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In the spirit of holiday giving, Susan Boyd, a first-grade teacher at Kyrene de la Sierra Elementary School, and her class buy toys to be donated to the less fortunate.
1. On Nov. 30 at 4 a.m. police took a burglary report in the 4400 block of East Dry Creek Road.
1. On Nov. 24 at 3 a.m. police took a criminal damage report in the 1400 block of West Thunderhill Drive.
My personal mission is to be a spark that ignites positive, sustainable change in the lives of youth. Thankfully, I have an opportunity to partner with key stakeholders in the process of fulfilling this mission (i.e. parents).
Hundreds of parents, foster parents, current and former Child Protective Services (CPS) employees and child advocates showed up Tuesday night when the public had a chance to offer constructive ideas to five members of the CPS Oversight Committee.
Following the general trend in home décor, holiday trim and accessories this year are an eclectic mix of traditional and non-traditional colors and styles.
The Friendship Community Church of Ahwatukee will be hosting its second Thanksgiving Day Dinner for individuals without family during the holiday.
After a long day of cooking on Thanksgiving, the last thing you want to do is cook more for the rest of the year’s holidays. This Turkey Divan Casserole is easy to prepare, fast broiling time, and can be easily changed up. If your family is a fan of cheese, add shredded cheese prior to sprinkling with Parmesan cheese. Serve with rice or over buttered noodles, or can be served alone.
Whizbeedit is a domestic short-haired brown Tabby female kitten. She has lots of energy, but also likes to be held and be pet by her people. Whizbeedit expresses her appreciation with lots of purring. Whizbeedit and her litter mate are fostered in the home of a Friends for Life Animal Rescue volunteer, where much love and attention is doled out. Whizbeedit is just waiting to be a part of your home. She is shown for adoption at the PetSmart at Baselien Road and Stapley Drive, right of the U.S. 60 on Saturdays and Sundays. All cats are Felv/FIV tested negative, altered, microchipped and up to date on vaccinations.
It’s a meeting of holidays so rare it will be tens of thousands of years before it happens again. Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah — the Jewish Festival of Lights — fall on the same day this year, creating what many celebrants have dubbed “Thanksgivukkah.” And it’s opened up a whole new world of culinary opportunities.
1. On Nov. 11 at 8:15 p.m. police responded to an assault in the 3000 block of East Windmere Drive.
Here’s another reason to be thankful this holiday season — the cost of putting Thanksgiving dinner on the table is down slightly from last year.
Some cooks like to change up the Thanksgiving meal — a sous vide turkey here, a sweet potato souffle there. But on a holiday dedicated to tradition, innovation can spark revolt.
1. On Nov. 4 at noon in the 3400 block of East Chandler Boulevard police took a child abuse report.
The current struggle of wills regarding universal health care (Obamacare) and the debt ceiling has polarized our nation into those who believe in fiscal responsibility versus those who believe in unlimited spending. Conservatives vs. Socialists. Democrat and Republican appellations haven’t been used because there are conservatives and socialists in each party.
Once again, the sun is shining on the housing market in Phoenix. Arizona is attractive once again to buyers with retirement, and a warmer climate, on the horizon. In 2012, domestic migration climbed high as it had been in the past five years as Arizona welcomed 26,000 migrants from other states. Across the state, as mortgage rates are decreasing and home values rising, the housing market is enjoying an influx as baby boomers choose our sunny skies. Even local retirees are opting to downsize, placing their current homes up for sale in favor of less maintenance.
National Adoption Month has special meaning to several Ahwatukee Foothills families who’ve chosen adoption to grow their families.
1. On Oct. 21 at 8:30 a.m. police took a criminal damage report in the 16600 block of South 35th Street.
Earlier this year, Senate Finance chairman Max Baucus and House Ways and Means chairman Dave Camp embarked upon a “tax road trip.” Their goal being to rewrite the tax code for the first time in a quarter century.
1. On Oct. 14 at 10:20 a.m. police took a report of a commercial burglary in the 3200 block of East Chandler Boulevard.
After an extensive national search, Sojourner Center’s Board of Directors announced Dr. María Garay is the new executive director. Garay comes to Phoenix from Los Angeles, and is a 20-year veteran of the nonprofit sector.
For some in our city, domestic violence is a daily problem. Councilmembers Nowakowski, Williams, and myself teamed together to make ending domestic violence a priority. As a city we embarked on a “Paint Phoenix Purple” campaign that was very successful. The goal was to continue raising awareness for this debilitating behavior and elevate domestic violence as an important policy issue.
1. On Oct. 7 at 1:36 p.m. police took an identity theft report in the 10200 block of South 46th Street.
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When Ahwatukee Foothills resident Kim Kiefer got divorced just over a year ago she knew it was time to do something different. She wanted some extra income, but she also wanted to pursue something more creative and artistic than anything she had done professionally before.