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With the start of a new school year fast approaching (at least in Arizona), I wanted to take a moment to address a critical skill that most students fail to practice. It’s called mindset and believe it or not, it’s equally important to student success as the letter grades they will receive at the end of the first quarter.
(Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of stories about “snowbirds” in Ahwatukee and the Valley of the Sun. The next story will appear in the July 25 issue of the AFN).
Clouds covered the sky, but temperatures were still more than 100 degrees with the dense humidity adding additional drips of sweats.
Locally centered spending has surged over the past few years due in part to organizations that promote local economies.
Just less than a year ago, three Ahwatukee Foothills residents decided to get serious about music and form a band. This month, that band, All is King, will represent Phoenix at an international music festival in Chengdu, China.
The general consensus seems to be that this has been a disappointing summer movie season. That either means that the standards of moviegoers are going up or they’ve just become spoiled brats. Come on, people. “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” and “Godzilla” might not have been blockbuster masterpieces, but for what they were, they did provide perfectly solid entertainment. The same cannot be said about “Transformers: Age of Extinction.” Now that the latest from Michael Bay is in the mix, the summer movie season must be graded on a curve.
Question: My bank is recommending that I use Trusteer Rapport along with Sophos for protection for my Mac. Do you agree? — Lynne
Coach was insistent and parent was hesitant, but the kid and her team ultimately thrived.
Just four years ago Ahwatukee resident and multi-business owner Tim Berry, 47, was battling decades of alcohol dependency that had finally brought him to rock bottom, losing his job and many friends and family.
Lumps eventually heal and if handled correctly can build character.
Rose Royce exploded on the music scene in the summer of 1976 thanks to “Car Wash,” a No. 1 song from the movie soundtrack of the same name starring the iconic Richard Pryor. Considered by many to be one of the most underrated groups to hail from the 1970s soul music era, Rose Royce is back.
In the weeks leading up to Saturday, Lyndsey Fry tried to prepare herself for the excitement and emotion of stepping on the Olympic ice for the first time. Proudly wearing the U.S. jersey on her sport’s biggest stage was, as Fry said, what made it all real.
Question: I know Windows XP is about to be retired, but is it safe enough for me to do my taxes or should I upgrade it first? — Ralph
Getting a child ready for their schooling career can be an important endeavor, and Thrive to Five is offering educational classes for toddlers and parents to get ahead in schooling.
Maddy Sulka got what she wanted.
Is it me or does it seem this time of year things seem less stressful, more fun, and energizing?
Every athlete can develop a pro mindset to peak their performance and achieve ongoing success. It doesn’t matter how good you already are, because mental training can get you better. As such, all competitive athletes should work on strengthening their mindset. In fact, mental skills and strategies can be learned and practiced similar to physical skills. Below are 10 mental skills and strategies that can help athletes go from good to greatest:
Public relations companies usually promote businesses and clients, but this month Ahwatukee-based Orca Communications took time out to spread the news about one of their own in hopes of raising funds to pay for her daughter’s cancer treatments.
Justine and Brian Denison say they adhere to all the growing practices required for organic certification, yet if they label their beans and tomatoes “organic” at the farmer’s market, they could face federal charges and $20,000 or more in fines.
For a couple of hours last week, it looked like the Senate would give Alex Miller a chance to relax.
The list of alternates were rattled off and Cole Tucker, sitting among the nation’s top 144 candidates for the USA 18U baseball team, figured he gave it his best shot after not hearing his named called.
Although it is almost a prerequisite the summer before senior year in high school, Jake Alexander isn’t about to take it easy.
Tyler Viza’s inclusion at No. 427 in Baseball America’s top 500 draft prospects shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who saw Desert Vista’s comeback against Brophy in the first round of the Division I state baseball tournament.
If you are returning to the dating world after a long time away or if you have not had the dating life you hoped for, maybe it is time to try something different.