Oscar winner Hilary Swank is unleashing some serious star power to help rescue dogs get adopted by families who want to make a difference on Thanksgiving — or those who just want to watch terriers instead of touchdowns on TV.
D-backs holiday packs are on sale and include six regular season home games and start at $78, depending on opponent, game date and seating location. D-backs gift cards can be used to purchase tickets, Team Shop merchandise and concessions. Both the holiday pack and gift cards are available online at www.dbacks.com/holiday.
According to recently released rankings of projected top homebuilding markets for next year by the national housing research firm Metrostudy, metro Phoenix is ranked No. 10. Metro Phoenix is also ranked No. 9 on Metrostudy’s list of areas that will see the biggest gains in home sales during 2015.
The final shot of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” certainly left audiences pumped for the following installment. Seeing that fierce glare in Katniss’ eyes, all you wanted to do was charge into battle alongside her. Given the adrenaline rush the previous film provided, it’s a bit disappointing that “Mockingjay – Part 1” isn’t the grand final confrontation. Rather, it’s more of a calm before the big storm. That doesn’t make the film bad. It’s still remarkably acted, thought provoking, and light-years ahead of most movies being targeted at teenagers. Still, “Mockingjay – Part 1” also leaves you wishing for the good-old days when epic stories were told within three movies max.
“Not me,” you say. You’re young. You’re healthy. You eat right, exercise, and get regular check-ups. Just a few of the reasons people today are living longer. In fact, since the 1960s, life expectancy has increased between 1.5 and two years each decade.
Many thanks to Allison Hurtado and the Ahwatukee Foothill News for the wonderful article featuring our quilt group’s, the Prickly Piecers, 10-year anniversary party (“Local quilting club celebrates 10 years together,” Sept. 26, AFN). We also want to thank 3 Dudes Quilting Shop for hosting our party and for their generous contributions to small business and charity needs in Ahwatukee.
A technology-based initiative, the One-to-One Program, that gives each student at the school a laptop or iPad device to be used during class time, recently debuted at Kyrene de la Esperanza Elementary School.
Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union want the U.S. Supreme Court to stay out of the fight over whether Arizona can deny bail to people in this country illegally, at least for the time being.
It’s been four years since Prop. 203 was passed in Arizona, the proposition that made medical marijuana legal in the state and tasked the Arizona Department of Health Services with creating a medical marijuana program.
When Disney acquired the rights to Marvel, nobody knew what to make of the union. With one best known for wholesome family entertainment and the other geared more towards intense action intended for older audiences, would they really blend well together? “Big Hero 6” is clear-cut evidence these two innovative companies are a match made in heaven.
Of all the movies released in 2014, none has had more hype, anticipation or secrecy backing it than Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar.” Now that his ninth feature film has at last landed, reactions are likely to be split. Some will call “Interstellar” a pretentious director’s desperate attempt to live in Stanley Kubrick’s shadow. Others will hail it as a science fiction masterpiece that will be praised for years to come. There will also be a fair percentage of audiences that won’t know what to think after just one viewing. As for my opinion, “Interstellar” is one of the boldest pictures ever made regarding nature, science and, above all else, the unknown.
The D-backs Baseball Academy, presented by Phoenix Children’s Hospital and supported by UnitedHealthcare, are offering an elite player development hitting program for boys and girls ages 8-18 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick each week in November, December and January.