ahwatukee.com on Facebook
- Main Street
Arts & Life
- Special Sections
Lucky Duck Consignment, a seasonal children’s consignment sale in Ahwatukee, recently donated children items to benefit Tempe Union High School District’s Teenage Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting (TAPP) program, which assists teenage parents in the district.
Isadora is a beautiful adult girl rescued as a stray several years ago and adopted out from Friends for Life. She was recently picked up by a Good Samaritan who had seen her roaming the neighborhood for several months. The people noticed that she was increasingly matted and looked to be bleeding from her back end. They took matters into their own hands, taking her in and getting her to their vet for immediate treatment, which they paid for out of their own pocket. At that visit the veterinarian scanned Isadora for a microchip and sure enough found one registered to Friends for Life. So, back Isadora came to continue her treatment and find a new home … one this time where she can spend the rest of her life in.
As the Desert Vista cross country non-participants went through their traditional roll call of names as the Thunder competitors toed the starting line at the state meet, there was one name that probably shouldn’t have been heard.
If you don’t already think the people who produce television news are evil, you likely will after watching “Nightcrawler.” The Nightcrawlers, as the movie calls them, are the people who film the aftermath of car wrecks and shootings then sell the footage to news stations. It’s a pretty bleak job when you think about it, recording people in pain, never offering them a helping hand, and profiting off their misery.
HERE: Karaoke Thursday
A driver suspected of DUI has killed another Arizona police officer. It’s become an all-too-common occurrence where a police officer is either seriously injured or killed by a DUI driver.
The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce is the heartbeat of our business community. What does this mean, you might ask? It has two meanings to me. First, if you are a local small business owner and you are already a member, do yourself a favor and take the time to review all the benefits that your membership has to offer. The chamber is there to help get your business exposed along with making you aware of local political issues, available workshops that will better your business practices and help you get connected through networking events and expos, just to name a few. I have been a member of a chamber for over 25 years and I will say personally this is the most rewarding way of getting connected with so many great people, which has been incredibly valuable in the growth of my current real estate business.
The American Red Cross has a series of blood drives organized in the East Valley heading into the holiday season.
The city of Phoenix Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) participated in National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, Oct. 19-25, to raise awareness of the consequences of lead poisoning among parents and pregnant women who live in homes built before 1978.
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to make a point to give blood before the busy holiday season arrives.
A medical marijuana card is not a get-out-of-jail-free card for motorists found with active components of the drug in their system, no matter how little, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.
This Halloween, lighten things up with luminaries. There are lots of quick, do-it-yourself projects to make the flickering lights that welcome partiers or trick-or-treaters.
Facing a lawsuit they appeared to be losing, state prison officials have agreed to improve health care for the more than 34,000 inmates in their custody.
It’s easy to get caught up in how well Mountain Pointe and Desert Vista volleyball are doing. The two rivals compete at the highest level, Division I, and their teams are perennial contenders for state championships.
You’d think this past decade’s vampire fad would have brought us a number of movies starring Dracula. Strangely enough, however, everyone’s favorite public domain vampire has been missing in action as of late. That’s what happens when you choose to do films like “Dracula 2000,” “Van Helsing,” and “Blade: Trinity.” Dracula should stay cozy in his coffin because “Dracula Untold” isn’t going to reboot his film career. As badly as he needs a comeback, this is one Dracula story that should have remained untold.
As women transition into menopause, known as peri-menopause, hormone levels can be all over the board. Some women sail smoothly into menopause experiencing little if any symptoms at all, while others suffer physical, emotional and psychological symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, newly-found belly fat, insomnia, moodiness, anxiety, hair loss, cognitive changes, joint pain, and decreased or totally absent libido.
Estrogen dominance and estrogen dominant cancers such as breast and prostate cancer are fueled by estrogen overload. Although there are numerous reasons why women predominantly experience estrogen dominance (use of birth control, menopause and pregnancy), millions of men, children and teenagers are increasingly affected by estrogen dominance due to their diet, lifestyle choices and the environment.
How would you like to have more energy? Sounds like a dream, right? It’s possible to make that dream come true if you’re willing to make a few dietary changes. It helps to understand the foods that naturally give your body more energy and which foods drain your energy.
HERE: Blood drive at Desert Vista
United Blood Services has a series of blood drives set up throughout the East Valley for the rest of the month.
>> This information is provided in community partnership with Harkins Theatres. For showtimes, theater locations and tickets, go to HarkinsTheatres.com.
During National Preparedness Month in September experts, are warning people everywhere to get prepared for the unexpected.
Words are powerful creatures. Sometimes sleek and smooth, sometimes coarse and rough. Once they’re out there, we can’t snatch them back, tame them, or change them. Of course, not all words are hurtful or intended to wound. But words that hurt can kill us slowly and painfully, like a torturer. They cut away at our confidence, they eat up our self-esteem. While we might be able to maintain outward façade of normality, we inwardly shrivel and die. In those hidden depths, we can look and feel like “The Scream,” by Edvard Munch.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will host a blood drive in Chandler to honor 9/11 victims on Sept. 13.
Several of our East Valley Marines loaded a donated electric wheelchair onto a trailer and delivered it to PowerPaws in Scottsdale. One of PowerPaws’ missions it to provide highly skilled assistance dogs to veterans with disabilities. The wheelchair will be used to assist in the training of the dogs, who need to be familiar and at ease with any situation.