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HERE: DV soccer promotional night Dec. 20
The Kyrene School District, located in parts of Ahwatukee, Chandler, Guadalupe, Tempe and the Gila River Indian Community, invites parents of kindergarten age children to mark their calendars for the 2014-2015 Kindergarten Orientation at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23 at all Kyrene Elementary schools.
Horizon Honors graduate Jessica Laflin has continued to progress in her volleyball at Central College in Pella, Iowa. The 6-foot middle/outside hitter as she earned all academic honors for the Iowa Conference, while finishing with 161 kills with 58 digs and 29 blocks in 21 matches.
T.W. Lewis company founder and CEO Tom Lewis has been recognized as the first inductee into the National Housing Quality Award Hall of Fame. Lewis is being recognized for his overall contribution to the housing industry and for his overall impact in the field of quality home building.
Seventh-grade science students at Kyrene Akimel A-al Middle School are inviting the Ahwatukee community to their Astronomy Night event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at Akimel A-al, 2720 E. Liberty Lane.
ASU’s Project Humanities stepped into the national spotlight again and was recognized recently by a leading higher education organization for its innovative effort to engage communities with the arts and sciences.
There’s a new place to shop for original gifts in the East Valley, and it’s only going to be open about three weeks.
Bomi Johnson, a senior at Desert Vista High School, recently received confirmation that she has qualified as a 2013 National Merit Semifinalist.
While it may be hard to imagine, soon we will be welcoming in a new year. As the clocks strikes midnight, many Arizonans will be able to celebrate having health insurance for the first time.
Mountain Pointe High School invited the Ahwatukee community for a chance to see the judicial system at work as it hosted two oral arguments presented by the Arizona Supreme Court in the school’s auditorium on Tuesday.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Board of Directors has selected Joe Garagiola as the recipient of the 2014 John Jordan “Buck” O’Neil Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to an individual for extraordinary efforts to enhance baseball’s positive impact on society.
Kyrene Centennial Middle School will be hosting its inaugural Holiday Arts and Craft Bazaar event to help benefit different programs at the school, and the Native American Parent Advisory Committee.
Reactionary Republicans — notably Rush Limbaugh — condemning the Senate’s limitation on filibustering as unconstitutional have, once again, displayed their colossal political ignorance. There is only a single clause, “Each House may determine its own rules,” (Art. I, Sect. 5) remotely concerned with filibusters, and it neither approves nor disapproves of them. The Senate’s action on filibusters was undeniably constitutional to anyone with high-school reading comprehension.
Center Pointe Dance in Ahwatukee will perform its 10th Annual Holly Day Benefit Show at Desert Vista High School this Saturday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. in the Dr. Joe McDonald Auditorium, 16440 S. 32nd St.
Valley residents of all ages will have the opportunity to attend presentations by local experts and learn about area resources at “Health & Wellness Connection 2014.” The special event will be on Sunday, Jan. 5 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Baisch & Skinner Wholesale Design Showroom, 525 W. Turney Ave. The forum will feature interactive educational sessions, an extensive exhibit area, door prizes, giveaways and entertainment.
The Maricopa Community Colleges (MCC) are looking for a new governing board member to fill the seat vacated when Ben Miranda suddenly passed away in November. This seat will represent District 5, which comprises parts of Avondale, Buckeye, Glendale, Goodyear and Phoenix, as well as the Gila River Indian Community, Guadalupe, the Tohono O’Odham Nation and Tolleson.
Joseph B. Ortiz, of the financial services firm Edward Jones, wants to help local Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) meet their professional education requirements. To do that, he is hosting a continuing education seminar for these professionals on Tax Update for Small and Medium-sized Businesses and Their Owners (BTAX) on Wednesday, Dec. 11 from noon to 3 p.m. at 4902 E. Warner Road, Suite 1, in Ahwatukee.
Honey and Harve Kimmel of Ahwatukee announced the engagement of their son, Alan, to Belle Sigal, daughter of Reta and Bernie Sigal of Blacklick, Ohio.
The State Board of Education recently voted to appoint Christine M. Thompson as executive director for the organization. Thompson succeeds Vince Yanez who announced earlier this month that he will leave the post to accept a position at the Arizona Community Foundation.
Ahwatukee Republican Women announced its newly elected executive board for 2014-2015: Debbie Smith, president; Suzanne Sharer 1st vice president; Mary Baumbach, 2nd vice president; Marilyn Astroth, 3rd vice president-Ways and Means.
Kyrene School District is one of several area districts participating in a program introducing protein-packed Greek yogurt to school lunches.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and the Kyrene School District is trying to spread the holiday cheer by asking community members for toy donations for its Winter Wonderland toy drive.
Are you a member of the “Sandwich Generation?” This designation — which applies to people caring for their aging parents while supporting their own children — may be applicable to you if you’re either a younger baby boomer, born in the late 1950s or early 1960s, or an older member of “Generation X,” born in the mid-1960s. But any way you slice it, being in the “Sandwich” group is probably going to present you with some challenges, particularly of the financial kind — so you’ll need to make the right moves.
Students and businesses are getting a unique opportunity to connect as the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce and the Tempe Union High School District (TUHSD) have formed a partnership to pair students with internships, job shadowing and career exploration opportunities in the local economy.
Every family looks forward to the day when the “big envelope” arrives in the mail announcing an acceptance into their child’s college of choice. After the rounds of congratulations and phone calls to family and friends comes the reality of financing four years of tuition, room, board, books and living expenses. How will you pay for college? Understanding the sources of college funding is an important component of your college plan.