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Finally, our weather has cooled so we can expand our living spaces to patios, gardens and backyards. After work and on weekends we can retreat outside to enjoy the warm days and cool evening breezes we look forward to from now until next May. Weekends mean we can invite family and friends over for those famous Arizona barbecues. Special celebrations can now be planned such as an assortment of parties, fundraisers or even an intimate wedding.
Stores are full of colorful ornaments and sparkly décor that set the holiday tone with glamour and panache. But there’s also decor for those who prefer to welcome the season with more homespun serenity.
Each year CK’s Tavern and Grill in Ahwatukee Foothills hosts a Holiday Wish Tree for kids at Crisis Nursery but this year the number of kids they’ve been asked to help has nearly doubled.
Looking up at the headshots on the wall, Wanda Manville carefully goes over almost each photo, explaining the dancer’s name, background and where they are now. I suddenly realize that Manville, the 74-year-old owner and director of Tempe Dance Academy, has a genuine personal connection to each of the faces displayed on the wall.
It’s one thing to have a beautiful, comfy bed. But what if it also included a TV screen, game console and dimmable, color-changing lights?
Thanksgiving. A holiday started long ago that currently finds its way into homes of pumpkin scents, laced around glazed turkeys, cranberry sauce, and good-ole mashed potatoes. Yet the Thanksgiving holiday is not just seen as a time to celebrate that we all love to eat, and the food coma we eventually fall into afterwards, but a day to stop and think about what we are truly thankful for.
Ahwatukee Foothills News staff members travel down memory lane to share what the holidays mean to us
It is no longer a suit in a courtroom or a precursory thought in the back of a parent’s mind.
In honor of Adopt A Senior Pet Month, Weasly is a sweet, laid-back, 7-year-old Chihuahua looking for a nice comfy bed or warm lap to spend his days in. He likes affection and attention from his people friends and loves to give everybody kisses. He coexist with other dogs, so please bring in any dogs already at home to ensure a good match. He leaves cats alone and should do well with older children (elementary-aged and up).
Throughout her life, Dr. Marie Axman has seen her fair share of changes when dealing with moving around the country.
Every Thanksgiving presents the same challenge — how to juggle the turkey and the stuffing and the pie and all those sides in just one oven.
With tickets on sale Nov. 11, the countdown begins to the New Year’s Eve Block Party on Mill. After a one-year hiatus, the longtime East Valley bash is coming back with a bang and a dash of family-friendly programming.
The struggles veterans face when coming home from duty are all too familiar to Vietnam veteran Ken Barner.
National Nacho Day is Nov. 6. Tip your sombrero to Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya — the man said to have first topped fried corn tortillas with melty cheese in 1943 — and dig into these innovative dishes.
Somewhere deep into "The Counselor," I found myself mesmerized by a metaphysical monologue from one of the characters — someone who sounded strikingly similar to my college philosophy professor — and trying to figure out exactly what he meant, and how it related to the person he was saying it to.
We all know that the Star Trek mission is “to explore strange new worlds” and “seek out new life and new civilizations,” so it’s only logical that the Starship Enterprise would eventually end up at the Arizona State Fair. Nestled amongst the “Bacon A-Fair” food stands and “Tilt-A-Whirl” thrill rides, “Star Trek: The Exhibition” has landed.
Feeling challenged in the crafty, do-it-yourself costume department? Or ill-prepared altogether for this whole dressing up on Oct. 31 thing? This easy Mesa Halloween activity has you covered.
Ahwatukee has its own secret garden hidden at the Ahwatukee Swim and Tennis Center, but organizers and designers behind the garden don’t want it to be such a secret.
Washing clothes in the bedroom. Sending email from the laundry room.
Ahwatukee Foothills resident Mark Minkowitz said his wife, Aida, is paranoid about scorpions.
From escaping abusive parents to not knowing when their next meal will be, many children are in need of support. The Phoenix-based Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development has combined resources with Valley Metro, providing support 24 hours a day for children 17 and younger through the national outreach program called “Safe Place.”
Jon Martello's relentless libido has a comic math to it.
Wake up! It’s time to accept that skin cancer is a big issue in Arizona. In the “Valley of the Sun” we welcome almost 365 days of sun but it certainly puts a beat down on our skin. This year the American Cancer Society expects Arizona to see thousands of new skin cancer diagnoses. The alarming increase of skin cancer even suggests that Arizona has the highest rate in the United States.
I know the challenges that Arizona faces. I have read the countless reports outlining the investments our state needs to make if we are going to have a bright future: education, business, infrastructure, research, transportation and job creation.