I have started writing this month’s article over and over, but each time I end up scrapping the next idea and coming back to the same thing. Caring. We need to talk about caring. Somebody needs to know they are loved.
It’s hard to think of many actors from the past few decades who were one of a kind, but Robin Williams was truly a performing force unlike anything that’s ever existed. No one will ever be able to fill his now sadly empty shoes. The fact that his life was taken in such a lonely, horrific fashion after a long struggle with depression only makes this loss more tragic. For now, however, let’s focus on how Williams lived as apposed to how he died. What a life he lived and what an unparalleled career full of laughs, inspiration, and flubber he’s left behind. In honor of this great talent, here are my five personal choices for his best performances in film.
For anyone interested in encouraging more play in the life of their child, the Cultural Wellness and Family Enrichment Center will be hosting a viewing of the film “Where Do the Children Play?” on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Pomegranate Café in Ahwatukee Foothills.
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.
The Chandler National Little League missed out on its chance to qualify for the Little League World Series but the players will still get a taste of the international play that comes with qualification.
Recently, while tucking our sweet daughter in bed, she needed some re-assuring as the next day was the first day of school for her after an eventful summer and she was feeling a little trepidation inside.
It’s been a long road back from the depths of the recession, but there are signs that the state’s economic engine is revving up and the Arizona Automobile Dealers Association is proud to be playing an important leadership role.
I support Andrew Walter for Congress in Congressional District 9 because he has the best chance to defeat the current Democrat, Kyrsten Sinema. This year’s congressional election is very important to me, and I am committed to the person who can stand up to Kyrsten’s far-left agenda. Andrew’s leadership abilities are evidenced by leading ASU football (2000-2004) and from his NFL career. His strength of character will assure a tough, yet successful fight against the Sinema campaign this fall.
Many of us would agree that the recipe for a successful business and loyal customers requires a number of key ingredients including product, price, quality, consistency and environment. And, even if this mix is perfect, without great service, a business is at risk of losing customers to its competitors. Quality of service is the most important ingredient.
As we begin another school year, I am reminded of a quote by Jonathan Kozol who wrote, “A dream does not die on its own. A dream is vanquished by the choices ordinary people make about real things in their own lives.”
The beginning of the school year provides opportunities for fresh ideas and positive changes to enhance learning experiences for all children. During the spring and summer, the Kyrene School District Governing Board and district leaders were hard at work considering ideas that would impact the budget for the 2014-15 school year. The final budget approved on July 8 was not only balanced, it also represents an investment in spending for whole-child programs such as art, music, physical education, library, math/literacy coaches who provide support and a change to the start times for Kyrene middle schools. This budget also demonstrates the board’s commitment to invest in one of our most valuable resources — teachers and staff who received a cost of living increase.
The Mountain Pointe football program enters the 2014 season with a new standard for success after winning its first state championship.Produced by David JolkovskiNarrative by Jason P. SkodaInterviews (in order of appearance):Head Coach Norris VaughanBruce HesterPaul LucasCollin LambdinGarvin AlstonMusic: 1:13am by Soap and Foam