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Shatter drug myths with science this week

True or False? ADHD drugs make you smarter. They are simply “vitamins” for your brain. “Natural” drugs like cannabis are safer than the synthetic kinds. You can’t...

Bringing Broadway to Arizona stages

Plenty of Broadway fans spent New Year's Eve celebrating with their favorite musicals -- from a touring production of "Mamma Mia" at ASU Gammage...

Valley archery programs for kids

Written by Sharon Enck From famous archers of yore William Tell and Robin Hood to the more modern Katniss Everdeen of the “Hunger Games” trilogy,...

Lots of “real life” events!

Summer got off to a busy start for staff multimedia journalist Vicki Louk Balint. On May 18, she watched her daughter Cory became “Dr. Cory”...

Music therapy: melting away stress for preemies and their parents

Trying to soothe a tiny newborn? People have been singing and humming to babies for centuries. So it’s no surprise that new study findings published...

Phoenix Suns Starlight care room opens at St. Joe’s

A beautifully designed, inviting hospital environment for pediatric patients. Sounds like an oxymoron, right? But that’s the mission of the global nonprofit Starlight Children’s Foundation™: to...

Now you can take our calendar with you!

YOU BROWSE the back of our magazine, using her research to plan your family leisure time. You watch our website each Friday to learn...

So much different, and so much the same

The first time we published an article about autism was in November 2001. Writer Lynn Trimble interviewed a number of Valley parents whose children...

Exploring the Scottsdale Arts Festival

As an eager father pushed his toddler's stroller through the Scottsdale Arts Festival entrance yesterday, he encouraged the sleepy-eyed lad to wake up and take it all in....

“Oz the Great and Powerful” has moments of charm

All that's great and powerful about the Disney film dubbed a prequel to the 1939 film classic "Wizard of Oz" is the opening sequence --...

Weekly education and schools roundup

Scottsdale Community College hosts the 2013 regional tournament for Odyssey of the Mind on Saturday, March 9. About 1,500 participants on 64 teams from...

Guns and growth

HIS NAME WAS Steven Hart and he was one of the cutest and most captivating guys in my entire middle school. Lots of girls...

The Walk for Water Safety: Communities organize to prevent drownings

It happens so fast, it leaves families devastated. Whether it be in a backyard pool, a lake, a canal, even a bathtub or a...

Before you know it…

The tow-truck driver must have wondered what he’d gotten himself into. When he rang the doorbell, I appeared wearing flannel pajama bottoms, an oversized...

Faith Ringgold paper quilts

This week's craft (Jan. 21-27) at The Children's Museum of Phoenix combines art and history. Art Studio Manager John Bomhoff shares instructions. Ages: preschool (with...

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