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This weekend: Shop vintage, game on, embrace the heat and more

Don't spend the weekend stuck indoors. Get out and shop for items to spruce up your home, indulge your love of gaming, see world-class dancing, or hit one of the many concerts around the...
Monument Valley

5 stunning Arizona camping areas you need to visit

Want an escape from the summer heat in the Valley? Look no further than your home state. Arizona houses some of the most beautiful and accessible campsites in the country. You can choose from a wide variety of...
Water accumulated from the July 18 monsoon on other Ahwatukee streets, as this photo along Warner Road shows.

3 dangers of monsoon season every Arizonan needs to know

Non-Arizonans know about the scorching heat during the Phoenix summer. However, they don't know that summer doubles as our rainy season. The official "monsoon season" in the Southwest starts June 15 and lasts until September 30. Some residents...
Frost Gelato

7 unique Phoenix spots for ice cream and frozen treats

It will be a few months yet before Phoenix temperatures regularly dip below 100 degrees. That means plenty of time to try any and all strategies to keep cool. For those with a sweet tooth,...
two fans blowing dollar banknotes in concrete room. 3d rendering

Not cool: AC unit ownership costs about to skyrocket

As temperatures soar across the Valley, so is the cost of keeping aging heat pumps working for area homeowners. Regardless of whether homeowners are trying to hang on to their existing heat pump till its...
Big Surf Waterpark

7 outdoor hot spots that help you stay cool

If you're going be outside during summer in Phoenix, it doesn't hurt to lounge in – or next to – a cool body of water. If you're fortunate enough to live near an accessible pool, you...
Air conditioning units

AC advice: Keep costs down as you keep cool

Unlike houses in other parts of the country, virtually every home in Phoenix features built-in air conditioning. People couldn't survive the summer without it. OK, historically that isn't true, but who would even want...
dog lying on towel under shade of umbrella relaxing and chilling out in the summer vacation

Summer pet safety 101: Fireworks, barbecues and hot sidewalks

As the two-legged residents of Phoenix and the greater Valley get ready to celebrate the country’s 241st birthday with fireworks, barbecues and pool parties, the four-legged residents would be just as happy with a quiet...
U.S. Egg's Jalapeno Scramble

Family-owned U.S. Egg knows the way to customers’ hearts

It’s been 26 years since the Gebran family moved to Arizona from Iowa, bringing love and passion to the most important meal of the day. U.S. Egg started as one restaurant in Tempe, but has...
Maya Day + Nightclub

5 hot spots for the ultimate Phoenix pool party

We're well into summer, and for most students and families that means freedom to spend time outside. In the Arizona heat, however, enjoying the outdoors can be a challenge, even at night. Luckily, there are more...

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