According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, drowning is one of the leading causes of death in Arizona among children 1 to 4 years old. This alarming statistic is one of the reasons Fulton Homes, for the 12th consecutive year, is sponsoring the Valley’s most successful and recognized water safety programs.
TUCSON – Wick Communications has entered into a preliminary agreement to sell its Tucson Weekly and Inside Tucson Business publications to 10/13 Communications. Terms of the transaction were not announced.
Family road trips are an important piece of our heritage, so it’s likely that most of us have a special road trip tucked away as a favorite childhood memory. Mine was a summer jaunt to visit family in Lake Stevens, Wash. Endless “license plate game” and “cyclops” hours later, and we arrived at our first main stop — Redwood National Park. As I unfolded myself out of our station wagon, I’ll never forget my jaw-dropping awe as I peered to look up at these giant trees kissing the sky. Although we camped only a night among the canopies of these behemoths, it’s that part of the two-week trip that was forever etched in my memory. As an adult and parent, state and national parks remain a favorite; there’s something about the unspoiled beauty and beckoning adventure that makes everyone feel like a kid.
Bethany Christian School in Tempe, 6304 S. Price Road, will be hosting several “Snapshot Tours” each month through July. These tours are a great way to learn more about everything the school has to offer.
Mortgages are going to cost more in 2014. After six years of steadily dropping, the home lending market finally hit an historic price floor in late 2012, with rates for 30-year fixed mortgages leveling off at about 3.38 percent. Rates remained in the 3’s through the first half of 2013 before finally popping up above 4 percent in June. The Mortgage Bankers Association is expecting mortgage rates to increase above 5 percent in 2014, and then increase to 5.5 percent by the end of 2015.
Ahwatukee-based Team Phoenix, a club basketball program, was honored for its great season on Sunday night by being on the floor for the National Anthem before the Suns hosted Oklahoma City at US Airways Center.
In a state full of wonderful and beautiful topography, Arizona also boasts a number of places to see nature from a different perspective — underground. The most famous of these sites is Kartchner Caverns, about 9 miles south of Benson.
Arizona State University has been awarded the Greater Phoenix Urban Leagues Whitney M. Young, Jr. Corporate Award that recognizes organizations that exhibit genuine concern for the community in promoting and celebrating diversity, racial harmony, and social and economic equality.
The Phoenix Police Department joined a website in January as an effort to make neighborhoods safer after concerned residents reported several instances of burglary, solicitation and vandalism in their community.
Erin Andrews-Sharer, a graduate of Desert Vista High School in Ahwatukee Foothills, and a junior Spanish major at The College of Wooster, received the Edward Taylor Prize at Wooster’s 44th Annual Recognition Banquet.
Phoenix Sister Cities, Inc. and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will host the first Mayor’s International Gala on April 3 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, 340 N. Third St. The reception is from 6 to 7 p.m. and dinner from 7 to 9 p.m.
Taking aim at blighted golf courses around the city, including the Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course, a Phoenix City Council subcommittee this past week moved forward with changes to the city’s zoning ordinance regarding open space protections on golf courses.
After a remarkable rebound, the Phoenix housing market is cooling down. The latest figures show Phoenix is off to a less than promising 2014. The number of homes for sale in January stood 29 percent above their levels of a year earlier, according to the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service Inc. A new report from Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business has found a 4 percent drop in home prices in January.