(Family Features) If you’re like thousands of other car owners who neglected maintenance during the brutal winter months, your vehicle could use a little extra care by now. Setting aside some time will help get your vehicle ready for the spring and summer driving season.
(NAPSI)—Over 1 trillion gallons of water are wasted in the United States every year from easy-to-fix household leaks. That is the amount of water used by more than 11 million homes every year!
The Marana Town Council held a special study session in addition to their normally scheduled meeting on Feb. 17 and a few major decisions were made.
(StatePoint) You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but you can judge a home by its exterior. Making your home the envy of the neighborhood starts with boosting its curb appeal.
(NAPSI)—There is new hope for the nearly five million Americans suffering from emphysema, an advanced form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A clinical trial is under way studying a new, minimally invasive procedure that may help them breathe easier without surgery.
The new year is shaping up to be a big year for the Arizona Department of Transportation, as the agency will be working on several new and existing projects that will aid economic development and support the efficient movement of goods and services across the state.
Saguaro National Park’s Tucson Mountain District will offer a three-day Wilderness Camp for young people 10 to 14 years old on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Feb. 26-28.
It was a case that looked like it might never be solved.
(NewsUSA) - In today's health-conscious times, chances are you read the labels of grocery items at the store before tossing them into your cart. And if you've ever accidentally shrunk a favorite sweater, it's a safe bet you check clothing labels before putting them in the washing machine. But when was the last time you checked the label when purchasing light bulbs?
(StatePoint) Greek yogurt in your body wash? Body powder in a spray can? What makes some products sink and some products swim? According to the experts, it comes down to innovations like these, as nearly 50,000 new packaged goods products are introduced each year into the market.
(BPT) - February is still part of peak flu season. For adults, coming down with the flu can translate to missed work and complications. Children risk missing school and, for younger children, complications related to the flu can be even more severe than in adults – sometimes fatal.
How about a compromise? Give the O.V. Town Council their golf course if they agree to leave Big Wash completely alone, no roads, homes or schools. This area bordered by Tangerine, Rancho Vistoso and Innovation Parkway is a much needed and viable open space for the diverse amount of wildlife that not only live there but depend on it to move from one area to another. It would also provide a constant respite from the overwhelming amount of high density homes that continue to flourish.
There are many reasons to love living in Pima County and I would be hard pressed to pick my favorite. That said, I know our mild winters with crisp, bright days inviting us to enjoy the outdoors is near the top of my list. This weather – and our county’s reputation for being a vibrant, healthy, and active community – is a major reason our area is a popular destination for visitors from across the globe during winter months. We welcome these guests with open arms, excited to meet new friends and experience new cultures. But with winter visitors come winter germs, and the best way to ensure our community remains healthy is for each of us to make sure we’re taking care of ourselves and our health.
(BPT) - Whether you’ll be dining out with a new love, sharing a romantic dinner at home, or enjoying a night out with your besties, you’ll want to look great on Valentine’s Day. Creating just the right look doesn’t have to be overwhelming; a few simple tips, tricks, tools and techniques can help you wow your Valentine’s Day companion.
With two zoning code changes to two separate locations, the undeveloped properties on the east side of First Avenue in Oro Valley are soon going to be built upon.
(Family Features) There's nothing quite like a hearty, homemade meal to help warm up those cold winter nights. And with a well-stocked pantry - or "Cantry" - delicious meals, like Turkey Green Bean Chili and Home-Style Chicken Pot Pie, are just a few cans away.
(Family Features) With so much time spent in the bathroom, it is important to give that space a little TLC like the rest of the home. Almost everyone that enters your home sees your bathroom. From changing accessories to a total bath remodel, it is important that it receives a little refreshment. A bathroom should be an oasis, and the environment that it displays directly correlates with just how relaxing it is.
(BPT) - The big game is just around the corner, and it’s an exciting time to plan and attend parties, gather with friends and enjoy the most-watched television event of the year. But did you know that the average big game party with 30 guests can create up to 80 pounds of waste? While the players on the field are putting points on the scoreboard, you can also score big at home ... with the environment. Follow these easy eco tips from Unilever Project Sunlight, an initiative to encourage people live more sustainability and learn how you can be a game changer for this year’s big game.
(BPT) - Whether you’re motivated by a workplace initiative, a personal goal or the opportunity to teach your children lifelong positive habits, now is a great time to become more environmentally friendly. Earth Day is April 22, but there’s still plenty of time to develop eco-friendly habits before the big day arrives.
Saguaro National Park is offering a variety of hikes and talks this winter that explore the park’s wonderful natural and cultural histories. Program listings also are available on the park’s website, www.nps.gov/sagu, or on Facebook. Interpretive programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Program schedules are subject to change; call the visitor centers for updates or reservations.
Teachers who want to learn more about impacts of stormwater pollution and other facts about the water cycle to apply to their classroom curricula have the opportunity to learn more at events held by Arizona Project WET, a program of the University of Arizona’s Water Resources Research Center and supported by Pima Association of Governments and its Clean Water Starts With Me outreach campaign.
(BPT) - The start of the spring semester in the classroom is a great time for teachers to refresh the room so all learning goals can be accomplished before the end of the year. Sometimes a refresh involves disinfecting everything to help students stay healthy. Perhaps this year's refresh even involves incorporating some new decor and bright colors. This semester, help your students stay energized all spring long, right up until the final bell rings for summer break:
(BPT) - An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure – especially for small businesses grappling with the high costs of worker absenteeism. Employee time lost to health issues costs American businesses $84 billion a year. For U.S. businesses, helping workers stay healthy costs far less than the financial impact of having them miss work for illness or injury.
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.
In a recent meeting, the Marana Planning Commission approved a development plan and voted to recommend two rezoning requests, which will now go before the town council for final approval.