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From airy beach houses filled with light to rustic retreats tucked into the mountains, vacation homes can lead to inspired decorating.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell paid a visit to Phoenix and South Mountain Park last weekend to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).
Matthew Nelson was trekking along in the Santa Rita Mountains, just southeast of Tucson, when he came upon a little brown sign on the trail.
The future of pickleball may be coming from Pecos Community Center’s summer camp.
Lucas Selby is on his way to attaining the rank of Eagle in the Boy Scouts of America. There are many requirements in getting this Eagle rank, one of which is leading a service project in the community. Selby chose the town of Guadalupe for the community he wanted to affect.
The Phoenix Fire Department is inviting all parents and kids to attend a free Itty Bitty Beach Party Friday to celebrate summer and learn about water safety.
Now that school is out for the summer it is time to consider ways to encourage kids to be active. We know that school activities such as recess, physical education, classroom exercise breaks, and before- and after-school physical activities all contribute significantly to meeting national guidelines for physical activity (60 minutes per day recommended). Research also indicates that many kids are sedentary during the summer months, getting less moderate to vigorous activity than during the school year. So when school is out it is important for kids to find other opportunities for exercise.
Travis Seideman, of Boy Scout Troop 16, was recognized for attaining his Eagle Scout rank at a Court of Honor on May 24 at Desert Foothills United Methodist Church in Ahwatukee. Seideman’s Eagle Project included the design and completion of a community garden for the Ahwatukee Community Senior Center at Pecos Park. The garden, which includes an in-ground watering system, features above-the-ground planters that enable senior citizens to plant and maintain gardens while standing-up.
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — Merrill Mann had always been intrigued when she saw people on standup paddleboards tooling around on area lakes, so when she found a coupon for a rental, she decided to give it a try.
Urbanites nostalgic about childhood camping trips — or wanting to try tent camping for the first time — are often daunted by logistical challenges, like figuring out where to go and what to bring, and anxieties about diving headlong into the unfamiliar wilderness.
Trumpet Behavioral Health is taking pre-registrations for its annual Summer ABA Program, a special needs recreational summer camp that will help children with learning differences build confidence and find success.
Family road trips are an important piece of our heritage, so it’s likely that most of us have a special road trip tucked away as a favorite childhood memory. Mine was a summer jaunt to visit family in Lake Stevens, Wash. Endless “license plate game” and “cyclops” hours later, and we arrived at our first main stop — Redwood National Park. As I unfolded myself out of our station wagon, I’ll never forget my jaw-dropping awe as I peered to look up at these giant trees kissing the sky. Although we camped only a night among the canopies of these behemoths, it’s that part of the two-week trip that was forever etched in my memory. As an adult and parent, state and national parks remain a favorite; there’s something about the unspoiled beauty and beckoning adventure that makes everyone feel like a kid.
Boy Scout Troop 118 in Ahwatukee Foothills celebrated the advancement of six of its longtime scouts to the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor on Feb. 26: Jake Alme, Michael Burnett, Conner Perkins, Aidan Schramm, Benjamin Shurgrue — all Desert Vista students from Ahwatukee Foothills — and Jacob Cassavant from Chandler.
The Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA will be offering numerous summer camps, keeping children engaged throughout the summer break.
As school draws to a close, parents are beginning to think about what activities their children — daughters in this case — can get involved in and enjoy. The answer is simple: Join a local Girl Scout Summer Camp.
With the opportunity to infuse the love for animals and learning into one, kids have the chance to get involved with much more than just an exciting “Call of Duty” match or intriguing five-season Netflix series this summer.
Do you consider yourself a food and wine connoisseur? Perhaps you’re seeking to maintain a healthy lifestyle and reduce stress. Or, maybe you’re a thrill seeker, pursuing your latest adventure. During vacations, you’ve probably squeezed in a good meal, a hike, or maybe a massage. But what if these interests were the focus of your next vacation?
The W.P. Carey School of Business’ February housing report reveals that new home sales are showing the largest percentage price increase in all three measures over the last year for the greater Phoenix area.
The Valley’s recent surge of warm weather is bringing people outdoors more and the city of Phoenix parks and recreation department is looking to capitalize.
The Arizona Diamondbacks announced today the 2014 promotional schedule, which includes six bobbleheads and more than a dozen additional promotional items and special theme nights throughout the season.
Boy Scout Troop 17 recently enjoyed a weekend of fun times and camaraderie at Sunrise Ski Resort. This school year, Troop 17 has also backpacked to Fossil Creek and hiked Picacho Peak. The boys have been camping, fishing, rock wall climbing and been involved in multiple community service projects. The Boy Scouts decide which events they will do every year, and they are responsible for each outing’s planning, which builds great leadership skills for these future young men. Troop 17 has more fun outings planned for the remainder of the school year: a wilderness camp out, a biking camp out and a cooking competition camp out. The boys are also looking forward to Summer Camp at Camp Geronimo.
An Ahwatukee-based nonprofit fighting the development of the South Mountain Freeway is taking its message to the center of the argument by hosting a hike on South Mountain.
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Mayor Greg Stanton will kick off Phoenix’s year-long countdown to Super Bowl XLIX with a downtown Super Pool Party at the rooftop outdoor pool of the Palomar Hotel.
Four local women all had very different reasons for falling in love with yoga, but they all had a similar reason for joining together to purchase their own yoga studio at the end of 2013.