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Reality has a habit of raining down hard and melting away the comforts formed by the kindness of imagination and the vagaries of memory. There’s the way a person wants to remember an event that occurred in his or her life, and then there’s the way the event actually played out, complete with details absent of sympathy.
I grew up with a lot of religious rules. To violate these rules was to subject oneself to the judgment of God. If you had a fundamentalist upbringing, you may be familiar with some of these restrictions. No drinking, no smoking, no dancing, no playing cards or going to the movies, no mixed-bathing (a prospect that intrigued my teenage mind), no Sabbath-breaking (though we did not actually gather on the Sabbath), and absolutely no questioning of religious authority.
Whether it’s grandma’s garden, a desert landscape or a patch of green grass, our gardens enrich our lives with a certain serenity and calmness. A beautiful garden can whisk us away to another place and time. “Flourish: Artworks Inspired by Our Gardens,” on display at Vision Gallery in Chandler through Aug. 30, features textiles, ceramics, photography and mixed media by 50 Arizona artists focusing on natural, floral and botanical artworks.
Summer always seems to go by so quickly. Before we know it, the beginning of the school year is here and that’s why Arizonans should take steps today to make sure their families have health coverage heading into the school year.
The renovation project at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, named among the “Top 100 Courses You Can Play” by Golf Magazine, has progressed well and the front nine holes are open for play.
I drive by the Lakes Golf Course daily and have witnessed the steady, man-caused deterioration of what was once a lovely area.
The race for justice of the peace in the Kyrene District is, so far, peaceful
A group of about 30 volunteers, representing five grass-roots organizations, got together Tuesday night in Guadalupe to pack and prepare nearly 100 backpacks full of school supplies for children in need.
The race for justice of the peace in the Kyrene District is, so far, peaceful.
The owners of the closed Lakes Golf Course have been pumping water out of the lakes on the property for weeks, and it will still be weeks until the lakes are dry, they said.
While all the attention is on The Lakes Golf Course takeover by Pulte, it looks like the Ahwatukee Country Club golf course is going downhill. There are brown patches of grass and it looks like it isn’t being fully watered. Wilson Gee says he’s going to keep the Ahwatukee Country Club golf course, but it appears it’s scheduled to die out also.
The appearance of your skin, including the skin on your feet, is a reflection of what’s going on internally with your health. Dry, cracked heels are an indication that your body is out of balance, not an indication that you need an expensive foot cream or a pedicure. Dry, cracked heels are a very common problem that can be embarrassing and unsightly. Fortunately, the following remedies will result in smooth, happy, healthy feet.
Editor’s note: This is the final in a two-part series on the history of the Ahwatukee streets.
The lakes at The Lakes are no more.
We celebrate our nation’s 238th birthday this month, unless we count from the year of the Constitution’s adoption. If so, then it’s a young 227 years old. Too young for a nation to die? Not according to history. We learn civilizations generally collapse within 200 years, so we can wonder if the USA is overdue to “tap out.”
Though the calendar won’t announce the official arrival of summer for a few more weeks, the Arizona heat already is settling in. Blasting the A/C may sound like a great plan, but it’s not so great for your energy use — or your wallet. From the air conditioner to the washing machine, a few adjustments can make a huge difference on your home and the environment. The grass will always be greener on your side of the fence with a little inspiration from these energy-saving tips.
Ben and Sundance are brother and sister and are a bonded pair. They love each other very much and need to stay together. Ben is 10 years old and Sundance is 9 years old. Both are trained, know basic commands and get along well with other dogs. Ben loves to go for long walks but is allergic to grass, and Sundance has an allergy to chicken products. They both love to sleep and cuddle and are very laid back. They are best friends and would make a great addition to any family.
Nearly 80 percent of Americans admit they feel tired, exhausted, low energy, fatigue and experience too much stress. Many mistakenly link it to getting older. Contrary to popular belief, low energy and fatigue are not inevitable consequences of getting older.
Predicting the MLB draft and the length of the playing career of those selected is a bit like letting go of a paper airplane from the upper deck of a ballpark.
Starting in July Phoenix residents will have more options for how to get rid of waste that could help save money and the environment.
Annalisa is a beautiful 1-year-old Sharpei with great markings and a great personality. This charming, sweet, affectionate girl loves attention from people, big and small, and is very willing to trade kisses for kisses. Annalisa enjoys snuggling with or napping next to you. She knows basic commands such as sit and takes treats very gently from your hand. She can also drink water straight from a bottle. Show Annalisa a toy box and she’ll get right to work carrying each toy into a different area of the house. Annalisa likes to fetch tennis balls, play with rope toys, and gnaw on bones. One of her favorite games is playing with a running water hose — she’ll jump into the spray, chase the water, and after the water is shut off, she’ll paw at the hose trying to get the water to reappear.
Golf courses don’t simply grow grass and trees — they also grow attachments between the land and the residents who live along the course’s borders.
After reading Wilson Gee’s impassioned letter (“An apology and the future of Ahwatukee Lakes,” May 21) in the AFN, I just could not pass it by without more comment. But my comments are about the Ahwatukee Golf Course, not the Lakes course. I can see this course heading the same way as the Lakes course. I enjoy eating at the Ahwatukee course clubhouse; the food is reasonably good and fairly priced. But the status of the clubhouse with its dirty carpeting, dirty Venetian blinds, cracked stucco, filthy/unsanitary restrooms, dead trees and brown fairways (because many irrigation sprinklers are not working) makes me believe Mr. Gee is letting this course go in the same direction as the Lakes course.
So what hasn’t been done in sports films? The genre has tapped everything from outfield angels to trained chimpanzees and dogs, so what’s left? What about a true story of cricket pitchers from India brought to America to learn baseball while fish-out-of-water wackiness ensues? And there you have Million Dollar Arm, Disney’s lame attempt to retry on their decades old Cool Runnings formula.
The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department began to ban open fires in city mountain and desert preserves, effective May 12. In consultation with the Phoenix Fire Department, smoking and charcoal fires are included in the ban due to the extreme fire danger that the combination of low humidity, increasing temperatures and frequent high winds. Additional information on the ban is available online, at phoenix.gov/parks.