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Top Photo:  In 2020, toy sales increased by 16% in the US, most likely due to the pandemic. The average American family spends about $580 a year on toys.

Every year, kids around the world are hoping for their favorite toy to arrive. What is the toy you hope to get this holiday season? Maybe it is the latest trendy toy, or it might be a classic that has stood the test of time.

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In My Neighborhood

STUDENTS TALK TO ASTRONAUTS ABOARD THE ISS
IT'S THE TIME OF YEAR TO BE THANKFUL
LEARN ABOUT FIREFIGHTING AT HALL OF FLAME
RETIRED TEACHER HELPS KIDS READ
I LOVE LEGO! HOW ABOUT YOU?
AZ ARTIST SPREADS JOY WITH MURALS

Kids in the Know

  • CLEANING UP PACIFIC GARBAGE

     In August a new system was put to work to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The new technology—System 002, nickname Jenny—collected over 20,000 pounds of plastic and trash.

  • WOMAN WORKS TO TRAIN HELPFUL DOGS

     Heidi Carman raised puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind.

  • INFRASTRUCTURE BILL BUOYS VALLEY METRO

     On Aug. 10, the Senate passed a $1 trillion infrastructure bill. The House passed the bill on Nov. 12 and President Joe Biden signed the bill on Nov. 15.

Going Places

  • WALT DISNEY WORLD CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY

     October 1, 2021 will mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of Walt Disney World in Orlando, F

  • CAMPOUT IS A FUN ADVENTURE

     Last month my family and I went on a Cub Scout Camping weekend at Camp Raymond in Williams, Ariz

  • MAN RUNS MOUSE TO MOUSE FOR A CAUSE

     Marathon runner Don Muchow made history by being the first person to run from Disneyland to Walt

  • EXPLORE LIKE AN ASTRONAUT

     Just think about being in space…. Imagine being in the rocket ship and the space shuttle.

  • SCIENCE IS FOR EVERYONE

     Science is everywhere and for everyone. It is something that allows us to ask and get answers.

  • ASTRONAUTS IN PHOENIX

     Have you ever wanted to become anastronaut and explore space?

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

  • A PEEK INTO ANIMATION WITH A PIXAR ARTIST

     Do you ever wonder what a typical day as a Pixar artist would be like?

  • ADDAMS FAMILY BACK ON SCREEN

     It’s the perfect time of year for a movie full of spooky characters, and that’s just what you get in “The Addams Family 2.” This time they depart their famously haunted house and take their family

  • I WAS A HALF-PINT JUDGE AT FIESTA BOWL

     One day my mom heard an advertisement on the radio about The Arizona Milk Producers holding a contest to become a Half-Pint Judge at the Fiesta Bowl Parade!