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Among the most beautiful and spectacular Christmas displays in the Valley—with hundreds of thousands of colorful lights, uniquely illuminated palm trees and flower gardens, an inspiring, European-crafted nativity scene, and more—is at the Mesa Arizona Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Leftovers are the best part of Thanksgiving. The next best thing are the Christmas light displays that pop up as soon as the last piece of pie is gobbled down. Here are seven local light displays worth a look.
Maybe it’s the relaxed attitude or the wide-open spaces. Whatever the cause, Westerners are the most likely people in the country to enjoy their neighbors (72 percent in the West, compared to 67 percent nationally) — despite being the worst about knowing their names.
PHOENIX — When Twitter and Facebook first began to catch fire, so did food trucks. Mobile kitchens in cities like Los Angeles and New York branded themselves, using social media to gain foodie followers. But the gourmet meals-on-wheels trend was slow to hit Phoenix streets.
Get ready to rock - Rock the Block that is. The annual fall festival is Saturday, Nov.9, in Downtown Chandler and features a street fair with two live performance stages.
Mariposa Gardens has scheduled an event to honor people who have or are serving in the military to occur on Veterans Day.
This Jan. 14, 2013 photo shows Christmas trees and evergreens brought to Prospect Park, by local residents for use in a recycling program, in Brooklyn, N.Y. The program, run by the New York City Department of Sanitation and the New York City Parks Department, recycles about 150,000 trees a year, turning them into mulch for use in parks, playing fields, community gardens and for residents’ personal use in urban backyards. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)
This Jan. 14, 2013 photo shows free mulch strewn in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, N.Y., available for residents to take home and use in urban backyards. The mulch comes from Christmas trees that are collected and recycled in a program run by the New York City Department of Sanitation and the New York City Parks Department. The city collects about 150,000 trees each year and uses the mulch in parks, playing fields and community gardens in addition to making some of it available for personal use. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)
NEW YORK — Each night, people in apartments all over New York City are cleaning up, putting out fresh towels and clearing out — to rent their private space to strangers from around the world.
Tempted to grow your own veggies but not sure where to start? Mesa Urban Garden is offering a free class Saturday, Oct. 19, on vegetable gardening basics.
You don't need to live on the prairie to have a prairie garden. Natural landscapes featuring mainly native plants are being sown in yards across North America as environmentally friendly alternatives to turf grass.
RICHMOND, Va. — With terrain varying from the mountains to the coast, Virginia offers an array of fall colors for leaf-peepers. But before or after your drive along one of the state's many scenic byways, consider a fix of Southern city living with a visit to the state capital, Richmond. Located along Interstate 95, it's an easy stopping-off point. And whether you like the outdoors, art or history, there's plenty to do here — and you don't have to spend a dime.
FILE - In this May 11, 2011 file photo, Jeffrey Cole, as Romeo, and Liz Blake White, as Juliet, kiss during the presentation of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" at Richmond's Maymont Park, in Richmond, Va. This 100-acre estate was given to the Richmond community by James and Sallie Dooley, who lived there in a 33-room mansion from 1893 to 1925.Entrance to the gardens, visitors center and wildlife exhibits is free. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, P. Kevin Morley)
Last week’s column about the Los Angeles Dodgers taking a dip in the Arizona Diamondbacks swimming pool after beating the local team to win their division elicited some backlash from a reader who thought I should be dealing with weightier subjects.
If you have a love for all things local, this is the festival for you.
Plan now for an autumn full of fun in the East Valley.
Rosh Hashana typically is a solidly autumnal holiday, falling sometimes as late as October. But this year, the Jewish New Year comes early — the first week of September, a time when summer's bounty is still fresh for much of the country.
"Eat local" is the foodie mantra, and nothing is more local than an egg from your own backyard.
Smart phones that respond to signals from plants? Laptops that coordinate irrigation at dozens of vineyards? Remote weather stations programmed to text frost alerts?
Gobble up crawfish on the Rim or tube the Colorado River in a massive floating parade.
CINCINNATI — Berry bushes and squash vines, apple and pear saplings, and inches-high corn plants growing now are envisioned to blossom into an "edible forest garden" in urban Cincinnati for the benefit of joggers, bicyclists, hikers and those who simply want to relax along a waterway.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento Food Bank once was one of those standard food distribution centers where bags of processed foods, carbohydrate-laden government commodities and day-old breads and sweets were bagged and handed to people who stood in line for hours to get it.
Editor’s note: This is part five of a continuing summer series on the proposed South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway.
Within the next five years, District 25 state Sen. Bob Worsley, R-Mesa, and his wife Christi hope to have Arizona’s first “world-class concert hall” adjacent to another city institution available for public use.
Every Sunday in Ahwatukee Foothills, residents can browse through a variety of cheeses, meats, fruits, vegetables, jellies, breads and other products all grown or produced within a 15-mile radius of the area at the Ahwatukee Farmer’s Market.