Introduction to Episode 2 of Season 2
Welcome everyone, this is the WOA Show on WOA TV. Season 2, Episode 2, Month number 3, second day of the month in the year 2023. In other words Thursday, March 2nd, 2023.
The WOA Marketplace is up and running with local AZ products for sale. In case you are just joining us here on the WOA Show. The WOA Marketplace @woamarketplace.com is an online store where you can find products and services for sale from local Arizona based businesses. All shops have been carefully curated by the team at WOA. Wondering what the heck WOA stands for, since there are so many damn anagrams to keep up with these days? Here, let me tell you, WOA stands for World Of Arizona, hence the WOA Marketplace contains only local AZ shops.
The 8th Annual Italian Festival
The 8th Annual Italian Festival held at Heritage Square in Downtown Phoenix is happening this Saturday and Sunday, March 4th and 5th. Hosted by the Italian Association of Arizona, the festival is bringin’ the festivities with food, music, gelato, desserts, art, jewelry, luxury auto display, Sbandieratori (zban∙ dee∙ ear ∙a∙ tow∙ ree) Asta (flag wavers) and so much more.
*General admission ticket pre-sale to the event are $10 online and $20 at the door. Kids 12 and under are free.
- Aroma Culinary – Costantino’s – D’Amico Cucina Italiana – Gelato Dolce Vita
- Guido’s Chicago Deli – L’Impasto – Little Italy of Scottsdale – Mamma Lucy
- Mi Amore Pizza – Mobile Pizza Company – Pasta Rea – Creations in Cuisine
- Re Di Roma – Pomo Pizzeria & Catering
- Caffio Espresso – Casa D’Erbe – Celias Balsamic & Gourmet Foods
- Lulu Sorbetto – Mamma Letizia – Marla’s Cupcakes
- Mediterranean Table – My Daddy’s Italian Bakery
- Queen Creek Olive Mill – Scrumptious
Mesa Is Open!
WorldofArizona.com has launched it’s 6th city! What does this mean? If you haven’t already checked out WorldofArizona.com, well please do so. Do it, do it now. WorldofArizona.com is a website that is what its namesake is. It focuses on the World of Arizona through a hyper-local-focused lens. Yes, I just made that up. But it doesn’t mean it’s not true. For each launched city, the site offers its visitors a place to find local things to do, local food, neighborhoods, local events, local links and city info, ways to support local with links to local businesses. Not to mention, a photo gallery to display all the wonderfulness that each city in AZ has to offer.
Exchange-O-Gram | #azwildflowers
Spring is coming fast! What better way to celebrate the arrival of spring than with beautiful photos of arizona wildflowers. It’s my understanding that the AZ poppy is full force bloom with it’s glorious orange color. And when we say full force bloom, this flower seems to be everywhere, including along side the roads and freeways as well as the beautiful Arizona parks.
The Food Section | Carolina’s & Moreno’s
Mexican food is our food theme this week and boy did we get to some good ones. Since World Of Arizona.com has opened up the City of Mesa, it seems only fitting to feature a few of Mesa’s best Mexican food joints. We brought our cameras so let’s take a look at our adventures.
National Old Stuff Day | Cooper’s Store
Thursday, March 2nd is National Old Stuff Day. What in the world is National Old Stuff Day you ask?
“National Old Stuff Day, on March 2, is the day when people across the country clean out their closets and garages, rediscover old treasures, and declutter their lives. Just in time for spring cleaning, National Old Stuff Day is a great opportunity to devote a day to tend to your closet, garage, attic, and other cluttered spaces that don’t get a lot of attention. But you don’t have to stop at things — maybe you want to change an old habit or try a new activity. Get creative with new ways to organize, appreciate, or get rid of ‘old stuff’ in your life!”
The List | Cactus League Spring Training Stadiums
Spring training is full force in the valley of the sun. Starting on February 24th through March 18th, 15 Major League Baseball teams ascend to the Greater Phoenix area to prepare for MLB regular season Opening Day on March 30th. So we’re going to take a look at all the different teams and stadiums the Cactus League hosts for spring training.
- Surprise Stadium – To no one’s surprise (pun intended) Surprise Staduim is located in none other than Surprise, Arizona. This stadium hosts two teams: the Kansas City Royals & The Texas Rangers.
- Goodyear Ballpark – Goodyear Ballpark is located in, you guessed it, Goodyear. Spring training home to the Cleveland Gaurdians & Cincinnati Reds
- Camelback Ranch – Staying in the west valley, Glendale, Arizona houses Camelback Ranch, the spring training stadium to the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago White Sox.
- Peoria Sports Complex – Yes, you’re correct in thinking the Peoria Sports Complex is in Peoria. The Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres share this location as their spring training facilities.
- American Family Fields of Phoenix – That last word pinpoints where this spring training facility is located. If you haven’t guessed it yet, the Milwaukee Brewers train at this stadium.
- Diablo Staduim – It seems fitting that a team with “Angels” as their mascot would play at a stadium with “Devil” in its name. Diablo Stadium is located in Tempe and is home to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
- Scottsdale Stadium – Scottsdale Staduim is in Scottsdale, AZ and is home to the San Francisco Giants.
- Salt River Fields at Talking Stick – Touting themselves as the #1 spring training facility, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale is a massive entertainment facility that hosts a myriad of events including a spring training home to Arizona’s very own Diamondbacks and their bitter rivals the Colorado Rockies.
- Sloan Park – It’s name is not an easy indicator as to where this particular stadium is located like some of the others. So, how ‘bout I just tell you. Sloan Park is located in Mesa and is the spring training home to the Chicago Cubs.
- Hohokam Stadium – Hohokam Stadium is located in Mesa as well and is home to the Oakland A’s. According to it’s logo, the stadium is relatively new and had it’s inaugural season in 2015.
Someday very soon Mother Nature will shine down on the Valley of the Sun and give consistent days of magical sunshine and warmth for us to enjoy spring training and all that this glorious state has to offer.