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Petal Power: Tracing the Roots of Globe-Miami’s Signature Poppies

Every spring, an explosion of orange and yellow flowers fills the edges of a mile-long section of U.S. Highway 60 between Globe and Miami. They flourish in the most inhospitable of soil conditions that no self-respecting earthworm or gopher would dare consider as a habitable option.  A few narrow strips …

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Miami High School dedicates gym to legendary Vargas family

Miami High School recently capped off its campus overhaul with a celebration dedicating the refurbished sports facility—the newly renamed Vargas Family Gym—in honor of longtime basketball coaches Richard “Dickie” Vargas and his son Ken. The December 16 celebration was made even sweeter by the Vandals varsity basketball team getting its …

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Duo behind I Art Globe create nonprofit Love Where You Live to expand positive vision

Regina Ortega-Leonardi and Thea Wilshire are not content to rest on the laurels of the successes in their mission to make Globe and the entire Copper Corridor a more attractive place for people to live and love. The pair is expanding their vision of “radical hope, gratitude, and defiant resilience” …

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Miami High School teacher recruitment adds diversity to faculty

The administrative stability that’s been established in the Miami Unified School District over the past decade has been enhanced by diverse hiring in the teachers ranks that is giving students a global perspective in their rural educational experience. A wide range of voices from across the U.S. and the world …

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Community Concert series gets late start, but features powerful lineup

The Globe Miami Community Concert Association (GMCCA) season is underway, with the second of six-performances taking place on December 7 when the Diamonds take the stage for a holiday show that will include music from the 1950s and beyond. The remainder of the series, which concludes on March 6 with …

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