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A trio of Chandler teams fought its way through pool and championship play to reach the finals of the 31st annual Volleyball Festival at the Phoenix Convention Center last weekend.
The celebration of American independence and national identity continues in the East Valley this year, as Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa and Tempe will host fireworks displays on the Fourth at a low cost to taxpayers.
It used to be something only the Arizona geek community knew about but now Phoenix Comicon has become one of the largest conventions in the U.S. This year’s event brought in over 77,000 people to the downtown Phoenix area and in anticipation of this growth, the organizers of PCC utilized more of the Phoenix Convention Center this time.
Get the scoop on tons of new destinations and adventures to explore by browsing scores of booths from nearby and far-flung tour operators, visitors bureaus, and other tourism industry players. There are also seminars on everything from traveling with kids to a doctor’s advice on how to stay healthy on the road, plus giveaways for trips to South Africa, Tuscany and California.
Whether you’re an elite cyclist or simply like to tool around the neighborhood on your beach cruiser, CycloMesa is for you.
A large-scale bike race scheduled in Mesa next weekend will double as a fundraising tool for a number of charitable organizations across the Valley.
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.
Rejecting last minute pleas from supporters, Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed late Wednesday controversial legislation billed as protecting religious freedom.
Republican Gov. Jan Brewer faced intensifying pressure Monday from CEOs, politicians in Washington and state lawmakers in her own party to veto a bill that would allow business owners with strongly held religious beliefs to deny service to gays and lesbians.
A House panel agreed Wednesday to help Glendale with some of its 2015 Super Bowl costs, but with a warning that similar relief may not be available to other communities.
A man says someone stole his truck and trailer carrying more than $250,000 worth of exotic pottery.
The Accelerated Middle School (AMS) at Basha High School put together a power team of three bright students at the beginning of the school year and entered the regional Future City Competition at the Phoenix Convention Center in January.
Accelerated Middle School at Basha High students Ryan Tran (from left), Jon Gonsalves and Truman Idso after winning the Future City regional competition at the Phoenix Convention Center last month.
It’s a new year and that means it’s time once again for the Amazing Arizona Comic Con. The fourth annual event will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center from Jan. 24-26. This ever-expanding show is boasting a huge line-up of comic and genre themed artists and writers, with a particular focus on their special guest, The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman.
Spend a day hobnobbing with museum-sized dinosaurs at Discover the Dinosaurs, a three-day traveling exhibit where you can dig for fossils, catch a flick in the dino theater, go on a scavenger hunt, play dino-inspired mini-golf and bounce on dino-themed inflatables.
DETAILS >> Noon to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan 5. Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. Third St. $18 for adults and youth (ages 13 and older), $15 for children ages 2-12, $16 for seniors; children 11 months and younger are free. Dinosaur rides, gem and fossil mining, and face painting are available for a separate fee. (602) 262-6225 or DiscoverTheDinosaurs.com.
The last 12 months in Tempe were filled with new projects that will benefit the region’s economy coming in, a successful season from the Arizona State University football team, the reimagining of ASU mascot Sparky, and even the completion of a triathlon by Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, making her the first member of Congress to do so in office. And all of that just scratches the surface of a busy year in the city.
Christmas arrived on Dec. 2 for the Mesa Martin Luther King Jr. committee, as the Mesa City Council voted unanimously to rename 3rd Place — located off Center Street south of University Drive — to Martin Luther King Jr. Way in the downtown corridor.
Hundreds of the latest cars, crossovers, trucks and SUVs cruise into the Phoenix Convention Center, where attendees are invited to check out all the latest models, sit behind the wheels, inspect engines, kick tires and even take a spin in more than 100 vehicles. Sunday is Family Day and all children 12 and younger get in free when accompanied by a paying adult. Spider-Man will also make a special appearance that day, greeting fans and posing for photos between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., with Iron Man on hand between 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Attendees will also receive a one-year subscription to Motor Trend Magazine with their admission
An upcoming event at the Phoenix Marriot Mesa Convention Center will have community members build boxes for people who have suffered a similar loss.
It’s a simple case of supply and demand.
Like most high school seniors, Isabella Weems is balancing school work with extracurricular activities, all while deciding where she will attend college after graduation.