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.
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.
The Maricopa Community Colleges Governing Board unanimously approved the appointment of Steven R. Gonzales, Ed.D., as president of GateWay Community College, effective July 1. Gonzales has more than 15 years of instructional and administrative experience in higher education, including his current role as the highest-level academic officer for the Pinal County Community College District that operates as Central Arizona College (CAC). Gonzales earned his doctorate in educational administration in the top-ranked Community College Leadership Program from the University of Texas at Austin. He was awarded a University Preemptive Fellowship, as well as the John and Suanne Roueche Fellowship. He holds a master of arts in teaching mathematics and bachelor of science in secondary education – mathematics from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.
Tyler Petcher, a 2009 graduate of Mountain Pointe High School, graduated May 12 from the University of Illinois in Champaign, Ill., with a bachelor’s degree in chemical/biomolecular engineering. He has accepted a position in Illinois as a field service engineer at a wastewater and reuse company.
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.
There’s no denying that Richard Donner set the bar for the “Superman” franchise with his 1978 film. The icy landscapes of Planet Krypton, John Williams’ vigorous musical score, Christopher Reeve’s iconic performance, every aspect of Donner’s movie remains definitive. Since then, most interpretations of Superman have either drawn inspiration from or paid homage to the original classic. One has to give director Zack Snyder and producer Christopher Nolan credit for taking “Man of Steel” in the complete opposite direction. Where Donner’s “Superman” was light, funny, and colorful, “Man of Steel” is dark, serious, and brooding. The film presents a vision of Superman that’s new and bold with a satisfying payoff.
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