Letter to the Editor: AZ Daily Star

The Academy Village Welcoming Group wrote a letter to the editor of the Arizona Daily Star commending them on the article on Academy Village/Altura in the April First, 2017 edition. However, they felt that one point one point requires clarification: “Our community does not attract just academics. The residents represent a wide range of backgrounds […]

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Senior Housing in Southeast Tucson. . .AZ Daily Star

“Senior Housing in Southeast Tucson getting New Housing Development“.  AZ Daily Star, Sunday, April 1.   “An academic senior village nestled in the Rincon Valley will soon have room to grow its unique population. The Academy Village was founded about 20 years ago by former University of Arizona President Henry Koffler with a vision to provide […]

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Living Well With Assistance: Vail Voice

Vail Voice (March, 2017, p. 35) published an article on considering Assisted Living for parents.  Written by Gary Fenstermacher, CEO of Academy Services Corporation, Gary begins with his own experiences:   “For many of us, the last thing we think about as we age is being elderly. As I recall my own middle age, I had little idea […]

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Vail Voice and Aging-In-Place

Gary Fenstermacher, resident and CEO of the Academy Services Corporation, authored an article on Aging-In-Place in Academy Village, focusing on the new Assisted Living building.  This building adds a second Villas residence for those who live in Academy Village as well as outside the village. The article was published in Vail Voice, Nov. 2016 (p. […]

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Tucson Becomes Unlikely Food Star According to the New York Times

The New York Times reported that he city of Tucson is the only city in the United States designated as a City of Gastronomy by UNESCO. . .see more

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Tucson named best “under-the-radar” food city in America

AZ Daily Star, July 12, 2016.    Tucson is in a list of five “oft-overlooked locales” that prove “top-tier dining isn’t just limited to New York and Los Angeles anymore.” A recent Wine Enthusiast article places Tucson at the top. see more

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Forward-Thinking Kemmerly of Miramonte homes

Arizona Daily Star: January, 17, 2016 In 1992, when Chris Kemmerly opened Miramonte Homes in the Tucson Market. . .more

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Retirees take shine to ‘power from the sun’

Arizona Daily Star Academy Village, an active adult community in southeast Tucson that focuses on lifelong learning and wellness, is working to be a regional leader in residential use of solar energy. Community-wide emphasis on “power from the sun” began in early 2009 when the Solar Initiatives Group, a group of Academy Village residents, began […]

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Photos, paintings and woodcarvings highlight Academy Village Art Show

Arizona Daily Star Visitors to the Academy Village — an active-adult community off Old Spanish Trail six miles southeast of Saguaro National Park East — are being offered a triple art treat: A painter, a photographer and a collector of Oaxacan carvings are featured in the Village Community Center’s Long Gallery starting Friday and running […]

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100-plus households will participate in community patio sale

Arizona Daily Star. Academy Village, a 55-and-older community at 13701 E. Old Spanish Trail, will hold a patio sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, with more than 100 households participating. More than 700 people browsed and bought at the community’s last sale in 2010. Organized by the village activities committee, this is the […]

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