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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 Pecos Community Center will be offering a college workshop, “An Introduction to the College Planning Jungle,” for individuals interested in getting information on how to go about planning for college, from 6:30 to 7:40 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21 at Pecos Community Center, 17010 S. 48th St., Classroom 2.
Valley Christian High School will be hosting an open house on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
The Pecos Community Center will be offering a college workshop, entitled “An Introduction to the College Planning Jungle,” for individuals interested in getting information on how to go about planning for college, from 6:30 to 7:40 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 at Pecos Community Center, 17010 S. 48th St., classroom No. 2.
The Whirlwind Golf Club, located at Wild Horse Pass, will be hosting the Joe Hasulak Memorial Golf Tournament on Sept. 14 at 7:30 a.m.
A stretch of westbound Interstate 10 between Sky Harbor Airport and the Deck Park Tunnel in Phoenix will be closed Friday night for maintenance work inside the tunnel, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Drivers are encouraged to plan ahead, consider alternate routes and allow extra travel time while the following weekend freeway restrictions are in place:
A new company to the Phoenix area is looking to hire 500 employees in the next 60 days to work in its new solutions center in Ahwatukee Foothills.
Part of Loop 303 will be closed in the West Valley this weekend (Aug. 16-19) as work continues to convert the highway into a six-lane freeway, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Drivers are asked to plan ahead, allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes while the following restrictions are in place this weekend:
Frederick’s deep red fur is stunning. He has an adorable under bite and a very loving, easy going personality to boot. Snuggling is one of Frederick’s most favorite activity by far. And how could you resist that cute face? Frederick rides well in the car, has wonderful leash manners and has a stellar personality. Frederick is the complete package, except for one thing. This loving little man is missing a family to call his own. He has so much love to give and can’t wait to share it with his new family. He is sure to bring a smile to your face and your heart with all his cuteness and loving ways. Frederick is looking for an affectionate family. He is a world champion snuggler and is happy to show off his talents any chance he can get. Daily walks and a canine friend to share his time with would be great.
While a few Ahwatukee residents have strong opinions about the South Mountain Freeway (SMF) Loop 202, one way or the other, a majority are totally ambivalent about the road. Like most Valley residents, they are hoping for anything at all that will ease their commute by reducing stop-and-go congestion on the Interstate 10. Most of us have been paying an increased sales tax for transportation projects since 1985 and any tangible evidence of our money at work is gratifying. Since very little of Ahwatukee is south of Chandler Boulevard, the impact on most of us will be marginal.
A special meeting of the Pecos North Homeowners Association will be on Wednesday, July 17 for a vote on the recall petition of four of the five HOA board members.
Nancy Zguda, 92, of Phoenix passed away on May 29. She was born on Feb. 19, 1921 in the Bronx, N.Y., to Amelia and Joseph Conforti.
The Maricopa Community Colleges Governing Board unanimously approved the appointment of Steven R. Gonzales, Ed.D., as president of GateWay Community College, effective July 1.
Now that the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) has finally been released by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on the proposed South Mountain Freeway Loop 202 expansion, we can start doing a feasibility check on the proposed freeway.
Benjamin E. McKinnon of Ahwatukee has earned the dean’s list for the 2012 fall semester at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must be enrolled full time and maintain a 3.25 or better GPA on a 4.0 scale.
A new report released last week says the United States is no longer the beacon for illegal immigration that it was when the economy here was expanding rapidly.
Small business owners in Maricopa County are invited to participate in a free workshop and learn more about the city of Phoenix business certification programs and how they can provide opportunities for small business economic growth from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, at Longview Neighborhood Recreation Center, 4040 N. 14th St.
Mountain Pointe graduate Erika Papadeas was named 2012 All-Heartland Conference Volleyball Team as a sophomore at Dallas Baptist.
Seniors from the Pecos Senior Center line up for a photo with their new T-shirts that say, “Pecos Senior Center for “B” older adults.” The group is also busy planning its Art and Crafts Fair for today, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pecos Senior Center, 17010 S. 48th St. An Auction and Rummage Sale is being planned for Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the same location.
There will be limited closures along Phoenix-area freeways this weekend for improvement work, including Loop 303 construction north of Interstate 10 in the West Valley. The Arizona Department of Transportation recommends drivers allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes while the following restrictions are in place:
As construction of State Route 24 (Gateway Freeway) continues to progress, crews will need to restrict both Ray Road and Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) overnight next week. Drivers should be aware of the following restrictions:
Michael Limongello of Ahwatukee graduated from the University of Dallas in May with a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance. Limongello was one of approximately 300 students to receive a degree from the university during its spring 2012 commencement ceremony.
From farms and Field of Dreams to Phoenix, another longtime East Valley-molder of young minds has moved on to smaller-but-better things.
The Phoenix City Council approved several changes Wednesday to bus service routes that will go into effect next month.
More than 50 Electric Utility Technology (EUT) students from across the United States will have the chance to participate in Chandler-Gilbert Community College’s sixth annual Collegiate Lineman’s Competition on Friday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the CGCC Pecos campus athletic fields.