This weekend Celtic ska-punk pioneers — the California Celts — will parade through the doors of Fibber Magees Irish Pub in Chandler fully clad in kilts and playing bagpipes to put on a show that is sure to get the whole crowd dancing.
For years the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce’s Public Policy Committee has been bringing speakers to Ahwatukee Foothills to keep the business community and the community at large up to date on important issues, but in 2015 the committee is looking for more participation to take its goal to the next level.
An Illinois bishop who performed a “minor exorcism” on the governor of that state over same-sex marriage will be the guest speaker at the annual Red Mass here marking the beginning of the legislative session.
Whether it's a husband buying yoga pants for his wife, a daughter looking for fly fishing supplies for her dad, or a childless uncle looking for gifts for nieces and nephews, consumers tend to stray from their retail comfort zones when shopping for loved ones.
The holidays are here. Carols and peppermint fill the air; twinkling lights delight the eye. All through the day, we’re greeted with “Merry Christmas.” Whether we are religious or not, Christmas is everywhere.
“Horrible Bosses” provided a breath of fresh air the same summer that “The Hangover: Part II” came out. In an ironic, yet not especially surprising, turn of events, “Horrible Bosses 2” makes many of the same mistakes as “The Hangover: Part II.” While this sequel to the 2011 buddy comedy isn’t without its moments, “Horrible Bosses 2” really only exists to recycle the same old plot and make the studio some easy money. It’d be one thing if the film knew it was a retread like “22 Jump Street” or had a huge nostalgic factor going for it like “Dumb and Dumber To,” which was also co-written by director Sean Anders. There just aren’t quite enough laughs here to merit the film’s existence, though.
Another election season has come and gone. You might reasonably conclude that, once again, no ballot fraud occurred in Arizona, from the absence of any news accounts. But that’s almost certainly not true.
As consumers continue to change how they shop it’s important for businesses to learn that the purchasing funnel has changed. Today’s shoppers are in search of convenience, they want it yesterday, they look at reviews, are not as inclined to visit the enclosed malls as much, and are getting more comfortable with ordering products online. The interaction with consumers has changed over the past 10 years and is more complicated than ever before.
Lately, I’ve been thinking about my friend, Charles, and missing him. He was a husband, father, English teacher, social worker, canoeist, bluegrass player, therapist, connoisseur of green-apple moonshine, and a good friend.
Kaitlyn is an amazing, sassy 18-year-old girl who brings love and laughter to everyone she meets. She is smart and beautiful and mostly happy, but not always. She sings along to all of the songs on her iPod and makes videos on Instagram. She is a varsity cheerleader at her high school. She has more friends than I can count. Her sense of humor is spot on. She’s just like your kid with one slight difference; Kaitlyn has Down syndrome.