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(StatePoint) While formal education may not begin until age five, those years preceding classroom learning are crucial to brain development. You can get your child started on the right path early on by encouraging learning whenever possible.
Two rezonings passed at the Jan. 20 Marana Town Council meeting, one with no opposition and another that was more controversial.
(BPT) - At 47 years old, a stroke was the last thing Brian Donlan of Babylon, New York, expected when he arrived at his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu workout. Feeling healthy and in shape, he was passionate about fitness and martial arts and frequently practiced at the dojo or competed in tournaments. But when the workout ended and he couldn’t stand or speak, he knew something was wrong.
(BPT) - Americans’ love affair with pets continues to grow with approximately 69 million households owning a pet, according to American Veterinary Medical Association. In fact, pet ownership has tripled since the 1970s, and today there are 74.1 million owned cats alone. Felines are great companion animals, but there is still a surprising amount of widely accepted misinformation about cats – and it’s causing a multitude of issues.
New York Times: A Nebraska research center is trying to use surgery and breeding to engineer cattle to better suit modern farm needs. The goal is to make animals that produce more offspring, yield more meat and cost less to raise.
Saguaro National Park is offering a variety of hikes and talks this winter that explore the park’s wonderful natural and cultural histories. Program listings also are available on the park’s website, www.nps.gov/sagu, or on Facebook. Interpretive programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Program schedules are subject to change; call the visitor centers for updates or reservations.
A federal judge in California issued a ruling earlier this week that overturned the state’s ban on foie gras, the intentionally fattened livers of geese and ducks, ushering in a new generation of foie fans in the Golden State.
Update, Jan. 16, 12:30 p.m.:
It's officially award show season and, while the awards won't be given out until Feb. 22, the Oscar nominations were released today.
The Golden Globes took over the small screen last night. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted celebrating, in Fey's words, "all the great television shows that we know and love as well as all the movies North Korea was OK with."
Happy New Year! We're pleased to announce an exciting spring season of events at the Poetry Center. Below is a sampling of what we've lined up for you, and you can learn more about the whole season by visiting our calendar of events.
(BPT) - Shocking statistics show that nearly three-quarters of the cats who enter our nation’s animal shelters each year, most of whom are free-roaming and un-owned, are killed. Fortunately, Americans’ love of animals doesn’t end with the pets that live in their homes; their care extends to the millions of cats who do not have owners and simply live throughout towns and cities. Across the country a growing number of communities are adopting humane ways to manage these populations and reduce the number killed in shelters.
In a recent meeting, the Marana Planning Commission approved a development plan and voted to recommend two rezoning requests, which will now go before the town council for final approval.
This week’s Marana Town Council meeting will have two main items, one controversial and one that, while very important, should be pass with little drama.
(NewsUSA) - As winter rolls around, most households are busy digging out their winter coats and firing up the woodstove. However, few people realize that as they gear up for festivities, pest invaders like rodents, cockroaches and nuisance wildlife are just one foundation crack, open utility pipe entry point or broken basement window away.
Now’s the time to gear up for the annual Tucson Gem & Mineral Show by attending the Desert Museum’s Mineral Madness event on Jan. 17 through Jan. 18. Attendees will want to spend some time viewing the Museum’s mineral collection in the Earth Sciences Center cave before heading to the gem and mineral showcase and sale in the Baldwin Education Building. The Desert Museum’s mineral collection is recognized as one of the most comprehensive regional collections in the world.
Marana resident Rhonda Banuelos used to live in Hawaii. Though she moved back to the main land, she has always kept the “aloha way” of treating your neighbors like friends and caring for your community.
Pima Animal Care Center has received a $4,000 grant from PetSmart Charities® and will use the money to host a three-day adoption event Jan. 2-4, 2015. The shelter’s goal is to place 200 dogs and cats into homes during the three-day New Year, New Friend Adoption Party event, and the PetSmart Charities grant makes it possible to have all adoption fees waived during the event.
(Family Features) Diets don’t work.
The change of the year is always a good time to take stock of the year past, and 2014 was a good year for Pima County.