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There’ll be no such thing as a boring game this week on the high school football circuit, and you’ll need plenty of good eats to keep up with the action. Here are five options to find a tasty bite. Go team!
Unable to find her second directing project, Angelina Jolie took to sifting through “generals.”
In the town of Madison, Florida, you can find the Colin P. Kelly memorial, a striking sculpture of four angels, their wings unfurled in the wind. The memorial was dedicated in 1943 to the name and heroics of a B-17 pilot whose plane was shot down just days after Pearl Harbor.
This coming week marks the birthday of a man who Bing Crosby called, “the beginning and the end of music in America.” Born in the sweltering heat of a New Orleans’ August, the grandson of former slaves, and suffering abject poverty, that man was Louis Armstrong.
This week, I had the opportunity to visit a food bank and a soup kitchen. Both experiences were enlightening, and vastly different from what I was expecting. Did you know that most people getting extra help from these organizations not only have jobs, but also receive SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits? I certainly didn’t.
The start of each school year is an excellent time to set into place good habits that can lead to a success in the classroom and self-confidence for students. Take the time to write down steps for students — no matter their age — to help guide them as they return to school. Review them as needed. For the younger children, make the steps visible each day. Add picture reminders for students who are not reading yet.
Sometimes it seems like our country has fundamentally changed, especially when it comes to solving problems that are easily solvable. A good example is the problem of childhood hunger.
On behalf of the Mesa Rotary Club, welcome to the Mesa Rotary Corner!
Local agencies are teaming up to banish hunger among seniors in the East Valley.
Multiple senior groups are working together through East Valley Adult Resources to help elderly locals sign up for food programs. The program is funded by a grant from the National Council on Aging. [Submitted]
NEW YORK — American teens are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less. But they're texting behind the wheel and spending a lot of time on video games and computers, according to the government's latest study of worrisome behavior.
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.
The town of Gilbert has kicked off its campaign to collect more than 76,000 meals for areas families.
Gilbert Feeding Families community food drive wants to collect 72,600 meals this June to feed Gilbert’s 72.6 square miles.
United Food Bank has served the East Valley and parts of Eastern Arizona since 1983. It has formed a partnership with Feeding America — a network of some 200 food banks across the country that connect with major food companies to provide food to those who need it. UFB alone serves 51,000 people every day.
“To the Ventor 5/7/14, don’t hold your breath waiting for an accounting of the funds raised for the ‘Prescott 19.’ We’re still waiting for an accounting of the missing millions funneled to the Red Cross for 9/11 victims.”
The United States Postal Service, in conjunction with food banks all over the country, held its annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive Saturday.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to help Central American farmers fight a devastating coffee disease — and hold down the price of your morning cup.
The 2013 Nebula Awards were presented Saturday at the Science Fiction Writers of America’s 49th annual event Saturday in San Josa, Calif.
NEW YORK — Jo Frost of "Supernanny" fame is out with her seventh book, and she's taking aim at toddlers. More specifically, she focuses on the thing so many parents dread: toddlers and tantrums.
As we head to the summer months, food banks around Arizona are bracing for the most difficult time of the year.
AP- STEPHEN DALTON
The nominations for the 2014 Hugo Awards were announced Thursday at Loncon 3 in London.