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Even during this time of year when everyone would love a few extra practices, there are only so many drills and intra-squad scrimmages to get through before the stale settles in.
Wanna get down and dirty in a good, ol’ fashioned kinda way? Head to Vertuccio Farms, where the whole family can slosh through 7 acres of wet, slurpy mud obstacles during the Farm Fun Mud Run. Kids 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult; a kids’ play area will be open for those not interested in mud bogging. The concession stand will be open, but families are welcome to pack a picnic lunch.
During a 1-mile hike, kids ages 7-12 learn what to do if they get lost in the desert, how to find their way back, signal for help, build an emergency shelter, and protect themselves from desert dangers. Each child must be accompanied by an adult and bring water, a hat and closed-toe shoes.
Myles Duggan was a New York City police officer in the late 1960s and ‘70s. Duggan rarely discussed his 13-year job with his son, Sean. But Sean watched how his father went about his work and was intrigued.
When the weather’s this nice, the urge to get outdoors beckons, and there’s one big, shady, grassy spot that’s always a good bet for a lazy Sunday afternoon: Scottsdale Civic Center Park.
ATLANTA — Many people who visit Atlanta for the hundreds of conventions the city hosts each year never make it out of the few blocks around their hotels. But the city has much more to offer, and some attractions are even free.
A whole lot of the trouble those extreme TV survivalists get into could be avoided if they packed a little smarter before heading out the door.
FILE - In this March 25, 2012, file photo, a couple enjoy a sunny afternoon against the backdrop of the Midtown skyline from Piedmont Park in Atlanta. Like New York’s Central Park, the nearly 200-acre green space in Midtown gives Atlanta residents and visitors a tranquil setting to picnic, play games, walk their dogs and relax in the meadow or along the shores of Lake Clara Meer. The park also plays host to major city events. The annual 10-kilometer Fourth of July Peachtree Road Race ends there and the Dogwood Festival and Music Midtown festival are held there. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
FILE- In this Oct. 14, 2013 file photo, a jogger runs around a trail in Piedmont Park in Atlanta. Like New York’s Central Park, the nearly 200-acre green space in Midtown gives Atlanta residents and visitors a tranquil setting to picnic, play games, walk their dogs and relax in the meadow or along the shores of Lake Clara Meer. The park also plays host to major city events. The annual 10-kilometer Fourth of July Peachtree Road Race ends there and the Dogwood Festival and Music Midtown festival are held there. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
LOS ANGELES — There's this weirdly unfounded reputation that just about everyone in Los Angeles is vegan and therefore sunbaked Angelenos only feast on the likes of kale and quinoa. Such a stereotype is antithetical to the City of Angels' unhealthy obsession with the hamburger, an ongoing between-two-buns preoccupation that's birthed hundreds of Southern California burger joints.
The City of Mesa held a grand opening event on Dec. 4 for a new mixed-use development that will provide housing for low- to moderate-income families.
LOS ANGELES — If "unplugged" acoustic music was a hallmark of the '90s, surely "wireless" listening is the big trend of the '10s.
Mesa Arts Center’s Out to Lunch Concert Series returns this month, featuring free concerts on Thursday afternoons in the Wells Fargo Garden performance area on the Shadow Walk. Starting Nov. 7 and ending Dec. 19, the concert line up features Pete Pancrazi Quartet, Desert Bells International and Harmony Rain.
Halloween is the last day to catch most fall festivals around the East Valley.
High-powered boats will make waves this weekend at the newly remodeled Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.
BOISE, Idaho — Boise has long been dubbed the "City of Trees," a nickname that always catches newcomers by surprise given the city's high-desert climate and summers with little or no rain.
Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix is hosting a Labor Day weekend fireworks display and all-you-can-eat barbecue. The menu includes chicken, hot dogs, salad, Western-style beans, corn on the cob, fruit and soft drinks, all served at the Red Rock Ravine picnic area from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. And, of course, the park's water slides and other attractions will be open.
Missed Gilbert Food Truck Food Court on Friday? You can catch up with your favorite meals on wheels in Scottsdale a day later.
Remember when all it took to dress a dog was a squiggle of neon yellow mustard and a splash of ketchup? We've come a long way.
I’ve been thinking about the sorry state of American culture, and that made me reminisce about the Cold War.
Sometimes it seems that just as we get ourselves fully into summer mode, we need to start thinking back to school! Oh, no!
GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Shane Krogen has no trouble finding retirees willing to spend a week in the wilderness grubbing out rocks and swinging a pick or shovel to bring a hiking trail back up to national standards.
Anyone with lingering doubts about the need to complete Loop 202, the South Mountain Freeway — along the edge of the South Mountains to connect the West Valley and East Valley — should have been on Interstate 10 in downtown Phoenix on Thursday.