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Just because the weather is cooler, doesn’t mean it’s time to hibernate. With the proper equipment, preparation and motivation, any time of year is the perfect time to get outdoors for an adventure. And you don’t have to look far for a great hike. Across the country, there are 59 gorgeous National Parks and thousands of state parks to choose from, comprising tens of thousands of miles of trails.
In an effort to keep the residents of Marana informed, the town has started a podcast. The podcast, started earlier this month, has already found an audience.
The Pima County Stadium District and M1 Baseball, LLC have finalized a deal to bring professional baseball to Kino Sports Complex in 2015.
Former CDO standout Shelley Duncan was named the manager of the Hillsboro Hops, the Single-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Duncan, who retired from baseball last year. He was set to be a volunteer assistant at the University of Arizona before taking the position within the Diamondbacks organization.
Two fortunate occurrences helped save Mary Jessie Herrera’s arm, and possibly her life, after being hit by two rounds from an AK-47 during an ambush in Iraq. Today, Herrera and the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes organization try to come in to aid combat-wounded veterans when they need it most.
(NAPSI)—The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 12 million children get lice annually. Children can be exposed to head lice during school outbreaks, playdates, sleepovers or camp. You would be hard pressed to find a school district that doesn’t see at least one case a year.
The award-winning January Series of Calvin College is coming to Tucson. From Jan. 7 through Jan. 27, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church will be one of 45 remote webcast locations worldwide to broadcast one of the nation’s leading lecture and cultural arts series.
(Family Features) This holiday season, create a welcoming environment for your guests. From getting your home ready for company to managing the many messes that come with a packed home, there are several cleaning tips to help you enjoy the fun at hand without the extra stress.
Saguaro National Park’s Tucson Mountain District (west) will offer a three-day Wilderness Camp for young people 10 to 14 years old. The dates for the camp are Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Dec. 27-29.
When an injury in December 2012 forced Robert Acosta to put his soccer dreams on hold, he returned from New York to his hometown of Tucson with five outfits, a couple training jerseys, and $18 to his name.
What were tears of sadness 10 days ago are now tears of joy for the Mullins family who was reunited with their four-month-old puppy, Mocha, today at the McDonald's in Marana.
(NAPSM)—Este verano, disfrutar de una golosina podría ser algo más que una simple gratificación, también podría ser una oportunidad para contribuir al futuro éxito de cientos de niñas. Eso es lo que dice Nestlé Crunch, que está colaborando con Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) en una nueva campaña para ayudar a que las niñas vayan al campamento de verano.
Saguaro National Park’s Tucson Mountain District (west) will offer a three-day Wilderness Camp for young people 10 to 14 years old. The dates for the camp are Saturday, Sunday, and Monday December 27-29, 2014.
(StatePoint) Whether you like to hibernate all winter or you enjoy hitting the slopes, don’t forget to be prepared for power outages, especially this year, as the “Old Farmer’s Almanac,” known for accurately forecasting weather since 1792, is calling for the “worst winter in years.”
(NAPSI)—A company that manufactures outerwear has created a campaign to honor everyday heroes.
(BPT) - Pay attention to the news headlines and you may be wondering if you and your loved ones are safe from unseen perils like germs, bacteria and viruses – even in your home. There are things you can do to protect your health but it’s also good to know where germs linger. Some of their hangouts may surprise you.
(BPT) - One of the best ways to celebrate the holidays is with a family gift – one that brings a couple or a family even closer.
Saguaro National Park will be joining national park units across the country in celebrating Veterans’ Day with fee-free entry into the park.
Over the past year, the town has committed to enhancing its signature events. We have recruited sponsors to help offset costs, put a team of staff and volunteers in place to plan and carry out the events and formed partnerships with civic organizations and homeowners associations to increase attendance.
The Society of Southwestern Authors has awarded Desert Times freelance writer Albert Vetere Lannon second place prize for his essay, “Easy Does It — An Aging Handbook,” and a third place prize for his poem, “Autumn at Kentucky Camp.”
Tucson celebrates Jesuit missionary Euesbio Francisco Kino as a revered person in local history. Fr. Kino, an Italian, arrived in the Southwest in March, 1699, following the Spanish conquistadores to Christianize the Indians. He was charismatic and energetic, bringing the Tohono O’odham grain seeds, livestock, fruit trees and vegetables -- and a forced change in a way of life lived for thousands of years. European crops joined the corn, beans and squash grown in the desert for thousands of years using intricate canal and mountain terraces to control water.
Drexel Heights Fire District has hired a new Fire Marshal to oversee the district’s Fire Prevention Division.
(StatePoint) Just because the weather is cooler, doesn’t mean it’s time to hibernate. With the proper equipment, preparation and motivation, any time of year is the perfect time to get outdoors for an adventure. And you don’t have to look far for a great hike. Across the country, there are 59 gorgeous National Parks and thousands of state parks to choose from, comprising tens of thousands of miles of trails.
It’s been interesting to check the mail over the last month. Instead of the regular junk mail and bills, we’ve seen a major influx of advertisements from candidates. It takes a couple of extra minutes each night to sift through the nonsense, and yes, it’s nonsense, before opening the bills and letters we actually check the mail for.
(Family Features) In a variety of situations, portable generators can supply temporary or remote electric power. From emergencies to recreational and construction activities, portable generators become a welcome addition to any instance when power is needed, yet not readily available.