“A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours.” – John B. Priestly
“The weather outside is frightful…” no, not here! I just returned from Alexandria, VA. You can stroll to nearby wonderful restaurants or with a more vigorous walk or Uber ride, find yourself in charming Old Town and its wharf area. I had the brisk experience of temperatures in the 20s and 30s. So while I am happy to bundle up with my trusty LL Bean outdoor wear for a visit, there’s no place like home, Tucson! Snow or no, I wish you all have a great Holiday Season! Here is a sampling of things to do in Tucson this month:
Snoopy at the Live Theatre Workshop Based on the beloved Peanuts comic strip by Charles Schulz. Shows through December 29th.
The Department of Labor’s latest jobs report showed the main unemployment rate holding steady at just 3.7% in November. There has been great volatility on Wall Street as investors assess the impact of global trade war, rising interest rates and a possibly slowing economy. Josh Boak of the Washington Post reported that the Institute for Supply Management’s services index rose, suggesting “that the U.S. expansion — in the middle of its 10th year — should continue, despite signs of a global slowdown and concerns about a trade war escalating between the United States and China.” “U.S. manufacturers expanded at a faster pace in November as new orders surged, a positive sign for domestic economic growth heading into 2019.”
Tucson economic growth expected to be strong through 2019 Our Arizona economic guru Dr. George Hammond, director of UA’s Eller research center, shared his latest economic outlook and insights. “We’ve been building up momentum in Tucson over the last couple of years… Construction in Tucson has really started to rebound… Overall, I think Tucson is really on track to generate significant job growth in 2019 — some of the fastest we’ve seen in a decade.”
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