Ken Casey started Prickly Piecers Quilt Guild 10 years ago with a flurry of media coverage and a hope that he might get 20 people to show up to his first meeting. He was shocked when he arrived to find more than 40 people in Ahwatukee Foothills who shared his love for the art of quilting.
The American Dream of homeownership is alive and well, just as it was before the housing crisis hit. Despite the extreme fallout from the Great Recession, people still want a place to call their own. A place where they can raise a family, make memories and live comfortably. And, while purchasing a new home provides tremendous opportunity for families looking to improve their lives, the implications are even greater to the economy as a whole.
Well-known Valley philanthropists Bob and Renee Parsons supported the Arizona Humane Society’s 18th Annual Pet Telethon with a major gift. The couple donated $25,000 on behalf of each of their “fur kids” — Max, Chief, Ninety-nine, and Eighty-eight — for a total donation of $100,000.
People send checks to me every day. Sometimes they are for hundreds of dollars. Other times, they’re written for more than $5,000. But I can’t cash them. And neither can the people who send them to me.
In Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness,” the narrator speaks of his instability caused by the fever dream of the jungle this way: “(It) was the playful paw-strokes of the wilderness, the preliminary trifling before the more serious onslaught which came in due course.”
Most people believe that retirement begins around the age of 60, give or take a few years. It is a time when we are no longer at work, and we are free to spend our time doing whatever we want. That is likely true for many retirees, but it is also partly true for everyone with a job … at least for some of the time.
Zach Bauman slowly trotted his way down a ramp leading off the field at University of Phoenix Stadium. He just finished practice with the Arizona Cardinals, but this practice was different. For one of the very few times in his football-playing life, he wasn’t the star of the show.
So what to make of Ferguson, Missouri, and the killing of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer? We have clearly conflicting stories as to the sequence of events that day, but one thing all sides agree on is this: Brown was unarmed.
Did you know IKEA now offers design services and furnishings for small businesses? Or that there is a theater inside the Foothills Golf Club that you can use for your next meeting or event? These are just a couple of the businesses you’ll meet at our third annual Business Expo and Breakfast coming up on Aug. 19 at the Four Points By Sheraton in Ahwatukee. Hosted by the Chamber’s Women in Business, community members are encouraged to attend and participate in the business showcase to see what is new in the Ahwatukee area, and enjoy the networking and giveaways.
Books are written to help readers change their perspective on life, to go after their dreams, and to help shape us all to become the people we are going to ultimately become someday. They are written to help us learn about the past, give us insight to current events, and to prepare us for the future. When children are given a book, they are given a key to another world that will help expand their mind and start to show them what their interests are. And what better place to exercise their creativity than by that of a bookstore.
I’ve been an Ahwatukee resident since 1999 and I would love to keep the Lakes golf course, but the truth is I haven’t played golf or supported the local courses in over four years. Not because of any reason other than I don’t golf as much as I used to. People do not spend time playing golf like they used to. I played three-four times a week back in the ’90s, but now play less than one time every four years. How many of you actually play golf and supported the Lakes or Country Club?
To answer Bill Richardson’s two main questions, “Do we keep Democrat Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema to represent us or do we elect someone else?” And, “Are Rogers and Walter the best Republicans can come up with to challenge Sinema in CD 9?”