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The holiday season is a time for joyous family gatherings, parties and festivities. However, the holidays can be stressful for many people. The high expectations for social gatherings, financial strain, and even having to spend time with family/relatives with whom there may be lingering issues can test our patience, our pocket-books and our self-control.
Residents at Trilogy and Higley Unified School District employees surround a table of gifts at a reception held at Trilogy this week. Trilogy residents “adopted” about 250 students in need in the Higley and Gilbert school districts this month and purchased holiday presents for them, including clothing, toys and books. The gifts were picked up by school officials Tuesday and delivered to families in time for Christmas. [Carlos Espinoza/HUSD]
Higley Unified School District employees Jefferson Clarke and Jill Olivas help pack up gifts donated to school children during a reception held at Trilogy this week. Trilogy residents “adopted” about 250 students in need in the Higley and Gilbert school districts this month and purchased holiday presents for them, including clothing, toys and books. The gifts were picked up by school officials Tuesday and delivered to families in time for Christmas. [Carlos Espinoza/HUSD]
For most scribes who have toiled in the movie industry, portraying Hollywood as a healing paradise is roughly equivalent to regaling a lobster of the soothing properties of a boiling pot of water.
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Christmas arrived on Dec. 2 for the Mesa Martin Luther King Jr. committee, as the Mesa City Council voted unanimously to rename 3rd Place — located off Center Street south of University Drive — to Martin Luther King Jr. Way in the downtown corridor.
Books make great gifts because they're easy to pick up at the last minute and drop in a gift bag or stocking on the way to a holiday gathering.
The Mesa Arts Center campus will turn into a virtual winter wonderland over the weekend for the city’s ninth annual Mesa Arts Festival.
A program launched by Mesa’s Rotary clubs reached a milestone this year when members breached the 50,000 mark for the number of dictionaries donated to Mesa students in just short of a decade.
As you know, or if you don’t know, I’ll tell you this: “The Velveteen Rabbit” play is a Christmas story.
Here is a great collection of books that delve into comics' secret behind the scene stories, filled with real-life heroes, villains, hijinks and heartbreak - perfect gifts for the pop culture history buff on your list.
Everyone had reservations when it was announced Peter Jackson would be splitting up “The Hobbit” into a trilogy. Do we really need three separate movies? Can’t this 300-page book be done in one movie? Isn’t this just a ploy to milk a franchise and make an extra couple billion dollars? When “An Unexpected Journey” finally came out last December, we all found that these initial concerns were pretty much spot-on.
With the exception of a good margarita, I've never been one for mixed drinks. Which doesn't mean I don't like a great cocktail.
Browse original work from more than 60 artists or enjoy the live music, gallery openings, food booths and kids games that pepper Downtown Mesa during its monthly 2nd Friday block party.
LOS ANGELES — Wags and barks speak volumes when it comes to understanding what a dog is saying, but there are also clues in a dog's eyes, ears, nose or the tilt of its head. Are humans getting the right messages?
NEW YORK — Whether you're looking for something thin and light, or want a tablet that performs like a laptop, there's plenty to choose from if you're willing to spend a bit more for a high-end laptop computer.
In this photo made Nov. 8, 2013, books dealing with alcohol and prohibition are seen in the library of the Neal Dow House in Portland, Maine. Neal Dow, a Union general, entrepreneur and teetotaling crusader, led the push as Maine became the first state to adopt a prohibition law. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, file photo, an Apple staff introduces a Macbook Pro computer to a customer at a newly-opened Apple Store in Wangfujing shopping district in Beijing. Apple Inc.'s MacBook Pro, high-resolution, 13-inch version starts at $1,299. I (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Saying it's really a legal contract between the state and parents, Superintendent of Schools John Huppenthal is urging the Arizona Supreme Court to uphold the legality of what amounts to a voucher program for students.
Let's all stop being coy and fess up, shall we? The truth is, even those of us who work with cookbooks, write about cookbooks, collect cookbooks — heck, even write cookbooks ourselves — don't actually cook from cookbooks. At least not nearly as frequently as we'd like to/promise ourselves we will/tell others we do.
A Chandler man was arrested Wednesday after an undercover investigation led to the bust of an alleged prostitution ring run out of an apartment, police documents said.
Students at Marcos de Niza High School in Tempe are collecting items to donate to Goodwill of Central Arizona on Dec. 14.
With the holidays getting into full swing, life for most of us is getting hectic. Between all the big meals, the parties, the kids needing treats for their classes, never mind our day jobs...! Who has time for it all?
Scene from Ballet Arizona's 'The Nutcracker'
Pictures with Santa have long been a holiday must-have. Mix up the tradition this year by taking pictures with The Grinch.