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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,...

Love Letter to Creativity: East Valley Children’s Theatre marks 25 years

By Srianthi Perera | September 8, 2021 A 25-year-long love letter to creating, performing, growing and making friends that have become family. That’s how C. Lynn Johnson describes East Valley Children’s Theatre. The Gilbert woman’s talents run the...

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...

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...

Becoming a Tradition: ZooLights returns with 3 different experiences

By Connor Dziawura | November 5, 2021 Thirty years in, ZooLights has become something of an annual tradition. Each year, as winter approaches and the weather begins to cool, the popular production returns, attracting families from...

Enlightening Tour: Bus drive embraces the holiday spirit

By Allison Brown | December 7, 2021 Cruising neighborhoods looking at Christmas lights is a tradition for many families, but sometimes the logistics do not work out. Kids complain because of the lack of lights and/or...

‘Holiday Lights Tour’: Moms curate tour of Scottsdale light shows

By Alex Gallagher | December 16, 2021 For the second year, Scottsdale Moms and North Phoenix Moms has developed a guided tour of the most decorated homes and neighborhoods around Scottsdale that can be viewed...

‘Game On’: Peter Piper Pizza creates new system for arcades

By Alex Gallagher | January 21, 2022 Customers at Valleywide Peter Piper Pizza may have already noticed a substantial change in the chain’s “game on” arcades.  Gone are the days of going to a cashier to...

Medieval Tips: Renaissance Festival cast suggests going early, often

By Geri Koeppel | February 3, 2022 After a hiatus last year due to the pandemic, the 34th annual Arizona Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace returns to Gold Canyon this year with so many attractions,...

A Message of Kindness: Syndee Winters brings Disney magic to the stage

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | February 3, 2022 Syndee Winters is in the business of inducing joy. She has made a living starring as royalty — as future queen Nala in Disney’s “The Lion King” on Broadway. Now...

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