Ahwatukee Foothills News: 2011

2011

Thursday 11/27/2014
ZooLights opens ‘bigger and brighter’ this year
Posted: November 27, 2014

ZooLights, one of the most popular attractions of the holidays in the Valley, opened for its 23rd year on Nov. 24.

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Foothills Baptist choir adorns Living Christmas Tree with music
Updated: December 02, 2014 - 1:25 pm

Foothills Baptist Church in Ahwatukee is gearing up to host its eighth annual Living Christmas Tree.

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Get your fix of fall foliage and snow even here in Arizona
Posted: November 27, 2014

I can hear the music playing in my head now and I’m singing along: “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.”

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Keep disaster away from your silent night
Updated: January 13, 2015 - 2:33 pm

The holidays are a busy time for everyone but whether you’re travelling, shopping or hosting the party, the Phoenix Police Department says there are simple ways to make it a little harder on criminals.

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It’s Christmastime for creatures too
Posted: November 27, 2014

Don’t ignore those big watchful eyes — your pets want Christmas gifts too.

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A holiday welcome
Updated: December 04, 2014 - 10:13 pm

As we open our homes to friends and family this holiday season, why not set the mood at the front door? I have designed these super cute door mats. They are really inexpensive and easy to make.

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13th annual Operation Santa Claus charity drive in full swing
Posted: November 27, 2014

There is truly an excitement in the air as the holiday season begins, but what about the families that need a little extra help?

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‘Nutcracker’ ballet instructor enjoys 15th annual performance through her daughter
Updated: December 08, 2014 - 5:02 pm

At 10 years old, Meghan Arena had tried several types of dance, but it was only when she auditioned for and performed in Ahwatukee Foothills Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” that she says she found her calling. Now, her 2-year-old daughter is ahead of the game — she appears to have fallen in love with ballet already.

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Let the sales begin! Arm yourself for the holiday shopping season
Posted: November 27, 2014

It’s Black Friday shopping season, and here we go again! Retailers are playing their games so they can get your dollars. As it was last year, Black Friday is not just one day, it is a season and it started in early November this year. There will be plenty more deals to come, but how do you know if a deal is a deal?

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Polish cookie Kolaczki was traditional part of holiday feast
Posted: November 27, 2014

I would have sworn they magically appeared, and there seemed to be a variety as widespread a box of 16 Crayola crayons.

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Protecting your kids around the holidays
Posted: November 27, 2014

My son is 17, so these days, he’s not likely to tag along with me as I go Christmas shopping at the mall.

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Check those receipts, save money this holiday season
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 6:51 pm

A lot of us are going to be doing a lot of holiday shopping in the next month. That’s why it’s even more important to keep a close eye on your receipts, and make sure the scanner is accurate.

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Corpus Christi choir spreads holiday cheer through multicultural concert
Posted: November 27, 2014

Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Ahwatukee is inviting the community out to enjoy some festive holiday music during its annual Christmas concert.

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A season of ‘thanks’ and ‘giving’
Updated: December 12, 2014 - 4:23 pm

The holiday season is my favorite time of year. As a mother, it’s even more special to see the sparkle and joy of this festive season through the eyes of my precious twin daughters.

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