Monday, June 10, 2013 10:56 am
The Kyrene Akimel A-al Middle School wind and percussion ensemble members became stars of their own Disney show on April 25, when they entertained visitors at the Disneyland Resort. They traveled from Phoenix to the Disneyland Resort in California to take part in a Disney Performing Arts Program.
Sunday, June 9, 2013 1:20 pm
Dr. Amy Puls and Dr. Peter Pinto of Ahwatukee Foothills announce the upcoming wedding of their son, Johnny Pinto, to Dr. Chelsea Dinner. Parents of the bride, Dr. Alan and Anne Dinner, reside in Indianapolis, Ind.
Saturday, June 8, 2013 7:40 am
Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) honored their 10th annual Teal & Silver award recipients during a breakfast event at the college’s Williams Campus on May 7 at the Student Pavilion Center. Nine winners were recognized for their efforts and support of CGCC students, employees, programs, services and the college community.
Friday, June 7, 2013 6:57 am
Janet Liffiton passed away peacefully on May 18. She resided in Ahwatukee and is survived by her daughter, Nancy Breon, and husband, Mike, of Kailua, Hawaii; son, David Bartram, and wife, Tamie, of Poway, Calif.; niece, Kim Rolfe, and husband, Rick, also of Ahwatukee, as well as several nieces and nephews scattered across the East Coast.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 10:06 am
Thanks to the Ahwatukee Chapter of the National Charity League (NCL) active seniors at Mountain Park Senior Living now have one more activity to get their heart rates pumping — a new ping-pong table.
The Ahwatukee Foothills Chapter of the National Charity League (AFNCL) presented Michelle Major, director of fun for Mountain Park Senior Living Center, with a check for $500 on May 9. Traci Tartaglio, Lauri Branch, and Katie Branch of AFNCL were on hand to present the check to Major and a few residents.
The AFNCL is a mother/daughter organization for girls from seventh grade through high school graduation. This 300-plus member organization participates in volunteer work across the metro Phoenix area. AFNCL’s mission is to strengthen the bonds between mother and daughter through the spirit of volunteerism, and has enjoyed a thriving partnership with Mountain Park Senior Living Center.
Tartaglio participates in AFNCL along with her daughter Bailee.
For more information, visit www.nationalcharityleague.org/nclahwatukee.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 9:18 am
Katlyn Youngblood, a sophomore early childhood education major from Ahwatukee Foothills, was among approximately 1,500 Bob Jones University students who were named to the spring 2013 dean’s list. Bob Jones University is located in Greenville, S.C.
To qualify for the dean’s list, students must earn a 3.0 GPA.
Sunday, June 2, 2013 10:32 am
Ahwatukee residents Dan and Lisa Roger announce the engagement of their daughter, Kate Roger, to Graham Lerner, son of Paul Lerner of Chicago and Victoria Olson of Bradenton, Fla. The wedding will be on Sept. 14 in Chicago.
Sunday, June 2, 2013 9:12 am
Gayle Dorothy Hadden (nee Buff), 67, of Ahwatukee and formerly of Wayne, N.J., passed away peacefully at home on May 27, surrounded by her family. Gayle worked for J.P. Morgan Chase for many years.
She grew up in Lyndhurst, N.J., and had lived in Wayne since 1968 before moving to Phoenix 20 years ago. Gayle was a 4-H leader, a Remax Realtor, a member of the Pompton Falls Fire Co. 3 Women’s Auxiliary in Wayne, a nursery school assistant, and a member of the Junior Women’s Club and PTA.
Gayle’s interests included sewing, knitting, golf, cruising in her convertible, great music, laughing much and having a great time. She loved traveling and loved life.
Gayle is survived by her husband, John J., of Ahwatukee; her children, Kimberly Hadden Massie, Robin Hadden, Christopher Hadden, all of Arizona, John Hadden of Hardwick, N.J.; eight grandchildren; and two brothers, Harold and Alan Buff.
Friends may visit with the family at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne, N.J., on Sunday, June 2 from 2 to 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 1, 2013 3:12 pm
Jocelyn Botero, a 2009 alum of Mountain Pointe High School, has graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. She is currently employed in the production department at Clear Channel Media and Entertainment.
Saturday, June 1, 2013 9:32 am
Bethany Christian School’s board of directors announced a change in leadership after Barbara Hunsaker informed them that after 13 years, she’s ready to move on.
The new administrator, Kary Sterkowitz, will be returning to Arizona after having spent the last nine years as a school administrator in El Cajon, Calif.
Sterkowitz will be on campus starting June 10.