Tax aid volunteers needed

The city of Phoenix Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) campaign is seeking individuals who will become Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers. VITA volunteers help low-income-working individuals and families by preparing their taxes and claiming the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Volunteers are needed for the upcoming tax season. The IRS, in partnership with the city of Phoenix, will be conducting free training sessions from November to January at locations around the city.

For more information, call (602) 262-4520, e-mail to or visit


Wild Horse Pass Resort gets award

The Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa is proud to be among the top meeting facilities in the Western region to receive the sixth annual Platinum Choice Award for 2009 as voted by Smart Meetings’ readers and Smart Meetings’ editorial staff.

Smart Meetings magazine readers voted on thousands of properties based on firsthand experience and strict industry standards. The votes are submitted from across the country, rating properties on quality of ambience, amenities, facility quality, guest services, meeting spaces, restaurant and dining facilities, staff attitude, technical support and recreational activities. Only 100 properties are awarded this prestigious award. The Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa, located on the Gila River Indian Community, is a total destination resort showcasing the heritage, culture, art and legends of the Pima and Maricopa Tribes.


Tasting Ahwatukee registration open

Do you own a local business or restaurant and want to get in front of hundreds of new customers? Tasting Ahwatukee, an annual event sponsored by Mountain View Lutheran Church, showcasing local businesses and restaurants will be held Saturday, Feb. 20. Proceeds from the event go to the church’s youth programs. Last year, more than 2,000 people attended.

Businesses and restaurants are encouraged to sign up now while space is still available. Log on to to learn more, see photos from last year’s event and for all the forms to register. For more information, contact Chris Skarsten at 893-2579, ext. 127 or at


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