Friday, February 10, 2023

Bits and Pieces

Historical Society fundraiser on February 19
The Oro Valley Historical Society will have a fundraising event on Sunday, February 19 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Oro Valley Country Club. Author Wynne Brown will give a presentation on her book, “The Forgotten Botanist – Sara Plummer Lemmon’s Life of Science and Art”. Find out how this intrepid woman climbed to new heights (Mt. Lemmon)! Tickets are on sale at the Oro Valley Historical Society (OVHS) website. Look for the red ticket on the home page. You can also purchase tickets at the OVHS booth at the Farmer’s Market at Steam Pump Ranch (10901 N. Oracle) on Saturday from 9 to Noon. Ticket sales CLOSE Wednesday, February 15. We hope to see you at the Pusch House Museum and we thank you for your support!

Tucson Bicycle Classic: March 3-5
"The Town of Oro Valley is pleased to announce a partnership with Tucson Bicycle Classic, a three-day stage race March 3 – 5, which will bring a circuit race to Oro Valley on March 5, from approximately 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Oro Valley race route will be around Naranja Park and is expected to bring about 600-700 professional riders. 

The race route/circuit around Naranja Park is just over four miles long, and riders will complete that route up to seven times, providing spectators an excellent opportunity to view these athletes in action multiple times. The race will begin and end near the entrance to Naranja Park (810 W. Naranja Drive), with various viewing areas along the route. Please see map [above] for suggested locations. On event day, Naranja Park will be closed to all vehicles except to the racers." (Source: Town of Oro Valley Media Release)

Arizona Heroes Memorial groundbreaking February 28
The Arizona Heroes Memorial is going to happen. The groundbreaking is Tuesday Feb.28th at 11am at Naranja Park. Seven long years and it's finally coming to fruition! You can read more about the memorial here

Click on panel at left on how to attend.

Sunday is "Super Sports Day at Pusch Ridge Golf"
This Sunday from 11am to 3pm there will be food and live and televised sports for your entertainment at Pusch Ridge Golf.  Blacktop Grill food truck will sell quesadillas, hotdogs and Mexican street corn. The Pusch Ridge Pro Shop will be selling soda, margaritas and beer. Oro Valley Girls Scout Cadette Troop #157 will have their famous Girl Scout cookies for sale. You can watch live or televised sports throughout the day and watch action-packed tennis on El Conquistador’s courts as the USTA Junior Nationals, level 2 Tennis Tournament play. The Pro Shop plans to televise the Waste Management Phoenix Open and some of the Super Bowl pre-game activities.

New short term rental ordinance now in effect; licensing deadline is May 5
"ORO VALLEY, Ariz. (Feb. 7, 2023) – On Jan. 4, the Oro Valley Town Council approved an ordinance establishing rules, regulations and licensing requirements for short term and vacation rentals (e.g. Airbnb, VRBO, etc.). The ordinance went into effect on Feb. 3; however, understanding that some individuals may need time to become familiar with the licensing process, Town Council allowed for a 90-day implementation period during which time the ordinance will not be enforced. The deadline to register short term rental properties is May 5, and enforcement of the ordinance begins May 6." (Source: Town of Oro Valley Media Release) Click here to begin the registration process.
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