Filling the walls of Jerry and Dorothy Sidwell’s retirement apartment are dozens of celebrity photos — a shrine to Hollywood past. Dorothy flips an album to a picture of herself and middle-aged Elizabeth Taylor. Jerry flips the TV to a mock interview between himself and a fully-haired Bruce Willis.
One day it was hats, another day a giant inflatable whale, after that it was rocks. Chandler Councilmember Kevin Hartke is always bringing in something interesting for Maria Acosta’s sixth-grade class at Galveston Elementary.
The residents along a quiet Gilbert residential street would like to thank the Gilbert Street Maintenance crew for quickly responding to a request for a pothole repair in the neighborhood. The irrigation pipe under the street seemed to have sprung a leak, because water bubbled out of a small hole whenever our neighborhood had an irrigation run. It started this last summer, and every time we had irrigation, it seemed to increase the hole size a little and produce more water and a bigger puddle.
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.
Gov. Jan Brewer is asking a federal appeals court to rebuff efforts by the Obama administration to let “dreamers” drive here legally, saying the government is trying to void a valid state law with what amounts to little more than a federal policy.
On Oct. 4 the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will host an obstacle course-style athletic competition and stair climbing event in downtown Phoenix. Funds raised during the event will be put to work in laboratories, where researchers are working to find a cure for this genetic disease affecting the lives of more than 30,000 children and young adults in the United States.
Drawing inspiration from “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” the talented animators at Laika have done a wonderful job at bringing the strange and grotesque back to animated features in an age of more welcoming digitally animated fair. Their last two films, “Coraline” and “Paranorman,” were some of the most charmingly creepy of this recent resonance of diverse animation. “The Boxtrolls” keeps in the tradition of those movies, being a weird, visually splendid escapade of stop-motion animation. It’s all good fun, although the familiar story often holds it back from ever being a masterpiece.
Nothing was going right for the Hamilton Huskies: They had surrendered 28 straight points to the Pinnacle Pioneers and found themselves trailing on the road for the first time with less than two minutes to play.
The Ahwatukee Children’s Theatre has been chosen to host a special zombie-themed show that has been produced in 11 cities, including New York, Chicago and San Francisco. The show — part of Room Escape Adventures, a live interactive theater production — is titled “Trapped in a Room with a Zombie” and allows guests to put their detective hats on in order to solve clues that will help them escape the chained, man-eating zombie.
This is the last weekend for families to see Valley Youth Theatre’s production of the Broadway musical “Peter Pan,” based on the children’s novel by J.M. Barrie about a little boy who never grows up. Here are a few things to keep in mind before you go.