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50th Fall Tempe Festival of the Arts: Art, music, food and fun for all

I love Tempe during the holidays. There are so many great events and activities going on from now through the New Year. One that I always look forward to is the Fall Tempe Festival of the Arts. This year is especially significant because it’s celebrating 50 fabulous years as one of the most popular events in […]

Add spice to your life at Tempe’s Thai restaurants

When my tummy tells me it’s time for Thai, I don’t have to go far to find my favorite authentic Thai dishes.  Tempe has so many great family-owned and operated restaurants that making a choice is the main challenge. You can be sure that the food is authentic, fresh and prepared from favorite family recipes. […]

Al Taylor and the Tempe Public Safety Memorial

If you’ve been to Tempe Beach Park lately, you’ve seen the new Tempe Public Safety Memorial that’s dedicated to Tempe’s fallen heroes. Situated at the entrance to Tempe Beach Park and Tempe Town Lake, the memorial is a stirring and poignant tribute to the Tempe fire and police officers and canines who have lost their […]

Apache Blvd. offers an authentic culinary adventure

When I’m hungry for some fragrant, savory, spicy and delicious Middle Eastern/ Mediterranean and Asian food, I know where to go—Apache Boulevard in Tempe. I don’t have to venture very far to find mighty fine falafel, curry or couscous. Apache Boulevard is a veritable spice trail of flavorful food finds all clustered between Rural and […]

Arizona Aloha Festival at Tempe Beach Park

It’s time to don your favorite Hawaiian shirt or other tropical garb, bust out some Don Ho and head to the Arizona Aloha Festival at Tempe Beach Park, March 9-10, 2019. The two-day event celebrates Hawaiian, Tahitian, Samoan and other South Pacific cultures through dance and musical performances, ukulele lessons, food, kid’s crafts and lots […]

Celebrate this Mother’s Day in Tempe

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12 and  it’s time to plan something special for that incredible person, your rock star of a mom, who does so much for everyone in the family throughout the year.  Show her how much you appreciate all she’s done for you (like sticking it out through your adolescence) by treating […]

Contemporary art thrives in Metro Phoenix

It’s safe to say that Phoenix has a thriving contemporary art scene. Do a Google search for contemporary art in the Phoenix Metro area and the well-established art museums  appear, but also dozens of private galleries pop up. From the Roosevelt Row District in central Phoenix to the surrounding East Valley cities of Tempe, Scottsdale, […]

Day trips from Tempe: Florence, AZ

If you’ve lived in Arizona for a while, you most likely know that Florence, AZ is the home of one of the state prisons…but it’s so much more than that. When I invited three friends to join me on a jaunt to Florence, they understandably looked puzzled.  I explained that my main reason was a […]

Experience Arizona on a Guided Tour

In Arizona, the possibilities for experiencing the great outdoors are unlimited. Arizona has an abundance of beautiful, scenic, interesting and just plain fun places for you to explore via many different modes. You can choose to see the sights on foot, mountain bike, ATV or river boat, in a jeep, van or hot air balloon. […]