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Mesa boys volleyball coach Anthony Millanes took a few minutes this week to talk about winning the Wolf Howl invitational tournament last week, pursuing a state title with a talented, senior-heavy lineup, and the return of a key player from serious injury.
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More than 100 third- and fourth-grade students from Kyrene de los Lagos participated in an educational event as part of the 2014 Arizona Weights and Measures Week.
When I was studying to be a rabbi, I spent several years doing volunteer service work in India, Thailand, El Salvador, Ghana, and many other countries. During that time, I heard many wrenching stories from women who had been the victims of violence. They told me they felt powerless, vulnerable, and scared. I pledged on each encounter that I would commit my life to giving voice to their cries. I prayed for an end to this epidemic and sought ways to take action to fulfill the Biblical mandate to pursue justice. Today, each and every one of us has an opportunity to do something tangible to help, and I urge you to join me.
Most likely you have started to think about what to do after you graduate from high school. If college is in your future, now is the time to begin touring college campuses. These visits will be crucial in helping you understand which factors are most important to you in choosing your future college. Plan to visit a variety of schools: public, private, research, liberal arts, large, medium, and small, with the goal of finding the setting where you feel most comfortable, are valued as a student and can best be prepared for your future work and life.
Gov. Jan Brewer, who developed an international reputation for her vociferous attacks on illegal immigration, is ending her career as an elected politician at the end of the year.
When it comes time to apply for a mortgage in 2014, you might be surprised at how much documentation you’ll need when applying for a home loan. Especially if you are a first-time home buyer or someone who has not been through the process since before all the new rules and regulations implemented in the past few years.
The softball season is heading into its third week and the area results have been mixed.
After 17 years in the military Maj. Antoinette Grimes thought she was finally getting the opportunity to serve her country until a collapsed lung separated her from her unit leaving for Iraq. She recovered from that ailment and did serve in Afghanistan, but she was medevaced because she had gone into the early stages of kidney failure.
Fewer than 200 participants showed up seven years ago for the inaugural Alport Syndrome Foundation (ASF) 5K. More than 300 are expected at this year’s event later this month.
Students from Kyrene de la Colina Elementary school flooded campus fields to participate in the annual field day on Friday, this year called “Happy Field Day.”
In 2014, the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce is celebrating 20 years of excellence. The year will be filled with a variety of events, including the anniversary mixer on March 19. The chamber’s mission remains true today: to provide ongoing support, resources and community connections for businesses to succeed in meeting their goals.
Encanterra Country Club, a private club and community in the Southeast Valley, has been selected by the United States Golf Association to host an 18-hole, local qualifying tournament for the 2014 U.S. Open Championship on Thursday, May 8. This is the second time Encanterra Country Club has been selected for this honor.
Over the past few months, in Arizona, there have been multiple changes affecting health care coverage for children in Arizona. In October, a bipartisan bill passed which increased Medicaid expansion to 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level and many more Arizona families qualified for Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS).
People in the Phoenix area have an opportunity this spring to weigh in on a timely and important topic: health care.
After years of simple solids and geometric prints, the lowly flower is making a comeback in decor. Floral patterns have been blooming all over fashion runways in recent months, and they are slowly finding their way back into the world of home decorating, too.
LOS ANGELES — Many neighborhood feuds in the U.S. are caused by barking and parking. When it comes to barking, animal trainers say dogs are usually bored, scared or anxious, so they shouldn't be blamed for fights that involve their masters.
Arizona made national news again, but it was not necessarily in a good way. My sister back in Indiana called me last week. She was watching the news and wanted to know what on Earth was happening in Arizona. When SB 1062 passed both chambers of the legislature, a friend from high school who connects with me via Facebook wrote, “Chalk up another one for religion.”
Over the weekend Ironwood Library in Ahwatukee celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday by inviting the community out to enjoy a morning filled with entertainment.
The Ahwatukee Foothills News recently talked to Chiemi Karasawa, director of the new documentary, “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me.” The film offer’s a glimpse into the life of Stritch, a Broadway legend and clearly the most outgoing actress over 85 working today.
Phoenix last week approved creating a technology summit bringing in leaders from the national and international field to participate. This will be a joint effort by the city of Phoenix, Maricopa County and the state of Arizona governments. A bi-partisan group spoke in favor of the summit.
Jessica Fong for Performance. Jessica is currently managing the annual Key Club Blood Drive, which she has done for the past three years. Over the years she has done an amazing job promoting this very important cause. Due to her outstanding leadership, Jessica has continually increased the number of students who participate on the planning committee and increased the number of students who donate blood. She devotes countless hours and effort to ensuring the success of this event, and deserves to be recognized for the remarkable work she has done.
When kids know that we sincerely not only care for them but we sincerely care about things that are important to them motivation skyrockets! How can we show our sincere care about the things kids care about if we do not sincerely care about those things such as Dora the Explorer, Princesses, Spiderman, or fossils? Beginning with the end in mind just may be the key we need to unlock the door to this sincerity because our kids somehow know if and when we are sincere or not and insincerity does not motivate anyone. For example if we want our children to be motivated to behave well at a restaurant we may need to have a tea party with all their favorite characters the week before and model the desired behavior we want at the restaurant making the connection to how the characters behaved and how pleased we were with them. This seemingly silly or senseless time spend with our kids gives us a greater glimpse into their world and how they see the greater world we live in. This understanding and relationship building builds invites us into their world and gets us out of our world. When these two worlds unite the partnership is magical and children will be motivated to do many things that we may have thought were impossible for them. With this in mind if you have not done so already please take the time to Read the Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman . It is a life changing read that will help you keep your kids motivated. If you cannot commit to another book to read consider incorporating these five challenges into your kids life and get ready for greater parenting joy with a motivated child in tow…
Life expectancies are almost five years longer today than they were 30 years ago, a fact that increases the likelihood you will provide some form of support for aging parents — through home care, helping out with day-to-day chores and errands, or even covering living expenses. That role can make significant demands on your time, energy and financial resources.
Water safety incidents in Phoenix dropped each of the past two years, thanks in part to a concerted effort to educate the community. But a toddler drowned in a backyard pool last week, kick starting the awareness effort once again.