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As we begin National Bully Prevention Month, I feel it would be pertinent to put some thoughts on paper that would bring to light an important aspect of the bullying issue that is not usually addressed. We will see everyone from Dr. Phil to Anderson Cooper do specials on bullying in the next few weeks. Most of the media coverage will discuss victims and the need to protect these individuals from the torment of bullies. The solutions always range from counseling programs for victims to jail time for bullies. You will even hear the unenlightened say victims need to “suck it up” and stand up to bullies and that that would stop the bullying behaviors.
The Ak-Chin Indian Community UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle and Central Plant has been named the AZ Water Association’s 2014 Water Reuse Project of the Year. The two buildings were recognized for their efficient use of reclaimed water.
The Phoenix Zoo Auxiliary will dedicate the first ever donor wall of its kind in the country made up of glass handprints to the Phoenix Zoo.
HERE: Desert Vista baseball early-bird golf tournament sign-up Oct. 20
Turns out the biggest and scariest haunted houses in Phoenix are actually the safest, according to the city of Phoenix Fire Department.
WWE goes pink with Susan G. Komen
BARKtoberfest started as a small dog washing event in a parking lot, but the much-larger event will celebrate its 15th iteration this Saturday, Oct. 11.
CASA GRANDE - There are certain competitions throughout a season that garner more attention than others.
The Phoenix Zoo announced the birth of a baby boy Bornean orangutan on Sept. 2 to mother, Bess, and father, Michael. The newborn is the second baby born to Bess and Michael, joining 8-year-old sister, Kasih.
Swarming to the ball, as the defensive mantra goes, comes natural to the Churchwell brothers.
HERE: Disco Fall Fever to help Kyrene Foundation
Inspired by the essays of American transcendentalists Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson, this exhibition explores the value of seclusion and self-reflection. The works, which range in date and medium, consider both the pain and pleasure of isolation, ultimately posing the question: At what point does solitude cease to be a refuge from society?
Red Rocks Music Festival
Whether it’s grandma’s garden, a desert landscape or a patch of green grass, our gardens enrich our lives with a certain serenity and calmness. A beautiful garden can whisk us away to another place and time. “Flourish: Artworks Inspired by Our Gardens,” on display at Vision Gallery in Chandler through Aug. 30, features textiles, ceramics, photography and mixed media by 50 Arizona artists focusing on natural, floral and botanical artworks.
The sport that costs the least to participate in just might pay the biggest dividends.
Grand Canyon: Arizona National Scenic Trail exhibit
I would like to correct some misstatements of fact in Michael Hinz’s recent Opinion article (“Shame on Gee and Pulte,” AFN, July 20). As Hinz serves as secretary on a board of directors of a large HOA (according to Linda Swain’s posting on the Nextdoor website, he was identified as president; however, the Arizona Corporate Commission records reflect his position as secretary), he should read the document(s) in question prior to commenting on it. If he had, he would have realized that the deed restriction for the former Lakes golf course does not provide Ahwatukee Board of Management (ABM) any enforcement rights, nor are they subject to assessments. In fact, the ABM is not even described in the document. ABM is one of approximately 5,300 “benefitted” parties identified in Exhibit “B” of the document. This consists of all landowners within the (true) Ahwatukee boundary. The ABM was not “seduced” by the property /owner, or anyone else, into not enforcing the deed restriction. In the future, I might suggest a little research prior to bashing a fellow HOA.
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.
To answer Bill Richardson’s two main questions, “Do we keep Democrat Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema to represent us or do we elect someone else?” And, “Are Rogers and Walter the best Republicans can come up with to challenge Sinema in CD 9?”
People speak about autism as if it were the embodiment of hopelessness. It’s a disorder marked by lacking — a lack of social awareness, a lack of communication skills from an early age, a lack of understanding of emotions — and one that doesn’t have a cure. It’s treated and discussed as if it were a death sentence for life.
Bean burgers, peanut butter substitutes and pre-sliced vegetable packets were on the menu recently as school lunchroom managers from around the country sampled offerings in a hunt for fare that will meet stricter health mandates — without turning off sometimes-finicky students.
The Arizona Big Train Operators will bring a plethora of model trains and dioramas for a free exhibit starting July 28.