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Sometimes newspaper opinion generates the cream of community-thinking, which, in truth, is what it’s supposed to do. And, another plus: Readers’ constructive input drowns out the belly-aching from tweeter-types.
Smoothies are a nutritious way to stir things up in the kitchen, especially if the ingredients come from your garden.
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With just a few weeks left in the 2013-14 pledge campaign, Mesa United Way leaders are praising the individuals and companies that are the backbone of the effort while challenging the entire community to fill the remaining gap.
As temperatures climb, Mesa residents can donate water at various locations in the city to provide hydration for the homeless and unsheltered.
When Randall Presley began to develop Ahwatukee south of Warner Road, his engineers confronted a network of washes that ran into an unnamed stream. City of Phoenix Floodplain Management records designate that unnamed stream a “thalweg” — the lowest point in a Valley, prone to flooding.
Don't tell James Beard Award-winning food writer Michael Ruhlman that eggs are trending.
The city of Mesa opened up a new, state-of-the-art apartment complex as part of a plan to address homelessness in the city.
Culinary herbs are enjoying a revival thanks to new varieties, stronger flavors, health concerns and more discerning palates. Their low cost, attractiveness and easy-to-grow attributes are making them popular, too.
Veteran bulb growers have learned to put patience ahead of pruning in helping their perennials bloom season after season. They're in no rush to remove the unsightly leaves and stems of these botanical storehouses, which need time after flowering to renew their growth cycle.
Calling the approach and the product innovative, a Senate panel voted Wednesday to let Tesla Motors finally start selling their vehicles directly to Arizona consumers.
TUCSON — Nicknamed "Old Pueblo," Tucson is a city with many faces. It's a college town. It's an artist town. It's even still a Wild West town. Every February, southern Arizona's biggest city, located 115 miles (185 kilometers) below Phoenix, keeps schools open on President's Day but closes them later in the week for the annual Tucson Rodeo Parade.
DETROIT — Enough with all the downtrodden-Detroit talk: Green Dot Stables, a bustling sliders joint in an industrial area not far from downtown, may restore your faith in the city's future. It also will give you a whole new vision of the lowly slider.
n this undated photo, a gardener spreads leaves beneath a row of dwarf apple trees, where a leafy mulch keeps weeds from growing and stealing nutrients and water from small trees in New Paltz, New York. (AP Photo/Lee Reich)
Every so often some researcher whips out his calculator and estimates how much it takes to raise a child today. I suspect that this exercise is some sort of subtle pressure from the government to cut down on overpopulation, because the Department of Agriculture says it costs a libido-crushing $241,080 to raise each of our Special Snowflakes to age 18.
The head of a Gilbert-based sweetener company recently earned two awards at the 10th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
Good times abound on Arizona Ave. these days, north and south of the Loop 202.
The struggles veterans face when coming home from duty are all too familiar to Vietnam veteran Ken Barner.
How green is your vegetable garden?
When it comes to leafy green vegetables, kale has been king for a while. It boasts more vitamin C than an orange, more calcium than milk, and more iron per calorie than beef.
Beautiful and sturdy with a flair for the dramatic, alliums are a graceful way to add color and architectural dimension to your garden.
RICHMOND, Va. — Fall is a fine time to sample a wide variety of craft beers, because no matter what your autumnal activity there is likely to be a seasonal beer to make it better.
Those beautiful summer vacation photos are in a cardboard box. Somewhere.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Visitors to Orlando often try new things while on vacation: thrilling roller coasters, luxury hotels, different cuisines.