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Makenna Jacobs as Piglet, Adam Hays as Eeyore and Maggie Eley as Pooh in Valley Youth Theatre's 2013 production of "A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail."
Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert medical centers announced the organizations that earned money through Dignity Health’s 2013-14 Community Grants program.
The Sonoran Desert Chorale and Sonoran Brass Quintet perform John Rutter’s “Gloria,” Eric Whitacre’s “Lux Aurumque” and Jeffrey Van’s “Child of Peace” along with popular Christmas tunes like “Ding, Dong Merrily on High” and “Sing We Now Of Christmas.” There’s also an audience sing-along.
The cost for an Arizona resident to fill up his or her tank this week didn’t change all that much when compared to the week prior.
To compensate for a lack of change at the top of the boys basketball landscape as the 2012-2013 season begins, the girls basketball world might pick up the slack.
Mesa Community College choral groups, along with vocalists from Tempe’s Sun Valley Community Church, perform a variety of Christmas music highlighted by John Leavitt’s “What Child is This.”
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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.
The background information that outlines the reasons why Tina Harguess won the Arizona Charter Schools Association Teacher of the Year award credits her for setting high standards, maintaining a similar standard of expectations and for collaborating with the rest of the staff. The thing is, Harguess doesn’t believe any of the educational activities she engages in are any different than what any other teacher currently accomplishes.
Valley Youth Theatre’s annual Christmas production is in its 18th year and features the beloved cast of A.A. Milne’s classic children’s story. Attendees are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped stuffed animal for Operation Noah, a local non-profit providing cuddly friends to children entering the hospital.
DENVER — A trip to Aspen during peak ski season is going to set you back some cash. But even those who can afford the posh Colorado mountain town will enjoy checking out what's free, from high-altitude adventures to creature comforts.
What do the holidays in the East Valley look like to you and your family? We want your photos showing you and yours out and about, enjoying the season.
Murphy, former Phoenix Brophy standout, leads Stanford's D while typifying team's physicality.
A Belgian drama with bluegrass music may seem like an unlikely combo, but director Felix van Groeningen pulls it off spectacularly in his heart-wrenching new film “The Broken Circle Breakdown,” which is already garnering whispers of Academy Award recognition. While other foreign-language Oscar hopefuls such as “Wadjda” and “The Hunt” have come and gone from theaters (with others such as “Gloria” and “The Past” not making their way to Phoenix until early 2014), “Broken Circle” is arriving this month, opening at Harkins Camelview 5 in Scottsdale this Friday, Dec. 6.
The chill of winter means basketball is already underway with a plethora of early-season games and tournaments, and yet the question remains:
Clara Moffitt is Piglet and Carly McClain is Pooh in 'A Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail' at Valley Youth Theatre. [Valley Youth Theatre]
Beginning next year, several students at Coronado Elementary School will take their first steps toward learning the most widely spoken language in the world while learning more about the origin country’s culture.
Three years ago, Mesa Public Schools started using a creative mechanism to bring more money into the district: advertising on their school buses, and the decision has brought in upwards of $100,000 per year.
Authorities have arrested two Valley teenagers for allegedly conspiring to murder one of the teen's grandmothers, police said.
Enjoy a driving tour of the East Valley aboard a double-decker London Bus while sipping hot chocolate and listening to Christmas music. The tour starts at Tempe Marketplace and proceeds to three or four large neighborhood light displays around the East Valley. The bus stops for 20 minutes at each location, allowing everyone to get out, stretch their legs and refill their hot chocolate. There will be one bathroom stop made during the 2.5 hour tour. Guests are welcome to bring outside food and beverages.
Six Dutch Bros. Coffee locations across the Valley, including Mesa, Gilbert and Tempe, will donate a portion of their drink sales on Friday to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Phoenix.
Attuned to this harvest time of year, you can reap a cornucopia of bargains at the Dillard’s Clearance Center.
Nearly a year ago, I hosted the first Downtown Development Summit at the Mesa Arts Center. We invited developers and financiers from Arizona and around the country to come see what downtown Mesa had to offer. We highlighted development opportunities and showcased available properties through downtown and along the light rail corridor.
Skyline High School’s band will have its rendition of the National Anthem performed throughout the rest of the week on a local radio station after winning a local contest.