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Finally, our weather has cooled so we can expand our living spaces to patios, gardens and backyards. After work and on weekends we can retreat outside to enjoy the warm days and cool evening breezes we look forward to from now until next May. Weekends mean we can invite family and friends over for those famous Arizona barbecues. Special celebrations can now be planned such as an assortment of parties, fundraisers or even an intimate wedding.
The Phoenix Boys Choir will perform the holiday concert “Sugar Plums and Jingle Bells” Dec. 13, 14, 16, 20 and 22 at locations across the Valley.
Wells Fargo will conduct a ground breaking ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 11, as it formally announces plans to double the size of its current facilities at the Ocotillo Corporate Center, 2600 S. Price Road. Wells Fargo will invest approximately $125 million to expand its current facilities by 410,000 square feet, which will allow the company to further invest in the community and bring more of its area team members to Chandler.
Historic homes in downtown Phoenix are rolling out their welcome mats this weekend.
Commuters passing the intersection of Warner and Rural roads are now seeing red. But wait, this is all in the spirit of honoring an ancient church tradition. Ahwatukee high-schoolers, Cam and Morgan Henson, members of St. James Episcopal Church and Preschool, wanted to recapture the red door tradition and remind everyone of the history behind those red doors. So they got to work transforming the entrance gates from dull desert brown to glorious red. Their parents, Larry and Lindley Henson, and friend, Ashley Czarsty, also pitched in.
The housing market continues its bumpy ride toward full recovery with more lurches, twists and turns than a roller coaster at the state fair.
Halloween has always been a time for people to go door-to-door decked out in their best costumes to receive the most amount of candy they can.
Porter Roofing Inc.
Phoebe Taylor’s 20-year-old suburban Atlanta ranch house began plain and “builder grade.”
Five years ago an occupational therapist was on her way back from work when her car rolled over into a ditch. She was partially ejected from her vehicle with a crushed thoracic spine, lacerated hip, broken leg and a severe head injury.
Consider custom furniture pieces next time you need to fill a special place in your home, instead of settling for limited choices or production furniture. Our lifestyles and furniture needs are ever changing as we add, subtract and replace those pieces that started with us when we had our first place. As the children come along we need to expand storage places for the clothes, collections, sports equipment, trophies, games, etc. into functional furniture pieces that can be customized to fit their needs. And when the children move out furniture again changes as we consolidate and compress to suit individual preferences.
Ahwatukee Foothills has a great mix of housing products from condominiums to million-dollar custom estates. The overall market has seen an incredible bounce back in the last 12 months. The “Luxury Market” was the last to be hit and has been the last to recover. You may wonder how this segment of the market fares in comparison to performance across median single-family homes across the Valley.
You want a better bathroom, but don’t want to put a drain on your finances? Worry not. This is one room in the house where little things mean a lot.
Dear Claudia: I am a resident of Ahwatukee and I used to read your columns in the Ahwatukee Foothills News. I appreciated all the design ideas. I am eager to know, when are you going to start again?
Scott Norgaard of Ahwatukee graduated cum laude from Rice University on May 11. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematical economic analysis.
The resurgent U.S. housing market has sent builders calling again for Richard Vap, who owns a drywall installation company. Vap would love to help — if he could hire enough qualified people.
As the saying goes, “Good things come to people who wait.” For some time I have been suggesting to anyone who is in the market for a new computer to wait a while for Windows 8 to be improved, and that time may be around the corner. This is welcome news to those of you who have had the misfortune of either purchasing a Windows 8 computer or have received a gift with the ill-fated operating system installed on a new computer.
Editor’s note: This is part three of a continuing summer series on the proposed South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway.
Arizona-based Maracay Homes recently spent $4 million to design new floor plans based on consumer requests in a post recession economy. Those new floor plans — the New Arizona Living Collection — include secondary living rooms that can be used as playrooms, laundry rooms by master bedrooms and expanded outdoor spaces, said Maracay President and CEO Andy Warren.
Our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution say the United States of America is a sovereign nation. Well, the UN and our progressive pols have other ideas.
Three high school students submitted three big ideas to the Ahwatukee Chamber Charity Foundation with hopes of being selected for a brand new college scholarship. On Wednesday the foundation presented a $4,000 scholarship to Spencer Elliott of Mountain Pointe High School, and a $500 scholarship to Josh Greene and Emily Pawlik, both Desert Vista students.
A walk through the Rose Garden at Mesa Community College (MCC) with its curator includes stops at roses named Chihuly, Julia Childs and Day Breaker. This decades-old garden continues to grow and bloom each year through the work of hundreds of volunteers — and they’re ready to share their expertise.
You may know him as one of the stars of the popular PBS series “History Detectives,” but Dr. Eduardo Pagán is also a Grand Canyon State native and history professor at Arizona State University.