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I’ve made a habit lately of studying the Amish. I use the word “study” loosely as this is not a simple curiosity of mine or some kind of theological experiment. My exploration flows out of a deep respect and admiration for their faith and spirituality. We English (that’s what the Amish call us outside their communities) recognize them because of their familiar beards, horse-drawn buggies, fine woodworking, or barn-raisings, but there’s a lot more to this group than sturdy furniture and firm dispositions. They have a lively, vibrant faith despite their archaic lifestyles.
Ambassador Academy’s Summer Science Camp students partnered with Little Caesar to learn about the use and benefits of harnessing solar energy.
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.
I nearly fell out of my chair laughing this morning when I read the headlines that Pulte was offering a $1 million incentive for the other golf course. Pulte doesn‘t have a clue. It’s not just about the golf! It’s about the open space. That’s what we want to preserve in Ahwatukee. We don’t have enough, and if we build 200-300 homes near Warner and 44th Street, that is not creating more open space!
I received a mystery package recently, opened it up, and discovered a popular appetite suppressant inside. Sprinkle this magic powder on your food, the included literature instructed, and allegedly it would cooperate with your sense of smell to curb your cravings. And here it was in my hands — a whole box of the stuff. But I didn’t order it.
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.
We ask homeowners to be on the alert for door bags that contain a goldenrod flier, a petition and self-addressed envelope. To stop the changing or amending of the declaration which states that the property shall be used for no purpose other than a golf course.
Flooded with a wave of immigrants from Central America, the Obama administration announced Friday it will open new facilities to house families caught crossing the border illegally.
Ahwatukee resident Shonna Slayton will be hosting a book-signing this Saturday for her novel, “Cinderella’s Dress.”
Wanna slice of pizza with superheroes and fire engines on the side? Then head to Downtown Mesa’s June 18 Kidtastic Superhero Pizza Party at Queen’s Pizzeria & Cafe, 125 W. Main St.
Saying the busing is illegal, state Attorney General Tom Horne on Thursday threatened to sue federal officials for dropping off undocumented individuals in Tucson and Phoenix who were apprehended in Texas.
Claiming “systemic abuse” of children who arrive in this country alone, immigrant rights groups on Wednesday this morning the Department of Homeland Security conduct an immediate investigation.
Saying immigrant children being bused to Arizona may be being placed in danger, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery warned federal officials Monday they may be violating state child abuse laws.
As progress on Gilbert’s first four-year educational institution continues, one thing university officials are trying to do is blend the town’s aesthetic with a hint of their hometown.
On Wednesday, in the Bass Pro Shops at the Mesa Riverview Shopping Center, the Phillips family gathered with distant relatives in a meeting room upstairs. They had been told that a family member had won a raffle — lunch, a shopping spree and the opportunity to meet an unspecified celebrity, perhaps a country music star.
Hundreds of unaccompanied minors who entered the United States illegally through Texas are being shipped to Nogales, creating a problem there, an aide to Gov. Jan Brewer said Friday.
Just a few points prevented Nila Dhinaker from attaining her goal of reaching the top 40 in the nation’s most prestigious spelling bee last month. That leaves her a year to take a second shot at a more favorable outcome.
She still vividly remembers the day she went to fifth grade in the United States because it was the day that two boys slapped her across the face and laughed saying, “Go back to Mexico.”
Calling it unfair — and fearing loss of business — the state's solar industry called on Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday to overrule a decision by her Department of Revenue that the rooftop panels they lease are taxable.
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.
The signs are up and the campaign to get elected to the Tempe City Council is on.
Last week my son asked me a profound theological question: “Why did God make stinging bugs?” Stumped, I told him to talk directly to God about it. Pausing for just a moment to consider my inadequate answer, he countered, “You know I can’t talk to God; I’m not even dead yet!” In my son’s literal but complex 8-year-old mind, prayer does not qualify as “talking to God.” Thus, his many and variegated questions about the mysteries of the universe, the meaning of life, and the purpose of wasps and biting flies, will have to wait.
Here are two different ideas, which seem mutually exclusive but are both true: 1) This world is a broken place; yet 2) God is good. On the contrary, we might assume that if God is truly good then the world shouldn’t be a broken place.
Another school year is drawing to a close. If you have young children, you might be planning for their summer activities. But you also might want to look even farther into the future — to the day when your kids say “goodbye” to their local schools and “hello” to their college dormitories. When that day arrives, will you be financially prepared to pay for the high costs of higher education?
Brad Evans kept his sense of humor in a time of disappointment.