Thursday, June 13, 2024

Bits and Pieces

Saturday, celebrate Henry King Zipf
Henry King Zipf was a fifth-generation Tucsonan, born to Henry George Zipf and Ann Lourie Zipf, and the great-grandson of George Pusch, for whom Pusch Ridge, Pusch View Lane, Pusch Ridge Golf Course, Pusch Ridge Christian Academy, and many other areas in Oro Valley are named. Henry was also a lifetime active member, Board member, and past President of the Oro Valley Historical Society. He was born on June 15, 1956, and he died on May 7, 2023. 

In honor of him, on the anniversary of his birthday, the Oro Valley Historical Society will hold a commemorative gathering at the Pusch House Museum on the historic Steam Pump Ranch at 10901 North Oracle Road on June 15 at 10 a.m.

Henry and his father loved riding horses through the Catalina Mountains (before it became a state park). With donations made in Henry’s honor from friends, members of the Society, and family members, the Society has purchased and will dedicate a memorial bench that will sit in front of the Pusch House, facing his beloved mountains and his great-grandfather’s home. The Society welcomes all who visit the Ranch to enjoy the view from this site, which contributed significantly to the early development of the Tucson region.

Before and after the dedication, enjoy the Saturday Heirloom Farmers’ Market and tour the Pusch House Museum from 9 a.m. to noon. Docents will be available to answer questions and provide additional information about the Oro Valley Historical Society, formed to keep Oro Valley history alive. Join us – history loves company! (Source;

Oro Valley celebrates July 4
"Join the Town of Oro Valley at James D. Kriegh Park for its annual July 4th Celebration. This free, family-friendly event begins at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, with live entertainment and fun activities throughout the night. Then, at 9 p.m., we’ll light up the sky with fireworks!"  (Source: Town of Oro Valley Media Release)

Key council election dates
Just a reminder to act now to make sure you vote in the July 30 election.  Here are the key dates:
  • July 1: Last day to register for the election
  • July 3: Mail in ballots sent and mail in voting begins
  • July 19: Deadline for getting a mail in ballot
  • July 23: Get you mail in ballot in...
  • July 30: Vote in person or bring your mail in ballot to the polls if you have one and did not mail it. 
Questions: Call the Pima County Recorder's office: 520-74-4330.

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