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Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge #2815 expressed its appreciation to local firefighters for the valuable service they provide to the community on the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Members of the lodge prepared and delivered turkey dinners with all the trimmings to eight fire stations in the Golder Ranch Fire District and two in the Mountain Vista Fire District. These dedicated men and women provide service to Catalina, Oro Valley, SaddleBrooke and southern Pinal County.
The Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona (CIUA) is excited to present the third Annual Chinese Culture Festival September 20-28, 2014 in Tucson, AZ. This year is the tenth anniversary of the establishment of Confucius Institutes around the world. We will join other Confucius Institutes to hold a Confucius Institute Day as the opening of the 2014 CIUA Chinese Culture Festival. Special lectures on Chinese concepts of time and on Confucius as an historical figure will be presented by faculty from the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona. The theme of this year’s Festival is “Health Promotion and Wellness.” In addition to our annual language competition, culture exhibition, concert, and Chinese martial arts demonstration, we will present a special Chinese food therapy dinner lecture, a professional workshop on traditional Chinese medicine, and a lecture on acupuncture and health by faculty from leading universities of Chinese medicine in China. Tucsonans are guaranteed a rich cultural experience; Last year, over 3000 Arizonans participated in the CIUA Chinese Culture Festival.
There are no official days to fly the flag in August.
1. Egypt's proposed three-day cease-fire begins in Gaza
(Family Features) Sriracha, a Thai hot sauce made from fresh red chilies, has become a new obsession throughout the nation as Americans crave heat in a big way.
(NAPSI)—Citizens of Morocco are marking a period of significant change and progressive developments. July 30th marks the 15th anniversary of King Mohammed VI ascending to the throne.
This year marks STOUFFER’S® 40th anniversary of providing delicious French Bread Pizza that’s made for families to love. (NAPS)
Approximately 100 people attended the annual Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge #2815 Flag Day ceremony in SaddleBrooke on June 12.
(Family Features) The Big Ten, the nation's oldest collegiate conference, is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor by highlighting its 2014 class of honorees. Twenty-four student-athletes from 17 different sports received the honor, the first established award in intercollegiate athletics to demonstrate support for the educational emphasis placed on athletics.
(Family Features) Popular in restaurants across the country, Brazilian — or churrasco-style — barbecue is making a move to the backyard, as cited in the McCormick Flavor Forecast® 2014: Grilling Edition. It’s a natural fit for patio gatherings, especially those cheering on a team during soccer’s biggest tournament.
It is the 50th anniversary of the American Youth Soccer Organization, better known as AYSO, and part of that celebration is the organization’s bi-annual national tournament. An All-Star team from Oro Valley will be competing in the event over the Fourth of July weekend.
The Tempest will head to California to compete in the AYSO National Tournament and 50th Anniversary celebration. The team poses before practice at Riverfront Park. Coach Lawrence Brady, left, Amber Keith, Sophie Vaskovic, Kira Alderman, Taylor Seitz, Caitlin Brady, Autumn Barnett, Annika Busby, Taylor Larsen, Courtney Buckwalter, Maddie Garnand, Gemma DeSimone, Ines Studer, Coach Chris DeSimone. Not Pictured: Vanessa Molina, Hailey Hutchins, Krystin Vidal, Chloe Elmer.
1. World leaders commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day
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1. Sen. Thad Cochran's GOP primary battle appears headed for a runoff
Official days to fly the flag in June are: Flag Day/Army Day – Saturday, June 14; Fathers’ Day – Sunday, June 15.
It can be all too easy to resort to television and other passive entertainment when you’re looking to fill a long afternoon with the kids. But encouraging your kids to use their imaginations is a much better use of their time.
Official days to fly the flag in May are: Mothers’ Day, Sunday, May 11, Thursday, May 15, Peace Officers Memorial Day (1/2 staff), Saturday, May 17, Armed Forces Day and on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, (1/2 staff until noon).
It’s no wonder that genealogy is one of the most popular topics on the Internet -- family history can be fascinating, and learning more about it is an excellent vehicle for generating conversation and fostering inter-generational bonds.
(NAPSI)—To many, the origins of one of the world’s most iconic handcrafted bourbons reflect the spirit of America and the realization of the American dream. That bourbon, Maker’s Mark®, is now the inspiration for a special work of art created by renowned artist Dale Chihuly. The artwork, entitled “The Spirit of the Maker,” commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Bourbon Revolution and pays tribute to Bill Samuels, Sr., and his wife Margie, the founders of the company. Sixty years ago, Bill and Margie decided to create a bourbon that tasted good and would not “blow your ears off,” the measure by which bourbons were judged at the time; a bourbon that would appeal to bourbon and non-bourbon drinkers alike. Unknowingly, their handcrafted creation, made with soft red winter wheat instead of the traditional rye, served as the shot that started a Bourbon Revolution, transforming bourbon from a “commodity” to a premium handcrafted spirit, and giving rise to the modern era of bourbon. “The Spirit of the Maker” is situated in a rack house filled with aging bourbon barrels. Its overhead canopy features countless pieces of glass; a kaleidoscope of shapes and colors including deep browns and vibrant ambers emblematic of the bourbon, crystal blues representative of the Distillery’s spring-fed lake, and rich reds illustrative of the iconic red wax into which each bottle is hand dipped. The installation is on permanent display at the Maker’s Mark Distillery in Loretto, Ky. To learn more, visit www.makersmark.com/distillery.
(StatePoint) It’s no wonder that genealogy is one of the most popular topics on the Internet -- family history can be fascinating, and learning more about it is an excellent vehicle for generating conversation and fostering inter-generational bonds.
1– Bring the entire family to the old-fashioned Pima County Fair featuring exhibits, food, stage concerts, and other live entertainment, carnival rides, educational exhibits, and a gem and mineral show. Details: 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, April 17-27; Pima County Fairgrounds, 11300 S. Houghton Road; $8, $3 ages 6-10, $5 parking; 762-9100.
(NAPSI)—Here’s an inspiring look at how one former soldier went from adversity to personal victory: Retired Staff Sgt. Paul Roberts is a two-time Warrior Games medalist, a father of two, a federal employee and a proud member of the U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2).
Despite that fact that we are in the year 2014, one of the issues that continues to be debated is abortion. While I understand the moral debate, believe me I have my thoughts on it, I don’t understand why it continues to be discussed and debated by lawmakers.