April is Alcohol Awareness Month and ICAN is partnering with two East Valley organizations to help spread the word about alcohol and its dangers. Alcohol use by youth is directly associated with traffic fatalities, violence, suicide, educational failure, alcohol overdose, unsafe sex and other problem behaviors. Annually, more than 6,500 people under the age of 21 die from alcohol-related accidents and thousands more are injured.
This wouldn’t be about Sam Allen if the 71-year-old Mesa resident has his way. He doesn’t mind being part of it, but what follows wouldn’t focus as much on his efforts as much as it would the many people he works alongside during the week.
April is Alcohol Awareness Month and ICAN is partnering with two East Valley organizations to help spread the word about alcohol and its dangers. Alcohol use by youth is directly associated with traffic fatalities, violence, suicide, educational failure, alcohol overdose, unsafe sex and other problem behaviors. Annually, over 6,500 people under the age of 21 die from alcohol-related accidents and thousands more are injured.
First, we had to sit through “Iron Man 2,” “Thor,” “The Incredible Hulk,” and “Captain America: The First Avenger” to finally get to “The Avengers.” Now, we have to sit through “Iron Man 3,” “Thor: The Dark World,” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” to finally get to “The Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
(L-R) Emma Taylor, as Stella Kowalski, Bryan Raiton, as Stanley Kowalski, and Jackson Clithero, as Pablo Gonzales, during rehearsal for the play "A Streetcar Named Desire" at Desert Vista on Thursday, April 3, 2014. Performances will be Wednesday and Thursday at 7pm, as well as Friday at 4pm.
Writing about a sequel in the Marvel franchise is tricky because of the franchise’s incestuous nature. Iron Man, for example, has three movies of his own, a lead role in “The Avengers” and either stops by or is referenced frequently in the other Marvel films due to the ubiquitous nature of Stark Industries. All of those appearances and references serve as outlets to broaden every hero, so isolating Thor's actions in his franchise is impossible because of the character development he sustains in the tent pole film.
At just 13, Ethan Bortnick has moved audiences nationally and internationally as a pianist, composer, singer, entertainer, and a driven humanitarian, dedicated to combining his musical pursuits with his charity work.
A Planet Fitness club member was surprised recently with a check for $1,000 and a free membership for a year. Additionally, the fitness chain matched the giveaway with a presentation of a check for $1,000 to the 100 Club of Arizona.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — This gem of a city tucked in the Blue Ridge foothills of western North Carolina attracts artists, musicians, foodies, outdoor enthusiasts and a fair share of modern-day hippies, all lured by the beautiful setting and open-minded vibe. Its gorgeous historic buildings downtown, free music venues, Appalachian art center and lofty nearby peaks are all perfect for travelers looking to please their senses without spending a dime.
(L-R) Esther Jack, Millie Christopher and Bill Craig get a good look at Cholla, a burrowing owl, held by Tippy Jackson, outreach specialist, during a presentation by the Phoenix Zoo at Desert Mountain Senior Living on Saturday, March 15, 2014.
Money to Mainstreet, an Access to Capital event, will be coming to the Valley on Wednesday, March 26. The event will have a panel discussion highlighting critical funding issues facing small and mid-size businesses in Phoenix and give participants the chance to talk one-on-one with financial experts about their personal situations.
Just about a 10 minute ride west of Page sits one of the most elegant resorts in the Southwest. You just don’t know about it. There are no billboards, no splashy advertising in the local press. Even if you knew about the place, it’s still hard to find.