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Three Mountain View football players have been held out of action while the Arizona Interscholastic Association continues to investigate allegations of improper conduct. The case was discussed during an executive session of the regularly scheduled AIA meeting last week.
(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.
Marana High School, in the Marana Unified School District, announces Camron Dozier to serve as interim head girls basketball coach.
The Y is so much more than a gym. The Y is committed to changing lives by providing a community that is not only focused on fitness, but also on strengthening our Tucson community, living a healthier life, and spending time together as a family. Whatever reasons Y members have for joining, they find the motivation and guidance needed to reach their fitness goals and nurture their well-being.
Join the Tucson Rough Riders for the 21st Annual Trail Dust Days, October 16-19, featuring a weekend of 4-WD fun and games at Catalina State Park with off-road runs, a raffle, games, food, and camping. There will be day runs on Friday and Saturday, catered dinner Saturday evening, poker rally Saturday night, and a raffle Sunday morning.
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.
We all know that education is a life-long experience – we can all learn something new every day.
The Picture Rocks Community Center Hiking Club has adopted its itinerary for the coming season, with emphasis on exploration. The PRCC van will leave the community center, located at 5615 N. Sanders Road, at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, to visit the “ghost town” ruins of the SASCO smelter, which closed in 1919.
It’s that time of year again, when outdoor enthusiasts take to campsites for weekends outdoors. And what sports fan ever turned down an opportunity for tailgating before the big game?
This was a busy summer for Mountain View High School’s Justice Summerset. The junior attended five football camps, competed in three Junior Olympic track meets and met with some college coaching staffs. He won a national title, got a jump on some academic work, but most importantly, got to spend some time with his father.
(BPT) - The fall months are a great time for families to enjoy the great outdoors with the changing of colors and much cooler temperatures. If you don’t already have a fall escape weekend planned, you might want to consider scheduling one soon.
(BPT) - As the less structured and sun-filled summer days come to an end, many households across the country are preparing for football camps, practices and the start of the season. Coaches are dusting off their playbooks, schools and leagues are prepping the fields, and parents are adjusting their schedules to make time to attend games and scrimmages.
(NAPSI)—If you think the Girl Scouts of today are just about camping and cookies, you’re in for a big surprise; fun, new experiences are the main focus.
(BPT) - Imagine feeling suddenly sad, angry, alone, confused and worried, without really understanding why. This is how 75 percent of grieving children claim they feel after losing a loved one, according to the National Alliance for Grieving Children. While the journey to acceptance of a loss is difficult for everyone, a child’s limited ability to understand death can make his or her way of grieving much more difficult. Children of all ages grieve differently than adults, and hospice professionals can provide the help they need.
The University of Arizona Wildcats soccer team began the 2014 campaign on Wednesday, one face that was happier than most for the start of the season and for the daily two-a-day sessions was sophomore Paige Crouch.
(BPT) - Nearly everyone has had experience with insect bites or stings. Whether it was a mosquito bite while on a camping trip or a wasp sting while gardening, these bites can be painful, and itch for days.
It’s been years since Desert Winds Elementary and Picture Rocks Intermediate Schools were open for summer school.
(NAPSI)—There’s good news for those who enjoy outdoor activities. By taking a few simple steps, they can help protect the environment from invasive pests and the damage they can cause.
In responding to the letter in the July 16 issue of the Explorer, let me begin by saying how humorous the piece would have been had the writer not been serious in what he correctly referred to as “venting.” His problem? Being continually ticketed by the Oro Valley police for exceeding the speed limit, which he did not deny doing. What am I missing here?
1. Israel says it will hold fire in most of Gaza for seven hours
(BPT) - Whether your kids are off to summer camp, you’re gearing up for back-to-school, there is snow on the ground or flowers are blooming, you may find yourself dealing with a case of head lice. An estimated 6 million to 12 million head lice infestations occur each year in the United States alone, most commonly among children 3 to 11 years old, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since head lice move by crawling and are mainly spread by head-to-head contact, children in close quarters are often the main form of transportation for these tiny, wingless critters.
Joyce Rychener helps Mikayla Moose, 11, middle, and Jaden Dorf, 6, find the beat and play a little music during the Town of Oro Valley’s Art at the Ranch summer camp. The camp runs Monday through Friday from 7 to 10 a.m. at Steam Pump Ranch. Kids staying longer are shuttled to the town’s aquatic center.
Kids participating in Oro Valley’s Art at the Ranch summer camp paint horseshoes. Last week’s theme was horses, while this week’s theme is reptiles and next week’s theme will be insects.