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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.
Allison is the owner of Allison’s Texas Barbecue, 6750 E. Main St., Mesa
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Ben Baldanza, the CEO of Spirit Airlines, leans over his kitchen table, takes another look at the board and plots out his strategy.
It’s hard to separate Elmer Cuen from the Mexican food restaurant he started 40 years ago — the restaurant that with his effort, personality, and food has captured the hearts of Chandler residents.
I bet we all know the exclamation of “eureka” attributed to Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor and astronomer, Archimedes. As the story goes, Archimedes was taking a bath. He noticed that the level of the water rose as he got into the tub, and realized in that great epiphany moment that the volume of water displaced by his body could, with a little mathematical maneuvering, be used to determine his body’s density. According to rest of the story, he was so excited he jumped out of the bath, and ran naked through the streets shouting “eureka,” which translated into English means, “I’ve found it!” History doesn’t seem to have any comment on his lack of clothing!
In the weeks leading up to Saturday, Lyndsey Fry tried to prepare herself for the excitement and emotion of stepping on the Olympic ice for the first time. Proudly wearing the U.S. jersey on her sport’s biggest stage was, as Fry said, what made it all real.
It was time for a new challenge, and mission accomplished.
Residents of Mesa can get their first taste of two of the city’s newest public facilities during a special opening event on Jan. 25.
Christmas for the Van Horn family wasn’t supposed to turn out the way it did. The plan was for presents opened at home and the newborn, Logan, to make his first visit with Santa Claus. Breathing apparatuses and a prolonged hospital stay had no place on the family’s list of expectations.
NEW YORK — Santa's sleigh didn't make it in time for Christmas for some this year due to shipping problems at UPS and FedEx.
Have a hankering for snow and no real prospects of finding any this Christmas? Bundle up the crew and head to Heritage and Science Park, where Dec. 26 through Jan. 1 you’ll find more than 30 tons of snow, ice sculptures, gingerbread houses, themed daily activities, and special showings of “Ice Worlds” in the Dorrance Planetarium and “Penguins 3D” in the IMAX theatre.
Organizations working to help Arizona residents enroll in health insurance plans on the new federal exchange said this week a steady flow of people was signing up as the deadline loomed to get coverage that starts Jan. 1.
Within our East Valley is a microcosm of a healthy community, a stronger nation. It’s an ageless pattern offering solutions to our national fiscal crisis, our narcissistic living and our growing proclivity for surrendering freedoms.
The police officer who found the abducted 8-year-old Mesa girl on Sunday just bought her a brand new bike for Christmas.
’Twas the afternoon of Christmas and all through the house, presents were opened and appetites doused. Get away from the mess and out on the town; these are the places fun can be found.
Christmas isn’t really about some fat guy sliding down the chimney. The significance of it should represent a spirit of “Peace on earth and goodwill toward man,” but it’s Christ’s birth foremost.
There’s nary a chimney at Leisure World Chiropractic in Mesa, but more than 40 homemade stockings were still hung with care and loaded with presents to donate to children at a Valley domestic violence shelter.
Other activities at the Church of Latter-day Saints' temple in Mesa include a visitors center, a nativity scene and a display of Mary and Joseph on their way to Bethlehem. [Submitted by James Stamsek]
With the day after Christmas approaching, residents of Mesa who want to dispose of their tree can do so by dropping them off for free through Jan. 19.
There are very few holidays simultaneously as warm and cold as Christmas. If the multitudes of Christmas specials that pockmark the screen are any indication, this time of year is about families engaging in the little traditions like opening that one present on Christmas Eve or holding a holiday dance party. They end up forging memories that remain lodged in the mind to reappear 10 or 15 or 20 or more years down the line.
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.
Finding a faux snow- and candy cane-filled homage to Santa Claus is easy; just look at your local mall for the line snaking around the giant Christmas tree. Honing in on an experience that makes as much of the Christmas story — the story of the birth of Jesus — is another matter.