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Invariably by the end of the year, Rick Carter’s students feel comfortable enough to ask the question they’ve been wondering since stepping into his Mountain Pointe chemistry class for the first time.
Due to last Monday’s huge storm, it actually rained on the inside of our house for awhile. Water found a way between floors and began to stream through the ceiling on the first floor while leaving soggy carpet in the room directly above. And I had just been feeling confident because our pool hadn’t overflowed.
There are 49 new homes proposed for a subdivision at the western end of Ahwatukee Foothills, but if the South Mountain Freeway is built as currently proposed, all of those lots will need to be purchased by the Arizona Department of Transportation.
It was, by my reckoning, a perfect day to sail. The thunderstorms of the night before had given way to a half-blue sky populated by enormous, billowing clouds and a stiff, northerly breeze that would facilitate sailing close-hauled the full length of the “chute.” The chute was a straight line down the middle of the lake where the wind was usually steady, unencumbered by trees and houses along the shoreline.
Arizona highway patrol officers, sheriff's deputies and other law enforcement officers arrested 582 people on suspicion of driving under the influence during the holiday weekend.
When buying or selling a home in Ahwatukee in the month of August, there are a few things you need to think about. First, if you are a seller, be prepared August is coming. Most schools in the area start back the beginning to the middle of August. This means many potential buyers are going to be super busy trying to get school supplies, back to school shopping, vacations completed, etc. They don’t have a lot of time to spend looking around, so make your place stand out. Think of a model home and start staging your home to look like one. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but just make your house the best looking your house can be. Ask your Realtor for some help in what you should or shouldn’t do, or hire a consultant or a stager; they will be worth the investment.
If you’re in a marriage that’s ending, you’ll need to gather certain financial documents to help you evaluate your assets and understand the financial position you’re in. Some of the information may be at your fingertips, but some might require sleuthing.
Here we are, deep in the Here we are, deep in the dog days of another summer. School is out, vacation days are being cashed in, and picnic baskets are being packed. Barbecues are firing, pools are splashing, and ice cream trucks are rolling. Meanwhile, thousands, yea millions, are taking to the great American highway.
The owners of the closed Lakes Golf Course have been pumping water out of the lakes on the property for weeks, and it will still be weeks until the lakes are dry, they said.
The East Valley Marines Detachment 1296 of Sun Lakes sponsored Marine Wounded Warriors on a seven day Alaska fishing trip.
Jackie Tucker turned around what could have been an extremely difficult day.
How strong is that pina colada? Depending on how it’s made, it could contain as much alcohol as two glasses of wine.
The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, have partnered to present the 2014 Arizona State High School Fishing Championship.
If you spent childhood summers on a northern lake, grew up lunching at diners and shake shacks, or took a college road trip, you’ll be all over the next big home décor trend: American Retro.
Urbanites nostalgic about childhood camping trips — or wanting to try tent camping for the first time — are often daunted by logistical challenges, like figuring out where to go and what to bring, and anxieties about diving headlong into the unfamiliar wilderness.
Family road trips are an important piece of our heritage, so it’s likely that most of us have a special road trip tucked away as a favorite childhood memory. Mine was a summer jaunt to visit family in Lake Stevens, Wash. Endless “license plate game” and “cyclops” hours later, and we arrived at our first main stop — Redwood National Park. As I unfolded myself out of our station wagon, I’ll never forget my jaw-dropping awe as I peered to look up at these giant trees kissing the sky. Although we camped only a night among the canopies of these behemoths, it’s that part of the two-week trip that was forever etched in my memory. As an adult and parent, state and national parks remain a favorite; there’s something about the unspoiled beauty and beckoning adventure that makes everyone feel like a kid.
Paddle the desert — no ocean required
The Phoenix Police Department joined a website in January as an effort to make neighborhoods safer after concerned residents reported several instances of burglary, solicitation and vandalism in their community.
In the beginning of their work together on "Noah," director Darren Aronofsky made Russell Crowe a promise: "I'll never shoot you on a houseboat in a robe and sandals with two giraffes popping up behind you."
MOBILE, Ala. — It's easy to miss some tasty seafood restaurants on Alabama's northern Gulf Coast: They're hidden on a string of islands and peninsulas in the Mobile Delta.
Often in doing research to write a book review, the story behind the story can be as interesting as the story itself. I found this to be the case in “The Light Between Oceans,” by M.E. Stedman. It began as a short story of 15,000 words written in three weeks. After sending it to an agent, the author was told it had the makings of a novel. So began Stedman’s intensive research on lighthouses, including a visit to the bleakness of Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse to find living inspiration for Janus Rock, the setting for her story off the Australian coast.
How has the economy affected bank lending?
When it comes to camping, hiking, fishing, kayaking and other outdoor pursuits, we’ll load up the car and drive all over the state. A giant expo spotlighting these and other hobbies will require us only to go as far as Glendale.
Unfortunately the state wrestling tournament for Division I and Division II couldn’t have been postponed any longer.