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People in the news 8.19.11

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




“The Heyday of Children’s Bookselling” by SHEILA WILENSKY appeared in Publishers Weekly (July 18, 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.