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About this time of year, Lee Neiman walks outside to his backyard every morning and impatiently counts the days.
WASHINGTON — Despite the long, snowy winter in the Mid-Atlantic region, Washington's famous cherry blossom trees are expected to bring the first sure sign of spring between April 8-12, when they're predicted to reach peak bloom, the National Park Service said Tuesday.
One of the many surprises in Wes Anderson's rich, layered and quirkily entertaining new film, "The Grand Budapest Hotel," is the emergence of a new comic actor, one with impeccable timing and just the right mix of gravitas and utter zaniness.
This photo provided by HGTV.com Weekday Crafternoon shows a felt shamrock craft that provides a pretty way to wear some green. “Once you know how to make these shamrocks then when we get to spring you can make them in different colors and have a bouquet of flowers,” says Marianne Canada, host of HGTV.com's Weekday Crafternoon. “It’s a handy little craft to have in your back pocket.” (AP Photo/HGTV.com Weekday Crafternoon, Marianne Canada)
Eating well can be hard to do — but not because of a lack of options. Farmers markets make finding fresh-picked produce (and a variety of locally made specialty foods and products, like hummus and bath soaps) convenient in and around the East Valley.
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.
Valley Honda Dealers gave out complimentary roses across the Valley as part of their Valentine’s Day celebration
This undated image released by The Admiral restaurant shows co-owner Drew Wallace mixing a featured cocktail called the Admiral Flower at the restaurant in Asheville, N.C. Since opening in 2007, The Admiral has morphed from a neighborhood tavern into a destination restaurant. (AP Photo/The Admiral, Melissa Robinson)
This undated image released by The Admiral restaurant shows a featured cocktail called the Admiral Flower at the restaurant in Asheville, N.C. Since opening in 2007, The Admiral has morphed from a neighborhood tavern into a destination restaurant. (AP Photo/The Admiral, Melissa Robinson)
The parents of a brain-damaged Mesa boy have a right to ask court permission to be able to buy and administer marijuana extracts for their child, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled late Friday.
With Valentine's Day coming up, thoughts naturally turn to chocolate. How nice it would be for gardeners to give their beloved a living, growing, chocolate expression of affection.
Each year it seems the flu hits with more and more fury. If you have already had the flu this season then you know how it can knock you off your feet for a week or more.
A brand-new food festival is bringing more than good eats to town; Mike Ditka, NFL Hall of Famer and former coach of the Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints, will make an exclusive appearance Sunday, Feb. 9, at the first ever Taste In Tempe.
More than five years after announcing its intent to build another temple, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has opened the doors to its newest house of worship in Gilbert, and people from across the Valley can tour it until mid-February.
Even those with only a dim interest in fine art have likely heard of Georgia O’Keeffe or seen a poster filled with one of her vivid flower paintings.
Arizona's more than 43,000 medical marijuana patients smoked, ate or otherwise consumed close to three tons of the weed last year.
The next time state lawmakers want to see the Wildcats take on the Sun Devils, they may have to buy their own tickets. Ditto the Phoenix Suns, Arizona Cardinals and the upcoming Super Bowl.
Plants and people can't help but feel a bit wan this time of year, but things are brightening up already. Every day the sun is gradually moving higher in the sky, burning with increasing intensity and duration.
Some Republican lawmakers want to ask voters to repeal the Citizens Clean Elections system, but in a way that supporters contend is misleading.
LOS ANGELES — Sugarplum went into the salon as a reddish-blonde dachshund mix and came out with pink and green ears, a rainbow tail and a bow in her fur.
You might deck your halls with boughs of homegrown holly, but unless you planned ahead, those boughs could lack red berries. And that leads us to some frank talk about sex.
In this Dec. 11, 2013 photo, holly, would be fruit-less without the help of a nearby male plant, in New Paltz, New York. Unlike many plants, holly's pollen is borne on flowers that are strictly male, while its eggs are contained in flowers that are strictly female. So you need trees of both sexes if you want to see any berries. (AP Photo/Lee Reich)
Each year, Ballet Arizona rings in the season with Ib Andersen’s “The Nutcracker,” when dancing toys, mischievous mice, waltzing flowers and sparkling snowflakes dance to Tchaikovsky’s score performed by The Phoenix Symphony.
The light show at the Mesa Arizona Temple Gardens consists of hundreds of thousands of lights on palm trees and flower gardens. [Submitted by James Stamsek]
"To the art of working well, a civilized race would add the art of playing well," philosopher George Santayana said.