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In his hoop dancing and flute playing, Tony Duncan hears the nocturnal howls of the coyote as it mischievously darts from village to village searching for food, and he sees the twinkling of moonlight on river rocks and sees how that made the stars.
Twenty years ago this month, when the first drops of Colorado River water poured into the retention basins at the Granite Reef Underground Storage Basin (GRUSP) near Mesa, it was predicted that storing water underground would be the wave of the future.
Mesa resident Matthew Baltzley is known as someone who is “on the spectrum,” meaning he is autistic. It’s a disability by definition, but Matthew’s autism offers a different way of seeing the world and channels the artistic vision he hopes to employ in the future.
Many of us have one room in the house that doesn’t really have a job. Maybe we set it up with an air bed once in awhile for guests, or shove out-of-season clothing boxes in there, or use it as a holding zone for stuff we’re not sure what to do with.
When Ann and Glen Gage downsized from their expansive home and garden in Switzerland to a San Francisco town house, one of the things they missed most was the koi pond they’d built and tended for years. It was brimming with elegant plants, fish and its own ecosystem.
Our community has seen its fair share of monsoon storms over the years, but when the remnants of Hurricane Norbert rolled through the Valley on Sept. 8, Phoenix neighborhoods saw record-breaking rainfall and historic flooding.
Paul Lucas has always been told it looks effortless when he runs.
The Mountain Pointe Hall of Fame ceremony is always filled with stories told from memory, hugs reserved for long-ago teammates and inspirational speeches for the current students that focus the glory days.
Firefighter Russell Mortensen and Tim Hadlock fill sand bags at Phoenix Fire Station 43 on Chandler Blvd on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 in preparation for the storm.
(L-R) Sean Quill and Anthony Adcock fill sand bags at Phoenix Fire Station 43 on Chandler Blvd on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 in preparation for the storm.
Between “No Good Deed” and “The Guest,” September is really shaping up to be the month of home invasion/sleeping with the enemy movies. What makes “The Guest” much more interesting that other film, however, is that it’s not entirely clear if the home invader wants to be the homeowner’s friend or enemy. At some point in our lives, we’ve all had somebody we’ve wanted to get rid of, be it a school bully, sleazy boyfriend or boss. You might wish for a dark guardian angel to come to your rescue and take care of the person ruining your life. In the event that dark guardian actually did appear, though, would you be more relieved or horrified? On top of that, would you call the cops on this guy or let him do your dirty work?
Much will be said and written – mostly in 140 characters by the student bodies of each school – before and after the showdown between Mountain Pointe and Chandler.
Once a picture of the auditorium at Mountain Park Community Church in Ahwatukee Foothills underwater hit social media Monday, it didn’t take long to get a response from people all over the Valley ready and willing to help.
Are you ready for this? September is National Preparedness Month. Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Preparedness Month seeks to educate Americans on preparing for natural disasters and other types of emergencies. But you’ll also need to prepare for unexpected events in many other areas of your life — particularly those events related to the financial security of you and your family.
Bailey is a beautiful 1-year-old gal with bunny-like fur and a very loud purr. If you walk into a room and see her lying on her back with all four paws in the air, it’s her subtle way to solicit belly rubs.
Ahwatukee resident Linda Hoaglin awoke in the middle of the night during Monday’s rainstorm to find nearly 6 inches of water in her kitchen.
Streets across Ahwatukee experienced massive flooding Monday morning, while some schools in the area closed for the day or saw delays due to adverse weather.
The selection process for the 2014 Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl has started.
My youngest son started middle school this year. On the first day of classes, climbing on the bus with all his No. 2 pencils and three-ring binders, he also carried with them enough anxiety to fill a mama’s boy’s backpack. It wasn’t just the reality of a new school that put them on edge; it was middle school, and that is scary enough all on its own.
Family of Christ Learning Center in Ahwatukee will host its Live Magic and Pizza night for local families.
When it comes to playing sports, sometimes it’s the little things the athletes enjoy most. For some it, could be the freshly cut grass. For others, it might be the thrill of connecting on a hit.
When East Valley residents are looking for a brief getaway to decompress and escape the sweltering summer heat, they usually turn their eyes northward to the cooler climes of Prescott, Flagstaff or the Mogollon Rim. However, they’re doing themselves a disservice if they chose to ignore our neighbor to the south.
This year’s annual Gilbert Days festivities will include a new attraction for avid runners, one that could expand even more for the 2015 town celebration.