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Reflecting on Tempe’s former ostrich industry

Ostriches are a lesser-known Arizona attraction, despite not being native to the area, and while they’re a rare sight across the Valley now, Tempe used to be a hub for the local ostrich industry.

2023 Historymakers exhibit opens at Arizona Heritage …

The Historical League opened its 2023 Arizona Historymakers exhibit Oct. 14 at the Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park, honoring the latest Historymakers and celebrating their legacy to the state.

Fans can watch ‘Pawn Stars’ show taping in …

History Channel's TV show "Pawn Stars Do America" is coming to the Valley in a few weeks.

Tempe Settlers Picnic seeks new generation in 121st …

With more than a century of celebrations, the Tempe Settlers Picnic will be held Oct. 14 at Arizona Community Church, bringing together longtime community members and hopefully a new group of enthusiastic residents.

Story Bridges premieres to packed house in Peoria

Story Bridges: Oral Histories of Peoria premiered Sept. 13 to a crowd of 60 guests, all excited to enjoy the stories of three residents who have amazing stories to share of growing up in Peoria.

'Story Bridges' to premiere in Peoria

Former Peoria City Councilmember Vicki Hunt is bringing her love for the city and its residents to the forefront.

Valley cities have set up permanent reminders honoring …

Arizona was more than 2,000 miles away from the location of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, but several cities around the state have permanent memorials honoring the victims. In most cases, those memorials feature sections of the World Trade Center.

Reminisce on Tempe’s past, present businesses in new …

Iconic signs from Tempe’s past and present aim to connect the community and their shared memories of local businesses in Tempe History Museum’s latest exhibit, Tempe Signs, creating a visual representation of the city’s evolution.

Glendale’s Arrowhead Towne Center celebrates 30th …

This October marks the 30th anniversary for one of Arizona’s most popular shopping center — and one of the last enclosed malls built in the region.

'American Pickers’ coming to Arizona

“American Pickers” is returning to Arizona in September. American Pickers is a History Channel reality series that explores the of world of antique “picking.” The show …

Historic landmark overlay sought for The Nile in Mesa

The Nile in downtown Mesa, which was constructed nearly a century ago as a movie house and was the first air-cooled building in Arizona, may be getting a historic landmark preservation and protection …

Gilbert Fire celebrates 100 years as a department, …

Rob Duggan admits there is something he misses now that he is the Gilbert Fire and Rescue Department’s chief: riding on a fire truck.   “I miss being on a firetruck every …