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Since the beginning of the school year, students at Quail Run Elementary School have been collecting pennies in hopes of reaching $1,000 by January.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Quail Run Elementary School second grader Ethan Lee empties his container of pennies into a jar last week during the final Pennies for Peace collection. The school collected more than $1,000 to help children in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, During a school-wide assembly at Quail Run Elementary School, students take turns pouring their pennies into a large collection jar in the cafeteria.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Kaprina Connell, 10, waits her turn to pour her collected pennies into a jar last week. In the first penny collection day of the year, students at Quail Run Elementary School donated $188 toward Pennies for Peace.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Makenna Chretin, right, and Bailey Pedersen, both 12, funnel their coins into the collection jar.
(NAPSI)—Best practices and student learning are at the center of an upcoming learning opportunity for educators.
The theme of an important educator’s conference is “Challenging Convention: Leading Disruptive Innovations.” (NAPS)
Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds make the Change-Up worth the cost of admission
The World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship will determine a champion via an 18-hole championship match for the first time in the event’s history this month.
After 15 years’ work as an accountant, Dan Tarquin’s sense of satisfaction lie buried under red ink.
Don Boorse/Special to The Explorer, The young Marana High School girls' soccer team, led by sophomore twins Jessie and Nikki Koeppen (left and right), improved from a 2-18 record in 2006 to an 8-8-5 slate, during Tarquin's first shift last year. The coach — who works with CDO Soccer Club — plans to have the girls play fall through spring, mirroring the club atmosphere he says will make them close comrades by next year.
Don Boorse/Special to The Explorer, Dan Tarquin tossed an accountant's salary to find happiness coaching the Marana girls' varsity soccer team.
(Family Features) Just as our wardrobe adjusts to the cooler weather, so, too, do our appetites as we enjoy warm, comforting dishes to stave off the chill in the air.
(NAPSI)—Eric Marcus was 12 years old when his father, a World War II Navy veteran, took his life. “Everyone pretended he died of pneumonia,” Marcus recalled, “but like a lot of kids who live through this kind of thing, I figured it out in real time—of course, I didn’t say a word.”
Eric Marcus with his brother Lewis and their father shortly before his death in 1970. (NAPS)
(BPT) - When parents first learn of a child’s hemophilia diagnosis, they often feel scared and frustrated. However, by becoming more educated on the rare bleeding disorder, they often realize how fortunate they are to have access to therapy, a great team of healthcare professionals at their side and the support needed for their child to live a healthy life.
I love the way these incumbents running for re-election are touting their “proven leadership”
The Woodward letter is the fifth letter I have read in the Explorer from mostly Republicans who confuse the issue of global warming. I believe it is time for the Explorer to publish a letter to explain global warming. The Republicans focus only on the ambient air surrounding the planet. Although the air we breathe is getting more toxic, and the weather is getting more erratic, the Republicans still have not got the message.
Just as the purpose of Obamacare was not to provide quality healthcare to more people (indeed, it achieved just the opposite), the strategy of climate change has nothing to do with the climate, hot or cold.
The Mountain View boys basketball team will have a new coach next season. Longtime coach Mike Parillo resigned his position the school announced on Monday.
Cooler days can create changes in your vehicle by causing hoses and gaskets to contract. A radiator hose that fit during the hot summer months can now loosen as the material in the hose contracts causing leaks where there were none before. If you notice your vehicle running warmer or you see drips on your garage floor, give us a call. We’ll set up an appointment to have a closer look at what is going on.
Are you one of the residents living in Continental Ranch who was shocked to see your Waste Management bill this past March double? Yes?...maybe…but only if you are a person who is disabled, alone and unable to put out your own trash without the help of WM. Why did this happen to those of us who are disabled? John Lambert created this problem for the disable community. You had your bill soar…mine was upped from $47.88 to $87.16. All other resident’s bills in CRCA remained as they were.
The Golden Goose Thrift Shop is now accepting and picking up clothing donations and would like to share what happens to those donations.