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The Associated Press music writers Chris Talbott and Mesfin Fekadu pick their top five songs of the year.
After two years of chasing Yuma Cibola star Bernie Montoya, Tucson Salpointe’s Andy Truard and Tucson Rincon’s Ryan Silva, Corona del Sol’s Nate Rodriguez entered this season as the favorite to be the top runner in Arizona and did not disappoint.
It looks harder than it really is — everything starts with a first step. But when that thing you are trying to do is different or difficult, then that first step seems very hard to do.
Ahwatukee Foothills News staff members travel down memory lane to share what the holidays mean to us
Once again, the sun is shining on the housing market in Phoenix. Arizona is attractive once again to buyers with retirement, and a warmer climate, on the horizon. In 2012, domestic migration climbed high as it had been in the past five years as Arizona welcomed 26,000 migrants from other states. Across the state, as mortgage rates are decreasing and home values rising, the housing market is enjoying an influx as baby boomers choose our sunny skies. Even local retirees are opting to downsize, placing their current homes up for sale in favor of less maintenance.
"America's Orchestra" plays much-anticipated concert at Hohokam Stadium.
Nearly any time of day, if you’re driving around Ahwatukee, you’ll easily come across at least a handful of people on the roads running — this is one reason why I love living in this community.
For the first time in 14 years, the state big school girls swim trophy was held by a team another than Xavier College Prep.
When an injury happens to a heavily counted on player it can sometimes cause double trouble.
This is in response to Martha Mriss’ letter on Oct. 20 (“Obama comments make Crook look foolish”).
(Editor’s note: Sarah Barnes, the mother of Mountain Pointe wide receiver/defensive back Jalen Brown, was asked by the AFN to reflect on the parent’s perspective of having a big-time Division I recruit in the family and the process that led to him choosing Oregon.)
There was a time when Aaron Frana and Zac Griffin worked long hours in close quarters and ate cold pizza while pouring over game film.
In the past few months since I retired, I have taken a great interest in watching our community very closely. I now have the time to see how Ahwatukee functions in the day time, something I rarely saw when I worked — never had time to do so.
Halloween, the holiday built around the twin pleasures of playing dress-up and eating too much candy, is obviously a hit with children.
This is in response to Don Crook’s letter on Oct. 11, “Obama is destroying America.” Where does this guy get his information? Obviously he informs himself from the extreme right-wing media where these mindless morons believe everything they are told. HUD is not going to Africa to recruit Muslims to house in non-integrated neighborhoods, and more importantly President Obama is not a Muslim. Anyone who believes that nonsense and anything even close just shows their ignorance by spouting it like it was true when it is patently false. He is very lucky to live in a country where he can say such derogatory things about our government and our President and not suffer any consequences other than to look very foolish.
There’s an eerie truth to a song on Sting’s new album, “The Last Ship.”
Did you know that one in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime? Domestic violence is an epidemic affecting women in every community, regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, nationality or educational background.
Steve Mancuso has known all about Mountain Pointe freshmen swimmers Grace Horvath and Sarah Ding for years.
Who am I?
September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month, a month when we can celebrate many of the advances that have been made in dealing with these complicated disorders.
Mountain Pointe High School will be honoring six new inductees into its Hall of Fame on Friday, Sept. 27 in the school’s gym lobby.
In a household full of kids there’s a constant shuffle of clothes, strollers, car seats, toys and other items that were perfect last month and are useless now.
Ang Forsyth and Margaret Pratt have started Lucky Duck Consignment, a twice a year consignment sell for items from maternity to childhood.
While great achievements in sports has it merits and is much more enjoyable, falling ever so short might be better at developing character.
SAN DIEGO – Cade van Raaphorst understood the decision; he just wishes it never got to that point.