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(Family Features) What makes a healthy and satisfying snack for children? A well-balanced snack with good nutrition can help kids grow and provide them with the proper support and energy needed for school, sports and other daily activities. Parents have the best intentions when looking for nutritious options for their children, but challenges related to lack of access or knowledge of nutritious foods have contributed to an alarming trend. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity rates in the U.S. have more than doubled in the past 30 years, with over one-third of children currently overweight or obese.
(NAPSI)—There’s good news for parents looking for a positive way to keep their kids entertained when there is no school. There is an affordable way to keep kids connected to the Internet.
Former CDO standout Shelley Duncan was named the manager of the Hillsboro Hops, the Single-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Duncan, who retired from baseball last year. He was set to be a volunteer assistant at the University of Arizona before taking the position within the Diamondbacks organization.
(BPT) - There are few things more pleasurable than curling up with a good book on a cold winter day, and if you have a reader on your holiday gift list, you’ll likely want to create that experience for them. With so many great books out there, how do you find the right book for the right person?
(Family Feature) Brighten up the holiday of those you love with these thoughtful gift ideas. Now you have everything you need to wrap up the seemingly endless quest for the right holiday gifts. Use this handy guide to select the perfect presents for everyone on your list.
(NewsUSA) - Wow.
The Oro Valley Marketplace was set alight with the bright faces of hundreds of children and their parents, each anticipating the arrival of the big man in red himself.
Chabad of Oro Valley will ignite a public menorah erected at the Oro Valley Public Library followed by a community-wide celebration on the 2nd night of Chanukah, which falls out on December 17. The ceremony will feature greetings from Mayor Hiremath, a fantastic fire show, hot latkes, fresh donuts, lively music, and crafts for kids.
(BPT) - When it comes to giving technology gifts, it’s hard to stay “in-the-know” about what’s the latest and greatest. Yet, technology gifts are always some of the most popular gifts to receive.
(BPT) - The new year is a great time to start fresh. Many people commit to exercise more, stress less or make healthier food choices. Incorporating small, sustainable changes, versus dramatic, large-scale lifestyle shifts, can make it much easier to stick to your resolutions. This year, instead of overhauling your entire diet, resolve to improve your health with simple tweaks to your everyday meal and snacking routine.
(BPT) - If you make New Year’s resolutions, you’re not alone. About half of Americans make special goals for each new year, according to University of Scranton research. Unfortunately, you’re also not alone if you break them, as only 8 percent of people are successful in achieving their resolution. Why do so many people fail, and furthermore, what’s the secret to success?
There is hardly an aspect of baseball in Marana that Allen Gillespie has not had his hand in. Gillespie has taken his love for the game and literally made it his life. He is truly Marana’s “Mr. Baseball.”
20 years ago a handful of former Marana football players decided to get together and play a game on Thanksgiving. The original game was between players from two different graduating class with some serious bragging rights at stake. 20-years later it is a tradition open to any former Tiger letterman and coach.
(BPT) - Are you ready to say goodbye to diapers, strollers and bottles? Are your kids starting school and becoming more self-sufficient?
Canyon Del Oro High School senior Bridget Doucet finished her final season in cross country on top of the podium, winning the Division II State Championship. However, for any other runner, it may have been just the final race of her high school career, but for Doucet it capped off a marathon of not only becoming the best in her favorite sport, but also in defeating a yearlong battle against anorexia.
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(BPT) - Today’s holiday wish lists certainly have a lot more digital items than they used to. Whether it’s for school, work or personal use, everyone wants the latest technology. If you’ve started your shopping search already, you know the market is full of different types of devices. So how do you know which technology is the right option for the loved one on your list? It can be confusing, but don’t worry; the information below can help you make a wise choice and ensure your gift is the star of the holiday season.
(StatePoint) This holiday season, keep in mind the notion that what your children play with can have a large impact on their interests and brain development. So when it comes to a walk down the toy aisle, parents are becoming more discerning, leading smart toymakers to design toys with a learning component that’s equally as important as the fun.
In many ways Marana’s 31-28 loss to Flowing Wells was a microcosm of their season. The Tigers were close, but in the end the Tigers’ youth and a few costly plays meant the difference between a win and a loss.
(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.
(Family Features) Now is the season for enjoying backyard BBQs and poolside parties with friends and family - not being trapped in the house for pre- and post-party cleaning. With a little planning, you can minimize time spent on daily chores and maximize time spent soaking up the sun and creating memories with guests.
(BPT) - Your mother probably told you “fish is brain food.” Turns out she was right.
While the kids happily stroll the neighborhood dressed as Iron Man and Frozen characters this Halloween night, tired adults may just be looking for a chance to breathe. Sure, the downtown bars are likely holding drink specials and costume contests, and that work buddy across the street probably invited everyone to his place for pumpkin spice cocktails and apple bobbing, but that would require effort and getting dressed. For those who are looking to stay in and avoid the madness this Friday night, popping some popcorn, getting cozy with a loved one, and turning to Netflix for a good Halloween horror flick is the perfect way to spend the holiday.
Austin Perkins’ pass dropped into the arms of Jorge Flores and the celebration was on. Tucson High took a 21-17 lead with 26 seconds left and the Badger players, coaches and fans were in full celebration mode. However, 23 seconds later, it was the Mountain View faithful who were celebrating a 24-21 win.