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Tucson’s “The Loop”

Tucson’s “The Loop”

| February 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Loop is one of the best outdoor experience treasures of Tucson, a   multi-use cycling/pedestrian system that, when complete, will encircle Tucson with 55 miles of paved trails – no motors allowed. A great deal of The Loop follows alongside the Pantano, Rillito, and Santa Cruz river washes, making sections ideal for bird watching […]

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Summit for Arizona Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Summit for Arizona Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

| January 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

When: Sunday, January 29, 2012; 9am to 4pm Where: Holiday Inn 777 N. Pinal Avenue, Casa Grande, AZ Cost: Free What: Arizona Grandparent Ambassadors Community Outreach & Advocacy Summit At The Community Outreach and Advocacy Summit, grandparents will get practical information to help with raising their grand children, share the challenges they face, and work […]

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Tucson Senior Olympic Festival is “Game On” for Adults Over 50

Tucson Senior Olympic Festival is “Game On” for Adults Over 50

| December 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Tucson’s 28th Annual 2012 Senior Olympic Festival will run from January 14 through January 29 at various locations in the Tucson area. There are dozens of scheduled competitions including archery, cycling, billiards, racquetball, numerous shooting events, swimming, track & field, and of course the phenomenon of Pickleball.  Many of the competitions have various age brackets […]

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Ironwood Tree Experience Challenges and Prepares Tucson Teens

Ironwood Tree Experience Challenges and Prepares Tucson Teens

| November 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Every once in a while I run across a program that really catches my attention. The Ironwood Tree Experience, a teen outreach program of the Tucson branch of Prescott College, did just that. It’s a blend of physical and group challenges, Eco-learning, community action, and all out fun. Teens can register for beginning-level Eco programs, […]

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A Salute to Veterans on Veterans Day

| November 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

It’s Veterans Day and, despite our varied political opinions, today is a day to remember that our military is made up of our sons and daughters, dads and moms, and that sometimes they are doing incredibly difficult things in far away places. I’m glad mine are home safe after many deployments, and I hope yours […]

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Free Admission on Donor Days at Tohono Chul Park

Free Admission on Donor Days at Tohono Chul Park

| November 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Tohono Chul Park is offering free admission on selected Fridays in exchange for donations to local charities. Tomorrow’s featured charity is TAMMS, the Tucson Area Marine MomS organization. TAMMS is requesting heavy thermal socks, hand and foot warmers and thermal packs, gloves (bow hunter style) that have fingers that fold back, wet wipes, toiletries, batteries […]

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Nonprofits are Essential to a Community’s Business Sector

| November 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

In this HuffPo article, Robert Eggar writes about the essential backdrop of community and quality of life services that nonprofits provide – and we mostly overlook – that make a city attractive to for-profit enterprises, and how legislators across the country are decimating services. If nonprofits excel at leveraging the power of volunteers to multiply […]

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AARP Arizona to Hold Open House at Tucson Information Center

| September 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

AARP Arizona will hold an Open House at the AARP Tucson Information Center on Thursday, October 13, from 1pm to 6pm. The Information Center serves as an informational hub for AARP programs on Driver Safety, Tax assistance, WorkSearch, Medicare and more. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. […]

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Donate to Charity and Receive Full Arizona Income Tax Credit

Donate to Charity and Receive Full Arizona Income Tax Credit

| September 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Arizonan’s have the opportunity again to donate to approved charities that help the working poor and receive full dollar-for-dollar credit on their Arizona income tax filings. This is a tax credit, not a deduction, meaning that 100% of your donation, up to the maximum $200 for a single filer or $400 for a married couple, […]

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Volunteer to Remember 9/11 – Day of Service Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer to Remember 9/11 – Day of Service Volunteer Opportunities

| September 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

Do you want to put a little elbow grease, or shoe rubber, in for a good cause to remember and commemorate 9/11? Here are a few local Day of Service opportunities that might be of interest. World Care 9/11 Walk World Care was at ground zero providing supplies and help. The proceeds from this event […]

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