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Is it even possible to eat a Kit Kat bar without triggering that "Give me a break!" earworm from the '80s? Seems not. So our cure to keep us from humming "Break me off a piece of that Kit Kat bar!" for the rest of the day is to bake up a batch of these shortbread cookies inspired by that breakably delicious candy.
With the change of weather and kids recently celebrating Halloween, many kids are looking forward to the fall break, Thanksgiving and Christmas and many adults are making plans for a New Year’s celebration.
Tempe’s annual holiday kickoff has served as a consistent source of entertainment and joy for families for two decades without necessarily offering the same experience one year after another.
Central Arizona Girl Scouts will collect and donate clothes, books, accessories and other products for Goodwill stores From Nov. 8 until Nov. 16.
Mesa United Way is inviting qualified non-profit organizations to submit applications beginning Nov. 3 for funding from its 2015-16 Community Chest Fund. Applicant agencies must attend one of two scheduled pre-application meetings and demonstrate compliance with basic eligibility criteria. The deadline for receipt of completed applications is 5 p.m. Jan. 9
BARKtoberfest started as a small dog washing event in a parking lot, but the much-larger event will celebrate its 15th iteration on Oct. 11.
Rotary started in February 1905 when Chicago lawyer Paul Harris and three friends met after dinner. The idea was to have a new club in which businessmen could get together periodically to get better acquainted. They rotated their meetings each week to the business of a member. Over the next few years Rotary transformed into a civic service club, spread across the United States and then around the world. Eventually Rotary came to Arizona and in 1914, the 100th Rotary Club was organized in Phoenix.
The city of Chandler has scheduled its inaugural scout jamboree for Oct. 3 that will serve Boy and Girl scouts.
Local Girl Scout Troop 1156 has announced that all girls in the troop have been inducted into the National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society. Girls in Troop 1156, which is led by Libby Bender and Anita Schanberger, include Schuyler Schanberger, Kacee Roberts and Erica Bender, who all attend Seton Catholic Preparatory High School; Anna Jacobs, who attends Horizon Community Learning Center; and Becca Waypa and Kyla Jacobs, who attend St. John Bosco Catholic School.
Sitting in the bleachers watching a track meet as just a young girl, Ashlee Moore already knew what she wanted to do.
Lending a helping hand is nothing new to Chandler resident Taylor Clouse; she’s been doing it for a while.
Mesa’s Jaylia Yan shined as a student in high school, receiving numerous accolades like a Flinn Scholarship to Arizona State University. Her most recent accomplishment, however, came not just for her academics but for being a well-rounded person.
Just a few points prevented Nila Dhinaker from attaining her goal of reaching the top 40 in the nation’s most prestigious spelling bee last month. That leaves her a year to take a second shot at a more favorable outcome.
So what hasn’t been done in sports films? The genre has tapped everything from outfield angels to trained chimpanzees and dogs, so what’s left? What about a true story of cricket pitchers from India brought to America to learn baseball while fish-out-of-water wackiness ensues? And there you have Million Dollar Arm, Disney’s lame attempt to retry on their decades old Cool Runnings formula.
Mallory McMurray, a junior at Mountain Pointe High School, completed her Girl Scouts Gold award by installing a friendship bench at Kyrene de la Colina Elementary School.
Abigail Stockwell’s Girl Scout troop was looking to launch an education-oriented project in March when the eighth grader saw a news item about Read On Mesa, a summer reading program that puts donated books into the hands of underprivileged kindergartners.
Positivity was in short supply for Lawana Tremble when she grew up. She said she was bullied as a kid, discriminated against in a variety of ways and told she’d never amount to anything.
Mesa police call it "Justice for the Girl Scouts."
Dozens of volunteers work tirelessly at Helen’s Hope Chest, Mesa United Way’s free clothing, school supply, book and clothing “store” for foster children. It’s a rewarding, enriching experience, and they love to share stories.
Boy and Girl Scouts walk to the ceremony after greeting the nominees during "Operation Welcome Home Chandler" at Chandler City Hall on Monday, April 21, 2014.
NEW YORK — It's been a year since Sheryl Sandberg came out with "Lean In," her best-selling manifesto for working women. Since then, over 1.75 million copies have been sold; the book's out in 28 languages, and will be in eight more by the end of 2014 (a deal was just made for a Kurdish edition.)
As school draws to a close, parents are beginning to think about what activities their children — daughters in this case — can get involved in and enjoy. The answer is simple: Join a local Girl Scout Summer Camp.
After surviving six rounds of challengers heading into Saturday, Cooley Middle School seventh-grader Nila Dhinaker defeated 26 other spellers to win the 2014 AEF Arizona Spelling Bee.