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(Family Features) Date night doesn't have to require reservations at an overpriced restaurant or an over-the-top production. You can easily turn your own home into the perfect romantic setting for a special night you both deserve.
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.
“We pay tribute to the nearly 3,000 innocent lives taken 13 years ago in the worst act of terrorism committed on American soil.
“On this tragic anniversary, we honor the memories of the victims, reflect on the heroism of our fellow Americans and recognize the unfaltering resilience of our nation. We will never forget the brave passengers of United Flight 93; the men and women who lost their lives on the planes and at the World Trade Center and Pentagon; and the first responders who sacrificed their lives to save strangers. We also should remember the millions of Americans across this nation who came together in prayer, pride and patriotism – standing strong in the face of such evil. Our nation’s response to that fateful day, as well as that of our freedom loving friends and allies who stood with America, is a solemn but important reminder that liberty will always conquer tyranny, and that we must remain vigilant in protecting our values and our people.
“This day is a further reminder that terrorism persists throughout the world, as we also remember the four Americans murdered on September 11, 2012, in the barbaric attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya. As always, special recognition is due for the men and women of our nation’s armed forces who have fought, and who continue to fight, to defend the United States against enemies of freedom. We forever honor and support our military in their noble and just mission, and we are eternally grateful for their service and sacrifice.
“I have ordered that flags be flown at half-staff over the State Capitol and all state public buildings and institutions from sunrise until sunset on September 11, 2014. I encourage all individuals, businesses and other organizations to join in this tribute.”
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.
On Labor Day weekend, Club Congress packs 37 local, national, and international acts into four days for the ten-year anniversary of HOCO FEST, also known as Tucson's oldest indoor/outdoor, multimedia festival with good eats and great drinks.
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.
(NewsUSA) - Let's face it. For many people, getting older has less to do with chasing the almighty dollar, and more to do with enjoying special moments with friends and family.
(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.
(BPT) - When planning a wedding, you’ll receive plenty of advice via to-do lists in bridal magazines, from friends and coworkers who’ve already been through the wedding process and even from professionals in the industry who have helped many couples achieve their “I dos.”
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.
1. Belgium knocks the U.S. out of the World Cup
(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
Thursday, June 5
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.