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A new afterschool sixth grade student club at Picture Rocks Intermediate School, has participated in a variety of community outreach and service activities this school year. The “Leadership Club” currently consists of eighteen students, nominated by teachers, all of whom exhibit high academic performance, exemplary behavior, and good citizenship and leadership.
Besides tree decorating, the lights, the food and the spirit - another favorite aspect of the holiday season is the movies. There are so many Christmas movies that can quickly take you back to your childhood, bring tears to your eyes and make the holidays a little brighter.
While most may take a pair of socks for granted, Sun City resident Sandy Jasper knows homeless veterans don’t. For the last seven years, Jasper has taken one month out of the year to collect socks that are then donated to Southern Arizona VA Health Care System.
Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain
Little Caesars Pizza is so excited to be a part of the Catalina community this holiday season. We look forward to serving your needs during this busy time of year.
Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away. Oh sure, some of you have it all under control. Your turkeys are ordered and your centerpieces are made and you’ve already begun testing pumpkin pie recipes to find just the right one. Bravo for you. What? Do I sound bitter? Maybe I am. My hostility has nothing to do with your perfectly-organized holiday. I wish you well, in fact. My hostility is the result of certain impending doom. Okay, maybe that was a little harsh. It’s just that I am expecting house guests this year and I’ve been so distracted by the logistics of pulling off a peaceful holiday that I can’t seem to even think about what might be on the menu.
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This year, celebrate Thanksgiving in style at Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa. Continuing a popular tradition, the resort’s Thanksgiving Day Grand Brunch Buffet will be served in the Sonoran Ballroom for a fuss-free gourmet meal amid gorgeous mountain and city views. Reservations are encouraged.
In “Prisoners,” Director Denis Villeneuve is allowed the privilege few lesser known filmmakers have these days: The chance to not only make a multimillion-dollar American movie with A-list actors, but to also see his vision to the end. It would have been easy for the studio to step in and dumb this material down to another Hollywood thriller. Watching the film, you feel nothing short of grateful that the project was helmed by Villeneuve, whose “Incendies” received an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film. Give him an intelligent script by Aaron Guzikowski in addition to a faultless cast, and you’ve got a recipe for one of the most distinctive crime dramas since “Mystic River.”
My family has this non-negotiable Christmas tradition. Many of them, actually, but this one in particular sets the story. Every year, we clear our respective schedules and gather ‘round the Christmas tree on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We blast our Christmas playlist as—one by one—we hang ornaments from the boughs of our tree. The kids and I absolutely love the tradition because it gives us a chance to reminisce over Christmases past as we unwrap layer after layer of bubble wrap to uncover a pajama-clad Santa or a sparkly twirling ballerina or even a fragile depiction of the White House that we picked up the year we visited Washington D.C. My husband is not quite as fond of decorating the tree, seeing as he is responsible for overseeing the little kids as they attempt to hang our very breakable glass ornaments from boughs high and low. I know he stresses out about it, but it gets easier as the years go on. In fact, this year I was the only one to break an ornament. There’s more to it than the Tannenbaum, though; our traditional tree decorating night wouldn’t be complete without steaming mugs of hot chocolate. This single tradition is the one that officially kicks off our holiday season, but it’s far from the only one we adhere to.
Another successful year! For the past 10 years Sunny Side Up Cafe has been delivering Thanksgiving dinner to all the Golder Ranch Fire Stations so that the on duty staff can enjoy their holiday dinner. We sincerely appreciate all they do for our community.
This morning when I woke up and seen that it was going to be a chilly 63 in Tucson, I thought it would be the perfect day to make a little ham and bean soup and use up that leftover ham bone that is in the freezer from Thanksgiving.
The northwest side of Tucson has its share of wonderful restaurants, and many readers frequent these “good eats” spots ranging from Indian to Mexican and everything in between. Whether you enjoy eating out or cooking Thanksgiving dinner at home, a broken tooth can really put a damper on a wonderful meal.
As most people have been preparing for a Thanksgiving meal where they sit down with family and loved ones, Oro Valley resident Tiffany Lamb has been building up her strength and flexibility for jumping out of a plane over Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner. As I get older, I remember family traditions and how they are important to carry on. When I was a child, we always went to Grandma Peggy’s the night before Thanksgiving. She would make a feast with ham and turkey, mashed potatoes, scalloped corn, green-bean casserole, stuffing, and lots of homemade pies. It was enough for 40 people because that is how many crammed into her two-bedroom home in Southwest Minnesota.
In case you hadn’t been paying attention, men and women are becoming more dissimilar every day and this isn’t particularly good news for the guys. We’ve been confused since as far back as we can remember and here are some recent encounters with this ongoing gender phenomenon.
On Nov. 24, as everyone was feasting on Thanksgiving dinner, Nancy Peek saw this coatimundi hanging around her Northwest backyard for most of the day. The coatimundi didn’t appear at all timid toward people as it approached everyone looking for food.
When it comes to the big-box stores and retailers, few decisions are made without the marketing research to back it up. This leads one to wonder, when exactly did research show retailers that the American consumer wants to buy and prepare for a holiday months ahead of time?
Holiday parties are nearing. How often will you hear people say, “I starved myself all day so I could splurge at dinner tonight”? Will you be one of them?
Devin Fievez, 5, carries a sack of potatoes after leaving the Catalina Community Services Turkey Giveaway that came with Thanksgiving fixings like pie, canned goods, and dinner rolls.
Plates of food flew out the window at a faster-than-usual pace last Wednesday at Claire’s Café in Catalina.
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Thanksgiving is a peculiar time of year.
Thursday, Nov. 18 — Coronado K-8 PTO meeting, 6:45 p.m., library; MUSD governing board meeting, 7 p.m., Marana Municipal Complex.