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Don and Nancy Smith pose in front of a replica of the Wrigley Field Marquee on opening day at Cubs Park in Mesa on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. The Chicago Cubs took on the Arizona Diamondbacks in the spring training game.
Here’s a name transplants from the Windy City will recognize: Giordano’s.
The fourth annual Spring Training Poker Classic benefiting the Mike Coolbaugh Memorial Fund returns to West Scottsdale on March 1. The grand prize winner will receive a $10,000 seat to the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Registration is at 6:30 p.m. with the tournament starting at 8 p.m. Guests must be 21 years or older to attend.
Arizona Diamondbacks legend Luis Gonzalez was inducted into the Latin American Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday in Laredo, Texas. Gonzalez was the 16th Major League Baseball player to be inducted into the Latin American Sports Hall of Fame that will also honor Tino Martinez as well as seven additional athletes and professionals this Saturday.
Well, well, well look who is back in the big-time free agency game.
Residents of Mesa can get their first taste of two of the city’s newest public facilities during a special opening event on Jan. 25.
Cubs Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins is one of the players expected to play in the annual Celebrity Baseball Game on Jan. 26 at Scottsdale Stadium.
The Chicago Cubs $84 million dollar facility Thursday, Dec. 19,, 2013 in Mesa, AZ. The Facility will be used for the Cactus League spring training baseball games. Photo David Kadlubowski
Nothing like a new complex to exorcise some demons.
After months of construction, the Chicago Cubs’ new spring training facility is just two months away from full completion. Built in part with taxpayer funds — voters approved a measure for the city to contribute $1.5 million to the project — the Cubs will run the stadium and other accoutrements like the player development facility, indoor batting cage, mini field for infield practice and two full-sized fields. The city will control the neighboring Riverview Park that will feature a lake for fishing and climbing walls among other attractions. Once the stadium is completed in December, the team plans to host open houses for the public and for season-ticket holders to check out the finished product. [Eric Mungenast/Tribune]
Many view being a part of Boy Scouts as a hobby to do while you’re young.
Tim and Suzanne Wolf of Ahwatukee announced that their son, Alex, 13, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest honor in the Boy Scouts of America. Wolf began scouting as a Cub Scout with Pack 879 at Kyrene de los Cerritos Elementary and earned his Arrow of Light, the highest rank in Cub Scouting, when he was 10. He then bridged into Boy Scout Troop 14, which meets at Esperanza Lutheran Church. His Eagle Project consisted of building a wall within the offices of The 100 Club in order to create a therapy room for police officers and firefighters to meet with counselors. The 100 Club is a nonprofit organization that provides immediate assistance to fallen and injured police and fire personnel and their families following a critical incident. For more information or to make a donation, visit http://www.100club.org/web/100Club.
The Itty Bitty Beach Party at Pecos Pool this Friday will feature dance contests, swimming, free lunch, a puppet show and lessons on water safety.
The Ahwatukee Foothills Cub Scout Pack of Wolf Den 2, Pack 178 has donated and planted a Chinese oak tree as their way to earn a Conservation patch. They have been using Pecos Park this year as a meeting place and the boys wanted to give back by planting this tree. The Bears are second-graders. The scout leaders are Chris Grosjean and Brenda Covarrubias.
Portillo’s Hot Dogs — the Chicago-based fast-casual eatery that opened its first Arizona location in Scottsdale earlier this year — is set to hire 200 more hourly positions for a new Tempe location beginning this week.
Congratulations to the winter guard teams from Corona del Sol High School and Desert Vista High School for taking first and second place in the Arizona State Winter Guard Championship on April 6. These two teams have been competing all season and have forged what can best be described as a “friendly rivalry.” On the floor, they gave their best and used the competition to push each other to higher performance levels. When each competition was over, they could often be seen hanging out together and forming friendships. The season is over with a terrific showing on behalf of Tempe Union High School District. This level of achievement is only possible with a strong commitment to excellence and willingness to put in many hours of hard work week after week.
An Andean bear cub recently had its first check-up with Phoenix Zoo vets. After patiently waiting for more than three months, they found out the cut is a boy. Rio, the mother bear, is doing an excellent job raising her young cub. Recently, for the first time in the presence of zookeepers, Rio let go of the cub, stepped away and allowed the cub to be briefly on its own. Keepers were able to capture video of the cub taking some of his first steps, which you can watch at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkwv-n9KspU.
When former Scottsdale resident Mark Macias used the New York City subway’s 42nd Street Shuttle this past winter, he was transported not only between Grand Central Station and Times Square but back to his hometown.
Joe Mather is back in Arizona.
Jozef Bagby, 14, of Ahwatukee recently received his Eagle Scout Award in a court of honor ceremony on March 16 at Esperanza Lutheran Church. Bagby began his scouting career as a Cub Scout Webelos in 2007. He earned his Arrow of Light before bridging into Boy Scout Troop 124, and eventually transferred to Troop 14 after moving to Ahwatukee.