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May 16, 2014
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Today we "broke the ice" on the Santa Cruz River!

For newcomers to Tucson,

That means today we broke the century mark

For the first time this year.

 Brace yourselves:  Summer is on the way!


Dec 29, 2013
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Once again, residents can recycle their Christmas trees through the City of Tucson’s TreeCycle Program. The program begins on Thursday, December 26, 2013 and continues through Sunday, January 12, 2014. TreeCycle sites are located throughout Tucson and Oro Valley (see list of TreeCycle sites below). The TreeCycle program began in 1997.
Please remember to remove all ornaments, decorations and tree stands before dropping off at the TreeCycle sites. Remember to Tree Pool! Bring your neighbor’s tree— fewer trips means cleaner air.

Additionally, from January 4th through January 12th, 2014, the City of Tucson will have wood chips from shredded Christmas trees available for pick-up at Udall Park, Randolph Golf Course, and the Los Reales Landfill. Bring your own container and take home some free wood chips for your garden.

The following TreeCycle sites are open during daylight hours, seven days a week:

1. Oro Valley lot, “Naranja Town Site,” 660 W. Naranja Dr.

2. Rillito Race Track, 4502 N. 1st Ave., east parking lot (follow signs)

3. Udall Park, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Rd., south of ball fields (follow signs)

4. Golf Links Sports Park, northwest of Craycroft Rd. and Golf Links Rd.

5. Tucson Rodeo Grounds, northeast of Irvington Rd. and 6th Ave.

6. Los Reales Landfill, 5300 E. Los Reales Rd., (follow signs)

7. Silverbell Site, northeast of Goret Rd. and Silverbell Rd. (follow signs)

8. Purple Heart Park, southeast corner of Rita Rd. and Esmond Loop

9. Randolph Golf Course, 600 S. Alvernon Way, southeast portion of parking lot

IMPORTANT: The City of Tucson will not collect Christmas trees from curbs and alleys. Other green waste cannot be accepted at TreeCycle. Commercial tree lot overages are not accepted at TreeCycle sites, except for Los Reales Landfill at posted landfill rates.

Questions? Call the Recycling InfoLine at 791-5000 or visit the ES website at


Jun 09, 2013
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Are you looking for something fun for the whole family to do and for free?  Then why don't you plan to go to Reid Park, the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center tonight at 7 p.m. for the final concert by the Tucson Pops Orchestra.  It's a fun event; people bring blankets or lawn chairs and sit out and enjoy the evening with wonderful music.   The program tonight includes a diverse mix of music, including popular pieces such as "Cat's In The Cradle", Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" which starts quietly and then works its way to an explosive finale complete with cannons, and finally concluding with "America The Beautiful", sure to bring a tear to your eyes and a warm feeling in your heart. 

I hope you can make it to this fine event tonight.  Enjoy!  


Patricia Paul, Broker  *** This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   ***  520-548-2078

Apr 17, 2013
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I'm seeing yellow!   Do you know what that means?

 (Taken Near Ironwood Reserve)

This is my absolute favorite time of the year!

It's spring and the Palo Verde trees are blooming!

I was driving around in a northwest side neighborhood yesterday, and the tree above called out to me.  Good thing I had my camera with me; I had to stop and photograph it.  Here are a couple other photos from last year's blooming season.

(Taken near Harrison Rd & Broadway)


(Taken at the entrance of La Encantada Mall)


(Close-up of Palo Verde blooms)


I think one of the reasons I love it, is because the rest of the year the Palo Verde tree is fairly nondescript.  But when it blooms it puts on a breathtaking display!

 Keep an eye out, and as you drive around town you'll see whole areas  that normally are desert drab color all except for these few weeks in April.

I hope you enjoy seeing yellow as much as I do!


Patricia Paul, Broker, GRI  ** Patricia Paul Properties  **  520-548-2078

Mar 27, 2013
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 Have you been thinking about dining out for Easter Brunch this Sunday?

It sure might be nice to have someone else do the cooking and fussing for you!  Here are some great local suggestions from the website:  Click on the link below to see the list: - Easter Eblast - March 23, 2013


Whatever you do, enjoy!


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Feb 22, 2013
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Yes, Virginia, it does snow in Tucson!


On February 20 and 21 Tucson experienced her own share of the white stuff.

Due to the infrequency with which it occurs, to Tucsonans it is a novelty.

To see additional photos, please take a look at my Facebook album:


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Jan 31, 2013
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The 2013 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show is here!  This show comes to Tucson each February and takes place in over 40 venues across town.  Many of the shows are open to the public, and some are wholesale and sell to the trade only.

This is the largest gem and mineral show in the United States, and many of the vendor participants have come here from all over the world to participate.  There is always so much to see!  Try to get out and see at least a couple of the shows.  Below is a link to the website that lists and describes all the major shows:  

 Tucson Slide Show












Jan 16, 2013
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Coming soon!  The 29th Annual Senior Olympic Festival will be taking place January 18 - 27, 2013, in more than 30 venues around Tucson.  This is the city's largest organized annual senior activity.  Open to participants fifty years or older, it is a celebration of fitness to promote health, fitness and an active lifestyle among seniors.

For the whole scoop, including venues and the schedule of events, visit:


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Jan 03, 2013
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Happy New Year!  It's 2013!


Best wishes for a wonderful year to all my friends and readers.

May you be healthy, and happy, and enjoy life! 



Patricia Paul, Broker  ***  *** 520-548-2078

Dec 30, 2012
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2012  ...

The end of a year is an appropriate time to look back and reflect on some of the memorable happenings and events, and to plan for the next year.  2012 has been a busy but good year for me, with the opening of my own company, Patricia Paul Properties.  I became a small business owner and sole proprietor of my company.  

I searched for ways to improve my efficiency and to work smarter.  I invested in a software package for the Property Management side of my business, and will begin with the streamlined process with January's rent cycle.

I took on a number of new clients and began learning about them, their properties, and their needs.  I took on several new Tenants, and retained a number of repeat Tenants.  I started working with a number of new Buyers.  I worked on several Short Sales, representing Sellers and Buyers.  

I attended a number of Continuing Education classes to keep me current with the latest changes in the law, new procedures, new forms, new requirements, etc.  I began attending Tucson Association of REALTORS Small Broker Network monthly meetings.

I became involved in my health and took measures to become healthier.  I lost some weight and began to feel and look better.

So what will 2013 hold in store?  Of course, we never know, but if we set goals and take steps to achieve them we will be on the right track.  It's important to remain flexible and react to external changes.

Some of my goals include: Continue getting organized, reducing the amount of paperwork by using electronic files, purging old files, make strategic plans to grow my business, increase my number of Listings for sale, and continue to work at getting healthier.  

Of course, if I really want these things to happen, I need to set realistic, achievable goals to get there.  Goals should be fairly specific including what you want to accomplish, and how, and by what time frame.  Then the progress will begin.  I won't get discouraged if I don't see immediate results.  I will not lose sight of my goals, and will try to consistently work at them.  

Have you reflected on your past year?  Are there things you hope to accomplish in 2013?  Will you take the time to sit down and think about these things?  I'm pretty sure if you do, you'll find your year will be more productive, more satisfying, and happier.  

Hoping your 2013 will be all you want it to be!


Patricia Paul, Broker  ***  Patricia Paul Properties  ***  520-548-2078



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