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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.
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.
Businesses, churches and individuals are coming together across Ahwatukee Foothills to provide Christmas cheer to kids and teens in local foster group homes.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and the Kyrene School District is trying to spread the holiday cheer by asking community members for toy donations for its Winter Wonderland toy drive.
Even after three decades, the triple-dog dare doesn’t get old.
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.
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!
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.
The Ahwatukee Recreation Center (ARC) is in full swing with its ARC Support Our Troops Program and Thanksgiving Food Drive throughout November.
Making a difference for local foster kids this holiday season can be as easy as sitting back and enjoying good food, good music, and good company in Ahwatukee Foothills next Sunday.
An anti-bullying allegory writ on the largest possible scale, "Ender's Game" frames an interstellar battle between mankind and pushy ant-like aliens, called Formics, in which Earth's fate hinges on a tiny group of military cadets, most of whom haven't even hit puberty yet. At face value, the film presents an electrifying star-wars scenario — that rare case where an epic space battle transpires entirely within the span of two hours — while at the same time managing to deliver a higher pedagogical message about tolerance, empathy and coping under pressure. Against considerable odds, this risky-sounding Orson Scott Card adaptation actually works, as director Gavin Hood pulls off the sort of teen-targeted franchise starter Summit was hoping for.
Celebrate Mesa, a free, family-friendly party in the park, is back this fall with extended hours and a Halloween theme.
If you’re at SanTan Village as often as you’re stopping by your own mailbox, this might interest you: The shopping center is offering a “Passport to Dining” through Sept. 30.
Save the Family is hosting its sixth-annual “Taste of SanTan” event, slated for Friday, Oct. 4 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at SanTan Village Shopping Center. More than 350 guests are expected to “enjoy a fun night of culinary delights, entertainment, fantastic door prizes, and much more,” according to Save the Family.
My classroom days are decades behind me, but I still miss the nerdy pleasure of heading back to school each September with new notebooks and folders, color coded by subject of course.
Win a grown-up evening out, with two tickets to the outrageous musical comedy "Priscilla Queen of the Desert" at ASU Gammage and a $50 gift card to swanky nearby La Bocca Urban Pizzeria & Wine Bar.
Caption this photo at http://evtnow.com/priscillatix for your chance to win two tickets to the show and a gift card to a nearby wine bar.
Amigos, here’s a worthy poster to nail on the gate post: “Wanted: Safe Bargain Shopping on the Internet.” In case you’re new to frugal buying online, here’s a big “howdy” to the new frontier of shopping.
SanTan Village shopping center in Gilbert will host Back-to-School Bonanzas 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 17.
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On June 24 Kim Bergman woke up around 3 a.m. to a slight orange glow coming through her window and sighed at the thought of getting out of her comfortable bed. It wasn’t until she heard the smoke alarm going off that she realized something about that glow wasn’t right.
Ahwatukee resident Jean Moore and her daughter, Stephanie Siatta, have started a home art party business, and locals are creating favorable buzz about the classes being offered by the mother-daughter team.