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American families will spend just over $100 each on school supplies alone in their back-to-school shopping this year, a 12 percent increase from last year, according to a recent report from the National Retail Federation.
(BPT) - Green living not only helps the environment, it helps your pocketbook. When making upgrades to your home - whether it’s replacing a light bulb or a total living room makeover - incorporate energy-efficient and repurposed materials to make your living space more environmentally friendly.
As a child, Marana resident Linda Williams had the odds piled against her. Alongside her six siblings, Williams grew up in poverty in a two-bedroom, one bathroom trailer on Tucson’s south side. Her mother was an immigrant who didn’t speak English. Her father struggled with alcoholism. The family had no hot water, no neighbors, and no other relatives living in the United States.
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According to a USA Today report, As many as eight to 10 people are believed trapped in the rubble of two buildings that collapsed in central Wednesday in central Philadelphia.
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The 2nd Annual Renegade Classics – Desert Diamond Casino Santa Claus Toy Run returns Sunday, Nov. 25. More than 1,500 bikers are expected to ride from Renegade Classics to Desert Diamond Casino-Tucson to deliver hundreds of toys to benefit underprivileged children through The Salvation Army and the Tohono O’odham children’s charities.
Not all the Christmas gifts that area children in need receive this year will fit under the tree. One child in particular will wake up to something that will help visions of sugarplums dance in his head – a new bed.
Government has no right to take money
Is Christmas really the most wonderful time of the year, as crooned by Andy Williams nearly 50 years ago?
It’s not too late to “Stuff the Bus” at Ina and Oracle for “Miracle on 31st Street.”
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Salvation Army volunteer Sammy Haroz takes a donated gift from 3-year-old Gabriel Stucki during the Stuff the Bus event last Friday.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Jose Arriola hands gifts to Sammy Haroz, both Salvation Army volunteers, to help fill a Sun Tran bus with gifts at the Walgreen’s at Ina and Thornydale roads. The bus is located now at Ina and Oracle.
Golder Ranch has opportunity for volunteers
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Georgene Birchard, who has volunteered for Catalina Community Services for the past six years, sorts through clothing that will either be placed in the new clothing bank, the Golden Goose Thrift Shop, or passed on to the Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army is partnering with Kohl's on Saturday, July 31, to host Child Spree, a special back-to school shopping opportunity for economically disadvantaged children.
Trout stocked in Lemmon lake
Special to The Explorer
In this space at Thanksgiving, people were urged to be thankful, for all the goodness and health and gifts in their lives.
Service for Luke Davis this Saturday
Cage wishes Melvin a fast, full recovery
In some of Milwaukee's poorest neighborhoods, nearly half of all adults are addicted to cigarettes, despite the fact that prices are nearing $9 a pack while many household incomes are below $15,000.
He could have purchased a nice watch, or a car, or a fancy meal.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Northwest resident Bob Knych chips from a slab of artificial turf on his homemade four-hole golf course in his back yard. Knych spent about $500 making his desert chipping area, including buying 37 fake Christmas trees from the Salvation Army.
Business hasn’t been great at RideNow Powersports, off Ina Road near Old Father. The specialty motorcycle/ATV store struggles to navigate the recession.