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Alexander Ryan Jones, 19, of Ahwatukee, passed away Nov. 21. He was born on Dec. 30, 1993 in Fayetteville, N.C. He moved to Ahwatukee in October of 2000. He attended Kyrene Cerritos, Estrella and Akimel schools, and was a 2012 graduate of Desert Vista High School where he played football. He was an active participant with Horizon Presbyterian Youth Group and participated in several mission trips. He was currently living and working in Dallas, Texas. He was getting ready to go to Iowa in February with AmeriCorps.
It is only a few short weeks until Christmas and as I ponder about how to make this year’s event merry and bright, I thought I would share my ideas with you.
I had my conversation in my aunt’s car on a South Dakota road. I’m talking about starting that conversation about your family’s heart history.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton kicked off a statewide campaign in honor of World AIDS Day, reminding people to get checked and know their status when it comes to HIV/AIDS by placing a large banner on the side of City Hall.
During a gentle downward rain in Coral Gables, Fla., Ashanti Alise Woods Decker, J.D., who loves Jesus, was loosed of her silver cord, and her spirit returned to our eternal God and Savior Jesus Christ at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 10.
The Chandler Public Libraries have a series of different events for residents scheduled throughout the month of October.
Sandra Hopkins, 61, went to be with Our Lord and Savior, Sept. 22. Born March 16, 1952 in Oneonta, N.Y., Sandy was a compassionate, inspiring, radiant and loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, friend and mentor. She is survived by Bob, her husband of 30 years; daughters Casey (Aaron) Hopkins-Johnson and Delaney Hopkins; sisters Donna (Fred) Murray and Linda (Ron) Avolio; nieces and nephews, Allison (Murray) Covell, Michael Murray, Brian Ulmer, Daniel Ulmer, Matthew Ulmer and Katelyn Harrison. She was preceded in death by her parents, Geraldine and Richard Aldrich. We rejoice that Sandy is now pain free and with the God she loved and served.
In “Prisoners,” director Denis Villeneuve is allowed the privilege few lesser known filmmakers have these days: The chance to not only make a multimillion-dollar American movie with A-list actors, but to also see his vision to the end. It would have been easy for the studio to step in and dumb this material down to another Hollywood thriller. Watching the film, you feel nothing short of grateful that the project was helmed by Villeneuve, whose “Incendies” received an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film. Give him an intelligent script by Aaron Guzikowski in addition to a faultless cast, and you’ve got a recipe for one of the most distinctive crime dramas since “Mystic River.”
Parenting involves countless mundane decisions — dozens a day. But as any parent knows, the potential for tragedy stemming from a wrong decision is never far from the surface of the mind. What if they go out and get hit by a car? What if I look away and they drown in the current? What if they get kidnapped?
When an individual is passionate about a certain subject they will jump over as many hurdles as they can to be able to keep their passion alive.
The blink of an eye is usually involuntary. It’s ones that have purpose behind it that matter.
My wife and I left Iowa some 20 years ago to see the world. We lived in France, Japan and the UK before returning to America last December. We settled our family in Ahwatukee so our children could be closer to their grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. But we are deeply troubled that something went very wrong in our country while we were away. We don’t want our kids to be gun violence victims.
Growing up in Nigeria Victor Jakpor said he didn’t notice the poverty of his village.
A spider crawls up the leg of 18-year-old India Stoker (Mia Wasikowska) early in Park Chan-wook's English-language debut, "Stoker," and she regards it passively, intrigued.
It’s no surprise that Chelsea Bain has been attending NASCAR races since she was 5 years old. Her dad, Emmett “Buddy” Jobe, brought NASCAR to Phoenix International Raceway in 1987. Now, Bain is more involved in NASCAR than she ever has been, but not as a spectator — as a rockin’ country musician.
Eugene (Jordan Abrams) talks to his cousin, Laurie (Isabel Potter), and aunt, Blanche (Chloe Clark), during rehearsal for "Brighton Beach Memoirs" at Mountain Pointe on Friday, Feb 15, 2013. The play will run from Thursday to Saturday.
Vintage dishware doesn’t have to gather dust in the china cabinet.
Dion Jordan’s return to Arizona to play in the Fiesta Bowl was going to be just that.
As we consider New Year’s resolutions, I gladly share a story of Violet Jerome, a family friend who knew the secrets of keeping the Christmas spirit alive, year-round. Come to think of it, with our nation trapped in moral chaos, her story needs to be shared across the land.
Jonathan M. Joseph of Grand Blanc, Mich., 25, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 at Hurley Medical Center. He is the son of former Ahwatukee Foothills News publisher Jason Joseph.
More than 40 blue, gold and white balloons floated to the sky above Desert Vista High School’s football stadium Saturday as family, friends and loved ones gathered to remember the life of Matthew Swift-Kraemer.
Loss has never come easy for me; be it in cards, a high school sporting event or on a personal level.
Aven Morego, 4, sits on his Aunt Ana's lap during the public policy meeting on the Loop 202 at 4545 East Chandler Blvd on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. Ana Morego was there to protest the building of the Loop 202.
It’s the holiday season and time for the obligatory “pep talk” to get you through without a lot of weight gain. But I just can’t bring myself to bore you with another “holiday tips and tricks” article. Frankly, we all know pie is a lot of calories, getting drunk usually leads to regret, and no one “deserves” cheese balls on tooth picks.
More than 6,000 participants walked, ran and strolled with their dogs in downtown Phoenix last month to raise $327,379 for 19 Valley-based HIV/AIDS service providers.