- Your Voice
(StatePoint) Whether venturing around the world or road-tripping across your home state, traveling smart can help you get the most out of your vacation without over-spending.
(StatePoint) The look of your holiday party can be just as important as its other elements. So go above and beyond a plain table setting. Set the mood for your party and provide a striking visual to accompany the feast by creating a thematic holiday “tablescape.”
(BPT) - Every time you walk into a grocery store you are hit with a barrage of options: fresh, frozen, canned, store brand, name brand, organic. Even with your shopping list in hand, the choices can be overwhelming. Knowing when you should splurge and where you can save can make all the difference in your grocery store shopping.
On Nov. 6, the Town of Oro Valley received an award for Best Public Outreach General/Comprehensive Plan category from the Arizona Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA), for its work on Phase 1—Let’s Talk—of the Your Voice, Our Future project. Your Voice, Our Future is the Town’s general plan update, as required every ten years by Arizona state statute.
A little over a year ago, I wrote an article for The Explorer entitled: “In OV, we’re proud of our young people, and we want them to know it.” The inspiration behind that piece was my ongoing commitment to the youth in our community, and the responsibilities we have to ensure they are engaged and recognized.
When Gertrude writes her book, hoping to change the future, she never imagines the repercussions that will come from it. Loki, the Norse trickster god, is sending her messages over YouTube, calling her a witch and causing her fans to turn away. But in the background of one of these posts a familiar face grabs Gertrude’s attention – a child who bears a striking resemblance to her own baby who died years before.
The Town of Marana’s efforts to improve citizen engagement through the use of new technology were recognized this week when Marana was named one of the best governments for its size by the e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government and Digital Communities Program.
(BPT) - Everyone needs a fun little holiday trip. You can get some shopping done, see a show, enjoy the lights and amp up your anticipation for the holidays.
After spending much of last season with the Arizona Coyotes, defenseman Connor Murphy said he wanted there to be no doubt that he deserved to be with the club from start to finish this season.
Be a part of the 10th Annual Oro Valley Holiday Parade. Now is the time to show support for the town that you love! Everyone is invited to either be a participant or a spectator. It is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 13, at 9:30 a.m. and will last 90 minutes. This year’s parade will be celebrating the Community of Oro Valley.
The glory days
In Ms. McConkie’s first-grade class at Dunbar Elementary School, Ashley Vaca has struggled pronouncing her words when reading. But twice a week, she now leaves the room with a volunteer for a private reading session.
Each day nearly 10,000 Baby Boomers are turning 65, and retirement is within reach. Nearly four in 10 Boomers plan to move when they retire. With this in mind, Livability.com has named Tucson a Best Place to Retire, 2014. Tucson offers access to affordable and quality health care, practical cost of living, retiree-friendly businesses and services, as well as several amenities to help keep residents active.
(BPT) - It’s a tough job driving to work – just ask the millions of Americans who commute every day. The average commute takes 25.5 minutes one way, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. However, 10.8 million people drive an hour or more to work each way. Some have it worse: approximately 1.7 million Americans commute 90 minutes or more each way.
Arizona State women’s basketball coach Charli Turner Thorne said she sees plenty of advantages to recruiting locally, starting with players having a support system nearby.
(StatePoint) Looking to get more out of your vacation dollar? Before booking, take a cue from the experts.
According to a recent study conducted by Credit Donkey, a financial education website, Marana is the 7th happiest city in Arizona.
Loews Hotels & Resorts has completed the purchase of the of the 398-room Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, which has been managed by Loews Hotels since its opening in December 1984. Tucson’s Estes family will retain a minority ownership position in the resort.
Proposition 487, also known as the Phoenix Pension Reform Act, was rejected by voters Tuesday night by a wide margin.
A $1.7 million sale in Stone Canyon late last month is the biggest residential sale in Oro Valley since 2010.
While Arizona’s most recent fire season was relatively tame, one study argues that the worst may be yet to come due to climate change.
Drexel Heights Fire District has hired a new Fire Marshal to oversee the district’s Fire Prevention Division.
(BPT) - Do you want to give more than a present that gets a smile and then ends-up stored in a closet? This year, people have a new mindset for holiday giving and it embraces the idea that gifts can help motivate people to do the things they have always wanted to do. From tools that help someone complete their first marathon to activities that bring the family together, consider these gift ideas with greater meaning for the jolliest holiday yet.
Arizona has been known to lure new residents with its favorable climate and low taxes, but three new studies may give the state a fresh appeal: zombie apocalypse survivability.