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The road to Florence isn’t long when country music stars are in town. People flock from the East Valley to the Country Thunder music festival, spurring the question: What else is there to see in Florence? It didn’t take long to find an answer — alpacas.
PHOENIX — The children buzz in excitement, boisterous and barging in, their little hands covering seemingly every part of the Australian shepherd’s body.
Gift giving feels good, and can feel even better if you know your purchase is helping those less fortunate. Luckily, a number of home décor retailers partner with charitable organizations; many do so year-round, with additional initiatives during the holiday season.
Gift giving feels good, and can feel even better if you know your purchase is helping those less fortunate. Luckily, a number of home décor retailers partner with charitable organizations; many do so year round, with additional initiatives during the holiday season.
In this undated publicity image provided by Crate and Barrel, Alpaca Woodland Creatures ornaments made of soft alpaca blend wool by rural Peruvian women are shown. Crate and Barrel collaborated on the collection with a fair trade group that helps the women earn money to support and sustain their families. (AP Photo/Crate and Barrel)
Sweater-y cable knits, textural weaves, rich faux furs ... this fall, throws are showing up in all the retailers’ collections.
Sweater-y cable knits, textural weaves, rich faux furs ... this fall, throws are showing up in all the retailers' collections.
With its big soulful eyes and fluffy fleece, how could anyone resist an alpaca? If you've never seen one up close, you'll want to take a day trip to Casa Grande's JMS Alpaca Farm when it opens its doors to the public 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 19-20 for the fourth annual open house.
When it comes to monitoring for West Nile virus activity, health officials look toward the animals and mosquitoes, as well as human cases, as measurements of how prominent the disease is in the state.
Sea Life Arizona is about as close as you can get in the Valley to life under the deep blue sea.
Alpaca wool is stuffed into booms for use in the Gulf oil spill cleanup.
The personality of a llama is something like that of a cat: standoffish at first, but sweet and friendly once trust is established, says Chandler resident Barbara Peacock, whose rescue group is asking the public for financial help.
BOULDER, Colo. - Thousands of evacuated residents, including former FEMA chief Michael D. Brown, began returning to their homes Thursday after firefighters gained control over a wildfire near Denver that destroyed two houses and several outbuildings.
• The difference between footage of Wall Street suits weeping and personal financial difficulty? Four to six weeks.
Llamas are curious, expressive and polite animals - except for the whole spitting part. And Queen Creek residents Dave Salge and wife Alicia Santiago have their hands full with nine rescued llamas, in addition to four of their own, as part of Arizona Llama Rescue, a nonprofit they founded.
He’s a lawyer who never attended law school. His name is Doug Rich, but it’s actually Wayne Malloy. His wife Dahlia — or is that Cherien? — is a drug addict (really) and a dental hygienist/personal assistant (not really).
On a 10-acre parcel of land near Sonoita, Tim and Joan Mueller are living their dream. In 2004 the couple bought the land surrounded by mountains and planted their first grapes. Since then, they’ve watched their dreams blossom on the vine at Canelo Hills Vineyard and Winery.
NEW YORK - There's more classic tailoring on the New York Fashion Week runways than in recent memory and there's also a lot of shine. Designers are still making the case that fall is about chunky knit sweaters, but they have slimmed down the overall silhouette after a few seasons of over-the-top volume.
LOCKWOOD VALLEY, Calif. - Fire crews guarded homes and ranches Wednesday as a stubborn wildfire that has jumped containment lines crept within a half-mile of hundreds of dwellings.
When participants in Scottsdale’s outdoor recreation program show up for a hike, they are often perfect strangers. When they leave, they are often friends — sometimes even more.