By Kathleen Vandervoet

The Artist’s Daughter Celebrates 30 Years in Tubac

The Artist’s Daughter, opened in January 1986 by Ann Empie Groves, has been one of the most successful mainstays over the past 30 years in Tubac. In fact, just seven of the 28 gift shops and galleries that were doing business in 1986 are still open, she has calculated. Variety and great customer service may…

The Work of Bobb Vann at the TCA

  Currently, art lovers are enjoying a showing of 24 works by Tubac artist Bobb Vann, whose oil paintings are collected and displayed around the United States. The Tubac Center of the Arts has created a special solo exhibit titled “A Slice of Life.” For his entire life, Vann has been an artist, an illustrator…

Cultural Roots Preserved at Trincheras

At the Tubac Presidio through September 30th Prehistoric terraces with supporting rock walls where simple homes were constructed are preserved in northern Mexico and visitors interested in archaeology are welcome. That was the message given at a presentation on June 6 at the Tubac Presidio State Park. The state park has an exhibit currently in…

County Update June 2015

New visitor center coming to village The Tubac Presidio State Historic Park is the newest location for an Arizona Office of Tourism visitor center. A spokesman said this is the culmination of a joint effort by the Tubac Chamber of Commerce and the Presidio to have an official visitor center for the Village. The Presidio…

Shaw Kinsley Tapped for State History Honor

Based on his education, Shaw Kinsley believed that he would be “working in the special collections area of the University of Arizona Library” at this time in his life, but instead, for the past five years he’s been director of the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park. For his many accomplishments in not only keeping the…

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY UPDATE MAY 2015

Fire district budget talks start The five-member board of the Tubac Fire District will discuss a draft budget for the year that starts July 1 during the monthly meeting scheduled at 9 a.m. on May 27 at Fire Station No. 1. The public can attend. Board member Mike Connelly said during the April 29 meeting…

Tubac’s Curious Raven

The Curious Raven is a gallery that welcomes visitors with unusual and interesting art, antique furniture, jewelry and pottery. You may have to be curious to find the shop – it’s on the Tubac Plaza at 3 Hesselbarth Lane between Plaza Road and Tubac Road. Barbara Podrazik opened the gallery in late October and her…

Santa Cruz Update Jan 2015

New hospital CEO speaks About 15 miles north of Tubac, the new Green Valley Hospital is scheduled to open in April. It will have 50 beds and an emergency department, and is considered an acute care hospital. David Wanger, CEO, spoke to the members of the Santa Cruz Valley Citizens Council on Dec. 15. He…

November 2014 Santa Cruz County Update

Election results reported Raul Grijalva continues as Dist. 3 (Tubac, Green Valley and parts of Tucson) member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He had 42,880 votes to challenger Gabby Saucedo Mercer’s 35,498. Unofficial results of the Nov. 4 election were posted that evening. In other Tubac area results, incumbent Andrea Dallesandro beat Daniel Estrella,…

Book Review: Riding Behind the Padre

Cattle rancher Richard C. Collins was drawn to learning more about the environment along the U.S.-Mexico border, so he joined others who make an annual horseback trip of about a week’s length called a cabalgata. He enjoyed it so much that he ended up participating for four years, from 2008 to 2011. A fascinating nonfiction…