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(BPT) - The winter months should be a time when you can slow down and cozy up next to the fireplace with a blanket and good book. Instead, you may often find yourself juggling multiple commitments with your family, keeping an eye on the weather for winter storms, and balancing the increasing amount of work in your inbox.
A new strain of flu for which there is no complete vaccine has made national headlines and created murmured concern locally after Pima County saw its first pediatric flu death since 2009.
Sitting in his home a few hours after a Maricopa County judge declared the results of a recount that determined he wouldn’t be returning to Congress next year, Ron Barber reflected on his two-plus years representing Southern Arizona.
Last year, Catalina Foothills High School students Griffin Johnston and Vaughn Sherman took a scene from the play “Boys Next Door” and acted it out during the annual Arizona State Thespian Festival. They didn’t win anything, but were happy with their performance.
This week’s Marana Town Council meeting will have two main items, one controversial and one that, while very important, should be pass with little drama.
Two fortunate occurrences helped save Mary Jessie Herrera’s arm, and possibly her life, after being hit by two rounds from an AK-47 during an ambush in Iraq. Today, Herrera and the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes organization try to come in to aid combat-wounded veterans when they need it most.
In the midst of the aftermath of a massive data breach, at least one thing is going well for Sony Pictures. In only five days after its release through video-on-demand sources, Seth Rogan and James Franco’s movie “The Interview” has made over $15 million in online sales and nearly $3 million in sales through the small collection of theaters that showed the film.
(NewsUSA) - When considering lighting design, chances are you picture major fixtures like ornate chandeliers, groupings of colorful pendants or elaborate track lighting. However, even small fixtures, such as portable lamps, can transform a room, according to the American Lighting Association (ALA).
(NAPSI)—Over the next two weeks, millions of Americans are expected to make this holiday season one of the busiest for travel on record. Many drivers will take longer road trips than last year, due in no small part to major relief at the pump. Across the U.S., consumers are currently paying less than $2.40 per gallon for regular gasoline, the lowest average price since May 2009.
(Family Features) Winter is a great time to experiment with new culinary creations that incorporate the bold flavors of wine for delicious results. Nothing pleases the senses quite like a comfort food dish on a chilly evening. If you’re planning a menu for just you and your mate, a small group of close friends or a full-blown dinner party, stock up on great wine selections to complete the menu.
I was very disappointed to discover that a small group of citizens is planning a legal move to block the Oro Valley acquisition of the El Conquistador Country Club (ECCC) property, which jeopardizes a much-wanted community center. Sadly there is also a group of Sun City residents who have joined in. This group is only concerned with their own interests and not the greater good of Oro Valley.
(NAPSI)—After surviving breast and ovarian cancers, 90-year-old Grace Ruby’s health was very fragile. Knowing she needed to take active steps to improve her health, she joined the SilverSneakers® Fitness program and began to exercise regularly at her local YMCA. In fact, she loved the class so much that she was instrumental in starting a new 7 a.m. class that now has nearly 30 participants. Today, she is also the self-proclaimed class greeter, and takes pride in knowing each one of her classmates personally.
(Family Features) The holiday season provides the perfect opportunity to go all out for your guests. From decor tips to hosting secrets, it only takes a few special tweaks to make your party the talk of the season.
(BPT) - Latina moms juggle many priorities. You are entrepreneurs growing businesses, community leaders advocating for change, and still caring for children, parents and spouses who all rely on you for guidance and support. As part of this role you also need to make sure your children are embracing their culture, exploring new opportunities, and preparing for their future.
(BPT) - Holiday celebrations are a traditional way to cap off the year, but once the ball drops it’s time to usher in a new beginning with New Year’s resolutions.
(BPT) - Whether a loyal pal like Lassie is what you’re looking for, or a Garfield–like couch potato is more your speed, a pet can make a wonderful addition to your family. But there is more to choosing a new pet than simply falling in love with a cute face. Making an informed and well-researched decision can lead to a happy home life for both you and your pet.
Sorry, Thelma Grimes, but I take issue with your article. Your critique of the Oro Valley Town Council’s recent decision does not bear scrutiny. Give the hard working and dedicated staff of the town a break.
The bighorn sheep reintroduction project in the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson is ill-advised. The habitat on the mountain isn’t suitable, and the sheep have a right to live their lives without heavy handed management.
(Family Features) With Americans traveling more than ever today, both domestically and internationally, it’s important to develop smart traveling habits. Whether you are venturing around the world or road-tripping across your home state, traveling smart is a must if you want to get the most out of your vacation without spending more.
Two environmental groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday aimed at forcing the federal government to protect Arizona’s diminishing cactus ferruginous pygmy owl population under the Endangered Species Act.
(BPT) - In our current economy, when many live paycheck to paycheck, why do so many choose to give some of it away to charity? The fact is helping others is part of what makes us human. It doesn’t matter the age or background of the donor – it feels good to make a difference, and that starts by donating to a worthy cause close to your heart. But making a difference isn’t the only reason for donating. There are additional drivers for giving that go beyond funding a particular cause, and understanding these reasons will help you get the most out of your annual donations this year.
(BPT) - Every year, many Americans resolve to change or improve something in their lives in the coming months. Too often, their January fervor to take control fizzles by February. But a new approach to managing resolutions could make 2015 the year you achieve meaningful, lasting change.
Many new jobs in local towns nationwide are coming from a somewhat unexpected place, according to new statistics. Local jobs nationwide are increasingly tied to consumers and businesses abroad, say researchers.