Category: Features

Waiting for My Next Poem to Arrive

Anne Grant I thought we had a date…. I waited, patiently I thought, for you to arrive I woke up before the sun, eagerly anticipating your arrival We wait for you on the patio…. Just so you know, We are out under the awning Just over there on the cozy couch Thankfully, we are in…

Word of the Month: Contumacious

David Zapatka Sister and reader Judy Haberstroh wrote after reading the June column, “This one is interesting. Initially I was leaning toward using ‘yet’ but once I saw the specific definition of ‘still,’ I felt that was the correct word. However, when talking, I would more likely place the word ‘still’ after ‘it’s’ rather than…

Gardening for the Love of Butterflies

Bonnie Nowicki, Master Gardener A recent butterfly article in the SanDiego News gave me cause for concern about the noticeable decrease of butterflies everywhere. The article centered their attention on the tiny Quino checkerspot. Its remaining habitats are under threat from development projects, and environmental groups have filed a petition to have this butterfly added…

Happy Birthday!

Quail Creek Sunshine What better way to celebrate your birthday than with a vacation trip! Scuba diving in Palau. Rollercoaster riding at a theme park. Stroll along Waikiki beach. You can invite all your family and friends to join you because it won’t cost you a dime! Google “virtual vacation” and then click on www.tinyurl.com/y39hlhsh and…

Christmas in August Comes to Madaras Gallery

“My Forever Home” by Diana Madaras

Madaras Gallery transforms into a winter wonderland for the month of August with unique Southwest gifts. Patrons will get a sneak preview of the new holiday décor, cards, and ornaments by Diana Madaras, as well as hundreds of other items, all hand-selected by Diana. Madaras Gallery is located at 3035 N. Swan Road in Tucson…