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The 12Ks of Christmas is asking for caroling volunteers to help with its Dec. 13 race in Gilbert.
A trial is set for September in the case of a former Highland High School Junior ROTC instructor accused of engaging in sexual misconduct with one of his students.
The “snowbirds” are in Arizona for a vast array of fun and games within the next three months. They have been winter traumatized by the last couple of server storms and are now ready to have some warm merriment in our renown state for great winter weather. There will be visits from family, friends and visitors descending on many households for a few days, a week, or even longer. They can enjoy such things as golf tournaments, sports events, car auctions, horse shows, charity balls, concerts and all kinds of cultural entertainments. Is your home ready to entertain guests for the evening, a few days or for a special event?
There are very few holidays simultaneously as warm and cold as Christmas. If the multitudes of Christmas specials that pockmark the screen are any indication, this time of year is about families engaging in the little traditions like opening that one present on Christmas Eve or holding a holiday dance party. They end up forging memories that remain lodged in the mind to reappear 10 or 15 or 20 or more years down the line.
Get out and burn off those Christmas calories at this annual fitness run/walk featuring a 12K, 6K and 1.2K with carolers at each kilometer, a pet village and a Christmas bazaar.
It’s easy to let Christmastime slip by without ever taking time to pause and enjoy purposeful activities with our closest friends and family. Here are several ways to make special memories this holiday season, whether you’re catering to kids, out of towners or a tight budget.
Students at Marcos de Niza High School in Tempe are collecting items to donate to Goodwill of Central Arizona on Dec. 14.
Historic homes in downtown Phoenix are rolling out their welcome mats this weekend.
Hale Center Theatre’s annual version of Dickens’ redemption tale, performed in their intimate theater in the round, has become an East Valley tradition and usually sells out.
The Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation will hold its 10th annual Holiday Arts Festival in Chandler on Dec. 14.
“The Nutcracker” ballet” in Ahwatukee Foothills has been refreshed and reworked for its 14th year but the new changes have only added to the magic, according to Dance Studio 111 owner Kimberly Lewis.
Who says that when our life is over that we’re forgotten, that our music dies?
Elementary students from Keystone Montessori School in Ahwatukee spent hours this past holiday season visiting local area assisted living centers. Students, ages 9-12, sang Christmas carols, decorated resident homes and played musical instruments at both Desert Garden Assisted Living in Ahwatukee and Sunrise Senior Living in Chandler.
That happy rainy day has arrived.
Third-grade Brownie Troop 864 and first-grade Daisy Troop 867 from Kyrene de la Colina Elementary School visited the new Mountain Park Senior Living Center recently to spread a little Christmas cheer. The girls sung carols as the residents with happy smiles joined in. A wonderful night of holiday celebration among generations in Ahwatukee Foothills.
I love Christmas music — all kinds of Christmas music, traditional, piano, pop, rock — if it is spreading holiday cheer, I listen to it. Christmas music is played in our house from the day after Thanksgiving to New Year’s. It puts me in the mood to decorate the house, bake cookies and wrap presents. Yes, Christmas music puts a smile on my face.
In Germany, “Weihnachtsgottesdienst” or “Christmas Worship” is generally celebrated in an evening service on Christmas Eve. Traditional German carols are sung, the story of Jesus’ birth is told, and the pastor tells of how the Christ child’s birth opens the door to “Peace on Earth, Good will to all.”
Christmas is approaching and while we are all getting our homes ready for guests, and shopping for presents, let’s not forget about those that are not able to do so this year.
Words spoken more than 4,000 years ago — it was written, and prophesied, that Jesus would be born of a virgin. Isaiah 9:6 — “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulders; and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”
Jodi Arias' MySpace page seems frozen in time. There are still pictures of her and one-time boyfriend, Travis Alexander, scattered throughout the page. The pictures are from happier times, documenting their travels together and their intense, even obsessive relationship lasting five months in 2006 and 2007.
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In its biggest event of the year, Desert Vista High School’s orchestra will be accompanied by the symphonic band, guitar classes, and the Pointe Club for the annual holiday concert next week.