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- The Perfect Friday Night : The Vig Arcadia
As a mom juggling the responsibilities of raising a family and navigating work life, Friday nights are a sacred time for my family and me. One of our favorite haunts in the vibrant Arcadia Lite neighborhood is none other than The Vig – a place that has seamlessly woven itself into the fabric of our community. The grass area on the patio at The Vig serves as a magnetic force that draws families like ours. It's a haven for the kids, providing a space where they can run around, release their pent-up energy, and make lasting memories with their friends. Meanwhile, us adults get to savor the delightful combination of good food, fine wine, and the company of our neighbors. Speaking of good food, The Vig has undoubtedly cracked the code when it comes to pleasing both discerning parents and their little ones. The mac and cheese, a perennial favorite, is a dish that has received the stamp of approval from both generations. The crispy sweet potato and regular fries are my daughter's Lola, go-to. For me, the brussel sprout salad or shrimp tacos are the epitome of culinary delight. The menu's versatility ensures that everyone in the family, from my husband Joey with his penchant for the mac and cheese topped with succulent pork, to my son Grey who can't get enough of it, finds their perfect match. Friday nights at The Vig offer more than just a gastronomic journey – they are a sensory feast. The live music on the patio creates an ambiance that is simply unmatched. With strategically placed heaters and misters, the patio is a year-round haven for those seeking to enjoy the cool Arizona evenings. The menu, a symphony of flavors, is constantly evolving, keeping us excited to return and discover what culinary delights await us. The icing on the cake is the happy hour from 4-6, a golden window where great drinks and snacks come together to elevate our experience. The Vig Arcadia is not just a restaurant; it's a communal space, a hub where friends and neighbors come together to unwind and connect. For those seeking a more intimate setting, the inside of The Vig is equally enticing. The full bar, complete with ample seating, sets the stage for a perfect date night. The attentive staff ensures that whether you're outside, enjoying the liveliness of the patio, or inside, reveling in a more intimate setting, your experience is nothing short of exceptional. The Vig Arcadia has become our haven – a place where we can slow down, savor the flavors of life, and build lasting connections with our community. If you haven't made The Vig a part of your Friday night routine (or any night for that matter), it's time to discover the magic that unfolds when great food, live music, and warm company come together in the heart of Arcadia Lite.
- 56th St. Deli: A Sandwich Lover's Paradise
There's a hidden gem tucked away on 56th Street & Indian School that has been quietly winning the hearts (and taste buds) of locals and visitors alike. Welcome to 56th St. Deli, where the art of sandwich-making reaches new heights. Crisp lettuce, ripe tomatoes, and premium deli meats come together to create a harmony of textures and tastes that dance on your palate. The bread, a crucial component, is more than just a vessel; it's a canvas that enhances the overall sandwich experience. The Art of Customization: Your Sandwich, Your Way At 56th St. Deli, they understand that individual preferences vary, and that's why the art of customization is a cornerstone of their service. Whether you're a fan of a hearty stack of pastrami or prefer a lighter, veggie-packed option, 56th St. Deli is ready to cater to your taste buds. Personalize your sandwich with an array of condiments, cheeses, and spreads to create a culinary masterpiece tailored to your liking. Recommendations From a Local: Time & What to Order My go-to order is always turkey on white bread whereas my husband always goes for the roast beef. Grab a bag of chips to go with it and you’ve got an easy, cheap, but oh so satisfying meal. I recommend getting there before 11:30AM on a weekday to avoid the rush.
- JT's Sports Bar: Where Every Game Feels Like a Home Run in Arcadia!
The Ambiance: A Sports Lover's Paradise Located in the heart of Arcadia, JT's Sports Bar welcomes locals and visitors with an electric atmosphere that blends the excitement of a sports arena with the comfort of a local pub. The walls adorned with memorabilia from various sports teams set the tone, creating a space where fans of all sports can feel right at home. JT's has you covered, creating an immersive experience for fans of all sports. The Menu: A Culinary Touchdown While the sports action takes center stage, JT's Sports Bar doesn't fall short when it comes to its culinary offerings. The menu boasts a variety of mouthwatering dishes using locally sourced ingredients, from classic bar bites to elevated pub fare. Signature items like loaded nachos, buffalo wings, and sliders are crafted to perfection. Thirst-Quenching Libations: The Ultimate Game-Day Pairing No sports bar experience is complete without a stellar selection of drinks, and JT's Sports Bar delivers on all fronts. From craft beers on tap to signature cocktails, the bar caters to a diverse range of tastes. Whether you prefer a refreshing beer while watching the game or a well-mixed cocktail to celebrate a victory, the skilled bartenders at JT's are ready to serve up the perfect libation. Live Entertainment and Events: Beyond the Game JT's Sports Bar goes beyond being a place to catch the latest game; it's a hub for live entertainment and special events. Regularly hosting themed parties, trivia nights, and live music, the bar ensures that there's always something happening to keep the energy high and the fun flowing. Community Vibe: Where Strangers Become Friends What sets JT's Sports Bar apart is the sense of community it fosters. The friendly staff and welcoming patrons create an environment where strangers can easily become friends over a shared love for sports. Whether you're a local Arcadia resident or just passing through Phoenix, JT's provides a social space where camaraderie is as important as the score on the screen. In a city known for its diverse entertainment options, JT's Sports Bar stands out as a must-visit destination for sports enthusiasts and anyone looking for a welcoming atmosphere, delicious food, and a memorable time. Whether you're a fan of football, basketball, or any sport in between, JT's is where the thrill of the game meets the joy of good company, making it a true game-changer in the Phoenix nightlife scene.
- Steph's Spotlight: It's Hiking Season and Arcadia Has Some of the Best Hiking Adventures in Phoenix
When the weather breaks there are fewer things I enjoy more than hitting our local hiking trails. The Arcadia area is surrounded by fantastic hiking opportunities amidst stunning desert landscapes. Here are some of my favorite trails in the area: Camelback Mountain: Echo Canyon Trail Camelback Mountain is an iconic Phoenix landmark offering two challenging trails, with Echo Canyon being the more strenuous one. The trail spans 1.23 miles and rewards hikers with breathtaking views of the cityscape from the summit. Papago Park: Hole-in-the-Rock Trail Located near the Phoenix Zoo, this short but rewarding trail leads to a natural sandstone formation with a "hole in the rock" offering panoramic views of the surrounding area. It's an easy hike suitable for families. Piestewa Peak: Summit Trail Piestewa Peak, formerly known as Squaw Peak, boasts the Summit Trail, a popular and demanding route offering a challenging workout and stunning vistas of the city. This trail is about 2.2 miles long and is known for its steep incline. Phoenix Mountains Preserve: Piestewa Peak Circumference Trail For a less crowded alternative, the Circumference Trail around Piestewa Peak offers a 3.9-mile loop with moderate difficulty. It provides excellent views of the desert landscape and the city. Cholla Trail at Camelback Mountain The Cholla Trail on Camelback Mountain offers a slightly less strenuous hike compared to Echo Canyon. It's about 1.5 miles long and provides stunning views of the city and the surrounding desert. When hiking in these areas: Stay Hydrated: Arizona's desert climate demands ample water, especially during hotter months. Proper Footwear: Wear sturdy shoes suitable for rocky terrain. Sun Protection: Apply sunscreen, wear a hat, and consider early morning or late afternoon hikes to avoid intense heat. Always check for trail closures or restrictions, especially during summer months when some trails might be closed due to extreme temperatures or maintenance. And remember to respect the desert environment by leaving no trace and following trail etiquette. Whether you're an avid hiker seeking a challenge or a casual explorer looking for breathtaking views, the hiking trails around Arcadia promise the best Phoenix Desert Hiking Adventures amongst stunning scenery.
- Cheers to Success: Trevor's Liquor Unveils a Spirited Experience in Arcadia
In the heart of Arcadia Lite, a new chapter in the local scene has unfolded with the grand opening of Trevor's Liquor. This vibrant addition to the community promises more than just shelves stocked with an impressive selection of spirits; it brings with it a unique atmosphere, a passion for quality, and the spirit of entrepreneurship that defines Trevor's vision for a liquor store unlike any other. Trevor, the visionary behind this venture, has transformed a mere concept into a reality that now graces the streets of Arcadia. The liquor store is not just a business to him but a passion project that reflects his dedication to providing the community with an exceptional drinking experience. From the carefully curated selection of beverages to the warm ambiance, every aspect of Trevor's Liquor has been crafted with a commitment to excellence. What sets Trevor's Liquor apart from the rest is its commitment to delivering a unique and memorable experience to its patrons. The store is not just a place to purchase spirits; it's a destination where enthusiasts and novices alike can explore, learn, and indulge in the world of fine beverages. The store layout has been meticulously designed to create an inviting atmosphere, encouraging customers to take their time and discover hidden gems among the shelves. Beyond being a place to purchase libations, Trevor's Liquor aims to be an integral part of the Arcadia community. Hosting tasting events, workshops, and collaborating with local artisans, the store is poised to become a hub for those who appreciate not only the art of spirits but also the camaraderie that comes with it. Trevor's commitment to community engagement transforms his liquor store into a cultural and social focal point in Arcadia. As Trevor's Liquor raises its glass to the Arcadia community, it not only signifies the opening of a new store but the beginning of a spirited journey. Trevor's vision for a liquor store that goes beyond the transactional, creating an experience that resonates with the diverse tastes and values of the community, is a toast to success. So, here's to Trevor's Liquor – a place where the spirits are high, the atmosphere is welcoming, and the community spirit flows just as freely as the libations on the shelves. Cheers! Visit Trevor's at 3601 E Indian School Rd.
- PYRO Restaurant vs. The Vegetarian: An Arcadia Culinary Adventure
Introduction: Dive into our latest dining experience at PYRO restaurant, a new gem in the Arcadia, Phoenix dining scene, where the challenge was introducing my vegetarian wife to a world of vibrant flavors. This isn’t just any restaurant; it’s where I discovered the "WORLD'S BEST BRANZINO," and my wife found new vegetarian delights. Arcadia's Eclectic Dining: In Arcadia, a neighborhood brimming with culinary treasures, finding a standout restaurant is a delightful challenge. PYRO, with its recent opening, was our latest conquest. Getting a table in its first week was a stroke of luck, a testament to the ever-evolving and exciting Arcadia restaurant landscape. The Menu Magic: The menu at PYRO is a culinary canvas, offering something for every palate. While my wife cautiously navigated the vegetarian options, I seized the opportunity to indulge in what the menu proudly proclaimed as the "WORLD'S BEST BRANZINO." Let me tell you, it lived up to its name! Alongside, I enjoyed a beet salad and a glass of sake, a perfect pairing when available and fitting with the meal. The Vegetarian's Leap of Faith: Envision the task of gently persuading a cat to enter a bathtub – that's quite similar to my efforts in encouraging my wife to explore new dishes at a restaurant. With a perfect blend of enthusiasm and perceptiveness, our waiter gently guided her to try the beet salad and Curry Spinach, perfectly paired with a crisp New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Despite her initial reservations, she found herself delightfully surprised by the rich flavors that each dish revealed. Ambiance and Awe: PYRO offers more than just a culinary journey; it's a full-fledged sensory experience. The atmosphere strikes a perfect balance between elegance and essence, extending even to the restroom's audio selection. Streaming the audiobook of "The Art of War" through the toilet closets is both unconventional and incredibly cool, encapsulating the distinct essence that is uniquely PYRO. Looking Forward: As for me, the culinary explorer, I left PYRO with a wishlist. Had I had the chance, I would have happily sampled five or six more dishes from their enticing menu. The promise of future visits to delve deeper into PYRO's culinary offerings lingers in my mind, an exciting prospect for any food enthusiast. Conclusion: Our evening at PYRO turned into a delightful exploration of Arcadia's culinary landscape. Offering everything from the acclaimed "WORLD'S BEST BRANZINO" to vegetarian-friendly options, it's a treasure trove of flavors. I'd recommend dining here with friends, as the family-style approach is encouraged, allowing you to sample a broader array of dishes. This makes PYRO a must-visit spot in Phoenix, especially in Arcadia, ready to astonish and please even the most varied of dining groups, and not just from the perspective of a husband with a vegetarian wife.
- Modern Arcadia ranch located on one of the most desirable streets in Arcdia Lite!
3830 E Devonshire Ave, Phoenix Welcome to this stunning modern Arcadia ranch, situated on one of the most desirable streets in Arcadia Lite. This home, completed in 2018, boasts impeccable finishes throughout. The thoughtfully designed floor plan features two expansive and private primary suites, along with three generously sized guest rooms. The kitchen, living, and dining areas seamlessly flow together, creating an open-concept living space. Step outside and you'll find a front courtyard, perfect for gathering with friends and neighbors. The low-maintenance turf, lush ficus trees for added privacy, and spacious covered patio make it easy to enjoy the outdoors year-round. The extended-length garage has been upgraded with epoxy flooring and cabinets for extra storage. Additional highlights of this home include a water softener, whole home nest and ring automation, and upgraded closet systems. With popular hot spots like LGO, The Porch, Ingo's, and Sip Coffee just a short walk away you'll have no trouble embracing the vibrant Arcadia lifestyle. For more information or to schedule your private showing give me a call at 602-524-1030 or send me a DM on instagram: @Chrissy.Heller
- WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH: The Red River Gum (Eucalyptus) Trees On Arcadia Dr.?
Trees? What trees? The Red River Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) is a species of eucalyptus tree native to Australia. The bark of the Red River Gum is typically smooth and white or pale gray, but it can become rough and flaky with age. The leaves are lance-shaped and usually dark green or bluish-gray. They emit a pleasant eucalyptus scent. Additionally, the Red River Gum is commonly found along riverbanks, floodplains, and other water bodies. It requires a significant amount of water to thrive and is well-adapted to wetter environments. It is here, in the Arcadia Neighborhood, alongside of the irrigation ditch that runs south of Lafayette on Arcadia Dr. that you will find 27 Giant Eucalyptus trees. They are each around 100 feet tall! Oh! Yes...Those Trees. I love those trees. What about them? Dr. Herbert Johnson “Tim” Louis was just a boy when he planted the red river gum eucalyptus trees. This was in the 1940's when the original 24 acres surrounding the property were used for cultivating citrus. That means the trees are about 80 years old!! They are a beautiful gateway into the neighborhood in my opinion. Often this kind of tree is planted as a wind break, erosion control, or even mosquito repellent. When asked why he decided to plant the trees alongside the irrigation ditch, his answer was, 'because his mother told him to'. Thank you Mrs. Louis! Now, as with any living thing, maintaining an old Red River Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) tree requires thoughtful care to support its health and longevity. Older trees have specific needs and considerations. Here are some important tips for maintaining an old Red River Gum tree: Regular Inspection: Conduct frequent visual inspections for signs of stress, disease, or damage. Look for cracked or peeling bark, dead branches, and any unusual growth patterns. Pruning: Focus on removing dead or diseased branches. Older trees may not require extensive pruning, but selective removal of problematic branches can improve overall health. Maintain Structural Integrity: Address any structural issues, such as split or weak branches, to prevent potential hazards. Monitor for Pests and Diseases: Keep an eye out for signs of insect infestations or diseases. Early detection and appropriate treatment can prevent further damage. Avoid Major Root Disturbance: Be cautious with any construction or excavation near the tree, as disturbing its roots can be detrimental to its health. HOWEVER, only 11 of the 27 trees can be cared for. What?! Why? Well, with likely good intentions, in 2002, the City of Phoenix placed 2,870 LF of the historic Burgess Lateral (aka irrigation ditch running along Lafayette and Arcadia Dr.) on the National Register of Historical Places. SRP pointed out that the eucalyptus trees are "integral to the ditch and therefore they are historical". What this means is that with the "historical designation", SRP can't touch the trees; City of Phoenix claims that it's the homeowners responsibility to maintain property within 25 feet of their property line (huh?); and the HOA for the (adjacent) homes -Arcadia Estates, doesn't believe that they should pay extra for tree maintenance on trees that are simply not on their property. (Ironically, the 11 trees that DO get cared for are being maintained by the Arcadia Estates HOA.) Historical or Hysterical?. Well, if a branch falls, (and they do), depending on where it falls will depend on who is responsible for to cleaning it up. falls into the road = City of Phoenix. falls into water ditch = SRP falls onto sidewalk = Arcadia Estates HOA falls into a homeowners lot = resident any eucalyptus leaves that blow over to O.H.S.O. get mixed into a craft beer. (ONLY KIDDING) A problem that no one can solve is how to PREVENT dangerous dead branches from falling in the first place, or allowing an expert to care for and nurture the trees that are designated as essentially "untouchable". Arcadia's Historic Red River Gums have care needs that challenge neighbors, corporations, and even the government...simultaneously. It's really the strangest story of all. The Arcadia neighborhood is full of like-minded, neighborly, charitable people who will take responsibility for problems that are not theirs or assist other neighbors if they can use some help. I've seen neighbors with trash bags, tackling the unkempt area when it gets bad --yes...EVEN ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DITCH! (gasp). When you see this, consider giving a helping hand. Also, just thinking out loud, but maybe reconsider your route during a monsoon storm. I'm a busy Realtor, Mom and many other things. I'm not currently in a position to coordinate this level of change. But, I'm happy to share the story, as it is part of our history, our present, and our neighborhood. Reach out if you have comments or questions, I can direct you to our neighborhood resources regarding this matter. I know of a group that is currently working on this issue and they would welcome the additional minds and efforts. Thanks for reading.
- Steph’s Spotlight: "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!"
Pumpkin patches are a beloved tradition that captures the essence of fall, and they hold a special place in our hearts, much like my favorite animated classic, "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown." With the cooler temperatures upon us, it's time to hit the open road with the family and scout your very own 'great pumpkin.' Here are a few of my all-time favorite pumpkin patches in Arizona. Schnepf Farms Schnepf Farms is a well-known family-owned farm located in Queen Creek, Arizona, known for its seasonal events, including a popular pumpkin patch during the fall. In addition to picking pumpkins, Schnepf Farms offers a range of fun activities for visitors of all ages. These activities often include hayrides, corn mazes, a petting zoo, farm-themed playgrounds, rides, live entertainment, and delicious food options featuring farm-fresh ingredients. Visit schnepffarms.com for more information and to purchase tickets. Mortimer Farms Mortimer Farms Pumpkin Patch in Dewey, Arizona, is more than just a place to pick pumpkins; it's a destination where families and friends can create lasting memories and celebrate the joys of fall. With acres of pumpkin-filled fields, visitors can stroll through rows of vibrant orange pumpkins in search of the perfect one to take home. They also offer an array of activities to keep everyone entertained, including a petting zoo, corn maze, hayrides, food trucks, and live entertainment. And a trip to Mortimer Farms would not be complete without visiting their market, which offers a variety of freshly baked goods, including pies, cookies, and bread. Visit mortimerfarmsaz.com for more information and to purchase tickets. Marana Pumpkin Patch If you feel like heading south to the beautiful Sonoran Desert, the Marana Pumpkin Patch is a seasonal gem that brings the spirit of fall to the desert. Rows upon rows of vibrant orange pumpkins are ready to be plucked from the vine, and there is no shortage of entertainment for the whole family. Attractions include a petting zoo, corn maze, amusement rides, pig races, paddle boats, and a ride on their famous diesel train. You can also treat yourself to classic autumnal snacks like hot apple cider, caramel apples, and freshly baked pumpkin pies. Visit maranapumpkinpatch.com for more information and to purchase tickets. Whether you believe in the 'Great Pumpkin' or not, one thing is certainly true: there is no shortage of pumpkin patch adventures in the great state of Arizona. Happy Fall, my friends!
- Arcadia's Milk by Mom: Revolutionizing Infant Nutrition with Breast Milk Freeze-Drying
I'm thrilled to introduce you to a local business rooted in Arcadia, one that was born out of the determination and ingenuity of a dedicated mother. Allow me to introduce Tirza Jova, a mother of two, or should I say three, if we count her buisness born in 2022: Milk by Mom. This innovative venture specializes in breast milk freeze-drying services, with a mission to modernize the way we nourish breastfed infants, offering the convenience and flexibility of formula while preserving all the invaluable benefits of breast milk. The genesis of this enterprise can be traced back to Tirza's own experiences as a working mother in the corporate world, facing the intricate balancing act of maintaining a career while providing nourishment for her two daughters. It was during this period that she stumbled upon the concept of breast milk freeze-drying as a cutting-edge alternative to conventional breast milk storage and transportation. The convenience and nutritional superiority of this method were nothing short of astounding. Freeze-drying breast milk emerged as a superior solution for preserving vital nutrients and antibodies while ensuring its shelf-stability for an impressive three-year duration. I’ve spoken with many moms throughout the Arcadia community, it is clear that Milk by Mom was modernizing the way they approached travel with their infants. This remarkable service has drastically simplified and reduced the stress associated with carrying breast milk, making it as effortless as transporting formula. You can find Milk by Mom conveniently located at 3835 N 32nd St. #2, Phoenix, AZ 85018. For more details and inquiries, please don't hesitate to contact them at 480.906.6100 or visit their website at milkbymom.com.
- Welcome to this stunning, newer construction home nestled in the desirable Arcadia Lite neighborhood
4320 E Glenrosa Ave, Phoenix AZ 85018 Welcome to this stunning, newer construction home nestled in the desirable Arcadia Lite neighborhood, and perfectly situated within the sought-after Hopi elementary school boundaries. Built in 2019, this remarkable residence showcases an inviting open concept design adorned with stylish, yet timeless finishes. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of the gourmet kitchen, complete with top-of-the-line appliances, an R/O system, and the convenience of a pot filler for effortless cooking experiences. The exquisite wainscoting detail adds a touch of sophistication to the living area. Retreat to the luxurious master suite, boasting elegant white brick accents, French doors that lead to the serene backyard, and a spacious bathroom featuring double sinks, a vanity area, and an oversized shower. The three generously-sized guest bedrooms are all thoughtfully designed, with the largest offering a private ensuite bathroom. Discover the incredible outdoor spaces this home has to offer, both at the front and in the backyard. The front pavered courtyard provides ample room for entertaining, while the backyard presents a large covered patio and low-maintenance artificial turf, perfect for relaxed gatherings and outdoor enjoyment. The highlights of this property continue with the insulated garage featuring built-in cabinetry, epoxy flooring, and a mini-split system, ensuring optimal functionality and comfort. Indulge in the incredible lifestyle this location affords, with the convenience of being walking distance to popular Arcadia hot spots such as LGO, Ingos, and the highly anticipated Global Ambassador hotel. Embrace the epitome of Arcadia living in this residence. For more information or to schedule your private showing give me a call at 602-524-1030 or send me a DM on instagram: @Chrissy.Heller
- Art and Sol for Kids, for Family, for Community.
Have you considered an after school program for your child? If you are not already familiar with Art and Sol, please let me introduce you. Renee Werkheiser was a grade school teacher for 6 years when she started Art and Sol. She continued teaching 3rd grade at Hopi elementary for 4 more years while running the Arcadia Art and Sol program. Then, as a brand-new mom of 2, she opened her second "Central" location. Her third location (Scottsdale) was opened when her son was old enough to participate. This year, 2023, is the 20th Anniversary of Art and Sol! It is offered to school aged children between Kindergarten and 10th Grades. Boys and girls alike will meet one night a week in a local church for rehearsals where they build everything from friendships to confidence. Every child gets a part in each production. They make the smallest part feel like the biggest part for kids to be on stage. It culminates in a performance at the end of the semester in a REAL theater, on a REAL stage, complete with Costumes, Microphones, a Full Audience, Concessions, an Intermission...the whole experience! Below are 10 ways that I've see my children grow and benefit from Renee's program. Creativity and Imagination: Theater encourages children to use their imagination to create characters and stories. Confidence Building: Performing on stage can help build a child's confidence. It requires them to speak clearly, project their voice, and express themselves in front of an audience. Communication Skills: Theater helps improve verbal and non-verbal communication. Children learn to articulate their lines clearly and interpret body language and facial expressions. Teamwork and Collaboration: Putting on a play requires teamwork. Children learn to work together, coordinate movements, and rely on one another to create a successful performance. Empathy and Understanding: Acting often involves understanding and embodying the experiences and emotions of characters. This helps children develop empathy and a broader understanding of different perspectives. Problem Solving: Rehearsing and performing a play involves overcoming challenges, whether it's memorizing lines, blocking (movement on stage), or finding creative solutions to technical issues. Discipline and Time Management: Being part of a theater production requires commitment and discipline. Children must attend rehearsals, memorize lines, and be punctual. Cultural Appreciation: Through theater, children can explore different cultures, time periods, and experiences. This can lead to a greater appreciation for diversity and history. Emotional Outlet: Acting can be a way for children to express themselves and work through emotions. It provides a safe space for them to explore a range of feelings. Academic Improvement: Studies have shown that children involved in theater often perform better academically, particularly in areas such as reading, writing, and problem-solving. Renee offers a variety of schedules, and locations all which can be found on her website. Watch for summer camps as well. Check with her directly for scholarship opportunities. Whether your child is headed to the front of the classroom for a presentation, or to the big lights on Broadway NYC, Art and Sol is there to help! Kids will Act, Dance, Sing...and SHINE in Art and Sol. 480-540-9208 firstname.lastname@example.org