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Looking up at the headshots on the wall, Wanda Manville carefully goes over almost each photo, explaining the dancer’s name, background and where they are now. I suddenly realize that Manville, the 74-year-old owner and director of Tempe Dance Academy, has a genuine personal connection to each of the faces displayed on the wall.
Mountain Pointe High School invited the Ahwatukee community for a chance to see the judicial system at work as it hosted two oral arguments presented by the Arizona Supreme Court in the school’s auditorium on Tuesday.
Ahhh, it’s that time of the year again. The holiday traditions take us home for the holidays to reunite with parents, siblings, cousins and old friends. Often this experience is joyous and as it should be, a time to appreciate one another, reminisce about the past and enjoy food, wine, gifts and conversation.
Wanda Manville, director of the Tempe Dance Academy, is putting on the annual Christmas show at Chandler Center for the Arts — inspired from one of the dance company’s trips to Europe.
There was a disc jockey, a pig, and not nearly enough blankets to combat the cold.
The State Board of Education recently voted to appoint Christine M. Thompson as executive director for the organization. Thompson succeeds Vince Yanez who announced earlier this month that he will leave the post to accept a position at the Arizona Community Foundation.
After an extensive search and multiple interviews, the Ahwatukee Recreation Center’s independent interview committee has named Amy Nicholls as its new general manager.
Kyrene School District is one of several area districts participating in a program introducing protein-packed Greek yogurt to school lunches.
The state Court of Appeals will decide whether groups that run commercials publicly criticizing elected officials and candidates right before an election have to disclose their donors.
Q: I am having an increasing number of emails that are sent from Gmail, not being received and not in their spam folder. If I send it from my Cox address, they receive it. This is very frustrating. Any ideas? — Eileen
A true story made headlines Nov. 4. A trove of approximately 1,500 works of art confiscated by the Nazis in World War II were seized in a Munich apartment. The value was estimated to be $1.3 billion by artists such as Picasso, Matisse and Chagall. The news goes on to say that determining the rightful owners of the works decades after they were either sold under duress or seized could take years.
The only disappointment in a one-of-a-kind magical football season at Mountain Pointe might have been when the preseason trip up north was canceled and even that was turned into a positive.
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When you’re a parent of a small child, life can be filled with little moments of panic.
The Mountain Pointe High School Band Boosters will host its inaugural Giant Parking Lot Sale, 4201 E. Knox Road, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7. The Band Boosters will provide all the advertising and signs, plus sell concessions. This is for booster organizations only.
We have Obamacare, which can’t seem to even sign people up yet. I wonder what will happen when Obamacare gets going? The way it works is as follows: you go to your doctor about some problem that you have. Your doctor can’t diagnose, or treat you until he text messages the 15-member panel. The panel diagnoses your problem, then sends a treatment schedule to your doctor. He reads the treatment, and is required to follow this treatment, or he will be fined $100,000. His second offense will be a fine and jail time. If for some reason he doesn’t agree with the treatment he can send his opposition to the panel, then the panel will rule on treatment.
Girls on the Run, a Valley nonprofit organization, will be hosting its ninth annual 5K run, celebrating their fall graduates and raising awareness on ways of combating bullying.
The Phoenix Chapter of Executive Women International (EWI) announced that its 2013-2014 governing board of directors was installed on Oct. 15. The new board will serve through September of 2014.
Ahwatukee resident and author, Alex Hermosillo, will be donating all the proceeds from his book, “Hope, Healing and Miracles,” to the Society St. Vincent DePaul of Phoenix this week.
There was only one little blip on the start to C.J. Cron’s career.
Step right up and meet the man who, some say, is the greatest man in American history — George Washington. Though, you will actually be meeting George Fairfax, the man who portrays Washington for a living. Originally from Virginia, Fairfax lives and breathes Washington and will transport you through time to a place where the General is the most respected man in the country.
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Sen. John McCain and Mayor Greg Stanton have teamed up with H3 VETS to end chronic homelessness among veterans and give them a roof over their head by Christmas.
As the holidays are quickly approaching, many people may be getting ready to take to the skies and roads to celebrate with family and friends. While some travelers may prefer to bunk with family during the holidays, others seek the privacy and roominess of hotel accommodations.