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Experience the culture of Japan without leaving Arizona this weekend at Phoenix’s Heritage and Science Park for the 30th annual Matsuri Festival of Japan. The two-day celebration encompasses everything Japanese, from cuisine to taiko drumming.
Desert Vista had something special from the start last season.
Stand-up comedian Steve Byrne is in Phoenix this weekend for the “Sullivan and Son Comedy Tour,” promoting his new TBS sitcom.
Most parents hear pitter-patter of little feet unsteadily making their way down a hallway.
The wonderful thing about discovering an author you enjoy who writes a series is the anticipation of the next book ... just knowing that as you turn the last page there is another good book on the horizon. And if you discover them after the series has been around a while, you can eagerly go from one book to the next with the characters you have come to love.
If nothing else, the first few weeks of summer vacation have proved that Desert Vista is pretty good at tug-of-war and Mountain Pointe is a heck of a touch football team.
One Ahwatukee Foothills resident is poised to become the youngest black belt in the history of a local martial arts academy.
The Kyrene Monte Vista Elementary students went above and beyond in the second go-round of their school-wide reading challenge.
Desert Vista’s two most decorated wrestlers are heading to Colorado Springs, Colo., in the coming days for different but extremely impressive reasons.
The trash along Pecos Road may not be very noticeable driving in a car at 50 mph, but once you take a walk in the area, it’s something that’s hard to ignore.
Fixing electronic devices is big business in the Valley, and around the country.
The idea of bringing up young players in order to soak in a postseason run is nothing new.
The Kingery boys know the game of baseball almost as well as they know each other.
It can sometimes be a challenge to spark interest in kids, especially the younger ones, to keep them at school after the final class bell rings. But it is a challenge the after-school teachers and coaches look forward to conquering at Kyrene schools across the district.
It’s time to crimp your hair and don your acid washed jeans — “Rock of Ages” is coming to Phoenix on April 12. Featuring the music of Bon Jovi, Styx, Poison and more, cast member Wesley Faucher promises you’ll be dancing in the aisles before the curtain comes down.
Students from Desert Vista High School will soon be traveling to a national competition that is designed to inspire them as they move closer to a career in the health care industry.
It is a Tuesday afternoon and Samantha Spinelle sits crossed-legged on the cool, concrete floor of her office. A small, tan dog named Finn is folded into her arms. She strokes her hand over an angular body that is comprised of little more than skin stretched taut over bones. The warm cocoon of her embrace and soft caress is pure torture. In his world humans are not good. If only he could crawl back under her desk and make himself one with the hot-pink dog bed where he was safe just moments ago. Eyes fixed at some point beyond the gray wall, he is frozen, save for the slight, involuntary shudder that comes with each touch.
He won’t tell you his actual age, but longtime Ahwatukee Foothills resident and “parade boss” Mike Schmitt is happy to announce he has held the prestigious title for 20 years.
Through a program prescribed by local physicians, kids are learning important facts about daily nutrition and exercising three times a week with qualified trainers.
Senate Democratic Leader David Schapira, D-Tempe, announced the endorsement of Penny Kotterman recently.
I enjoy giving golf lessons because cool things usually happen. First, I make money; nothing wrong with that. Second, it’s fun to see the look on people’s faces when they hit a nice shot — possibly for the first time ever. And third, sometimes these people end up being your friends.
Last baseball season ended in a big dog pile in the infield.
Tuesday, Jan. 26