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Shannon Keller, managing director of The Artigue Agency, has been voted to a three-year term on the Valley Youth Theatre (VYT) Board of Directors.
It’s easy to imagine how the pitch for “Non-Stop,” the latest action thriller starring Liam Neeson, went down. “Okay, guys, how about this? It’s ‘Taken,’ but on an airplane!”
With the new year now in full swing, the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce continues to work to identify the programs and services that can best serve our business community. Like most businesses, we move steadily forward in pursuit of our goals.
The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce Women in Business seeks to enrich the community and its businesses through assorted programs and events.
More than 78 million strong, baby boomers are reaching retirement age (65) at a record pace — 10,000 per day, to be exact, according to the Pew Research Center — and living years longer than previous generations. By the time all the boomers will have turned 65 in 2030, 18 percent of the nation’s population will be at least that age, according to the research center’s projections. Compare that to the population makeup just four years ago, when a little more than 10 percent of Americans were ages 65 and older.
It was with great interest that we read the coalition of Gilbert leaders’ open letter to Town residents and businesses last week. We were encouraged that our community leaders had finally spoken out on the raging storm that threatens our Gilbert Public Schools.
Saying the legislation would be “unbelievably damaging” to the state, the head of a major economic development group is urging Gov. Jan Brewer to veto legislation expanding the ability of businesses to use their religion to deny services.
Ignoring pleas from business leaders, the Senate Education Committee voted 6-3 along party lines Thursday to bar Arizona from implementing the Common Core standards the state adopted just four years earlier.
Chandler Councilman Jack Sellers this week was confirmed as the newest member of the Arizona State Transportation Board.
“Revitalization” has become a buzzword for cities plagued with malnourished downtowns, a classification that fit Chandler more than a decade ago. Now, a little more than three years after it finished several construction projects and recruited businesses, the city is starting to see its efforts come to fruition.
After seven years of bringing people together, Sheila Coonen, founder and executive director of Connecting to Serve (CTS), has announced she’s retiring from full-time work with the nonprofit.
Homeowners associations are supposed to protect your property value, and maintain the common areas of a community. But many of you have let me know, that some HOAs are out of control — and you feel like you just can’t win.
The Arizona Department of Health Services is seeking public comments on new medical marijuana rules for the state that agree with a superior court’s ruling.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Ben Baldanza, the CEO of Spirit Airlines, leans over his kitchen table, takes another look at the board and plots out his strategy.
A House panel agreed Tuesday to stiffen penalties for those who abuse pets, but only after carving out what essentially amounts to special treatment – and looser regulations – for farmers and ranchers.
Shirley was born May 14, 1936 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix. Her father was Ralph Simmons (deceased) and mother is Lillian Stonescipher Simmons (97). Shirley was a true Phoenician and lived almost all her life in the Valley. Shirley met Hiley in orchestra at Phoenix Union High School in her junior year and they became high school sweethearts. They went on to Arizona State College, where they were music majors, and were married on June 24, 1955 after her freshman year. Her parents insisted that she complete one year of college, first. After her two sons were born, Ralph on April 26, 1956, and Tom on November 21, 1957, she resumed her studies at ASU with a career change to business, majoring in accounting. She also attended Gregg Business College.
The holidays are over, the calendar has turned a new page and, like many people, you find yourself with a renewed enthusiasm for self-improvement. According to statistics from the University of Scranton, nearly half of Americans regularly make New Year’s resolutions, with weight loss, organization and improved finances ranking among their top three goals.
Bert and Ernie jump rope and munch apples and carrots, and Cookie Monster has his namesake treat once a week, not every day. Can a Muppets mini-makeover improve kids’ health, too?
Saying that's what the residents want, a Southern Arizona lawmaker wants to let voters in Green Valley, Sahuarita and surrounding areas split away from Pima County and be annexed into Santa Cruz County.
A Senate panel voted late Monday to block state and local police from using information that federal agents obtained without warrants despite claims it could lead to Arizonans dying in terrorist attacks.
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Dr. Anna Battle, principal at Desert Vista High School, will be recommended to the Tempe Union High School District (TUHSD) Governing Board on Feb. 5 as the new assistant superintendent for district operations.
Let’s hope Charles Flanagan, the new director of Arizona’s Division of Child Safety and Family, fixes the former Child Protective Services (CPS) agency once and for all. It’s been broken for a multitude of reasons and for as long as I can remember. It’s hard to imagine the fix will come with the wave of a magic wand in the hand of the latest new director.