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Posted: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 11:00 pm

New pilates studio opens in Oro Valley

Plexus Pilates owner and instructor Jamie Scerbo hosts the grand opening of an Oro Valley studio from 5 to 7 p.m. this Thursday, June 24.

The new studio is located at 7607 N. Oracle, in the Oracle Crossings shopping center. Refreshments, prizes and introductions to pilates are being offered.

Scerbo opened his first 350-square-foot studio in Tucson in October 2008. A second, 3,000 foot studio was opened at Tanque Verde and Kolb in June 2009, followed by a third at Dove Mountain and Tangerine in October.

Plexus offers primarily equipment-based pilates, delivering a 50-minute, full body workout at each session.

For more information, visit"> or call 520-PILATES.


Tucson Waste Management has a new manager

David Brannon has been named district manager of Tucson hauling for Waste Management, the company has announced.

In that role, Brannon oversees "all company operations in the Tucson area," a release said.

He received a degree in business from Arizona State University in 2000, and spent eight years at United Parcel Service. He joined Waste Management in 2006 in Phoenix.

The company and its 980 Arizona employees provide waste and recycling services to nearly 500,000 customers throughout Arizona. Waste Management is based in Houston, Texas.


Sponsor a live butterfly for kids, families

Live butterflies are being released in recognition of special needs children and their families this Saturday, June 26, at the end of a retreat near Amado.

Integrative Touch for Kids, the organization with Northwest connections, is in the midst of its second annual healing retreat. The retreat provides support and integrative healing treatments for special needs children and their families at no cost to them.

"Utilizing massage, acupuncture, yoga, play therapy, equine therapy, reflexology and a variety of other treatments, practitioners give of themselves to support and restore the families in a communal setting," a release said.

Butterflies are released at noon Saturday at the Rex Ranch Resort in Amado. Tucsonans can participate by sponsoring a live butterfly for the children. They may donate $10 through the website">, entering "butterfly release" in the donation field.

Integrative Touch for Kids is a non-profit organization whose purpose is "to enhance well being, minimize suffering and facilitate healing for children with developmental disabilities, genetic conditions, cancers, and other chronic, acute and life limiting illness," the release said.

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