Mother’s Day has been an official U.S. holiday since 1914. It was originally started here in the U.S. by Anna Jarvis in 1908. Mother’s Day celebrations honoring mothers can be traced back to festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, by ancient Greeks and Romans. Early roots include the Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday.”
In honor of Earth Day, Sprinkles Cupcakes is teaming up with local tree planting and environmental care organizations. From April 21-25, 100 percent of proceeds from Sprinkles tree-adorned vanilla cupcakes sold in Scottsdale will be donated to Desert Botanical Garden.
Dealing with your grief when a loved one dies is hard enough. But often you may find yourself in a situation where you have to deal with financial and investment matters as well. The feelings of uncertainty about what to do next and who to consult can be overwhelming. The following suggestions may help guide you through the process.
A temperamental, egotistical, British ex-con with a soft side for the daughter he left behind, Jude Law is magnetic as the title character in "Dom Hemingway," an amusing tale of vengeance, debauchery and redemption told stylishly by writer-director Richard Shepard.
Megan Holtzapple, a Summit School of Ahwatukee seventh-grader, recently won Barnes & Noble’s annual My Favorite Teacher contest by submitting her essay about her fifth- and sixth-grade teacher, Lori Christianson.
Everyone knows Chandler’s Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival, slated for Saturday, draws top pit masters from across the nation to serve more than 20,000 pounds of meat to the masses. Here are a few more facts to help prepare you for the feast — er, fest:
The Tempe Union High School Education Foundation invites the community to attend the fifth annual HOPE in Education. While admiring an exceptional display of student and staff artwork, guests will enjoy delicious hot pasta, hors d’oeuvres and desserts. A silent auction along with a drawing for a unique “gift card tree” will also be part of the festivities.
Ready for the February frenzy? Grab a camera and post your best boys and girls basketball state tournament photos to our Facebook page at Facebook.com/EVTvarsityxtra. Or send your photos to us on Twitter to @varsityxtra. We’ll pick our favorite and one winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card.
Your next dinner out could support academic excellence at a Gilbert high school. The fifth annual Taste of Higley is slated for 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in the cafeteria at Higley High School, 4068 E. Pecos Road.
The Thunder look to return to their winning ways behind a talented junior class and a group of committed seniors in 2014.Produced by David JolkovskiNarration by Jason P. SkodaInterviews (in order of appearance):Cade van RaaphorstTJ RobertsAlex FarinaDrew McIntyreCoach Dan HindsAdrian PerezAndrew MacnairSaxon McDonald