Finding creative ways to engage young children at home while you are also busy managing all you need to do in this ever- changing time is a challenge.
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Thursday, March 26, 2020
A surge in coronavirus patients could overwhelm Arizona hospitals in the coming months if action is not taken now to expand hospital capacity and curb infections, according to a new study by the Harvard Global Health Institute.
Most of you have heard of the expression “it is what it is.” Usually, people use this expression when they feel they are working with an impossible situation they have no control over. They feel resigned to the fact that the situation will never change. Fair enough. Some things are that way.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Thousands of wild horses and burros roam across millions of acres of public land in 10 Western states, including Arizona. The Bureau of Land Management, which manages these herds, estimated last year there are 88,000 animals – more than three times as many as there should be.
American playwrights Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten’s Southern-fried comedy “Rex’s Exes” was scheduled to open at TheaterWorks Friday, March 20.
Coronavirus has created mass panic around the globe — true. According to the latest news when this article was written, over 100,000 people are infected — true. Over 68,000 have recovered — true. About 3,000 have died from the virus — true. Who are the main victims of coronavirus? Those over…
Rep. Debbie Lesko announced the 2020 Congressional Art Competition for middle and high school students throughout the Eighth Congressional District of Arizona.
The Arizona Department of Health Services hosted a public webinar Wednesday, March 11, informing schools and childcare providers around the state of the latest updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Thursday, March 12, 2020
The world’s largest car-collector auction is returning to Glendale this month with the second annual Mecum Auctions. The convention, which runs Wednesday, March 11, through Saturday, March 14, is bringing nearly 1,500 muscle cars, trucks, Hot Rods and more to be auctioned off over the course…
Calling it a less expensive and more accessible alternative, a House panel voted recently to allow community colleges to offer four-year degrees.
Sunday, March 08, 2020
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Saturday, February 29, 2020
The Valley Vista High School Performing Arts Center is revamping its public image for the 2020-21 season. The theater, built in 2008, is a state-of-the-art performance space with 1,300 plush seats, a professional Bose sound system and powerful theatrical lighting.
Hearts are front and center during February. It’s national Heart Month and we celebrate Valentine’s Day. With all the talk of hearts, it’s a good time to remember that while heart disease is still the number one killer of men and women, it can be managed, and in some cases, prevented altogether.
Friday, February 28, 2020
Dressed to impress, more than 300 socialites, entertainment enthusiasts and community stakeholders will flock to the heart of West Valley’s culture district to show support for an art form standing the test of time – theatre.
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Peoria Unified School District is having its annual Parent Satisfaction and Engagement Survey. “The Governing Board, district administrative staff, and local school officials of the Peoria Unified School District believe parental input to the educational process is critically important,” acc…
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Saturday, February 22, 2020
I like to call my weekly article ”Equipping People for Life,” not just church life. My desire is to see you elevating, getting better all the time. Perhaps the greatest lesson I have learned in life is what I’m going to write about today. It’s called the Principle of Recognition. Believe me,…
Anxiety among children continues to climb, contributing to rising rates of depression and mental and behavioral disorders. More than 7% of children 3 to 17 in the U.S. have been diagnosed with anxiety, which can greatly alter “the way children typically learn, behave and handle their emotion…
Most of us are aware proper nutrition, exercise and maintaining a healthy weight play a key role in heart health, but what about sleep? Proper sleep habits are paramount to a healthy heart. Not getting enough sleep as well as getting too much sleep, increases your risk of mortality significa…
Monday, February 17, 2020
Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park received endangered pygmy hippos, just in time for the grand opening of its new Safari Park addition.
Sunday, February 16, 2020
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Sunday, February 09, 2020
Each second Saturday evening brings art, music, food and liveliness to the streets of Old Town Peoria. This free evening event started in September when the city of Peoria partnered with Street Market to bring a new kind of festival with pop-up restaurants, live music and vendors to the city.
Sunday, February 02, 2020
Nearly 1,000 middle school students celebrated the legacy and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Arizona State University West Campus on Jan. 22, as part of the school’s remembrance of the 1963 March on Washington, D.C.
Saturday, February 01, 2020
Bernie and Esther were not the most religious couple. In fact, they only went to church once a year. As they were leaving the church, the minister said, “Bernie, it sure would be nice to see you and Esther here more than once a year!”
The holidays are behind us, but if you have a preschooler who will be entering kindergarten next school year, it’s not too early to start getting them ready. In fact, many schools hold their kindergarten registration events beginning this month.
Trauma experts, first responders, police and emergency medical service personnel will demonstrate important ways to manage trauma at Tackle Trauma from 8 to 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 2.
The Arizona Broadway Theatre is launching its first “impact project” with its 2020 theater season. The projects aim to increase the theater’s community outreach and engagement through meaningful ways beyond the production on the stage.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
The Joint Chiropractic – Arrowhead Towne Center is now open and under new ownership, with a fully remodeled clinic. To celebrate, a grand re-opening event is taking place January 24-26. The clinic is located at 7369 West Bell Road, in the Arrowhead Palms Shopping Center, and is one of 30 Th…
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Years ago, our oldest son was experiencing some learning difficulties in high school. My wife, oldest son and I went to meet with a specialist a friend recommended. We all took some sort of test individually so the specialist could see where each of us stood on certain issues. Afterward, she…
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Jay Kwan longed for the taste of Asian food he had as a child, but there weren’t businesses or festivals in the Valley that shared this desire.
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Monday, January 13, 2020
Gabe Kubanda looks at music differently than most musicians. With an acute business sense, the Glendale singer-songwriter has “epic” plans for his career and others around the world.
Thursday, January 09, 2020
Native American visual and performing arts encompass different styles, points of view and mediums and continue to keep evolving while staying true to traditions.
Friday, January 03, 2020
Cody Cooley understands the attraction to SpongeBob SquarePants—the jokes (“What’s better than 24? 25!”), the brightly colored sea life and the strong friendship between SpongeBob and Squidward.
In Peoria, a steady, high-pitched beep reverberates off rugged hillsides as a tanker truck backs up to a sheet of corrugated metal that’s enclosed by a small metal fence. The tanker carries nearly 1,700 gallons of Earth’s most precious resource: water.
According to health officials, Maricopa County is experiencing a community-wide outbreak of mumps. This is a contagious disease that can lead to serious consequences.