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Ahwatukee Foothills Montessori will be hosting its 18th annual Holiday Sing-A-Long at the school for neighboring businesses and the community to enjoy holiday caroling.
From the CMA to Michael Bublé, there’s a Christmas television special to entertain you almost nightly.
I can’t imagine being a Child Protective Services (CPS) caseworker. But I can imagine why most of those men and women went into those jobs: an idealistic view that their work could make a difference in children’s lives, maybe save some kids from horrible fates, maybe find ways to change a dysfunctional family into a loving one.
Historic homes in downtown Phoenix are rolling out their welcome mats this weekend.
Those of you with a passing knowledge of college basketball may remember the name Bob Knight. He was fired as Indiana University basketball coach in 2000 and took a job at Texas Tech in 2001.
HERE: Santa photos, teeth cleaning at Bone-Appetit Dec. 5
Local and family-owned Barro’s Pizza will be hosting its second Holiday Hunger Fight, which is aimed to assist fighting hunger in Arizona and benefits the St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.
As we approach Thanksgiving, and the weeks that seem to race towards Christmas, there’s plenty to be grateful to God for in our lives. Thanksgiving invites us to take time to consider all of our blessings. While some of us may be thrilled with the material things of life, many of us look around and realize that the most important things in life aren’t things at all. They’re our relationships. That’s our relationship with God in Christ Jesus, as well as our relationships with family, friends, and neighbors. Shortly after Thanksgiving, Christians begin another season of intentional reflection: the season of Advent. Since we’re giving thanks and taking time to celebrate all our relationships, let’s take a closer look at the one relationship that changed the world.
With BASIS Ahwatukee finishing up its first fall term, the administration has decided to add fourth grade for the 2014-15 school year.
Advocates for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (English translation: amnesty) like to point out that immigrants in the past have flocked to America and made important contributions to our nation. That’s true, but the America of 1913 was different from 2013 in ways that greatly affect the probability that immigrants will become contributing citizens.
Sali loves laps and will sit in yours for hours. She loves to go for walks. She is a very young Terrier and will need a bit of guidance. Even though she hasn’t had the best start to her life she still manages to have a smile that goes from ear to ear, and it is contagious. There is no way you can’t help but smile when you have this little girl by your side. She is learning how much fun toys can be. Sali enjoys the company of other dogs her size and seems to find comfort and confidence when she is with them. So another young active dog her size is necessary in her new home. Her new family needs to be one that is patient and willing to take the time to work with her. Sali is looking for a very active family that is ready to show her what it is like to be a loved member of the family.
In a scary new venture, Rush Limbaugh has announced publication of a children’s history book, “Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims,” intended to correct what he and his fellow troglodytes consider historical distortions in currently used school books. Having bamboozled millions of angry, racist old white men, Limbaugh is expanding his propaganda victims. According to Limbaugh, children shouldn’t be taught about our broken Indian treaties; our former dictator-propping foreign policy; and similarly unpleasant historical facts.
This year has been a great one for my friends who are royal headline watchers. Who doesn’t love to hear about the arrival of a healthy baby? Many of the stories were similar to what we would have heard 20 years ago, but one in particular was both modern and interesting.
For the past 30 years, I have been a literacy advocate. During the summer of 1983, I learned that my grandfather was illiterate.
Even my own mother scoffed at the idea of her obviously European-looking daughter confessing she celebrated Día De Los Muertos.
As I follow the recent controversy over naming, identity, and cultural representation connected with the NFL’s Washington football team’s nickname and mascot, “Redskins,” I am surprised and confused that there is such vocal resistance to changing the name not just a few deem a racial slur that offends (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tag/washington-redskins-name-controversy).
I am not suggesting for a moment that my extended family is weirder than any one else’s. I am also not suggesting that we are any less weird. Chances are pretty good that we fit under that 68.4 percent normal distribution bulge in the bell curve of weirdness. When it comes to religion, we are all over the place.
It was a defining moment and a simple concept that inspired Ahwatukee Foothills resident Joe Contrera’s new book “I Could Love No One … Until I Loved Me.”
Freshmen, it’s not too early to start thinking about your college plans. Your first step is to build a strong resume. If you establish high standards and work hard, you will set yourself up for unlimited opportunities when you apply to colleges in the fall of your senior year. Here are some tips to get you started:
A St. John Bosco Catholic School teacher has been selected Teacher of the Year by the Arizona Council for American Private Education (AZCAPE) and the Arizona private school community. More than 200 private school leaders of distinction were nominated for the second Arizona Private School Education Excellence Awards.
The cooler fall temperatures are here at last. Summer vacation time is lingering in the corners of our minds. Our children and grandchildren are back in school. The winter visitors are beginning to arrive. The traffic volume is heavier. The stores are gearing up for the upcoming fall festivals and winter holidays. Many of us are beginning to feel like we’re stuck in the “I Love Lucy” candy factory episode on a speeding conveyer belt, hurtling along and out of control. There’s so much busy packed into our days that we’re in danger of forgetting that the origin of holiday is holy day. If you’re days are anything like mine, I’m sure you’ve noticed that the business of busy too frequently equates to major stress and anxiety. When I prayed about my own busyness, I found my mind dwelling on two Bible stories.
It will be a busy day at Tukee’s Sports Grille on Saturday, Oct. 26 as the local restaurant hosts its first ever music festival and costume party.
The Summit School of Ahwatukee will be hosting a workshop, called GirlPower, on Monday, Oct. 21, which aims in the assistance of empowering young women with language skills and self-confidence to develop healthier friendships in their lives.