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Efforts were successful in the 2012 Bag-a-Thon as 70,000 pounds of food has been collected.
Ken Blanchard, the Oro Valley resident who seven years ago, initiated the town’s Bag-a-Thon food drive, has packed up and moved to Tempe after being promoted within the financial company Edward Jones.
Bring food to feed others, and fill your own tummy while you’re at it.
Some said it couldn’t be done, that his goals were unrealistic.
In August 2012 the Interfaith Community Services Food Bank assisted more than 1,900 households. With fall and the holidays approaching, the number of people turning to the ICS Food Bank is expected to grow significantly.
Deborah Slabaugh is a longtime employee at Ventana Medical Systems, the Oro Valley company that creates instruments and re-agents for the detection of cancer.
Dave Perry/The Explorer, Deborah Slabaugh displays the contents and her Bag It!, a repository of records, business cards, notes and advice that helped her beat cancer first diagnosed in 2006. She is an assembler at Ventana Medical Systems, which is a sponsor of Bag It!
(Family Features) Brown bag lunches and back to school go hand in hand. As you're gearing up for the start of a new school year, it's the perfect time to stock the pantry with healthy sack lunch options and after school snacks, too.
Paper bag filled with vegetables
SaddleBrooke Community Outreach conducts its 12th-annual walk-a-thon on Saturday, Oct. 18.
The Oro Valley Police Department is teaming with Wal-mart and the Shred-It company to host a Shred-a-Thon on Saturday, June 27.
The Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD), in conjunction with National Dispose-A-Med Day, will hold a Dispose-A-Med event this Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Oro Valley Target Store, 10555 N. Oracle Road.
Pet Adopt-a-thon Month is an initiative developed by North Shore Animal League America that brings together international pet shelter and rescue communities in order to raise awareness about the plight of homeless pets worldwide and to find them loving and permanent homes. The 2012 Pet Adopt-a-thon included nearly 3,000 participating animal shelter and rescue groups in 50 states (plus Puerto Rico and DC) and 10 countries, resulting in more than 30,000 shelter pets being placed in permanent homes.The Hermitage will kick off their June adopt-a-thon month with their ”Black and Tan” special. For the first four weekends of the month, any black cat and tan tabby cat can be adopted together for just $40.00.Next, June 24 through 30 is the “9 Lives for $9.00” special. Any lucky cat over 9 months of age can go home with a new family for just $9.00.Finally, to find homes for the many playful and adorable kittens, The Hermitage is hosting a “Kitten Shower” June 29 and 30 in which the adoption fee for one kitten will be $15.00 and just $25 for two kittens.Executive Director Joe Sprague says, “The staff at The Hermitage is excited about our June adoption specials and we look forward to assisting each adopter with finding the perfect match for their living situation. All cats and kittens are spayed or neutered and vaccinated to ensure their optimum health.”For more information, contact Executive Director, Joe Sprague at 520-344-7288.**Note: The Hermitage will begin new adoption hours June 3. They are:Monday thru Tuesday – closed; Wednesday thru Friday - open 12:00 noon to 7:00 pm; Saturday thru Sunday - 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm.
It’s already on the calendar.
Courtesy of the Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona, The Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona's project of delivering gift-filled backpacks to area schools may be in jeopardy this year.
(BPT) - A well-packed bag may be especially helpful during a busy day. From a notebook for work, to clothes for after work, it helps to take the things you will need when you leave the house in the morning. Being prepared may help set the stage for your day. For more tips and tools to help you with organization, visit www.OrganizeYourStuffContest.com and enter the Organize Your Stuff contest for your chance to win a free space makeover.
Shop OV, the campaign intended to encourage local commerce, has more than 90 participating businesses, according to a mid-February update from Amanda Jacobs, economic development specialist for the town of Oro Valley.
In preparation for a second round of storms, the Town of Oro Valley and Golder Ranch Fire District are partnering to provide free sand bags for residents who may need to protect areas of their homes from storm runoff. Due to a limited number of sand bags, only Town of Oro Valley residents and/or residents within the Golder Ranch Fire District service area are eligible.
Eleven-year-old Hunter Lopez got up at 2 a.m. to start his day, although he admitted being so excited he barely slept.
(BPT) - Here’s a $1 million idea: making breakfast and lunch at home every day instead of dining out can potentially yield seven figures in retirement savings.
The massive gains made nationally by Republicans in 2010 differed from those in 1994 in several ways.