The Marana Town Council held a special study session in addition to their normally scheduled meeting on Feb. 17 and a few major decisions were made.
Arizona Civil War Council at Old Tucson
The Children’s Museum Oro Valley satellite location just got the boost it needed to fund its Literacy Corner thanks to a $31,225 check from the Friends of the Oro Valley Public Library (FOVPL), a volunteer and nonprofit organization that supports literacy missions.
(NAPSI)—Every 4½ minutes in the U.S., a baby is born with a birth defect leading to hospital-related economic costs that exceed $2.6 billion annually—but the risk of birth defects can be decreased.
(NAPSI)—There’s a new re source to help people with cancer, a history of cancer or a risk of cancer evaluate insurance plans in the health insurance marketplaces during the 2015 open enrollment period.
(NAPSI)—If you ever feel your finances are too stretched to save for retirement, you’re not alone-and there could be good news for you. The Saver’s Credit-a little-known tax credit made available by the IRS to low- to moderate-income workers-could make saving for retirement more affordable than you think. It may reduce your federal income taxes when you save for retirement through a qualified retirement plan or an Individual Retirement Account (IRA).
(BPT) - During the summer while school’s out, kids are at greater risk for learning loss and weight gain unless they have a game plan that includes learning enrichment and physical activity. Summer camps are a great way to ensure children continue to grow socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically, while learning skills that will serve them well in the coming school year and beyond. It’s not too early to begin planning your summer camp options now.
The Empire Ranch is still a working cattle ranch, although with far fewer than the 40,000 head munching grass in its heyday. The ranch headquarters is now on the Register of Historic Places and administered by the federal Bureau of Land Management.
Several years ago Citizens for Picture Rocks, a nonprofit community advocacy group, convened a gathering of other active community groups, including seniors, schools and churches. Out of that came the Picture Rocks Community Conversation where representatives of the various constituencies in the community of 10,000 people meet to share information and work together for the benefit of the entire community.
Angie Ving of Tucson was having more than her share of troubles a few years ago. In terms of medical issues, she had her spine fused and spent much of her time in bed, unable to move much. She couldn’t go to work, so there was no money coming in to handle the bills and provide for her three children.
(StatePoint) Establishing a consistent bedtime routine is a prelude to a great night’s sleep, which is critical for young bodies and brains.
(BPT) - “I’m the backup parent, the understudy.” George Clooney’s famous line about his role as a father in the Oscar winning film “The Descendants” was good for a laugh at the time. But numerous studies and decades of statistics tell a far more serious tale about a father’s importance in the life of his children. Research shows that growing up without a father negatively affects virtually every aspect of a child’s life, and the impact continues into adulthood.
(BPT) - Each year, injuries send 9 million American children to emergency rooms, according to Safe Kids Worldwide. Accidental injury is the leading cause of childhood death in the U.S., and while it’s impossible to shield children from all of life’s risks, parents can improve home safety by taking five important steps:
(BPT) - The trend toward affordable luxury has resonated in the hearts of American homeowners, including those in the market for a manufactured home. Today’s manufactured homes deliver affordability and convenience, as well as the kind of designer elements found in site-built homes.
Below is the Bluegrass Jam schedule for February 2015. The Desert Bluegrass Association – an all-volunteer, non-profit organization – sponsors these jams.
(Family Features) Lose weight, quit smoking, find a new job and get out of debt…does this sound familiar? Millions of Americans will resolve to change their lives in the New Year, but few will stick with their goals.
I was reminded why my job is so cool, and what an interesting year it has been, while covering Marana’s Egg Nog Jog on New Years morning. While I was not thrilled to be working at 8:30 on New Year’s Day, there are a lot of things worse than shooting photographs on a brisk winter morning.
Two fortunate occurrences helped save Mary Jessie Herrera’s arm, and possibly her life, after being hit by two rounds from an AK-47 during an ambush in Iraq. Today, Herrera and the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes organization try to come in to aid combat-wounded veterans when they need it most.
The Trees for Tucson program is now open for requests for low-cost trees for home delivery in the popular spring planting period. While trees can be planted throughout the year in the Tucson area, planting in the spring when trees are coming out of dormancy and the temperature is still cooler can ensure successful, healthy trees.
(NAPSI)—While fundraising is an essential for nonprofits, charities and local schools across the country, it can be particularly challenging to raise funds in today’s environment—but there are ways around the problem. It doesn’t help that Americans are donating 8 percent less today than they were in 2007, before the recession, and many schools faced with budget cuts are feeling the brunt of the decline.
(NAPSI)—Technology is a driving force in today’s economy, powering innovation and creating jobs. The rapid adoption of cloud computing, mobility, social media and other innovations has accelerated the importance of technology in the workplace—and the need for information technology (IT) technicians.
(NAPSI)—If you or someone you care about is contemplating a first or new career, here’s something to think about: Information technology (IT) is deeply embedded in virtually every industry.
Hillary Clinton isn't the only one that continues to take steps toward a serious run for the nation's top seat. Recently, Jeb Bush resigned from all of his corporate and nonprofit board positions, showing he is seriously looking at becoming the third Bush to take office.