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The Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation will hold its 10th annual Holiday Arts Festival in Chandler on Dec. 14.
LOS ANGELES — If "unplugged" acoustic music was a hallmark of the '90s, surely "wireless" listening is the big trend of the '10s.
Artist or crafter? It doesn’t matter to Frank Biernier.
The Town of Gilbert is holding an electronic waste collection event this Saturday to receive small electronic products from residents.
Home beer and spirit-making have become popular hobbies. Bars and beverage stores feature a growing range of artisanal spirits and craft brews. Cocktail parties are back in vogue.
FILE - This Nov. 28, 2012 file photo shows the 80-foot-tall Rockefeller Center Christmas during the 80th annual lighting ceremony in New York. This year's Rockefeller Center tree will be lit on Dec. 3, 2013, and for the seventh year in a row, it will be donated to Habitat for Humanity, to be milled into lumber for use in building a home. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
File - In this Jan. 14, 2013 file photo, a public works employee dumps a truckload of discarded Christmas trees on the beach as part of a project to rebuild dunes damaged by Superstorm Sandy, in Bradley Beach, N.J. Bradley Beach came through Superstorm Sandy in better shape than some other coastal towns in part because of its dunes. The governor had harsh words for oceanfront property owners along the Jersey shore who are refusing to let governments carry out protective dune projects because the work will affect their oceanfront views, calling them "extremely selfish and short-sighted." (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
This Aug. 22, 2009 photo provided by Habitat for Humanity International shows Tracey Davison and her four daughters posing outside their new home in Pascagoula, Miss. The home was built by volunteers from Habitat for Humanity using lumber milled from the Christmas tree that was on display at Rockefeller Center in New York City. This year will be the seventh year that the Rock Center tree has been recycled by Habitat for Humanity. It’s one of a number of ways in which Christmas trees around the country are being reused. (AP Photo/Habitat for Humanity International, Ezra Millstein)
This January 2011 image supplied by the Jefferson Parish Department of Environmental Affairs in Jefferson, La., shows agency employees and volunteers placing recycled Christmas trees inside man-made wooden cribs in the shallow water of a local marsh. The trees absorb wave action and protect fragile marshland from erosion. Using discarded Christmas trees to prevent shore erosion is just one of a number of ways in which holiday trees are recycled. (AP Photo/Jefferson Parish Department of Environmental Affairs)
This January 2011 image supplied by the Jefferson Parish Department of Environmental Affairs in Jefferson, La., shows recycled Christmas trees inside man-made wooden cribs in the shallow water of a local marsh. The trees absorb wave action and protect fragile marshland from erosion. Using discarded Christmas trees to prevent shore erosion is just one of a number of ways in which holiday trees are recycled. (AP Photo/Jefferson Parish Department of Environmental Affairs)
This Jan. 14, 2013 photo shows Christmas trees and evergreens brought to Prospect Park, by local residents for use in a recycling program, in Brooklyn, N.Y. The program, run by the New York City Department of Sanitation and the New York City Parks Department, recycles about 150,000 trees a year, turning them into mulch for use in parks, playing fields, community gardens and for residents’ personal use in urban backyards. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)
This Jan. 14, 2013 photo shows free mulch strewn in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, N.Y., available for residents to take home and use in urban backyards. The mulch comes from Christmas trees that are collected and recycled in a program run by the New York City Department of Sanitation and the New York City Parks Department. The city collects about 150,000 trees each year and uses the mulch in parks, playing fields and community gardens in addition to making some of it available for personal use. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)
Spring cleaning is coming late in Tempe this year.
Celebrate Mesa, a free, family-friendly party in the park, is back this fall with extended hours and a Halloween theme.
If you love all things upcycled, recycled, and shabby chic then circle your calendar for Oct. 19-20. Superstition Farm is hosting the Udderly Sweet Vintage Boutique featuring local vendors, kids’ activities, food, music, hay rides and a pie-eating contest. The boutique is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, and Sunday, Oct. 20. Early entry tickets are available for $8 online at superstitionfarmtours.com.
All kinds of people nationwide have been saying for a while now Arizona is going to, well, the infernal regions, but a University of Hawaii study is actually predicting it.
It’s nearly universal. Perhaps not so readily apparent in some, but I submit it’s there, even under the crustiest of countenances. When you get right down to it, we want to make a mark. To leave a legacy. To make a difference.
Residents of Mesa can drop-off unwanted electronic equipment during the city’s recycling event this weekend.
People who plan to participate in Mesa’s annual Make a Difference Day on Oct. 26 are eligible to receive small grants for their service.
If you lived in a comfortable home in 17th century France or 19th century England, your chairs might well have been embellished with nail-head trim. It was a clever, decorative way for craftsmen to secure materials to upholstered furniture.
The letter (Tribune, Sept. 18) written by the four African-American males in response to Linda Turley-Hansen is replete with even more extreme “assumptions, presumptions, and downright racist stereotypes” than they accuse Turley-Hansen of employing.
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Like a lot of modern decor, children's rooms are enjoying a rethinking.
This undated publicity photo provided by Birdsandblooms.com shows recycled cans with potted plants. Found objects like recycled cans, worn boots, damaged watering cans, old teapots or discarded sinks can be used as containers for herbs, flowers and houseplants. They contribute a touch of whimsy and even a "settled look" to a garden scene. (AP Photo/Birds & Blooms)
Walk into a crafts or home furnishings store today and notice all the signs: rows upon rows of pre-fabricated signs that speak of love, blessings, family and home.