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Seventh-grade science students at Kyrene Akimel A-al Middle School are inviting the Ahwatukee community to their Astronomy Night event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at Akimel A-al, 2720 E. Liberty Lane.
Peter R. “Bob” Ethington, 84, passed away Oct. 27 at Royal Park Care Center in Spokane, Wash., succumbing to complications of a stroke suffered Sept. 16.
On a Saturday morning in October, Gary Webb, president of OCJ Kids, drove an hour south to make a presentation to a tiny group in Ahwatukee about the charity’s efforts for foster children in Phoenix. Sheila Coonen, executive director of Connecting to Serve, which represents a collection of churches and organizations in Ahwatukee, reassured him that he wasn’t wasting his time with the very small group.
The Maricopa Community Colleges (MCC) are looking for a new governing board member to fill the seat vacated when Ben Miranda suddenly passed away in November. This seat will represent District 5, which comprises parts of Avondale, Buckeye, Glendale, Goodyear and Phoenix, as well as the Gila River Indian Community, Guadalupe, the Tohono O’Odham Nation and Tolleson.
Honey and Harve Kimmel of Ahwatukee announced the engagement of their son, Alan, to Belle Sigal, daughter of Reta and Bernie Sigal of Blacklick, Ohio.
Alexander Ryan Jones, 19, of Ahwatukee, passed away Nov. 21. He was born on Dec. 30, 1993 in Fayetteville, N.C. He moved to Ahwatukee in October of 2000. He attended Kyrene Cerritos, Estrella and Akimel schools, and was a 2012 graduate of Desert Vista High School where he played football. He was an active participant with Horizon Presbyterian Youth Group and participated in several mission trips. He was currently living and working in Dallas, Texas. He was getting ready to go to Iowa in February with AmeriCorps.
The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce does not represent our small businesses by not opposing the proposed Loop 202 path to pollution, more traffic noise, home value devaluation and crime.
Demonstrating their commitment to giving to others, Primrose School of Ahwatukee recently helped feed hungry families throughout the Phoenix area. The preschoolers donated more than 59,544 food items to St. Vincent de Paul last month.
Great news for all the hiking enthusiasts in the Valley. In January, Echo Canyon trail at Camelback Mountain will reopen and be better than ever. The trail has been revitalized to ensure long-term usage and the current parking situation enhanced to accommodate visitors.
There are some startling conclusions we can draw from the election results of Nov. 5 in regards to the Kyrene and Tempe Union High School district’s Maintenance and Operation Override campaigns.
Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle threw a huge bash to celebrate the first anniversary of the entertainment mecca. On Nov. 16, the public was invited to enjoy $1 specials throughout the day, free entertainment including live bands, kids’ activities, and special guest appearances by Arizona Rattlers players, Sidewinder Dancers, Booboo Stewart of X-Men Days of Future Past, Jon Proudstar, creator of Tribal Force Comic, the Yellowhouse Dancers and more. Guests also had the opportunity to enter for a chance to win free movie tickets for an entire year. Miss Indian Arizona, Alyssa Garcia, was on-hand to greet attendees of the anniversary event.
Protesters will stage at Ahwatukee schools over the next couple days, protesting the proposed expansion of the South Mountain Freeway.
The Phoenix Regional Sports Commission and the Arizona State University Grand Canyon State Games announced a new, two-year partnership agreement with X-Treme Apparel. The new partnership positions the company as the presenting sponsor of the Arizona State University Grand Canyon State Games and the Lori Piestewa Native American Games, as well as the official merchandise sponsor of the Phoenix Regional Sports Commission.
Each year, state and local governments in Arizona spend millions of dollars buying items and services they require. Unfortunately, though, those governments spend too many local tax dollars on out-of-state vendors when local small businesses could do the job just as well — or better.
Once again, the sun is shining on the housing market in Phoenix. Arizona is attractive once again to buyers with retirement, and a warmer climate, on the horizon. In 2012, domestic migration climbed high as it had been in the past five years as Arizona welcomed 26,000 migrants from other states. Across the state, as mortgage rates are decreasing and home values rising, the housing market is enjoying an influx as baby boomers choose our sunny skies. Even local retirees are opting to downsize, placing their current homes up for sale in favor of less maintenance.
Born Margaret Augusta Fueglein in Cleveland, Ohio, on April 26, 1932; Margaret (Pat) met Thomas Mayer through Tom’s cousin, Dorothy Bradley, fell in love, and were married on May 2, 1953.
Two events this weekend will make kids in Ahwatukee Foothills a little safer.
Valley Christian High School will be hosting an open house on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
There will finally be as many people working in Arizona at the end of next year as there were employed here in 2005.
Mountain Pointe senior Ernie de la Trinidad and Desert Vista senior Keenan Bartlett have found a home.
The tone of the discussion at the Tempe Union High School District Governing Board meeting concerning the South Mountain Freeway was very different from the discussion two weeks earlier. At the Nov. 6 meeting, the board voted two in favor, one opposed and one abstaining from voting against the Loop 202 Freeway.
When Ahwatukee residents Garrett, Will, and Boyd Armstrong visited their grandparents in Charleston, S.C., on Oct. 9 they went fishing at Wild Dunes Marina and caught some big redfish weighing approximately 35 to 40 pounds.
On Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 to 11 a.m. the Arizona Psychological Foundation and Phoenix Children’s Hospital, 1919 E. Thomas Road, will be sponsoring a free public education presentation on teen drug use.
BMO Harris Bank invites the public to join them as they thank veterans for their service and sacrifice on Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. Two military veterans; one a former World War II military intelligence officer, and the other, a recently returned Afghanistan veteran, will share their personal stories.
Police are seeking the public’s help to identify two men who robbed a Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurant at gunpoint on Monday.