Ahwatukee bike shop Cactus Bike, Landis Cyclery, Trek Bicycles of West Phoenix and Bicycles of Phoenix have collaborated together on a free bicycling app. The app, called My City Bikes, was designed to help make a positive change in the health and well-being of Valley residents.
Laura Ethington of Ahwatukee will participate in the CoOPERAtive Program, an opera training program at Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, N.J., this month. She is one of 23 singers selected from hundreds from around the world who auditioned to be a CoOPERAtive Fellow.
DreamWorks Animation has always been great at being timely, but hasn’t always been that great at being timeless. Some of their films have stricken a decent balance between timely and timeless, like “Shrek” and “Kung Fu Panda.” Several of their films, however, feel very much like products of the time that probably won’t hold up phenomenally in another 20 years. Chris Sanders’ “How to Train Your Dragon” was a different kind of film from DreamWorks, being one half action/adventure and another half heartwarming tale between a boy and animal. In some respects, it was like a few of their earlier 2-D animated features, but done a million times better. It was the first DreamWorks film since “The Prince of Egypt” that felt completely timeless with no pop culture references and little modern talk, even rivaling some of the best efforts from Disney and Pixar.
The sleek design of the hover skateboard Marty McFly road in the “Back to the Future” series may be fictional, but the technology isn’t. If two Ahwatukee Foothills brothers have their way every teenager just might have their own hoverboard by 2015.
There’s no denying it, summer time is here. For the next several months, we’ll hop from one air-conditioned spot to another, in the never-ending quest to escape the scorching heat. However, living in the Valley of the Sun does have its rewards. Aside from stellar sunsets, we are fortunate to have myriad staycation opportunities right in our own backyard. In fact, Arizona is home to nearly 70 AAA Four and Five Diamond lodging properties alone. And, as the temperatures rise, room rates often plummet, making a stay at one of these luxurious resorts a bargain.
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.
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers allowed GetOut to listen to a preview of “The Independent,” the band’s seventh album due out April 29. Clyne was kind enough to give a track-by-track analysis and discuss each song as it appears in order on the album.
From blazing wildfires in Colorado to Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast, natural disasters have been front-page news in 2012. Less headline-worthy are the financial repercussions that follow, which tens of thousands of people are dealing with right now. These types of tragedies are unavoidable — the most you can do is prepare to minimize the time it takes to put the pieces of your life back together. Creating a plan that addresses your finances and insurance beforehand can make it easier to recover from a devastating event.
Multiple crews are working a second-alarm oil fire near 24th Street and Jefferson Street in Phoenix where two workers have been reportedly burned, according to Phoenix Fire Department Cpt. Benjamin Santillan.
Cruise the Valley’s scenic desert roads to benefit the 42,000 homeless animals Arizona Humane Society cares for each year on April 5. Register online at azhumane.org/puttin4pooches or day of at Chandler Harley-Davidson from 8:30-9:30 a.m. $40 per rider. Registration includes breakfast, lunch, T-shirt, Phoenix bikefest admission, raffle prizes, discount on Sammy Hagar tickets.
As Santa stuffs his sleigh with popular or big ticket items this year, he may be in for a “Bah, humbug” unless he takes certain insurance precautions. Gift-givers may be “Scrooged” when they realize that some gifts may cost homeowners extra on their insurance premiums, or may not be covered at all.