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As the temperature outside drops, families take to the indoors to keep safe and warm. What they may not realize is that turning up the heat can increase the risk of home heating fires.
Oro Valley Hospital (OVH) celebrates its 10th anniversary today caring for patients in its community. The hospital opened its doors in 2005 with 96 beds and only three of its four floors built out. The fourth floor opened in 2007 and today the hospital has grown to 146 beds. Over the years it has added a variety of services based on community need including a Sleep Center and Senior Behavioral Health Unit. Today, OVH is an integral part of the community. In addition to the healthcare services it provides, the hospital offers monthly free health seminars, periodic free flu shot clinics and free cholesterol screenings. The hospital also supports a variety of community events including Harvest for Hope, and participates in community health fairs and festivals to help educate and empower community members to take charge of their health.
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.
Christmas tree safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association and the Golder Ranch Fire District.
The Oro Valley Marketplace was set alight with the bright faces of hundreds of children and their parents, each anticipating the arrival of the big man in red himself.
This season, many Tucson, Green Valley and seniors from surrounding communities who are alone or impoverished will receive some holiday cheer thanks to the Be a Santa to a Senior program. Sponsored by the local Home Instead Senior Care office, the program brings together area nonprofits, retailers, numerous volunteers and members of the community to provide gifts and companionship for lonely and isolated seniors.
Join the Oro Valley community for a festive evening of live entertainment, activities for children, free refreshments, the lighting of the OV Holiday Tree and a special appearance by Santa on a Golder Ranch Fire truck. The event will be held Friday, Dec. 5, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Oro Valley Marketplace (on the southwest corner of Oracle & Tangerine).
IMPACT of Southern Arizona’s Holiday Adopt-a-Child is underway. Gifts will be provided to 200-225 local low-income children, newborn to eighteen years old, to make their holiday season extra special. You can be part of this project. For each child you adopt, you will receive his or her personalized wish list which will include clothing items and two toys. We ask that you purchase new items and plan to spend between $50-$75 per child. Gifts will need to be wrapped and brought to IMPACT of Southern Arizona in mid-December.
The Golder Ranch Fire District will celebrate employees at the annual Employee Recognition event held on Nov. 7 at the Canyon Del Oro High School auditorium. At the event, both administrative and field employees will be recognized for their outstanding work. Additionally, a community recognition award will be given to a community partner who displayed exceptional collaborative efforts over the last year.
The public is invited to a special event on Friday, Nov. 7, at 1 p.m. in the auditorium located at 1495 E. Ranch Vistoso Blvd. The program will feature Golder Ranch Fire Department EMS Battalion Chief Josh Hurguy and Oro Valley Water Utility Conservationist Karn Boyce.
Golder Ranch Fire District will kick off its annual Toys for Kids drive on Monday, Nov. 3. To donate to this program, please drop off new and unwrapped toys to any Golder Ranch Fire Station or Administration Building between the dates of Nov. 3 to Dec. 5, and between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Working smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention campaign, “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!”
The Oro Valley Police Department would like to invite the public to its annual National Night Out. Since 1983, this special crime prevention event has been held by communities across the United States focusing on safety. There will be exhibits and demonstrations along with music, prizes and food. Parents and children will learn about safety in regards to water, internet, poison, drugs and much more. Golder Ranch Fire District and others will also be at the event. The event is being held at the Target Shopping Center at 10555 N. Oracle Road from 6 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 17.
Thursday, Oct. 16
Candidates for Legislative District 11 State Senate and House of Representatives will appear at the second 2014 Election Forum sponsored by Citizens for Picture Rocks (C4PR) on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at Picture Rocks Community Center, 5615 N. Sanders Road. Former State Representative from Picture Rocks Jennifer Burns will again moderate as invited Senate candidates Jo Holt (D) and Steve Smith (R) respond to questions submitted from the community.
Working smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!”
Last week, the Golder Ranch Fire District hosted a special ceremony to celebrate the new fire facility in a partnership between Robson Communities and Golder Ranch Fire District. This collaborative effort is what made the station the community possible.
Last week, the Golder Ranch Fire District hosted a special ceremon to celebrate the new fire facility. Above, members of the fire department and Robson Communities Management stand together to cut the ribbon.
Fire academy recruits walking up to perform during the ceremony.
This is the truck that will be at the Golder Ranch Fire Station #378.
Chief Randy Karrer addresses SaddleBrooke Ranch residents and other guests to explain the history of this successful partnership between Robson Communities and Golder Ranch Fire District. This collaborative effort is what made the station the community possible.
You may have to change your driving routes for the coming storm due to wash and road closures that are expected.