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The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation and Parker & Sons presented a $100,000 check to Special Olympics Arizona prior to the D-backs game on July 19. The funds were raised in a joint effort between the D-backs and Parker & Sons through online donations at www.dbacks.com/everybodywins.
With the average age of our properties here in Ahwatukee at around 20 years there seems to be a shift in what is most important to buyers out here looking to purchase. Ten years ago interior upgrades like granite counter tops, newer fixtures and flooring were on top of most buyers list when searching for a home. Top of the radar these days are big-tickets items that have reached their life span like roofs and air condition units. Another non-cosmetic item high on the list is energy efficiency such as newer windows and solar equipment.
The numbers on the thermostat don’t always add up — or cool down — to good news. Particularly this time of year.
The “Interrupteds” are remodeling, which is a pleasant way of saying that we have ripped off the back end of our house and have been single-handedly air-conditioning the neighborhood for the last month or so.
Authorities said on Wednesday that even if the air conditioning was working in a room at a Gilbert boarding facility where nearly two dozen dogs died last month, the air flow may not have been enough to keep the dogs alive.
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In the beginning there was dirt — and roads that were mere afterthoughts of other East Valley cities. For the most part, they didn’t lead to much of anywhere, as they dustily meandered west toward South Mountain.
Every single day we’re exposed to chemicals and toxins through the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the water we drink and in which we bathe. Over time, these toxins accumulate in our bodies.
Though the calendar won’t announce the official arrival of summer for a few more weeks, the Arizona heat already is settling in. Blasting the A/C may sound like a great plan, but it’s not so great for your energy use — or your wallet. From the air conditioner to the washing machine, a few adjustments can make a huge difference on your home and the environment. The grass will always be greener on your side of the fence with a little inspiration from these energy-saving tips.
This is the last weekend for families to see Valley Youth Theatre’s production of the Broadway musical “Peter Pan,” based on the children’s novel by J.M. Barrie about a little boy who never grows up. Here are a few things to keep in mind before you go.
I have a very low tolerance for temperatures above 85 degrees, so living in Arizona in summertime is a challenge. I have friends who love heat, the hotter the better, and it’s hard to understand that I’m not just complaining. Some days I really do feel like I am struggling to survive.
Watching and reading the news lately has been even more distressing than usual. It isn’t just the content, although that has been particularly grim. As one who grew up with Walter Cronkite every night, the news increasingly resembles a school playground with pre-teens shouting at each other.
I have experienced the Kyrene School District from many different aspects for the past 26 years. I was once a Kyrene kid and today I am a Kyrene parent and a Kyrene teacher. I proudly teach seventh-grade science at Akimel A-al Middle School. I have always been a Kyrene fan, but my loyalty and trust in the district has been strengthened immensely during this last school year. In November I was honored by the Arizona Educational Foundation when they named me one of their Educators for Excellence. In this role I have visited several districts around the state and met many teachers, administrators and parent leaders. The common theme when I meet someone new is how wonderful a district Kyrene is.
A historic World War II B-24J bomber plane, the only one of its kind still flying, is being preserved for generations to come thanks to the work of a team of West Coast detailers.
Changes in the state’s fireworks law are making more types of fireworks legal to use in Phoenix, but fire officials hope people will still choose to not light off any themselves.
Dust storms are a norm across the Valley, but with the dust swirling around the air many people don’t realize that it can potentially lead to contracting Valley Fever.
There’s no denying it, summer time is here. For the next several months, we’ll hop from one air-conditioned spot to another, in the never-ending quest to escape the scorching heat. However, living in the Valley of the Sun does have its rewards. Aside from stellar sunsets, we are fortunate to have myriad staycation opportunities right in our own backyard. In fact, Arizona is home to nearly 70 AAA Four and Five Diamond lodging properties alone. And, as the temperatures rise, room rates often plummet, making a stay at one of these luxurious resorts a bargain.
Books are doorways to adventure, trusted guides, and intimate friends — and there’s no better time to enjoy them than the blazing days of summer, especially if you’re an East Valley kid in need of air-conditioned entertainment.
I had my suspicions about this and now I know that I was correct. By living here in the desert where we have had a particularly nice winter, we miss some of seasonal symbolism of Easter. I visited my old homeland in Indiana last week where rebirth was evident. Although I had the coldest day of my winter there, family and friends I visited were speaking in cheerful, optimistic tones about the end of winter finally coming and the joy of warm spring days.
Spring is in the air — and so are seasonal allergies.
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The summer line up at Ahwatukee Children’s Theater (ACT) includes a brand new children’s musical, an educational classic and a high-energy rendition of “The Wedding Singer.”
In 2014, the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce is celebrating 20 years of excellence. The year will be filled with a variety of events, including the anniversary mixer on March 19. The chamber’s mission remains true today: to provide ongoing support, resources and community connections for businesses to succeed in meeting their goals.