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It looked like Disney Animation was dead in the water for a while there. Sure, Pixar has had the company’s back for almost two decades now. In terms of movies that were solely produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, though, it was a bit of a downhill spiral from “Pocahontas” in 1995 to “Chicken Little” in 2005. While there were some under appreciated gems in the mix like “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” nothing took audiences by storm like “Beauty and the Beast” or “The Lion King” did.
Tempe’s newest taco shop, Sol Diablo Cantina, is open and ready for business. The new taco beach retreat is located where Boss Hogg’s Saloon use to be at the southwest corner of 5th and College Avenue, right across from the stadium and light rail. The laid back, sustainable, fresh kitchen and cantina features tacos, salsa and burritos as well as a Cabo-inspired 3,500-square-foot cantina and 2,500-square-foot patios. The taco joint opens every day at 11 a.m. and serves up lunch and dinner specials. For the game-day and night-cap crowds, Sol Diablo Cantina features DJs and acoustic music. For more information call 480-219-9102 or visit soldiablocantina.com.
A unique wellness center opening near Ahwatukee is offering services that go far beyond the physical needs of clients.
Parenting involves countless mundane decisions — dozens a day. But as any parent knows, the potential for tragedy stemming from a wrong decision is never far from the surface of the mind. What if they go out and get hit by a car? What if I look away and they drown in the current? What if they get kidnapped?
You want a better bathroom, but don’t want to put a drain on your finances? Worry not. This is one room in the house where little things mean a lot.
Learning a second language can be a beneficial trait for any individual who’s interested in finding appreciation from different cultures.
While dropping her sons off at a summer camp an idea hit local entrepreneur Jill Drummond. She was jealous that they were able to get away and have fun while she had to go back to every-day life.
The AFN has now published two rebuttals to a guest comment by AZ PASS Chair Ellen Davis following the Zimmerman verdict in Florida. Ms. Davis asked us if we wanted a society in which aggressive gun-toting people get to shoot the rest of us without a fear of legal consequence?
Our family room in the summer time is the No. 1 focal point for all gatherings and activities, from special to mundane. It’s our favorite place to hang out, hide out, and chill out from the humid summer monsoon. It’s the gathering place for the family, it’s the casual place for entertaining friends, it’s the kids homework and play space, it’s TV central and it’s definitely the coolest retreat and the most utilized room of the house.
I am responding to the AFN Guest Commentary of July 19 by Ellen B. Davis, chair of People Acting for a Safer Society, Arizona entitled, “Do we want to live in a state where aggressive people are free to use guns?”
Rodan + Fields Dermatologists
Ahwatukee Foothills author Kathe Wunnenberg will be releasing her new book, “Hopelifter: Creative Ways to Spread Hope When Life Hurts,” on Aug. 6, which focuses on helping women through different life difficulties such as divorce, death and other life struggles.
Gov. Jan Brewer said Tuesday that nothing in the death of Trayvon Martin or the acquittal of George Zimmerman of murder charges gives her second thoughts about signing Arizona’s own “stand your ground’’ law.
The Arizona summertime, with those 100-degree temperatures, are a perfect time to explore our interiors. Since we’ll be spending more time inside we can look around and make some choice improvements from large to small, in different rooms and with different budgets. There’s going to be plenty of suggestions to change, do, undo, to add and subtract all kinds of things in your interiors, it’s up to you as to how much and where you want to make those changes.
It’s no secret that Arizona offers some of the best and most luxurious AAA Four and Five Diamond resorts in the country. However, many travelers don’t realize that many of these properties also feature kid camps that aim to please even the pickiest pint-sized traveler. This provides mom and dad with a guilt-free way to indulge in some much-needed couple time, while allowing kids to make friends and create memories of their own.
Arizonans have devised a variety of ways to retreat from the scorching summer heat, including relaxing indoors or poolside, or escaping it entirely for a summer vacation. However, there’s one thing that can’t escape from the sizzling temperatures — your ride.
While summer temperatures can be a scorcher, there’s one activity that helps Arizonans beat the heat: lounging in the pool. And what better way to cool off than relax in someone else’s pool — especially at one of our state’s sparkling AAA Four or Five Diamond properties?
A knack for moving things forward may be the most important skill Anne Gill brought with her to the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce when she became president and chief executive officer of the chamber in November 2011.
Heartland Payment Systems
After graduating a group of 10 new instructors in February to teach Christ-centered yoga, The Center for Living Well is starting another round next week.
It happened about two months ago.
Fourteen local restaurants are coming together on Saturday to help raise money for Mountain View Lutheran’s youth ministries and to give guests a taste of Ahwatukee.
Loss has never come easy for me; be it in cards, a high school sporting event or on a personal level.
Who’s first? This is a question that may get ignored as we make quick decisions, especially this time of the year. We put on the automatic pilot that often chooses others before ourselves: “Yes, I’ll drop off the kids,” “I can loan you the money,” “I’ll cover your shift at work...” Does this sound familiar? These decisions can fall into a pattern that leaves you stressed, overwhelmed and/or resentful. If you are experiencing these feelings about agreeing or going along, it may be a warning you are not making the best decision at this time.
Locally based Holy Yoga is working to make yoga practice even more relaxing by offering training to instructors to incorporate massage into yoga.