JONATHAN ROTHSCHILD, Democratic candidate for mayor of Tucson, has released a 180-Day Work Plan focusing on jobs and economic development, “safe, vital neighborhoods,” an open government initiative and plans to develop green industries. To read a copy of the plan, go to www.jonathanfor mayor.com.
“The Heyday of Children’s Bookselling” by SHEILA WILENSKY appeared in Publishers Weekly (July 18, http://tinyurl.com/3mxdfxw). Wilensky, the assistant editor of the Arizona Jewish Post, owned Oz Children’s Bookstore in Southwest Harbor, Me. She holds a master of arts in teaching degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and has taught high school and college social science.
RONI CAPIN RIVERA-ASHFORD has won several Purple Dragonfly Book Awards for outstanding children’s books for “My Nana’s Remedies/ Los Remedios de mi Nana,” published by the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Press. Her book earned first place in the cultural diversity category, first place for family matters, and an honorable mention in the educational/instructional category.
KERI LAZARUS SILVYN has been named one of 10 finalists for the Athena Southern Arizona awards by the Arizona Small Business Association. She is a partner at Lewis and Roca and, says the ASBA, “is the visionary behind Imagine Greater Tucson” and chair of its board of directors.