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After 17 years in the military Maj. Antoinette Grimes thought she was finally getting the opportunity to serve her country until a collapsed lung separated her from her unit leaving for Iraq. She recovered from that ailment and did serve in Afghanistan, but she was medevaced because she had gone into the early stages of kidney failure.
Valley high school students can audition next week to be part of a new culinary TV show where they’ll compete against peers in a low-key environment. The East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) will produce FOOD-BALL TV – a cooking show for teens with no cooking experience required. The show is looking for outgoing personalities and students who want to learn from professional chefs.
The conflict in Iraq is all but over. The vast majority of troops are home, and the fighting has died down considerably. However, one man continues to battle, inspired by the war to make changes here at home.
It’s difficult to comprehend the struggle a child suffering in a third-world country goes through every day and how your small contribution to a nonprofit makes a difference. The African Children’s Choir, performing this month in the East Valley, will give you that personal experience with not only the cause but the kids you’re supporting.
Mountain Pointe High School hosted the Phoenix White-flag Invitational on Thursday, a local event that is a part of the racing series by the Ten80 Student Racing Challenge.
Train enthusiasts have an opportunity to learn about the history of Arizona railways as the Arizona Railway Museum will celebrate its 30th anniversary on March 1 at Tumbleweed Park in Chandler.
“Sydney’s Best Day Ever” tennis festival welcomes children and families to come out to play tennis and donate money in support of Sydney Schnell and the Hematology and Oncology division at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
A family trip abroad, a foreign deck of cards and the arduous search for acceptance led Ahwatukee native, Daniel Mefford, to write and self-publish his very own fantasy book.
Jim and Linda Jochim felt that serving the community was the right thing to do after they settled down in Ahwatukee Foothills for their retirement.
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.
A couple hundred high school students from across Arizona are competing against one another to create a mobile app to benefit Gilbert’s public safety department.
It’s never too late to turn the tables of time and accomplish what you never thought you would be able to at Paint Party and Wine, an instructional paint party that allows individuals to channel their inner van Gogh regardless of their past artistic abilities.
Nearly 600 young people age out of the state foster care system each year and a local organization wants to find a mentor for as many of them as possible with its new program: THRIVE.
“Revitalization” has become a buzzword for cities plagued with malnourished downtowns, a classification that fit Chandler more than a decade ago. Now, a little more than three years after it finished several construction projects and recruited businesses, the city is starting to see its efforts come to fruition.
From an adventure within the bowels of titanoboa, the world’s largest snake, to a step-by-step procedure on how to shrink a human head, Arizona Science Center’s newest exhibit, “The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!” has it all.
The public is now able to easily access documents that show how their tax dollars are being spent on city programs with the online open checkbook the city of Phoenix made available on its website in December.
Photographers with disabilities will get an opportunity to showcase their work in downtown Phoenix this year in the ninth annual art competition as part of the city’s efforts to promote disability awareness.
Seton Catholic Preparatory High School in Chandler has a population of nearly 575 students, 18 of which are about to embark on the musical mastery of the famed show, “Godspell.”
When you think of the 1980s movie “Top Gun,” it’s easy to picture Tom Cruise wearing aviators and looking ever so handsome in his uniform. This image won’t be completely fulfilled in the All Puppet Players’ adaptation of the film, “Top Gun: Live, Abridged & Completely Underfunded.” It premieres Feb. 7 at Mesa Encore Theatre’s Block Box On Brown.
As soon as you walk up the entry stairs, boom — it hits you. Plastered across the wall is Madeleine Albright on the cover of Newsweek with a headline that reads, “Mad About Madeleine. Washington Loves Her, Will the Rest of the World?”
As the news broke that the budget for the city of Phoenix would not be as large as officials had hoped, citizens gathered Tuesday morning at a “Coffee with the Mayor” event at The Farm at South Mountain near 32nd Street and Southern Avenue to express their concerns and ask questions of Mayor Greg Stanton and District 8 Councilwoman Kate Gallego.
The government is making it difficult for small business owners to make money, said members of the National Federation of Independent Business and guests at the 2014 Arizona Small Business Day at the Arizona Capitol on Tuesday.
Imagine hopping onto the back of da Vinci’s portrait of Mona Lisa and cruising it down the streets of France or saddling up New York’s Charging Bull and riding it into Times Square. Although piggy-backing a piece of artwork and parading it through public venues might sound like a looney fantasy, the art students of South Mountain High School have made it a reality.
Like a treasure hunter, Heather Ross, director of Knights at the Theatre (Arizona College Prep’s drama company), was on the hunt for a stand-out script, one that would surpass the usual high school plays — you know, “Grease,” “West Side Story,” “Footloose,” “Annie,” and the list goes on.
On Jan. 25-26, the quaint copper mining town of Superior, an easy 30-minute drive east of Apache Junction, celebrates its sixth annual Home Tour, Antique Show and Art Show.