“General Hospital” may be full of plot twists and drama, but the cast, in real life, is far from that serious tone the show carries. Two cast members, Chad Duell and Kristen Alderson, who play Michael Corinthos and Kiki Jerome, were recently in Phoenix and sat down with Ahwatukee Foothills News to talk about their time on the show.
DJ Kempson, of Boy Scout Troop 17, earned his Eagle award on Aug. 26. His project was to improve parts of the Arizona CAP Trail. The CAP trail runs along the CAP canal throughout the state. This trail has multiple recreational uses, which benefit joggers, walkers and bicyclists. The trail was in desperate need of repair, which DJ discovered while hiking the trail with his troop back in March. In July, he lead volunteers to create new trails and install 18 sign posts over a two-day period. DJ and his family recently moved to Brisbane, Australia, but they plan to move back to Ahwatukee in three to five years. DJ is only 14 years old, and recently joined a Venture Crew in Brisbane to continue his scouting career. He is looking forward to earning the National Medal for Outdoor Achievement, which is awarded to scouts who have exemplary knowledge and experience in performing high-level outdoor activities. He has earned two of the three segments required already and looks forward to earning the last and most difficult one in Australia.
This past weekend, the Desert Vista girls volleyball team went undefeated in pool play before losing to Xavier, 25-22, 25-19, in the Platinum Division finals of the Nike Tournament of Champions in Phoenix.
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.
It’s easy to get caught up in how well Mountain Pointe and Desert Vista volleyball are doing. The two rivals compete at the highest level, Division I, and their teams are perennial contenders for state championships.
Will Richmond, of Boy Scout Troop 16, had the opportunity to interview Jill Norgaard, candidate for the Arizona House of Representatives. Richmond has been learning all about citizenship and the interview fulfilled a Citizenship Merit badge requirement. If you’d like more information about Troop 16, visit www.aztroop16.com.
In his hoop dancing and flute playing, Tony Duncan hears the nocturnal howls of the coyote as it mischievously darts from village to village searching for food, and he sees the twinkling of moonlight on river rocks and sees how that made the stars.
Michael Debbins and his Boy Scout Troop 16 completed a major outdoor renovation project at Keystone Montessori in Ahwatukee, providing a functional backyard environment for the lower elementary classrooms. The project included repurposing existing pavers, relocating composters, moving existing ground-level planter beds and stonework, and adding custom-made raised planter boxes and handcrafted benches to create a more beautiful outdoor space for the school children. Over 150 man-hours were invested on project day.
Local Girl Scout Troop 1156 has announced that all girls in the troop have been inducted into the National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society. Girls in Troop 1156, which is led by Libby Bender and Anita Schanberger, include Schuyler Schanberger, Kacee Roberts and Erica Bender, who all attend Seton Catholic Preparatory High School; Anna Jacobs, who attends Horizon Community Learning Center; and Becca Waypa and Kyla Jacobs, who attend St. John Bosco Catholic School.
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.
The Arizona Right to Life (AZRTL) political action committee board has announced its endorsement of Jill Norgaard and Bob Robson for House of Representatives in District 18. The group did not endorse a candidate for senate.
Lucas Selby is on his way to attaining the rank of Eagle in the Boy Scouts of America. There are many requirements in getting this Eagle rank, one of which is leading a service project in the community. Selby chose the town of Guadalupe for the community he wanted to affect.