Sierra Vista News and Announcements

  • Rooftops Newsletter: Everyone Has To Eat

    There is little to dispute that statement. Food, as we all know, is critical to maintaining life and health. Everyone does have to eat, but not everyone has to, or even wants to, eat the same things. The evidence of that can be found in the aisles of every supermarket and th...

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  • Earth Talk: Risks of chemical drain clog removers

    Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard that the chemicals we use to unclog backed-up drains are harmful to our health and the environment. Can you suggest safer alternative products or methods? – A.S.   Chemical drain clog removers do contain some pretty harmf...

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  • Rooftops Newsletter: Somebody's Grandmother Is Hungry

    Here at NFESH it is not unusual to answer the phone and find a reporter with questions about our senior hunger research on the other end of the line. Typically, those callers cover news beats focused on aging or health or poverty or safety net programs. In other words, they ...

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  • Prostate On-Site Project “POP”, to hold Prostate Cancer Screenings in Sierra Vista, Bisbee, Douglas!

    Prostate On-Site Project, a medical mobile service, will be providing affordable prostate cancer screenings to men forty years and older or younger if a history of prostate cancer runs in the family. What you should know:  Prostate Cancer frequently presents ...

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  • Oktoberfest at Veterans Memorial Park

    From: Oktoberfest

    Sierra Vista’s largest and best fall festival is coming. Autumn in Sierra Vista is Arizona at its finest. It is the perfect time to enjoy delicious cuisine available from a variety of food vendors. Live entertainment will enthrall you at Der Biergarten. Enjoy a carniva...

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  • West End Fair 2017

    From: West End Fair

    Enjoy a full day of fun, food and family entertainment in Sierra Vista's downtown district. The fair features live music, entertainment, exhibits, information booths and vendors offering arts, crafts and refreshments. Cochise Mustang Club’s American Classics Car Show displ...

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  • This Week's Homes Sold in Sierra Vista

    Below is the list of recently sold homes for Sierra Vista AZ. You can review MLS sale prices, home details and public records (including data from the tax assessor's office information) for all of the houses sold recently in Sierra Vista. Be sure to bookmark this page and vi...

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  • AmericanTowns PR Tool: Getting publicity for your Sierra Vista organization has never been easier

    If your nonprofit group in Sierra Vista is looking to let the community know about an upcoming event, activity or initiative, our PR Tool is here to help! Here's how it works: when you post information to our Community Corner, you get automatic, FREE access to this easy-to-u...

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  • Rooftops Newsletter: How Do You Solve A Persistent Problem?

    When the Problem is Persistent, The Solution is Persistence Again this week, as the news focuses on the President’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year, news outlets across the country are carrying stories raising questions about what impact cuts in spending for ...

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  • Earth Talk: If I stick to grass-fed beef, can I live with myself environmentally?

    Dear EarthTalk: Even though I know a vegetarian diet is better for the environment, I love cheeseburgers and a good steak every now and then. If I stick to grass-fed beef, can I live with myself environmentally?  -- J.S. Yes and no, depending on how much ...

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  • Sky Island Tour 2017

    From: Sky Island Tour

    A scenic one-day bicycle tour in Cochise County, Arizona.  Sky Islands are known in the southwest as mountain ranges surrounded by radically different lowland environments.  All Sky Island tour rides are a loop, beginning and ending at the Windemere Hotel in Sierra Vista, ...

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  • Rooftops Newsletter: Friday Friends

    Friday Friends  In this space at the end of February, when we announced that Enid Borden had once again been invited to be a Regular Contributor to the HuffPost, we wrote “While readers can expect many of her columns to reference the hunger problem, that won’t b...

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  • Earth Talk: Is it true that the Paris climate accord as it stands won’t be enough to stave off cataclysmic global warming?

    Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that the Paris climate accord as it stands won’t be enough to stave off cataclysmic global warming anyway, even if the U.S. and the other participating countries honor their commitments? -- A.T. To date, 197 countries have sig...

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  • Earth Talk: Attractive Solar Panels

    Dear EarthTalk: Why do rooftop solar panels have to be so big and unsightly? Are there any better-looking alternatives out there? -- M.L. If aesthetics is the reason you’ve been holding off on converting your home to solar power, 2017 just might b...

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  • AmericanTown's Heroes: Accountants Help Seniors With Taxes

    If being kind and generous to others makes one happier, than people who volunteer or who give their time to help others must be among the happiest in the world. Just ask Lynn Boulware, who has been nominated as a Community Volunteer Hometown Hero for her work preparing taxes...

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  • Rooftops Newsletter: Waste Not, Want Not

    In this space we generally focus on big waste, that is, we report on the work that we are doing through our What A Waste® projects at Senior Nutrition Programs across the country. We look at the progress that these SNPs make after they learn -- through separating, measur...

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  • Earth Talk: Dogs, Cats and Climate Change

    Dear EarthTalk: Is it really true that our dogs and cats are major contributors to climate change, and if so what can we do about it? -- C.S. Unfortunately, our beloved dogs and cats do produce shockingly high amounts of greenhouse gases that contri...

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  • AmericanTowns Heroes: Citizens Get A Lesson in Gardening And Community Building

    Not everyone has a green thumb, but for those who do, coaxing healthy plants from soil and seed is easy. For those who don’t, there are books and videos and if you are in Richmond, Virginia and want to learn about growing flowers, fruits and vegetables, you can join up wit...

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  • Earth Talk: Lithium Batteries

    Dear EarthTalk: Is the extraction of lithium for lithium ion batteries really worse for the environment than fracking?   -- M.N. In a world of modern technology, lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are hard to escape; they’re in cell phones...

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  • Earth Talk: What are "Intentional Communities"?

    Dear EarthTalk: What are so-called “intentional communities”? And are there any in the U.S. that are sustainability-focused? -- E.M. By definition, an “intentional community” (IC) is a planned residential community built around commonly held...

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  • Earth Talk: Global Warming and the evolution of wildlife species

    Dear EarthTalk: Could global warming really already be a factor in the evolution of wildlife species? -- V.D. No doubt the quickly changing climate is already triggering various evolutionary shifts in a wide range of species. And while we can’t be sure ...

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  • Earth Talk: Neil Gorsuch and environmental policy

    Dear EarthTalk: If Neil Gorsuch is confirmed to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court, what will be the implications for environmental and climate policy?  -- JM Environmental leaders aren’t particularly jazzed about Neil Gorsuch as Donald Tru...

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  • Earth Talk: Fuel Efficiency and 18 Wheelers

    Dear EarthTalk: It’s obvious that our cars are getting greener every year, but what about 18 wheelers? -- P.M We all rely on heavy duty trucks to haul as much as 80 percent of the goods we use and consume. But those ubiquitous 18-wheelers are also a big con...

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  • Earth Talk: Reducing Carbon Footprint With Gamification

    Dear EarthTalk: What are some ways people are using games to help reduce their carbon footprints? -- LM Environmental advocates and organizations are increasingly employing gamification—defined by Merriam-Webster as “the process of adding games or game-like elem...

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  • Earth Talk: Pesticides effects on the environment

    Dear EarthTalk: Even though pesticides may take an environmental toll, isn’t it worth it given how many more mouths we can feed thanks to their use?                   -- M.J. ...

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  • Earth Talk: Michael Bloomberg's Environmentalism

    Dear EarthTalk: Since when did Michael Bloomberg become a great environmentalist? -- J.M. Michael Bloomberg was primarily known as a financier and media tycoon long before he became one of the most beloved mayors in New York City history. But what most people still...

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  • Earth Talk: Climate change and the affect on real estate values

    Dear EarthTalk: How will climate change affect real estate values? -- J.W. It’s not surprising that questions like these are on readers’ minds today, given the relentless hurricanes in the Southeast, the devastating wildfires in California and other clima...

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  • Earth Talk: Geoengineering solutions to address climate woes

    Dear EarthTalk: Are there any realistic geoengineering solutions to our climate woes and why haven’t we started employing them yet? -- A.M. Geoengineering our way out of the climate crisis is something so drastic that no one really wants to admit it mig...

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  • Earth Talk: Over-Fortified Processed Foods

    Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that much of our food—including cereals and snacks eaten by children—is actually over-fortified with excessive amounts of vitamins and minerals that can be dangerous to our health? -- Diane S. Added nutrients in the processed foods we...

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  • Earth Talk: Volvo ending their production of gas-powered engines

    Dear EarthTalk: Does Volvo’s embrace of electric cars signal the beginning of the end of the gas-powered internal combustion engine? ­-- Macy Vigneault, New Orleans, LA Volvo has announced that it will only sell hybrid and electric cars beginnin...

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  • Earth Talk: Train vs Bus

    Dear EarthTalk: I always assumed the train was the greenest form of mass transit, but a friend told me I would be better off taking the bus. Could this be true?  -- J.M. Most of us assume that train travel—whether for getting around town, commuting to w...

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  • Earth Talk: B Corporations and their effect on the environment

    Dear EarthTalk: I know what C Corporations, S Corporations and LLCs are, but what are “B Corporations” and how does this status help the environment? -- R.G. C Corporations, S Corporations and LLCs are legal business structures distinguished by ...

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  • Earth Talk: Green Gift Ideas

    Dear EarthTalk: I want to set a good environmental example with my gift-giving this holiday season. Any tips on how—or even better, what—to give greener? -- J.P. The holidays are a time for giving but it is also important to be conscious about s...

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  • Earth Talk: Shift from retail to online shopping

    Dear EarthTalk: How do environmentalists feel about the amount of packaging waste consumers have to deal with now that shopping has largely switched over from retail shops to online stores?  -- J.B. This past holiday season marked the first year that holiday ...

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  • Earth Talk: Green Booze

    Dear EarthTalk: What’s the latest in greener booze? Are there any good organic beers, wines or liquors out there? -- MR Perhaps no other industry has responded to the greening of consumer preferences quite like beverage producers. From wine to beer to s...

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  • Earth Talk: Fuel Cell Cars in the United States

    Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that fuel cell cars are finally available for mainstream drivers in the U.S.? -- JM For years, green car enthusiasts have been heralding the dawn of a new era of pollution-free driving powered by fuel cells, which combine ...

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  • Earth Talk: Farmers and Climate Change

    Dear EarthTalk: How are farms and farmers dealing with climate change? -- M.H. Agriculture may well be one of the industries hardest hit by the effects of global warming. The non-profit Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a leading environmental advocacy...

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  • AmericanTown's Heroes: Ride for Reading Delivers Books to Kids on Bikes!

    Reading is Fundamental is an expression you may have heard. In addition to being the name of an organization whose mission is to foster literacy across the country, it has also been the theme of ads, songs, videos and campaigns aimed at inspiring a passion for reading. To be...

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  • Earth Talk: Was Hurricane Harvey caused by global warming?

    Dear EarthTalk: Was Hurricane Harvey caused by global warming? -- T.D. The short answer is no. No single hurricane or weather event can be directly linked to the general phenomena known as climate change. “Climate change does not cause things, because c...

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  • Earth Talk: Cool Holiday Gifts for Vegans

    Dear EarthTalk: I’m looking for cool holiday gift ideas for a strident vegan who won’t tolerate items that make use of animals or animal products. Any ideas? -- D.H. Well…an Omaha Steaks gift box is definitely off the table as an idea, but there are...

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  • Earth Talk: Yellowstone grizzlies off of the endangered species list

    Dear EarthTalk: Is the federal government’s decision to take Yellowstone’s grizzlies off of the endangered species list good news or bad news for the iconic bear?   -- J.E. It depends who you ask. The majority of environmental and wildlife advoca...

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  • Earth Talk: Environmental Justice in the Trump Era

    Dear EarthTalk: What is meant by “environmental justice” and how is it under assault in the new Trump administration?  -- M.G. Environmental justice is defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as “the fair treatment and meaningful i...

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  • Rooftops Newsletter: Hunger and Local Health Data: Putting the Two Together

    Finding Solutions to Senior Hunger In the Face of Growing Need and Shrinking Resources For nearly a decade now the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (NFESH) has been commissioning and disseminating independent academic research on the causes, consequences and, regret...

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  • Earth Talk: The EPA and the environmnet

    Dear EarthTalk; I would like to know what good the EPA has done for the environment?   -- M.W. Without the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans would breathe dirtier air, drink more polluted water and live and grow food on contaminat...

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  • Earth Talk: President Obama's Environmental Legacy

    Dear EarthTalk: Now that his second term is winding down, what will President Barack Obama’s environmental legacy look like? -- M.D. The environment may not have been one of candidate Barack Obama’s signature issues in the run-up to the 2008 election;...

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  • Earth Talk: Environment policy under President Donald Trump

    Dear EarthTalk: What kinds of changes to federal environmental policies can we expect to see from Donald Trump when he assumes the presidency? -- D.S. Like many Americans, environmental advocates are alarmed at the results of the 2016 election. What worri...

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  • Earth Talk: Polyester fleece clothing and our oceans

    Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that polyester fleece clothing is a huge contributor to the problem of plastic in our oceans? -- M.W. We’re all familiar with the issue of non-biodegradable plastic debris (shopping bags, soda bottles, fishing nets etc.) c...

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  • AmericanTown's Heroes: Homes for Heroes

    Moving, along with buying and selling a home can be one of the more stressful life events. Throughout the process there are many details to consider, papers to be gathered, inspections to be conducted. It’s a wonder people don’t give up.   One organization i...

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  • Why your dog wants to go the dog park...today!

    Sure, your pooch gets their daily walk(s) – but when he’s looking up at you with those sad puppy eyes, what he’s telling you is that he wants to go to the dog park!  Many communities in the area have a dog park now, and for good reason:  it gives pooches a ri...

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  • Earth Talk: What’s new in efforts to generate electricity from ocean waves?

    Dear EarthTalk: You hear a lot about solar and wind energy, but what’s new in efforts to generate electricity from ocean waves? -- M.B. Wave power advocates cheered in September 2016 when Hawaii-based Naval researchers started feeding power from two...

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