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Liz is a sweet dog that’s a volunteer favorite. Liz rides well in the car, is low key and gentle. She is very gentle when taking a treat from your hand and then waits patiently for a possible second treat.
Breaking from the traditional teaching mold, Kyrene de la Estella Elementary School recently introduced iPads into three of its kindergarten class as tools for exceeding classroom activities and furthering the Kyrene Teaches with Technology Plan (KTTP) 2.0.
While it may be hard to imagine, soon we will be welcoming in a new year. As the clocks strikes midnight, many Arizonans will be able to celebrate having health insurance for the first time.
The Maricopa Community Colleges (MCC) are looking for a new governing board member to fill the seat vacated when Ben Miranda suddenly passed away in November. This seat will represent District 5, which comprises parts of Avondale, Buckeye, Glendale, Goodyear and Phoenix, as well as the Gila River Indian Community, Guadalupe, the Tohono O’Odham Nation and Tolleson.
Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert announced recipients of the 2013-14 Community Grants program.
Are you a member of the “Sandwich Generation?” This designation — which applies to people caring for their aging parents while supporting their own children — may be applicable to you if you’re either a younger baby boomer, born in the late 1950s or early 1960s, or an older member of “Generation X,” born in the mid-1960s. But any way you slice it, being in the “Sandwich” group is probably going to present you with some challenges, particularly of the financial kind — so you’ll need to make the right moves.
Every family looks forward to the day when the “big envelope” arrives in the mail announcing an acceptance into their child’s college of choice. After the rounds of congratulations and phone calls to family and friends comes the reality of financing four years of tuition, room, board, books and living expenses. How will you pay for college? Understanding the sources of college funding is an important component of your college plan.
For a teeny little girl Violet sure does have a lot of love to give. There’s pretty much nothing she doesn’t love. Her list of favorite things are: snuggling, playing with other dogs or a playful kitty, toys, going on walks, car rides, and hanging out with us humans at the local cafe. Violet is looking for a home with another young, playful dog, preferable close to her size. A home with daily walks and copious amounts of snuggle time are on Violet’s wish list, too. If you’re looking for a companion to join you on your travels up north to avoid the heat or trips to San Diego to enjoy the cooler weather, Violet is the dog for you. She is such a well behaved, easy going, loving gal.
Jalen Brown isn’t about to reflect completely even though he is only three weeks from graduation.
The UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle threw a huge bash to celebrate the first anniversary of the entertainment mecca on Nov. 16. The public was invited to enjoy specials throughout the day, free entertainment including live bands, kids’ activities, and special guest appearances by Arizona Rattlers players, Sidewinder Dancers, Booboo Stewart of X-Men Days of Future Past, Jon Proudstar, creator of Tribal Force Comic, the Yellowhouse Dancers, and more. Guests also had the opportunity to enter for a chance to win free movie tickets for a year. Miss Indian Arizona, Alyssa Garcia, was there to greet attendees of the anniversary event.
Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle threw a huge bash to celebrate the first anniversary of the entertainment mecca. On Nov. 16, the public was invited to enjoy $1 specials throughout the day, free entertainment including live bands, kids’ activities, and special guest appearances by Arizona Rattlers players, Sidewinder Dancers, Booboo Stewart of X-Men Days of Future Past, Jon Proudstar, creator of Tribal Force Comic, the Yellowhouse Dancers and more. Guests also had the opportunity to enter for a chance to win free movie tickets for an entire year. Miss Indian Arizona, Alyssa Garcia, was on-hand to greet attendees of the anniversary event.
Sali loves laps and will sit in yours for hours. She loves to go for walks. She is a very young Terrier and will need a bit of guidance. Even though she hasn’t had the best start to her life she still manages to have a smile that goes from ear to ear, and it is contagious. There is no way you can’t help but smile when you have this little girl by your side. She is learning how much fun toys can be. Sali enjoys the company of other dogs her size and seems to find comfort and confidence when she is with them. So another young active dog her size is necessary in her new home. Her new family needs to be one that is patient and willing to take the time to work with her. Sali is looking for a very active family that is ready to show her what it is like to be a loved member of the family.
The Perish of St. Benedicts is celebrating the end of a “year of faith” with a three-day outreach to the community focusing on how to balance faith with everyday life.
The Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC), located at Kyrene de la Sierra Elementary School, is on the verge of shutting down due to a decrease on enrollment.
The Marketplace is open for business! Or is it?
Freshmen, it’s not too early to start thinking about your college plans. Your first step is to build a strong resume. If you establish high standards and work hard, you will set yourself up for unlimited opportunities when you apply to colleges in the fall of your senior year. Here are some tips to get you started:
Darius is your typical Rottie. He has a wiggle butt, leans on just about any body part he can find, he loves to swim, is a very laid back, easygoing pal. Darius also knows some commands, listens very well, rides great in the car, likes to play with toys and likes to snuggle at night. Darius is a perfect gentleman in the house. He is house trained, never chews on anything inappropriate and despite his size he is great with people.
This year’s Palo Verde Award Gala is themed “Diamonds and Denim” — an elegant affair with cowboy flair. It will be on Saturday, Nov. 2, starting at 6 p.m. at Rawhide Western Town.
Joshua Brakensiek has been awarded $10,000 as a 2013 Davidson Fellow. Brakensiek’s mathematics project, “Bounds on the Size of Sound Monotone Switching Networks Accepting Permutation Sets of Directed Trees.” This research has potential applications in medicine, epidemiology, economics, and other fields that require complex data analysis.
Arizonans lacking insurance can now begin the process of purchasing their own through the recently opened health insurance marketplace.
Kyle J. Pitman, son of Ronda Pitman of Phoenix and James Pitman of Phoenix, recently matriculated as a first-year student at Hamilton College.
Manu Kondapi, a student at Horizon Community Learning Center in Ahwatukee recently returned from a week at NASA where she planned a robotics and radiation mission and experienced life as an engineer and scientist.
Now that iTunes Radio has shipped to millions of iPhone and iPad owners, does that mean you should delete Pandora? Not so fast, I say.
Susan G. Komen Central and Northern Arizona (Komen CAN Arizona) is accepting applications from Arizona nonprofit organizations for its annual Community Grants Program. The grants are one-year awards for community projects that provide education, community outreach and survivorship support; screening and diagnostic services; and/or treatment services to the medically under served, uninsured or under insured. Applications for the 2014-2015 cycle are due by Nov. 1.
If you lived in a comfortable home in 17th century France or 19th century England, your chairs might well have been embellished with nail-head trim. It was a clever, decorative way for craftsmen to secure materials to upholstered furniture.