Visit Tucson ambassadors will be stationed at John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in New York City this week to let travelers know about the new nonstop flights between Tucson and New York. They will be offering passes for yoga classes, massages, and indoor cycling classes to let travelers know what Tucson has to offer. Visit Tucson also is running ads to promote the flights that begin Oct. 7.
Church Avenue at Sixth Street will close for about 30 days starting next Monday, Aug. 29, to allow crews from Tucson Electric Power Co. and its contractor to remove underground power lines and pull boxes in preparation for the Downtown Links Phase III - Church Avenue to Broadway project that's scheduled to begin early next year.
The State of Arizona is offering a penalty-free plan to people who haven't paid sales or income taxes due before 2014, if they come forward and promise to pay. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey recently signed the Arizona Tax Recovery Program (amnesty) law, but it's only retroactive to that period, and future amnesty programs are not guaranteed.
The Animal Cruelty Taskforce of Southern Arizona and the Humane Society of Southern Arizona will host a free public seminar next month to address animal cruelty. The goal of the event is to provide citizens an opportunity to learn signs of animal cruelty or neglect, the steps required in investigating crimes against animals, and how to properly report those crimes.
After playing in the mud wallow, Reid Park Zoo elephants Punga and Sundzu recently made their way into their pool to get clean.
Tucson 12 captured some video of the two pachyderm brothers having a good time submerging themselves in water.
Enjoy hands-on, educational activities at Children’s Museum Tucson through its science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) program. The event takes place at the museum, 200 S. 6th Ave., with an all-day reduced admission price of $3 per person.
Tucson is ranked No. 3 in a recent survey about metro areas with the fastest job growth. Bloomberg reports figures from Economist Jed Kelko, who specializes in U.S. cities and the future of work, show Tucson had a job growth rate of 4.2 percent in July over the same period last year.
If you're considering buying a home and want to learn more about the process, the free Homebuyer Expo is a good place to start. Get information on how you can qualify for up to $20,000 in down payment assistance, and learn how to improve your credit score. Lenders and housing professionals will be in attendance to answer your questions.
As the National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary today, Saguaro National Park's Rincon Mountain (East) District is a bit larger. A 282-acre land donation from The Trust for Public Land is a parcel of property purchased by philanthropist Hansjörg Wyss and donated to the trust with the understanding that the nonprofit organization would add it to the national park.
Cinema La Placita concludes its 2016 run tonight. Each year, the series shows movies in an outdoor setting every Thursday night at 7:30 from May through the end of August. Hundreds of Tucsonans enjoy the summer evenings with a different movie each week for $3 per person (includes all-you-can-eat popcorn).