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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Santa Cruz Farmers Market: Thursday March 31

I often see neighbors from Gates Pass at the Thursday Santa Cruz Farmers Market.  It is definitely a benefit of having a home on our wonderful West Side. 

The market begins at 3pm and this week will feature lots of greens...salad stuff, spinach, kale, chard and more.  It is a good time to pick up your vegetable starter plants for your own garden or patio pots as well.
Sponsored by the Community Food Bank, their weekly newsletter gives you more details.
See you there!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Gates Pass Area Neighborhood Association Road Cleanup

Ever wonder why Camino de Oeste is so clean between Ironwood Hill and Gates Pass Road? Well, credit goes to members of the Gates Pass Area Neighborhood Association (GPANA), who twice a year gather on a Saturday morning to pick up trash and litter. It is a great time to meet the neighbors and the cleanup is always followed by a fun potluck breakfast at someone's home.
The next road clean-up is scheduled for April 9. Drop me an email for more information on the clean-up and the Gates Pass Area Neighborhood Association. Come and meet your Gates Pass neighbors.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Just Sold in the Catalina Foothills: 4936 N Gardner River Way

We found the Buyer the perfect house in the perfect location in the Catalina Foothills.  This home features a gorgeous kitchen and resort style living with a cool pool and waterfall.  A great home for entertaining. 

Friday, March 25, 2011

Buffelgrass Removal at TUSD's Camp Cooper Scheduled for April 2

Right here in the heart of our Gates Pass/Trails End area is the Cooper Center for Environmental Learning, the Tucson Unified School District's environment campus. Now operated as a partnership between TUSD and the University of Arizona, Camp Cooper has provided Tucson's school kids an opportunity to learn about the plants and wildlife of the Sonoran desert since the 1960's. On April 2, neighbors and supporters of Camp Cooper will join together to help remove invasive buffel grass and fountain grass from this beautiful natural desert campus.  
Click on the link to learn more about the Cooper Center for Environmental Learning and about the buffel grass removal gathering on April 2.
Cooper Center for Environmental Learning

OPEN HOUSE Tomorrow (Saturday, March 26) at 4741 W Placita de Suerte

This is a delightful burnt adobe home with pool and wonderful views.  Set on over an acre in the Trails End Area of Gates Pass, this home features a sunny Arizona room and bonus office area.

I will be there from 1pm to 4pm Saturday, so stop by.  If you have friends who want to buy a home in our great west side neighborhood, invite them out!

For more pics and details, go to 4741 W Placita de Suerte .

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Pima County to Host Open House on Proposed Archery Hunting Closure Areas in Tucson Mountain Park

Many of our newer Gates Pass neighbors are surprised to find that archery hunting is allowed in parts of the Tucson Mountain Park during certain times of the year.   Regulated archery hunting is a tradition dating back decades in this county managed park.  But as more homes have been built near the borders of  Tucson Mountain Park, the county has  reviewed the areas open for hunting and is proposing that more areas be closed to hunting.
Monsoon Sunset in Gates Pass

An Open House will be held at 6 pm on March 24 for additional public review and discussion of the proposed closure areas.  The Open House will be held at the offices of the Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation offices at 3500 West River Road.

If you would like a copy of the meeting notice and the map of the proposed archery hunting closure zones in Tucson Mountain Park, drop me an email at .

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

This Week's Santa Cruz Farmers Market, Thursday March 10, 2011

The Santa Cruz Farmers Market will kick off as usual at 3:00pm this Thursday on Speedway between Silverbell Road and I-10. This week the market will feature fresh root and leaf vegetables, plants and free-range beef and chicken. A new offering, according to the market, is free-trade coffee from “La Finca de Mi Abuela.” This “Seed to Cup” coffee company provides whole bean coffee from the owner’s family farm in the San Martin region of Guatemala. Sponsored by the Community Food Bank, their weekly newsletter
gives you more details. See you there!