • 520-398-8580

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TUMACÁCORI NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

AVALON ORGANIC GARDENS & ECOVILLAGE

Tumacácori National Historical Park protects three Spanish colonial mission ruins in Southern Arizona: Tumacácori, Guevavi, and Calabazas.

Founded by Gabriel of Urantia and Niánn Emerson Chase, this 165 acre organic garden and ecovillage is nestled along the banks of the Santa Cruz River. Come for a visit and learn about permaculture, water-harvesting, composting, “green” building, food forests, and more.

The visitor center is located on the grounds of the historic Tumacácori Mission. Mission San José de Tumacácori was established in January of 1691. Guevavi and Tumacácori are among more than twenty missions established by Father Kino and later expanded upon by Franciscan Missionaries. Open 9am to 5pm Daily (Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas Day)

Experience a working organic farm and sustainable EcoVillage with Community Supported Agriculture program. Tours available by appointment www.avalongardens.org 38 Santa Gertrudis Lane • 1-866-508-0094

www.nps.gov/tuma 1891 E. Frontage Rd • 520-398-2341

ABE’S OLD TUMACÁCORI BAR Abe’s Bar has Arizona’s oldest continuous liquor license (since 1933), along with a moose head, pool table, a thousand empty whiskey bottles and a history worth lifting a glass to. Mother and daughter, Dolores and Charlie Trujillo, are 3rd and 4th generation owners. Pull up a stool - John Wayne and Grace Kelly have stopped by, you should too!

SANTA CRUZ CHILI & SPICE COMPANY Well known since 1943 for many brands of special and distinctive chili products, sauces and spices all from the rich Santa Cruz Valley. This is both a manufacturer and retailer of fine chili products. The Spice Center sells a wide variety of gourmet Southwestern foods, cookbooks and a large selection of spices and herbs.

Open from around 2pm to around 2am daily

A small, family owned business helps to give the products an authentic flavor with a source of pride. Visit the Ranch Museum just south of Tumacácori National Monument.

1900 E. Frontage Road • 520-398-1227

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A M A D O HOME TO ARRAY OF OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

Amado wildlife.

Amado’s rural lifestyle and striking scenery at the foot of the picturesque Santa Rita Mountains is a magnet for hikers, bird watchers, cyclists and horseback riders.

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nce a halfway station along a stage route from Nogales to Arivaca to Tucson, the community south of Green Valley today is a mix of ranches, farms, family homes and modern shops, restaurants and overnight accommodations. Visit fine restaurants, small speciality shops, bed and breakfasts, and a you-pick farm—all of which make Amado a popular getaway for visitors and residents alike.

Owner/Chef Charles Deeby and staff at your service

ATTRACTIONS ★ Amado Territory Inn bed and breakfast has guest rooms, a dining room for breakfast, and hosts weddings and Amado Territory Inn. SUBMITTED PHOTO other special events. ★ Amado Territory Ranch includes Kristofer’s Bistro with its gourmet deli restaurant, art gallery, visitors’ center and entertainment in Thomas’ Blue Room. The ranch also is home to several artist studios and the Amado Territory Steak House. ★ The well-known Cow Palace Restaurant features Old West ambiance, and you can’t miss the Longhorn Bar & Grill

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~ Facilities Available for Community Outreach Regular Menu & Daily Specials Brisket • Pork • Chicken • Hot Links • Ribs

All cooked in our Giant Southern Pride Smoker!

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with an entrance shaped like a giant longhorn cattle skull. ★ The renowned Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory is atop nearby Mount Hopkins, the second highest peak in the Santa Rita Mountains. The visitor center is off Interstate 19 via the Canoa Road exit and is open Monday through Friday from

TOP LEFT: The Cow Palace Restaurant. SUBMITTED PHOTO LEFT: The Longhorn Grill Restaurant. SUBMITTED PHOTO ABOVE: An old car at the Amado Territory Inn. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Located along I-19 between Green Valley and Tubac Daily / Weekly / Monthly Rates Available 38,000 sq. ft. Clubhouse offers Heated Pool/Spa, Fitness Room, Billiards Room, Library, Craft Room, Wood Shop, Art Center, Hair Salon, Restaurant and so much more. Custom Built Park Model Homes from $39,900 De Anza RV Resort

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Amado Territory Inn...an Oasis In The Southwest Turn-of-the-century ambiance you will remember - luxury beds, private baths and balconies with spectacular views. Twilight wine and cheese, wonderful home cooked breakfasts with superb hospitality 3001 E. Frontage Rd, Amado Az 85645 P.O. Box 6336

(888) 398-8684 • (520) 398-8684 Fax: (520-398-8186

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Elephant Head. KAREN WALENGA PHOTO Lightning over Amado.

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ★ The 63-acre Agua Linda Farm offers special events as well as you-pick opportunities through much of the year, with food grown there also for sale at the farm stand. The owners pride themselves on not using any chemical fertilizers or herbicide on their crops. ★ The Amado Business Association represents about 40 businesses in the area. Find out more about the group at www. amadoaz.com or call 520-396-0111. For more information, stop in at the visitors’ center at Kristofer’s Bistro at the Amado Territory Ranch. ★ DSA ★

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A R I VA C A OLD WEST SPIRIT, RURAL ARIZONA GEM

Arivaca main street.

Take Arivaca Road off of Interstate 19 and drive about 25 miles west to one of Southern Arizona’s gems.

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rivaca is home to lively, friendly people who are proud of their local culture and community spirit. The town borders beautiful sections of the Coronado National Forest and boasts its own public library, health clinic, human resources center and U.S. post office. The area’s rich history includes the Buffalo Soldiers, cattle ranching since the early 1700s, silver and gold mining, Arivaca’s historic one-room schoolhouse, and the counter-culture of the 1960s and 70s that contributed to Arivaca’s pioneering and natural living lifestyle.

Faces of Arivaca. DAN SHEARER PHOTOS Cafe Aribaca. DAN SHEARER PHOTO

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Ruby ghost town. CARL SPARFELD PHOTO

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Arivaca street scene. KARL W. HOFFMAN PHOTO

★ Good food and drinks are served at Sweet Peas Cafe & Catering, Gadsden’s Coffee Shop, and La Gitana Cantina, an historic 1880s adobe building that has been a popular meeting place since the 1940s. ★ Shop for local arts and crafts at the Artists’ Co-op and the Cactus Rose. Visit the farmer’s market every Saturday morning

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for local produce, crafts, baked goods and other foods. ★ Visit the Coronado National Forest or Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge to hike, bird watch or take a drive and enjoy the flora and fauna. Arivaca is about 28 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border and about 35 miles from the Nogales port of entry. ★ Boat, kayak or fish at Arivaca Lake. ★ Tour the old mining town of Ruby, open in the daytime Thursdays through Sundays. Historical information and maps available for self-guided tours. Tours of Ruby through Pima Community College start Nov. 29. Phone 520-744-4471. ★ Enjoy fun, interesting events at monthly “First Saturdays.” Details at www.Arivaca.net. Also, join in a Home Tour in January, or a July 4 parade. ★ DSA ★

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BUENOS AIRES WILDLIFE REFUGE: A DESERT HAVEN

Buenos Aires visitors. RICHARD CONWAY PHOTO

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n hour and a half southwest of Tucson in the Altar Valley are 118,000 acres of protected and managed Sonoran grasslands that are a major part of the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge, southwest of Green Valley, is home to several endangered species, including the Masked Bobwhite Quail, and it protects a significant herd of pronghorns and 280 species of birds. The diversity of wildlands embraced by the refuge makes it a particularly important tract of Sonoran ecosystems.

★ The Baboquivari Mountains, which flank the grasslands to the west, are the western-most of the sky islands of Southeastern Arizona. Deep in the heart of these mountains, beneath the tower of Baboquivari Peak, is Brown Canyon. The refuge offers Saturday guided walks in this canyon, the site of the Environmental Education Center Lodge and the Friends of Buenos Aires NWR Outdoor Education Program. ★ A few miles east, at the town of Arivaca, is the Arivaca Cienega (wetlands) and Arivaca Creek. This critical riparian corridor is also managed by the refuge. Residents and visitors find the Arivaca Cienega a prime birdwatching spot. ★ The refuge operates a vigorous seasonal volunteer program. From late October to April, participants stay in refuge facilities and help with the refuge programs and maintenance. For more information, phone the refuge at 520-823-4251. ★ The Friends of Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge also helps steward this important wildlands by sponsoring outreach programs, cleaning up trash on refuge, which borders Mexico, and assisting refuge staff with research, quail recovery and species inventory. Phone 520-398-3937 or email r_conway@mac.com for details. ★ DSA ★

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GREEN VALLEY RETIREMENT LIVING AT ITS BEST

The Santa Rita Mountains seen from Sunrise Pointe in Green Valley. JERRY MARRION PHOTO

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his nationally known retirement community provides all that in a scenic setting at the foot of the towering Santa Rita Mountains. Plus, bustling city life is only 23 miles north in Tucson.

Happy hour in Green Valley. GREEN VALLEY NEWS STAFF PHOTO

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★ The Green Valley Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce has a membership roster of about 560 businesses and is also an officially designated Tourism Information Center for the Arizona Office of Tourism. When you’re in the area, stop by the Chamber office at 275 W. Continental Road, Suite 123. You’ll find plenty of information about places to go and things to see and do in Green Valley, Sahuarita and the surrounding area. Phone 520-625-7575 or 800-858-5872. Online at www.greenvalleychamber.com. ★ Travelers will find excellent accommodations, with several hotels/inns within Green Valley and resorts, guest ranches, lodges and bed and breakfasts in the surrounding area. ★ There are several shopping centers in Green Valley and, a few miles up the road in Sahuarita, more shopping plazas.

Green Valley wildlife and a rare cold snap. ANN PENTON PHOTOS

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Recreational activities are everywhere in Green Valley. STAFF PHOTOS

★ Green Valley, at an elevation of 2,900 feet, is often described as a golfer’s paradise. Duffers will find 11 golf courses in the area, all of which offer opportunities to play year-round. ★ Many residents are members of Green Valley Recreation Inc., a non-profit services corporation that operates 13 recreation centers with tennis, swimming, shuffleboard, bocce, racquetball and state-of-the art fitness centers. It also offers a mix of plays, concerts, movies, other entertainment and classes, as well as facilities for lapidary, ceramics, woodworking, photography, billiards, computer instruction and more. GVR, which has about 24,000 members, is frequently cited as the reason why new retirees choose Green Valley. ★ DSA ★

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SAHUARITA VIBRANT MIX FLOURISHES IN SAHUARITA

The waterpark at Rancho Sahuarita. GREEN VALLEY NEWS STAFF PHOTO

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he town — whose name roughly translates as “little saguaro”— has grown rapidly since its incorporation in 1994 and now is home to more than 25,000 residents. ★ Popular attractions include the Desert Diamond Casino (520-294-7777 or www. ddcaz.com); the Titan II Missile Museum (520-6257736, www.pimaair.org); the Asarco Mineral Discovery Center (520-625-7513, www. asarco.com/AMDC); and the Green Valley Pecan Store (520-791-2062, www.pecanstore.com). ★ The town’s Anamax Park is its oldest and largest public park, covering 23

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The football field at Anamax Park. TOWN OF SAHUARITA PHOTO acres with a recreation center, ball fields, picnic areas, dog park, playground and more. Its 15-acre Sahuarita Lake Park includes a 10-acre lake for fishing and a walking trail. The town’s also welcomes the public to its smaller Anza Trail Park, Parque Los Arroyos, North Santa Cruz Park and the Quail Creek—Veterans Municipal Park. ★ Commercial developments include the Rancho Sahuarita

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Sertinos Coffee & Ice Cream at Rancho Sahuarita Marketplace. BRITTANY WALZ PHOTO

Marketplace at Interstate 19 and Sahuarita Road, anchored by the Fry’s Marketplace and surrounded by a mix of smaller shops and businesses; the Madera Marketplace on South Nogales Highway, home of the Wal-Mart Supercenter; the Sahuarita Palms Plaza on West Duval Mine Road, anchored by a Safeway grocery store; and the Valle Verde Center, home to the Ashley Furniture Homestore on West Duval Mine Road; the Sahuarita Plaza on the Frontage Road and the smaller Quorum Plaza on West Beta Street. ★ DSA ★

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Out on the links Southern Arizona golf course map, pages 82-83

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reat weather, fabulous scenery and a wealth of courses make Southern Arizona a paradise for golfers. More than 60 courses — from the Mexican border to the Santa Catalina Mountains at Tucson’s north end — offer a year-round array of choices for those devoted to the game. From luxury resort settings to municipal and neighborhood links, beginners, pros and those in between will find traditional layouts and true desert challenges. Santa Cruz Valley courses attract residents and visiting golfers to sites at a little higher elevation than Tucson. They include: ★ Canoa Hills Golf Club, 1401 W. Calle Urbano, features a challenging, yet inviting 6,610-yard Dave Bennett design. This championship public course features an 18-hole, par-72 layout. Mesquite trees can be found along the contoured fairways. Generous lay-up areas make the course very playable for all abilities. Golfers will find some of the best bent grass putting surfaces in Southern Arizona. 520-648-1881, canoahillsgolfclub.com

San Ignacio Golf Course. GREEN VALLEY NEWS STAFF PHOTO

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The Inn at San Ignacio Green Valley & Southern Arizona’s Finest Condo Hotel with Arizona’s Best Golf Packages Beautifully furnished luxury villa rooms and luxury condo style one bedroom suites that include refrigerators, microwaves, coffeemakers, voice mail, and high speed internet. Our suites include a full kitchen, living room and patio and bar-b-que grill — a spacious 1000 sq. ft., and our standard rooms are 500 sq. ft. Enjoy golf at several of Arizona’s best golf courses or just relax at our beautiful pool. Guests can choose from 10 great courses including San Ignacio, Canoa Hills, Torres Blancas, Kino Springs, Tubac, and Rio Rico. Golf Packages and Group Discounts available all with advance tee times. The perfect place for Family & Friends, Reunions and Groups of all sizes. The Inn at San Ignacio is located adjacent to the San Ignacio Golf Club. Take the Canoa exit 56 off of I-19 in Green Valley and follow the signs.

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★ Canoa Ranch Golf Club, 5800 S. Camino del Sol, is a great example of how the Southwestern desert can be transformed into a golfer’s paradise without destroying the beauty of the surrounding native land. Canoa Ranch, designed by Schmidt-Curley, boasts dramatic elevation changes, strategic bunkering and spectacular views of Elephant Head peak in the Santa Rita Mountains. This 18-hole, public course is a par 71. Club memberships also are available. 520-393-1966, canoaranchgolfcourse.com ★ Del Lago Golf Club, at 14155 E. Via Rancho Del Lago in Vail, was built by Nugent Golf Associates at an elevation of 3,400 feet. This 18-hole, public course winds its way through the high desert, with spectacular views of the backside of the Rincon Mountains and Santa Catalinas. Except for the 1st hole, which has the course’s only forced carry, del Lago is par-72 and is golfer-friendly off the tees. Seven lakes come into play on six holes, affecting a variety of shots. 520-647-1100, dellagogolf.net ★ Haven Golf Course, 110 N. Abrego Drive, features an 18hole, par-72 course, along with its 9-hole Tortuga course, a par 3. Haven is Green Valley’s original golf course and the busiest one in town, says General Manager Greg Chesney. It is open to the public

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★ Kino Springs Golf Course, on the eastern edge of Nogales, Ariz., is on the historic Estancia Yerba Buena Ranch, once owned by Stewart Granger and Jean Simmons. A great escape, Kino Springs is a 6500-yard, par-71 course designed by Red Lawrence. The 18-hole, semi-private course begins in gentle meadowlands, then winds through spectacular canyon country. Bordered by mature pine trees, the last five holes offer great views of the Santa Cruz River, open river country and equestrian pastures. 800-732-5751, 520-287-8701, kinospringsgc.com

★ Rio Rico Country Club, the first one that Robert Trent Jones Sr, designed more than 40 years ago, has matured into a classic. Fairways are lined with shade trees, no homes are along the course, and the paralleling holes are grassed tee to green, so no desert carries here. With five sets of tees, this course sets up well for all levels of skill. The bent grass greens are some of the best in Southern Arizona. 520-281-1901, 1-800-288-4746, www.esplendor-resort.com/rio-rico-golf

★ Quail Creek Golf Club, 1490 N. Quail Range Loop, offers 27 holes of championship golf, with a par 36 on all three nines. Winding through the high Sonoran desert terrain with the Santa Rita Mountains providing a panoramic backdrop, Quail Creek’s semi-

★ San Ignacio Golf Club, 4201 S. Camino Del Sol, is a 6,704yard, par-71 Arthur Hills-designed course. Each fairway is defined by the natural landscape and abundance of mesquite trees. Considered by some to be “the best little golf secret in Arizona,” San Ignacio offers a number of holes that could easily be designated as

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“signature” in nature. The 522-yard, par-five 13th hole claims the top honor. This 18-hole, public course also offers memberships. 520-648-3469, www.sanignaciogolfclub.com ★ Torres Blancas Golf Club, 3223 S. Abrego Drive, offers an 18-hole championship course designed by Lee Trevino, Ocampo and Fernandez, that meanders through charming neighborhoods and breath-taking scenery. The par-72 course comes with three lakes, numerous sand traps and generous, undulating greens. Four sets of tees offer a challenge to golfers of all abilities. This semiprivate course offers joint memberships with Canoa Ranch Golf Course. (520) 625-5200, www.torresblancasgolf.com ★ Tubac Golf Resort, at 1 Avenue de Otero Road just north of the historic village of Tubac, was made famous by Kevin Costner’s 1996 movie “Tin Cup.” Designed with 18 holes by renowned golf course architect Robert “Red” Lawrence in 1959, local golf course architect Ken Kavanaugh added nine new holes in 2006. All three nines offer lush fairways, lined with stately old growth cottonwoods and mesquites. With four tee boxes at each hole, you can choose your length. Par is 71/72 at this semi-private resort course. 520-398-2211, tubacgolfresort.com/golf/

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Viewing valley’s feathered friends

Green Valley hummingbird. MARIO AGUILAR PHOTO

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ith Southeastern Arizona rated the third-best birding destination in the United States, it’s no wonder serious birders travel here as they compile their life lists. Resident and visiting winged wonders in this locale include 15 species of hummingbirds, the Elegant Trogon, Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher, Black-capped Gnatcatcher, Flame-colored Tanager and 36 species of wood warblers. Altogether, more than 256 species of birds have been documented in the region. With its mountain ranges, forests riparian areas and wetlands, plus a few lakes, the Santa Cruz Valley and environs is the heart of Southern Arizona’s migratory bird flyway. The best months for birding here are March through September, so bring your binoculars and a birding guide book along to these hot spots:

★ On 17 acres of lush riparian habitat, set against the beautiful backdrop of the Santa Rita Mountains, you’ll find the Amado Territory Ranch. The ranch — also home to an inn, restaurants, artists’ studios and more — is a year-round birding destination. You may spot such species as the Vermillion Flycatcher, Broad-Billed Rufous Hummingbird, Lesser Nighthawk, Coopers Hawk, Northern Cardinal and Red-Naped Sapsucker. Enjoy the great outdoors as you explore the garden areas alive with blossoming flowers, chirping birds, butterflies, and an occasional squirrel. 888-398-8684, 520-398-8684, amadoterritoryinn.com

Acorn woodpecker. DOUGLAS W. MOORE PHOTO

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Anna’s hummingbird and nest. DOUGLAS W. MOORE PHOTO

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★ Fall through spring are peak times to spot dozens of varieties of winged beauties along the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail. The Southern Arizona portion of this 1,210-mile trail runs north from Nogales through Rio Rico, Tumacacori to Tubac, on to Green Valley and up through Tucson. A birding group from the Anza Trail Coalition of Arizona heads out weekly to enjoy sightings ranging from hawks, doves and sparrows in the winter to

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★ Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, covering 118,000 acres, is home to more than 325 bird species, including the Masked Bobwhite Quail, gray hawk, Kearney’s bluestar and southwestern willow flycatcher. Many birds are drawn to the wetlands at the

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Arivaca Cienega, which includes a 1.25-mile loop over a board walk and path just east of Arivaca. Another favorite spot is Arivaca Creek, which meanders one mile along the seasonal stream beneath towering cottonwoods two miles west of Arivaca. Arivaca Cienega Bird Walks are led by Audubon Society members every Saturday morning, November through April, for free. Meet at the trailhead at 8 a.m. Also, the Buenos Aires Christmas Bird Count

The Elegant Trogon. DR. GEORGE WEST PHOTO

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Flame-colored tanager. DR. GEORGE WEST PHOTO

Roadrunner. is part of a nationwide census of wintering birds. Teams survey a 15-mile circle on the refuge, tallying as many species and individual birds as possible. In addition, the refuge sponsors a spring migration count on or near the second Saturday in May. 520-823-4251 ext. 116 or 520-405-5665, www.friendsofbanwr.org/ or fws.gov/southwest/refuges/arizona/buenosaires/ ★ A must for avid birders is a visit to Madera Canyon in the Santa Rita Mountains. It is among the most famous birding hot-

spots in the country, drawing visitors from around the world. Just east of Green Valley, the “sky island” of Madera Canyon rises from the desert floor and is home to more than 250 species of birds, including 15 hummingbird species and such avian specialties as the Elegant Trogon, Elf Owl, Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher, and Painted Redstart. Birders can stay in the thick of things at a Forest Service campground or cabin, or at one of three private inns/bed and breakfasts right in the canyon. www.friendsofmaderacanyon.org.

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end of the campground. 520-287-6965 or 520-287-2791, azstateparks.com ★ Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve is a haven for birders, with trails running along perennial streams. This Nature Conservancy Preserve, at an elevation of 4,000 feet just outside the town of Patagonia, is best known for the 300 bird species observed there. Visitors walking along Sonoita Creek may see the canyon towhee, Inca dove, vermilion flycatcher, black vulture, and several species of hummingbirds. The best months for birding here are March through September. 520-394-2400, www.nature.org ★ The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses includes Rio Rico Golf Resort, which has partnered with Audubon International to achieve ACSP certification. The program helps golf courses enhance wildlife habitats and protect natural resources. One of the golf resort’s first initiatives was to install its first 12 bird nesting boxes around the golf course. Golfers are encouraged to bring binoculars, along with their golf clubs, as the course draws more than 40 species of year-round and seasonal birds. 520-281-1901, 1-800-288-4746, www.esplendor-resort.com/rio-rico-golf ★ DSA ★

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are the Cave Canyon and Gardner trails, and Chinaman Trail in the Kentucky Camp area. In the forest lands north of Nogales are the Atascosa, Sycamore Canyon and Border trails. Check with the Coronado National Forest for conditions here following the 2011 Murphy wildfire. Use caution also, as this area also is frequented by immigrants crossing into the U.S. from Mexico. Visit www.fs.fed.us/r3/coronado/forest/recreation/trails/trails. shtml for details on any of the trails listed above. ★ Hikers often choose to trek along the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail, which traces the route the Basque explorer took in 1776 while leading some 240 immigrants west to Alta California. Hikers, bicyclists and equestrians can use: – A 5.2-mile section in the Canoa Ranch area, just south of Green Valley, that begins east of Interstate 19 on Elephant Head Road near the Santa Cruz River. The trail here is a packed surface for foot and bicycle traffic. Equestrians can use the river wash so as not to damage the trail. – A rather lush, 3.5-mile section that follows the river from the presidio at Tubac to the mission at Tumacacori. This is one of the more popular hikes in the Santa Cruz Valley and can be picked up at well-marked trailheads at the mission and the presidio. Hikers and horseback riders are likely to see the left-behind evidence of

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illegal immigration along the trail, and the river itself flows with reclaimed wastewater. Still, it’s a beautiful route, and this mostly flat, easy trail is a great option for families. The trail also extends north from Tubac for about a mile. – A five-mile one-way stretch of the trail near Rio Rico follows the river and winds through mesquite forests. Take Interstate 19 exit 17, Rio Rico/Yavapai Drive. Cross the river to the west, then turn left onto a gravel road and look for the trailhead sign. ★ At the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, the Arivaca

Cienega Trail offers a 1-1/4 mile loop over a boardwalk and path just east of Arivaca. Also, the Arivaca Creek Trail meanders one mile along a seasonal stream west of Arivaca. Branching off is the five-mile Mustang Trail loop, a rugged trail that climbs El Cerro, a small mountain with steep sections at the top. The refuge’s Brown Canyon features guided hikes, called Brown Canyon Nature Walks, on the second and fourth Saturday, November through April. This five-mile leisurely hike follows a sycamorelined stream in the lower reaches of the Baboquivari Mountains.

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Climbing 700 feet in elevation, the trail reaches a natural bridge in the upper canyon. ★ At Las Cienegas National Conservation Area, which includes the historic Empire Ranch north of Sonoita, visitors can hike, view wildlife, bird watch, camp, picnic, mountain bike, ride horseback, hunt, photograph and take scenic drives. It is home to about 60 mammals, 230 birds, 43 reptiles and amphibians and three native fish. Among them are the endangered Gila topminnow, lesser long-nosed bat, southwestern willow flycatcher, the Chiricahua leopard frog and the Gila chub. Large game animals include mule and white-tailed deer, pronghorn antelope, javelina and mountain lion. 520-258-7200 www.blm.gov/az/st/en/prog/blm_special_areas/ ncarea/lascienegas.html Hiking with others is always wise. Groups to check out include: ★ Green Valley Recreation’s Hiking Club, which offers safe, enjoyable, weekly hikes for GVR members. 520-399-9235, www. gvrhc.org ★ Every other week an experienced hiking guide takes the Sahuarita Parks & Recreation Department’s Hiking Club to local trails. It’s open to the public, and you’ll learn proper hiking techniques as well as interesting facts about desert wildlife. Hikes depart from Anamax Park Recreation Center every other Saturday morning. For times and cost: 520-445-7850, 520-822-8896, www. ci.sahuarita.az.us ★ Southern Arizona Hiking Club: sahcinfo.org/ ★ DSA ★

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Also, to the east in the Santa Rita Mountains, endurance riders can tackle the 17-mile jeep track/single-track Elephant Head Trail. It offers a fast, and sometimes technical, ride through the open desert and ends with a curvy, challenging descent. In addition, mountain bikers recommend the West Desert Preserve area west of Green Valley, the Kentucky Camp environs in the eastern Santa Ritas, the hunters’ access road off Chavez Siding Road north of Tubac, plus desert roads north of McGee Ranch Road in the Sierrita Mountains and Marley Ranch between Amado and Arivaca. Road bicyclists love Southern Arizona, too, including scenic,

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smooth going on the frontage road along Interstate 19 south of Green Valley. Green Valley cyclists get together for group rides generally on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and meet at Green Valley Recreation’s West Center by the tennis courts and elsewhere. They ride to such destinations as Arivaca, Desert Diamond Casino, Madera Canyon, Tubac and Mission San Xavier del Bac. For details on these group rides, visit the Santa Cruz Valley Bicycle Advocate Committee at www.scvbac.org/rides. To the north in Tucson, competitive road bikers turn out each fall for Perimeter Bicycling’s El Tour de Tucson. This 110-mile bike race attracts more than 9,000 participants each November. The largest “perimeter” cycling event in the country, El Tour has courses ranging from 31 to 110 miles. Also, Perimeter Bicycling offers the Tour of the Tucson Mountains in April. The 73- and 27-mile courses are generally flat. Phone 520-745-2033 or visit www.perimeterbicycling.com In addition, road bicyclists can take part in the American Diabetes Association’s 21st annual Tour de Cure ride on March 4, 2012.

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Visit tour.diabetes.org. Local pros and top amateurs also meet in Tucson on Saturday mornings for the Shootout Ride from FairWheel Bikes. The ride starts out leisurely, then picks up the pace along Valencia Road. Bicyclists also can join in on the 34-mile McCain Loop route, which begins in midtown Tucson at the campus of the University of Arizona and loops over scenic Gates Pass and through Saguaro National Park. The ride takes bikers past downtown and through sloping mountain passes to flat, fast roads near Tucson Mountain Park. ★ DSA ★

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mong Southern Arizona’s wondrous sights are its dark night skies filled with a panorama of constellations. This desert region’s dry climate, clear skies and minimal nighttime lights have long earned Southern Arizona the title of “astronomy capital of the world.” Among the prestigious astronomical installations here are the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory in the Santa Rita Mountains, Kitt Peak National Observatory west of Tucson, the Mount Graham International Observatory near Safford, the Uni-

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versity of Arizona department of planetary sciences, and the UA Stewart Observatory Mirror Laboratory. Residents and visitors can tour some of these sites that bring the heavens closer to us. ★ The Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory is a world-renowned facility atop Mount Hopkins, the second highest peak in the Santa Rita Mountains. Among its instruments is the 6.5-meter Multiple Mirror Telescope, a joint project between the Smithsonian Institution and the University of Arizona. The MMT is one of four telescopes open for guided tours from mid-March through November on a reserved-seating basis. All-day tours begin at the Whipple visitor center at the base of the mountain on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. and last until 3 p.m., so bring along your lunch. The Visitors Center near Amado is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Whipple Observatory at night. Monday through Friday, There you can view a natural history exhibit, models of the Whipple telescopes and galaxies, the history of optical telescopes and more. In addition, special Star Parties, featuring lectures and telescopic viewing, are held quarterly at the center on a Saturday, starting late in the afternoon.

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A trailhead, rest rooms, and picnic area developed by the Forest Service are just outside the main gate. Amateur astronomers are invited to bring their telescopes to the “Astronomy Vista,” a special observing site with concrete pads and benches along a knoll at an elevation of 5000 feet, approximately 1.2 miles east of the Visitors Center on a paved road. Here, within sight of the MMT, amateurs may take advantage of the same clear, dark Arizona skies so important to professional astronomers. Be aware that access to the telescope pads requires climbing a short, but somewhat steep, unpaved trail. 520-670-5707, www.cfa.harvard.edu/facilities/flwo/ ★ Kitt Peak National Observatory, perched atop a peak in the Quinlan Mountains west of Tucson, is the home of research facilities for two divisions of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory. The 6,875-foot-high site on the Tohono O’odham Nation is considered ideal for astronomical research because it is below the clouds but above the dust and haze. The facility is home to the world’s largest collection of optical telescopes — 24 optical and two radio telescopes representing eight astronomical research institutions. The Kitt Peak visitor center and museum shop are open daily

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from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. Guided tours are at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 1:30 p.m., and group tours are available by appointment. You also can stargaze at Kitt Peak by taking part in one of its Nightly Observing Programs, or spend the night at a telescope with the Advanced Observing Program. A new offering is the special Daytime V.I.P. tour, spanning four to five hours and intended for any group with a desire to learn more in-depth knowledge of the historic and scientifically important observatories on Kitt Peak than the regular daytime tours can offer. Kitt Peak is 56 miles southwest of Tucson via State Route 86 (Ajo Highway) at an elevation of almost 7,000 feet. From the highway, it is 12 miles up the mountain. 520-318-8732, www.noao.edu/kpno ★ Flandrau Planetarium on the University of Arizona campus offers telescope viewing, laser light shows, star parties, and planetarium shows including Legends of the Night Sky, Touring the Planets, and Tucson Sky Tonight.

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Dark, star-filled Arizona night sky.

The planetarium, at 1601 E. University Blvd., also is home to the University of Arizona Mineral Museum, featuring this winter Dangerous Beauty: Minerals of the Hindu Kush, Flandrau also has permanent exhibits on Mars: Up Close and Personal, and Colliding Asteroids, and a winter presentation called “It’s A Gas! The Bright Side of Science.” Visitors also can observe the heavens through Flandrau’s 16-inch telescope, available for free viewing Wednesday through Saturday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. year-round. (520) 621-STAR, www.flandrau.org ★ DSA ★

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★ A truly unique site in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson is Biosphere 2. Visitors can tour this worldunder-glass that includes an ocean with a coral reef, mangrove wetlands, a tropical rainforest and savannah grassland. Here, real-time research on the future of our planet is unfolding in this specially

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designed mini-world, now managed by the University of Arizona. Follow in the footsteps of the Biospherians who were sealed inside the glass-covered structure between 1991 and 1994. 520-838-6200, www.b2science.org ★ Step back in time in Bisbee, a charming former copper mining town that once was among the world’s richest mineral sites. This mile-high community in Southeastern Arizona features a colorful history and a thriving arts scene. Enjoy a rail ride into the

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Wyatt Earp Days in Tombstone, the town too tough to die. CARL SPARFELD PHOTO historic Copper Queen underground mine, and visit the handsome Copper Queen Hotel, which dates from 1902, along with art shops, museums and more. 520-432-5421, toll-free at 1-877-424-7234, www.bisbeearizona.com ★ An underground marvel awaits visitors at Kartchner Cav-

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nado National Forest. The Catalina Highway, a 27-mile National Scenic Highway, takes visitors from the Sonoran Desert floor up to the alpine forest surrounding the small village of Summerhaven and Mount Lemmon Ski Valley. 520-576-1321, www.skithelemmon.com or www.fs.fed.us/r3/coronado/forest/recreation/scenic_ drives/catalina_hwy.shtml ★ Old Tucson Studios is where the West was filmed. From movie heroes like John Wayne to current box-office stars such as Harrison Ford, many of Hollywood’s legends have walked these rugged streets, the setting for dozens of motion pictures. Now a Western theme park and movie studio, it is home to the Reno locomotive and offers re-enactments of Old West gunfights and stunts, musical revues, special events, gift shops, and food and beverages. 520-883-0100, www.oldtucson.com ★ Aircraft buffs from around the world are in their element at

Biosphere 2 the Pima Air & Space Museum, “where history takes flight.” erns State Park 12 miles south of Benson in Cochise County. Inside this massive limestone cave are fabulous stalactites, needle quartz formations, totems and more. At the Discovery Center are world-class exhibits, regional and interactive displays and a large gift shop. The park includes a picnic area, dining and vending areas, amphitheater, hiking trails and campground. 520-586-4100, www.azparks.gov. For tour reservations, 520-586-2283 ★ Mission San Xavier del Bac, the “white dove of the desert” along the Santa Cruz River south of Tucson, is filled with a spiritual and historical ambiance. This Mexican Baroque structure was completed about 1797 and has no other artistic or architectural equivalent in the United States. The mission is part of an active Catholic parish on the Tohono O’odham Nation and is off Interstate 19 exit 92. It’s open for viewing daily, as are the gift shop and a free museum. 520-294-2624, www.sanxaviermission.org ★ Mount Lemmon, at over 9,000 feet in elevation in the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson, offers a cool, scenic escape for hikers, bikers, campers and picnickers in a portion of the Coro-

It’s one of the largest air and space museums in the world, home to more than 300 aircraft and spacecraft, including many of the most historically significant and technically advanced craft ever produced. The museum, on East Valencia Road in Tucson, is a pet-friendly facility and offers walking tours, the Flight Grill restaurant, and is the official tour operator of the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, also known as the “Boneyard,” at adjacent Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. 520-574-0462, www.pimaair.org ★ Tombstone, renowned as “the town too tough to die,” is recognized internationally as the site of the infamous shoot-out at the O.K. Corral. Visitors flock to this Old West locale to see gunfight reenactments, walk among the headstones at the Boothill Cemetery, visit the Birdcage Theater museum and take a stagecoach ride through town. Along the wooden boardwalks are museums, shops, restaurants and bars, including the Crystal Palace Saloon. 888-457-3929, www.tombstonechamber.com ★ Tucson, affectionately known as the “Old Pueblo,” is Arizona’s second-largest city and home to the University of Arizona, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, much Old West history and amazing natural scenery. With plenty of sunshine, the area is ideal for hik-

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★ Luminaria Nights-Fiesta de Navidad on Dec. 2-3 is Tubac’s annual celebration of the holiday season. Streets are lined with luminaries and the stores are open until 9 p.m. Come at sunset for lots of great homemade food, homespun music, and even Santa Claus. 520-398-2704, www.tubacaz.com

★ The holiday season sparkles during the Winter Festival at Sahuarita Lake Park on Saturday, Dec. 17, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy an ice skating rink, pictures with Santa Claus, vendors and more. Sponsored by Sahuarita Parks & Recreation Department and Rancho Sahuarita. 520-445-7850, www.ci.sahuarita.az.us

★ La Fiesta de Tumacácori, an official Arizona Centennial event, is Dec. 3-4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Tumacacori National Historical Park, celebrates the many cultures of the Santa Cruz Valley with about 50 food and craft booths, continuous live entertainment, and children’s activities. On Sunday at 10 a.m., join a procession through the fiesta grounds to the mission church, followed by a traditional Mariachi Mass. Free admission. 520-398-2341, www.nps.gov/tuma

★ Nogales Christmas Parade & Annual Christmas Tree Lighting is an all-day festival featuring Santa Claus and his reindeer, a children’s parade and the lighting of a 30-foot Christmas tree. 520-287-3685, thenogaleschamber.com

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★ Enjoy tasty foods and learn about local enterprises at Taste of the Valley and the Green Valley Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce Business Expo. Set for Saturday, Jan. 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Desert Diamond Casino on Pima Mine Road in Sahuarita. 520-625-7575, greenvalleychamber.com ★ Hundreds of antique, classic and modern cars will be on display at the 18th annual Santa Cruz Valley Car Nuts Collector Car Show at the Tubac Golf Resort on Jan. 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A donation to help raise funds for local youths will get you in to view the cars. 520-490-5104, www.carnuts.org

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★ Known across the state, the Tubac Festival of the Arts fills this historic artists’ village with a five-day celebration of arts and crafts, food and music on Feb. 8-12. 520-398-2704, www.tubacaz.com

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★ Explore the local working artist studios and fine art galleries that Tubac is known for at the Spring ArtWalk, March 17-18 in the village from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meet the artists and enjoy special exhibits, receptions and art demonstrations. 520-398-2704, www.tubacaz.com ★ Patagonia Lake State Park presents its annual Mariachi Festival on a Saturday in March. Enjoy a variety of Southern Arizona Mariachi bands and dancers on stage. Concessions available or bring your own picnic basket. The park offers camping, picnicking, birding, boating and nature walks. 520-287-6965, www.patagoniaaz.com or azstateparks.com

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★ Santa Cruz County Horse Races leave the gate the last weekend in April and first weekend in May. Enjoy thoroughbred and quarter horse racing at the Sonoita Fairgrounds. 520-455-5553, sonoitafairgrounds.com ★ Blessing of Sonoita Vineyards, the oldest wine festival in Arizona, takes place on a Saturday in late April with tours of Sonoita Vineyards, wine tasting and more. 520-455-5893, www.sonoitavineyards/festivals

MAY 2012

★ Arizona Ranger Days/Heritage Festival, held Memorial Day weekend in Patagonia Town Park, features music, fiddle contests, a Saturday night dance, Sunday Rotary pancake breakfast, and a homemade dinner hosted by the Patagonia Senior Citizens. 520-394-0060, sonoitaelginchamber.org ★ Enjoy live music, games, art exhibitions and great Mexican food at Fiestas de Mayo Celebrations in Nogales, Ariz. 520-287-3685, www.thenogaleschamber.com

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★ Sonoita Quarter Horse Show is the oldest show of its kind in the nation. Held the first weekend in June at the Sonoita Fairgrounds. (520) 394-2707, sonoitaelginchamber.org

JULY 2012

★ Patagonia’s Fourth of July Celebration in downtown Patagonia is filled with events all day — a parade, food booths, music, fireworks, and dance at Patagonia Town Park an Patagonia High School. 520-394-0060, sonoitaelginchamber.org

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★ Tubac welcomes residents and visitors to its Independence Day Celebration. Old-fashioned games for the kids in the morning are at Tubac Presidio State Park, and folks gather in the evening for fireworks at the Tubac Golf Resort & Spa. Shops, galleries and restaurants open all day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 520-398-2704, www.tubacaz.com

AUGUST 2012

★ Blessing of the Harvest in Elgin celebrates the grape harvest with wine tasting, winery and vineyard tours, live music, dancing and a grape stomping contest. 520-455-5893, www.patagoniaaz.com

SEPTEMBER 2012

★ Fiesta Sahuarita, held every year at Anamax Park on the fourth Saturday of the month, celebrates the town of Sahuarita’s birthday with music, food, displays, booths and activities for young and old. 520-822-8896, www.ci.sahuarita.az.us/index.php/fiesta-sahuarita.html ★ Santa Cruz County Fair, held the last weekend in September, Friday through Sunday, features a 4-H auction and exhibit, carnival, vendors, school exhibits and family entertainment until 9

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OCTOBER 2012

★ Country Fair White Elephant Days in Green Valley is headlined by a Saturday parade through town, and includes several days of arts and crafts festivals plus entertainment and food the last weekend in October. 520-625-4119, www.gvwhiteelephant.org

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Sahuarita Pecan Festival. ★ Patagonia Fall Festival each year fills the town park with fine arts, crafts and food booths, plus great musical entertainment, on the second weekend in October. 520-394-0060 or 888-794-0060, www.patagoniafallfestival.com

★ Anza Day at the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, named for Spanish Lt. Col Juan Bautista de Anza, presents a living history of the Indian, Mexican and Spanish colonial periods on a Saturday. Enjoy historical re-enactments, period costumes, folklorico dancers, mariachi music and children’s activities. (520) 398-2252, tubacpresidiopark.com

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★ The annual Sahuarita Pecan Festival is “the nuttiest festival in Southern Arizona.” It takes place on a Saturday in mid-November at Green Valley Pecan Co., 1625 E. Sahuarita Road, and features an agricultural heritage area, local food vendors, music and dancing, and two running events, the Pecan Classic and Nut Run. 520-820-3299, www.sahuaritapecanfestival.com

★ Amado Chili Cook Off & Car Show, at the Amado Territory Ranch at Interstate 19 exit 48, serves up fun and food with a beer garden, art vendors, food booths, wine tasting, car show, hot air balloon ride raffle and more on a Saturday in mid-November 520-396-0111, www.amadoaz.com ★ Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge Grassland Fair in mid-November at refuge headquarters near Sasabe. Exhibits, demonstrations, talks, walks, music, food, shopping and more. 520-823-4251, ext. 116 or 520-405-5665, www.friendsofbanwr.org

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DISCOVER SOUTHERN ARIZONA ART GALLERIES Galleria de Tubac 31 Tubac Rd., Tubac, AZ 85646 (520) 398-9088 www.galleriatubac.com galleriatubac@msn.com Fine art gallery with well-known Southwest artists and a year-round Christmas gallery that includes the Italian Fontanini Collection. The owners are retiring in May 2012. Hugh Cabot Studios & Gallery 10 Calle Iglesia, Tubac, AZ (520) 398-2721 www.hughcabot.com gallery@hughcabot.com Artwork by Hugh Cabot, American Master Painter, official Korean War combat artist, Open 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed Wed. & Sun. Indigo Desert Ranch Tubac, AZ 85646 (520)398-9662 www.IndigoDesert.com info@IndigoDesert.com A fine craft boutique within the K Newby Gallery featuring handcrafted items of turned wood, blown glass, jewelry and leather goods by American artists. K. Newby Gallery & Sculpture Garden 19 Tubac Rd., Tubac, AZ 85646 (520)398-9662 www.NewbyGallery.com info@newbygallery.com A destination gallery that exhibits an expansive collection of fine Southwestern art brought to life within a beautiful historic setting in a large sculpture garden. Karon Leigh Art Studio PO Box 8036, Tumacácori, AZ 85640 (206)200-8258 www.KaronLeighArtStudio.com

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studio@KaronLeighArtStudio.com Contemporary mixed media artist Karon Leigh offers art workshops and artist retreats as well as original art for sale. By appointment. Koorey Creations 4 Plaza Rd., Ste. D, Tubac, AZ 85646 (520)398-3248 www.Kooreycreations.com Tubac@KooreyCreations.com Hand-crafted sculptural gold jewelry, featuring world-class gems and cutting edge designs. Also showing contemporary art by regional artists. Lily’s of Tubac 19 Tubac Rd.,Tubac, AZ 85646 (520) 398-1319 www.lilysoftubac.com lilysboutique@msn.com Jewelry, gifts, art, home decor and up-market consignment. A feast for the eyes, everchanging. Peter Chope Watercolors The Courtyard at Camino Otero, Tubac, AZ 85646 (520)398-8335 www.alpinewatercolors.com cabinfever@gbis.com Discover the world of color at Peter Chope’s watercolor studio in Tubac village. Paintings of the desert, mountains, cacti and landscape. Rogoway’s Turquoise Tortoise Gallery 5 Calle Baca, Tubac AZ (520) 398-2041 www.rogowaygalleries.com mail@rogowaygalleries.com Featuring contemporary Native American jewelry, Southwest fine art and handcrafted furniture. Tubac Center of the Arts 9 Plaza Road, Tubac, AZ 85646 (520)398-2371 www.TubacArts.org Karin@TubacArts.org A nonprofit organization dedicated

to the celebration and promotion of the arts through education, exhibitions, performances and the collection & presentation of art that honors the artistic and historic heritage of Tubac and the Santa Cruz Valley. Z-Forrest Gallery 2221 E. Frontage Rd., Ste. F101, Tubac, AZ 85646 (520)398-9009 www.zforrest.com info@zforest.com Specializing in items made from tree stumps, woodcrafts and artists from all over the country.

ATTRACTIONS/ ENTERTAINMENT Arivaca.net Arivaca, AZ 85601 (520) 594-5235 www.Arivaca.net Your gateway to exploring Arivaca. Unique, friendly, beautiful and historic rural town welcomes you to play, relax, shop, eat, explore and adventure. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum 2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ (520) 883-2702 www.desertmuseum.org Our mission is to inspire people to live in harmony with the natural world by fostering love, appreciation and understanding of the Sonoran Desert. Avalon Organic Gardens & Eco-Village Tumacácori, AZ 85640 (520)603-9932 http://avalongardens.org info@avalongardens.org Community supported agriculture, permaculture, water-harvesting, composting, solar power, “green” building, agricultural internship program and more. See website for

directions. Desert Sky Cinema 70 W. Duval Mine Rd., Sahuarita, AZ 85629 (520) 393-1222 www.storytellertheatres.com/loc_ desertsky.asp Kief-Joshua Vineyards 370 Elgin Rd., Elgin, AZ 85611 (520) 455-5582 www.kj-vineyards.com Small family run winery producing high quality, hand-crafted wines. Kitt Peak National Observatory Tucson, AZ (520) 318-8000 www.noao.edu/kpno The most diverse collection of astronomical observatories on Earth for nighttime optical and infrared astronomy and daytime study of the Sun. Located 56 miles southwest of Tucson, AZ. Visitor Center open daily to the public. Sonoita Vineyards 290 Elgin-Canelo Rd., Elgin, AZ 85611 (520) 455-5893 www.sonoitavineyards.com The oldest commercial vineyard in Arizona. Titan Missile Museum 1580 West Duval Mine Rd., Sahuarita, AZ 85629 (520) 625-7736 www.titanmissilemuseum.org The only publicly accessible Titan II missile site in the nation. See the 3-ton blast doors, an actual Titan II missile in the launch duct, the launch control center and experience a simulated launch! Tubac Plaza Main Stage Tubac, AZ 85646 (520)398-2542 http://globalchangemultimedia.org info@globalchangemultimedia.org Beautiful outdoor venue with live

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AUTOMOTIVE Green Valley Automotive 261 W. Calle de las Tiendas, Green Valley, AZ 85614 (520) 625-2500 Full service automotive repair. Mr. Automotive 171 W. Continental Rd., Green Valley AZ 85622 (520) 625-1500 Full service automotive repair shop. Tucson Dodge Omar Robles, 4220 E. 22nd St., Tucson, AZ 85648 (520) 745-1000 Expect the superior customer service you deserve. Come see our huge inventory.

GOLF COURSES Arizona National 9777 E. Sabino Greens Dr., Tucson, AZ 85749 (520)749-3519 x 412

www.arizonanationalgolfclub.com cpolivchak@wctgolf.com This diverse 6785 yd layout designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. in 1995 will test your abilities while offering some of the most spectacular scenery of any golf course in Southern Arizona. Canoa Hills Golf Club 1401 Calle Urbano, Green Valley, AZ 85622 (520) 648-1881 www.canoahillsgolfclub.com jthorpe@wctgolf.com A challenging yet inviting 6610-yard Dave Bennett design, this course is welcoming to all skill levels. The par-72 layout is just 20 minutes south of Tucson. Canoa Ranch Golf Club 5800 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley, AZ 85614 (520) 393-1966 www.canoaranchgolfcourse.com Canoa Ranch boasts dramatic elevation changes, strategic bunkering and spectacular views of Elephant Head. Haven Golf Course 110 N. Abrego, Green Valley, AZ 85614 (520) 625-4281 www.havengolf.com Voted Green Valley’s best golf course! Quail Creek Country Club 1100 N. Eagle Hollow Rd., Green Valley, AZ 85614 (520) 648-0332 (888) 648-0332 www.robson.com Resort community offers idyllic location for active adults: swimming, spas, tennis & bocce courts, ballroom/auditorium, fitness center, dog park & 27 hole championship golf course. San Ignacio Golf Club

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4201 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley, AZ 85622 (520) 648-3469 www.sanignaciogolfclub.com rmoreno@wctgolf.com A 6704-yard, par-71 Arthur Hills design, the strategic pin placement on the multi-tiered greens gives players a different experience every time they tee it up. The Golf Club at Vistoso 955 W. Vistoso Highlands Dr., Tucson, AZ 85737 (520)797-9900 www.vistosogolf.com cnolan@wctgolf.com An award-winning Tom Weiskopfdesigned 18-hole semi-private course equipped with dramatic scenery and impeccable conditions. Golf Digest gives it a 4.5 star rating. Torres Blancas Golf Club 3223 S. Abrego Dr., Green Valley, AZ 85614 (520) 625-5200 www.torresblancasgolf.com The perfect Arizona course, Torres Blancas is nestled in the Santa Cruz River Valley at the foot of the beautiful Santa Rita Mountains.

GOURMET FOODS/ GROCERY/DELI Cheri’s Desert Harvest 1840 E. Winsett St., Tucson, AZ 85719 (520) 623-4141 / (800) 743-1141 www.cherisdesertharvest.com cherisinc@aol.com All natural and organic products made from fresh, hand-picked fruits and vegetables grown locally to render full-flavor and nutritious treats. Funky Pasta 2 Plaza Rd. Tubac, AZ 85646

(520) 398-3366 tubacpasta@live.com Opening December 2011! Fresh, natural, no additives flavored pastas made from Durum Wheat grown in Yuma, AZ. No additives. Santa Cruz Chili & Spice Inc. 1868 E. Frontage Rd., Tumacácori, AZ 85640 (520)398-2591 santacruzchili.com info@santacruzchili.com Since 1943 creating Southwest food products sold at our famous spice center. Gourmet chile products, over 100 spices, cookbooks and much more. Tubac Market 10 Avenida Goya, Tubac, AZ 85646 (520) 398-1010 TubacMarket@gmail.com Groceries, choice meats, fresh bakery, fresh fruits and vegetables, wines and beers. Gift baskets and flowers. Deli salad & sandwich bar. Daily lunch & dinner specials. Located in Plaza de Anza. Tubac Olive Oil 2 Plaza Rd. Ste 103, Tubac, AZ 85646 (520) 398-3366 www.TubacOliveOil.com We are proud to offer our customers the finest quality olive oils, balsamic vinegars, stuffed olives, sauces, salsas, sea salts, pestos and olive oil beauty products. Tumacookery 2221 E. Frontage Rd., Ste. N102, Tubac, AZ 85646 (520)398-9497 www.tumacookery.com tumacookery@gmail.com A gourmet kitchen shop with a wide array of local and international specialty foods, cookware, gadgets and more...

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Casa Fina 2221 E. Frontage Rd., B-105, Tubac, AZ (520) 398-8620 www.casafinadetubac.com Featuring unique furniture, accessories and design.

Pancho’s Resource & Design Tubac Golf Resort 520-398-0003 www.panchosdesign.com Extraordinary and eclectic furnishings all hand selected by the owners and displayed in a historic 18th century adobe barn. A destination unto itself.

Country Home Furniture 2330 E. Broadway, Tucson (520) 629-9979 www.countrywesternlifestyle.com Featuring Country and Western furnishing, specializing in custom and American made furniture, area rugs, accessories and lighting. 25 years in Tucson. 14000 square foot showroom.

Schatze La Camino Otero, Tubac, AZ 85646 (520)398-9855 schatzeintubac.com patty@schatzeintubac.com New & consigned furniture, accessories, artwork, jewelry and gifts with new items arriving weekly. Visit our website schatzeintubac.com.

Florabundance 3D Calle de Bac on Plaza Rd., Tubac, AZ 85646 (520)248-5039 cbhouse@pacifier.com missanathompson@hotmail.com Custom floral arrangements, unique hostess gifts, home accessories, large selection of high quality loose stems.

Tubac Ranch Plaza de Anza, Tubac, AZ 85646 (520) 398-8381 www.tubacranch.com sunsetinterior@aol.com Our inventory is handpicked to compliment your Southern Arizona lifestyle, exuding comfort, style and a spirit of the Old West.

La Cucaracha de Tubac 4 Plaza Rd & 18 Plaza Rd., Tubac, AZ 85646 (520) 398-3165 www.cucarachadetubac.com angelfernandez_1@msn.com Mexican furnishings & art, mesquite furniture, lighting, fixtures, Talavera tile, Oaxaca masks, copper sinks & tops, hardware & more. Off the Wall Furniture Solutions 3636 E. Fort Lowell Rd., Tucson, AZ 85716 (520) 745-1186 www.offthewallfurniture.com

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Tubac Territory 1 Calle Baca, Tubac, AZ 85646 (520)398-2913 www.ttfurniture.com susan@ttfurniture.com Handcrafted mesquite furniture and fine art from American artists. Tumacåcori Mesquite Sawmill Tumacåcori, AZ 85640 (520) 398-9356 www.mesquitedesign.com Arizona’s oldest mesquite source: lumber, slabs, posts, y-limbs, exotic burls and burl slabs, custom interiors, gallery on-site, remnants.

Western Life Style 2354 E. Broadway, Tucson (520) 629-9979 www.countrywesternlifestyle.com Featuring Country and Western furnishing, specializing in custom and American made furniture, area rugs, accessories and lighting. 25 years in Tucson. 14000 square foot showroom. Westerner Products 201 E. Grant Rd., Tucson, AZ 85705 www.westernerproducts.com Lattice shades, screened porch enclosures, sun and Arizona rooms, patio covers, carports, siding/facia, commercial/residential metal roofs, metal foam roofs for manufactured homes and do-it-yourself materials.

LODGING Amado Territory Inn 3001 E. Frontage Rd., Amado, AZ 85645 (520) 398-8684 or (888) 398-8684 www.AmadoTerritoryInn.com Turn-of-the-century ambiance you’ll remember. Luxury beds, private baths & balconies with spectacular views. Twilight wine & cheese, wonderful home cooked breakfasts with superb hospitality. De Anza RV Resort 2869 E. Frontage Rd., Amado, AZ 85645 (520) 398-8628/ (888) 398-8628 www.deanzarvresort.com info@deanzarvresort.com So. Arizona’s most unique RV resort: 125 spacious lots, huge clubhouse, secured entry, free wi-fi at your site. Onsite storage facility. Floating Stone Inn & Aqua Spa 16 Calle Iglesia, Tubac, AZ 85646 520-398-3193 www.thefloatingstoneinn.com

Experience tranquility and wellness in the center of art, history, nature and water in historic Tubac. Holiday Inn Express 19200 I-19 S. Frontage Rd., Green Valley, AZ (520)625-0900 www.hiexpress.com/greenvalleyaz gv_hospitality@yahoo.com Free high speed Internet, hot breakfast, local calls & reward points to Priority Club members. Indoor pool, elevator, convenient location. Inn at San Ignacio Condo Hotel 1861 W. Demetre Loop, Green Valley, AZ 85614 (520) 393-5700 / (888) 450-5444 www.innatsanignacio.com Luxury villa rooms w/ refrig., MW, coffeemakers, voice mail and high speed internet. One BR suites w/ full kitchen, living rm., patio w/ BBQ. Rancho de la Osa Guest Ranch, 1 La Osa Ranch Rd., Sasabe, AZ 85633 (520) 823-4257 www.ranchodelaosa.com osagal@aol.com A unique 300-year old property located just 65 miles south of Tucson. Horseback riding, hiking, biking and swimming. Wonderful food and a unique wine list. Tubac Golf Resort & Spa 1 Avenue de Otero Rd., Tubac, AZ 85646 (520)398-2211 www.TubacGolfResort.com info@tubacgolfresort.com A boutique luxury resort, home of the movie Tin Cup, that features stunning views with 98 haciendastyle guest rooms, 27 holes of golf, fabulous cuisine and world-class spa. Wisdom’s Casita Rental 1932 E. Frontage Rd.,

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DISCOVER SOUTHERN ARIZONA Tumacåcori, AZ 85640 (520)991-9652 www.wisdomscasitarental.com celeste@wisdomscafe.com Mexican-style charm - 1 bedroom, king + sofa bed, full kitchen, washer/dryer, private patio, wi-fi, plus much more! Wyndham Canoa Ranch Resort 5775 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley, AZ 85614 (520) 382-0450 www.canoaranchgolfresort.com Relax in one of the most stunning locations in AZ. Be surrounded by the majestic Santa Rita Mtn. Range that takes you away from the fast pace of city life.

PARKS Catalina State Park 11570 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson, AZ 85737 (520)628-5798 azstateparks.com/Parks/CATA Take a guided hike, ride your bike or horse on the trails. Campground reservations online or call (520) 586-2283. Kartchner Caverns State Park 2980 Route South 90, PO Box 1849 Benson, AZ 85602 (520)586-4100 azstateparks.com/Parks/KACA Tour this living limestone cave. Two different tours available. Online cave tours and camping reservations or call (520)586-2283. Patagonia Lake State Park 400 Patagonia Lake Rd., Patagonia, AZ 85624 (520)287-6965 azstateparks.com/Parks/PALA Watch birds and other wildlife. Fish on the lake or rent a boat. Campground reservations now online or call (520)586-2283.

Picacho Peak State Park Exit 219 off of I-10, PO Box 907, Eloy, AZ 85131 (520) 466-3183 azstateparks.com/Parks/PIPE Hike the Peak, enjoy wildflowers and Civil War reenactment. Closed during summer. Campground reservations online or call (520) 586-2283. Roper Lake State Park 101 E. Roper Lake Rd., Safford, AZ 85546 (928)428-6760 azstateparks.com/Parks/ROLA Enjoy natural hot springs, camping cabins, fishing and hiking at nearby Dankworth Pond. Campground reservations online or call (520)5862283. Tumacacori National Park 1891 E. Frontage Rd., Tumacacori, AZ (520) 398-2341 www.nps.gov/tuma Remains of the Mission Church San José de Tumacacori, cemetery and mortuary chapel. Restored historic gardens. Park entry fee.

REAL ESTATE SERVICES Brasher Real Estate, Inc. 2 Tubac Rd., Tubac, AZ (520) 399-9020 www.brasherrealestate.com Let Brasher be your guide. Since 1986, we have served Tubac, Green Valley, Rio Rico and Sahuarita. Let our experience work for you. Dorn Homes 3950 S. Camino del Heroe (520)648-3758 ext. 0 www.dornhomes.com info@DornHomes.com We want your home building experience to be the greatest ever - our

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customers are why we exist! DR Horton Tucson, AZ 85741 (520) 790-6005 www.drhorton.com Our team of experts all come directly from the new home industry with years of experience in both sales and management that leverage our experience and knowledge to your advantage. Fairfield Homes 5775 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley, AZ 85614 (520) 625-1642 www.fairfieldhomes.net Fairfield Homes at Canoa Ranch provides you with the option of owning your own condo, villa or estate while enjoying the comforts of a luxury resort. Fairway Home Mortgage Corp. 180 W. Continental Rd., Green Valley, AZ 85622 (520) 399-0900 Imattingley@fairwaymc.com “The Money Lady” A full service mortgage broker with expertise in every area of mortgage lending. Hacienda Offices 1071 N. Grand Ave., Nogales, AZ 85621 (520) 287-3481 Conveniently located at the crossroads of State Route 82 and N. Grand Avenue (I-19 business loop.) Jacobson Custom Homes, LLC PO Box 4599, Tubac, AZ 85646 (520)975-8469 www.jacobsoncustomhomesaz.com JacobsonHomes@yahoo.com We have an absolute demand for impeccable quality and client satisfaction.

Green Valley, AZ (520) 370-7473 www.jillmundy.com Your complete satisfaction with their service and representation is their number one priority. Kim Mazura Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 180 W. Continental Rd., Ste 100, Green Valley, AZ 85614 (520)591-1830 www.buygreenvalleyrealestate.com kim.mazura@buy-arizona.com Integrity, in-depth community knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high quality professional network are the hallmarks of my work. Laurie Lundeen Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 180 W. Continental Rd #100, Green Valley, AZ 85622 (520) 256-4000 www.greenvalley123.com laurie@greenvalley123.com The Professional you want – The Experience you need! Lawyers Title 1780 N. Mastick Way, Ste. F, Nogales, AZ 85621 (520) 281-2387 Simple residential closings to complex commercial real estate transactions, we are committed to providing unmatched expertise and exceptional customer service. Long Realty Companies 275 W. Continental Rd #101, Green Valley, AZ (520) 625-5000 www.greenvalley.longrealty.com Our mission: to create an exceptional real estate service experience that builds long lasting relationships.

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3280 S. Camino Del Sol, Suite 120, Green Valley, AZ 85622 (520)306-8903 www.williamslang.com lang_terry@yahoo.com Buy or Sell your home with Williams & Lang and experience the value of 4! (Tom, Cathy, Terry & April)

Santa Cruz County Board of Realtors 1103 Circulo Mercado, Ste. B, Rio Rico, AZ 85648 (520) 377-9613 Consult with confidence with any of our active licensees in residential, commercial, property management, land appraisal and relocation.

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Abe’s Old Tumacåcori Bar 1900 E. Frontage Rd. (520) 398-1227 one2charlie@yahoo.com Having Arizona’s oldest continuous liquor license, mother and daughter Dolores and Charlie Trujillo are 3rd and 4th generation owners. Abrego Grill at Torres Blancas Golf Club 3233 S. Abrego Dr., Green Valley, AZ 85614 (520) 625-9192 www.metrorestaurants.com Abrego Grill serves the highest quality lunch and dinner at the best value in Green Valley. Enjoy breathtaking views through the floor-to-ceiling windows or sit on the wrap-around patio.

Grill on the Green at Canoa Ranch Golf Club 5800 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley, AZ 85622 (520) 393-1933 www.metrorestaurants.com Contemporary American cuisine with a breathtaking backdrop of Elephant Head Mountain. GV’s favorite has patio dining and the best Happy Hour in town! Kristofer’s Bistro & Catering 15 County Line Rd. North End, Amado Territory Ranch, Amado, AZ 85645 (520)625-0331 www. amadoaz.com yagotaeat@aol.com Full scale catering service, on or off site. Culinary classes, simply gourmet Southwest cuisine bistro serving an original menu with a touch of East & West coast. Little Caesar’s 491 Mariposa Rd., Nogales, AZ 85621 (520) 281-0140 The best take-home pizza, exceeding customer expectations with extraordinary value and great-tasting products.

BK’s Outlaw BBQ 28770 S. Nogales Hwy. Amado, AZ 85645 (520) 398-9074 www.amadoaz.com Brisket, pork, chicken, hot links and ribs, all cooked in our Giant Southern Pork Smoker.

Maria’s Grill 40 Avenida Goya, Tubac, AZ 85646 (520)398-3350 www.mariasgrill.com crazyomj@aol.com Just great food, great prices, great service, great specials.

Elvira’s 2211 E. Frontage Rd. Bldg A. Tubac, AZ 85546 (520) 398-9421 www.Elvirasrestaurant.com The best Mexican cuisine, catering and award-winning dishes! Enjoy our new restaurant with its vibrant design.

Wisdom’s Cafe 1931 E. Frontage Rd., Tumacácori, AZ 85640 (520)398-2397 www.wisdomscafe.com celeste@wisdomscafe.com Serving delectable Mexican food and more prepared by three generations of the Wisdom family using the freshest ingredients and locally

grown produce whenever possible!

RETAIL B & B Cactus Farm 11550 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85748 (520) 721-4687 www.bandbcactus.com Tuesday-Saturday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday. Established nursery that specializes in cacti and succulents of all types. B & B Tools, Inc. 1417 W. La Quinta Rd., Nogales, AZ 85621 (520) 379-0436 Manufacturer of plastic products, specializing in repair of unique products. Beads of Tubac 5 Hesselbarth Ln., POB 4140, Tubac, AZ (520) 398-2070 www.beadsoftubac.com beads06@margaret-rose.com Beads, yarn and art supplies! An awesome combination! Fine art classes are offered from January thru April, class schedules are available online or in the bead shop. Continental Shopping Plaza 180-260 W. Continental Rd., Green Valley, AZ (520) 625-5005 www.shopgv.com raiken@wilsonps.net Located at I-19 & Continental Rd. - where shopping is a personal experience. Grumpy Gringo Cigars 4 Camino Otero, Tubac, AZ 85646 (520) 980-5177 www.grumpygringocigars.com grumpygringocigars@hotmail.com Two cigar lounges, accessories, members’ dinner last Thursday of every month.

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SERVICES DENTISTRY Ricardo Silva, DDS 281 Obregon Ave., Nogales, Sonora, Mexico 1-866-426-4139 RicardoSilvaDDS@aol.com Over 30 years experience in general and cosmetic dentistry. Southern Arizona Periodontics 5225 E. Knight Dr. #401, Tucson 403 W. Cool Dr. #101, Tucson 2151 S. State Hwy 92 #116, Sierra Vista (520)322-9300 www.southernazperiodontics.com perio@sazperio.com We specialize in gum disease procedures, soft tissue recession and placement of root form implants.

GENERAL Bill’s Home Inspection 251 W. Duval Rd., Green Valley, AZ 85622 (520)625-2381 www.BillsHomeService.com gvinspector@gmail.com Ensuring a safe and healthy home. Bill’s Home Service 251 W. Duval Rd., Green Valley, AZ 85622 (520)625-2381 www.BillsHomeService.com Bill’s has developed strong customer loyalty and trust by honest, quality service and competitive prices. Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital 1171 W. Target Range Rd., Nogales, AZ 85621 (520) 285-3000 Compassionate healthcare, delivered with state-of-the-art technology and treatment methods.

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Carpet One Green Valley 1060 W. Beta St., Ste. 100, Green Valley, AZ 85614 (520) 625-9477 www.carpetonegreenvalley.hdspd.com Serving Southern Arizona: Hunter Douglas showcase dealer, window coverings, flooring, area rugs and more.

Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc. 311 E. Wilcox Dr., Sierra Vista, AZ 85635 www.ssvec.org Member-owned electric service for farms, ranches, schools, businesses and homes throughout southeast Arizona since 1940.

Central Pet Now 2 locations: 2875 E. Frontage Rd., Amado, AZ 85645 (520) 398-8661 2420 N. Jackrabbit Ave., Tucson, AZ 85745 (520) 882-7577 www.centralpetaz.com Julie@centralpetaz.com Southern Arizona’s premier pet resort that offers a unique experience for you and your pet through boarding, training, daycare and grooming.

Travelinda 62578 E. Burgess St., Tucson, AZ 85739 (520)825-0830 LLStack@ Q.com Specializing in Mexico, Latin America & river cruising in the U.S., Europe, Asia & the Far East. Will work with you to meet your travel dreams whatever they are.

First American Home Bank 14 Esplendor Dr., Rio Rico, AZ 85648 (520) 281-7764 Green Valley Decorative Rock 670 W. Camino Casa Verde, Green Valley, AZ 85614 (520) 625-2550 Complete landscape supply: Salt River rock, decomposed granite, flag stone, fill dirt and much more! We sell by the yard not the ton! Locally owned and operated. Green Valley Sears Hometown Store 115 W. Esperanza, Ste A, Green Valley, AZ 85614 (520) 393-1943 www.searshometownstores.com Locally owned and operated, we carry all of the top home appliance brands, consumer electronics, tools and lawn and garden equipment.

True Value 220 W. Continental Rd., Green Valley, AZ 85614 (520) 648-7539 www.greenvalley@truevalue.net At True Value you’ll find hardware, tools, plumbing, paint, electrical, lawn & garden and local expert advice. United Way POB 1274. Nogales, AZ 85628 (520) 761-1840 Focused on mobilizing the caring power of communities and making a difference in people’s lives.

POSTAL Everyday Mail 330 N. Grand Court Pl., Nogales, AZ 85621 (520) 397-0586 everydaypack@hotmail.com Express It’N Ship It 1325 W. Duval Mine Rd., Ste 119, Sahuarita, AZ 85629 (520) 573-7355 expressitnshipit@hotmail.com

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Fast Mail Inc. 204 W. Mariposa Rd., Ste. 22., Nogales, AZ 85621 (520) 377-7102 fastmail@gmail.com

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MISCELLANEOUS Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Sierrita Operations 6200 W. Duval Mine Rd., Green Valley, AZ 85614 (520) 393-2000 www.fcx.com The world’s largest publicly traded copper company. We mine geographically diverse, long-lived reserves of copper, gold and molybdenum.

Postal Center 1060 Yavapai Dr., Ste 2B, Rio Rico, AZ 85648 (520) 377-7102 postalcenter@hotmail.com Faxing, color and BW copies, UPS/ FedEx pack services, personal and commercial mail box rental.

Green Valley Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce 275 W. Continental Rd. #123, Green Valley, AZ 85622 (520) 625-7575/ (800) 858-5827 www.greenvalleychamber.com Connecting businesses through social mixers, educational seminars and events; strengthening ties to

SPA Floating Stone Inn & Aqua Spa 16 Calle Iglesia, Tubac, AZ 85646 Toll-Free: 888-767-2325 Phone: 520-398-3193 Fax: 520-398-3309 Experience the healing power of water in the center of art, history,

Nogales Unified School District #1 310 W. Plum St., Nogales, AZ 85621 (520) 287-0800 High expectations, accountability, no excuses. Park Centre Homes at La Posada Green Valley, AZ 85614 (520) 648-8131 www.ParkCentreHomes.com Our newest independent living retirement neighborhood featuring 35 individual energy and solar efficient residences. Yakobian Building 3244 Hwy 82, Sonoita, AZ 85637

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