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Mayor Rothschild Shares Ideals of Cooperation and Compassion


Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild shared a message of cooperation at Tucson Medical Center’s pediatric unit Tuesday morning. Rothschild, the father of three adult children himself, hosted storytime at TMC for Children as part of the nonprofit hospital’s Fathers Read program, designed to encourage men to become more directly involved in their children’s education. The mayor read about a little blue…

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Tohono O'odham Cultural Leader Explains How the Coyote Saved the Saguaro


Children in the pediatric unit at Tucson Medical Center on Wednesday learned all about the role the tricky coyote played in helping the saguaro spread throughout the desert – which was perhaps only fitting, since the stately cactus adorns TMC’s logo. Bernard Siquieros, the curator of education for the Tohono O’odham Nation Cultural Center and Museum, kicked off a reading…

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Tohono O'odham Cultural Expert Shares Thoughts on 'Fathers Read'


Bernard Siquieros, the curator of education for the Tohono O’odham Nation Cultural Center and Museum, kicked off a reading series on Wednesday that leads up to Father’s Day that celebrates men’s engagement in children’s learning. He took a moment to answer a few questions about education and literacy.  What was your favorite book as a youngster? It was a Dr.…

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'Daddy, Read to Me' Photo Contest

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The animated voices, the funny faces, and the tender moments – reading with Dad (or Grandpa, Uncle or big brother) is the best! Capture that moment and enter our Daddy, Read to Me Photo contests. We’re actually running two contests! ‘Sweetest Moment’ and ‘Catch Us Reading’ 1. Sweetest Moment – Daddy, Read to Me  Capture the tenderness of reading aloud…

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The Force is strong with this one – A Dad Read-In

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We’ve got a sweet Father’s Day weekend event planned for dads and kids, particularly if you have a Star Wars fan in the house. Clear your calendars for 2:30 p.m., Saturday, June 16, and join us at the TMC Marshall Conference Center for a Dad Read-In with County Supervisor Ray Carroll and the Dune Garrison of the 501st Legion (Star…

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