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.
As a “volunteen” at Chandler Regional Medical Center each of the past three summers, Lindsey Chew noticed many patients or family members often sitting alone in the hospital. She would strike up a conversation but soon determined that wasn’t enough.
This fall America is going to have an election. This is not going to be an election for president, but the Republican party has shown that it doesn’t know how to win an election. John McCain would have had an easy win if he approached it as Sarah Palin wanted: she wanted to attack Barack Obama where he was most vulnerable, his defective character. Sen. McCain only wanted to attack Obamas’ policies, refusing to do as Palin advised. By his actions, he was allowing Obama to win.
Subway Restaurants of Arizona announced that Ahwatukee resident Mark Roden, a local Subway franchisee for more than 25 years, has been named chairman of the 2014-2015 Subway Franchisee Advertising Fund Trust of Arizona (SFAFT). Local franchisees have also elected Chad Barnett, Sean Brown, David Candioto, Ed Flores, Tom Hall and Les White as board members.
A safe place to play is something that many parents and kids take for granted, but in scores of communities across the U.S., there are inadequate spaces for children to get off the streets and play different sports.
Arizona State University has been awarded the Greater Phoenix Urban Leagues Whitney M. Young, Jr. Corporate Award that recognizes organizations that exhibit genuine concern for the community in promoting and celebrating diversity, racial harmony, and social and economic equality.
The 2014 Phoenix Film Festival is having its opening night premiere on April 3 at Harkins Scottsdale 101. In addition to screening films, the festival will include Geek Day, Kid’s Day, and numerous other events. This seven-day-long festival is being helmed by Jason Carney, executive director of the Phoenix Film Foundation. Carney recently spoke with the Ahwatukee Foothills News to discuss the significance of this annual celebration embracing the art of film.
AARP joins State Sen. Steve Farley and State Rep. Debbie McCune Davis in urging the State Senate Finance Committee to reject Consumer Lender Loan HB 2526. Partnering organizations include the Southwest Center for Economic Integrity, Morris Institute for Justice, Citizens for a Better Arizona and the Arizona Community Action Association.