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Lost and Found: Michael Friedman brings rock legends to Phoenix

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | November 15, 2021 Michael Friedman had a job most people would dream of. He spent the 1960s and 1970s managing and producing musicians all the while snapping candid photos of his...

Honoring Those Who Served: Daisy Mountain Veterans Parade returns

By Allison Brown | November 4, 2021 The Daisy Mountain Veterans Parade returns to the streets Saturday, November 6, for its 17th year of celebrating and honoring veterans, active duty military and their families. “We’re just...

‘Zombie Assault’: Undead make their way to Chandler equestrian center

By Mallory Gleich | October 18, 2021 Remember back when the pandemic first hit Arizona, and some were convinced that this catastrophic event could result in, well, zombies? Well, while that hasn’t happened, October is the...

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...

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