Tucson Weekly’s local heroes named


Charlie Spillar, who blogs online at Tucsoncitizen.com as “Artistic Tucson”, was just named one of 10 “local heroes” in the Tucson Weekly’s Dec 22-28 issue. Charlie was praised for his leadership in helping save the unusual Valley of the Moon; in finding new homes for the Magic Carpet Golf statues after that entertainment venue closed; and in fighting to retain a drive-in theater in Tucson when the De Anza Drive-In Theater was closed. Charlie is indeed passionate about art and its preservation. His own whimsical bird sculptures are unique and attractive.

Another local hero mentioned in the Weekly article is Patricia Maisch, who wrestled a gun clip away from Jared Loughner on January 8, 2011. She is now a spokesperson for Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which advocates for tighter background checks on people who purchase guns.

She is also honored as one of AARP Magazine’s “The Daring Dozen” in their December 2011/January 2012 issue. The 12 American individuals are recognized as people who use “their energy, creativity and passion to make the world a better place.” Apart from Patricia, Arizona shooting heroes Ret. Army Col. Bill Badger and Roger Salzgeber are honored for their acts of physically bringing armed Loughner down to the ground at the NW Safeway.

A tribute to one of these “daring dozen” was given to Hawaiian U.S. Senator Dan Inouye, now President Pro Tempore, who is committed to “common courtesy” as a “Chief Compromiser”. The Senator has served in the U.S. Senate since Hawaii’s statehood in 1959.

Tucson is proud of residents like Charlie and Patricia. The communities and homes in Tucson are truly dedicated to preserving culture and to upholding peace in the neighborhoods. This is one of the reasons why many people are interested in living in Tucson.

If you are interested in creating a home in Tucson as well, turn to a reliable Arizona home builder like Dorn Homes. It is considered to be the best among home builders in Tucson because Dorn Homes builds stylish, comfortable, convenient, and energy efficient homes

(Source: tucsoncitizen.com)

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