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Fifty-two businesses and four business leaders in Southern Arizona have been selected as finalists for the Tucson Metro Chamber Copper Cactus Awards presented by Wells Fargo.
The Tucson Mall is having a Diaper Derby on Saturday, July 19 at the Center Court from 1 to 3 p.m. Parents must donate diapers to register their children and will then receive a number to be pinned to their child’s diaper or outfit. Pre-registration is available by emailing the administrative address, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tucson Values Teachers and OfficeMax have partnered to shine a spotlight on individual teachers who bring that extra something special into the classroom. Tucson Values Teachers presented their May 2014 Teacher Excellence Award to Mellodie Stratman, special education teacher at Coyote Trail Elementary School in the Marana Unified School District. Ms. Stratman received the award, a $100 gift card from OfficeMax, and a Ben’s Bell.
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Tucson's first annual Color Dash 5K is a fun, all-ages run/walk taking place at Reid Park. It's billed as the best way to be crazy with friends, family, or imaginary people. You won't be timed, so there is no pressure to hurry and get ‘er done. Walking is totally acceptable. Participants get blasted with a magical color powder, custom manufactured and produced in the United States and made from food-grade quality cornstarch using an advanced manufacturing process that has been custom developed for the Color Vibe Race Series. It is non-toxic, is 100% safe, and also biodegradable. At least 500 participants are expected and 100% of sponsorships goes to benefit Ben's Bells Kindness Programs.Besides getting the most colorful experience of your life in this awesome 5k, you'll also receive a super cool Color Vibe shirt, and swag bag with lots of cool stuff.
Streetcar Celebration: Destination Main Gate Square to be held on Jan. 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. is the first of several streetcar celebrations to promote merchants, restaurants & attractions along the line. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Streetcar.
Tucson shopping centers Park Place and Tucson Mall will open at 6 a.m. on Black Friday, Nov. 29, the biggest shopping day of the year. Holiday sales in the U.S. are expected to increase 3.9 percent to $602.1 billion, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey. Additionally, early birds and those walking off a big meal are welcome to visit the many stores that will be open by 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
Students made not only a lot of noise, but also a loud statement as they popped balloons at the Stomp Out Bullying event at Marana High School last week.
Diamond Ventures's annual El Tour 10K and 5K Adventure Run/Walk along the Rillito River Trail benefits Ben's Bells Project and starts/end at St. Gregory School.
The Children’s Museum Tucson is celebrating literacy during the month entire of September. The Museum will be featuring specialized programming with hands-on educational activities that focus on the importance of literacy.
You ever hear the saying, “This is about as much fun as watching snails race?” Well “Turbo,” the latest flick from DreamWorks Animation, is literally about a racing snail. It’s also about as fascinating as watching paint dry or watching grass grow. Sitting in the theater, you never feel like you’re observing an animated feature from the edgy, satirical, pop-culture savvy folks at DreamWorks. You feel like you’re watching a cartoon with a thin premise on Nickelodeon. In other words, save your time, save your money, and stream it for the kids when it’s on Netflix in several months.
Fifth-grade students from the Amphitheater School District formed the Ben's Bells "be kind" logo at Copper Creek Elementary School last week.
More than 1,000 kids and adults of all ages and abilities on bikes and on foot joined “Grey’s Anatomy” star Patrick Dempsey and top American pro cyclist Tom Danielson at the free Ride On, Tucson! bike party in Armory Park on Sunday, Jan. 20.
Marana student leaders are looking to make a difference in their schools, having recently participated in the Bonstingl Leaders for the Future 2012 Marana Youth Leadership Summit on Thursday.
The smell of spring is in the air, which means it’s time to bring the whole family to the inaugural Main Gate Fine Art Festival in the historic Main Gate Square shopping district. This year’s art extravaganza will showcase around 30 artists from across the region along with food, music and fun on Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sun Tran announces new bus stop in Oro Valley
Oro Valley Police Chief Danny Sharp speaks to the students at Immaculate Heart of Mary School Monday morning. Sharp, Oro Valley Mayor Satish Hiremath, and Ben's Bells founder Jeannette Mare spoke to the students in the wake of the Jan. 8 shooting speaking about civility. "Choose to be kind," said Hiremath.
One year ago, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head during a Congress on Your Corner event at the Safeway on Ina Road.
Tucson, Ariz - Student-athletes at the University of Arizona will be participating in various community service projects throughout the week of Jan. 8-15. This week-long event, organized by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, will allow a variety of UA teams to give back to the community.
Before the paramedics, policemen and firefighters responded to the tragic shooting at Safeway last Jan. 8, another group of responders were already working frantically to save lives.
Roll's family uplifted by outpouring of support