First-grade teacher's assistant Sonja Tinsley helps incoming student Isabelle Nguyen complete her classroom scavenger hunt during meet the teacher at Horizon Community Learning Center on Thursday, July 24, 2014. In the doorway, Heather Wallace and her son, Keegan, also work on the scavenger hunt.
Admitting the law is unconstitutional, state election officials agreed Thursday to stop enforcing a requirement for statewide candidates to get signatures on nominating petitions from voters in three counties.
Hospice of the Valley is seeking volunteers to assist patients at Phoenix locations. The agency is holding four volunteer orientation sessions 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 2, 9, 16 and 23 at the agency’s administrative office, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix.
Furniture Bank, Inc., in Ahwatukee has been assisting families around the Valley furnish their newly acquired home for the past two years, and the charity plans to double its initiatives after receiving it 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.
While “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” was a surprisingly enjoyable reboot/sort-of prequel to the 1968 classic, the film at times came off as a trial run. It seemed like the filmmakers had a grander, richer story they wanted to tell but had to lay the groundwork first. Now that the exposition is out of the way, they’re free to tell that grander story in “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.” Like “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” the latest “Apes” film is a perfect example of how to make a sequel. It couldn’t have come at a better time considering how “Transformers: Age of Extinction” brought the summer season down a whole letter grade a couple weeks ago.
Fourth- through eighth-grade students at St. John Bosco Catholic School scored exceptionally well this spring in the subjects of math, reading and language on the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test.
Laura Ethington of Ahwatukee will participate in the CoOPERAtive Program, an opera training program at Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, N.J., this month. She is one of 23 singers selected from hundreds from around the world who auditioned to be a CoOPERAtive Fellow.
ABC15 has announced the Summer of Service awards, available to Arizona children and teens. The award program recognizes young people who are creating lasting, positive change through service to others. Applications will be accepted until July 31.
The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce thanks the many volunteers who assisted us in putting together this year’s Red, White and Boom fireworks celebration. These volunteers give up their family time for the good of the community, and we are grateful for their help! Presented by Vision Community Management at the Ahwatukee Country Club, the Chamber is proud to continue this 39-year Ahwatukee tradition.
The Ahwatukee Foothills News hosts a forum with the Kyrene Justice Precinct Justice of the Peace candidates Darryl Jacobson-Barnes and John McComish.For more from this forum, see our playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8ZTVzyUoWKlKPglHroNHEnyT5gFlA8nF[Video: Vincent Cota/Ahwatukee Foothills News]