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Do you remember that Marvel Team-up story when Spider-Man partnered with the 1920’s hero, Dominic Fortune, who just happens to reside at Aunt May’s retirement home? (See Marvel Team-up #120 for a refresher.) Well, this July Mesa has its own similarly themed super team-up brewing as local hero Bob Nelson’s “Geeks4Good” charity partners with Gotham City Comics & Coffee and the local geek community to raise funds for the unique senior care facility, Oakwood Creative Care.
It used to be something only the Arizona geek community knew about but now Phoenix Comicon has become one of the largest conventions in the U.S. This year’s event brought in over 77,000 people to the downtown Phoenix area and in anticipation of this growth, the organizers of PCC utilized more of the Phoenix Convention Center this time.
Many children once dreamed about the thrill of space, whether it was the idea of flying a rocket ship or walking on the moon. While those dreams often fade away, Honeywell is reinvigorating those aeronautical aspirations for teenagers.
ASU’s Project Humanities, with funding from the Arizona Humanities, is bringing critically acclaimed filmmaker John Scheinfeld to Tempe for an exclusive sneak preview of his new documentary, “I Hope You Dance: The Power and Spirit of Song.”
For years Cathi Herrod and her Center for Arizona Policy have flexed their political muscles and pushed through legislation that represented what she calls “fundamental principles,” often those espoused in the Bible.
More than 78 million strong, baby boomers are reaching retirement age (65) at a record pace — 10,000 per day, to be exact, according to the Pew Research Center — and living years longer than previous generations. By the time all the boomers will have turned 65 in 2030, 18 percent of the nation’s population will be at least that age, according to the research center’s projections. Compare that to the population makeup just four years ago, when a little more than 10 percent of Americans were ages 65 and older.
“Revitalization” has become a buzzword for cities plagued with malnourished downtowns, a classification that fit Chandler more than a decade ago. Now, a little more than three years after it finished several construction projects and recruited businesses, the city is starting to see its efforts come to fruition.
Perhaps no living poet other than Maya Angelou shares the same respect as Nikki Giovanni.
With a week left until the end of the year and the 2013 tax season, school districts across the East Valley are accepting tax donations that will benefit their extracurricular activities.
SAN FRANCISCO — The startup is housed in a garage-like space in San Francisco's tech-heavy South of Market neighborhood, but it isn't like most of its neighbors that develop software, websites and mobile-phone apps. Its mission is to find plant replacements for eggs.
Once a staple of pre-World War II culture, the multi-generational household is staging a comeback.
In one way it appears the 2013 NBA Draft broke just right for the Phoenix Suns. In another way, it didn’t.
NEW YORK — The round, white, paper light shades sold at Ikea for $5 are a familiar item in contemporary interior design. But these inexpensive lanterns are knockoffs of light sculptures created by the renowned artist Isamu Noguchi in the early 1950s.
Six years ago, Janine Skinner was a mother of three who was reentering the workforce. Some of the return was financial: the aforementioned kids were just a few years away from college. While serving as a youth event chaperone, she was introduced to Minnesota-based Feed My Starving Children (FMSC). That was the beginning of a six-year whirlwind.
"Starfish Prime" from Chandler’s Basha Accelerated Middle School won the 14th annual Honeywell Fiesta Bowl Aerospace Challenge on Saturday at the Challenger Space Center Arizona in Peoria.
Living on the moon could include access to a golf course, balloon rides to telescopes and round-the-clock energy mining if a few East Valley students had their way.
After a number of scheduled performances — including by the Territorial Brass Band and state historian Marshall Trimble — Mesa’s recently re-elected mayor and city council members were designated to be sworn in Tuesday night at Mesa Arts Centers’ Virginia G. Piper Theater during a celebration hosted by local radio newsman Ned Foster.
The joy of home entertaining at the holidays often comes with a challenge: How do you provide enough seating for a roomful of holiday revelers with just a sofa and a few chairs? Are there creative options besides resorting to folding chairs?
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In an increasingly digital world, aspiring authors have more options — and cheaper ones at that — for self publishing. But with self publishing also comes different challenges, said a new Mesa author.
As we barrel down the two-lane road, historical markers tell us we are traveling along the original El Camino Real, the frontier wagon trail from Mexico City to Santa Fe. Dating to 1598, it is the oldest European-American trade route.
Students and faculty at Arizona State University are hoping to invent not only the technology of the future, but also the narrative that accompanies those advances.