Friday, March 7, 2014 11:37 am
Are you looking for something fun to do on Thursdays? Well you are cordially invited to join the fun and attend the FREE afternoon concerts in the Wells Fargo Garden performance area on the Shadow Walk at the Mesa Arts Center. Concerts begin at 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 6:47 am
BROOKLINE, Mass. — The spirited sport known as parkour that treats the world as one big obstacle course is gaining traction outside of the urban enthusiasts whose YouTube-worthy acrobatics spread its popularity.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 3:33 pm
Earthy hues that blend into the landscape tend to dominate the outdoor furniture market. Understated woods, metals and cushions are easy-to-incorporate neutral elements.
Phoenix-based artist Isaac Caruso painted the roadrunner pictured as part of an outdoor art exhibit at Dana Park in Mesa. [Submitted photo]
This photo provided by Pier 1 Imports shows a Casbah chair in weather resistant rattan that comes in a variety of bright hues like orange, yellow and purple. Outdoor spaces are a good place to play with more vibrant colors than we might use indoors. (AP Photo/Pier 1 Imports)
This photo provided by Pier 1 Imports shows a bench in a playful hue that can work well with more conservative, neutral outdoor furniture. It adds a pop of color; pick it up in small accessories like lanterns or cushion elsewhere in the space. (AP Photo/Pier 1 Imports)
Saturday, February 22, 2014 12:58 pm
More than 78 million strong, baby boomers are reaching retirement age (65) at a record pace — 10,000 per day, to be exact, according to the Pew Research Center — and living years longer than previous generations. By the time all the boomers will have turned 65 in 2030, 18 percent of the nation’s population will be at least that age, according to the research center’s projections. Compare that to the population makeup just four years ago, when a little more than 10 percent of Americans were ages 65 and older.
Friday, February 21, 2014 4:50 am
When it comes to camping, hiking, fishing, kayaking and other outdoor pursuits, we’ll load up the car and drive all over the state. A giant expo spotlighting these and other hobbies will require us only to go as far as Glendale.
Friday, February 14, 2014 12:25 pm
Americans are a restless bunch. They change locations with a frequency that would tire a migrating songbird.
Friday, February 14, 2014 8:00 am
A local charter-school organization will open its next charter school emphasizing STEM topics in Mesa’s Eastmark development.
Begin a weekend of romance at the Desert Botanical Garden with a candlelit outdoor concert under starry skies featuring the Domingo DeGrazia Spanish Guitar Band.
Monday, February 10, 2014 9:00 am
Students who attend San Tan Learning Center in Gilbert will see a couple of changes, one small and one large, when they head back to school after this summer.
Saturday, February 8, 2014 9:16 pm
With Valentine's Day coming up, thoughts naturally turn to chocolate. How nice it would be for gardeners to give their beloved a living, growing, chocolate expression of affection.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 2:01 pm
It is not hyperbole to call the 1998-99 Chandler High girls basketball the best in Arizona history.
Saturday, February 1, 2014 10:32 am
If you’re a football fan (and probably even if you aren’t), you are aware that we’re closing in on the Super Bowl. This year’s event is unique in that it is the first Super Bowl held in an outdoor, cold-weather site — New Jersey, to be specific. However, the 2014 game shares many similarities to past Super Bowls in terms of what it took for the two teams to arrive at this point. And some of these same characteristics apply to successful investors.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 12:30 pm
ASPEN, Colo. — This winter I put my relationship to the ultimate test: a romantic ski vacation.
Sunday, January 19, 2014 2:27 pm
Sassafras, or “Sassy,” is an affectionate and outgoing 3-year-old Pit Bull mix with exuberance for life that is contagious. Sassy greets her people with a grin on her face, a tail that wags non-stop, and an expectation that there will be an exchange of hugs and kisses between the two parties. Sassy loves to be with her people; always happy to sleep next to you on the couch or in bed, or find a way to place part of her body in your lap to entice you into giving her belly rubs.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 2:29 pm
TAOS, N.M. — To winter sports enthusiasts, Taos is best known for its challenging ski slopes. But this northern New Mexico town has plenty more to offer visitors year-round, on and off the slopes. A hipper little sister of sorts to Santa Fe, Taos is known for its diverse outdoor offerings as well as its funky town square packed full of history, art galleries and Hispanic and Native American culture. Whereas Santa Fe is known for its wealth, Taos is lower-key and tends to attracts a younger, more starving-artist-type crowd. It's a town where new-age nomadic hippies, (referred to locally as "sage monkeys") peacefully coexist with artists, natives, daredevil skiers and even wealthy Texan tourists. Here are five free things to do and see on your next trip to Taos.
Friday, January 10, 2014 12:27 pm
When the weather’s this nice, the urge to get outdoors beckons, and there’s one big, shady, grassy spot that’s always a good bet for a lazy Sunday afternoon: Scottsdale Civic Center Park.
Thursday, January 9, 2014 6:22 am
Development is under way on a new 14-screen megaplex cinema at Scottsdale Fashion Square.
Thursday, January 2, 2014 3:12 pm
DALLAS — Dallas is a city that likes to do things big, but that doesn't mean you'll have to sell the ranch to have a good time here.
This Aug. 7, 2009 photo shows an outdoor longhorn steer sculpture in downtown Dallas with the Dallas skyline in the background. Dallas is a city that likes to do things big, but that doesn’t mean you’ll have to sell the ranch to have a good time here. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 6:42 pm
ATLANTA — Many people who visit Atlanta for the hundreds of conventions the city hosts each year never make it out of the few blocks around their hotels. But the city has much more to offer, and some attractions are even free.