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Lights at the Farm: Mesa’s Vertuccio ramps up for holiday lights

By Mallory Gleich | October 16, 2021 Joe and Maria Vertuccio immigrated to America from Italy many years ago. They set up shop in New York but decided it wasn’t for them, so they started saving...

An Explosion of Color: Mariachi festival entertains and educates

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | September 22, 2021 Vanessa Ramirez calls the upcoming Mariachi and Folklorico Festival an “explosion of color and sound.” “We have mariachi in the lobby entertaining the guests as they’re coming in,” Ramirez...

Never Forget: Amped Coffee’s 9/11 memorial returns

By Annika Tomlin | September 8, 2021 Last year after hearing that New York was likely to cancel its 9/11 Tribute in Light due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Amped Coffee Co. owners Keith and Jeanine...

A Racing Icon: Mega go kart center coming to Chandler

By Paul Maryniak | August 19, 2021 A major entertainment venue with ties to an auto racing legend is coming to south Chandler. Andretti Karting & Games last month shelled out $4.9 million to buy 10.2...

Calling All Quilters: Festival offers one-stop shop for crafters

By Laura Latzko | August 5, 2021 Quilters, crafters and sewers are similar in many ways to car club members, in that they spend hours working on projects, take pride in their finished work, enjoy...

They’re Crafty: PIP Coffee + Clay molds everyone into an artist

By Annika Tomlin | July 12, 2021 Mara Friedman and her husband, Kacey “KC” Bonnem, took their “perpetual idea projects” and turned them into PIP Coffee + Clay. “I was doing ceramics in my laundry room,...

Floating Fun: Salt River Tubing celebrates state’s natural resources

By Claire Spinner | June 8, 2021 Salt River Tubing gives tubers the chance to celebrate their inner pirate and sail the “seven seas” without leaving Arizona. Salt River Pirates, as part of USDA’s National Get...

A Little Horseplay: Edward Maciejczyk leads one unbelievable ‘knight’

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | June 8, 2021 Edward Maciejczyk walks through Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament’s stables, petting and making conversation with horses with names like Jalapeno, Jaramillo and Donador. Medieval Times’ head knight treats them...

‘No hugs, NO kisses’: Goodyear artist’s photo on display at show

By Bridgette M. Redman | May 12, 2021 When Johanna Virgil learned about the Scottsdale art project “I Am You, You Are Me: Portraits,” she knew exactly which photograph she wanted to submit. “I thought I’d...

‘A Day in the Wild West’: Arizona Gunfighters to perform at Cave Creek’s Frontier...

By Alex Gallagher | May 12, 2021 Bob and Dale Charnes have been performing historical reenactments of the Wild West for over 60 years, nearly 30 of which have been spent in Arizona. Now, their Arizona...

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