Friday, April 11, 2014

Bits and Pieces

Its A Small World

Who would have thought it.

We traveled to Palm Desert (Ca) this week.  We visited the mountaintop town of Idyllwild. Its in the San Bernadino National Forest.

There, were found Oro Valley homeowner Larry Everitt tending his shop, "Everitt's Minerals and Jewelry".  Larrt has a home in Rancho Vistoso. He plans to retire there.  He's is considering opening a store in Oro Valley or a neighboring community.

"Everitt's Minerals and Jewelry" has an interesting selection of minerals from the world and jewelry.  It was a fun place to browse. A store like this would be a nice addition to Oro Valley.
"Tickets on sale for OV’s 40th Anniversary Dinner & Silent Auction

Oro Valley, Ariz. (April 4, 2014) – As part of its 40th Anniversary Celebration, the Town of Oro Valley, in partnership with the Oro Valley Historical Society and the Oro Valley Country Club, will hold a Dinner & Silent Auction on Friday, April 18, 2014.

The event, which will be held at the beautiful Oro Valley Country Club, 300 W. Greenock Drive, will begin at 5:30 p.m. with no-host cocktails, live entertainment and a silent auction to benefit the Oro Valley Historical Society. Dinner (surf and turf combo plate) will be served at 7:30 p.m.

Seating is limited; cost is $50. Tickets may be purchased through the Oro Valley Country Club by phone at 520-297-1121 or in person, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Don’t forget the 40 Days of Deals! Also part of the celebration is the 40 Days of Deals campaign, going on now through April 25. Each day, Oro Valley businesses are offering special deals to customers. To view the 40 Days of Deals calendar, click here or visit us at"(Source Oro Valley Press Release)
"Oro Valley to host U.S. National Synchronized Swimming Championships this weekend

Oro Valley, Ariz. (April 8, 2014) – The Town of Oro Valley will play host to the 2014 U.S. National Synchronized Swimming Championships, April 8 – 12, 2014 at the Oro Valley Aquatic Center, 23 W. Calle Concordia. This national event, which is hosted in partnership with Tucson Synchro, Tucson Sports and the AZ Synchronized Swimming Association, will feature more than 350 swimmers from 41 teams across the nation in the 13-15, Junior and Senior Divisions. Additionally, the USA Junior National Team will give an exhibition performance on Saturday, April 12 at 11:30 a.m. For complete details, click here or visit" (Source Oro Valley Press Release)
Wow. Way To Go BASIS School Oro Valley

"BASIS Oro Valley graduated its first group of seniors in 2013; 100% of graduates were accepted to 4-year universities and these 13 students earned over two million dollars in merit-based scholarships.

Among our Upper School students (grades 8 – 12) 15% are AP Scholars, 4% are AP Scholars with Honor, 14% are AP Scholars with Distinction, and 4% are National AP Scholars. BASIS Oro Valley students competed in the National History Day: State Competition earning six first place entries, one second place entry and 14 qualifications for the National History Day National competition where 4 students received metals for ""Outstanding State Entry.""

BASIS Oro Valley students also took second place at the Regional Math Counts competition, first place at the Math Matters competition, and earned one Gold Key and 3 Silver Keys in the National Scholastic Awards. BASIS Oro Valley teachers also earned recognition. Adrienne Fluitt was named a Top 10 Charter School Teacher in AZ and Teresa Shorbe earned the distinction of AZ Teacher of the Year from National History Day. Learn More about BASIS Oro Valley at " (Source)
CDO Shared Use Path Closed Through Saturday

"The CDO Shared Use Path (from La Canada Drive to Oro Valley Marketplace) will be closed completely from Thursday April 10th through Saturday April 12th for pavement sealing and re-striping. It will re-open on Sunday April 13th." (Source)
Oro Valley Related Theft Suspect Causing Mayhem in Phoenix

A suspect in the January "smash and grab" car thefts at LA Fitness has been cashing stolen checks and using stolen ATM cards in the Phonex area.  Watch the news report.

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