- Your Voice
In honor of last weekend’s Academy Awards recognizing the best movies of 2014 in February of 2015, I bring you the top-25 albums of 2014. In reality this list was begun in mid December, but as I perused other lists I discovered so many other great records. Better late than never, right?
(StatePoint) Do you have dinner with your kids? It’s become almost a luxury today, with our crammed schedules. And yet, numerous studies show that no other hour in your children’s day will deliver as many emotional and psychological benefits as the one spent unwinding and connecting over food and conversation.
(StatePoint) In today’s age of technology, it’s easy for teens to reject books in favor of gadgets. As these emerging technologies become increasingly important in society, parents should reinforce the educational and entertainment benefits of reading.
(NAPSI)—If you could open a time capsule from the most loved toys from throughout the last 100 years, you’d see that what’s old is new again on the toy aisle this year, and classic brands are expected to be the biggest hits for Christmas 2015. Many of these brands have reinvented themselves in modern ways to reach today’s savvy kid consumer, yet still offer the same trusted attributes that parents/grandparents know and love.
Sony and Marvel Studios have come to an agreement that will have Spider-Man web-slinging his way into the Avengers universe in no time, and just like that, millions of comic book nerds across the world rejoiced. Although most details regarding the transition are still unclear, a few key facts have come to light. The most prominent of which is that Andrew Garfield will likely not be reprising his role as the (inexplicably) cool and charismatic Peter Parker that he played under the Sony banner. Instead, Marvel is looking to reboot the franchise for the third time in 13 years, and cast a new actor to put on the tights. Here are a few actors who could do justice to the role.
On Jan. 18, at approximately 2:40 a.m. Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) responded to the Walgreens at Lambert and La Canada in reference to a burglary alarm. Officers arrived on scene within a few minutes and observed a male leaving the business and running towards the rear of the business. After a short foot pursuit he was taken into custody. Officers found the front door glass smashed in and several packs of cigarettes and alcohol on the ground of the Walgreens.
(BPT) - Today’s changing social environment and confusing messages about drugs and alcohol may be making it even more difficult for teenagers to get their bearings as they move toward adulthood. That is why it is more important than ever for parents to know what is going on in their kids’ lives and have the skills to respond to their teens appropriately.
(NAPSI)—According to a recent Nielsen report, if you’re like most Americans, you spend 11 hours a day with electronic media. For teenagers and young adults, the numbers are likely even higher. Data from Pew Research indicate that mobile Internet access is even more common among American teens than adults.
The Civic Orchestra of Tucson will perform a concert of light classics and will feature the talented teenage Powe String Trio on Tuesday, January 27, at The Highlands at Dove Mountain Clubhouse. The concert will be proceeded by a silent auction at 6:30 p.m. followed by music at 7:00 p.m.
In the wake of much-debated cases like that of Michael Brown, the Ferguson teenager who was shot and killed by officer Darren Wilson following an altercation, the subject of body cameras has become a common talking point – President Barack Obama going so far as to request $263 million from Congress to equip officers across the nation with them.
From the back of a packed Oro Valley Town Council chambers, near the doors ordered open by the town fire marshal, one of the many skeptics of the town’s proposal to purchase the Hilton El Conquistador’s country club couldn’t contain his irritation.
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For the majority of Americans, “the most wonderful time of the year” is also the most stressful season. In a recent survey, 90 percent of respondents said they stressed over at least one aspect of the holidays. For older adults in particular, this may be the year to slow down, take stock of the holidays, and sidestep the stressors. Doing so can pay off in immediate benefits for physical and mental health.
(BPT) - The days are flying quickly past, and the holiday season will be over before you know it. If you haven’t completed – or even started – your holiday gift shopping yet, don’t worry; there’s still plenty of time to get everything accomplished.
The wrecked truck which was stolen by two teenagers.
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.
(BPT) - Her grandfather fought in World War II, her father in Vietnam and her college boyfriend in Desert Storm. Her best friend of 30 years was a Navy recruiter. Yet when Vivian Wall’s two young children asked why they should care about Veterans Day, she was unsure how to communicate its significance.
(BPT) - For teenage girls debating what they want to do with their lives after high school, the adjectives challenging, exciting, rewarding and empowering may not always be used as part of the discussion. But maybe they should be, because there are many opportunities available for high school graduates that encompass these traits, and women are encouraged to seek them out.
(BPT) - Cheryl Edwards was the host of her own radio talk show. But what she wants to talk about these days is how she made it through what she says was the darkest period of her life and how there’s hope for others to do the same.
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