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The 39th Red, White and Boom Fireworks show was canceled Thursday night as a dust storm came through the area about two hours into the festivities.
While the Fourth of July is a great time to enjoy the outdoors and socializing with neighbors, local animal experts warn to leave the furry family members at home.
HERE: Ahwatukee Red, White and Boom
More fireworks are legal to use in Phoenix this year, but that doesn’t mean they’re safe.
Manu Kondapi a senior at Horizon Honors High School has been awarded a National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarship for 2014-2015. Kondapi will study Hindi in India for the summer. The NSLI-Y program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students to learn less commonly-taught languages in summer and academic-year overseas immersion programs. The State Department offers approximately 625 students per year the chance to study Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian, or Turkish overseas through NSLI-Y
Lauren Dudley, a junior at Desert Vista High School, will be enjoying her summer vacation by studying abroad for six weeks in China.
Recently, I came across the quote from the Chinese philosopher Lao-Tze: “Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become your character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.”
New York • Stocks were moving lower in morning trading Monday following the release of a closely watched report that showed an unexpected slowdown in U.S. manufacturing last month. The market is coming off record highs last week.
Teaching Chinese can be forced or presented in an unnatural way. We found a method of teaching behaviors, building upon a child’s natural curiosity, using hands on materials, teaching through multiple senses, and other fantastic philosophies in a pedagogy called Montessori. However, we couldn’t find an effective educational program in Arizona that teaches Mandarin Chinese. So Ling obtained a job at an International Montessori School in Hong Kong and we packed our bags and moved to Hong Kong.
Changes in the state’s fireworks law are making more types of fireworks legal to use in Phoenix, but fire officials hope people will still choose to not light off any themselves.
Eleven students from the Chinese Mandarin program at Seton Catholic Preparatory received Young Leadership and Talent Awards presented by Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton during a 35th anniversary ceremony of the Phoenix and Taipei, Taiwan Sister Cities relationship. The Seton students were honored recently at a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new exhibit at Phoenix City Hall by Master Chen Yang Chun, a Taiwan national treasure artist.
Every month a special group of teens and young adults gets together in Ahwatukee to do something good for the community and for each other. What they offer the community is selfless giving, but what they offer each other is friendship and acceptance unlike what they experience in the outside world.
To paraphrase Sarah Lee, nobody doesn’t like peanut butter. Unless you are a poor unfortunate soul who is allergic to peanuts. For now, let’s go with the joy of eating peanuts and especially the awesome joy of peanut butter.
The Inagural Mayor’s International Gala coming up on Thursday promises to be a night full of culture and diversity.
Scooby, a 5-year-old Chinese Shar-Pei/Mix, already knows the “sit” and “down” commands and would love to learn more, especially if there are treats involved. Scooby is a pretty big guy right now so lots of daily exercise would be good so that he can be ready for any adventure that comes along. He loves everyone he meets, but some dogs can overwhelm him so please bring any dogs in the home down to meet Scooby. He is neutered and is adoption price is $175.
When it comes to shepherd’s pie, there are those who tow a rather strict line, and there are those who go with the comfort food flow.
Dancing dragons, presidential poems and Chinese songs came together Wednesday during Coronado’s ACE assembly, which recognized leadership and an increasing appreciation of other cultures.
Students at Coronado Elementary School celebrated Presidents Day and the Chinese New Year. [Courtesy Higley Unified School District]
"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” We’re hearing this wonderful admonition a lot these days. Apparently, the original source is an old Chinese proverb, one more importation from America’s trading partners and it’s a good one.
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?
It’s not often that I can say First Lady Michelle Obama and I run in the same circles, but this is OUR year! You may have noticed that recently, the First Lady celebrated her 50th birthday; she is a fellow 1964 birthday. Yes, I am admitting it, this year I will also be celebrating my 50th birthday — although a few months away yet.
I think I am not alone in growing so tired of Don Kennedy’s “rants” in the AFN. Surely there has to be a more productive and community-embraceable dialog than his extreme “right-wing” discourse and that of the opposing Nancy Pelosi-ish left. The best thing for our country is for those of us in the moderate middle to take back the discussion and elect public servants who will serve the interest of the vast (and too-often silent) majority of our citizens.
Best Asian Food/Sushi
Business leaders wanting to learn more about incorporating interns into their business can learn from the experts on Tuesday, Jan. 21 during the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Luncheon.