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There was a disc jockey, a pig, and not nearly enough blankets to combat the cold.
A true story made headlines Nov. 4. A trove of approximately 1,500 works of art confiscated by the Nazis in World War II were seized in a Munich apartment. The value was estimated to be $1.3 billion by artists such as Picasso, Matisse and Chagall. The news goes on to say that determining the rightful owners of the works decades after they were either sold under duress or seized could take years.
The Friendship Community Church of Ahwatukee will be hosting its second Thanksgiving Day Dinner for individuals without family during the holiday.
In my monthly book club group we open the discussion with just a word and a number — how much we enjoyed the book on a scale of 1-10 and one word that best describes it for us.
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:
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.
As far as scripts go for a swan song, they don’t get much better than the one Mountain Pointe seniors Kiyoko Hashimoto and Vi Koka delivered in the 2013 badminton singles state championship.
Each year the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce honors local business women through the Palo Verde Women in Business Award.
Ambassador of the month
A simple story told with economy, "Wadjda" is a notable example of old-school, humanistic filmmaking. It's also genuinely groundbreaking: the first feature shot entirely in Saudi Arabia, and the first film directed by a Saudi woman.
Beholding the late James Gandolfini doing a lovely job in a change-of-pace role significantly intensifies the already funny/sad aspects of "Enough Said," an engaging comic romance set amid the minefields that imperil starting up mid-life relationships. The title notwithstanding, writer-director Nicole Holofcener's look at a 50-ish divorced mother with a daughter about to leave home is never at a loss for words, many of them quite amusing, making the film a leading contender for best girls' night movie of the season. For their part, men will enjoy watching Gandolfini in a relaxed, self-effacing, regular guy performance.
For the past three years Ahwatukee resident Malinda Davis has transformed and changed her life by one simple notion: shedding off unwanted pounds. Three years ago Davis was weighing upwards of 411 pounds, and with dedication and the wiliness to change her life she has lost more than 200 pounds.
Ahwatukee Foothills resident Michelle Forbes radiates strength, health and confidence as she walks into a room. The 51-year-old RN coordinator at Barrow Neurological Institute enjoys water aerobics, weight training and healthy eating, and can’t wait for the weather to cool off so she can get back on her mountain bike.
Mountain Pointe High School will be honoring six new inductees into its Hall of Fame on Friday, Sept. 27 in the school’s gym lobby.
When an individual is passionate about a certain subject they will jump over as many hurdles as they can to be able to keep their passion alive.
Ahwatukee’s Ashley Cleveland was selected as a Community Mentor for the Health and Human Services residential learning community at Northern Arizona University’s residential campus.
The Broadway original is a musical tale of loyalty, friendship and community. The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton the elephant who must protect the Whos from danger while guarding an abandoned egg.
Phoenix’s flagship art venue will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month beginning in September with a film festival, salsa music and two compelling exhibitions.
I’ve had the honor of chairing the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce Women in Business for the last two years. It has been our mission to provide programs and opportunities in leadership, development, education and networking for women in the business community. This group of women also focuses throughout the year on raising and collecting funds for the Women in Business Scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship is to aid the advancement of local woman into the business world.
On Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. HealthSource Chiropractic and Progressive Rehab will host a community/patient appreciation day and blood drive to honor patients of the clinic and to thank the community as a whole for the spirit of friendship and welcoming that has been extended.
For the next eight months we will be doing a series of articles that are focused on teens. We will discuss ways teens can become successful in school as well as outside of school. We will discuss the importance of defining goals, and practicing small efforts that will yield success.
Fall is the time for high school seniors to begin college applications. For many the college essay can seem daunting. What should I write about? How will I make my essay interesting to an admissions committee? Where do I begin? You actually have many remarkable stories to tell that will set you apart from other applicants. Let’s take a look at how you can thoughtfully approach this task.
For 21 years the Foothills Women’s Club has been bringing women together through laughter, good conversation, and a good cause.
The Phoenix Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi recently received the fraternity’s highest and most prestigious honor, the Premier Club Award. Pi Beta Phi alumnae clubs promote and support fraternity philanthropic endeavors, assist collegiate chapters and offer friendship to new graduates and alumnae.