Events

Faith Communities Gather to Host Mental Illness Conference

Faith Communities Gather to Host Mental Illness Conference

Daylong conference focuses on faith, mental illness Interfaith Community Services will present a unique, daylong conference at the end of this month on the powerful intersection of faith and mental illness. Funded by the David C. and Lura M. Lovell Foundation and the Community Partnership of Southern Arizona, “Faith Communities & Mental Illness: Mind, Body, Spirit […]

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IRS Exempt Workshop

IRS Exempt Workshop

Know the difference between tax-exempt and nonprofit? Are you compliant with reporting? What are the upcoming issues that might involve your organization? If you have questions about compliance, or the benefits of being tax-exempt, this one-day Exempt Organizations workshop from Lodestar is for you. It’s worth the trip to Phoenix (and the $50 registrations fee.) […]

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Registration Open for Erik Hite Foundation Fun Run

Registration Open for Erik Hite Foundation Fun Run

Annual fund raiser at Reid Park raises money for child care services for emergency services personnel Registration is now open for the 2014 5k and Family 2 Mile Fun Run. The Erik Hite Foundation, named after slain Tucson Police Officer Erik Hite, provides a child care facility for children of emergency services personnel, who often […]

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News

Faith Communities Gather to Host Mental Illness Conference

Faith Communities Gather to Host Mental Illness Conference

Daylong conference focuses on faith, mental illness Interfaith Community Services will present a unique, daylong conference at the end of this month on the powerful intersection of faith and mental illness. Funded by the David C. and Lura M. Lovell Foundation and the Community Partnership of Southern Arizona, “Faith Communities & Mental Illness: Mind, Body, Spirit […]

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The Value of Your Volunteers Just Went Up

The Value of Your Volunteers Just Went Up

Independent Sector’s annual valuation increases to $22.55 per hour The estimated value of volunteer time increased by 41 cents in 2013 in a report out just in time for volunteer week. The Independent Sector (IS) figures are widely used as a state-by-state valuation for recognizing volunteer service as well as applications for grants, if the organization […]

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Tohono Chul Park Seeks a Volunteer Services Coordinator

Tohono Chul Park Seeks a Volunteer Services Coordinator

It might be the best volunteer-coordinator type job in Tucson. At least as far as working in one of the most beautiful garden settings in Arizona. If you are a rock star with volunteers, toss your hat in the ring. Here is the Position Announcement.  

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Technology

Microsoft to release long-awaited Office for Mac update in 2014 – report

Microsoft to release long-awaited Office for Mac update in 2014 – report

Microsoft is reportedly preparing to ship a new version of its Office for Mac productivity suite later this year in what would be the first major update to the software in nearly four years. via Microsoft to release long-awaited Office for Mac update in 2014 – report.

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Facebook Tweaks News Feed Look

Facebook Tweaks News Feed Look

New look has “the best of both worlds” Facebook has announced a new look for the News Feed. It doesn’t look like the version they showed us a year ago. Testing showed that users liked the bigger photos but had trouble with navigation.  This is an update to the visual layout, and doesn’t affect what […]

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The streaming stick wars begin with Roku’s purple dongle | Ars Technica

The streaming stick wars begin with Roku’s purple dongle | Ars Technica

The Roku stick is a small dongle with an HDMI plug on one end and a micro-USB port on the other. The device requires a power adapter and must be plugged into either a USB port or draw AC power from the wall. Read more at The streaming stick wars begin with Roku’s purple dongle | […]

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Health

More Americans exercise while they work

More Americans exercise while they work

See on Scoop.it – Successful Aging: Healthy, Vibrant, Engaged, Independent Glued to your desk at work? Cross that off the list of excuses for not having the time to exercise. See on azstarnet.com

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Fitness Trackers Still Need to Work Out Kinks | MIT Technology Review

Fitness Trackers Still Need to Work Out Kinks | MIT Technology Review

See on Scoop.it – Successful Aging: Healthy, Vibrant, Engaged, Independent The latest fitness-tracking wristbands need to get in better shape before they’ll earn a spot on my wrist. See on www.technologyreview.com

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FDA: Anti-bacterial soaps may not curb bacteria

FDA: Anti-bacterial soaps may not curb bacteria

See on Scoop.it – Successful Aging: Healthy, Vibrant, Engaged, Independent WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than 40 years of study, the U.S.   Ken Charvoz‘s insight: Back to regular soap and hot water… See on www.sfgate.com

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Volunteerism

The Value of Your Volunteers Just Went Up

The Value of Your Volunteers Just Went Up

Independent Sector’s annual valuation increases to $22.55 per hour The estimated value of volunteer time increased by 41 cents in 2013 in a report out just in time for volunteer week. The Independent Sector (IS) figures are widely used as a state-by-state valuation for recognizing volunteer service as well as applications for grants, if the organization […]

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Nominations Open for the 13th Annual Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards

Nominations Open for the 13th Annual Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards

Awards are high honors for individuals and groups Nominations are now open for the prestigious Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards. Individual award categories include Lifetime Achievement, National Service, and awards for adult and youth. Groups are also eligible, with categories for small and large organizations and youth groups. Anyone can nominate their favorite volunteer, or business […]

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Reid Park Bash Celebrates Volunteerism

Reid Park Bash Celebrates Volunteerism

Free event celebrates volunteerism in Tucson Enjoy live music, prizes, food trucks, and more at the Seize the Day, Impact the Future event on October 5 at the Reid Park Bandshell. This free event celebrates the spirit of volunteerism in the community and features local nonprofits and their efforts. Nonprofits can participate as exhibitors for […]

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Environment

Spring Greening Competition Recycles Items Into Functional Art

Spring Greening Competition Recycles Items Into Functional Art

Check out the finalists in inhabitat’s Spring Greening Design Competition. These are some ingenious uses of old magazines, CD cases, yogurt bottles, even video tape and film rolls. I’m making the one above to bring a little order to my desk (I hope). Read more at finalists « Inhabitat – Spring Greening Competition.

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Largest Capture of Glacial Calving Ever Filmed

Largest Capture of Glacial Calving Ever Filmed

“Chasing Ice” captures the rapid retreat of earth’s glaciers Chasing Ice is the awe-inspiring video documentary of the earth’s disappearing ice. This clip captures the calving of a glacier the size of lower Manhattan breaking off, the largest recorded event of its kind. Enjoy the clip, then take some time to visit the film website […]

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Keeping Tucson Clean and Beautiful

Keeping Tucson Clean and Beautiful

This month, City of Tucson Environmental Services (ES), in partnership with Tucson Clean & Beautiful, Inc., will kick off the second annual “Know Where to Throw” waste diversion collection event. The goal of “Know Where to Throw” is to increase the community’s’ awareness about recycling and reuse opportunities available in Tucson beyond the blue barrel. […]

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Faith Communities Gather to Host Mental Illness Conference

Faith Communities Gather to Host Mental Illness Conference

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Daylong conference focuses on faith, mental illness Interfaith Community Services will present a unique, daylong conference at the end of this month on the powerful intersection of faith and mental illness. Funded by the David C. and Lura M. Lovell Foundation and the Community Partnership of Southern Arizona, “Faith Communities & Mental Illness: Mind, Body, Spirit […]

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One Soda Per Day Raises Diabetes Risk, Study Suggests

One Soda Per Day Raises Diabetes Risk, Study Suggests

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

See on Scoop.it – Successful Aging: Healthy, Vibrant, Engaged, Independent Here’s yet another reason for giving up soda: A new study out today suggests that just one 12 ounce serving of a sugar-sweetened beverage can raise the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 22 percent. Since most research on the evils of […]

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The Value of Your Volunteers Just Went Up

The Value of Your Volunteers Just Went Up

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Independent Sector’s annual valuation increases to $22.55 per hour The estimated value of volunteer time increased by 41 cents in 2013 in a report out just in time for volunteer week. The Independent Sector (IS) figures are widely used as a state-by-state valuation for recognizing volunteer service as well as applications for grants, if the organization […]

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