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Devin Townsend earned the moniker as the “Mad Scientist of Metal” but more and more he should just be considered a musical mad scientist.
(BPT) - The air is crisp, kids are back in school and leaves are beginning to change color – fall has arrived! With it comes many possibilities for making amazing memories. From favorite fall flavors to awesome autumn activities, everyone has something to look forward to as the season changes. So what types of things are high on Americans’ to-do lists this year?
A write-in candidate has never been elected governor of Arizona, and the odds are long that one ever will be. But don’t tell J. Johnson that.
(BPT) - The addition of a new pet to the family is always a cause for celebration. Stress can occur, too, no matter how welcome the new addition. When you’re thinking about adopting a pet from an animal shelter, some preparation can help ensure he or she is as safe and happy as possible.
(Family Features) Mornings can be mayhem for moms. In fact, according to the Johnsonville Sausage Report, nearly half of moms say that mornings can be so hectic that most days everyone in the family needs to fend for themselves for breakfast.
(NAPSI)—Being diagnosed with diabetes doesn’t mean your life needs to lack flavor. While it’s important to pay attention to what you eat, there’s no need to sacrifice the sweet. Here are a few quick tips and simple substitutions to help you make healthier choices and get your taste buds talking:
Show off your PACC and Wildcat spirit and save a life! Pima Animal Care Center and The University of Arizona Athletics Department are teaming up to find homes for our communities' homeless pets. On Saturday, September 6th, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., join Wilbur, Wilma, and UA Athletics Director Greg Byrne for photos free adoptions and some Wildcat pride at PACC, 4000 N. Silverbell Rd.
The concept was complex and controversial: California companies would be allowed to exceed limits of carbon-dioxide emissions by paying to protect rainforests abroad.
(NAPSI)—A new movie offers a fresh take on the eternal struggle to find love, success and the perfect cup of coffee.
Laura Vandervoort and Cory M. Grant star in “Coffee Shop,” a humorous romantic drama premiering on the UP network. (NAPS)
(BPT) - One of the ways people with diabetes can help manage their disease is balancing food with physical activity, according to the American Diabetes Association (Association). By maintaining a balanced diet with regular exercise, you have the ingredients needed to help live a quality life.
(BPT) - When it comes to heath and wellness, nearly 73 percent of Americans are trying to take better care of their health today than just a few years ago, yet 49 percent find that other things take priority, according to The Futures Company. However, experts say the more you customize your wellness plan for your personal needs and style, the more likely you’ll support your fitness and health goals.
(BPT) - Travelers today want more from their vacations, including authentic experiences that are off the beaten path. Knowing where the locals go and what they like to do is key to discovering the hidden gems of any destination. Fortunately, finding this seemingly secret information is easier than you think if you just follow a few tricks of seasoned travelers.
(NAPSI)—Calling breakfast the most important meal of the day is no exaggeration. Without breakfast, your metabolism can suffer, performance and concentration are apt to decrease, and hunger throughout the day can result in overeating during future meals.
(StatePoint) The “connected home” is one of the biggest areas of technical innovation today, with smart appliances, learning thermostats, app-driven lights, and intelligent door locks taking center stage in home improvement stores and magazines. In fact, by 2017, an estimated 36 million homes throughout North America and Europe will be smart.
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?
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(Family Features) From simple storage solutions that freshen up messy rooms to projects that enliven a space, do-it-yourself options are a popular choice among many homeowners. Try out some of these ideas to make every room in your home feel new again, without having to empty your pocketbook or call a handyman.
I have to respond to the letter in the July 16 issue, “Upset with Oro Valley Police”. If I understand the situation, the writer was minding his own business, sipping coffee behind the wheel, doing 41 in a 30, heading to a critical appointment at the dog park. And even though he’d been busted for speeding twice in less than a year, he’s outraged at being stopped yet again by fascist cops for only exceeding the speed limit by 37 percent. I think the problem here is not with the OVPD.
(BPT) - Many moms say back-to-school season rivals the holidays as the most stressful time of the year. The whirlwind spans from shopping for supplies to scheduling new fall activities. Whether you’re a single mom, a Mr. Mom or a traditional parent, nearly everyone can benefit from reducing stress during this busy time of year.
Marana Unified School District students will begin the school year
In the July 19 issue of The Explorer, Joseph Strangio asks for and receives room to “vent” (his word). I’d like the same privilege. He vents about being stopped for the third time “in less than a year” by an Oro Valley motorcycle patrolman. He refers to the reason for his last stop as the “egregious crime” of driving 41 mph in a 30 mph zone. He says he was sipping coffee. He goes on about feeling as though he’s living in a repressive state and tells of his military service and his life as a productive citizen, then accuses Oro Valley of trying to raise money by issuing traffic tickets “left and right” to people who are basically “law abiding citizens”.
If Joseph Strangio doesn’t like the speed limits on Oro Valley roads he should petition to change them. Speed limits are laws, not guidelines. Driving down the road drinking a cup of coffee while speeding and then complaining about being held accountable for doing so, really? I trust Oro Valley’s finest won’t hesitate enforcing our traffic laws because some folks don’t like being held accountable.
The Oro Valley Police Department has had a decent response to its monthly Coffee with a Cop program, where they invite the public to sit down with them over a cup of Joe to talk about issues, concerns, or simply get to know the men and women serving on the police force in their town.
(BPT) - Weddings are steeped in tradition – no matter whom you are or where you live. But what if you’re not interested in wearing the same dress your mother did, getting married in the same location your sister did or wearing something blue?