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ADOT supports efforts to fight wildfires
ADOT is active in helping to prevent wildfires both before and during wildfire season.

Paul Diefenderfer: Artistry as cycles of time
Cave Creek sculptor Paul Diefenderfer chose the spiral petroglyph to represent and memorialize our area’s own author, poet, and environmentalist Geoffrey Platts in his most recent piece of community sculpture, ‘Geoffrey’s Walk.’

Life jacket saves man’s life in Lake Pleasant crash
Arizona Game and Fish officers stopped a personal watercraft rider on Lake Pleasant on Independence Day weekend for not wearing his life jacket. That life jacket reminder turned out to be lifesaving for the rider’s father.

The wheels on the bike go round and round
As summer rolls to a close, not everyone is out buying backpacks, binders and books for school. Anthem teen Clayton Stone is packing and preparing for road cycling races in Belgium and the Netherlands.

Back to School Tools drive through Aug. 24
Outlets at Anthem is asking for donations of new clothing, shoes, school, and hygiene and food basics to benefit Children First Academy,  the Valley’s largest school serving for homeless and underprivileged children.

DFL 2014 photo contest winners
The Desert Foothills Photography Contest 2014 winners were announced on July 12 at a reception held at the Desert Foothills Library.




 

Movie Review — “ Box: Transformers: Age of Extinction
It was clear that there were plenty of different explosions Michael Bay could generate in 165 minutes. The fourth incarnation, which forwent the cast from the past three films, introduced a world where the Transformers were hunted as fugitives and were forced into hiding.

Movie Review — “22 Jumpe Street
Sequels, especially to great first films, are difficult to accomplish effectively. Creating new conflicts, coming up with fresh comedy, or allowing the characters to change are all reasons for failed second films.

Movie Review — “Edge of Tomorrow
“Edge of Tomorrow” is a smartly designed and skillfully constructed science fiction thriller, with good performances from the two leads.

Movie Review — “Maleficent
The 1959 Disney animated classic “Sleeping Beauty” is given a makeover with a new leading lady, the villainous Maleficent.

Movie Review — “The Amazing Spider-Man 2
“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” ushered in the beginning of the summer movie season where big budget popcorn flicks saturate the box office.

Movie Review — “Transcendence
Maybe it’s nostalgia, but Arnold Schwarzenegger is still the icon of the action film for me. Whether it’s the image of Arnold carrying a tree down a mountainside on his shoulder in “Commando” or uttering his signature catchphrase before the onset of violence in “The Terminator,” his character still captures my interest.

Movie Review — “Sabotage
Maybe it’s nostalgia, but Arnold Schwarzenegger is still the icon of the action film for me. Whether it’s the image of Arnold carrying a tree down a mountainside on his shoulder in “Commando” or uttering his signature catchphrase before the onset of violence in “The Terminator,” his character still captures my interest.

Movie Review — “Veronica Mars
It started with a video that appeared on a crowd funding website just under a year ago: A proposal to produce an official “Veronica Mars” movie—with all the major cast and show creator involved—if enough money could be raised.

‘Aristocats’ auditions open
Musical Theatre of Anthem will hold auditions for its upcoming musical production, “Disney’s Aristocats KIDS” on April 5. All children ages 6-9 who audition will be cast.

Upscale Singers bring Cave Creek ‘Back to Broadway’
The Upscale Singers’ 10th annual spring musical review, “Back to Broadway,” will be coming to the Cave Creek area for 3 days in April.