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Ahwatukee’s Sierra Lobianco, majoring in environmental sustainability, was selected as committee member for the 2013-14 academic year with the Student Health and Advisory Committee at Northern Arizona University’s residential campus in Flagstaff.
Jessica Fong for Performance. Jessica is currently managing the annual Key Club Blood Drive, which she has done for the past three years. Over the years she has done an amazing job promoting this very important cause. Due to her outstanding leadership, Jessica has continually increased the number of students who participate on the planning committee and increased the number of students who donate blood. She devotes countless hours and effort to ensuring the success of this event, and deserves to be recognized for the remarkable work she has done.
For years Cathi Herrod and her Center for Arizona Policy have flexed their political muscles and pushed through legislation that represented what she calls “fundamental principles,” often those espoused in the Bible.
Eating well can be hard to do — but not because of a lack of options. Farmers markets make finding fresh-picked produce (and a variety of locally made specialty foods and products, like hummus and bath soaps) convenient in and around the East Valley.
Expanding a child’s mind and body are the two tenets Connect5 takes to heart.
Hospice of the Valley will host a public workshop detailing how to make end-of-life decisions at Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation (VUU) on March 9.
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When it comes to estate planning, procrastinating is easy. The task of getting your house in order can seem daunting and the topic uncomfortable. In fact, while the majority of Americans believe that all adults should have an estate plan, only 44 percent have actually created one, according to a 2011 LexisNexis survey.
Editor's note: Due to a recent reprinting of the DV track and predictions of heavy rain tomorrow, the 5K for brain tumor research has been postponed until March 23.
The Kyrene School District will be hosting its fourth annual Taste of Kyrene and will be open to all community members in efforts to support the Kyrene Foundation.
Jim and Linda Jochim felt that serving the community was the right thing to do after they settled down in Ahwatukee Foothills for their retirement.
The fourth annual Spring Training Poker Classic benefiting the Mike Coolbaugh Memorial Fund returns to West Scottsdale on March 1. The grand prize winner will receive a $10,000 seat to the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Registration is at 6:30 p.m. with the tournament starting at 8 p.m. Guests must be 21 years or older to attend.
The W.P. Carey School of Business’ February housing report reveals that new home sales are showing the largest percentage price increase in all three measures over the last year for the greater Phoenix area.
Two years ago the Republican-controlled Legislature sought to get voters to kill the Citizens Clean Elections Act, claiming it's wrong for politicians to get public money. Now some of those same GOP lawmakers want to belly up to the bar and get handouts of public dollars for everything from sending out communications to constituents to buying tickets for special events.
State lawmakers hope to use fees paid by medical marijuana users and dispensaries to convince everyone else not to inhale.
The morning of Valentine’s Day was filled with love at Mountain Park Senior Living in Ahwatukee with preschoolers of Children of Hope Child Development Center handing out candy and cards to each person they came across.
MILWAUKEE — Hunting dogs are on display at two canine gatherings this week. One is in New York at the famed Westminster Kennel Club show, where judges look for perfection in the breeds' appearance — the shape of an ear, the size of a tail.
The decision from the AIA on the wrestling postponement came late Monday afternoon with no real answers.
Unofficially, there might be an answer to the sectional and state wrestling dilemma.
A year-long initiative meant to create a movement that identifies and promotes seven key values kicks off this weekend.
Wrestling sectionals across the state have been canceled due to a skin irritation outbreak, according to coaches.
With a new year, new classes and new activities the Ahwatukee Swim and Tennis Center is opening its doors to the public for an open house Saturday, Feb. 15 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Boy Scout Troop 17 recently enjoyed a weekend of fun times and camaraderie at Sunrise Ski Resort. This school year, Troop 17 has also backpacked to Fossil Creek and hiked Picacho Peak. The boys have been camping, fishing, rock wall climbing and been involved in multiple community service projects. The Boy Scouts decide which events they will do every year, and they are responsible for each outing’s planning, which builds great leadership skills for these future young men. Troop 17 has more fun outings planned for the remainder of the school year: a wilderness camp out, a biking camp out and a cooking competition camp out. The boys are also looking forward to Summer Camp at Camp Geronimo.
The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a free family “Day at Hance Park” celebration on Feb. 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors will be able to take free tours of the park’s cultural facilities including the Japanese Friendship Garden and Irish Cultural Center, learn about coming classes, programs and events and enjoy demonstrations and interactive displays.