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.
(BPT) - Four-month old Lily Campos sits on her father’s lap, one chubby hand in her mouth, the other patting the farm animals in the book in front of her. As the pages turn, she reaches for the pictures, squealing and gurgling with excitement as her father reads.
(NewsUSA) - The volatility of Mother Nature this year has served as a reminder that electric and gas bills can get out of hand quickly -- especially when a home isn't properly weatherized.
(BPT) - Most homeowners recognize the importance of protecting their homes from fire. They do this by checking the batteries in their smoke alarms, completely extinguishing fires in their fireplaces and keeping flammable materials away from candles or space heaters. However, while fire safety is front and center, many homeowners overlook the ways they can protect their families from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.
(BPT) - It’s a common piece of advice from effective home-based workers: start each day as if you were going to work in an office outside your home (translation – take a shower and don’t work in your jammies). The philosophy behind this tidbit is easy to understand. By dressing professionally, you’ll feel more professional and your productivity and quality of work will keep pace.
King makes his picks
Universal Design is a term you may not yet be familiar with, but probably will hear more about in the future.
On Thursday, Jan. 21, at about 1:12 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a report of a impaired driver near the intersection of Tangerine Road and La Canada Drive. The caller told dispatch that she saw a woman open and closing the door of her Toyota pick-up truck in the shopping center parking lot. From there the woman left the shopping center and the caller reported that the driver appeared to be falling asleep at the stop light of First Avenue and Tangerine Road. Then the caller reported the driver was swerving and not able to to stay in her lane and almost running off the road. An officer encountered the vehicle near La Cholla Boulevard and Tangerine Road and also observed the woman almost swerving off the roadway. The officer initiated a traffic stop and the woman stopped her vehicle in the right turn lane at the intersection of La Cholla Boulevard and Naranja Drive. Once the officer got out of the patrol car the woman proceeded to turn right onto Naranja Drive and then stop again. The officer smelled a strong odor of alcohol on the woman’s breath and her eyes were red, bloodshot and watery. When given a preliminary breath test, the woman’s BAC registered as a .382. The woman told officers that she started drinking pure vanilla extract at 6:30 a.m., then at 12:30 p.m. while at work, and also while driving home from work. The officers discovered an open bottle of pure vanilla extract in the woman’s vehicle with 2 ounces missing. The women also stated that her last meal was two days prior and that she also had not slept much. After undergoing field sobriety tests, the woman was arrested for driving while under the influence and was transported to the Oro Valley Police Department’s booking room. While there the woman vomited and was later released to her father at 4:07 p.m.
(BPT) - Do you routinely honk at the car in front of you, pass slow walkers on a sidewalk or press an already illuminated elevator button in hopes of getting to your destination sooner? If so, you’re not alone. The hectic nature of modern life means more people are impatient to squeeze the most out of every minute.
Fox Restaurant Concepts (FRC), a growing family of innovative and fun restaurants across six states, will be holding an open house job fair on Monday, February 9, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at North Italia at La Encantada, 2995 E. Skyline Road. Qualified applicants who have an interest in attaining managerial positions within FRC are encouraged to attend and apply.
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.
For the Catalina Foothills’ popular Bazil’s restaurant, change has been good. Last year, the restaurant underwent some minor renovations that continue to make a big difference in how diners enjoy their experience at the family-owned eatery.
How about a compromise? Give the O.V. Town Council their golf course if they agree to leave Big Wash completely alone, no roads, homes or schools. This area bordered by Tangerine, Rancho Vistoso and Innovation Parkway is a much needed and viable open space for the diverse amount of wildlife that not only live there but depend on it to move from one area to another. It would also provide a constant respite from the overwhelming amount of high density homes that continue to flourish.
A new report from the National Restaurant Association predicts Arizona’s restaurant industry will lead the rest of the country in growth this year and will continue to do so for at least the next 10 years.
ORO VALLEY POLICE DEPT.
(NAPSI)--A young American, Adaeze Uyanwah, will enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime trip, with some of Britain’s most famous residents at iconic attractions.
“It was so easy to get these signatures,” “disrespect of the voices of the residents” and “lost confidence and trust” were just a few of the things said in Oro Valley last Wednesday.
Two rezonings passed at the Jan. 20 Marana Town Council meeting, one with no opposition and another that was more controversial.
(BPT) - While hosting family and friends at home can be a fun, bonding experience, the extra traffic can create less than comfortable quarters. Give your overnight guests a bathroom retreat specially designed to meet their needs away from home. With some slick, yet simple, lavatory upgrades, your only worry will be ensuring your guests remember to leave.
History buffs and music enthusiasts alike will find something to love at Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress Street, this weekend.
Exhibition Duration: January 8th through February 4th
(BPT) - Good communication is essential for every successful business operation – especially for small businesses that must build customer relationships to drive sales. Yet breakdowns can occur at every stage of small business communications, from a misspelled newspaper ad to a headset that makes sales people sound like they’re speaking through two tin cans and some twine, whether they’re in the office or on the road.
Every year is exciting in the Town of Marana. Our community is one of great dreams and unlimited potential for the more than 40,000 who call it home.
Ahh, January-time to put 2014 firmly to bed and look toward what we want to accomplish in the New Year. So now that all the sweets have been eaten and gifts opened, let’s get focused on some goals that will improve our lives this year.