Carving a masterpiece: Artist Ray Villafane’s 6 tips to unlocking your pumpkin’s potential (with Arizona stencils)
SCOTTSDALE – Renowned pumpkin artist Ray Villafane hosted a pumpkin-carving class, and his work is featured at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa – along with a 1,700-pound pumpkin – through October. Villafane shares carving tips, and artist Emily Mai created Arizona pumpkin stencils for download.
As sports world starts to talk about mental health, stigmas remain, especially among high school athletes
PHOENIX – High schoolers are at great risk for dealing with mental health struggles, and while sports can help in this regard, the stigmas against mental health in the sporting world can exacerbate problems.
TUCSON — The Homing Project is one of two nonprofit organizations in Tucson trying to address a growing unhoused population that is affecting cities across the state. The organization plans to construct a small village of 64- or 100-square-foot shelters that can be assembled in a matter of hours.
PHOENIX – Tim McCarver, legendary baseball broadcaster, died Thursday at the age of 81. He broadcasted the Arizona Diamondbacks’ 2001 World Series victory, which included his prediction of Luis Gonzalez’s walk-off single in Game 7.
Arizona College Prep standout Ashlyn Tierney learns the ultimate swimming lesson through anxiety disorder
CHANDLER –After losing feeling in her legs, Ashlyn Tierney was diagnosed with conversion disorder. Two years later, she’s back in the pool and breaking school records in her first year at Arizona College Prep High School.
TEMPE – After more than 20 years of living in Arizona, former running backs coach Shaun Aguano was recently named Arizona State’s interim head coach. The decision was applauded by those who knew him as a Chandler High School head coach.
PHOENIX – A group of residents and business owners just east of downtown Phoenix are seeking heavier law enforcement in an area where hundreds of unsheltered people have set up camp. The group has sued the city and wants the area declared a public nuisance.
MESA – Since COVID-19, golf has experienced a boom in popularity. Sales are up, more people are playing and the sport is growing at the professional level.
PHOENIX – LGBTQ advocates and transgender youth in Arizona continue to push back against 13 bills that been introduced in the Legislature this session. These bills, whether they are passed or not, can negatively affect transgender youth and their mental health.
PHOENIX – The Arizona Chamber of Commerce is joining Philip Morris International in a partnership called United to Safeguard America from Illegal Trade, which aims to stop illicit trade through public-private partnerships.
WASHINGTON - Arizona is on pace to reach 20,000 COVID-19 deaths this week, according to state data, as the disease that seemed to be waning just months ago has come roaring back with a new variant and new battles on safety protocols.
LOS ANGELES – As the NFL welcomes fans, differing COVID-19 policies have some confused. Fan groups are back in action this season and plan on traveling, regardless of the pandemic.