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The fourth annual WinterFest will take place on Saturday, January 24, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free community event, presented by the Marana Host Lion’s Club and sponsored by Gecko Pest Management and Long Realty - Renee Abbett, will be held at Sportsman’s Warehouse in Marana at 3945 W. Costco Drive.
(Family Features) Whether for medical reasons or by choice, consumer interest in gluten-free foods is on the rise. The U.S. market for gluten-free foods is expected to exceed $6.6 billion by 2017, signaling the practice of cutting consumption of wheat, barley and rye has gone mainstream.
(Family Features) Winter is a great time to experiment with new culinary creations that incorporate the bold flavors of wine for delicious results. Nothing pleases the senses quite like a comfort food dish on a chilly evening. If you’re planning a menu for just you and your mate, a small group of close friends or a full-blown dinner party, stock up on great wine selections to complete the menu.
As the year draws to a close, so does your opportunity to make a tax-deductible contribution to one or more of the many nonprofits that work to make Southern Arizona a better place.
(BPT) - A healthy diet can be the foundation of a healthy life. While there are many food choices and diet options, one diet consistently grabs the attention of researchers.
Elementary School in the Marana Unified School District and Laguna Elementary School in the Flowing Wells Unified School District. On Saturday, December 13, 2014 Roadrunner Elementary School students will have the unique opportunity to be treated to a shopping spree and holiday luncheon sponsored by the Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge #2815. Joining them will be members from Casas Adobes Elks Lodge #2663 who will shop with Laguna Elementary School students prior to a holiday party at their lodge.
The Corporation for National Community Service, Tucson Police Department, Arizona Serve, Prescott College and the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona will partner to hold a special food and fund drive specifically benefiting the new “School Pantry Initiative.”
Here is your chance to win a variety of prizes, including an iPad and restaurant gift cards, in the name of helping those less fortunate during the holiday season. All you have to do is get into the giving spirit, as The Explorer and Tucson Local Media have teamed up with Interfaith Community Services (ICS) for a second year.
(BPT) - Every year, many Americans resolve to change or improve something in their lives in the coming months. Too often, their January fervor to take control fizzles by February. But a new approach to managing resolutions could make 2015 the year you achieve meaningful, lasting change.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it is a great time to pause and reflect on the many things we are thankful for and at the top of my list is my family’s good health. Last year began an important step to make this possible for more people as part of the Affordable Care Act. Last November, affordable health insurance plans were made available through the Federal Marketplace and Arizona expanded the state’s Medicaid program for low-income individuals and families. In Arizona, the number of people who enrolled in either a Medicaid or Marketplace health plan totaled more than 265,000. Of that number, nearly 70,000 live in Pima County. This is great news for those families.
Please join us for the IMPACT of Southern Arizona Golf Classic on Jan. 30, 2015. The event is dedicated in memory of Bob Richards, a passionate supporter of IMPACT of Southern Arizona and past Board member and president. We will have a great day of golf at the beautiful del Lago Golf Club in Vail.
(BPT) - Sensationalized nutrition headlines are everywhere, leaving consumers confused and overwhelmed at supermarkets, restaurants and even in their own kitchens. Referred to as “sound-bite science,” much of the media reporting simplifies, sensationalizes and tailors headlines to get clicks or tune-ins. As a result, consumers may miss critical information about the studies themselves. With almost 50 percent of consumers trusting media statements on health benefits in food, as foodinsights.org states, it is increasingly important for health professionals to assist consumers in reaching fact-based conclusions about new science.
In an effort to make the event more memorable the town of Marana has made some changes to their annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Marana Municipal Complex.
Canyon Del Oro High School senior Bridget Doucet finished her final season in cross country on top of the podium, winning the Division II State Championship. However, for any other runner, it may have been just the final race of her high school career, but for Doucet it capped off a marathon of not only becoming the best in her favorite sport, but also in defeating a yearlong battle against anorexia.
On Nov. 12, SaddleBrooke Troop Support (STS) distributed $4,500 in food gift cards for Army, Air Force and Navy/Marine active military/veterans and their families for the holidays. The Air Force National Guard received the donation and will distribute to the other organizations. The photo was taken at the Air National Guard grounds. A special thanks goes to Joe Voisine for collecting thousands of dollars toward this effort.
(NAPSI)—When trying to cut back on calories to lose weight, it’s common for many people to try to avoid snacking. But healthy snacking, especially with foods containing whey protein, is an important part of any diet and can actually assist with weight loss.
(NAPSI)—Here’s what we know: more than 29 million Americans have diabetes, up from the previous estimate of 26 million in 2010. We also know that one in four people with diabetes is unaware that he or she has the disease. If left undiagnosed or un treated, diabetes can lead to serious health problems, including heart attack and stroke. That’s why the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), a joint program of the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, wants people with diabetes to understand that having diabetes increases their chances for heart disease.
While the local retail stores have been working to get us all in the holiday spirit – to the point where all at one time the stores had Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations up, it is the time of year to start thinking about giving.
AMVETS Post 770 will be assisting American Legion Post 102 with the Veterans’ Day Service on Tuesday, Nov. 11, starting at 11 a.m., at the TEPOA multipurpose building. The commander and auxiliary president will speak along with the first vice president, who will be assisting in the POW/MIA chair ceremony, and the Color Guard will be posting and retrieving the colors.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it is a great time to pause and reflect on the many things we are thankful for and at the top of my list is my family’s good health. Last year began an important step to make this possible for more people as part of the Affordable Care Act. Last November, affordable health insurance plans were made available through the Federal Marketplace and Arizona expanded the state’s Medicaid program for low-income individuals and families. In Arizona, the number of people who enrolled in either a Medicaid or Marketplace health plan totaled more than 265,000. Of that number, nearly 70,000 live in Pima County. This is great news for those families and beginning Nov.15, the open enrollment period begins again.
(BPT) - Extraordinary courage, camaraderie, dedication, sacrifice: these characteristics epitomize the soldiers defending American freedom in warzones across the world. But those tremendous qualities do not disappear when our brave men and women return to the home front, and there’s much for us all to learn from their valor.
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(Family Features) Technology seems to evolve at lightning speed, and it can be tough for business owners to sort out the latest tech fads from the tech must-haves. One recent innovation adding new dimensions to all kinds of small businesses is 3D printing. Before you write it off as a fad, read on to find out how it could be just the right fit for your business.
This year’s Tucson 2014 Crop Hunger Walk to benefit world-wide and local anti-hunger programs is set for Sunday, Nov. 2. The 2.5-mile walk will begin and end at First United Methodist Church (915 E. 4th St., near the corner of Park Avenue and 4th Street). Free parking is available at the U of A parking garage on 4th and Tyndall. Registration is at 2 p.m. and the walk begins at 2:30 p.m.