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Grimaldi’s locations across the Valley, including Chandler and Gilbert, are participating in a toy drive to benefit the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.
Students at Chandler’s Valley Christian High School have spent the last few months collecting items to give back to the community.
When I hear the words “Holiday Spirit” I get a flood of great memories and an eagerness to continue traditions of giving. I can remember, when I was younger, the day after Thanksgiving we would start decorating for the upcoming Christmas holiday. I loved hanging the lights outside with my dad, drinking hot cocoa, watching holiday movies, trimming the tree with family and friends, shopping for that perfect present to bestow on someone.
Members of the Air Force Junior ROTC at Mesa’s Westwood High School are collecting new, unwrapped toys for children this holiday. Donations will be accepted in the school’s office at 945 W. Eighth St. each school day through Dec. 13.
More than a few children will receive a happy surprise this Christmas thanks to students at Mesa’s Stapley Junior High School, the Mesa Young Marines and the United States Marine Corps.
Stapley Junior High students in Mesa held an assembly, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 after collection toys and money for the Toys for Tots program.
Marine Cpl. Chris Evans,left, receives a check for $1016.50 from Stapley Junior High teacher Dana Dobson along with 725 toys for the Toys for Tots during an assembly Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 at the school in Mesa. [Tim Hacker/ Tribune]
Canned food is being collected by Ahwatukee Foothills Storage to benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank through Christmas.
It’s just the beginning of October, but for some it’s not too soon to think about what the kiddies will want for the holidays.
“Toy Story” DVDs or downloads on heavy rotation in your household? Consider taking the kids to see their favorite characters from the films in life-size action right before their eyes.
“Toy Story 3” on ice: Woody, Buzz, Jessie and the rest of the toys escape the rambunctious tots of Sunnyside Daycare in this ice-skating show modeled after the hit Disney/Pixar film.
DETAILS >> Opens 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and runs through Jan. 23. U.S. Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix. $7-$81.52. (602) 379-7800 or www.usairwayscenter.com.
It turns out that Santa’s workshop has outsourced some of its toy business to a flight training school operating out of Chandler’s municipal airport.
It is great news that the holiday shopping season is off to a roaring start and that consumers seem to have enough confidence that they are spending more and spending early for Christmas. We just hope that all of us can remember what Christmas is really about in the midst of a much needed mood of shopping optimism.
The Ahwatukee area Edward Jones financial advisors have joined together to support the U.S. Marine's Toys for Tots program by using their offices as drop-off locations for this year's toy drive.
An Ahwatukee Foothills family and local school came up with a unique way to support the troops overseas. For the past few weeks, third-grader Luke Brocco and his family collected Beanie Babies to send to the military in Afghanistan.
It was somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, where "the drugs began to take hold" in the Johnny Depp adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas."
Allie Burman is a 12-year-old Ahwatukee Foothills resident with a real spring in her step and a passion for the ballet.
A Mesa restaurant has raised more than $2,000 for the East Valley Firefighter Charities’ Toys for Tots program.
Walt Disney's modernizing of the Grimm fairy tale is thorough enough that even the original title, "Rapunzel," has been swapped for "Tangled." One can't help but wonder if in today's Hollywood, we might look forward to other contempo fairy tales like "Heeled" ("Cinderella"), "Ambiened" ("Sleeping Beauty") and "Twilight 5" ("Little Red Riding Hood").
The Ahwatukee Community Swim and Tennis Center will be hosting its seventh annual car and motorcycle show this Saturday, Nov. 13.