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(Family Features) Taking time in the fall to prepare your lawn for the colder months ahead will pay dividends come spring and allow you to enjoy lusher, greener grass when temperatures rise again.
(StatePoint) Halloween trails only behind Christmas when it comes to spending on decorations. Americans spent an estimated $6.9 billion on Halloween in 2013, according to the National Retail Federation.
According to a report produced by the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Science, gardening with vegetables can be fun and provide highly nutritious fresh food.
Anxiety, hypertension, elevated heart rates, interrupted sleep patterns and headaches are just some of the side effects commonly associated with energy drinks, and those problems are more pronounced in children, according to a recent University of Miami study.
(BPT) - If you’ve sweltered throughout summer and have noticed your cooling bills increase every month, now may be the opportune time to consider some home improvement upgrades that will let you better manage your HVAC equipment while lowering your monthly expenses.
1. Obama vows justice for James Foley
The Town of Oro Valley will add 500 acre-feet of Central Arizona Project (CAP) water to its potable water system after the completion of a blending facility at Calle Buena Vista, near Hardy Road.
Ah, summertime in Arizona. A time for cooling off in the backyard swimming pool, barbecuing with family and neighbors and planning our seasonal escapes to cooler climates. It’s also the time when living in an energy-effient home can mean the difference between receiving a monthly electricity bill that’s manageable and one that causes your blood to boil.
As water levels continue to drop from regional-area groundwater wells, the City of Tucson and Metro Water District are in the beginning stages of counteracting the decrease by exploring how to combine groundwater with CAP (Central Arizona Project) water, which delivers about 1.5 million acre-feet of water annually from the Colorado River.
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(Family Features) For everything from paying for lunch to paying the water bill, a checking account is the primary tool many Americans use to make day-to-day financial transactions. But for many consumers free checking is becoming a thing of the past as banks notify their customers that “free” accounts are being discontinued.
(BPT) - Deck season is in full swing, but before you mix that pitcher of lemonade or fire up the grill, you may want to give your deck a much-needed makeover.
Oro Valley’s primary election date is quickly approaching on August 26, 2014. In addition to voters being asked to select mayor and town council candidates, also on the ballot will be an extension of the town’s local alternative expenditure limitation, otherwise known as the “home rule” option, listed on the ballot as Proposition 414. It is important for Oro Valley residents to understand what home rule is and the consequences of either a “Yes” vote or a “No” vote on this issue.
Following on the heels of the entertaining and successful 2011 “Rise of the Planet of the Apes’”, this motion picture was supposed to take the humanity vs. ape conflict to a whole new level of fervor. The bitterness and meanness of the apes was expected to escalate, while the few humans who survived the Simian Flu outbreak gathered and plotted a strategy to dominate once again. Instead, the “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” storyline gets stretched out to the point of appearing artificial and lackadaisical.
In 1891, Dr. James Naismith was in search of a physical indoor game that could be played by athletes during the cold winter months in Springfield, Mo. At the YMCA’s Springfield College, Naismith hung two peach baskets on either side of a room and the game of basketball was invented. This may be a fact that a lot of basketball fans already know, but do they also know that the sports of volleyball and racquetball were also invented at the YMCA?
(BPT) - With the demand for electricity and natural gas rising, right along with energy costs, American homeowners can easily spend hundreds of dollars a month on utility bills.
(NAPSI)—More than 95 percent of Americans have cooked outdoors in the past year and 80 percent of U.S. households have an outdoor barbecue, grill or smoker, according to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association.
(NAPSI)—Three hours spent scrubbing my deck and driveway and 10 minutes scrubbing the inside of a trash can.
(Family Features) Whether you’re seeking the view from the London Eye, the thrill of zip-lining in Belize or the taste of an icy cold gelato in the streets of Rome — summer adventure is calling.
(Family Features) Rising temperatures and a break from school make this time of year ideal for family getaways, and the nation’s parks and waterways provide a naturally refreshing escape with recreation and activities the whole family can enjoy.
This film is a deeply emotional roller coaster ride about life and unfinished business. It boldly takes on the subject of cancer and all of its painful side effects for a young teen, who is unwilling to yield to the deadly disease. “The Fault In Our Stars” refuses to be a movie solely about cancer and the pain it causes, instead focusing on relationships and living life to the fullest. Yes, pain demands to be felt; but it doesn’t need to be at the expense of friends, family and true love. The narrative triumphs because it doesn’t shy away from the lives that cancer affects while illustrating the strength to keep moving along in life. Such an emotional, touching journey is difficult to impart upon viewers through the big screen, but this film nails it.
You’ve probably heard a lot of fish stories over the years.
Political posturing in the guise of climate change denial is dangerous. Richard Brinkley’s political rantings against the Obama Administration in the May 14 issue of The Explorer have obviously clouded his judgment on the climate change issue. Either that or as he approaches the twilight of his time here on our planet he simply does not care about the future generations that will be left behind.
(NAPSI)—It’s quickly becoming the most popular gathering space in the home.