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Singer Eddie Money is pretty much everything you’ve read about him — funny, gregarious, candid and still a wild man at heart.
Thanksgiving hadn’t even come! But still, nearly a week ago, I could already say that I had lost my membership in the Holiday Kindness to Others Club.
It’s a place where cultures clash but also where sports and comic memorabilia collectors can converge.
It’s the heart of a budding ecosystem of innovation, air travel, higher education and well-paying jobs.
LOS ANGELES — Tarantulas are the heaviest, hairiest, scariest spiders on the planet. They have fangs, claws and barbs. They can regrow body parts and be as big as dinner plates, and the females eat the males after mating. But there are many people who call these creepy critters a pet or a passion and insist their beauty is worth the risk of a bite.
"I got the best bargain — this book,” I said. “No, you didn’t. Look at this Coach purse,” my daughter said.
Long before the 20-second sound bite was even a gleam in CNN founder Ted Turner’s eye, Cliff Hillegass began serving the needs of the impatient, the overwhelmed, the confused, or just in a hurry among us all.
Santa Ana, Calif. - A woman charged with killing her 13-year-old autistic son and 9-year-old daughter in the midst of a custody dispute asked a judge for the death penalty Tuesday during her first court appearance since her arrest.
Calling all fashionistas! As fashion week comes to an end in New York, the city of Phoenix is gearing up for its ninth annual fashion week. Whether high fashion or basic brands attract your eye, Phoenix Fashion Week is a consumer and community friendly event that isn’t scary for the girl next door.
Downtown Mesa celebrates its monthly 2nd Friday Night Out with a pirate-themed block party featuring cosplay, prizes and more. Attendees of the art walk are invited to come dressed as a pirate and participate in a “Talk Like a Pirate” contest and a best pirate costume contest. There will be a balloon fencing contest and a “Walk the Plank” activity for kids, fencing demonstrations, live music, dining, art and one-of-a-kind shopping opportunities. The block party will be held 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 in Downtown Mesa. For more information, call (602) 318-5689 or visit 2ndfridaynightout.com.
NEW YORK — Hotels want you to stay a while — in their lobbies.
If you’re seeing a lot of orange this summer, it’s not only because of East Valley residents sporting a summer tan, but also because residents may be getting the self-proclaimed “best one-hour workout in the country” at Orangetheory Fitness.
“Yum” doesn’t come to mind when most people see a spiny prickly pear cactus.
We all try to keep our grocery bill to a minimum, but over the past couple of months there has been a group of people working against our efforts.
RESTON, Va. — Mark Stewart turns quite a few heads as he zips through the streets on his neon green ELF bike. With each pedal, his feet take turns sticking out from the bottom while a gentle motor hums in the background.
It’s a little simplistic at this point to call sports — the landscape filled with men playing or covering children’s games valued at millions upon millions of dollars, often at the exclusion of women — a boys club, but history has proven that label apt. Go back 46 years to the 1967 Boston Marathon, when Katharine Switzer’s race was nearly interrupted when race official Jock Semple tried to pull her off the course (her boyfriend literally body checked him out of the way).
Gilbert fire captain John Leonard,right, talks with Lael Garcia,8, about the clothing needs to begin the school year with during a Back-to-School Shopping event at Kohls, Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 in Gilbert. Fifty children from Gilbert Public Schools each received a $100.00 gift card to purchase school clothes for the 2013-2014 school year along with getting a new backpack filled with school supplies. [Tim Hacker/ Tribune]
For most people, buying a new home is one of the single-largest purchases they’ll make in a lifetime. But with so many choices available, how can a buyer feel confident in their selection? Choosing to do business with a reputable homebuilder is one way to gain peace of mind.
Grover and I go way back. Being a child of the ‘70s, “Sesame Street” was a part of life. The characters and songs from the show still flow easily through my head: “Around. Around. Around. Around. Over and under and through.”
Susan Wright is the owner and chief menu designer at The Gilbert House Restaurant, 397 S. Gilbert Road, Gilbert. Reach it at (480) 507-3383 or GilbertHouseRestaurant.com.
DOVER, N.H. — Thirty months after she was shot through the head, former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords sits in a New Hampshire restaurant facing parents of children killed in the nation's latest school shooting.
PRESCOTT — Nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, based in Prescott, Ariz., were killed Sunday when a windblown wildfire overcame them north of Phoenix. It was the deadliest single day for U.S. firefighters since Sept. 11. Fourteen of the victims were in their 20s. Here are the stories of some of those who died:
Editor’s note: This is part four of a continuing summer series on the proposed South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway.