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Weekend Wake-Up Hour Driven by Sanderson Ford

Tovrea CastleStart your mornings off with Rosie on the House as we talk with the folks at Tovrea Castle! Learn why someone built a Castle in the middle of the desert in the late 1920's and why it's still here today.!

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Outdoor Living Hour - Notes from the Nursery

Rosie on the House Nursery Notes

Now that it's time to start growing your #VegetableGarden, tune-in and find out how to give your veggies the best head start this year!

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Homeowner Topic: Open Lines 

The lines, email and text are open for your DIY questions! 

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Homeowner Topic: 8 Arizona Garden Sights to See Before You Landscape

If you've been thinking of redesigning your desert landscape, we suggest taking a look at your options. Learn about different places around Arizona where you can view and learn about all different types of cactus, agaves, aloes and other desert flora that might work in your yard.

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7:00AM - The Arizona Hour/History Of Tovrea Castle & Staycations

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President of the Tovrea Castle Society Tamera Zivic talks about the history of Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights

Story starts with F.L. & Lizzie Warner's homestead on 160 desert acres in 1907.

1928, Alessio Carraro dreamed of a resort destination and housing area called Carraro Heights.  The castle was designed as a hotel.  

1931, Alessio sold the castle and acreage to E.A. Tovrea and wife Della.

Alessio opened a rock zoo (Carraro Grotto) in Yarnell, AZ.

Talks about the construction of the castle.  Without building plans, completed  in 14 months.

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Explains why and how the city of Phoenix purchased the property and castle.

Castle needed refurbishing, updated to code and for the first time installed A/C.

How the Tovrea Carraros Society formed to run events and tours of the castle.

Decendents of the former owners of the castle are members of the society.

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Discussion of the Tovrea family who lived in the castle and some of the stories.

One of the Tovreas was portrayed in the movie 'The Great Escape'.  And the connection to O'hare Airport in Chicago.

Explains how E.A. Tovrea came to Arizona.  When he passed away, Della lived in the castle until she passed away.

Open to the public for tours.

Truths and myths about happenings at the castle.

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8:00AM - Outdoor Living: Notes from the Nursery with Jay Harper

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9:00AM - Open Lines

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10:00AM - Arizona Garden Sites To See Before You Plant Your Landscape

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