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Considering the amount of passion and emotion Olivia Fairchild shows on the volleyball court, it isn’t surprising to hear that she wakes up each morning thinking about volleyball as well.
Rockin’ Taco Street Fest at El Palacio
It was, by my reckoning, a perfect day to sail. The thunderstorms of the night before had given way to a half-blue sky populated by enormous, billowing clouds and a stiff, northerly breeze that would facilitate sailing close-hauled the full length of the “chute.” The chute was a straight line down the middle of the lake where the wind was usually steady, unencumbered by trees and houses along the shoreline.
Giving children the experience of meeting their favorite fairy-tale characters no longer has to be a vacation. Spoonful of Sugar Events makes it possible to have princesses right at your doorstep.
I’ve been seeing campaign commercials lately about increased tuition by political candidates stating that Arizona universities are become less affordable. As a father of a recent Mountain Pointe High School grad and now a student at Arizona State University, the process of choosing the college that was best for our child was based on financial affordability for our family. I am also a believer that higher education is the best investment a parent can make for their child, ensuring much success as they enter the workforce.
Well-known Valley philanthropists Bob and Renee Parsons supported the Arizona Humane Society’s 18th Annual Pet Telethon with a major gift. The couple donated $25,000 on behalf of each of their “fur kids” — Max, Chief, Ninety-nine, and Eighty-eight — for a total donation of $100,000.
The VA Jumbo Loans are probably one of the most misunderstood and under utilized tool in the VA benefits package. The majority of lenders do not know how to leverage this lending tool to its full and complete capacity on behalf of their VA borrowers. If you are a veteran looking to purchase a home above $417,000, you can get a no hassle, no obligation review of your VA benefits to see, if you qualify. There are a few select lenders that do this product well. You will be amazed at how low your rate will be and how little money you need to put as a down payment on VA Jumbo Loans through select lenders. Here are some features and benefits:
Words are powerful creatures. Sometimes sleek and smooth, sometimes coarse and rough. Once they’re out there, we can’t snatch them back, tame them, or change them. Of course, not all words are hurtful or intended to wound. But words that hurt can kill us slowly and painfully, like a torturer. They cut away at our confidence, they eat up our self-esteem. While we might be able to maintain outward façade of normality, we inwardly shrivel and die. In those hidden depths, we can look and feel like “The Scream,” by Edvard Munch.
I love Michael Brown, the fallen, “gentle giant” from Ferguson, Mo. I love all young men, a habit left over from raising three sons; big, loud, cocky; perilously full of life.
On Saturday, Oct. 11, the parking lot of ReThinc Advertising will be filled with clean canines during the agency’s fifth annual Rescue Rinse. Valley residents are invited to bring their pups in from 9 a.m. to noon to get squeaky clean and showered with affection for charity. This year’s beneficiary will be Lucky Dog Rescue, an all-volunteer, non-profit animal rescue organization base in Scottsdale.
Inspirational sports movies are not uncommon, but the 12-year, 151-game winning streak of the De La Salle High School football team — the longest consecutive winning streak in American team sports history — is extraordinary. That story and the story of Coach Bob Ladouceur comes to the big screen Friday, Aug. 22, in director Thomas Carter’s film “When the Game Stands Tall,” based on Neil Hayes’ book of the same name.
You won’t find many Dr. Seuss books in the hands of high school students. But the books’ messages can inspire for a lifetime, like this one: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
Seton Catholic Prep sophomore Nicole Gehret didn’t spend her summer by the pool or taking a family vacation like many 15-year-olds would. Instead, she spent her summer doing work for others.
It seems as if almost everyone you meet has experienced the negative effects of the “Great Recession.” If you or someone you know has had a derogatory credit event, check this cheat sheet, to help you determine when you can buy again. Lenders have loosened the requirements and restrictions surrounding a negative credit event. It may be time to buy before interest rates rise in 2015.
This coming week marks the birthday of a man who Bing Crosby called, “the beginning and the end of music in America.” Born in the sweltering heat of a New Orleans’ August, the grandson of former slaves, and suffering abject poverty, that man was Louis Armstrong.
YMCA volunteer Olivia Kruse opens a gift as part of the Employee U graduation at the Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA in Phoenix on Thursday, July 31, 2014.
Kirkland’s, a home décor store, is now open in the Ahwatukee Foothills Towne Center at 48th Street and Ray Road.
I’ve seen it multiple times, but it never fails to amaze me just how fragile our lives, as well as all the stuff of our lives really are. One of the summer storms bouncing around the Valley at this time of year brought wind and rain ripping through our church campus. It tore up trees and threw around the roof tiles like a 2 year old in full tantrum mode. The storm was all over and done in the space of about 10 minutes, yet restoring some semblance of order took several days. The emotional impact of the scene of devastation, and the physical work also took its toll, even as we give thanks that no one was injured.
The period between Thanksgiving of 1974 and December 1975 was the toughest year in the life of Diana Fisher.
Desert Car Care of Chandler will offer teachers with school IDs a free oil change on Aug. 9 from 8 a.m. to noon.
When Alexa Rogers was only 5 years old, she met a little girl named Sam who was very similar to herself. Sam was bright, happy and always trying to give back to others. There was only one glaring difference between the two.
I’ve seen it multiple times, but it never fails to amaze me just how fragile our lives, as well as all the stuff of our lives, really are. One of the summer storms bouncing around the Valley at this time of year brought wind and rain ripping through our church campus. It tore up trees and threw around the roof tiles like a 2 year old in full tantrum mode. The storm was all over and done in the space of about 10 minutes, yet restoring some semblance of order took several days. The emotional impact of the scene of devastation, and the physical work also took its toll, even as we give thanks that no one was injured.
It’s time to discuss the nightmare I experienced in the late ’80s, early ’90s. We were drawn to Ahwatukee in 1983 by a billboard near Elliot Road and Interstate 10, featuring large cutouts of a tennis player and golfer and much ado about what was offered here. Perfect. Our retirement dreams come true. We bought a house that day on Cheyenne Drive. Two lovely golf courses with club houses, restaurants, pro shops — clothes, equipment, gifts, etc. AND 14 lighted tennis courts, a center court with patio seating, club house with showers, locker rooms, lavatories, pro shop with clothes, tennis equipment, etc., located at the corner of 48th Street and Warner Road.
Veterans can benefit from their service to our country with special mortgage financing options!