Monthly Archives: March 2012

Aah, Springtime!

By Susan Call

Spring in the desert is always surprising, especially to those folks from other regions who look for the decrease in freezing days and the tentative bloom of trees and flowers.

Since we are blessed with blue skies and warm days almost all year long (yes, I know, sometimes […]

A Horse? Of Course!

By Ardi C. Whalen

“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” Winston Churchill said it, and I’d be willing to bet that most horse owners share this sentiment. Just looking at Mike’s beautiful, gentle horse, Frosty, awakened in me […]

From the Editor: Civano Community News

By Susan Call

 Some happenings that everyone in Civano should be aware of include the creation of a new HOA committee:  the CCAAC, which replaces the Rotunda Committee. This committee originally was created to care for the neighborhood center building, where the activities of the Civano Neighborhood Association typically take […]

Civano Community School News: Remembering Brenda Patrick

By Pam Bateman

On the morning of February 22, Phil Odgen came by the school to deliver two boxes of books for the middle school and to tell us the sad news of Brenda Patrick’s passing.

Brenda and her husband, Phil, have always been big supporters of the school, and in […]

March 24, 2012|School News|5 Comments|

He Said, She Said: Films from Iran and Japan

by Rich and Ann Bates

He Said: “A Separation” (Iran, Asgher Farhadi)
by Rich Bates

Films don’t get any more complex that this, and to make it extra rewarding, it’s a foreign film from Iran which might bend preconceived ideas about the country and its people.

The story line is quite simple: a […]

Natural Landscaping in Civano

by Susan Call

Some of the homes in our neighborhood are blessed by having gardeners dwelling therein. Or, perhaps, it is the love of the desert exhibited by the owners, but whatever, the springtime allows their talents and care for the native plants to really shine. Here are a few […]

March 24, 2012|Civano Life|3 Comments|

Cheap(er) Eats: Tucson Favorites

 by Rich and Ann Bates

Two more for this month; one a Happy Hour, the other a breakfast, lunch, dinner spot.

Lodge on the Desert, located at 306 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson. Happy Hour available from 4 – 6 p.m., with complimentary lived cooked mussels Friday & Saturday.

This is the real […]

March Soup Supper—Sunday, March 25

By Linda Hanson

This month’s Civano Soup Supper is scheduled for Sunday night, March 25, at the Community Center. The supper begins at 5:30. Please remember to bring bowls and plates, flatware, napkins, cups and drinks for you and your family.

You are encouraged to bring soup, salad, bread or dessert. […]

March 24, 2012|Events|0 Comments|

Supporting Civano Businesses – Signage or Not

By Susan Hamilton

We’ve all seen the brightly colored signs on Houghton touting certain Civano businesses. Some people welcome the signage on this busy thoroughfare while others may be uncomfortable with any signs on what is designated as a scenic corridor. (The discussion of whether Houghton’s prolonged construction renders it […]

Great Music Keeps on Happening at Abounding Grace Sanctuary

by Bonnie Vining

Live Acoustic Venue Association, LAVA, begins March midway through its 2012 spring concert series at Abounding Grace Sanctuary, 2450 S. Kolb Road. LAVA will host shows at Abounding Grace every Saturday evening through April 7, except for St. Patrick’s Day (March 17), and we will then be […]