Where In The world Is The Crossing

England’s literary giants – home and garden tour

Valley Assistance Services sends its thanks

Honor Flight Mail Call: thank our veterans

Where In The world Is The Crossing

Sailing away on the Ruby Princess to Cabo San Lucas were Jeff and Becky Ashin with their issue of the Crossing. Palm trees and sea breezes, along with the Crossing,…

England’s literary giants – home and garden tour

Join fellow Anglophiles on a small group, four-star tour of some of England’s “best-kept-secret” destinations. Spend a festival day at Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey). Tour homes and gardens of authors…

Valley Assistance Services sends its thanks

Some of the specialty bowls made by crafters in the local area; Photo by Chris Erickson. Chris Erickson and Peggy McGee Valley Assistance Services (VAS) sends its thanks to the…

Honor Flight Mail Call: thank our veterans

The Honor Flight is taking 75 Korean War Veterans and Vietnam Veterans to Washington DC to visit memorials commemorating their service. The next chartered flight from Tucson Airport is April…

Ask an Agent

Dear Crystal: Since I love nature and enjoy my quiet time alone when vacationing, I am writing today to ask you for your opinion about finding a spot that is off the beaten path. I enjoy isolation, so I am looking to travel to places with incredible natural beauty. Can you suggest a vacation spot…

Check Out – Check In

Janet Mills Bunker Hill, a City, a Siege, a Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick. This is a book that could have been written in three sections. I have read books about the founding of our nation but never one that has so much detail about each section. Philbrick has written a masterful knowledgeable book. In 1775, Boston…

Word of the Month: Qualm

W. Smith The word “qualm” came to my attention this week when I overheard someone say, “She didn’t qualm when I gave her the estimate.” It made me wonder about using qualm as a verb. Still, considering how our language continuously changes, the speaker might just be ahead of her time. Maybe by Halloween we’ll…

Veterans’ Voice

Art Sloane The new director of the Arizona Department of Veterans Services is Ted Vogt from Tucson. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force who served as an intelligence officer and commanded a unit that was responsible for providing counter-terrorism and threat information. He served in Afghanistan and the Middle East as part…

Breast cancer in 2013: What you need to know

(Family Features) Thirty years ago, a diagnosis of breast cancer was thought of as a virtual death sentence for many women, but since that time significant progress has been made in the fight against breast cancer. Reduced mortality, less invasive treatments, an increased number of survivors and other advancements have their roots in breast cancer…