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Chances are if you have been to an event in Marana that requires a host or emcee, then you have seen KOLD news anchor Dan Marries. Since he first moved here in 1999, Marries has tried to be involved in a wide variety of functions.
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(BPT) - With summer bringing the celebration of our country’s freedom and a bit more flexibility in our hectic schedules, it’s also a time to reflect on the American dream: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. For many Americans, that means seeking success and prosperity by building their own business.
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On Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Oro Valley Police Department, Oro Valley Optimist Club and the Kyle Franks Foundation will host the sixth annual Drug Awareness Day for all fifth-grade students in the Amphitheater School District.
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Each year brings the promise of exciting new opportunities for communities across the country. In Marana, we are optimistic that 2014 will be a year filled with positive developments that move our town forward in many ways.
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The Foothills Optimist Club, for the eighth year, has donated money to the Marana Pool program by providing free passes to underserved youth.
Marana Mayor Ed Honea receives a $1,000 donation from Wally Smith, president of the Foothills Optimist Club. This is the eighth year the club has donated money to help pay for summer swimming passes for the Marana Pool.
The Foothills Optimist Club is donating $1,000 to provide swim passes for the Town’s program for underserved youth. Representatives will make a check presentation to Mayor Ed Honea on Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Marana Pool (13250 N. Lon Adams Road).
This Optimist Oro Valley Junior Championship is the Arizona qualifier for the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Players will have their entry fee, accommodations (room and board) and, possibly, their transportation paid into the International event if they win their bracket.
The Foothills Optimist Club is donating $1,000 to provide swim passes for the Town’s program for underserved youth. Representatives will make a check presentation to Mayor Ed Honea on June 13 at 1 p.m. at the Marana Pool (13250 N. Lon Adams Road).
The school year is ending and the coolest place to spend the hot summer months is the Marana Pool. When the thermometer hits 100 degrees, people want to hit the water.
Canyon Del Oro High School’s two forensics teams took first and third place at the Crime Scene Investigators State Challenge, April 19-20.
Fifth graders from Oro Valley and surrounding areas no doubt had a lot to talk about on their bus ride back to class from the town’s fifth-annual Drug Awareness Day, held at Riverfront Park on Friday.
The Marana Police Department, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, Meth Free Alliance, Fraternal Order of Police, Optimist Club, Northwest Fire District and Pima County Wastewater, is hosting a Dispose-A-Med event Dec. 15. The events are at Target on the corner of Ina and Thornydale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Last week, the Oro Valley Optimist Club donated more than $5,500 to the University Medical Center from its Pennies for Kids Cancer fund drive.
Oro Valley Optimist Club members, Don Cox, and Jim Oppenheimer, left, present Sara Kroll-Franks, who is with the UMC Pediatric Oncology Dept., with a check for $5,621.63 to be used for iPads and MP3 players for children going through cancer treatment.
Benny Benson with the Marana Optimist Club places out free cookies. The club gave out free hot chocolate and about 600 cookies throughout the night, Saturday.