Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Re-orders for Tastes & Treasures II: A Storytelling AZ book

Another re-order from Write Ons. Joan Andrews unpacks Tastes & Treasures II for customers. Perfect Mother's Day gift. Jamie Lemire, visiting from Calgary, did the heavy lifting! This store is so fun to shop in. No wonder they have repeat business. So many unique items in Write Ons.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

3TV Good Morning AZ Weekend with Leslie Christiansen

Leslie and 3TV host Lina DeFlorias
Tastes & Treasures II: A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona was featured on 3TV Good Morning AZ Weekend Sunday, May 27 with Chef Leslie Christiansen. She talked about the history and recipes with host Lina DeFlorias. Leslie did a fabulous job on the air. She could have her own cooking show!
She commented, "So many people enjoyed traveling around AZ visiting the historic resorts with the first Tastes and Treasures that we included a map in Volume II." Leslie showed Lina how easy it is to find all the restaurants with the map on page 6-7.
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Leslie Christiansen is fitted with a microphone

Cathy Shumard and Linda Corderman set up the display while Ruth McLeod takes photos of the event

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Tastes & Treasures II fundraising for non-profits

Boxes of Tastes & Treasures II: A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona ready to deliver to P.E.O. groups and St. Mary's Food Bank. Linda Corderman shows that non-profits can help each other with fund-raising.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Visit to Tubac Golf Resort and Spa

Tastes & Treasures II is now on the shelves at the beautiful Tubac Golf Resort gift shop. We toured this historic venue on our recent overnight trip to SE Arizona. Full of history, we enjoyed a detailed talk, then walking tour of the grounds. So much to see and learn!
Did you know . . .
The Otero Family who were the original settlers of the property dating back to 1789.
Cattle still roam the fields, occasionally near the golf course.
Juan Batista DeAnza was the commandant of the Tubac Presidio and led an expedition west that ultimately founded the city of San Francisco.
The Tubac Golf Resort and Spa was made famous by Kevin Costner’s 1996 movie “Tin Cup,” where many of the scenes were filmed.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Recognition Luncheon a big success!

Chair Anne Lupica with centerpiece designer Carolyn Mendoza

Leigh Hann, Marilyn Parke, Susan Dale
Guest speaker Bob Boze Bell was entertaining and informative at the Recognition Luncheon. He knows how to tell a story! And his thank you gift was appropriate: both copies of our Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona . . . Tastes & Treasures Vol I and II.

President Nina Filippi spoke of Historical League successes: announcement of 2019 Historymakers, Family Holiday Party "Newsies", publication of Tastes & Treasures II historic AZ book, fabulous tours, evening at Vern Swaback's home and more!

Nothing like celebrating volunteers with a Recognition Luncheon. Thanks to chairs Anne Lupica and Delores Tomasek. Centerpieces created by Carolyn Mendoza. 50/50 raffle with Donna Esposito.Tastes & Treasures II historical AZ storytelling cookbook table with Norma Jean Coulter and Patt Walker. Special thanks to Al McLeod bringing in those cookbooks!

Director Tawn Downs received grant funding for AZ Heritage Center handed out by Cindy Tidwell-Shelton and Claire Nullmeyer. Topped off by individual Boston Cream Pie served in memory of Pam Ryan, past president of Historical League. The Ryan family gave this recipe and food memory for the Cherished Legacy pages in Tastes & Treasures II: A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona.

Lisa Schnebly-Heidinger, Joan Galloway, Mary and John Garbaciak and friends

Larry Baker buys raffle tickets from Julie Moore

Greeters:  Lee Ann van Rijn, Cindy Tidwell-Shelton, Jody van Rijn, Claire Nullmeyer

Norma Jean Coulter and Al McLeod
Norma Jean Coulter and Patt Walker at Tastes & Treasures II table

Julie Moore, Renee Donnelly and Donna Esposito celebrating a very successful 50/50 raffle

Linda Corderman, Pres. Nina Filippi with Exec Director James Burns and Bob Boze Bell

Long-time volunteer Renee Donnelly meets Exec Director James Burns

Donna Esposito with 50/50 Raffle

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Historical League Volunteers support Women's Hall of Fame event

Julie Moore, Pam Stevenson, Mariamne Moore
Mariamne Moore, Dee Steen, Renee Donnelly
Volunteers are the foundation of all organizations. We have the best with the Historical League, even helping other non-profits.  The sold-out event for Women's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at AZ Heritage Center was well supported.
Tastes & Treasures II was available thanks to Mariamne Moore and Norma Jean Coulter. With Pam Stevenson stopping by, the background stories in our new historic AZ cookbook were shared.

Mariamne Moore sharing stories from Tastes & Treasures II
Museum director Tawn Downs with Norma Jean Coulter
Reception after the Induction Ceremony

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Women's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Tremendous support for Women's Hall of Fame event. Sold-out crowd to honor these amazing ladies who have done so much for Arizona: Alison Levine, Mary Jo West, Erma Bombeck, Josefina Franco, Maria Garcia, Margaret Injasoulin, Bridgie Porter. Mary Jo West was introduced by Jana Bommersbach. Mary Jo had many supporters in the audience, including Historymaker Bill Shover.
So good to see Historymaker Erma Bombeck honored with introduction from her son Andy.
Video of Erma Bombeck with son Andy narrating

Mistress of Ceremonies Jana Bommbersbach introduces Mary Jo West

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Creating Memories on Historical League tours

Peach Bellinis with Renee Donnelly
Having fun on Historical League tour to historic SE Arizona! With 40 on the trip, it was a wonderful time to visit with other members, meet new members and learn a lot of history.

Always glad to have Chris driving our bus

Deb Hester

John Garbaciak
Mary Garbaciak

Pat Faur, Barb Ziehler, Susan Howard

Ruth McLeod and Cathy Shumard

Through the Looking Glass
Carolyn Mendoza, Delores Tomasek, Mary Parker

Zona Lorig with Susan Dale

Jan Murray photo bombing Clede Gorrell