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(Family Features) When it comes to holiday gift giving, you can't go wrong with clever gifts that promote unwinding with friends and family. The following gift ideas are perfect for entertainers, tailgaters, wine enthusiasts, craft beer fanatics and more. So go ahead, spread some holiday cheer with one of these hot, new gift ideas - all affordably priced under $50 each. Give your family and friends unique, affordable gifts that help them celebrate not just the holiday season, but all year long.
WASHINGTON – There are many memorials in the nation’s capital that honor veterans of specific wars or particular branches of the military, but the newest addition honors veterans from all branches and all wars who returned with a disability. The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial in the shadow of the Capitol features a reflecting pool, bronze statues and more features honoring their service and acknowledging their sacrifices.
(BPT) - One of the best ways to celebrate the holidays is with a family gift – one that brings a couple or a family even closer.
(NAPSI)—Your adopted pet could be named in an upcoming novel, thanks to a unique contest.
A $1.7 million sale in Stone Canyon late last month is the biggest residential sale in Oro Valley since 2010.
Surrounded by dozens of medals in Cat Vorrasi’s motivational room are two vacant shadow boxes waiting to be filled.
Shannon Goodsell looked all over the state this spring for teachers to fill vacancies at Casa Grande Union High School District, where he is superintendent, but still came up short.
Thanksgiving is a delicious, relaxing affair this year at Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa. While the resort is offering Thanksgiving fare all day, the Sonoran Spa is also offering delightful dessert specials to entice your appetite for well-being.
While the kids happily stroll the neighborhood dressed as Iron Man and Frozen characters this Halloween night, tired adults may just be looking for a chance to breathe. Sure, the downtown bars are likely holding drink specials and costume contests, and that work buddy across the street probably invited everyone to his place for pumpkin spice cocktails and apple bobbing, but that would require effort and getting dressed. For those who are looking to stay in and avoid the madness this Friday night, popping some popcorn, getting cozy with a loved one, and turning to Netflix for a good Halloween horror flick is the perfect way to spend the holiday.
Just in time for Halloween, Oro Valley resident Wally Van Winkle captured this photograph of an orb spider spinning webs, just as it has done for the past month in the plants by his pool.
A ghastly review can be enough to make any restaurateur tremble. But to Steve Dunn, a frightening culinary experience is exactly what he wants for his guests.
Five candidates are seeking election for three open seats in this year’s race for the Metro Water District’s Board of Directors.
Ironwood Ridge and Mountain View meet this week in a game that will put the winner in great shape to win Division II, Section V. Both are coming off of lopsided wins which put them each at 2-0 in the section.
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(BPT) - Soreness, stiffness, tenderness – joint pain can have a direct impact on quality of life. Fortunately, there are a number of proactive steps that incorporate all-natural solutions to help improve joint health and overall wellness.
As you book your next vacation, it doesn’t hurt to think ahead -- way ahead. Technology is changing everything about the way we live, work and play, and travel is no exception.
(StatePoint) As you book your next vacation, it doesn’t hurt to think ahead -- way ahead. Technology is changing everything about the way we live, work and play, and travel is no exception.
(BPT) - When it comes to protecting your family, your home is your fortress. It’s the place where your children fall asleep at night, tucked safely in their beds. It has the backyard where your pets roam freely without any danger of running into traffic. And it’s the place where you can relax, knowing your family is secure.
Bring the entire family to the Marana Oktoberfest featuring Bavarian music, live entertainment, a Beer Tasting Tent, arts and crafts, games, and all water slides and the kiddie pool open. Details: Friday to Sunday, Sept. 26-28, 5-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday; 682-2530 or www.breakerswaterpark.com.
(NAPSI)—Students and teachers in public schools are racing to solve problems that can exist in many communities across the country—such as water pollution and street safety—and they’re doing it with $2 million on the line. The nationwide Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest is helping students engage in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through community-based learning-by taking topics out of traditional classroom settings and exploring, in a hands—on way, how they address issues that affect their lives.
The smell of Brats and the sound of Bavarian music are in the air and the Marana Oktoberfest is here. The official start of this three-day event is Friday, Sept. 26 at 5 p.m. at Breakers Water Park. The festival continues through the weekend, opening from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28. The cost of admission to Oktoberfest is less then a regular admission, you get much more and you can help out a good cause.
Tucson is bracing for a huge storm on Wednesday and the local school districts and municipalities are preparing for the worst.