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When Lori Basaldu had her first opportunity to do her baby’s laundry she was thrilled.
The Mesa chapter of Newborns in Need is collecting diapers, fabric, yarn and Ivory soap to help babies at 20 Valley hospitals.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — This gem of a city tucked in the Blue Ridge foothills of western North Carolina attracts artists, musicians, foodies, outdoor enthusiasts and a fair share of modern-day hippies, all lured by the beautiful setting and open-minded vibe. Its gorgeous historic buildings downtown, free music venues, Appalachian art center and lofty nearby peaks are all perfect for travelers looking to please their senses without spending a dime.
Tommy Bahama, in association with Major League Baseball, will host a special event to meet the legendary Willie Mays.
“Revitalization” has become a buzzword for cities plagued with malnourished downtowns, a classification that fit Chandler more than a decade ago. Now, a little more than three years after it finished several construction projects and recruited businesses, the city is starting to see its efforts come to fruition.
Internationally recognized teachers present workshops for every level of quilter from beginning to advanced.
I’m no quilter, but with grandmothers who had homemade quilting racks hanging from their ceilings, I can appreciate a good carpenter’s star or double wedding ring. Those treasured old patterns, pretty as they are, are blown out of the water by the blankets currently on display in Chandler.
Denise A. Currier
The Mesa Arts Center campus will turn into a virtual winter wonderland over the weekend for the city’s ninth annual Mesa Arts Festival.
The Kyrene School District has been trying to incorporate new after-school programs to keep students intrigued, and the Community Education Road Crew has just the thing with a new sewing program.
HERE: Ahwatukee Recreation Center show Nov. 16
Michelle Razore, whose daughter nearly died from pertussis, shares her story with Jeff Gordon, NASCAR champion and spokesperson for the Sounds of Pertussis¨ Campaign, and Dr. Alan R. Fleischman, Senior Vice President and Medical Director, March of Dimes, and Heidi Bruch Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 in New York. In front of the group is the first panel of the Sounds of Pertussis Protection Quilt, which was displayed in Times Square for Pertussis Awareness Day. The Quilt represents how adults can create a blanket of protection around babies by getting vaccinated with a pertussis booster, so they donÕt get sick and spread the disease to their infant. Make your quilt square at www.SoundsofPertussis.com. (Gary He/Insider Images for Sanofi Pasteur)
The Ahwatukee Recreation Center (ARC) is in full swing with its ARC Support Our Troops Program and Thanksgiving Food Drive throughout November.
The MOMS Club of Ahwatukee North has decided to make quilts that will be donated to schools around the Kyrene School District in order to assist with generating school funding.
The Chandler Public Libraries have a series of different events for residents scheduled throughout the month of October.
We’ve all heard the adage “Use it or lose it,” and that couldn’t be more accurate in regards to our cognitive performance, with the first sign of an aging brain being that “tip of the tongue” phenomenon. We’ve come to accept that misplacing our keys, losing our train of thought mid-sentence, or forgetting the name of a familiar face is to be expected at about the same time we start needing reading glasses. Not necessarily so, report neuropsychologists and nutritional researchers. Although the brain can shrink as much as one-half to 1 percent annually in mid-life and memory starts to wane in our 30’s, there are things we can do to stave off this decline:
Newborns in Need will be hosting its annual baby shower on Saturday, May 4 with free knitting, crochet and sewing lessons for anyone who attends.
Tis the season in which family problems become magnified. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, thank your lucky heritage. Mixed up in our holiday cheer is nearly always increased strain in relationships. It’s eerie. It begins to build soon after Halloween, kind of like a dust devil that stirs up emotional junk.
A desire to recycle, save money and add that personal, imaginative touch is what entices many crafty people to create what easily can be bought. This time of year, that includes crafting a lunch sack.
Janet R. Harkness, 88, passed away on Oct. 26. Raised in Los Angeles, Janet attended UCLA, obtaining her master’s degree in education. She then returned to teach at U.E.S., the training and experimental school on the campus of UCLA for over 30 years. She loved Native American history and spent many years taking her students to reservations in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Canada.
This undated publicity photo provided by Ellen Baker shows a bag sewn by Baker in a Ladybug print fabric she designed for the Japanese company, Kokka, that will be available in quilt shops in January 2013. Baker used a brown paper bag as a template for this design. She is the author of the book, "1, 2, 3 Sew: Build Your Skills with 33 Simple Sewing Projects." (Chronicle Books, 2011). (AP Photo/Ellen Baker)