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(BPT) - Holiday celebrations are a traditional way to cap off the year, but once the ball drops it’s time to usher in a new beginning with New Year’s resolutions.
The Arizona School Administrators has selected Dr. Doug Wilson, superintendent of the Marana Unified School District as the All Arizona Superintendent of the Year for Large Size District.
(NAPSM)—Entre esta temporada de festividades, cuando anticipamos reunirnos con nuestras familias y amigos alrededor de la mesa del comedor, es el momento preciso para tomar cuenta nuestra salud y como nuestros hábitos alimenticios están afectando, no solo a nuestras cinturas, sino a la tendencia a desarrollar una enfermedad crónica.
(BPT) - When Monique Wright-Williams lost her mother to diabetes-related complications, she became determined not to follow the same path.
You’re invited to celebrate the completion of the 14-mile Julian Wash Greenway segment of The Loop on Saturday, Nov. 1.
The Y is so much more than a gym. For 100 years, the YMCA of Southern Arizona has been committed to changing lives by providing a community that is not only focused on fitness, but also on strengthening our Tucson community, living a healthier life, and spending time together as a family. Whatever reasons, Y members have for joining, they find the motivation and guidance needed to reach their fitness goals and nurture their well-being.
The Y is so much more than a gym. The Y is committed to changing lives by providing a community that is not only focused on fitness, but also on strengthening our Tucson community, living a healthier life, and spending time together as a family. Whatever reasons Y members have for joining, they find the motivation and guidance needed to reach their fitness goals and nurture their well-being.
The Downtown Tucson Partnership hosts an end-of-summer bash at downtown's faux sandy beach, located in the empty lot at 5th Avenue and Toole Avenue. The Summer Beach Party will feature volleyball games, carnival games, a sand castle competition, and a children's obstacle course. Beer and wine will be served and live music will be played at 7pm by Jan Cervelli's band, Skyline. Later in the evening, Shrimp Chaperone and Surf Sonics will rock the party with live performances.
Fifty-two businesses and four business leaders in Southern Arizona have been selected as finalists for the Tucson Metro Chamber Copper Cactus Awards presented by Wells Fargo.
Three Republican candidates—House Speaker Andy Tobin, state Rep. Adam Kwasman and rancher/businessman Gary Kiehne—are vying for the chance to take on Democratic Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick in Arizona’s Congressional District 1, a sprawling district that includes most of rural Eastern Arizona and stretches from Oro Valley, Marana, SaddleBrooke to Flagstaff, the Grand Canyon and Northern Arizona Native American reservations.
One would think that law enforcement officers would enforce the law rather than try to circumvent it. Apparently Pinal County Sheriff Babeu missed that part of his orientation to be a sheriff. He said his appearance in Oracle on the 16th was to provide information to the community about these undocumented minors, something he said that the federal government wasn’t doing.
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) - Children everywhere look forward to the long sunny days of summer vacation, but not everything about being away from school is fun and games. Many children who rely on free or reduced cost meals during the school year are at risk of going hungry during the summer months.
Tucson Turf Elite Football swept all five championships they took part in at the 19th Annual Hike It and Spike It Flag Football Tournamentheld in Roswell, NM last weekend.
A new solar panel-topped shade structure in the parking lot of the Northwest YMCA will generate most of the electricity for the center while shaving $1 million off its utility bills.
Deputy County Administrator John Bernal; Solon General Manager Bill Richardson; Dane Woll, President/CEO at YMCA of Southern Arizona; Bill Ward from Pima Community College; and Steve Gonzales from the Northwest YMCA Board break ground for the new solar project at the Northwest Y, 7770 N. Shannon Road. The shade structure will cover about 200 parking spots and provide 84 percent of the electricity for the Y. (Hillary Davis)
(BPT) - Swimming is a popular summer activity and if you have a pool or spa, your backyard just may be this summer’s most popular retreat for friends, neighbors and all of the children that come with them. Adding as many water safety steps as possible is the best way to assure a safer and fun experience this summer.
Northwest Fire District paramedic Sean Dibbern holds the head of firefighter T.J. Giron as YMCA lifeguard Marnie Green assists during a training exercise at the Northwest YMCA.
Camping, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities. Camping teaches self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors, and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership—all amidst the fun of campfires, bugle calls, canoeing, archery, talent shows, and meaningful relationships. Y counselors are dedicated to making sure camp is an amazing experience.
Saturday, May 24, begins the Memorial Day weekend and marks the opening of the swim season at Pima County pools. Pools will be open every day except Friday through Labor Day, September 1. When school starts in August pool hours shift to weekends only. Pools and splash pads operated by Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation are: Ajo Pool (E.S. “Bud” Walker Park), Brandi Fenton Splash Pad, Catalina Pool, Flowing Wells Jr. High School Pool, Kino Pool (Mulcahy YMCA), Los Niños Pool, Manzanita Pool, Northwest YMCA - Thad Terry Pool, Picture Rocks Pool and Splash Pad, and Wade McLean Pool (Marana High School)
Aquatic Center Programs
The Northwest Adventure Day Camp program is a non-traditional program which features traditional camp activities horseback riding, archery, climbing tower, crafts, music, nature programs, sports, as well as an outdoor pool where campers can swim.
For nearly a century, the YMCA of Southern Arizona has led the way as Tucson’s largest and most respected provider of summertime activities for kids. The cornerstones of the Y camps and what make them special are honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring. In addition, the Y adds a unique component to help children develop positive identities, values, and social skills. These building blocks are essential for young people to grow up to be healthy, competent, caring, and responsible adults.