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March is Poison Prevention Month and the Golder Ranch Fire District is asking you to be informed about potential poisoning hazards in your home. A poison can be considered to be any substance that may hurt you if used in the wrong way, in the wrong amount, or by the wrong person. Here are some points of consideration to keep you and your loved ones safe.
Every spring IMPACT of Southern Arizona coordinates Family/Youth Day, a free, family-friendly event. “We want to put on a fun-filled day of activities and provide information about the many wonderful local organizations and services available to families,” says Program Manager Michele Santorelli.
February is Heart Health Month so let’s take advantage of the fabulous southern Arizona weather, and get moving! Regardless of your age or athletic ability, there are things that you can do to build exercise into your daily routine. Here are a few suggestions that may help you to keep your heart healthy.
Wheel alignment is important for proper vehicle performance and handling, especially on newer vehicles. Improper wheel alignment can also cause dramatically faster tire wear.
As the temperature outside drops, families take to the indoors to keep safe and warm. What they may not realize is that turning up the heat can increase the risk of home heating fires.
Can you see clearly in the distance while driving your vehicle at night, especially in Tucson which has fewer street lights than most big cities? Having dirty or cloudy headlights can reduce the light they produce by 95 percent.
Does the idea of time travel intrigue you? Are you interested in a good love story and the idea of a magical boat that can transport you four hundred years into the future? If so you will love The Gypsy Trilogy.
Please join us for the IMPACT of Southern Arizona Golf Classic on Jan. 30, 2015. The event is dedicated in memory of Bob Richards, a passionate supporter of IMPACT of Southern Arizona and past Board member and president. We will have a great day of golf at the beautiful del Lago Golf Club in Vail.
Do you have any one on a tight budget that you need to find a gift for this season? We all do, so here’s a suggestion—a maintenance gift certificate from Hardin Brothers Automotive. Many of us forgo needed maintenance which leads to higher repair bills and safety issues. Give them peace of mind for the holidays with a gift certificate from Hardin Brothers Automotive.
When Gertrude writes her book, hoping to change the future, she never imagines the repercussions that will come from it. Loki, the Norse trickster god, is sending her messages over YouTube, calling her a witch and causing her fans to turn away. But in the background of one of these posts a familiar face grabs Gertrude’s attention – a child who bears a striking resemblance to her own baby who died years before.
IMPACT of Southern Arizona’s Holiday Adopt-a-Child is underway. Gifts will be provided to 200-225 local low-income children, newborn to eighteen years old, to make their holiday season extra special. You can be part of this project. For each child you adopt, you will receive his or her personalized wish list which will include clothing items and two toys. We ask that you purchase new items and plan to spend between $50-$75 per child. Gifts will need to be wrapped and brought to IMPACT of Southern Arizona in mid-December.
Every year, the Washington Post ranks the nation’s most challenging schools. While Tucsonans might not be surprised to hear that a local school has consistently ranked in the top 25 in the nation, they may be surprised when they hear that this top ranked school is Accelerated Learning Laboratory, a small charter school nestled away on the northwest side of town.
As a local travel agent, I am often asked about good places to travel. When it comes to making those recommendations, I always look at cost, special events, travel time and if the food and fun are worth the time. One recommendation for travelers in March would be to visit San Miguel De Allende.
Did you know that your smile is a reflection of your self-esteem and confidence? It is so important to have that great smile and confidence especially at times when you are interviewing for a job you want and need. Hiding a smile is just as noticeable to your potential employers.
By reading ‘Gypsy’s Quest’ you will find out the truth behind Gypsy, the magical boat, and her turquoise-eyed skipper, Kafir. Sail into Norse worlds that defy imagination and discover what happens when the dwarf king, Hreidmar, falls in love with Gertrude and what this means for her quest. Will she escape his wiles or will she succumb to the charming dark-haired man with the hazel eyes who flatters her?
Working smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention campaign, “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!”
IMPACT of Southern Arizona, in partnership with the Pima County Small Business Commission, is hosting a Business Resource Fair to learn about local businesses and services on Saturday, October 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Coronado K-8 school. Similar to their Youth Day held each spring, the family-friendly event will include informational booths, food, music, and inflatables for the kids. Drop by and discover the business services available just outside your back door. The Pima County Small Business Commission will hold their monthly meeting at the school, prior to the fair from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. The public is welcome to attend the meeting and meet the members.
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico is one of the most glorious, sought after cities in the world, and a UNESCO heritage site, preserving its Spanish colonial charm for over 500 years. I visit there frequently and I like to time my visit around Palm Sunday. On the Friday before Palm Sunday, the residents celebrate the “Sorrowful Virgen” evening, an event unique to San Miguel. This event is to honor Mary, the mother of Jesus, as she contemplates the ultimate death of her son in the coming week. Regardless of your religious beliefs, this is a memorable day.
September is National Preparedness Month. Are you and your family prepared for a major disaster? Disasters like Hurricane Katrina and 9/11 have put the issue of preparedness at the forefront but most people still confess that they have not taken the necessary steps to empower themselves with the essential materials needed to survive for up to 72 hours. Golder Ranch Fire District would like to charge the public with the task of creating a 72-hour Preparedness Kit for their families.
Choosing a dentist for yourself and family can be very stressful. The dentists and dental team at Creative Smiles Dentistry in North Tucson want to provide you with some information and advice to help you find the dentist that is right for you and your family. Consider the following questions when you interview dental offices:
Yes, the readers of Conde Nast Traveler (2014) rated San Miguel, Mexico the No. 1 place to visit out of the top 25 cities in the world. Can you imagine that it beat out amazing cities like Paris, Rome, Sydney, Prague, Charlston, Kyoto, etc.? Why did the readers rate it so highly? They based their decision on “its great atmosphere, excellent restaurants, culture and ambiance galore!” I can attest to the rating as it is by far my most interesting city and I return to it frequently. And you can too - just come with me on my next trip in March 2015 and you will also know why this city is at the top of the list.
What happens when a coyote falls in love with a human woman? What if he could become human? Follow Coyote as he pursues his dream, falling into a trap set by the shaman he meets one night. Yes, he can shape-shift but he cannot remain in human form once he falls asleep!
The team members at Whole Foods Market are part of our community and they are passionate about supporting the local causes that are important to their shoppers and neighbors. Each store donates food to area food banks and shelters. Then several times a year, their stores also hold community giving days (otherwise known as “5% Days”) where five percent of that day’s net sales are donated to one chosen local nonprofit or educational organization.
Many patients ask, “Why do I need a crown?” A dentist may recommend a crown for you to help strengthen a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining to hold the filling, protect cracked teeth from breaking and restore one that’s already broken. Crowns also cover a dental implant (tooth root replacement). Crowns are also great options for covering discolored, stained teeth.
When the temperature outside is rising over 100 degrees, the temperature inside vehicles will be scorching. Golder Ranch Fire District reminds the public never to leave a child unattended in the car.
IMPACT of Southern Arizona, formerly Catalina Community Services, is a beneficiary of El Tour de Tucson again this year. Here’s a great opportunity to support IMPACT of Southern Ari- zona and help raise funds. Are you planning on riding in El Tour de Tucson this year? Have a friend or family member who is? Riders can collect pledges, family and friends can sponsor a rider, or you can become a corporate sponsor.
During the summer months, many Pima County residents find relief from the heat by enjoying their pools. Most gatherings revolve around community and backyard pools. The following may help heighten your awareness around water and keep you and your loved ones safe while swimming.
Creative Smiles Dentistry is happy to announce that we have created a mission statement that reflects the type of dental practice we strive to become:
A steering committee made up of members of Pio Decimo Center, Impact of Southern Arizona, and Amphitheater Public Schools is bringing the Bridges out of Poverty initiative to Southern Arizona as an effective catalyst for reducing poverty. Based on the research of Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D., and Philip E. DeVol, it has been utilized in over 70 communities around the country who have seen evidence of its effectiveness in decreased unemployment and homelessness, increased income, pursuit of post-secondary education, and increased sense of empowerment.
Summer is here, and many of our patients want a whiter smile for the season. There are many whitening options available, so we wanted to dedicate this article to discussing the whitening options that our office offers.
Summertime is a great time for parties and family get-togethers. As the weather heats up many families avoid cooking and Little Caesars friendly staff is here to help. We are here serving up delicious pizza, mouth-watering Caesar wings and Crazy Bread with Crazy Sauce. The combinations are endless.
Did you know that 17 percent (2010) of Pima County residents are unable to provide enough food to feed the household?
Little Caesars can get your celebration off to a great start and feed small and large groups.
If you are interested in a pre-owned vehicle, Golf Cars of Arizona shops carefully to provide our customers with the best available. Our used cars are different from our competitors as 95 percent of them have new heavy duty batteries that we feel is critical to a used car preforming well. When comparing car prices batteries are an $800 to $1,000 expense. We offer up to a one year warranty on cars we have certified.
Q: Why do I need to have a cleaning at least every 6 months?
We’re different from a clothing store! We’re a community clothing bank, serving area individuals and families in need. As a program of IMPACT of Southern Arizona (formerly Catalina Community Services), our customers qualify based on their income and needs.
Regular maintenance is the best way to avoid costly repairs. The certified technicians at Hardin Brothers Automotive perform a free 28-point courtesy check along with a regular maintenance service. It’s the least expensive way to avoid finding yourself on the side of the road that we know about.
Creative Smiles Dentistry wants to thank everyone who came to our Open House Event back in February. It was a great turn out and we are so glad to have met the community. We also want to thank everyone for nominating us for Best New Business of the Northwest. We are so honored and thrilled.
It’s that time of year again – spring cleaning has begun. Our staff at Little Caesars Pizza understands that you are hard at work packing away your winter gear and throwing open the windows to let in all that fresh air.
On April 17, 2012 Golf Cars of Arizona changed hands with the previous owners retiring and new young owners taking over. There were many plans developed to enhance the customer experience and grow the business to a more complete full service golf car company.
April 9 is Arizona Gives Day, a day for all Arizonans to come together to show support for nonprofits across the state and in our community. Hosted by the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and the Arizona Grantmakers Forum. From 12 am to 11:59 pm, donors will go online, connect with causes they care about and make a tax-deductible donation.
Question: Why is it important to separate my recycling items and to rinse out plastic bottles/cans?
Come in and check out the unique selection of cards at Mail Well Shipping. A new selection of Leanin’ Tree cards has just arrived. It is the perfect time to pick up a box set with 20 assorted designs. Customers can choose from more than eight different box sets like Laughing Bear Art by Jeffrey Severns or the Cowgirlin’ by Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey.
Regular maintenance is the best way to avoid costly repairs. The certified technicians at Hardin Brothers Automotive perform a free 28-point courtesy check along with a regular maintenance service. It’s the least expensive way to avoid finding yourself on the side of the road that we know about. Our service advisors go over the results of your courtesy check and explain what was found, what needs to be done and when, and estimate the cost of any repairs or services needed.
Creative Smiles Dentistry wants to thank everyone who came to our Open House Event back in February. It was a great turn out and we are so glad to have met the community. We also want to thank everyone for nominating us for Best New Business of the Northwest. We are so honored and thrilled!
Maintaining your investment is a key factor in extending the life of your golf car and increasing your resale value. Golf Cars of Arizona’s service department works on all makes and models of golf cars with a large selection of parts to ensure a quick turnaround. If you play golf more than four times a week, your golf car requires service twice yearly. All golf cars should be serviced yearly just like a car. Golf cars have lubrication points and on-board computers. Routine service makes them last longer and increases their life. Our Catalina store also has an on-site upholstery shop to recover seats, build enclosures, and repair tears in existing seats. Be sure to ask about our Southern Arizona’s Best Deal on batteries.
There’s no such thing as a free lunch, unless you enter for a chance to win free HOT-N-READY Lunch Combos for a year! You could win one of more than 500 prizes including free HOT-N-READY Lunch Combos for a year, a tablet or a gift card for a free HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo*.
Golder Ranch Fire District EMS Membership is a way to protect you and your loved ones from the unexpected cost of emergency ambulance transport. The current Arizona Department of Health Services regulated cost of an emergency transport in Golder Ranch Fire District is well beyond $1,000. Depending on your insurance plan the cost of ambulance transportation may not be covered fully. When this occurs (or if you are uninsured) you will be responsible for the remainder of the fees from the ambulance transport. Golder Ranch has implemented an EMS Membership Program that has been approved by the Arizona Department of Health Services, that offers you protection from those fees. It will cover you and any other household members for ambulance transportation to the hospital for just $75 per household per year.
Did you know the new improved Catalina Transfer Station is open to the public?