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(StatePoint) Heating your home can be a costly endeavor. But you don’t have to make your family suffer in shivering silence to save some money. There are plenty of steps you can take to optimize your heating efforts, as well as prep your home for several months of cool weather.
The U.S. Interior Department’s decision to withdraw 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon from new uranium-mining claims for 20 years will protect cultural resources, water and the environment, an attorney representing the Havasupai Tribe and environmental groups said Tuesday.
(NAPSI)—Parents who hope to provide their children with a college education may feel overwhelmed by the cost of higher education and reports have stated that only about half those who start college graduate. But rather than giving up, they may want to investigate further, because beneath the headlines lies a more complex reality. What’s more, parents who start saving early—and strategically—can amass a sizable college fund without busting the family budget.
The Y is so much more than a gym. The Y is committed to changing lives by providing a community that is not only focused on fitness, but also on strengthening our Tucson community, living a healthier life, and spending time together as a family. Whatever reasons Y members have for joining, they find the motivation and guidance needed to reach their fitness goals and nurture their well-being.
Heirloom Farmers Markets celebrates Heritage Foods Festival with their First Annual Farm to Table Fundraising Dinner, RIPE: Regionally Inspired Plates for the Evening. This inaugural Farm to Table Fundraising Dinner is presented in conjunction with Edible Baja Arizona and Zona 78, and will be held Sept. 17 and Sept. 18 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. each evening at Zona 78 on River Road.
Casa de los Niños is one of 15 nonprofit organizations chosen by the Alliance for Children and Families to benefit from personalized expert assistance to better position the organization for sustainability as effective providers of child and family behavioral health services.
The impact of Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale will be viewed heavily through an economic lens, and while many will look at the scoreboard or tax dollars for results Wayne Kostroski will be measuring the outcome by the number of needy people he feeds.
(StatePoint) If you want to help a local non-profit organization, but are strapped for time, making a difference is easier than ever. In fact, there are a variety of new ways you can make an impact in your community even from your computer or mobile device, as a “virtual volunteer.”
(NAPSI)—For the fifth consecutive year, warrior-athletes from across the country compete in Paralympic-style competitions—demonstrating their resilience, camaraderie and courage.
The team members at Whole Foods Market are part of our community and they are passionate about supporting the local causes that are important to their shoppers and neighbors. Each store donates food to area food banks and shelters. Then several times a year, their stores also hold community giving days (otherwise known as “5% Days”) where five percent of that day’s net sales are donated to one chosen local nonprofit or educational organization.
(NAPSI)—Health care and health insurance are complex for most people, but for veterans even more so. Veterans have different and unique health care options that make decision making even more challenging. If you or a loved one has served in the military, it’s important to be aware of recent health care changes and the range of health coverage options available to veterans.
With about 100 present on Aug. 20, the Marana Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual awards luncheon aimed at celebrating local business achievement.
Five years ago, Deborah Knickerbocker was given three alpacas from someone leaving town. Today, she runs Busy Bobbin Alpaca Ranch in Marana and has 29 alpacas roaming the property.
Tucson scientist David Grinspoon joined a panel Monday talking about NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto – but the scientists were most animated when talking about the feud over the status of the recently classified “dwarf planet.”
When it comes to sex trafficking, the traffickers – usually pimps – traditionally receive the harshest legal punishments. However, states can do more to curb the practice by shifting that responsibility onto the men who purchase sex with young women, an advocacy group contends.
Fifty-two businesses and four business leaders in Southern Arizona have been selected as finalists for the Tucson Metro Chamber Copper Cactus Awards presented by Wells Fargo.
(NAPSI)—Here’s food for thought: Of the 55 million kids enrolled in U.S. schools, 21 million get free or reduced-cost lunch, yet 85 percent of the schoolchildren eligible for these U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)—sponsored lunches don’t get such meals when school’s not in session.
(NAPSI)—As schools increasingly turn to the Internet and new technologies, more and more, students are asked to perform online research, grades and assignments are posted on websites, and communication between teachers and parents and students is done through e-mail. Because of this, it’s increasingly important for families to have access to the Internet at home.
The Tucson REALTORS® Charitable Foundation (TRCF) has awarded $5,000 to four local non-profit organizations as part of its quarterly distribution program.
The Pima County Small Business Commission has selected The Planning Center and the Golden Goose Thrift Shop to receive its 2014 Small Business of the Year Awards.
Interfaith Community Services needs help collecting school supplies for its annual Gifts of Love distribution that begins at the end of the month.
Golder Ranch Fire District has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers’ Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for our 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). This is the highest form of recognition for governmental accounting and reporting. Attaining this certificate is a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.
(NAPSI)—Whether it is with finger paint, chalk, crayons or construction paper, children love crafting and creating their own special works of art. Not only are crafts an enjoyable activity for children, simple crafting can also help children learn important skills that affect their overall development and is a way through which parents can observe their children’s developmental progress to make sure they are school ready. It’s important for parents to be in tune with their child’s development during their early years because the first five years of life lay the foundation for a child’s long-term success.