On this page we will be posting current news about things happening in and around Tombstone. Please contact the Chamber of Commerce at 520-457-9317 if additional information is needed.
CASTING FOR AMERICA'S SUPERNANNY
CASTING FOR AMERICA’S SUPERNANNY:
Los Angeles, CA – The hit parenting series AMERICA’S SUPERNANNY is currently casting families for the next season of the show. The casting team is sending producers to Arizona to find families interested in receiving personalized advice for their unique circumstances.
This season producers are searching for families with unique circumstances and challenges. Deborah Tillman has an extraordinary ability to identify and tackle the toughest issues facing America’s families today.
Interested parents can call (877) NANNY TIME (1-877-626-6984)
or e-mail supernanny@ShedMediaUS.com for more information.
E-mail the Boston Casting Team directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anonymous submissions accepted
Follow the America’s Supernanny casting team at @USASupernanny
NEW BASEBALL TEAM COMING TO DOUGLAS
With the Bisbee-Douglas Copper Klings taking a break this summer a new baseball team has announced it will be playing ball in Douglas this season.
Officials for the Sun Belt Summer League have announced the formation of a six team collegiate age league that will play games starting May 27 and running through the middle of July ending with the potential of one of the teams reaching finals of lthe National Baseball Congress (N.B.C.).
Team Director T.K. "Kim" Karabatsos, who lives in San Jose, CA, announced last week the new Douglas 9 baseball team will be formed in the coming weeks and will play games against the Bisbee Ironmen as well as four other teams from the Tucson area who have players in the 16-32 year old age group.
There will be 40 total games played which include a 21 league games. Games will be played in Douglas on Friday and Saturday's and in Tucson during the week.
League officials have announced they have just opened offices in Douglas. Their location is 621 6th Street.
The Douglas 9 kick off their season in mid May with a training camp followed by the season opener May 27-29 playing four non-league games in three days at San Luis.
The Bisbee-Douglas Baseball Club is a non-profit organization which has formed to stimulate, enhance and contribute to local baseball by way of conducting baseball games that creates a revenue stream that can be used to support the club with contributions to the local baseball and youth groups that partner with them.
Tombstone is a Preserve America Community!
From Tombstone Chamber of Commerce
Mrs. Laura Bush Designates Tombstone, Arizona a Preserve America Community
WASHINGTON, D.C Tombstone, Arizona was recently honored when First Lady Laura Bush, Honorary Chair of the Preserve America initiative, designated it as one of the nation’s newest Preserve America Communities.
“Preserve America Communities demonstrate that they are committed to preserving America’s heritage while ensuring a future filled with opportunities for learning and enjoyment,” Mrs. Bush said. “This community designation program, combined with the Preserve America Grant Program, Preserve America Presidential Awards, and other federal support, provides strong incentives for continued preservation of our cultural and natural heritage resources. I commend you for your commitment to preserving an important part of our nation’s historic past for visitors, neighbors, and, most importantly, for children.”
Dustin L. Escapule, Mayor of the City of Tombstone received a letter and will receive a certificate of designation signed by Mrs. Bush announcing Tombstone is now a Preserve AmericaCommunity. Communities designated through the program receive national recognition for their efforts. Benefits include the right to use the Preserve America logo on signs and promotional materials; eligibility for Preserve America Grants; notification to state tourism offices; and listing in a Web-based directory that showcases Tombstone's preservation efforts and heritage tourism destinations. Preserve America Communities are also featured in National Register Travel Itineraries and in “Teaching With Historic Places” curricular materials created by the National Park Service.
In 2006, Preserve America Grants totaling nearly $5 million were awarded to 68 projects around the country. Nearly $5 million will be awarded in 2007, as well. President Bush’s fiscal year 2008 budget requests $10 million in grant funds for which designated Preserve America Communities may apply. Grants of $20,000 to $150,000 are awarded on a competitive, matching fund basis to help communities develop sustainable management strategies and sound business practices for the continued preservation and use of their heritage assets. The grants support research, planning, marketing, interpretation, and training efforts.
The Preserve America initiative is a White House effort to encourage and support community efforts to preserve and enjoy America’s priceless cultural and natural heritage. The goals of the initiative include a greater shared knowledge about the nation’s past; strengthened regional identities and local pride; increased local participation in preserving the country’s cultural and natural heritage assets; and support for the economic vitality of our communities.
“Sustainable historic preservation is a wise investment in the future, not a cost for maintaining the past. Communities and the nation receive significant economic, educational, and cultural benefits, including heritage tourism, in return for their preservation efforts,” said John L. Nau, III, chairman of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, which administers Preserve America programs for the White House in cooperation with the Department of the Interior.
The White House is working with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, and Transportation, the General Services Administration, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the President’s Council on Environmental Quality, and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities to implement Preserve America. For more information about the initiative and its programs, visit www.preserveamerica.gov.