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Skip the mall craziness, and head to The Farm at South Mountain, where you can meet the Jolly Old Elf while nibbling on complimentary cookies and hot cocoa. You can also purchase lunch from The Farm Kitchen. Guests are welcome to snap their own Santa photos.
The state Game and Fish Department is spending about a million dollars a year in travel that may not be necessary or appropriate, state auditors reported Thursday.
More than 50 local artists, musicians and entertainers light up downtown Chandler during this monthly event, which also provides a reason for downtown shops to stay open late.
Finding a faux snow- and candy cane-filled homage to Santa Claus is easy; just look at your local mall for the line snaking around the giant Christmas tree. Honing in on an experience that makes as much of the Christmas story — the story of the birth of Jesus — is another matter.
Spend a day at Bass Pro Shops in Mesa where Mom, Dad and the munchkins can work on crafts, play in the laser arcade, race slot cars, write letters to and get pictures with Santa, goof off with remote control trucks, ride a wildlife carousel, and have a snow fight (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays) without ever leaving the store.
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.
Looking for the public’s input as it prepares its next budget, Chandler is conducting an online survey of residents to help develop the city’s budgetary priorities.
A series of free wellness workshops conducted by a chiropractic care doctor will take place at Red Mountain Library in Mesa over the next two months.
The problem with holiday potlucks is the travel factor.
Looking to dazzle your guests during the holidays? I've got the perfect "fancy" dish for you. And I promise it requires no advanced culinary skills.
If you’re new to the Sonoran desert or just want to learn more about it, you might enjoy this informational hike at Usery Mountain Park. After a question-and-answer session, you’ll take a brief quarter-mile stroll along the Desert Hawk Trail. Water and closed-toe shoes are recommended.
Once you peel away the wrapping and the tinsel, nothing speaks as profoundly to the heart of Christmas as “The Messiah” does.
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.
Fantasizing about throwing a big holiday bash but fearful you'll spend the whole party — or worse, the whole week — in the kitchen prepping? We've got you covered.
Mesa Parks, Recreation and Commercial Facilities Department recently received a grant from Coca-Cola for the city’s Fun ‘n Fitness Mobile Recreation Unit.
For a teeny little girl, Violet sure does have a lot of love to give. There’s pretty much nothing she doesn’t love. Her list of favorite things are: snuggling, playing with other dogs or a playful kitty, toys, going on walks, car rides, and hanging out with us humans at the local cafe. Violet is looking for a home with another young, playful dog, preferable close to her size. A home with daily walks and copious amounts of snuggle time are on Violet’s wish list, too. If you’re looking for a companion to join you on your travels up north to avoid the heat or trips to San Diego to enjoy the cooler weather, Violet is the dog for you. She is such a well behaved, easy going, loving gal.
With the exception of a good margarita, I've never been one for mixed drinks. Which doesn't mean I don't like a great cocktail.
Browse original work from more than 60 artists or enjoy the live music, gallery openings, food booths and kids games that pepper Downtown Mesa during its monthly 2nd Friday block party.
SAINT-EMILION, France — An FBI agent recently showed Arnaud de Laforcade a file with several labels supposedly from 1947 bottles of Chateau Cheval Blanc, one of France's finest wines. To the Saint-Emilion vineyard's CFO, they were clearly fakes — too new looking, not on the right kind of paper.
Local celeb chef Stephanie Petersen (Chef Tess) signs her new cookbook “The Meals in a Jar Handbook” and hosts a one-hour class on how to build the meals she writes about.
Here is the Division I, Section 4 All-Section football team as voted by the Section 4 football coaches:
In this photo made Nov. 8, 2013, Janet Perkins, president of the Portland chapter of Woman's Christian Temperance Union, speaks at the Neal Dow in Portland, Maine. Perkins says the group is not keen on the law that went into effect Friday, legalizing marijuana for recreational use. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
After you've stuffed yourself with turkey and taters and gravy and pie and — of course — stuffing, you might be ready to do penance before the next rush of holiday calories.
LOS ANGELES — There's this weirdly unfounded reputation that just about everyone in Los Angeles is vegan and therefore sunbaked Angelenos only feast on the likes of kale and quinoa. Such a stereotype is antithetical to the City of Angels' unhealthy obsession with the hamburger, an ongoing between-two-buns preoccupation that's birthed hundreds of Southern California burger joints.