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Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape.
(Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of stories about “snowbirds” in the Valley of the Sun).
The race for justice of the peace in the Kyrene District is, so far, peaceful
When legal immigrants arrived at Ellis Island and were sick, they were sent back. Today, illegal immigrants are given health care better than many veterans.
At the risk of mixing metaphors, the cards were stacked against Dungeons & Dragons as the venerable roleplaying game embarked upon its 5th Edition this summer. The last incarnation (4th Edition) met with withering criticism from longtime players with its attempts to appeal to computer gamers, while a rival took advantage of the 3rd Edition’s open-source license to re-create that popular version in all but name and take it places just about everyone had always wanted to go.
his July 4, Americans again celebrated our nation and its organizing principle: Liberty. We know that our founding document establishes our inalienable rights to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”. We’re proud to be the “land of the free and the home of the brave” and to pledge “liberty and justice for all”.
Has anyone noticed how professional unions have an opinion on a variety of political issues? Killing the unborn, for example, seems to be a major component of organized labors’ campaigns. Political advertising is expensive. So, where, exactly, have those big bucks come from?
Staycations are fashionable these days, but shelling out cash to stay in a hotel 30-60 minutes from the comforts of home has always seemed a bit silly to us. Thanks to these five Arizona hotels, our opinion of the recession era’s take on vacations might be changing.
“I have never voted for any Republican presidential candidate, but if Rand Paul is nominated, he has my vote.”
The truth can save a country, but the lack of truth can destroy a country.
A Mesa eye clinic is flying specialists out to remote areas across the state to perform operations locals would have to drive into larger cities for otherwise.
The group behind a vetoed religious freedom law intends to study Monday's Supreme Court ruling as a chance to revamp it and try again next year.
A slew of Gilbert businesses and business owners received kudos for their entrepreneurial and philanthropic efforts during the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce’s Eighth Annual Business Awards on Wednesday.
Mesa’s beloved used bookseller not only offers pre-loved books and music, they also offer an eclectic lineup of activities. These two made us smile:
Fabulous Fourth of July Crafts
If you’re not one of those DIY folks with more supplies than Hobby Lobby, then your kids will love spending an hour cutting, gluing and creating a patriotic piece celebrating the United States of America. The best part is Bookmans cleans up the mess. These free events fill quickly, so arrive early to get a spot.
DETAILS >> 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 2. Bookmans Mesa, 1056 S. Country Club Drive. Free. (480) 835-0505 or Bookmans.com/stores/mesa.
Young at Heart YA Book Club for Adults
Let’s face it, the young adult (YA) genre has some pretty great stories — “The Hunger Games,” “Divergent,” “Harry Potter,” so it should come as no surprise that lots of adults like to read them too. If you’re one of them, you might enjoy this monthly book club sponsored by Literologie and Bookmans Mesa that meets every third Thursday to discuss a YA selection. The June meeting covers “Butter” by Erin Jade Lang.
DETAILS >> 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 19. Bookmans Mesa, 1056 S. Country Club Drivew. Free. (480) 835-0505 or Bookmans.com/stores/mesa.
I'd like to start off by mentioning a promise I made to my English teacher two years ago.
Whether you’re bringing a flute or a six-string to the table, a collaboration of good vibes and tunes are what you are sure to find in the Valley Acoustic Group.
In this July 31, 2013 photo, the owner of this hobby greenhouse provided plants producing flowers with shallow-based nectaries that attract small beneficial insects, in Langley, Wash. You can introduce predatory insects into your greenhouse but they won’t stick around very long unless they’re surrounded by a diverse and pesticide-free environment with plant-based foods. (AP Photo/Dean Fosdick)
You can’t go shopping these days without seeing at least one little girl, tootling along behind her mother, humming songs from Disney’s “Frozen.” You could let it go, or you could tell her about Celtic Woman’s Emerald Tour, coming April 8 to ASU Gammage, where she’ll experience a singing, clogging, twirling performance of Irish world music that’ll send her dancing out the door.
NEW YORK — Spending your days killing zombies apparently takes its toll.
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.
Concert-going can be a pricey hobby, but the Hits Deep Tour coming to Grand Canyon University Arena on Feb. 28 gives you more bang for your buck. Hosted by the multi-Grammy-winning hip-hop artist TobyMac, the concert features a hit-parade of contemporary Christian music from stars like Mandisa, Matthew West, Brandon Heath and Matt Maher.
When it comes to camping, hiking, fishing, kayaking and other outdoor pursuits, we’ll load up the car and drive all over the state. A giant expo spotlighting these and other hobbies will require us only to go as far as Glendale.
Allison is the owner of Allison’s Texas Barbecue, 6750 E. Main St., Mesa
In 2007, Marlies Mercil was diagnosed with breast cancer. During her radiation treatments, she took up beading as a way of passing time and keeping her mind occupied. She has been in remission for the last seven years, and her jewelry designs have taken off.