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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.
The Marana Town Council approved a $20,000 contribution to Imagine Greater Tucson (IGT) outreach program, which is working with the Pima Association for Governments (PAG) on regional transportation issues.
My husband and I recently had the opportunity to sneak away for a weekend alone. It marks only the second time we’ve done so since our son was born eight years ago and so, as you might imagine, it was a treat of the rarest kind. Our destination made it all the better; we flew to Providenciales, one of a string of islands that make up the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean. We were guests of the all-inclusive Beaches Resorts. The experience was luxurious in many ways, which of course, I had hoped it would be. While I thoroughly enjoyed being pampered, this particular trip opened my eyes to something I’m not entirely proud of: with age and increased financial security, I’ve developed into a rather spoiled and bratty American.
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.
1Treat yourself to a hilarious and distinctive comedic take on life unleashed by seasoned actor, writer, producer and stand-up comedian Paul Reiser presented by the Hearth Foundation’s Comedy for a Cause. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $25-$52; 547-3040.
Last month the Arizona Daily Wildcat reported that the University of Arizona had been ranked among the nation’s most healthy campuses by greatest.com. It should be no surprise, then, that the university is teaming up with The Fox Theater to bring a new and informative lecture series on nutrition to the local community.
Fall has finally arrived, bringing with it a season of festivals and outdoor activities that most of us have eagerly anticipated all summer.
The Continental Ranch Homeowners Association (HOA) has been able to turn a negative into a positive. When many of their agave plants were infested with agave snout weevils, the HOA found a way to repurpose one type of plant.
There were some tired eyes and sunburned faces by the time day three of Country Thunder kicked off.
1. ObamaCare enrollment deadline arrives
The Seventh Annual Harvest for Hope 5k non-competitive walk/run event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5 at 5 p.m. The event will take place at the path adjacent to the Oro Valley Marketplace.
What if you could take a damaged lung from a deceased patient, clean it up and refurbish it for someone in need of a transplant? Or what if you could print someone a brand new human lung using a 3-D bioprinter?
Despite the onslaught of bashing ensuing by the movie critics, “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” nabbed the top-spot at the box office over the weekend, pulling in $19 million domestically, and another $35 million in the foreign market to more than make up its production budget of $50 million, and, in the meantime, top rival’s films “Movie 43” and “Parker.”
Could Arizona suffer another dustbowl like that of the 1930s? A new documentary coming out on Sunday, Nov. 18 examines how the dustbowl affected Arizona.
Of all the seasons, fall is my absolute favorite. Not only does it usher in fresh, crisp air and football (Go Cardinals!) but so, too, does it offer the opportunity to try flavorful pumpkin recipes and cozy casseroles. Those things alone set the season apart, but I like to take it a step further. A couple of years ago I scoured the craft stores in late September. I was on a mission to add a touch of fall décor to my home and I was prepared to consider my shopping splurge an investment. To my surprise and delight, though, I found that many retailers were clearing out their harvest decorations to make way for aisle after aisle of Christmas goodies. I was able to pick up quite a haul at a fraction of the retail price. And then, to fill in the gaps, I searched my own home and neighborhood for items to finish the look. Today, I’m sharing some ideas for inexpensive and festive fall décor with you.
When it comes to Democrats, the current state of the nation and his goals to get reelected to the Arizona Senate for a third term, Sen. Al Melvin has no problem speaking his mind.