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About this time of year, Lee Neiman walks outside to his backyard every morning and impatiently counts the days.
Adopting a pet is a great thing to do! Giving a dog or cat (puppy or kitten) a second chance can be a wonderfully rewarding experience. Unfortunately sometimes it can be quite frustrating when things don’t go as expected. Here are five things to consider before adopting a pet:
The Valley’s recent surge of warm weather is bringing people outdoors more and the city of Phoenix parks and recreation department is looking to capitalize.
MILWAUKEE — Hunting dogs are on display at two canine gatherings this week. One is in New York at the famed Westminster Kennel Club show, where judges look for perfection in the breeds' appearance — the shape of an ear, the size of a tail.
An estranged father and son are brought together by a young crane named Karl as they trace a family of the birds on their migratory journey from Russia to Africa in “Igor & The Cranes’ Journey.”
Animal activists are keeping their eye on the Arizona State Legislature this session hoping to pass a few key bills to protect animals statewide.
Orphans portrayed as heroic figures are not new to literature. We have sympathized with many through the years.
Blue bird, c. 1880. Anton Lachmann, Austria. 14kt yellow gold, silver, enamel, rubies, diamonds. Collection of Madeleine Albright. [Exhibition organized by the Museum of Arts and Design, New York.]
The college golfer-turned-country music star performs at the Bird’s Nest at the Waste Management Phoenix Open — the PGA’s biggest tour party.
I’m not sure when schools took on the dreaded job of teaching kids about the birds and the bees. But, I am sure they’re darn sorry. Especially those front line managers.
Recently, a 16-year-old Texan, named Ethan Couch, was sentenced to just 10 months probation and a year-long treatment program for driving drunk, killing four people and injuring nine. His parents are paying $450,000 a year for the addiction center, which sounds more like a resort.
The Phoenix Mountain Preservation Council (PMPC) will take members of the public on a hike in South Mountain Preserve Saturday, Jan. 18 to a peak with a view of the area the South Mountain Freeway is expected to go.
More than 60 Arizona artists from 22 cities around the state have their nature-inspired artworks on display at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in an alliterative exhibition, titled “Birds, Blooms and Bugs.”
Sen. Patty Murray is an unashamed spender and taxer. She’s never seen a government outlay she didn’t like and she was in high spirits over the “bipartisan” budget deal she crafted with Republican Rep. Paul Ryan. The deal helps “bring some respect to the word compromise,” she crowed.
Roger, a 2-year-old orange Tabby, has had a rough start to his life. He was abandoned and left to fend for himself on the streets. He eventually found a nice man to feed him ,but unfortunately he was severely allergic to cats. The Tempe Police Department directed him to our organization and now Roger is looking for a family who will provide a loving home for him. He is extremely friendly, loves to be held and sit on your lap. He enjoys sitting on a cat tree and looking out a window at birds. He is a laid-back guy who will always seek human attention and kindness. Can you give Roger a second chance at a new life?
Ahwatukee Foothills is known for beautiful mountain views but the mountains are full of wild animals that could get dangerously close to people if not addressed in the right way, experts said.
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A whole lot of the trouble those extreme TV survivalists get into could be avoided if they packed a little smarter before heading out the door.
The state bird of Arizona is a sweet little fowl called the cactus wren. We also have a state gemstone (turquoise), a state reptile (ridgenose rattlesnake), and I’m willing to bet we even have a state predatory arthropod, which would be that scorpion I killed under the Christmas tree yesterday.
I’m no quilter, but with grandmothers who had homemade quilting racks hanging from their ceilings, I can appreciate a good carpenter’s star or double wedding ring. Those treasured old patterns, pretty as they are, are blown out of the water by the blankets currently on display in Chandler.
There’s a new place to shop for original gifts in the East Valley, and it’s only going to be open about three weeks.
WARNING: Don’t leave this lying about for unattended children to read. Management is not responsible for dashed illusions, broken dreams, or crushed hopes.
HERE: Make ornaments out of bird seed Dec. 14