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Ring in the New Year in Tempe

It’s time say farewell to 2018 and ring in 2019. Tempe has all kinds of fun events planned with live music, DJs, festive dinner menus, champagne toasts and kids’ activities. Here’s a list of top picks for where to celebrate the night away on New Year’s Eve in Tempe. And, to make sure that your night on […]

Spotlight on Ralph Remington & Tempe Center for the Arts

Meet Ralph Remington, Producing & Artistic Director for the Tempe Center for the Arts (TCA) and Deputy Director for Arts and Culture for the City of Tempe.  Ralph’s a man whose passion for the arts was born when he played the Cowardly Lion in his third grade’s production of The Wizard of Oz. That passion […]

Spotlight On: Alec Posta, Lego® Master Model Builder

“Like a like a kid in a candy store” and “a happy camper,” perfectly describe Alec Posta, Lego® Master Model Builder at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center in Tempe. Surrounded by zillions of those colorful building bricks, Alec Posta is clearly in his element, full of joy and exuding enthusiasm for his dream job. A talented designer, […]

Spotlight on: Jeff and Leah Huss of Huss Brewing Company

With a shared passion for craft beers and combined 25 years of experience in both the business and brewing sides of the craft beer industry, Jeff and Leah Huss are a match made in hop heaven. The husband and wife team own and operate Huss Brewing Company. Leah, who was owner and manager of Papago […]

Tempe Marketplace Chalk Art Festival

Chalk and sidewalks are as artistically compatible as paint and canvas or pen and paper.  Give me some sticks of chalk and a sidewalk and I’m an artist! Not really, but I do like to attempt a few scribbles when the opportunity presents itself. It’s even better to watch real artists creating masterpieces with chalk […]

Tempe Marketplace is a marvel!

Tempe Marketplace is a marvel.  It’s my one stop destination for super shopping, restaurants, entertainment and some personal pampering. All of this plus its central location off the 101 and 201 freeways makes getting there so convenient. It’s no wonder that Tempe Marketplace is one of the most popular gathering places in Tempe, and, for […]

Tempe museums offer cool programs for kids this summer

Keeping the kids occupied during their summer breaks, can be a challenge. However, the Tempe Center for the Arts (TCA) , ASU Art Museum and Halle Heart Children’s Museum are offering some very cool programs that will keep them busy and entertained.  These workshops are a sure way to beat the summer doldrums and have […]

Tempe opens the Eisendrath Center for Water Conservation

For years I’ve been curious about the old Eisendrath House. I’d see it as I was driving on College Avenue. There it stood, perched on the hill behind the Arizona Historical Society Museum, looking forlorn and forsaken. I hoped that the old house wouldn’t be forgotten and that one day, it would be restored and […]

Treat yourself to Tracy Dempsey Originals in Tempe

On the corner of University and Priest Drives in Tempe, you’ll find a little bit of sweet tooth paradise in the form of Tracy Dempsey Originals. I love sweets, especially pastries that are so fresh, they’re still warm from the oven. When I discovered Tracy Dempsey Originals, I found my happy place. The storefront on […]

You’ll find great restaurants near the ASU Tempe Campus

If you’re hungry and happen to be close to the Arizona State University (ASU) Tempe Campus, you’ll have plenty of places to choose from. From breakfast to burgers to bruschetta to all kinds of international favorites, you’ll have a hard time choosing from all of the tasty restaurants surrounding ASU. Here are a few of […]