Wednesday, November 27, 2013 4:00 am
Tucson shopping centers Park Place and Tucson Mall will open at 6 a.m. on Black Friday, Nov. 29, the biggest shopping day of the year. Holiday sales in the U.S. are expected to increase 3.9 percent to $602.1 billion, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey. Additionally, early birds and those walking off a big meal are welcome to visit the many stores that will be open by 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 4:00 am
Students made not only a lot of noise, but also a loud statement as they popped balloons at the Stomp Out Bullying event at Marana High School last week.
Friday, September 20, 2013 10:57 am
Diamond Ventures's annual El Tour 10K and 5K Adventure Run/Walk along the Rillito River Trail benefits Ben's Bells Project and starts/end at St. Gregory School.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 4:00 am
The Children’s Museum Tucson is celebrating literacy during the month entire of September. The Museum will be featuring specialized programming with hands-on educational activities that focus on the importance of literacy.
Thursday, July 25, 2013 11:59 am
You ever hear the saying, “This is about as much fun as watching snails race?” Well “Turbo,” the latest flick from DreamWorks Animation, is literally about a racing snail. It’s also about as fascinating as watching paint dry or watching grass grow. Sitting in the theater, you never feel like you’re observing an animated feature from the edgy, satirical, pop-culture savvy folks at DreamWorks. You feel like you’re watching a cartoon with a thin premise on Nickelodeon. In other words, save your time, save your money, and stream it for the kids when it’s on Netflix in several months.
Fifth-grade students from the Amphitheater School District formed the Ben's Bells "be kind" logo at Copper Creek Elementary School last week.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 4:02 pm
More than 1,000 kids and adults of all ages and abilities on bikes and on foot joined “Grey’s Anatomy” star Patrick Dempsey and top American pro cyclist Tom Danielson at the free Ride On, Tucson! bike party in Armory Park on Sunday, Jan. 20.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 4:00 am
Marana student leaders are looking to make a difference in their schools, having recently participated in the Bonstingl Leaders for the Future 2012 Marana Youth Leadership Summit on Thursday.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 4:00 am
The smell of spring is in the air, which means it’s time to bring the whole family to the inaugural Main Gate Fine Art Festival in the historic Main Gate Square shopping district. This year’s art extravaganza will showcase around 30 artists from across the region along with food, music and fun on Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 4:00 am
Sun Tran announces new bus stop in Oro
Oro Valley Police Chief Danny Sharp speaks to the students at
Immaculate Heart of Mary School Monday morning. Sharp, Oro Valley
Mayor Satish Hiremath, and Ben's Bells founder Jeannette Mare spoke
to the students in the wake of the Jan. 8 shooting speaking about
civility. "Choose to be kind," said Hiremath.
Sunday, January 8, 2012 10:09 am
One year ago, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the
head during a Congress on Your Corner event at the Safeway on Ina
Friday, January 6, 2012 12:32 pm
Tucson, Ariz - Student-athletes at the University of Arizona
will be participating in various community service projects
throughout the week of Jan. 8-15. This week-long event, organized
by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, will allow a variety of
UA teams to give back to the community.
Thursday, January 5, 2012 4:00 am
Before the paramedics, policemen and firefighters responded to
the tragic shooting at Safeway last Jan. 8, another group of
responders were already working frantically to save lives.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 3:00 am
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 6:00 am
Roll's family uplifted by outpouring of
Monday, May 31, 2010 11:00 pm
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 11:00 pm
In a three-classroom high school at PPEP Tec Charter, senior
Gordon Crouch has been busy finding ways to serve the community.
Last Saturday, with the assistance of his peers, Crouch organized a
sign dedication ceremony and fundraiser for the future site of the
Kory Laos Freestyle BMX Memorial Bike Park.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 12:00 am
Art that Heals, an exhibition of art works
that have "a healing role in the life of their creator or viewer,"
has opened at Tohono Chul Park.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 12:00 am
An indoor swimming facility has opened in the Northwest,
co-owned and operated by Rick DeMont, the University of Arizona
associate head coach, former swimming world record holder and
Tuesday, September 1, 2009 11:00 pm
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Ben's Bells, which symbolize kindness and its power in healing, are given to people who spread kindness within the community on a daily basis in honor of Ben Packard, who passed away when he was 2 years old in 2002. "The kids are going crazy to be kind to each other," said Ben's Bells founder Janette Packard of students trying to get kindness coins. "I am so fortunate my child has become something to so many."
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Six-year-old Jamie Yu cleans excess paint off a brush used for decorating Ben's Bells' kindness coins. Janette Packard, founder of the Ben's Bells Project, stopped by Ironwood Elementary School to recognize all the work the students have put into creating and decorating the clay tokens.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Carefully concentrating, Sydney Cole adds some details to a Ben's Bells kindness coin at Ironwood Elementary School last week. Together with eight other schools within the Marana School District and many others citywide, students are helping to decorate 20,000 kindness coins.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Ironwood Elementary students Connor Garrett and Lauren Fisher eagerly decorate kindness coins that are given to students who show kindness. The glazed clay token is then passed on from one student to another.