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.
If you’ve ever tried to recreate the near-perfect look of Martha Stewart’s Christmas decorations, you know how frustrating it can be. Thanks to the Christmas Idea House in Gilbert, you don’t have to re-create anything. It’s already all there.
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.
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.