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It’s been two years since the first beds opened at the Garden of Eatin’ Community Garden at Esperanza Lutheran Church. Now the group is excited to announce they’re expanding quickly with nine new beds open to the public and eight more coming by the end of the year.
Vivian B. Neese, 88, of Ahwaukee, died of congestive heart failure on Sept. 23 at Mercy Gilbert Hospital. Services will be held in Des Moines, Iowa. Burial will be at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery in late spring 2015.
Recently someone asked me on my thoughts about the NFL players accused of physical abuse to their wives, children and, in one case, a fiancé that has been reported by every major news outlet around the world. I shared, “One who abuses another in any way, is a coward, period.”
Banner Children’s Academy of Education & Development, a school operated by Banner Behavioral Health, is hosting a community open house.
Vernard “Vern” Cottingham, 62, of Ahwatukee passed away on Aug. 21. A memorial will be held at South Mountain Community Center, 212 E. Alta Vista Road in Phoenix, this Saturday, Sept. 13 from 2 to 4 p.m.
The turf of Rio Salado Golf Course in Tempe will be hacked up not by irons but spades after Ken Singh of Singh Organic Soils, LLC, and Singh Farms in Scottsdale reinvigorates the landscape.
The same man has been to our house twice. He stated up front he was representing Pulte. He asked if I had a stand on the Pulte development. I told him that I am aware of the situation and, based on principle, I am against the development because of the way it has been handled from the get go. He said the buyer, Gee, has received a lot of negative reaction for letting the golf course deteriorate. I said, unfortunately, so has Pulte just by association. When asked what I would like to see, I responded that I would like to see more options, i.e., the community garden, riparians, walking paths, just other options. He said that he would put me down as an “undecided.” I called him back and said, I have decided, I will not endorse the development as currently proposed. I don’t care if the mud hole/moon crater stands for awhile.
Singh Farms owner Ken Singh will revamp Rio Salado Golf Course inTempe and turn it into an organic garden and community space. Singh currently has a farm in Scottsdale that includes organic vegetation and other amenities. [Courtesy Singh Farms]
Desert Garden Montessori will host school tours for families interested in enrolling their child for the 2014-15 school year.
Master Gardener Linda Rominger noticed keyhole gardens at a website online. She ordered a video about how to build and use keyhole gardens. They are 6-foot circles, with a keyhole-shaped indentation on one side that allows gardeners to place composting materials in the center wire basket. Keyhole gardens are higher than most raised garden beds, making it easy on a gardener’s back and accessible for people in wheelchairs. They also conserve water.
HERE: Center Pointe Dance Grand Reopening
Over the weekend, 25 members of the Diamondbacks front office, including several executives, visited Hillsboro, Ore., to complete a two-day community service project. The group, which included the winning team from the D-backs Give Back League and the MVPs of the other eight teams, will participate in various community service projects over the weekend.
We were pleasantly overwhelmed by the standing room only audience that participated so enthusiastically and honestly in our recent July 14 “Perils and Perils of Privilege” workshop at Pomegranate Café in Ahwatukee.
God’s Garden Preschool of Ahwatukee has been in the area for the past 14 years, giving each child a centralized learning experience.
We were pleasantly overwhelmed by the standing room only audience that participated so enthusiastically and honestly in our recent 14 July “Perils and Perils of Privilege" workshop at Pomegranate Café. It was for us an opportunity to move conversations about diversity and difference to a deeper level of personal and social examination.
The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture recently announced the recipients of the Community Arts Support Grants Program for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.
To further student innovation, Desert Garden Montessori in Ahwatukee will be adding to its music program and launching its multimedia classes for the coming school year.
On Monday, July 14, Arizona State University’s Project Humanities will attempt to uncover the meaning of privilege and how it impacts society with a free workshop in Ahwatukee.
More than a decade ago, former Chief Justice Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court installed a massive granite monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments in the rotunda of the Alabama State Judicial Building. Two years later it was removed by court order as a violation of the separation of church and state. Shortly thereafter, Justice Moore was also removed by court order from the Alabama State Judicial Building.
Editor’s note: This is the final in a two-part series on the history of the Ahwatukee streets.
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Editor’s note: In the July 13 Ahwatukee Foothills News, resident Jim Jochim challenged fellow Ahwatukee residents to think outside the box to help save The Lakes Golf Course by coming up with “Green Light Ideas” on the Opinion page. Here’s what they had to say:
A very meaningful statue outside the Parish of St. Benedict in Ahwatukee Foothills was damaged recently, but the community has already stepped up to make sure it is replaced quickly.
When my father Ira Fulton was just 12 years old, his father stood him in front of a mirror and said, “Ira, this is your competition. Don’t compare yourself to others; just compare yourself with you.” Years later, my father would repeat this scenario, but now he was the father and I was the mirror image.
Travis Seideman, of Boy Scout Troop 16, was recognized for attaining his Eagle Scout rank at a Court of Honor on May 24 at Desert Foothills United Methodist Church in Ahwatukee. Seideman’s Eagle Project included the design and completion of a community garden for the Ahwatukee Community Senior Center at Pecos Park. The garden, which includes an in-ground watering system, features above-the-ground planters that enable senior citizens to plant and maintain gardens while standing-up.