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More than a decade ago, former Chief Justice Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court installed a massive granite monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments in the rotunda of the Alabama State Judicial Building. Two years later it was removed by court order as a violation of the separation of church and state. Shortly thereafter, Justice Moore was also removed by court order from the Alabama State Judicial Building.
Have you ever wondered why some butterflies have iridescent blue-black wings and a taste that’s repulsive to birds and other predators? Ron Rutowski, a Tempe resident and biology professor at Arizona State University since 1976, has too — actually, he’s spent years and traveled extensively throughout North and Central America and Australia, studying the ways color is produced, employed and perceived in the animal kingdom, particularly on ways insects use color as a visual signal and how it’s interpreted by their compound eyes.
Boyce Thompson Arboretum celebrates the longest day of the year Arizona style with a day dedicated to our state’s venomous nemesis — the scorpion.
Okay, so maybe “My eyes abhorred you” is a little harsh for the title of my review for Jersey Boys, the new film by director Clint Eastwood, based on the rise and fall of the sixties musical group, The Four Seasons; but dang it, it was just too good of a tagline to waste. The film is actually more boring than abhorrent, but it’s certainly easier to listen to than it is to watch.
Plans for the Temple/Pioneer Park neighborhood will be discussed at an open house on June 24 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Saguaro Room at Mesa Public Library.
“Beat the Heat” farmers market will take place at Desert Horizon Nursery, 19250 S. Ellsworth Road, Queen Creek, on June 21 from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Making a yard and a community more beautiful begins at the curb. But that narrow space between sidewalk and street — sometimes called a boulevard, median, hellstrip, parkway, verge or tree belt — is a gardening challenge.
This June 10, 2014 photo shows a curbside garden where a gardener uses perennials to soften the look of the narrow area between sidewalk and street in Langley, Washington. The day lilies and ornamental grasses are attractive, easy to maintain and low enough to the ground that they don’t block sight lines. Unlike annuals, perennials only have to be worked into the ground once, making the soil more compact and preventing runoff that can clog storm sewers. (AP Photo/Dean Fosdick)
This June 10, 2014 photo shows a pedestrian-friendly street makeover in Langley, Washington, that includes a number of Hellstrip Gardens — flowers, trees and shrubs planted between sidewalk and street. Frequent watering is often difficult at these curbside plots. Langley gardeners are using slow release water bags at the base of the newly planted trees until their roots can become established. The bags only need to be refilled once or twice a week. (AP Photo/Dean Fosdick)
When my father Ira Fulton was just 12 years old, his father stood him in front of a mirror and said, “Ira, this is your competition. Don’t compare yourself to others; just compare yourself with you.” Years later, my father would repeat this scenario, but now he was the father and I was the mirror image.
Marigold is among the most widely planted and, hence, mundane of flowers. Yet I enjoy them as an essential part of summer with their yolk-like blooms and pungent foliage.
In this June 2, 2014 photo, the small flowers of Lemon Gem marigold, a different species from common marigolds, stare out like stars from a backdrop of ferny foliage in New Paltz, New York. (AP Photo/Lee Reich)
In this May 30, 2013 file photo, James Taylor performs at the Boston Strong Concert: An Evening of Support and Celebration at the TD Garden, in Boston.
Their properties exceed design standards for their area, according to Mesa’s Extraordinary Properties Campaign. The property owners received a thank you letter, certificate and an Extraordinary Properties sign to display in yards for three months. A new group of winners is chosen each quarter. Nominations can be made at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bergie’s Coffee Roast House
309 N. Gilbert Road
(480) 497-3913 or BergiesCoffee.com
Bergie’s Coffee Roast House has a certain charm. Housed in a cute and tiny former cottage with a cozy interior (a quick peek around the corner reveals another room with a comfy couch), it offers a seats within the quaint confines of the fenced garden for people who want a little fresh air as they sip their cappuccino or latte. It’s also a hotspot for live, local music in the evenings.
Dutch Bros. Coffee
722 N. McQueen Road and 459 N. Gilbert Road
230 N. Gilbert Road
(480) 892-1900 or LibertyMarket.com
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Before I begin, I just want to take a moment to say thank you, to my amazing teachers and to my ceaselessly supportive parents and family. A special shoutout to my family members who have come from so far out of town to see me graduate today: You guys mean everything to me, and I certainly would not be here without your support- and I'm sure all of us out here tonight can express the same feelings towards all of our families. Could we have a round of applause for our families and supporters?
I'd like to start off by mentioning a promise I made to my English teacher two years ago.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Harry Potter's Diagon Alley in Orlando, the world's longest and fastest inverted roller coaster in Ohio and water parks in every corner of the United States are among the many new attractions at theme parks this season.
Water parks, fireworks, good eats, baseball and more: They’re all part of the activities for Memorial Day weekend in Phoenix. Here’s our list of things to do in Phoenix for Memorial Day:
Southwest Shakespeare Company, the state’s Mesa-based classical theater company, is bringing a touch of fairyland to the Sonoran Desert.
St. Lawrence River activities myriad, but heed the weather changes on the Gaspe peninsula