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Aaron Johnson is bringing positive self-expression via poetry slams to Historic Glendale as part of his Lawn Gnome Publishing bookstore. 

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Westgate Entertainment District has brought back its free weekly events, including Hot Rod Night, Bike Night, and Live Music in Fountain Park.

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Longhouse Wines expanded its distribution partnership with Scout Distribution to include Arizona. 

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When nurse Gina Day showed up at Golden Heritage Assisted Living in Scottsdale to care for Joan Cullen, she noticed right away that her sweet patient’s hair had been set and styled for a special occasion: her 91st birthday party. Her immediate response was to tell Cullen how pretty she looked.  

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David Lastinger recently released his second book, “The Blow-Off Letter and Other Fabulous Tales,” and he’ll promote it with a book-signing party at Small Town Coffee House, 19420 N. 59th Avenue, Suite D415, in Glendale.

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Mike Bates, a former star baseball player at Apollo High School and Phoenix College, didn’t want his love for sports to wane. He joined an adult softball team and, naturally, after each game they headed to sports bars to reminisce. 

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More than a year ago, the term “COVID-19” was nowhere to be found in our vocabulary. We were at the tail end of the “cold and flu season” and were looking forward to the spring and summer seasons. 

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Country music’s Shari Rowe, like most musicians, spent the pandemic locked up at home, away from the stage.

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Maoto, a rare male white rhino, arrived at Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park from San Diego Zoo Safari Park to kick off one of the conservation’s breeding programs.

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Jalapeno Inferno general manager David Rubin is pleased with the way the restaurant is doing in its new location at Peoria’s Park West. 

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Join the library quizmasters for a fast-paced evening of virtual trivia in celebration of National Library Week. Compete for Amazon gift cards by answering a challenging range of questions on topics like pop culture, sports, science and history.

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A new treatment option for obstructive sleep apnea for patients who cannot use continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is available at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus. 

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Volly Jones always had a hot air balloon ride on her bucket list. After heart valve surgery at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus, she’s been ticking that and other items off her list as she approaches her 95th birthday. She exercises twice a week and just returned from a Hawaii vacation.

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Ferraris are taking center stage at Mecum Auctions’ third annual event at State Farm Stadium from Thursday, March 18, to Saturday, March 20. 

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Since it was founded in 1994, Pita Jungle has grown to 24 locations across the Phoenix area, Flagstaff and Tucson. To continue its expansion and provide healthy options to a growing customer base here in the Valley, the Arizona-based Mediterranean chain is taking a different angle with the l…

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Maria Wojtczak believes in the power of education, especially when teens are working toward their driver’s license. She founded DrivingMBA, which has offices in the Scottsdale Airpark and Glendale, to make sure folks of all ages had top-notch training. 

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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.