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Let the countdown begin! As of today, it’s officially T-minus (take 25, then subtract today’s date) days until Christmas. Are the stockings hung? Lights up? Christmas cards in the mail? Regardless if you’re prepared or not, the “most wonderful time of the year” is in full swing.
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.
Who doesn’t love chocolate truffles? They are the essence of chocolate, and a sure-fire mood enhancer. Pop even one into your mouth and see if you don’t get happy.
It is only a few short weeks until Christmas and as I ponder about how to make this year’s event merry and bright, I thought I would share my ideas with you.
Christmas is quickly approaching and Ahwatukee Preschool, located at Mountain View Lutheran Church, will be hosting its annual Breakfast with Santa for all of Ahwatukee to enjoy.
Phoenix police and firefighters will be hosting their annual Rides for Toys event this Saturday, Dec. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Target parking lot, 4734 E. Ray Road. Police and firefighters will exchange rides in their vehicles for an unwrapped Christmas gift for Valley charities.
I have always enjoyed this time of year. Even as a child growing up in Chicago, fall afternoons meant playing baseball with a sweatshirt on or running through piles of fallen leaves, some of which were raked quite neatly and I mischievously found joy in rummaging through those piles as well.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is inviting the community to experience live music and a live nativity scene at its first “Oh Holy Night: A Living Nativity” this Saturday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
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.
Even after three decades, the triple-dog dare doesn’t get old.
Historic homes in downtown Phoenix are rolling out their welcome mats this weekend.
Those of you with a passing knowledge of college basketball may remember the name Bob Knight. He was fired as Indiana University basketball coach in 2000 and took a job at Texas Tech in 2001.
Black Friday and Small Business Saturday are only the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, but local shop owners hope people continue shopping in their stores all season long.
Is it me or does it seem this time of year things seem less stressful, more fun, and energizing?
According to a recent survey by financial services firm Edward Jones, some Americans are planning to hold on to their wallets this holiday season.
Park rangers are taking an opportunity while the weather is nice and the hiking trails are crowded to remind the public there are simple steps to take to keep your car safe while enjoying the trails.
There’s one family member on your Christmas shopping list who will love whatever gift they get. Shopping for pets for the holidays is especially easy in Ahwatukee Foothills.
Christmas is right around the corner and Lamb of God Lutheran Church in Ahwatukee will put together its annual live nativity scene to further the holiday spirit for the entire Ahwatukee Foothills community.
While the money tree in the backyard is unattainable, helping those truly in need with financial assistance this holiday season is within reach thanks to Altrusa International, Inc.
My assignment: In 700 words or less, I’m supposed to keep you and your money safe while you’re out buying for the holidays. How about I do it in 17 words and two punctuation points: do not buy gift cards, do not shop online, and do not get talked into extended warranties!
Black Friday used to be the one day where you could find bargain-basement deals on computers, TVs, game consoles, home goods, clothes, toys, and the list goes on.
With the rush of the holidays safety may take a backseat to the festivities, but local organizations are warning people to be aware this holiday season.
Bring your friends and your shopping list for a unique Gift Mart featuring one-of-a-kind holiday gifts while celebrating the magic of the season. Holiday purchases benefit the Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA and help another homeless pet be home for the holidays from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8 at The Arizona Biltmore, 2400 E. Missouri Ave. in Phoenix.. Tickets are $40 per person, $70 for two if registered by Nov. 29. Tickets includes entrance, appetizers and one signature cocktail.
Ahwatukee Foothills News staff members travel down memory lane to share what the holidays mean to us
This year, like every year since 1996, thousands of lights will sparkle down Chandler Boulevard in Ahwatukee Foothills and the entire community will be welcome to attend a festival to kick off the holiday season, but there has been several times over the years when the future of the Festival of Lights wasn’t so certain.