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With spring training finally in full swing and the start of baseball’s regular season less than a month away, the Chicago Cubs hope their new Cactus League digs in Mesa can aid in the development of their prospects and net them their first World Series victory in more than a century.
From wooden wine stoppers to mirrors, light pulls and more, Mark Svoboda, owner of Turning Heads Art Work, really does create pieces that cause fans to look twice.
I bet we all know the exclamation of “eureka” attributed to Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor and astronomer, Archimedes. As the story goes, Archimedes was taking a bath. He noticed that the level of the water rose as he got into the tub, and realized in that great epiphany moment that the volume of water displaced by his body could, with a little mathematical maneuvering, be used to determine his body’s density. According to rest of the story, he was so excited he jumped out of the bath, and ran naked through the streets shouting “eureka,” which translated into English means, “I’ve found it!” History doesn’t seem to have any comment on his lack of clothing!
Jackie Evancho, a 13-year-old classical crossover star who debuted on the national stage on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” seems to only get bigger and better with age.
Winter Wonderland at Schnepf Farms open until Jan. 5, 2013.
’Twas the afternoon of Christmas and all through the house, presents were opened and appetites doused. Get away from the mess and out on the town; these are the places fun can be found.
Christmas isn’t really about some fat guy sliding down the chimney. The significance of it should represent a spirit of “Peace on earth and goodwill toward man,” but it’s Christ’s birth foremost.
September through May, Real London Bus Company is host to shenanigans in royal proportions. December, however, brings a bonus with the annual Holiday Lights Tours.
Every year, the Mesa Arizona Temple decorates its garden with a slew of lights and other attractions to celebrate the holiday season. Visitors can check out the lights for free at the temple, located at 101 S. Lesueur, until Dec. 31.
Other activities at the Church of Latter-day Saints' temple in Mesa include a visitors center, a nativity scene and a display of Mary and Joseph on their way to Bethlehem. [Submitted by James Stamsek]
As part of its celebration of the season, the Mesa Arizona Temple has a slew of Christmas lights throughout its garden area. The lights are free to see through Dec. 31 at the temple, which is located at 101 S. Lesueur. [Submitted by James Stamsek]
The light show at the Mesa Arizona Temple Gardens consists of hundreds of thousands of lights on palm trees and flower gardens. [Submitted by James Stamsek]
With the day after Christmas approaching, residents of Mesa who want to dispose of their tree can do so by dropping them off for free through Jan. 19.
I am occasionally asked whether I decorate my house for Christmas.
A Mesa man’s homemade Christmas sign is getting a lot of buzz because it’s a thank you to whoever stole his holiday decorations.
Ride the rails at the at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, where you can enjoy Christmas light displays, cups of hot chocolate and a visit with Santa.
Christmas arrived on Dec. 2 for the Mesa Martin Luther King Jr. committee, as the Mesa City Council voted unanimously to rename 3rd Place — located off Center Street south of University Drive — to Martin Luther King Jr. Way in the downtown corridor.
The registered dietitian nutritionists at The Nutrition Professionals in Mesa, understand that the holiday season is the hardest time of year to be healthy. With all of the tasty baked treats, office holiday parties and family cooking, healthy eating habits seem to take a backseat. But they do not have to. With over 27 years of experience, The Nutrition Professionals have a few strategies to get through the holiday season.
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.
Brothers and Sisters Serving Others, an organization of 65 East Valley children and families eager to provide service in their communities, has partnered with San Tan Learning Center in Gilbert to host Walk a Day in My Shoes, a 1-mile fun run benefiting eight local families struggling with health challenges and mounting medical expenses.
There was no warmth outside the walls of the First Baptist Church of Mesa on Thursday night. Winter won’t start for another two weeks, but the temperature — cold enough to cause the ears to tingle and burn a little — was a reminder the line between seasons is flexible.
Who doesn't love chocolate truffles? They are the essence of chocolate, and a sure-fire mood enhancer. Pop even one into your mouth and see if you don't get happy.
Alice Cooper’s 13th annual Christmas Pudding is going heavy on the metal — and will be sealed with a KISS.
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.
This community festival includes the lighting of what some call Arizona’s most unique Christmas tree, made of up to 2,000 tumbleweeds painted and doused in glitter, plus a parade and lots of local, live entertainment.