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Devin Townsend earned the moniker as the “Mad Scientist of Metal” but more and more he should just be considered a musical mad scientist.
(BPT) - The autumn leaves bursting into vibrant reds, lively oranges, and brilliant yellows signal a new season for home entertaining. If you need a little inspiration, look no further than your favorite outdoor spot to update your table setting with the hottest colors for fall 2014.
Members of American Legion Auxiliary Oro Valley Unit 132 understand the sacrifice members of our armed forces have made to preserve the freedom enjoyed by all Americans. To honor our fallen heroes, auxiliary members will wear a red “remembrance” poppy as a sign of their appreciation on Memorial Day weekend.
(Family Features) Watermelon conjures images of warm weather days, refreshing sweetness and the delightful dribble of sticky juice trickling down your chin. Though it is, indeed, a delicious seasonal snack, watermelon is a healthy treat that can be enjoyed year-round and all day long, too.
The annual spring explosion of yellow, purple and blue wildflowers in the Arizona desert may be lackluster this year because of the dry winter.
The Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance will be hosting a Celebrity Chef Showcase on Saturday, March 15 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. It will be held at the Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa.
Several Tucson artists are among more than 60 Arizona artists from around the state whose nature-inspired artworks are on display at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in an alliterative exhibition titled “Birds, Blooms and Bugs.”
Southern Arizona is blessed in many ways. We have spectacular sunsets, majestic mountains, and a generally salubrious winter climate. Despite the occasional cold front that touches down, withering any tender plants, winters are, on the whole, great for growing all the plants we can’t have in the summer.
Having the highest mortality rate of any mental illness and often unseen to the human eye, eating disorders make up more than 24 million people in the U.S. Wanting to take action to help those in need, the Desert Star Addiction Recovery Center started an eating disorder program this year.
A look into this week's events and happenings.
Executive Director Richard Poppy, talks about the new eating disorder program that is offered at Desert Star Addiction Recovery Center. The program addresses anorexia, bulimia and compulsive over eating.
When it comes to Arizona wildflowers, most folks immediately think of the showy golden poppies that appear around Picacho Peak. You can have that - and more.
When wildflower season comes around, poppies are usually a big draw in Southern Arizona.
Visitors traveling along I-10 between Phoenix and Tucson can’t miss the prominent 1,500-foot peak at Picacho Peak State Park. The park and surrounding area are known for its unique geological significance, outstanding and varied desert growth, and historical importance. The unique shape has been used as a landmark by travelers since prehistoric times.
Its been 30 years since Catalina State Parks opened in the Coronado National Forest north of Oro Valley.
Poppies blooming are a big draw during the spring at Catalina State Park. But, year-round many visit the park for the scenery, wildlife and hiking and biking trails.
Oro Valley resident Karen Borth is making a difference with Tucson veterans as a volunteer in the Casas Adobes American Legion Auxiliary, Post and Unit #73. Along with her fellow volunteers, Borth helps fundraise for the increasing number of homeless and needy veterans in Southern Arizona.
Throughout history, the Sonoran Desert has come to represent an oasis of healing. It creates an ideal environment in which to find one’s sense of inner peace.
Richard Poppy, executive director and owner of Desert Star Addiction Recovery Center, has the philosophy that in treating an addiction, he wants people to understand it is an illness, not a moral failure or due to a lack of self control.
There are a variety of views along Catalina State Parks from the rugged mountains to the beautiful California Poppies currently in bloom.
The charm of a desert in bloom
While near the Biosphere 2, Elisabeth Wheeler snapped this photo of Mount Lemmon off in the distance, the Santa Catalina Mountains and a hill covered in Mexican golden poppies.
A weed is any plant growing where it is not wanted. But we want plants in the desert, don’t we? Sure, but even in the desert there are a number of invasive and troublesome weed species.