For much of his life, David Garcia has made his living as a landscaper. But he calls the unpaid work he does under the name Barrio Restoration — cleaning and beautifying the curbs, sidewalks and roundabouts on Tucson’s south side in his free time “landscaping with a purpose" and "doing good for the hood."
Breathe Easy Automotive is a Tucson full-service auto repair shop that does everything from oil changes to brakes and engine repairs. The woman-owned business prioritizes the customer experience.
Tips on how gardeners can be more environmentally friendly including: avoid pesticides, reduce water use, avoid peat moss, and reuse your nursery pots.
Boss Women Unite is a woman-owned business that helps other women entrepreneurs, artists and makers find community and support as they pursue their goals. Tiffany Nakatani is the owner and creator.
Support local small businesses this holiday season by shopping at local Tucson markets, purchasing memberships and annual passes to nonprofits and arts organizations and buying gift cards.
Free Ever After Bridal Boutique and Masterpiece Mentorship use proceeds from secondhand dresses sold in the Tucson wedding dress store to support mentoring programs for survivors of sexual exploitation.
While you can't go wrong with giving essential baby gifts like diapers and wipes, if you're looking for something special, try some of these infant gifts from Tucson baby stores, makers and services.
From preschool to raspados, these Tucson entrepreneurs launched new businesses as recently as last weekend.
Dancing in the Streets Arizona is a nonprofit ballet studio in South Tucson that makes ballet dance classes affordable and accessible for Tucson kids, especially those from at-risk communities.
The work of this collection of Tucson, Arizona based Latinx makers is particularly unique because it's largely inspired by their love and pride for their culture, language and life in the Sonoran Desert.
The pandemic has caused added stress for many adults, here's how to know when it's time to find professional help and what to consider when looking for a therapist in Tucson, Arizona.
Pivot Produce is supplying fresh veggies grown on Tucson and Southern Arizona farms directly to customers through its new Pivot Direct program, that launched as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
A University of Arizona researcher published a study ranking the best and worst materials for homemade face masks. Plus where to get a mask, how to wear a mask and Pima County's mask requirement.
The Loft Cinema is a nonprofit, arthouse movie theater in Tucson. When it closed due to COVID-19, the theater continued to connect people to each other and the world outside Arizona through virtual events and livestreamed films.
New murals by Tucson artists provoke thought, celebrate Tucson and inspire hope and imagination.
Arizona monsoon season starts starts June 15, 2020 according to the National Weather Service. Find driving tips, how to avoid flash flooding and dust storms and that amazing creosote smell.
As Arizona's coronavirus restrictions loosen and you make plans for staying active this summer, here is a guide to which Tucson parks, pools and recreation areas are open and which are still closed.
In Tucson, AZ, you don't have to venture too far to find a hotel or resort offering summer staycations with majestic mountain views and a cool pool to beat the summer heat.
Pima County One Stop, Pima College, YWCA, and the library all have virtual courses and workshops to help workers laid off during coronavirus in Tucson, Arizona learn new skills or apply for a new job.
Tucson bike shops have seen an increase in traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic. Get ideas for bike repair, bike shops, finding a place to ride and staying safe in Arizona.
Free things to do in Tucson at home while coronavirus restrictions are in place in Arizona. Free virtual fitness classes, storytimes, concerts, painting and more.
We're driving less, cooking more and finding slower ways to spend our days during the COVID-19 pandemic. And some of the sustainable habits we're picking up are good for our community and our world.
There are still things to do in Tucson at home while coronavirus restrictions are in place in Arizona. Check out this list of virtual things to do April 10-16 — crafts, events, fitness classes, kid-friendly, shopping and more.
Tucson mutual aid groups and neighbors have organized on their own during the coronavirus pandemic to help support others. Here are three examples of the ways Tucsonans are taking care of each other.
We've gathered a few ideas for you to fill your days with all the fun and rounded up a list of local camp options if you still need to make child care plans.
Editor's note: Hi friends, things have changed quickly since this story was written and the spring Cyclovia event has been canceled. You can still support the local businesses highlighted here…
Wildflowers kick off our spring bloom, making way for flowering cacti and trees in the months to come.
You know what's awesome? Spending an evening or day exploring some of downtown's best spots.
Save your money and entertain your family and friends with free activities.
This story was created by #ThisIsTucson and underwritten by Children's Museum Tucson, hosting Blossom Into Spring camps! Thank you for supporting the local organizations that support us!
Do it for the unbelievable tacos and the giant patty of fried steak, called the "elephant ear."
Run off and join the circus! Ok, we're kidding, we know the kids have to be back in school on Tuesday.
Sometimes you just want to talk a little stroll and enjoy the world around you.
There's tons of time to fill having fun with the kids in your life before class is back in session.
It's the most wonderful time of the year take advantage of some pretty cool outdoor activities.
These spaces inspire contemplation.
While we can't plan your Thanksgiving menu, or help with all those last minute house chores, we can help you with a few family-friendly places to take your out of town guests.
To take a deep breath, put your phone away and circle up around a campfire with the people you love. We're exhaling just thinking about that.
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Here are a few ideas to keep your kids active this fall.
These tacos are certified delicious by Rollies Mexican Patio and Pops Hot Chicken.
You could hit any number of Tucson trails with the family, but if you’re not up for a full-on hike, there are several spots around town to enjoy the outdoors with your children and observe plants and wildlife on peaceful nature walks that are easy for little legs.
The area near Reid Park makes for an especially good date night. You've got ample parking, local eats, a movie theater and a park for strolling if things go well.
Fall in Tucson certainly looks different than fall in other parts of the country. We may not have lush canopies of orange and gold or true PSL-sipping weather, but we have this: Fall in Tucson means summer is over.
Now in its 46th year, Tucson Meet Yourself is back with an international menu that'll impress even your cultured friend who just came back from Queens.
Water here is precious, absolutely, but it's also present — you just have to know where to look.
From pig bus carnitas to the best fish tacos you'll ever taste at a gas station.
Celebrate fall with your furry friend with these paw-tasic events. Don't miss the demos, shopping, pet blessings, raffles, dog games, freebies and sweet treats.