Creative Use for Plastic Bottles

These women were in a 4th of July “Whatever Floats Your Boat” race across Sahuarita Lake in their creation made from all recyclable plastic bottles! They won 1st place in the AMATEUR category, but also 1st place in CROWD FAVORITE ūüôā Nice job, ladies! You had fun and brought joy to all who watched. http://www.MarthaLochertPhotography.com

Golf – For the Love of Children

Yesterday was the 14th annual Tee Up For Tots (TUFT) golf tournament, which raises money for pediatric cancer research. Golfers on both the front and back nine of Omni¬†Tucson National Golf Resort spent the morning playing 18 holes, then coming in for a fantastic “19th hole” lunch party, at which time it was announced that […]

Water Reliability in Tucson

Yesterday engineers, Tucson Water executives and Tucson dignitaries gathered to break ground¬†for the new Advanced Oxidation Process (AOP) Water Treatment Facility. It will sit adjacent to the existing Tucson Water TARP facility on west Irvington Rd, just west of I-19. The plant will cost about¬†$15 million¬†and be¬†operational¬†by the fall of 2013. Malcolm Pirnie¬†is in charge […]

Welcome President Hart

Today was a big day in Tucson, Arizona as we welcomed Dr. Ann Weaver Hart on her first day of work as president of the University of Arizona. Dr. Hart¬†is the twenty-first president and the first female to hold the position at UA, but it is not new territory for her, having been the¬†ninth president¬†of […]

Race for the Cure – Tucson

Today¬†I was up at 5:30 AM preparing for my annual in-kind photography donation to the Susan G. Komen Tucson affiliate’s 13th annual Race for the Cure.¬† http://www.komensaz.org¬† This photo¬†taken from a scissor lift above the starting line and shows a small section of the over 10,000 participants who showed up despite a cold morning left […]

The Incomparable Joan Rivers

Rude, crude and¬†irreverent on stage, but gracious off-stage – that’s the incomparable Joan Rivers. At seventy-seven years old she still rocked the house with her wit and energy at last night’s performance in Tucson¬†at the annual Hillel Foundation (www.Arizona.Hillel.org) benefit at Centennial Hall on the campus of the University of Arizona (www.Arizona.edu). Images copyrighted. Use […]

A Tucson Tragedy

It’s Sunday January 9, 2011 and approaching the end of a very sad weekend in my city of Tucson, Arizona. Yesterday a¬†twenty-two year old shot our state representative Gabrielle Giffords in the head from¬†point-blank range at a community meet-and-greet she held in front of a local Safeway store. After shooting her he open-fired on the […]

State of the University

Today I photographed President Robert Shelton’s annual State of the University address at the University of Arizona. Despite major budget cuts he remains a proud and optimistic advocate for his institution. He voiced his ¬†concerns about the results of some of the propositions in the election yesterday, but assured the community that the University will¬†not […]

Remembering the Children

Today was the 12th annual Tee Up For Tots¬†Golf Tournament, which raises money for pediatric cancer research and family support services. I’ve¬†been honored to¬†¬†donate my services all twelve years to this event,¬†founded by clients of mine whose daughter Courtney died from neuroblastoma at age¬†four. This photo shows Courtney’s sister Jenna and her mother Kathy Zillman¬†releasing […]