It’s summertime! Time for beer, brats, baseball and the beach. It’s also time to be sure that your kids AND dogs are safe around water. For many Valley residents, most homes come equipped with a swimming pool. It’s important that your dog learn how to get out of the pool if they fall in.
The Board of Visitors announced that 43 high school seniors accepted invitations to become Flowers Girls. Carlee Cox of Ahwatukee was among these young women who was presented by their fathers at The Board of Visitors 100th Annual Charity Ball, on April 18 at The Camelback Inn Resort and Spa in Paradise Valley.
Hospice of the Valley is seeking volunteers to assist patients at Phoenix locations. The agency is holding four volunteer orientation sessions 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 2, 9, 16 and 23 at the agency’s administrative office, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix.
Labeling the closed Lakes Golf Course as “blight” is a clever maneuver. A negative word that makes it sound like something needs to be done. Pulte Homes and the owner, Mr. Gee, say we need a “solution.”
Shame on SCOTUS. Its recent 5-4 ruling to allow the owners of Hobby Lobby and other closely held, for-profit enterprises to deny certain types of reproductive health care to its women employees moves society backwards.
More than a decade ago, former Chief Justice Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court installed a massive granite monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments in the rotunda of the Alabama State Judicial Building. Two years later it was removed by court order as a violation of the separation of church and state. Shortly thereafter, Justice Moore was also removed by court order from the Alabama State Judicial Building.
Molly Catherine Barlow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Barlow, residents of Ahwatukee Foothills, was married on May 24 in St. Benedict Catholic Church in Phoenix, to Nicholas Daniel Goins, son of Mr. Nickie Goins and Ms. Michelle Goins, of North Carolina.
PICACHO PEAK STATE PARK — "Excuse me, coming through, sorry, thank you!" I kept repeating loudly and urgently as I hiked up Picacho Peak, which rises like a Western saddle from the endless desert just off I-10 between Phoenix and Tucson.
This 2014 picture shows cactuses and spring flowers on the Norris Trail of Saguaro National Park in Arizona. The park, divided into two districts with the city of Tucson in between them, offers hikers sunny, peaceful trails. (AP Photo/Giovanna Dell'Orto)
Mother’s Day has been an official U.S. holiday since 1914. It was originally started here in the U.S. by Anna Jarvis in 1908. Mother’s Day celebrations honoring mothers can be traced back to festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, by ancient Greeks and Romans. Early roots include the Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday.”
Mother’s Day is coming up Sunday, May 11. We’ve put together a list of things to do for Mother’s Day in Phoenix that will make any mom feel like a queen. Reservations are recommend for most of the brunches and dinners.
I had my suspicions about this and now I know that I was correct. By living here in the desert where we have had a particularly nice winter, we miss some of seasonal symbolism of Easter. I visited my old homeland in Indiana last week where rebirth was evident. Although I had the coldest day of my winter there, family and friends I visited were speaking in cheerful, optimistic tones about the end of winter finally coming and the joy of warm spring days.
FILE - This March 17, 2012, file photo shows the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, in Birmingham, Ala. With 67 acres of land and more than two dozen unique gardens, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens is one of the most-visited free attractions in Alabama. There are roses for flower fans, a Japanese garden for Asian enthusiasts and a vegetable garden lush enough to make any home gardener green with envy. (AP Photo/The Birmingham News, Michelle Campbell, File)
Hospice of the Valley is seeking volunteers to assist patients at Phoenix locations and is hosting eight volunteer-orientation sessions from 6 to 9 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, beginning May 5, at the agency’s administrative office, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix.
The Ahwatukee Foothills News hosts a forum with the 9th Congressional District US House of Representatives candidate Andrew Walter.For more from this forum, see our playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8ZTVzyUoWKlnx1J8_dcjjX94IwjMgeS5[Video: Vincent Cota/Ahwatukee Foothills News]