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(BPT) - Football season has arrived, and it’s time to get started planning those football-watching parties so you can root the home team toward victory and post-season success. Game day is a great day to spend time with family and friends, so if you’re thinking about hosting a party , keep in mind there are ways to keep it simple and inexpensive so you can kick back and relax come kickoff time.
(NAPSI)—Whooping cough is often thought of as a disease of the past but, unfortunately, it’s making a comeback. To provide yourself and your family with the best protection, get vaccinated against the disease.
The official days to fly the flag during the month of September include - Tuesday, Sept. 2 in honor of the day Japan signed the formal surrender to the U.S. during World War II; Thursday, Sept. 11, Patriot Day (flag at half-staff); Wednesday, Sept. 17, Constitution Day; and Sunday, Sept. 28, Gold Star Mother’s Day.
(BPT) - When it’s time to retire, do baby boomers just sit back and watch life pass them by? Not anymore. Boomers are known for getting involved in their communities, enjoying the outdoors and starting new - or restarting older - hobbies. They also love spending time with family.
While 1947 was just 67 years ago, it’s still hard to believe that at that time women in business was almost unheard of in America. However, today, some of the most successful businesses in America are run by women.
(NAPSI)—Good news for travelers: As more and more families are discovering, vacation rentals can offer twice the space at half the price of a hotel room and are easier to book now than ever. That may be one reason, according to the global travel market firm PhoCusWright, online bookings of vacation rentals increased from 12 percent in 2007 to 24 percent in 2012.
(NAPSI)—For parents and child care providers, the stats about accidental injuries of children up to age 19 are daunting—but you can protect your own kids.
(BPT) - Most parents and grandparents know that keeping medicine out of children’s hands is important. But every minute a poison control center answers a call about a young child getting into medicine, and every 8 minutes a child goes to the emergency room for medicine poisoning. What’s happening to drive these frequent and alarming situations?
Many seniors have been out of the work force for years and because of economic pressures feel compelled to return to the workplace. Browsing the help wanted ads, making a few calls is doable for many retirees. However, assuming that a job was secured in relatively short order, things have drastically changed in the workplace over the years and being able to break old habits and fit in with younger coworkers may be the toughest challenge of all.
Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away. Oh sure, some of you have it all under control. Your turkeys are ordered and your centerpieces are made and you’ve already begun testing pumpkin pie recipes to find just the right one. Bravo for you. What? Do I sound bitter? Maybe I am. My hostility has nothing to do with your perfectly-organized holiday. I wish you well, in fact. My hostility is the result of certain impending doom. Okay, maybe that was a little harsh. It’s just that I am expecting house guests this year and I’ve been so distracted by the logistics of pulling off a peaceful holiday that I can’t seem to even think about what might be on the menu.
(StatePoint) Everyone is using technology to stay connected these days -- especially kids. And the holidays are a great time to think about getting your kids a device to keep them plugged in and learning at the same time, like their very own tablet computer.
Before ending the 151-day session on Thursday, the Arizona Legislature made it where constituents to have to start paying taxes on what they buy from catalogs and on the World Wide Web.
When Marana Mayor Ed Honea reaches the top of a ridge – often after hiking upwards of 10 miles – he takes a seat, peers out at the world below, and life falls into perspective.
It's a music student's dream: winning a national competition, then being commissioned to produce an original piece that is then performed by some of the nation's ensembles and symphony orchestras.
Jose Ocano started this week as the new volunteer coordinator for Pima Animal Care Center. A Tucson native, Ocano started working at Pima Animal Care Center as an animal care technician seven years ago, when he was 18, eventually running the rescue program. After a stint as the volunteer manager for the SPCA shelter in Florida, he returned to be closer to family and to take on this new challenge. We caught up with Jose on his second day on the job.
The noise is going to get louder and louder. They will scream, “We need more gun control laws to make us safe.” “Something has to be done.” I offer here two quotes from one of our most respected Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin, “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Here’s another one. “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.”
Earlier today, U.S. Senate Republican Whip Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) delivered his farewell address in the United States Senate Chamber. The speech served as a capstone to Senator Kyl’s 26 years of public service, including four terms (8 years) in the U.S. House of Representatives and three terms (18 years) in the U.S. Senate.
Alex Dorenfield, 29, and her little dog Peaches have just died after being run over by a car during a late night walk. This is the bad news. The good news is that they’ve gone to heaven where she is reunited with her beloved grandparents, given the house of her childhood dreams and meets the cutest neighbor ever. The afterlife looks to be good until her guardian angel breaks the news that Alex has only been deposited on the coveted 7th level of heaven on a trial basis because she died so young. There is some concern about how she lived her life and where it was going and until she writes an essay about the 10 best days of her short life on Earth, she might not be able to stay and may be relegated to the 4th level of heaven (which is good, but not nearly as good as 7). So Alex begins a journey of remembering her life, her mistakes, her happiest moments and her worst.
The Estes Elementary Parent Teacher Organization hosted its annual Grand Persons Day appreciation event from 10:40 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21, 2012.
This holiday season, save and share the warmth of holiday gift giving by sending affordable gift baskets, personalized gifts, gift cards and more for the ultimate way to say “thank you” or “get well” at a reasonable price. The holidays are about giving gifts of meaningful and sentimental value and not about breaking the bank. Utilize our guide to affordable holiday gift giving to ensure a happy and stress-less Christmas season.