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2011-01-28 17:45:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amity Foundation announced that it engaged Rick Engineering of Tucson, Arizona for the development plans of their new State-of-the-Art Family and Children's Center 'Dragonfly Village'. Amity is a model, (one of only a few services nationwide), that provides for a child or children to enter a residential treatment setting with their mother, father or both parents. This educational setting addresses the entire generational and family...

2011-01-26 07:30:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AC/DC music returns to the Rialto Theatre on February 12, 2011 as 2nd Saturdays regroups following last month's tragic events in Tucson that led to the cancellation of the popular urban street festival. The national touring AC/DC tribute band, TNT, performs a free show at 7 p.m. after their scheduled event in January gave way to a musical vigil for Congresswoman Giffords and the other victims of the tragedy in Tucson. (Logo:...

2011-01-22 14:07:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Jan. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amity Foundation is honored to announce that Dr. Lisa Fogle, a local Tucson Dentist in private practice for over 25 years, long-time Tucson philanthropist, and advocate for at-risk youth, has joined Amity's, Foundation Board of Directors, known as "Dragonfly." Amity's Foundation Board is launching a capital campaign that will raise funds to build a state-of-the-art, 5-acre, 15-building Children's and Family Center, on a parcel of...

2010-12-14 17:34:00

Raising Funds for New Children's and Family Reunification Center TUCSON, Ariz., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amity Foundation is opening a new, downtown Tucson gallery, with a Silent Auction, December 16, 2010 4-6pm. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Amity Foundation's new capital campaign, "Dragonfly Village" which is aimed at building a new, state of the art, 13 building, Children's and Family Reunification Center in Tucson. A grand opening event of the gallery space...

2010-12-01 07:13:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Miraval Arizona, the top-rated destination spa resort located in Tucson, today announced new collaborations with National Geographic Expeditions and Lindblad Expeditions. The strategic alliance with two world-renowned exploration pioneers emphasizes Miraval's continued commitment to creating one-of-a-kind offerings for its guests. As an established innovator in the health and wellness industry, Miraval Arizona continues to lead the way with new,...

2010-11-30 07:30:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Tucson's urban street festival, 2nd Saturdays, is gearing up for its holiday-themed event on Saturday, December 11, from 4pm-9pm. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100420/LA89712LOGO) Downtown Merchants will create a festive atmosphere with holiday decorations. The public is invited to vote on the best-dressed windows, with a variety of prizes for winning merchants, including a round-trip airfare anywhere in the U.S. for first...

2010-11-18 15:48:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite its sensational natural environment neither the City of Scottsdale nor the State of Arizona have a luxury, "eco-resort." That's all about to change thanks to a unanimous approval from the Scottsdale City Council. Planned close to Scottsdale 's 20,000-acre McDowell Sonoran Preserve, one of the largest natural parks and preserves in the county featuring the spectacular Sonoran Desert, the project is being promoted by renowned...

2010-11-10 00:00:42

The internationally renowned treatment center, Sierra Tucson, announces Brandy Barbour's appointment as Director of Intake. Tucson, AZ (Vocus) November 9, 2010 Sierra Tucson, an international leader in the treatment of addictions, mental/behavioral disorders, and chronic pain, announces Brandy Barbour as its newly appointed Director of Intake. Patricia Ryding, Psy.D., Sierra Tucson's Executive Director, enthusiastically welcomes Brandy Barbour to lead the Intake Department. "I am pleased...

2010-11-08 08:38:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Tucson's urban street festival, 2nd Saturdays, kicks off fall and Tucson's holiday scene Saturday, November 13 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. in Downtown Tucson. Now in its seventh month, 2nd Saturdays has become Tucson's most popular outdoor event, drawing crowds of over 10,000 people for food, music, merchant specials and street entertainment. From the Hotel Congress on the east end of downtown to the Fox Theatre on the west end, Congress Street comes...

2010-11-08 00:00:46

Home Instead Senior Care ® - Tucson, headquartered in Tucson Arizona, announced today that this year's Be a Santa to a Senior program set to begin November 22 "“ December 19 and distributes gifts to the elderly in Tucson - will be bigger and better than ever before with nearly 1,800 seniors expected to receive gifts and encouragement this Christmas. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) November 6, 2010 Home Instead Senior Care ® - Tucson, headquartered in Tucson Arizona, announced today that...


Latest Sonoran Desert Reference Libraries

Saguaro National Park
2013-04-17 16:10:15

Saguaro National Park is located in the southern region of Arizona in the United States. The park contains 91,442 acres of land, of which 70,905 acres comprise a designated wilderness, and is divided into two areas. Both sections of the park contain portions of the Sonoran Desert and the Rincon and Tuscon mountains ranges. The park received its name from the endemic saguaro cacti that occur throughout the area. In 1933, President Herbert Hoover designated the area as a national monument and...

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2009-07-01 13:11:19

The Nearctic is one of Earth's eight ecozones. The Nearctic covers most of North America, Greenland, and the highlands of Mexico. Southern Mexico, southern Florida, Central America, and the Caribbean are part of the Neotropic ecozone. The World Wildlife Fund divides the Nearctic into four bioregions. These four regions are the Canadian Shield, Eastern North America, Western North America, and Northern Mexico. The Canadian Shield bioregion extends across northern North America from the...

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2009-04-28 15:40:33

Brassica tournefortii is a species of mustard plant that is more commonly known as Asian, African and Sahara mustard. It is very similar to other mustard species blooming annually with long stems reaching just over 3 feet in length, but the flowers are a duller yellow. Indigenous to North Africa and the Middle East, this species was transported accidentally to the United States by humans. It grows abundantly in the Sonoran and Mojave Deserts and in hot valleys of southern California....

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2008-09-17 15:09:02

The Curve-billed Thrasher (Toxostoma curvirostre), is a perching bird native to the southwestern United States and much of Mexico. It is commonly found throughout the deserts and brush-filled areas of the south-western United States, from about the Sonoran Desert of Arizona and across New Mexico to west Texas, as well as most of Mexico, from the Sonoran-Chihuahuan Deserts and south through the Mexican Plateau to regions south of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt in south-central Mexico. The...

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2007-04-18 14:45:46

The Flat-tailed Horned Lizard, Phrynosoma mcallii, is a found in a small area of the Sonoran Desert of southwestern California, southwestern Arizona, and extreme northern Mexico. They are threatened by development, agriculture, and other man-made intrusions into their small range. The majority of their remaining habitat in the U.S.A. is administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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