An invitation from a friend eight years ago is all it took for Ahwatukee Foothills resident Teresa Akrish to get involved in the YMCA’s Outrea…
Editor’s Note: Phoenix police remind all residents to leave nothing in your car when it is parked outside. If something must be left in the ca…
Drawing a small but receptive crowd to its east parking lot on Friday evening, the Ahwatukee Recreation Center hosted a flag retirement ceremo…
Sometimes it’s best to start out small and work up to something bigger.
Volleyball was Kyle Pitman’s secondary sport, but it was hard to tell with his effort and influence on the court.
Melissa Kahn has the regular season down.
Jaycob Brugman hasn’t even played his first game with the Oakland A’s organization and he is already counting down the days until the season ends.
Seven Ahwatukee eighth-graders received $100 Barnes and Noble gift certificates for outstanding community service. The Ahwatukee Kiwanis Club makes these awards each year. This year’s recipients are: from Centennial, Shauntel Thomas and Gabriel Barragan; from Akimel A-al, Alyia Poplawski and Erisa Freund; and Altadeña, Kristin de Jesus, Colt Sample and Thomas Luke Heywood. These awards are given to students for outstanding service to their school and community.
Nancy Zguda, 92, of Phoenix passed away on May 29. She was born on Feb. 19, 1921 in the Bronx, N.Y., to Amelia and Joseph Conforti. Nancy is pre-deceased by her brother, Albert; sister, Margaret; and her beloved Henry, to whom she was married to for 43 fun and loving years. Together they were involved in many activities with the Ahwatukee Recreation Center. Nancy loved a good game of tennis, a shared joke with friends and always a glass of wine. She was a fun, vivacious woman of strong faith, and an accomplished artist who sold many of her paintings. She is survived by many friends, and extended family of four nieces and their families. A memorial mass will take place at 9:30 a.m. on June 25 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 3550 E. Knox Road, with a reception immediately following at the Ahwatukee Recreation Center, 5001 E. Cheyenne Drive. Donations in Nancy’s honor may be made to Reflections Hospice, 1840 E. University Road, Mesa, AZ 85203.
The Ahwatukee Foothills Cub Scout Pack of Wolf Den 2, Pack 178 has donated and planted a Chinese oak tree as their way to earn a Conservation patch. They have been using Pecos Park this year as a meeting place and the boys wanted to give back by planting this tree. The Bears are second-graders. The scout leaders are Chris Grosjean and Brenda Covarrubias.
Here it comes again — that deep longing to go home. I usually get homesickness in faster rolling waves as the weather heats up in the desert, and I’m really looking forward to our trip to Wisconsin this summer.
Compared to other basic cooking techniques, grilling is hard: the temperatures are high, timing is crucial and slight differences in the thickness or wetness of the food can dramatically affect how quickly it cooks.
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