Thursday, December 5, 2013 4:45 am
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.
Friday, November 29, 2013 2:48 pm
Have Americans lost hope? The trust-deficit between them and their policymakers is distressingly large, with only 19 percent, according to an October Pew poll, who say that they have faith that the government will do what is right just about always or most of the time.
Thursday, November 21, 2013 5:45 am
Tired of getting email solicitations from Nigerian princes and Romanian bank presidents promising you millions of dollars if you will only give them your birthday, your Social Security number and bank account information? Not to worry. Those pesky emails will soon become a thing of the past. Why you may ask? Well because you will soon be giving all that “private” information and “more” to Obamacare’s so-called “navigators”.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 8:30 am
The best parts of "Dallas Buyers Club" are of Matthew McConaughey, as HIV-positive Texas man Ron Woodroof, bucking like a bull in a Dallas hospital he refuses to let hold him.
Sunday, November 10, 2013 10:45 am
Veterans Day is a time where the country honors those who have served in the military, and Kyrene de la Colina Elementary School commemorated them Friday morning during a special ceremony.
Sunday, November 3, 2013 4:34 pm
Mountain Pointe High School announced it students of the month for October:
Sunday, October 20, 2013 5:45 am
This year’s Palo Verde Award Gala is themed “Diamonds and Denim” — an elegant affair with cowboy flair. It will be on Saturday, Nov. 2, starting at 6 p.m. at Rawhide Western Town.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 9:45 am
There’s an eerie truth to a song on Sting’s new album, “The Last Ship.”
Friday, September 27, 2013 11:14 am
Police are seeking the public’s help to identify a man accused of attempted voyeurism at an Ahwatukee Foothills grocery store.
Friday, September 20, 2013 11:30 pm
With just under seven minutes left in the game Desert Vista had a slim 3-point lead and Tucson Mountain View was threatening inside the Thunder territory, it was vital for the Thunder to come up with a big play.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 6:15 pm
Tom Hanks didn’t know where the cameras were.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 7:16 am
The Pecos Community Center is offering new programs to Ahwatukee Foothills residents of all ages.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 5:45 am
Obesity is as much of a problem in dogs as it is in humans, and Malinda Malone and Jennifer D’Oliveira see it all too often at their Malinda’s Pampered Pets and Potato Chips Pomeranian Rescue in Ahwatukee.
Friday, August 23, 2013 4:33 pm
I’ve had the honor of chairing the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce Women in Business for the last two years. It has been our mission to provide programs and opportunities in leadership, development, education and networking for women in the business community. This group of women also focuses throughout the year on raising and collecting funds for the Women in Business Scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship is to aid the advancement of local woman into the business world.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 3:45 am
Jordan Rezac usually gets in and out of cuts without much trouble.
Thursday, August 15, 2013 9:45 am
Within the first minute of “That’s My Kind Of Night,” the opening track on Luke Bryan’s new album “Crash My Party,” he cites tailgating, beer drinking and a nameless “pretty girl” in suntan oil and cowboy boots — all standard modern-day signifiers for a country song.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 6:45 am
Frederick’s deep red fur is stunning. He has an adorable under bite and a very loving, easy going personality to boot. Snuggling is one of Frederick’s most favorite activity by far. And how could you resist that cute face? Frederick rides well in the car, has wonderful leash manners and has a stellar personality. Frederick is the complete package, except for one thing. This loving little man is missing a family to call his own. He has so much love to give and can’t wait to share it with his new family. He is sure to bring a smile to your face and your heart with all his cuteness and loving ways. Frederick is looking for an affectionate family. He is a world champion snuggler and is happy to show off his talents any chance he can get. Daily walks and a canine friend to share his time with would be great.
Friday, August 9, 2013 3:45 pm
Rodan + Fields Dermatologists
Sunday, August 4, 2013 7:27 am
I have told this story at least once in the past 13 years of writing this column, but it bears repeating. In 1972, I bought my first brand new car; a Mazda RX-3. It was the debut year for Mazda and I had to have one. The list price was $500 less than a brand new Corvette. Three years later when the warranty had expired, a guy gave me $300 for my Mazda and, with the aid of a strong chain, towed it home. I was never so happy to see a car go away!
Friday, June 21, 2013 11:59 am
Jalen Brown has always played above his age level so it is only fitting he plans on being at the college of his choice this spring instead of waiting for the summer.
Friday, June 21, 2013 9:07 am
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 1:46 pm
When it comes to fitness, some people have their own agendas on why they want to get off the coach and start shedding their unwanted body mass.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 10:42 am
Leslie Patricelli didn’t keep junk food in the house when her three kids were toddlers, but the goofy, bald baby in her board book “Yummy Yucky” grins from ear to ear over chocolate sauce and cookies.
The prolific picture book writer also included pepperoni pizza as a positive, acknowledging in a recent interview that some of her empty calorie imagery for kids too young to seek out sugary and fatty foods on their own have earned her a kvetch or two from parents.
“If I were to do it again I would probably make a few different choices, but I don’t think I would leave everything out,” said Patricelli, in Hailey, Idaho. “All you have to do is watch a kid eat a piece of cake to know that they’re in heaven.”
Heaven, indeed, especially when it comes to an abundance of frothy pink cupcakes, chocolate chip cookies and candy in books aimed squarely at babies, toddlers and preschoolers who may not be intimate with the meaning of moderation.
But some authors and publishers are focused on creating alternatives to c-is-for-cupcake picture books for parents struggling to promote broccoli. Even Cookie Monster sometimes eats smarter, chowing down on celery and demonstrating smaller portions of his namesake treats in “Ding Dong, Elmo’s Here!” and other books from the folks on “Sesame Street.”
“Food is everywhere kids turn,” said Betsy Loredo, executive editor for Sesame Workshop’s publishing group. “So it’s natural for us to want to think of ways we can integrate that and make choices that are healthier. We try to go for at least equity.”
“Sesame Street,” with an appearance by obesity fighter and first lady Michelle Obama, took on nutrition and exercise as an initiative back in 2004. The effort expanded to other divisions and special projects that included distribution of kits to six million families and child care centers offering ways to eat healthy on a budget and educate parents on the difference between “sometime food” and “anytime food.”
With the childhood obesity rate tripling in the past 30 years to 1 in 3 children in the United States overweight or obese, books with healthy eating pictures and messages may not be everything, but they’re something, advocates said.
Sesame Workshop, for instance, concluded in a 2010 study that when children are shown fruits and vegetables linked with favorite characters from the show they choose those foods at a much higher rate and eat more of them, according to Sesame researcher Jennifer Kotler.
Even broccoli, she laughed.
“Something happens between 3 and 5 where there’s a growing awareness of what healthy means. Where 3-year-olds like the foods they like, 5-year-olds know things they might choose might not always be the healthiest,” Kotler said.
David Goldbeck in Woodstock, N.Y., isn’t an absolutist, but he does care about what kids see in their books when it comes to food. He wants more of them to eat fruits and vegetables, so he co-wrote an alphabet book that puts broccoli and yams in equally healthy company.
The Michigan Fitness Foundation, which is home to that state’s Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports, uses Goldbeck’s “The ABC’s of Fruits and Vegetables and Beyond” in take-home book bags that are part of a health literacy program in more than 400 public elementary schools, said Marci Kelly Scott, the organization’s vice president for health programs.
The book includes an alphabet format with illustrations (E is for eggplant!) but also history, fun facts and recipes for older kids. Scott ordered 500 of the books in 2008 and routinely reorders to keep up her supplies.
In this alphabet world, C is for carrots, D is for date, as in the “desert fruit found in Kuwait,” and O is for organic.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 10:13 am