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CHATHAM, Mass. — In "Jaws," the fictional mayor tried to protect the summer tourism season by keeping a lid on reports of the man-eater lurking offshore. As sightings of great white sharks mount off Cape Cod in real life, however, businesses in the Massachusetts town of Chatham are embracing the frenzy.
NEW YORK — Family travel falls into three distinct phases. First, there's the exhausting period of travel with crying babies who need diapers, bottles, strollers, car seats and naps. Then come the golden years, when kids can handle long rides and long walks, when they actually think scavenger hunts are fun, and when they bask in their family's love and attention.
Big Mac is a big hunk of a dog and everyone that meets him just loves him. He’s said to be an American bulldog/mastiff mix about 5 years old. He had been adopted a year or so ago but recently returned due to trying to put the family’s pet tortoise in his belly. Thankfully Big Mac was unsuccessful and the tortoise lives to tell the tale.
WASHINGTON — Steve Paska waited two weeks for Washington's famously fickle cherry blossoms to emerge, then spent two hours searching for the perfect spot beneath the canopy of fluff. He lured his girlfriend there on the pretext of buying a painting of the blooms. Then he surprised her by dropping to one knee and proposing.
State lawmakers voted Wednesday to let ranchers shoot the Mexican gray wolves being reintroduced to the Southwest despite their listing under federal law as endangered.
A Mesa woman says a “mystery illness” is killing her dogs.
Without comment the House on Thursday gave preliminary approval to allowing ranchers and their employees to kill wolves.
Higley Unified School District schools will host a STEAM night and magic show next week.
Each year it seems the flu hits with more and more fury. If you have already had the flu this season then you know how it can knock you off your feet for a week or more.
Darrell Hargis did volunteer work at Helen's Hope Chest, Mesa United Way's free clothing "store" for foster children, for about a year until a change in his employment schedule forced him to withdraw. But he and his wife still find ways to help, mainly by searching garage sales on weekends for the highest-demand items at Helen's.
Outfitting a play space for children might consist of nothing more than setting up a few old furniture pieces, plastic storage bins and the extra TV.
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.
September through May, Real London Bus Company is host to shenanigans in royal proportions. December, however, brings a bonus with the annual Holiday Lights Tours.
Maricopa Animal Care and Control officials confirmed Tuesday that three of the four pit bull mix dogs that attacked and killed a 2-year-old boy and seriously injured his babysitter have been euthanized.
LOS ANGELES — For $349, your dog can learn to fly.
A Mesa man is asking his neighbors to start doing their part to help fight the growing rat population in their community.
Celebrate sharks by watching the afternoon shark feed, going on a shark-themed scavenger hunt, talking with shark experts and viewing shark artifacts like shark jaws, shark teeth and mermaid purses (the egg cases of sharks! Who knew?).
Heading to a museum is a good way to beat the summer heat, especially when the museum has something extra going on.
Learn all about cold-blooded critters at Petco’s annual reptile day, where kids and their families can participate in a reptile meet and greet, scavenger hunt, raddest reptile contest and reptile matchmaking games, which help families find the perfect slithery friend.
The Town of Queen Creek's Trash & Recycling Division will kick off a scavenger hunt contest for residents this Saturday, June 8 at the Town's Ice Cream Social at the Queen Creek Library, Zane Grey Room, 21802 S. Ellsworth Rd.
Pippa is a sweet, 4-year-old, border terrier. She may be a bit shy when she meets new people, but with a little time, she opens up and shows her peppy, cuddly personality.
It’s no secret that Arizona offers some of the best and most luxurious AAA Four and Five Diamond resorts in the country. However, many travelers don’t realize that many of these properties also feature kid camps that aim to please even the pickiest pint-sized traveler. This provides mom and dad with a guilt-free way to indulge in some much-needed couple time, while allowing kids to make friends and create memories of their own.
Early in the sleek sci-fi thriller "Oblivion," Tom Cruise, as a flyboy repairman living a removed, Jetsons-like existence above an invaded and deserted Earth, intones his home sickness.