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The change of the year is always a good time to take stock of the year past, and 2014 was a good year for Pima County.
(BPT) - The Millennial generation encompasses the employees who will be tomorrow’s leaders in America’s companies. In just 10 years, they’ll make up 75 percent of the workforce. This generation of college graduates – buried under student-loan debt and entry-level income – is looking for ways to engage in the workplace and climb out of the recession that has plagued its members in recent years.
Local restaurateur Grant Krueger is serious about authenticity, even if it means inviting a few worms to happy hour.
(Family Features) The holiday season brings a flurry of activity, especially when it comes to entertaining family and friends. While the formal sit-down dinner is still alive and well this time of year, casual holiday gatherings are growing in popularity.
(BPT) - Game day is just around the corner. You and your friends have been talking about the upcoming football game on Sunday afternoon for weeks. You’ve rescheduled everything to keep Tuesday night free for the basketball matchup between top rival teams. You could spend a lot of money and travel time to get tickets to the game, but you’d be stuck peering through binoculars to see the action or wrapped up in many layers of clothing to stay warm. Instead, you can catch every moment of the game comfortable and warm in front of a large-screen TV.
(BPT) - The pressure to prepare for the holidays can be intense – decorating your home, wrapping gifts, preparing family meals…
(NAPSI)—As more physician practices refuse traditional health insurance and fewer medical students pursue primary care medicine, accessing and communicating with your doctor becomes more difficult—but there could soon be change for the better.
(BPT) - Though catching mice has been a popular theme in games and cartoons for decades, preventing rodent invasions is not child’s play. Even the most fastidious homeowners can fall victim to a pest invader at some point.
While The Loft Cinema has been embracing the Holiday spirit with their recent Sing-A-Long Spectacular and correlating Ugly Sweater contest, this coming Saturday (Dec. 20th) continues in the grand Loft tradition with a midnight showing of the 1975 cult classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” A signature event for Tucson’s premiere art theater that has lasted 36 years (and counting), this fishnet filled affair tells the story of young couple (Barry Bostwick & Susan Sarandon) who break down in the middle of nowhere and find their way to a curiously isolated castle. Once inside, they meet mad scientist/transvestite Frank N. Furter (insert knee slap here) and a group of similarly zany house guests who all participate in the creation of a “living muscle man.”
Those at the UA who are advancing the medical humanities want to see the arts become more closely integrated with the STEM fields. It's picking up steam.
(BPT) - Your porch should be a warm, welcoming outdoor living space that offers comfort and helps make a house a home. Whether you want to remodel your porch from the ground up, or just give it a refreshing new look and feel, it’s easier than you think to create a perfect porch.
(BPT) - Everyone wants to throw the party friends rave about well into the new year. But busy folks just don’t have time to weave their own pine bough wreaths or turn paperbacks overflowing on the coffee table into an artfully arranged “tree” complete with a star and twinkling lights. You need ideas and you need them fast – and easy. You need holiday hacks for real moms! Here are six:
Jackson Tavern, the latest concept from Metzger Family Restaurants, is scheduled to open this week at 2900 N. Swan Road in Plaza Palomino. It draws its inspiration from the coastal towns of New England, and its menu features creative twists on regional classics from Rhode Island to Maine.
Interfaith Community Services is topping off an extraordinary year by inviting the public to one or both of two annual Holiday Open Houses. The events will feature food, music and fellowship to celebrate the community’s support, as well as an opportunity to learn more about the great things that have been happening.
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The Town of Marana expanded their annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, providing an event with a number of different attractions for families.
Oro Valley’s top officials know the town’s recently unveiled plans to raise sales taxes and to purchase the El Conquistador golf and recreation facilities seem rushed and unorthodox – but it’s a rare opportunity that may never come around again, they say.
(BPT) - The heat is definitely on this winter. With winter storms hitting many parts of the country early in the season, furnaces are plugging away, causing rising heating bills. Space heating is the largest energy expense in the average U.S. home, accounting for 45 percent of energy bills, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Consumers are looking to keep their homes cozy as the temperature continues to drop, while also having manageable utility bills.
(Family Features) Handcrafted decor sets a festive tone throughout the house for all your holiday celebrations this season. Deck the halls with these spirited craft ideas from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores that transform your home into a holiday haven with cheerful color across the mantel, personalized gift tags, a whimsical use for ornaments and even a way to include your four-legged friends in the fun.
Mountain Vista Fire District will host a Holiday Open House Saturday, December 6, at Station 620 located at 9310 N. Shannon Road, and Saturday, Dec. 13, at Station 610 located at 1175 W. Magee Road, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The wait-all-year-for-them Thanksgiving weekend spending sprees were weaker this year nationwide, thanks to early promotions, online shopping and an improving economy that means consumers aren’t as reliant on the deep discounts of Black Friday.
(BPT) - Holiday sales are expected to reach more than $600 billion this year, an increase from 2013 according to the National Retail Federation. For the average household, that equates to spending $804 on gifts - up 5 percent from last year. And rest assured retailers will be pulling out all the stops to get you to spend more than you initially planned. That is why it’s easy to get carried away with the spirit of the season and overspend. But before you let Scrooge-like tendencies get the best of you, here are three tips to stress-free holiday spending.
The Hotel Congress Lobby Gallery presents an exciting new exhibition entitled Temple of Shadows, composed of photographs by local artists Abigail Gumbiner, Annu Palakunnathu Matthew and David H. Wells. This long term project, almost twenty years in the making and never before shown to the public, is a collection of fifteen prints that portray Temple Emanu-El throughout its renovation. The juxtaposition of the black and white photographs, representing the pre-renovation, and the color photographs, representing the post-renovation, connote feelings of re-purpose for the present Jewish History Museum.
A long-running debate over two major General Plan amendments in Oro Valley has moved beyond the Planning and Zoning Commission after each passed in a 6-1 vote on Nov. 20.
The Oro Valley Police Department would like to provide the public with some safety tips for the upcoming holidays.