Perhaps you have noticed that the summer months in Ahwatukee can be particularly slow, if you own a store here you are probably VERY aware of that fact. Many people head out of town for long periods of time and fewer people show up at your shop. I recently realized how much this downturn affects the stores in Ahwatukee.
The wonderful thing about discovering an author you enjoy who writes a series is the anticipation of the next book ... just knowing that as you turn the last page there is another good book on the horizon. And if you discover them after the series has been around a while, you can eagerly go from one book to the next with the characters you have come to love.
Desert Vista’s marching band is gearing up for another award-winning year. This past year, the band clinched its second championship title, leaving both band director Josh Thye and his students hungry for another. The past season marks only the third time Arizona has had a marching band state competition, and the Thunder has only lost the championship the first year it was held in 2009, where they were still awarded the second place trophy.
"Savages” is a much better movie than it could have been mainly thanks to the gifted directorial talents of Oliver Stone. In the hands of somebody like Michael Bay, this easily could have been another soulless, meaningless summer blockbuster like “Bad Boys II.” Stone however, manages to tell a compelling story about a Mexican drug cartel with effective violence and characters. The film probably won’t go down as one of the preeminent outings from Oliver Stone. As an entertaining B-movie with no shortage of attractive stars though, “Savages” is ultimately a success.
Orangetheory Fitness is having a grand opening for its new Ahwatukee location next week. The event will provide workout demonstrations, food, a raffle, and more. In addition, the first 50 people to arrive will receive gift bags full of fitness-related material.
A weight-loss product has me shaking my fist in the air, again. The bad ones are like cockroaches — a scourge in my plight. Just when I feel like I’ve stomped them all, there’s another. You think I’d tire of these fits, but alas.
It can sometimes be a challenge to spark interest in kids, especially the younger ones, to keep them at school after the final class bell rings. But it is a challenge the after-school teachers and coaches look forward to conquering at Kyrene schools across the district.
It’s time to crimp your hair and don your acid washed jeans — “Rock of Ages” is coming to Phoenix on April 12. Featuring the music of Bon Jovi, Styx, Poison and more, cast member Wesley Faucher promises you’ll be dancing in the aisles before the curtain comes down.
It is a Tuesday afternoon and Samantha Spinelle sits crossed-legged on the cool, concrete floor of her office. A small, tan dog named Finn is folded into her arms. She strokes her hand over an angular body that is comprised of little more than skin stretched taut over bones. The warm cocoon of her embrace and soft caress is pure torture. In his world humans are not good. If only he could crawl back under her desk and make himself one with the hot-pink dog bed where he was safe just moments ago. Eyes fixed at some point beyond the gray wall, he is frozen, save for the slight, involuntary shudder that comes with each touch.