Saturday, March 8, 2014 7:12 pm
From leprechaun beards to shamrock hats, a few simple crafts can turn you from a spectator into a participant at a St. Patrick's Day parade or party.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 2:12 pm
PARIS — Food nourishes the tiny Rue du Nil from the dim light of morning — when the first deliveries start going out to Paris' most sought-after restaurants — until well after midnight, when the young chef who transformed an unchic side street into a culinary destination finally closes up.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 1:10 pm
It’s difficult to comprehend the struggle a child suffering in a third-world country goes through every day and how your small contribution to a nonprofit makes a difference. The African Children’s Choir, performing this month in the East Valley, will give you that personal experience with not only the cause but the kids you’re supporting.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 11:28 am
In the wake of a shootout that killed Phoenix police officer Det. John Hobbs on Monday, various organizations and community members have banded together to offer fundraisers, memorials and vigils.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 9:35 am
An attorney for a California divorce lawyer accused of murder in Arizona says he expects that his client will get released from jail early next week in response to a judge's decision that threw out a jury's guilty verdict in the case and ordered a new trial.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 6:18 am
KENTON, Okla. — The Oklahoma Panhandle has never been for the faint of heart.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 4:48 am
Men in uniform, pin-up girls, mermaids, comic strips, anime, skulls and crossbones, and various fruits are some of the enticing patterns Alexandria Padilla uses to create her hand-sewn aprons.
Friday, March 7, 2014 5:18 pm
It's convenient to pick up some laundry detergent at the store, but it's not difficult to create your own.
Friday, March 7, 2014 11:37 am
Friday, March 7, 2014 9:45 am
Albertsons and Safeway, the nation’s second-largest grocery chain, said Thursday that they will merge under the control of the company that owns Boise-based Albertsons.
Friday, March 7, 2014 7:00 am
Every Friday, more than 2,000 school children from low-income families in the Southeast Valley are discreetly given a backpack of food to ensure they have enough to eat during the weekend so they’ll return on Monday nourished, alert and ready to learn. The backpacks are provided by Arizona Brainfood, which is supported by Mesa United Way and a number of local businesses and philanthropic organizations.
Friday, March 7, 2014 7:00 am
The year 2012 wasn’t exactly the best for Highland High School student David Perre and his family. It was a Murphy’s law kind of year, one in which the family kept finding ways to return to the hospital with a slew of afflictions. Perre’s mom even lost a chunk of her thumb in a situation involving the family dog and some pork.
Friday, March 7, 2014 6:19 am
A few weeks ago we got “The Lego Movie,” an animated feature that looked like a disaster waiting to happen. Since its release, however, the film has become a box office hit and received praise from virtually every human being on the planet, myself included. “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” is another family movie that seemed destined to flop at first glance. A modern day 3D extravaganza based on a 1960’s cartoon that was never even so great to begin with? I smell another “Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle.”
Friday, March 7, 2014 5:03 am
One of the many surprises in Wes Anderson's rich, layered and quirkily entertaining new film, "The Grand Budapest Hotel," is the emergence of a new comic actor, one with impeccable timing and just the right mix of gravitas and utter zaniness.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 6:53 pm
The 1940s was the last time in the 20th century the entire country shared a common popular music. On radio, in theaters and ballrooms, the Big Bands were drawing record crowds while sustaining national morale during World War II.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 4:46 pm
Instead of stepping into someone’s shoes for the day, slide on the face of an ancient Aztec, traditional Japanese samurai or a mischievous-looking demon.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 4:21 pm
Here is the Gilbert all-district girls soccer team as voted on by the district schools' coaches:
Thursday, March 6, 2014 1:15 pm
The state House voted Thursday to put a five-year lifetime cap on government-funded health – but not for everyone.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 11:25 am
Phil Vassar knows how to write hits ... and sing them, too. For more than a decade the country singer-songwriter has hit the charts over and over again, with tunes such as “Carlene,” “American Child,” “The Sound of a Million Dreams” and the No. 1 smash “Just Another Day In Paradise.”
Thursday, March 6, 2014 11:11 am
It's a conundrum many parents face: what to do with the steady flow of drawings, paintings, collages and more that children bring home from school and camp? Which are the keepers and — besides sticking them up on the refrigerator with magnets — how can you display them creatively?
This photo provided by FamilyFun shows a shamrock hat. From leprechaun beards to shamrock hats, a few fast crafts can crank up the fun at a St. Patrick’s Day parade or party. (AP Photo/FamilyFun, Tim MacKay)
This Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 photo shows, from left, family friend Tatum Marsh, 7, parent Kristi Ainslie, and her children, Riley Ainslie, 6, Dillon Ainslie, 2, and Connor Ainslie, 2, modeling their leprechaun beards made from faux fur and cardboard, which provide a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, in Arvada, Colo. Making and taking handmade St. Patrick's Day props cranks up the fun at parades and parties. Instructions for making this craft are in the March 2013 issue of FamilyFun magazine, available online at www.parents.com. (AP Photo/Jennifer Forker)
Thursday, March 6, 2014 6:15 am
Confidence in Chandler city leaders and a belief in sound financial decision from the city council were the major takeaways from the city’s recent citizen budget survey.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 4:46 am
SPOKANE, Wash. — The rising popularity of hummus across the nation has been good for farmers like Aaron Flansburg.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 8:42 am
WASHINGTON — Pregnant women, mothers and children who get federal assistance with their grocery bills will now be able to buy more whole-grain foods, yogurt, fish, fruits and vegetables.