Main Feature

Favorite Family Holiday Traditions!

There’s a chill in the air, and darkness comes early. Fortunately, there are many celebrations to brighten things up this time of year. From Christmas to Kwanzaa, from Hanukkah to Chinese New Year, these festivities warm up the season and fill it with color and light! 

Las Posadas Fills Streets with Candles, Songs 

Share this story on Twitter.

In My Neighborhood

GIVING THANKS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
BALLOONS SOAR AT SALT RIVER FIELDS
PILLOWS GIVE YOUNG PATIENTS COMFORT
See Titanic Artifacts at OdySea
ARIZONA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
GOVERNOR DEDICATES TUCSON SHELTER

Kids in the Know

  • SRP TAKES REDUCE, REUSE & RECYCLE TO NEW HEIGHTS

    Salt River Project (SRP) provides power and water throughout Central Arizona. Last month, I got to explore SRP's Investment Recovery Services Program.

  • CALLING THE GAME CAMP

     “Calling the Game” sportscasting camp recently wrapped, sponsored by the ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications along with the Arizona Coyotes and FOX Sports.

  • KIDS GET THE SCOOP AT YOUNG REPORTERS WORKSHOP

     Ever wonder how to become a journalist for the Bear Essential Newspaper? I am going to share with you how I became a journalist.

Going Places

Sports Beat

  • D-backs Peralta Achieves His Dream

     Imagine dreaming that one day you’ll become a professional baseball player. What would it look like for you?

  • Team Sports Have Positive Impact

    Team sports offer kids a great opportunity to build social kills key to growing up. 

  • You’ll Run into Characters at Disney Races

    Runners run past Tinkerbell’s Pixie Hollow, alongside the sights of Downtown Disney and even over to Tom Sawyer’s Island in half-marathon runDisney races.

Movies & TV

  • PHOENIX FAN FUSION FIRES UP FANS!

     As summer is rolling around, so are some of fans’ favorite conventions like Phoenix Fan Fusion, San Diego Comic-Con, Vidcon and MegaMania.

  • DISNEY HEROINES TAKE THE ICE

    I entered a Bear Essential contest and won tickets to see Disney on Ice, Dare To Dream. During the show, five Disney heroines made an appearance.

  • SPIDER-MAN HAS A COOL NEW VERSE

    “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” was released in movie theaters Dec. 14. So far it has gotten good reviews from critics.