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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.
A new boutique in Ahwatukee Foothills has a focus on local vendors and unique gifts.
So here we are, December, again. As I get older it certainly seems to get here faster every year. I feel like I was just chatting with folks about what may happen in real estate in 2013. It turned out we had some interesting things happen here in our market. The year started off strong with lots of appreciation and a great demand from buyers. The buying frenzy continued through June until it sort of fell off a cliff in the summer. When we usually see the October pick up, the government shut down for three weeks and that changed the typical cycle for that time of year. We had a nice increase in buyer interest towards the end of the year and from what we can see now the spring season will be typical for our area.
To better assist with student learning, Kyrene de la Estrella Elementary School has been seeking student volunteering from its neighboring middle school, Kyrene Akimel A-al, to help out during morning lessons.
The state Game and Fish Department is spending about a million dollars a year in travel that may not be necessary or appropriate, state auditors reported Thursday.
Calling the findings legally unjustified, the state Forestry Division on Thursday is challenging the findings of liability and $559,000 in fines by state safety officials in the deaths of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots.
The U.S. Army All-American Bowl recently officially announced the assistant coaches for the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl with two area coaches being appointed.
Gov. Jan Brewer is willing to give Clarence Carter the benefit of the doubt about his culpability in more than 6,500 complaints of child abuse going uninvestigated — at least for the time being.
Tucked into the Forum at Gilbert Ranch on the northwest corner of Val Vista and Williams Field Road in Gilbert is Isabel’s Amor, a new mom-and-pop restaurant serving homemade Mexican food and craft cocktails.
When you live in this country you know that the three major sports are football, basketball and baseball. And while track and field is considered a minor sport in the U.S., I would argue that having a good foundation in track and field can truly help any athlete in his or her chosen athletic discipline.
A Phoenix man is offering a large reward for his two lost cats.
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.
On a Saturday morning in October, Gary Webb, president of OCJ Kids, drove an hour south to make a presentation to a tiny group in Ahwatukee about the charity’s efforts for foster children in Phoenix. Sheila Coonen, executive director of Connecting to Serve, which represents a collection of churches and organizations in Ahwatukee, reassured him that he wasn’t wasting his time with the very small group.
The Mesa Arts Center campus will turn into a virtual winter wonderland over the weekend for the city’s ninth annual Mesa Arts Festival.
Light displays around Ahwatukee Foothills can be seen in one night from the comfort of a bicycle during the JingleLIGHTS Holiday Bike Ride.
Valley residents of all ages will have the opportunity to attend presentations by local experts and learn about area resources at “Health & Wellness Connection 2014.” The special event will be on Sunday, Jan. 5 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Baisch & Skinner Wholesale Design Showroom, 525 W. Turney Ave. The forum will feature interactive educational sessions, an extensive exhibit area, door prizes, giveaways and entertainment.
Day two of the Bill Vanney/Tempe Diablo soccer tournament was not a good one for the Ahwatukee schools.
Unwilling to wait for congressional action, a first-term state legislator is attempting to clip the wings of the National Security Agency, at least in Arizona.
The wrestling season is a few weeks old.
There are so many variables when it comes to winning a state title in any sport.
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.
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.
Honey and Harve Kimmel of Ahwatukee announced the engagement of their son, Alan, to Belle Sigal, daughter of Reta and Bernie Sigal of Blacklick, Ohio.
Mountain Pointe wide receiver Jalen Brown left is among the candidates for Tribune Player of the Year for the Tribune coverage area.
The standards for athletic programs in Ahwatukee seem to be getting higher by the season.