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It's officially award show season and, while the awards won't be given out until Feb. 22, the Oscar nominations were released today.
The Golden Globes took over the small screen last night. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted celebrating, in Fey's words, "all the great television shows that we know and love as well as all the movies North Korea was OK with."
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona is launching its 2015 kids cooking contest aimed at motivating Arizona kids to incorporate healthy options into their daily food choices. For the fifth consecutive year, the company is looking for great-tasting, kid-inspired side dishes for the Walk On! Kids Cooking Challenge. Children ages 9–12, living anywhere in the state of Arizona, are encouraged to submit their healthy, and tasty, side dish creations for a chance to win great prizes and an opportunity to prepare and share their masterpiece at a Phoenix Suns home game.
(BPT) - Take a lap around the mall or flip through the catalogs in your mail pile, and you’ll quickly notice a saturation of massage products in the market right now. While some of these gadgets are gimmicks, some are definitely not, especially if you live by the recommended 150 minutes of weekly exercise. According to Chris Freytag, wellness expert and founder of Get Healthy U, one key to maintaining this healthy routine is consistent massage.
(BPT) - The glittering icicles, crisp white snow and a simple unspoken elegance – the wonder of winter has suited weddings well for many years. Today, Disney’s Frozen has renewed interest in winter weddings, with more couples choosing a sophisticated theme that is inspired by the style and storyline of the popular film.
After reading the Explorer this past week, I was absolutely shocked to learn about the upcoming vote by our city council to purchase the El Conquistador Golf Club. I don’t know what our city council is thinking but obviously they are totally oblivious to all the golf clubs across the country having financial difficulties and that includes Arizona and Oro Valley. Might I point out the financial distress for The Gallery, Stone Canyon, Vistoso, Oro Valley CC - and the list goes on and on? And why the secrecy and rush to purchase? It was stated that a survey of 500 people (really? only 500 people in the entire city of Oro Valley?) indicated a desire for a “community center”. Who are these 500 people? Where do they live? For something this important, a survey of the entire city should have been taken.
Let me first state that I am absolutely opposed to the acquisition of the El Conquistador property. I am also in disagreement that Oro Valley needs a community center as one of its top priorities. Lastly, I am shocked that a decision of this magnitude including financial impact to our community is allowed two weeks for input.
(NewsUSA) - Congratulations, guys, on being so in love that you can save yourself at least one big headache this holiday season.
DVD releases for 12/16
On Tuesday we got the fall finale of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and we got more questions than answers. Some characters are dead, others “dead” and a few more transformed.
(Family Features) This holiday season, create a welcoming environment for your guests. From getting your home ready for company to managing the many messes that come with a packed home, there are several cleaning tips to help you enjoy the fun at hand without the extra stress.
(Family Features) In the fashion and design world, alternative materials that emulate high-end looks are trendy not only for their lower price point and low maintenance qualities, but thanks to advancements in design and technology, are often hard to differentiate from the real thing.
(StatePoint) If you’ve hired a contractor to work on your home, you may not recognize the impact you had on trends and innovation in the home improvement industry.
The Hotel Congress Lobby Gallery presents an exciting new exhibition entitled Temple of Shadows, composed of photographs by local artists Abigail Gumbiner, Annu Palakunnathu Matthew and David H. Wells. This long term project, almost twenty years in the making and never before shown to the public, is a collection of fifteen prints that portray Temple Emanu-El throughout its renovation. The juxtaposition of the black and white photographs, representing the pre-renovation, and the color photographs, representing the post-renovation, connote feelings of re-purpose for the present Jewish History Museum.
Add Oracle’s eighth annual Holiday Gifts & Art Market to your list of this month’s shopping destinations. Featuring an eclectic selection of handcrafted décor and gifting ideas, it opens Dec. 5-7 and continues Dec. 10-14 and 17-21.
Sticks and stones may break your bones, but for Stacy Gowler, they make great custom cutting boards and coasters.
(BPT) - Every year, some items make the list of “hot” holiday gifts, only to turn tepid next year when something trendier comes along (think banana hair clips and leg warmers). Yet one gift category has proven its enduring appeal for thousands of years. Diamond jewelry remains one of the most welcome and meaningful holiday gifts. However, diamond jewelry can get expensive quickly.
Most of us remember Michael Keaton’s successful string of comedies in the early 1980s that started off with “Night Shift” and “Mr. Mom”. Afterwards, he starred in Tim Burton’s highly anticipated “Batman” in 1989. By 1992, he once again played the caped crusader in “Batman Returns”, earning Keaton widespread acclaim. Then something happened; Keaton’s movies were more “misses” than “hits” until he seemed to disappear from cinema screens overnight. Keaton’s career had fallen into the category of insignificance. He missed out on meatier roles and blockbuster box office winners. Years later, even as he found himself providing voices to successful animated films (“Cars”, “Toy Story 3”), Keaton was never handed that potential Academy Award acting part or movie. Until now.
South Park is a show known for stirring up controversies and generally angering people with its satire and a pair of creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who firmly believe that no topic or celebrity is safe from their ire. People do tend to forget, however, that South Park does sometimes like to touch on relevant topics, not just make fun of people.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued an emergency permit Thursday allowing researchers to capture and conduct DNA testing on a creature seen near the Grand Canyon that resembles a gray wolf.
A $1.7 million sale in Stone Canyon late last month is the biggest residential sale in Oro Valley since 2010.
This home in Stone Canyon sold late last month for $1.7 million, making it the biggest residential sale in Oro Valley since 2010.