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Story time, crafts at coffee shop

Story time, crafts at coffee shop

Enjoy free crafts and Story Time 10-11 a.m. every Thursday at the new Cultivate Coffee, 505 W. Dunlap Ave. This nonprofit-run coffee shop..

Saving dogs left alone in hot cars

Saving dogs left alone in hot cars

In August 2017, the “Good Samaritan” law went into effect in Arizona, allowing concerned bystanders to, if necessary, break the windows..

Local teen youngest to complete swim event

Local teen youngest to complete swim event

Katie Blessington, 17, has accomplished something no other person her age has ever done. Earlier this year, the North Central resident..

Bake special cakes for kids in foster care

Bake special cakes for kids in foster care

For Goodness Cakes invites you to spread love, joy—and frosting. The nonprofit organization matches volunteers to make and hand-deliver..

Shop local during Independents Week

Shop local during Independents Week

Valley residents are encouraged to “go local” by supporting as many locally owned businesses as possible during Independents Week, June..

New chef, new menu items at Taco Guild

New chef, new menu items at Taco Guild

Taco Guild recently welcomed a new executive chef, Diego Bolanos. Originally from Costa Rica, Bolanos brings a unique vision and approach..

Public dog parks closed for repairs

Public dog parks closed for repairs

Pet owners looking for shaded grassy areas to exercise their dogs in during the warm summer mornings are going to have to deal with some..

Free summer programs for kids at the library

Free summer programs for kids at the library

Children ages 6-11 can beat the heat and have fun doing it this July at Phoenix’s branch libraries, including Acacia, Century, Cholla and..

Science center marks Apollo 11 anniversary

Science center marks Apollo 11 anniversary

Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St., is celebrating one of the greatest human achievements in science—the 50th anniversary of..

Retire old flags at 4th of July event

Retire old flags at 4th of July event

For the third year in a row, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) from the Central District region will be at the Royal Palm Park for the July..

Daffodil is an affectionate flower

Daffodil is an affectionate flower

Sweet Daffodil is the most unique flower who has grown from a pretty sad situation. The adorable 8-year-old Chow Chow mix was brought to..

Madison says so long to a friend and leader

Madison says so long to a friend and leader

In 2005, Joyce Flowers was named the new principal of Madison Richard Simis Elementary School, serving more than 900 students in grades..

Summer classes begin at Music Works

Summer classes begin at Music Works

Music Works Community (MWC), 302 W. Bethany Home Road, offers an introductory class for the PRELUDE Piano Program on Fridays in July. A..

Encore Dance Center moves into new studio

Encore Dance Center moves into new studio

Encore Dance Center has moved into a new state-of-the-art facility at 8821 N. 7th St., Ste. 400. The new studio space is less than 3 miles..

Children will have a ‘Wild’ time at VBS

Children will have a ‘Wild’ time at VBS

Central United Methodist church, 1875 N. Central Ave., hosts a Vacation Bible School July 22-26, for children in kindergarten through fifth..

Nonprofits answer call for affordable housing

Nonprofits answer call for affordable housing

When Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego gave her first State of the City address last month, she highlighted the growing need for affordable..

99-year-old war vet receives special tribute

99-year-old war vet receives special tribute

Army veteran Chester Dorr has been honored multiple times for his World War II service, including storming the beaches of Normandy in..

Another July, another round of tax increases

Another July, another round of tax increases

Phoenicians have two things to not look forward to come July 1: the rising heat, and the rising property taxes. Property taxes are..

Summer scratchers and kids eat free at restaurant

Summer scratchers and kids eat free at restaurant

Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers is serving up a deal to fans this summer with the return of two popular promotions: Summer Secret..

Shorts Leash hosts ‘Wurst Festival Ever’

Shorts Leash hosts ‘Wurst Festival Ever’

Short Leash Hot Dogs, 4221 N. 7th Ave., hosts its annual Wurst Festival Ever 5-10 p.m. Saturday, July 20. You’ll laugh your buns off with..

Happy hour, weekday specials at SanTan Brewery

Happy hour, weekday specials at SanTan Brewery

SanTan Brewery’s North Central brewpub is making summer sizzle with food, drink and merchandise specials. During happy hour and reverse..

Customize your Thai food options

Customize your Thai food options

Thai Chili 2 Go, which opened on June 24, at 1949 E. Camelback Road, Suite 161, offers starters, two varieties of Thai hot and sour soup,..

Cool drinks, cool treats at The Orchard

Cool drinks, cool treats at The Orchard

Need some relief from our Valley’s scorching triple degree temperatures? Adults and children alike can find treats to cool them down at..

Therapy dog visits D-backs games

Therapy dog visits D-backs games

The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation has teamed up with Raising Cane’s and Gabriel’s Angels to bring rescued dog, Brenly, to Chase Field..

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