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From leprechaun beards to shamrock hats, a few simple crafts can turn you from a spectator into a participant at a St. Patrick's Day parade or party.
PARIS — Food nourishes the tiny Rue du Nil from the dim light of morning — when the first deliveries start going out to Paris' most sought-after restaurants — until well after midnight, when the young chef who transformed an unchic side street into a culinary destination finally closes up.
It’s difficult to comprehend the struggle a child suffering in a third-world country goes through every day and how your small contribution to a nonprofit makes a difference. The African Children’s Choir, performing this month in the East Valley, will give you that personal experience with not only the cause but the kids you’re supporting.
KENTON, Okla. — The Oklahoma Panhandle has never been for the faint of heart.
The Arizona Humane Society recently opened a new cat isolation area at its Phoenix location to help sick cats recover. The isolation area has 34 kennels and a separate ventilation system that will allow AHS to care for 600 more cats each year.
About this time of year, Lee Neiman walks outside to his backyard every morning and impatiently counts the days.
It's convenient to pick up some laundry detergent at the store, but it's not difficult to create your own.
WASHINGTON — Despite the long, snowy winter in the Mid-Atlantic region, Washington's famous cherry blossom trees are expected to bring the first sure sign of spring between April 8-12, when they're predicted to reach peak bloom, the National Park Service said Tuesday.
Got a youngster who’s into big machines? A variety of interesting aircraft will be rolled out onto the tarmac for a closer look at Gateway Aviation Day. The free event also offers a kids zone full of fun activities and food vendors.
Every Friday, more than 2,000 school children from low-income families in the Southeast Valley are discreetly given a backpack of food to ensure they have enough to eat during the weekend so they’ll return on Monday nourished, alert and ready to learn. The backpacks are provided by Arizona Brainfood, which is supported by Mesa United Way and a number of local businesses and philanthropic organizations.
HERE: Bosom Buddies of Arizona support group
This Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 photo shows, from left, family friend Tatum Marsh, 7, parent Kristi Ainslie, and her children, Riley Ainslie, 6, Dillon Ainslie, 2, and Connor Ainslie, 2, modeling their leprechaun beards made from faux fur and cardboard, which provide a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, in Arvada, Colo. Making and taking handmade St. Patrick's Day props cranks up the fun at parades and parties. Instructions for making this craft are in the March 2013 issue of FamilyFun magazine, available online at www.parents.com. (AP Photo/Jennifer Forker)
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The Bagnall Company welcomed its newest addition to their team; Cheri Councill, who is a senior account manager and account executive.
The Heart and Sol Festival will feature exhibitors from a variety of wellness realms. Attendees can participate in activities for well-being, including a free Kids Zone, former NFL players youth camp, zumba dancing, a healthy market place and much more.
I feel extremely blessed to work with tweens and teens as they learn to navigate the many challenges of adolescence. Aside from the countless benefits of teaching what I love, this journey has rewarded me in countless other ways. For example, although my daughters are young (6 and almost 2), my daily interactions with youth have helped to shape who I am as a parent.
Physician: “OK, Mr. Jones, your cholesterol and blood pressures are too high. You need to take these medicines and get some exercise. Come back in a few months. Any questions? Good! Stop at the front desk to get scheduled.”
Few shifts in American customs and politics will ever equal the one launched a brief eight years ago by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) community. Considering the alternative lifestyle population makes up less than 4 percent of our nation according to the Williams Institute, their success is even more remarkable.
Kora was found in an abandoned house with several other cats. She is a somewhat shy, but quickly warms up after she gets to know you. She is an extremely sweet and calm cat who basically gets along with everyone. She recently lost her “sister” to an illness and could really use some extra love and support. She enjoys sleeping in a cubby within a cat tree and will always come out to greet other cats and people. She is very loving and needs that special person to give the patience and attention she desperately needs. Can you give Kora a chance at a new life?
For months we have been hearing how a lot is changing when it comes to health care. When you remove the politics and the rhetoric, the fact remains that most Arizonans are required to have health insurance by March 31 or face paying a penalty.
Nationally known speed coach, Will “Sully” Sullivan, will train student athletes at a week-long camp on March 10, 12 and 14 at a Legacy Traditional School in Chandler.
When kids know that we sincerely not only care for them but we sincerely care about things that are important to them motivation skyrockets! How can we show our sincere care about the things kids care about if we do not sincerely care about those things such as Dora the Explorer, Princesses, Spiderman, or fossils? Beginning with the end in mind just may be the key we need to unlock the door to this sincerity because our kids somehow know if and when we are sincere or not and insincerity does not motivate anyone. For example if we want our children to be motivated to behave well at a restaurant we may need to have a tea party with all their favorite characters the week before and model the desired behavior we want at the restaurant making the connection to how the characters behaved and how pleased we were with them. This seemingly silly or senseless time spend with our kids gives us a greater glimpse into their world and how they see the greater world we live in. This understanding and relationship building builds invites us into their world and gets us out of our world. When these two worlds unite the partnership is magical and children will be motivated to do many things that we may have thought were impossible for them. With this in mind if you have not done so already please take the time to Read the Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman . It is a life changing read that will help you keep your kids motivated. If you cannot commit to another book to read consider incorporating these five challenges into your kids life and get ready for greater parenting joy with a motivated child in tow…
Water safety incidents in Phoenix dropped each of the past two years, thanks in part to a concerted effort to educate the community. But a toddler drowned in a backyard pool last week, kick starting the awareness effort once again.