Some attaboy-style news and notes this week:
• Congrats to Al "Dick" Perry and the rest of the Project White House candidates who made the Feb. 28 Arizona presidential primary ballot. You can read more about the candidates in The Skinny this week, and in these pages over the next several weeks.
Meanwhile, it's amusing that former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman did not make the Arizona ballot, even though an average fourth-grader could fill out the nomination form properly. What an embarrassment for his campaign (or lack thereof).
• Props to Margaret Regan and Linda Ray for all of their amazing work on this week's Spring Arts Preview. As I have mentioned in this space before, getting advance information out of many local arts organizations is surprisingly difficult, and while I am sure there are events out there that we somehow missed, Margaret and Linda did an amazing job of gathering good information about the next five months of arts in the Old Pueblo. All of their hard work is greatly appreciated.
• And finally, a shout-out to the Green Fields Country Day School's girls' basketball team, who will become the first small-school team to play in the Martin Luther King Basketball Classic, at McKale Center, at noon on Monday, Jan. 16.
The team's coach is none other than Tom Danehy, and over the years, he's dragged my butt to several Green Fields games. While I won't be able to be there on Monday to root them on against Fort Thomas (Note to Tom: Some of us have real jobs!), I wish them the best of luck. Go Griffins!