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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.
The holiday season is synonymous with tradition. But that doesn’t mean you have to fill your home with the same holiday decorations in the same color scheme every year.
There was a disc jockey, a pig, and not nearly enough blankets to combat the cold.
Following the general trend in home décor, holiday trim and accessories this year are an eclectic mix of traditional and non-traditional colors and styles.
It truly is the most wonderful time of the year here in Arizona.
The city of Phoenix is calling for the public’s help to keep the homeless in Phoenix warm this winter.
This year has been a great one for my friends who are royal headline watchers. Who doesn’t love to hear about the arrival of a healthy baby? Many of the stories were similar to what we would have heard 20 years ago, but one in particular was both modern and interesting.
Michelle Razore, whose daughter nearly died from pertussis, shares her story with Jeff Gordon, NASCAR champion and spokesperson for the Sounds of Pertussis¨ Campaign, and Dr. Alan R. Fleischman, Senior Vice President and Medical Director, March of Dimes, and Heidi Bruch Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 in New York. In front of the group is the first panel of the Sounds of Pertussis Protection Quilt, which was displayed in Times Square for Pertussis Awareness Day. The Quilt represents how adults can create a blanket of protection around babies by getting vaccinated with a pertussis booster, so they donÕt get sick and spread the disease to their infant. Make your quilt square at www.SoundsofPertussis.com. (Gary He/Insider Images for Sanofi Pasteur)
Mesa Arts Center’s Out to Lunch Concert Series returns this month, featuring free concerts on Thursday afternoons in the Wells Fargo Garden performance area on the Shadow Walk. Starting Nov. 7 and ending Dec. 19, the concert line up features Pete Pancrazi Quartet, Desert Bells International and Harmony Rain.
The popular mud races we see out there usually attract eager, young adults waiting to prove their strength to world. Ever thought, though, that maybe these courses could be transformed into a muddy wonderland for kids?
Every member of the family deserves to have a little spirituality in their lives — even those with four legs and fur.
Bring the family, blankets, chairs and snacks for a night of live, lakeside entertainment. In case of inclement weather, the performance will be held inside the EEC.
The sixth annual Tukee Fest “Rockin’ in the Park” will feature local bands, motocross freestyle motorcycle jumping and laser tag for all ages to enjoy.
Parenting involves countless mundane decisions — dozens a day. But as any parent knows, the potential for tragedy stemming from a wrong decision is never far from the surface of the mind. What if they go out and get hit by a car? What if I look away and they drown in the current? What if they get kidnapped?
September is National Preparedness Month and the American Red Cross is reminding each person to make a kit, have a plan, and stay informed to protect themselves in an emergency.
As it has for the past 12 years, the Town of Gilbert is hosting what has become one of the nation’s largest celebrations of the U.S. Constitution, with activities and events that will culminate September 21, with the Constitution Week Fair and Concert, featuring musician and singer David Osmond.
The first time I went to the ballet, I couldn’t help but be enchanted. I was a child, and my exotic, much older second cousin was a “real” ballerina, breezing through town in vibrant stage makeup and a beautiful costume as part of a national tour. To top it off, the production was housed in an ornate downtown theater I’d only ever been to on elementary school field trips.
The Sonoran Sunset Series has been in hiding for the summer months but is finally coming back for the fall.
Avid Southwest gardeners see August as a time to enjoy the beauty of summer annuals, the bounty of a summer garden harvest, and the shade of the early morning or late afternoon. Southwest gardeners also mark August as the traditional beginning of the fall vegetable garden. Some fall vegetables should be planted by seed as early as mid-August: squashes like acorn, butternut and Hubbard; zucchini; melons like “Crenshaw,” honeydew, and casaba; fall sweet corn; tomatoes; peppers; and green beans. And September marks the beginning of the fall vegetable planting season — the most abundant season in desert gardening. So, preparing the garden’s soil is on every vegetable grower’s August checklist.
Through 80 summers, drive-in theaters have managed to remain a part of the American fabric, surviving technological advances and changing tastes that put thousands out of business. Now the industry says a good chunk of the 350 or so left could be forced to turn out the lights because they can’t afford to adapt to the digital age.
When you’re 18 years old, nothing inspires joy quite like getting the house to yourself for the weekend when your parents take a trip. When you’re 53 years old, nothing inspires joy quite like getting the house to yourself for the weekend while your husband and kids head off camping.
Plans for the community’s annual Red, White and Boom celebration include live bands, activities for the kids, boutique vendors, adult beverage stations, and of course a fireworks show that’s sure to entertain.
In three weeks Ahwatukee Kiwanis was able to pull the community together and provide Christmas gifts to 47 boys in six group foster homes across the Valley in 2012.
Dear Debt Adviser: I own my home and have no mortgage or note. I have no debts except a student loan of about $11,000, and I can pay that off right now. I’ve always wanted to be debt-free, and I could write a check tomorrow and do that.
"When parents come to school regularly, it reinforces the view in the child’s mind that school and home are connected and that school is an integral part of the whole family’s life.” Michigan Department of Education – Parent Involvement Fact Sheet.