When you step through the door of Oh One Eight Coffee, you’ll notice the origami butterflies, the brightly colored walls and the comfy seating arrangement at the front. This is the vision of Lane and Jorah Visage, who opened the shop as a place for people to drink coffee, relax and let their…

The world is growing at a rapid pace. According to the U.N.’s most recent estimate, 50 percent of the world’s 7.7 billion residents live in cities today, with that number expected to increase to 75 percent by the time the population reaches 9.5 billion in 2050. 

St. Vincent de Paul was known for his countless charitable works, but the spiritual hallmarks of this Catholic priest were his attention to the poor and unwavering humility. 

When thinking of long-standing competitive sports, fencing probably isn’t the first one to come to mind. However, the sport of fencing has been around since the 18th century. The sabre-only variant has existed in Arizona since at least 2002, when Jim Barbour started training Arizonans to fen…

From Pre-K to junior year, Scott Ledyard’s educators watched him grow into the talented, hardworking person he is today. And every one of them came together to congratulate him for his latest accomplishment: a perfect score of 36 on the ACT. 

After witnessing how impassioned her students were about global issues such as climate change, deforestation and endangered species, Hopi Elementary teacher Whitney Keeler decided to take a more proactive approach to educating kids about the many environmental problems facing the world.

During the past few decades, libraries across the nation have greatly expanded their collections beyond books, now offering just about everything in printed form, plus DVDs, CDs and even free internet access. 

Local residents Elijah Judiscak and Alan Adams are the latest Eagle Scouts to emerge from Arcadia’s Boy Scout Troop 6.

The risk of motor vehicle crashes is higher among teens than any other age group. The summer, when kids are driving more because school is out, is an especially dangerous time.

I hope you’ve heard the exciting news – many states and some cities have updated their hiring laws. In many places, employers can no longer ask your current salary. And in others, the laws are even more specific. In California, if a candidate asks for the salary range for a job, the company …

For many people, June means we are that much closer to our anxiously anticipated summer vacation. For others, June means the end of a chapter and the beginning of a new journey. It’s graduation time and whether it’s from kindergarten, middle school, high school or college, these days are fil…

I’d like to think I’m a pretty open-minded person. I enjoy trying out new things, whether it be a food, clothing trend or activity. Having said that, when I heard about Lumberjaxes, I was instantly ready to give it a whack (see what I did there?). 

If you’ve ever seen the TV show “Parks and Recreation,” it should come as no surprise that a real-life group called Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL) holds up Amy Poehler’s character on the show, Leslie Knope, as its hero and mascot. Knope is a humorous example of a local government l…

All of us at Arcadia News would like to give a shout out to all the amazing mothers in our neighborhood and let our own moms know just how much we love them.

We all love our moms, of course, so Mother’s Day is prime time to shower her with gifts such as flowers, mimosas and breakfast in bed, right? Of course, she’d love those things, but how about trying something different this year by cooking up a day of fun with the awesome lady (or ladies) in…

You see them on the streets, in the grocery store, walking their dogs and playing on the playground. They seem innocent enough, until these women strap their skates on and head to the track… 

Great age is not important for a toy. Condition is the true master, coupled with demand, especially if it tickles the nostalgia factor in the collector. According to toy collectors, toys made before World War II are considered antique, while toys made after the war are modern. The toys that …

Fresh off of finishing first in the Arizona State Tournament, one of the Mock Trial teams from Veritas Preparatory Academy is preparing to travel to Athens, Georgia, to square off against more than 40 other teams from across the United States in the National Tournament.

Americans really enjoy celebrating the day Mexico was victorious over the French in the Battle of Puebla – otherwise known as Cinco de Mayo. If you’re looking for a way to party at home, here’s how you can put your creativity to the test and create your own Cinco de Mayo gathering. 

Limiting driving or giving it up altogether is not an easy decision for older adults to make. In many areas around the country, transportation alternatives can sometimes be inconvenient and difficult to find. And research has shown that older adults who give up the keys are almost two times …

This spring has been jam packed full of events and festivals of various kinds, but few can boast of the history and longevity of the Scottsdale Arts Festival, which put on its 49th annual event this year in March. 

This year marked the 12th annual plastic recycling competition that took place at elementary and middle schools around the nation. This is the 6th year that Scottsdale schools have participated in the Trex recycling competition.

“Desert Born | Desert Bred” is the mantra for The Churchill, located at 901 N. First St. in downtown Phoenix. The brainchild of Hartley Rodie and his business partner, Kell Duncan, The Churchill is an innovative shopping and dining destination – innovative in the way of construction, as the …

I believe neighborhoods are the cornerstone of every city, authentic and full of local flavor. They are where people come to gather, a place of comfort, familiarity and chock full of character and charisma. This is why my favorite thing to do when I travel on and off Arizona’s highways is ge…

Sometimes, there can be a feeling of unease when getting ready to take the family out for a meal, especially if there are little ones in the party. Oftentimes, distractions like toys and games work best for keeping children engaged and not knocking over drinks and silverware. 

There’s been a lot in the news about “ghosting” lately. Job seekers aren’t showing up to interviews. And they’re not coming to work on their first day – all with no notice. At first look, it can be explained simply: companies have been treating job seekers badly for years, and now, it’s thei…

Stephen Danford learned the ABCs of life from his parents, both school teachers with 60 years of combined teaching experience. And his father was quite clear in instructing Stephen, “Do what you were meant to do.”

The global crisis that may force the change we need

Amy Armstrong has always believed in the power of philanthropy and education. In the fall of 2012, while she was working with Camelback High School and attending friends’ weddings, she suddenly saw an opportunity to bring the two together more efficiently than ever before.

Across the country, families are getting ready to embark on exciting adventures. A recent AAA Travel survey revealed that nearly 100 million Americans – four in 10 U.S. adults – plan to take a family vacation this year. 

Impress your partner with your sense of romance and creativity by taking her or him for a sunrise breakfast. A family picnic followed by a few hours of playing outside in the sunshine will burn off excess energy and the kids and pets may even sleep all the way home. 

We know spring lies just around the corner when eggs, rabbits, baskets, candy containers, small porcelain figures and other Easter collectibles start hitting shelves. For the curious, the word “Easter” comes from “Eostre,” a goddess of spring whose festival was celebrated in April. It wasn’t…

Two long-time traditional events in April share the same name, but fortunately not the same date. The first two weekends in April will host these outdoor, hands-on events that take advantage of the weather and the natural beauty of Arcadia. 

From astrology-themed cocktail receptions to beachfront moon celebrations, astro-tourism is a new travel trend that delivers experiences that are out of this world. Here are a handful of celestial experiences for travelers in Arizona and beyond: