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(Family Features) Handcrafted decor sets a festive tone throughout the house for all your holiday celebrations this season. Deck the halls with these spirited craft ideas from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores that transform your home into a holiday haven with cheerful color across the mantel, personalized gift tags, a whimsical use for ornaments and even a way to include your four-legged friends in the fun.
(BPT) - It’s going to be the party of the season. You know what to wear, but you haven’t a clue what to give as a hostess gift. As your calendar fills with holiday parties, finding the perfect gift for hosts and hostesses can be a challenge. Fortunately, it’s easy and affordable to personalize a gift basket or other holiday treat – just look to the bakery department in your local grocery store. From bagels and muffins paired with orange juice, to an assortment of cookies accompanied by hot cocoa, personalized creations are a welcome alternative to traditional gifts – ensuring the hostess has a gift worth waking up to!
As ballots continue to be counted, incumbent Democrat Ron Barber holds a slight lead over challenger Republican Martha McSally.
In a rematch of a razor-close 2012 congressional race, Democratic Congressman Ron Barber is in a fight for his political life against Republican challenger Martha McSally, a retired A-10 pilot who nearly beat him two years ago.
As he attempts to keep the Congressional District 2 seat in the Democratic column, Congressman Ron Barber has charged that Republican opponent Martha McSally will cut federal funding for education.
I am with Citizens for an Ethical Congress. We are concerned about corruption in the US Congress – such issues as insider trading, earmarks, extorting money from the private sector, collecting and spending campaign funds illegally, and a general lack of transparency. These issues are wide-spread through both the US House and the Senate and through both the Democrat and Republican parties. We have written 14 proposed reforms and have submitted them (numerous times), in the form of a questionnaire, to each of the 28 congressional candidates in Arizona. We are trying to interview each and to get their insights and positions on these reforms. To date, we have obtained a completed questionnaire from only four candidates: Chuck Wooten (CD-2), Gabriela Saucedo Mercer (CD-3), Mikel Weisser (CD-4), and Clair Van Steenwyck (CD-8). Each supported the proposed reforms and gave some thoughtful comments. We don’t know why any candidate should expect our votes if he/she won’t even respond to our concerns regarding unethical practices in Congress. The reforms and the four completed questionnaires are available at www.atimeforintegrity.com. We ask you to contact the candidates in your congressional district and challenge them to respond to these reforms.
Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson are exploring whether dietary interventions that extend lifespan increase or decrease immune defense against infection.
Ironwood Ridge High School
The band 30 Seconds to Mars will be performing Friday, November 29 at the Rialto Theatre. Doors open at 7pm with the show starting at 8pm.
After two decades in the music business, Martina McBride is starting over. Now signed to Republic Nashville, with new management (Clint Higham of Morris Artists Management), a new co-producer (Byron Gallimore), newly-spotlighted songwriting skills (she penned over half the songs on Eleven, her new CD), and a brand new spirit of accomplishment, Martina is swinging into high gear. And she couldn’t be more thrilled.
The Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission will host a debate for House of Representative and Senate candidates in Legislative District 9 at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4. The debate will be at the Pima Community College Downtown Campus located at 1255 N. Stone Avenue in Tucson.
Advance Wristbands are now on sale for $8 at Zia Records for the Tucson Weekly’s Fall Club Crawl taking place on Saturday, Oct 6. It’s Tucson’s largest Music Festival with more than 25 stages of live music and will feature one of the top touring indie bands, DeVotchKa playing at the Rialto Theatre 11:30-1 a.m. The band won a Grammy Award in 2006 for performing all the music for the hit movie “Little Miss Sunshine.” DeVotchKa returns to Tucson after playing for capacity crowds at both the 2010 HOCO Festival and at the Rialto Theatre in 2009.
Five candidates are competing to become the supervisor for District 1 in Pima County after current supervisor Ann Day steps down later this year.
In between trips to Washington, State Rep. Ron Barber is still managing to stay in tune with the constituents throughout CD8.
The CD8 special election was just the tip of the iceberg as election season pulls into full swing. Now we have new districts, a lot of races and plenty of candidates working to gain the advantage. It’s no secret that with every press release and every request, politicians are nothing short of self-serving. Candidates and their campaign managers are all about helping their cause, promoting a platform and working to outdo their opponents. Through this strategy, they have no problem using the media.
Jesse Kelly said he will not be running in Congressional District 2, setting up a showdown between newly-elected Ron Barber and political newcomer Martha McSally.
With staff in place, Barber opens offices in Tucson and Sierra Vista
As early ballots were counted and GOP candidate Jesse Kelly lost his early lead in the special Congressional District 8 race, the Republican said the voters have spoken and he respects that.
With 86.36 percent of precincts reporting, Democrat Ron Barber holds a comanding lead over GOP challenger Jesse Kelly in the special election for Congressional District 8.
Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords made an appearance Saturday night at an event held at the Rialto Theater.