Friday, November 30, 2012 4:44 am
(NAPSI)—More than 65 million people, 29 percent of the U.S. population, provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend during any given year and spend an average of 20 hours per week providing care for their loved one. We also know many are the primary care provider for an adult brother or sister. Yet far more attention is typically paid to caregivers in the role of spouse, parent or adult child. While the caregiver role can be enjoyable, even inspiring, it can also be a lot of work.
In many families, siblings and other close family members are often caregivers for a loved one with a disability. (NAPS)
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 12:40 pm
Over the weekend, the communities of Tucson, Marana and Oro
Valley came together to remember, reflect and honor the victims of
the January 8 shooting. From vigils, to Safeway unveiling a
memorial where the shooting occured, thousands turned out at
various events. First responders to the tragedy were honored.
Heroes from the horrific day were recognized, and activities were
centered around healing. The weekend was capped off with the
University of Arizona candlelight vigil, where Congresswoman
Gabrielle Giffords led the Pledge, and candles were lit for all 19
Numerous elaborate and sometimes expensive gifts fill the
office, including this pencil-drawn picture with signatures that,
with the frame, stands more than 3 feet tall. The framed artwork
was donated anonymously.
Summer intern Mary Myles sorts though numerous posters and gifts
given to Gabrielle Giffords to determine who made and sent each
item. The office has made it a point to personally thank, if
possible, each group or person who has sent something to
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 4:00 am
On the first Friday night in October, as the Mountain View High School football team took to the field, some people in the audience cheered, while others quietly had tears well up in their eyes.
Mountain View head coach Clarence “Bam” McRae, right, talks with Richie Estrada, 22, while the entire team donned pink jerseys for breast cancer awareness month.
Earlier this month, Mountain View High School football players wore pink jerseys for a game in support of breast cancer awareness. The jerseys will later be auctioned off.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 10:42 am
Home Instead Senior Care is teaming up with non-profit agencies
and area retailers to sponsor “Be a Santa to a Senior,” a program
that collects, wraps and delivers gifts to lonely and needy seniors
in Greater Tucson area.
Monday, October 24, 2011 10:25 am
After six months of chemotherapy and 33 rounds of radiation,
Kathy Anders is not yet considered a breast cancer survivor, but
she is well on her way.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 3:00 am
In April of last year, Marcia Hay traveled to California to see
her brother, Philip McCulloch Jr., return to the United States
after being deployed in Afghanistan with the United States Marine
Corps. While serving in Afghanistan, the vehicle Sgt. “Mac”
McCulloch was riding in was hit with a rocket-propelled
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 3:00 am
After the Jan. 8 assassination attempt that nearly ended her
life, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has become a household name,
with the world watching as she continues to defy the odds.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 11:00 pm
Earlier this month, Irma Sankman, who is on the board of Friends
of the Oro Valley Public Library, and artist Gail Munden, left,
dedicated the newest art addition to the Oro Valley Library. Munden
created the artwork on the wall behind them to include names of
people who have donated to and supported the library.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Earlier this month, Irma Sankman, who is on the board of Friends of the Oro Valley Public Library, and artist Gail Munden, left, dedicated the newest art addition to the Oro Valley Library. Munden created the artwork on the wall behind them to include names of people who have donated to and supported the library.
Wednesday, May 12, 2004 11:00 pm
Kenneth "KC" Carter is running for a two-year seat on the Oro
Valley Town Council because he believes he has what it takes to
represent his fellow citizens.
Tuesday, March 30, 2004 12:00 am
With an eye on projects and benefits the town would receive, the
Marana Town Council voted unanimously at its meeting March 16 to
throw its support behind all six questions listed on Pima County's
bond election scheduled for May 18.
Sunday, February 9, 2003 12:00 am
Lisa Secan and Mary Snider are moms on a mission.
Thursday, April 25, 2013 4:44 am
(NAPSI)—Five percent may not sound like a lot of anything, but when it comes to building new homes, it can make a big contribution toward putting Americans to work.
Its estimated that if contractors used 5 percent more American-made products when they build a new home, it could help to create over 200,000 jobs. (NAPS)
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 11:00 pm
The Political Action Committee for a Better Marana, a newly
formed citizens group, is in favor of the proposed Marana Regional
Landfill, according to a release issued Friday.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 11:00 pm
In 2008, as I campaigned for the Arizona
Legislature, I heard from household after household about their
concerns regarding the effects of illegal immigration on our
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 11:00 pm
Chances are, you live in one of the six local districts with a
school funding proposition on the ballot. You should vote Yes, as
should people in the 83 other Arizona school districts holding
override or bond elections.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008 12:00 am
Tuesday, April 19, 2005 11:00 pm
April 20, 2005 - Fashion was served April 13 as Foothills moms
strutted their stuff, raising money at the fourth annual Fashion
Fusion fashion show.