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On Sale Now: Polar Express Tickets

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All aboard! Tickets for Grand Canyon Railway's holiday-themed train ride, The Polar Express, are now on sale. Based on the popular children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg, The Polar Express, the trains will leave the station nightly at 5:30 p.m. from Nov. 7 through Jan. 3, and select matinees will be offered throughout the season as well. The trip will feature hot chocolate, cookies, a special reading of the book, and a visit from Santa (among other fun touches for the whole family).

 

Yetta Gibson Kicks Off The NOW Arizona

 

yetta gibsonOn August 25, Valley personality Yetta Gibson is kicking off The NOW Arizona on ABC15. The NOW Arizona is a fast-moving news show that airs at 4 p.m. and will cover top news trends around Arizona and in social media. Viewers will also be invited to take action and join the daily conversation across digital platforms.

“Yetta immediately connects with people,” says Pat Costello, News Director at ABC15. “Her comfortable style and passion for telling great stories reaches out and draws us in. We’re happy she decided to be part of the ABC15 family.”

 

Jonathan Adler Opens at Biltmore Fashion Park

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Jonathan Adler will open its 27th boutique worldwide next Friday, August 22, at Phoenix's Biltmore Fashion Park at 10 a.m. “Arizona is one of the most stunning places in the world, and Biltmore Fashion Park is a refreshing oasis in the desert. I’m thrilled to be opening in Arizona and to be bringing style, craft, and joy to the Wild West,” Adler says.

The new store will be the fourth largest Jonathan Adler store in the world and will feature:

  • The fullest assortment of lighting of any of the brand's stores.
  • Complete range of home decor, furniture, rugs, tabletop collections, bedding, gifts, candles and more.
  • The fashion accessories collection - handbags, wallets, scarves, tech cases, men's neckwear and legware.
  • Complimentary in-home design consultations, a design-your-own program to create custom rugs, pillows and throws and custom upholstery program.
 

Troon Country Club to Host AZ Open and AZ Senior Open

Troon Country Club - AZ Open 2014

Troon Country Club will host the PGA Southwest Section’s 2014 Arizona Open and Arizona Senior Open.

Troon Country Club's elite golf course, touted as Jay Morrish and Tom Weiskopf’s first ever design, has played host to the United States Mid-Amateur Championship, Arizona Open, Ping Pro Scratch, and the Merrill Lynch Shoot Out. The championship layout will once again challenge competitors of the Arizona Open held August 21-23, along with the Arizona Senior Open the previous week from August 13-14.  

“The members and staff at Troon Country Club are excited to demonstrate what makes our club truly special,” says Rich Carter, general manager, Troon Country Club. “Hosting the Arizona Open and Arizona Senior Open creates a unique opportunity for us to share our friendly, classic-casual atmosphere and the superb layout and conditions of our championship golf course with players and visitors alike.”

Participation in the Arizona Senior Open and Arizona Open is available to both amateurs and professionals with a handicap index of 4.6 or less. For additional information on entry fees and to register to play in the event, visit www.southwest.pga.com/arizonaopen for the Arizona Open and www.southwest.pga.com/arizonasenioropen for the Arizona Senior Open.

 

Arizona Super Bowl Countdown Clock Unveiled at Sky Harbor

Super Bowl XLIX Countdown Clock unveiled at Sky Harbor Airport Aug 6 20141

The countdown is on. With just a few short months until Super Bowl XLIX, the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton unveiled a countdown clock at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport yesterday, which will mark the days, hours and minutes until the opening kick-off of the state’s third Super Bowl since 1996. The state-of-the art digital clock located in Terminal 4 at Sky Harbor is illuminated on a 55-inch, high-definition LED screen. The terminal serves more than 80 percent of Sky Harbor’s passengers.

“We’re thrilled to have the Super Bowl XLIX countdown clock prominently located at Sky Harbor, the most highly-trafficked point of entry to the state. As we hit the six-month mark, this will help drive awareness and anticipation for the Super Bowl and all the surrounding events,” says David Rousseau, Chairman of the Board of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee.

The new PHX Sky Train will provide a quick, convenient ride from the airport to the light rail connection, giving football fans an easy way to travel to Super Bowl Central, a festival made up of 12 city blocks that will be the epicenter of free, fan fun, in Downtown Phoenix. Super Bowl Central will be held for four days leading up to the game.

Super Bowl XLIX will be played at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015, marking Arizona’s third Super Bowl in 19 years.

 
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