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Adding to its growing number of 1,700 stores nationwide, Tractor Supply Co. – a one-stop for everything store, has finally found its place in Tucson.
(BPT) - Cures for disease, increased food production and higher graduation rates are most likely not the first outcomes you associate with big data. Worrisome incidents of data being stolen from major retailers and other businesses that have recently made the news may be more familiar. Those stories bring an important point to light and it’s vital that consumers and companies take protecting private data very seriously. But that same personal data - whether it’s about your health, finances or shopping history - can help organizations create incredible innovations that have the ability to improve the lives of every person on the planet. So why does data collection seem so scary?
(BPT) - Kitchens are the heart of the home. It’s where you prepare meals, help your kids with homework and entertain guests. It’s the room in the house where everyone gathers, where memories are made, and, with solid investment, can single-handedly increase the value of your home and help you build more of a nest egg. Even if you’re considering selling your home, all eyes of prospective buyers will inevitably be on the kitchen.
(BPT) - Thanksgiving is all about abundance. It’s a time when Americans pull out the stops to celebrate everything they have to be thankful for with a big, delicious meal that will leave everyone at the table saying “Wow!”
The motion to approve a specific plan that would allow for denser developments at the Lazy K Bar Guest Ranch failed to pass in the Marana town council meeting.
State funding cuts in recent years have eliminated monies for building renewal, new-school construction, and soft capital – which is used for textbooks, computers and classroom supplies – for school districts across Arizona. This leaves districts to turn to voters to approve tax increases in the form of bonds and budget overrides for building and maintenance projects and the purchase of vehicles, equipment and supplies.
Marana residents need look no further than their own backyard for this year’s fall festivities and fun. Coming back with delicious food, pumpkin picking, a corn maze and more is the Annual Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival.
Partnering with the Gladden Farms Community to provide a day full of fall festivities, live entertainment and food, the town of Marana will be hosting, for the first time, the Marana Harvest Festival on Oct. 25.
(BPT) - These days, when it comes to produce, the catch words are "local" and "seasonal." Local and seasonal, like fresh and organic, can mean a lot of different things, according to Jim Gallivan, department chair of Culinary Arts at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Atlanta and author of several cookbooks, including "The Adventure Cookbook" and "The New Spa Cuisine."
The Earth Harmony Festival features a highly-popular EcoVillage tour, which gives festival goers the opportunity to explore all things sustainable at one of the country's largest EcoVillages. In addition there will be live music, speakers, a fun and educational children's village, and a vendor village. Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage is a 165-acre working organic farm and ranch nestled within the picturesque Santa Cruz River valley. Festival-goers will enjoy nationally-known educational speakers on a variety of sustainability topics including sustainable organic farming, preserving and fostering heritage foods, the importance of food diversity and the "slow food" movement.
(Family Features) A day in the classroom, playing out on the field after school, and completing homework at night requires the right foods to fuel such activities. But unhealthy choices lurk around every corner, making the task of getting kids to eat a balanced and healthful diet a daunting one.
Fall has finally arrived, bringing with it a season of festivals and outdoor activities that most of us have eagerly anticipated all summer.
Although their methods and locations have changed, the focus of A.C.M.E.stuDio has remained constant. To provide opportunities to people with special needs and to bring art to might not otherwise be exposed to it.
On the second Saturday of every month students and volunteers with A.C.M.E.stuDios give art instruction at the farmers market at the Marana Farm Co-op. Mykaela Schroeder and Kaitlyn Pomeroy demonstrate chalk drawing to two young artists.
In her recent monthly column for The Explorer, District 1 Supervisor Ally Miller asserts that Pima County lacks the leadership to solve the county’s road maintenance problem. Supervisor Miller’s comments are very disappointing – as well as inaccurate.
Blood dripped from his face and lacerations covered his arms. Dallin Wengert lay unconscious as his body jerked around in a fit of seizures. Amy Wengert sat by her husband in the helicopter praying – praying that he would live.
(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?
Celebrate the peak of the apple season with tree-ripened Red Delicious, Golden Delicious and Rome Beauty apples at Apple Annie's Orchard.
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.
Marana Unified School District is going to the voters in November to ask for $125 million in bonds.
Heirloom Farmers Markets celebrates Heritage Foods Festival with their First Annual Farm to Table Fundraising Dinner, RIPE: Regionally Inspired Plates for the Evening. This inaugural Farm to Table Fundraising Dinner is presented in conjunction with Edible Baja Arizona and Zona 78, and will be held Sept. 17 and Sept. 18 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. each evening at Zona 78 on River Road.
The local culinary community is preparing to celebrate Arizona Restaurant Week, Sept. 19 through Sept. 28, and a common thread seems to be weaving its way through the otherwise divergent menus of participating eateries.
A disabled 12-year-old boy, identified as Patrick Mathews passed away yesterday following a residential fire near N. Oldfather Road, and W. Cortaro Farms Road.