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Even though the recession took a hard hit to cities throughout Arizona, residents can remain hopeful and optimistic – especially those in the town of Marana.
The concept was complex and controversial: California companies would be allowed to exceed limits of carbon-dioxide emissions by paying to protect rainforests abroad.
1. Court rules overturns Virginia's same-sex marriage ban
Pima Community College Center for the Arts announces its 2014-2015 Season: ENCORE! The new season follows on the back of last season’s record attendance with the goal of delivering an eclectic and interesting selection of Pima’s theatre, music and dance performances; gallery exhibits of contemporary works by national and regional visual artists; and special events worthy of ovation. The Center for the Arts complex, situated on PCC’s West Campus, consists of the Proscenium Theatre, the Black Box Theatre, the Recital Hall and the Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery.
1. Israel steps up its Gaza offensive as death toll rises
(BPT) - The smell of fresh-cut grass, the cascade of blooming flowers, and the laughter from outdoor entertaining are a few of summer’s favorite moments. With the warm weather in full bloom, you may be looking for easy do-it-yourself projects to spruce up your backyard before the guests arrive.
On May 20, the Marana town Council unanimously approved a $115 million tentative budget for the 2014/2015 fiscal year, a $32 million increase from the current year.
Tortolita Middle School’s Service Learning Class will celebrate the completion of their Aquaponic System during a dedication ceremony May.
Buffelgrass issues continue in Southern Arizona while volunteers break their backs digging out buffelgrass in Southern Arizona the U.S. Department of Agriculture is promoting a cold-resistant strain of the “noxious weed” that will spread it even further. While Saguaro National Park contemplates spraying herbicides on buffelgrass with helicopters, Texas calls Pennisetum ciliaris its “wonder grass.” The Buffelgrass Seed Company in Corpus Christi today sells six varieties of the weed with the slogan, “We help America grow.”
(BPT) - More and more homeowners are embarking upon home improvement projects, spending nearly $200 billion a year on home renovations, according to the National Association of Home Builders. If you’re looking to make some home improvements without breaking the bank, spend smartly and invest time and money now into the projects that will pay back later.
Birds are singing, flowers are blooming, it can only mean one thing -- spring has sprung. May 9, which is National Public Gardens Day, is an ideal time to celebrate the warmer weather and visit a local garden.
(BPT) - Listing your home for sale? Or want to? First impressions can make the difference in attracting prospective buyers. Many buyers make decisions based on emotion. To appeal to emotions, and make a positive first impression with prospective buyers, present your home at its best.
The first dirt has been moved at Naranja Park, jumpstarting a $2.3 million improvement project scheduled for completion by the beginning of 2015.
For those that think gardening in the desert is difficult or near impossible, Marana resident John Keller would beg to differ.
1. U.N. withdraws Iran's invitation to Syria peace negotiations
I read with interest a recent opinion piece by Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller, “Pima County taxpayers deserve better.” Her interpretation of the facts to support her views, is a far cry from real analysis.
Members of the Marana Parks and Recreation Department gave a presentation to the council on Dec. 17 regarding the development and construction of the Marana Heritage River Park.
1. Congressional negotiators reach a budget deal
A new report detailing findings of a national survey of heritage food recovery has revealed that despite high numbers of endangered plants and animals, thousands of unique fruits, vegetables and other food items are returning to American markets and tables.