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There are a plethora of holiday performances to choose from this time of year, and one we’re marking on our calendar is “Celebration” at Mesa Arts Center.
Get warmed up for the season at “America’s Sweetest Race,” benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities. The race is the culmination of a three-day Hot Chocolate Expo at the Pavilions at Talking Stick, where participants can pick up their race packet, bib, and goodie bag while enjoying music, hot chocolate samples, and a bounce house as a part of the Kids Zone. After the race, runners will be treated to a finisher’s mug full of hot chocolate and chocolate fondue with dippables.
PHOENIX — In a slap at the federal Department of Energy, a federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered it to stop collecting fees from nuclear plant operators — including $580 million so far from Arizona utility customers — to finance a waste site that may never be built.
In addition to teaching their students each day, writing lesson plans and connecting with parents, most Arizona teachers have gone through a myriad of district- and state-mandated training sessions. Many give up weekends or evenings to attend these trainings to better prepare themselves to provide the best opportunities for our students. For some, that would be sufficient. For others, it’s only the beginning.
FILE - This Oct. 23, 2013 file photo shows a marijuana plant growing at the River Rock marijuana growing facility in Denver. It’s one of our most personal daily decisions: what to eat or drink. Maybe inhale. Does banning trans fat from our food mean the government is getting serious about cracking down on all sorts of other unhealthy stuff: Soda? Salt? Cigarettes? Alcohol? Probably not. In fact, in some states, they’re easing the way for marijuana. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
Thanksgiving is coming and you need to just relax and embrace the horror.
Tempe Town Lake is in for some changes following a Nov. 7 City Council vote.
The EV’s own Salt River Brass stage a rousing tribute to America’s Armed Forces with a program including Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man,” John Williams’ “Hymn to the Fallen” and Sousa’s “The Star and Stripes Forever.”
Attention fellow Mesonians — a mental health care facility may soon be coming to your neighborhood. Now that the town — no — ‘citizens’ of Gilbert have successfully beaten back the attempts of Springstone health provider to locate there; where do you think they might be looking to go next? Hmmm! While the need for such a facility is warrented; its location must be based on more than real estate costs. Priority consideration must be given to the views of and effects on existing citizens. A suggestion: how about space at Eastmark.
One of the world’s largest technology companies will build a brand-new manufacturing facility in Mesa that will add hundreds of permanent jobs and more than 1,000 temporary construction positions to the region.
It was my first real glimpse of Arizona that wasn’t through an airliner window. And even though over the years much of it has become obscured, I hope somehow it is preserved and removed to a place where it can continue to welcome wide-eyed and wondering children to their new home.
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Get your fill of $2 tacos, Lucha Libre wrestling, cooking demos, food contests, live music, a tequila expo, and a kids’ zone at the festival USA Today named one of the “Top 10 Fall Fests to Feast At.”
After years of requests, walkers and runners along the Paseo Trail in Chandler will soon get what they sought.
Salt River Project has delayed its proposal to bring high-voltage power lines to Chandler and Sun Lakes neighborhoods.
The Western Canal multi-use path in Chandler will be closed between Alma School and Price Roads for three months beginning Nov. 1.
True Music Festival, a new event coming to Scottsdale’s Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, has booked its first round of performers.
A woman on the way to the hospital didn’t quite make it in time and delivered her baby with the help of her family and a 911 dispatcher.
A collection of Republican representatives from Arizona, including one from the East Valley, criticized the EPA and President Barack Obama for recent actions and what they deemed repeated overreach by both as part of an “imperial presidency” at a recent hearing in Mesa.
Paint your face, don a mask and throw on your Mardi Gras beads for this themed event for inner-tubers heading down the Salt River near Mesa.
Exhibitors on the grounds include the College Times’ Street Team, Nawgan Beverage Co., Vitamin Water and the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office Community Affairs Team. Even the shuttle rides to and from the river will be festooned with Cajun style, and costumes are encouraged for tubers to enter contests to win free tubing passes and Mardi Gras t-shirts. [More on next slide ...]
DETAILS >> 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. Salt River Tubing, 9200 N. Bush Hwy., Mesa. $17 per person which includes tax, tube rental and shuttle bus service. One valid driver’s license is required for every five tubes rented as a security deposit. Children must be at least 8 years old and 4 feet tall to participate. (480) 984-3305 or www.saltrivertubing.com.