Friday, November 13, 2015

Bits and Pieces

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is the American Diabetes Association's signature fundraising walk. The 2015 Tucson walk takes place at Rillito Downs on Sunday, November 15th at 7:30 a.m. and the Walk begins at 9:00 a.m. The track is 5/8 mile and participants may do as many laps as they wish. Participants who raise $100 or more will receive a Step Out T-Shirt at Registration on walk day. There is no registration fee, but participants are encouraged fundraise or donate in support of the ADA's mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and improve the lives of all those affected by diabetes.

Having successfully lived as Type 1, insulin-dependent diabetic, for 52 years, this event is very important to me. I apologize for not writing this earlier; however, you can still come to the event, walk, and enjoy the festivities. Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is filled with music, food, kids’ activities, local entertainment and most importantly, the company of hundreds of people who truly understand the impact of diabetes. You can still register online at to help find a cure for the more than 29 million Americans living with diabetes through fundraising.

RED STRIDERS—Step Out participants who live with diabetes—are the reason people walk and raise money through Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes. Who's the Red Strider in your life? Walk for them! RED STRIDERS receive a free red cap to wear while walking.  Don and Diane Bristow volunteer at this event. Please stop by their Red Strider tent and say hello.

Don't miss Oro Valley's largest community arts celebration this holiday season
"Oro Valley, Arizona (November 6, 2015) —The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance has partnered with the Town of Oro Valley to combine two well-beloved and award-winning events into one fantastic holiday weekend at Oro Valley Marketplace, southwest corner of Oracle Road and Tangerine Road. This year, the Town’s Tree Lighting Celebration will be held on Saturday, December 5 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Prior to the tree lighting, the award winning Festival of the Arts will begin at 10 a.m. The free, outdoor festival will feature more than 140 artists specializing in pottery, jewelry, photography, woodwork, metal, textiles and more. The art festival and live music will continue on Sunday, December 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Always an event highlight, the main stage will overflow with over 50 tuba players and their decorated instruments during TUBACHRISTMAS on Saturday, December 5 at 3 p.m." (Town of Oro Valley Press Release)

Final 2015 Issue of "Crimefighter" Is Online 

The Oro Valley Police Department publishes a "crimefighter" newsletter each quarter. The latest edition focuses on frauds and cyber crime. It contains a number of useful suggestions and is well worth reading.

Oro Valley Town Council tentatively adopts Your Voice, Our Future General Plan draft

"Oro Valley, Arizona (November 12, 2015) – At its November 4 Regular Session, the Oro Valley Town Council voted to tentatively adopt the Your Voice, Our Future General Plan draft. Your Voice, Our Future is the culmination of two years of community input and the work of three resident committees resulting in an action-oriented plan that reflects community values and guides quality of life and growth in Oro Valley.

With this tentative adoption, the plan draft will now move forward to the next phase of the project: community outreach, education and the public vote. Beginning early 2016, Your Voice volunteers and staff will be out in the community talking about the plan. Come see how the community’s vision becomes a reality. The plan draft will then return to Town Council for final adoption before the public vote in the November 2016 election." (Town of Oro Valley Press Release)

Two handsome guys!

The local advertising circular published an article this week on the election results. They included a picture of two really handsome guys. Can you identify them?

Have a great weekend!

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