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(NAPSI)—Any time is the right time to treat the coffee or tea lovers in your life to an unexpected gift, but the holidays provide an excellent excuse to show them how much you care. Follow these tips and soon you’ll be known as having the gift of gift-giving.
Every year, the Washington Post ranks the nation’s most challenging schools. While Tucsonans might not be surprised to hear that a local school has consistently ranked in the top 25 in the nation, they may be surprised when they hear that this top ranked school is Accelerated Learning Laboratory, a small charter school nestled away on the northwest side of town.
(BPT) - Her grandfather fought in World War II, her father in Vietnam and her college boyfriend in Desert Storm. Her best friend of 30 years was a Navy recruiter. Yet when Vivian Wall’s two young children asked why they should care about Veterans Day, she was unsure how to communicate its significance.
Call it luck, call it fate, call it whatever you want, but when Coyote Trail educator Sue Richey was honored for 40-years of service in the Marana Unified School District last week and number of different things had to happen to get her to that point.
Inspired by true events, “When The Game Stands Tall” is the story of the De La Salle High School (Concord, Calif.) football team posting the longest winning streak in football history. The film neatly illustrates the De La Salle Spartans 12-year rule on the gridiron and how “the streak” ending comes almost as shocking to the world as a Harlem Globetrotter loss in basketball. The problems the coaches, players and community have in confronting their rare defeat and moving on in life gave the film so much potential. Unfortunately, the remarkable real-life story that helped propel De La Salle to triumph once again on and off of the football field fails to inspire film-goers the same way on the big-screen.
Casa Vicente, Club España, Tucson Flamenco Studio, and festival sponsors are proud to present Tucson’s 6th Annual Flamenco Festival! In historic downtown Tucson, this is a unique opportunity to experience flamenco and Spanish culture in a traditional late-night, outdoor festival atmosphere. With six nights of performances, including the 2nd Annual Guitar Competition, a tribute to the late Paco de Lucia, and musicians and dancers from around the globe, this year’s festival promises to delight audiences of all ages.
While schools all over Tucson are starting up the new academic year, many families are still searching for the right school for their children. If you’re looking for a small, tight-knit community that will allow your child to learn at his or her own pace, then you should schedule a visit at Accelerated Learning Laboratory, on the northwest side of Tucson.
(NAPSI)—While any time of year can be a good time for a bike trip, two of the best are spring and fall, when the highways and byways are both comfortable and colorful.
WASHINGTON – Thirty-eight weeks pregnant and on bed-rest with her fifth child, Glendale resident Angela Warren has to rely on her other four children to help run the household.
The 2014 NBA season has come to an end, and the King has been slain at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs. It was not the most exciting of playoff series. In fact, it was a rather one-sided thrashing delivered by a team that should be considered among one of the best squads of all time, certainly the best since the Michael Jordan era of the 1990s. But though the games may have not been full of buzzer beaters and dunks, the relevancy of the Spurs’ run at the title will echo throughout the expansive halls basketball history due to the unique nature of the team.
(BPT) - The quilt handed down through generations, the turn-of-the-century wooden rocking chair made by a long-gone relative, hand-stitched samplers that have graced every home your family has lived in – handcrafted items simply speak to the soul. In today’s society, when we’re surrounded by technology and homogenous machine-made items from clothes to curtains, handcrafting imparts a human, customized quality to home decor.
Ever since Pharrell Williams bounced into our lives singing the Happy song, I can’t stop hearing the Happy song. You simply can’t avoid it. It’s on the radio, television, elevators, airports, our computers and in the middle of my soft taco dinner this week at a friendly restaurant. My wife had it on a loop on her laptop playing it over and over again until I finally ran screaming from the house. Folks on the Internet from across the globe are dancing to the tune that apparently makes them happy, happy, happy.
For two Seattle Pacific University students, the scene was all too familiar.
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(BPT) - Whether you are a recent grad or someone re-entering a professional work environment, building a work wardrobe that strikes a balance between professionalism and personal style is key.
(BPT) - Taking care of your kids’ clothing can be a non-stop, dirty business. All that running around, sliding into home plate and puddle jumping can wear out more than just your kids’ shirts and pants. It can also leave parents feeling like they’re constantly catching up on laundry and continuously replacing faded, stained or worn-out clothing.
1. President Obama’s meeting with congressional leaders goes nowhere
It’s that time of year again for the Southern Arizona Homebuilders Association (SAHBA) to host its annual Fall Home & Garden Show. This year, the event will be held on Oct. 18, Oct. 19 and Oct. 20 at the Tucson Convention Center.
(StatePoint) With the beginning of autumn comes time to decorate your home for Halloween and harvest, stock the pantry with heartier foods and spruce up your wardrobe with seasonal fashions.
Luis Pineda Gloria, a 2013 Mountain View High School graduate, always had a passion for trap and skeet shooting, but it wasn’t until he shot 100 straight at a competition that the 18-year-old knew he had what it took to pursue his dream of going to the Olympics.
The San Diego Comic-Con convention as been steadily growing in popularity throughout its 43-year run, but it is within the last decade that it has begun to reshape the way the entertainment industry functions. When discussing Comic-Con, most entertainment seekers are referring to the convention’s many attractions: ample opportunity to meet celebrities, chances to receive the inside scoop on upcoming film, television, or comic book franchises, early reveals of the newest merchandise, and countless chuckles at the expense of those dressed like out-of-shape super heroes. What is not considered, however, is the fact that the 130,000 be in attendance at the San Diego Convention Center in mid-July were given the opportunity to tell producers what is hot with consumers.
The Tucson Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying an armed robbery suspect. On May 18, 2013, at 6:42 p.m., the suspect entered the Circle K located at 3155 East Speedway Boulevard and picked up a 30 pack of beer from the display case. As he was leaving, he approached the clerk and pointed a handgun, waving it at the clerk. He then put the gun away and left with the beer.
Three glasses of milk a day is the secret to living a long life. This wasn’t a statement made by a doctor, or a life-long researcher of health. It was said by June Christensen, who recently turned 105 on June 20, and who judging by her years, just might be someone worth listening to.
One of the greatest things about living in a close-knit community is that when families fall on hardships, neighbors turn out to help those in need.