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Valley mom Allison Bones lost her 4-year-old son, Travis, to an undiagnosed rare disease just five months after her husband died from cancer. 

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The last year has inspired many to pursue their postponed dreams. If one of those dreams was to write a book, Glendale Public Library’s 2021 Virtual Writer in Residence Program is a good place to start. 

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Steve Trevino’s parents often held barbecues at their house during which the men cooked outside, and the women retreated indoors to chat. 

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Urban Margarita is celebrating National Margarita Day 24 hours later, but paired with Taco Tuesday, it’s a Mexican food lover’s dream. 

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For those pondering finding the right situation for a loved one in need of care, Benevilla hosts a free educational workshop on the Zoom online video conference platform at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10.

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Nine years ago, Scott Moreau took his years of experience performing as Johnny Cash and created a show for Arizona music lovers that has since traveled the country. Now, in 2021, it returns to the Valley with Moreau performing the one-man show at Arizona Broadway Theater from Jan. 29 to Feb. 21.

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Chicago-area industrialist George F. Getz Jr. and his wife, Olive Atwater Getz, were driving through Wilmette, Illinois, when they saw a broken-down fire truck on the side of the road. 

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Midwestern University has received a $100,000 grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust for the Arizona College of Optometry’s Vision Medical Assistance Program.

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An increased population in Maricopa County will result in a greater number of people attending the parks and less room for animals.

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After its hit immersive theater show “Curiouser & Curiouser,” which brought audience members an up-close-and-personal deep dive into the world of Alice’s puzzling world, TheaterWorks is launching “A Curiouser Nutcracker.”

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Downtown Glendale is ready to light it up for another holiday season.

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While the Peoria Night Market at Park West has been canceled for the season, Momma’s Organic Farmer’s Market continues at North Glendale’s Arrowhead Towne Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

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With the holiday season coming and big meals, sweets and more on the way, Abrazo Health notes it’s a good time to consider our risk for prediabetes.

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Evie Nguyen of Glendale is the first-place winner for the 2020 Congressional Art Competition for  Arizona’s 8th Congressional District, with her charcoal piece “Mutual.” Nguyen is a 12th-grade student at Deer Valley High School in Glendale.

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After spending most of quarantine recording new songs, The Black Moods will return home to the Valley to perform as part of Volkstock on Saturday, Nov. 14, at Pleasant Harbor. 

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The ugly truth was laid bare when an international team of researchers ran their final model on plastic pollution in the Pacific. The results would reveal just how much the world would have to reduce plastic waste to prevent more than 8 million metric tons from entering the oceans, lakes and…

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A collection of Frank Sinatra reel-to-reel interviews, movies, signed letters, autographed photographs, art and other memorabilia honoring the legendary singer will be auctioned at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30, at EJ’s Auction & Appraisal.

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The Area Agency on Aging and the Elder Law, Mental Health and Special Needs Planning Section of the State Bar of Arizona provide free consultation on developing living wills and health care power of attorney at the “Night of the Living Will” event on Saturday, Oct. 31.

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While many senior centers have been “locked down” for months during the COVID-19 pandemic, at Glencroft Center for Modern Aging in Glendale, seniors have been flying around the world—thanks to virtual reality.

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When the Arizona Broadway Theatre staff started planning for the fall, there was something they knew they needed to do—provide a place for patrons to see shows in person.

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Falls are a leading cause of serious injuries and death for older adults. But falls do not have to be  a “normal part of the aging process,” nor is dizziness or instability while standing or walking. 

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For decades, researchers have looked to human genetics for linkages to mental illness, such as depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Patterns of inheritance are murky, but it is clear that “stuff runs in families,” says Dr. Douglas Gray, a psychiatrist and researcher at the Univers…

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Have you ever been on the phone, and your heart sinks from the news you hear? I recently spoke with a mother on the phone whose 25-year-old son had relapsed; he just tested “hot” for opioids. The more I listened, the more my heart grew heavy for her and her situation. She is beside herself. …

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Glendale and Peoria gyms have reopened, but because of COVID-19, managers and members are playing it safe.

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Domestic violence shelters are critically important services, and victims often require support at all hours of the day. New Life Center, Arizona’s largest domestic violence shelter, launched a 24-hour mobile hotline this summer.

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Trumpet player Dan Reed and pianist Nicole Pesce will share the spotlight in a Bellevue Heights Church concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20.