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T.W. Lewis company founder and CEO Tom Lewis has been recognized as the first inductee into the National Housing Quality Award Hall of Fame. Lewis is being recognized for his overall contribution to the housing industry and for his overall impact in the field of quality home building.
Downtown Mesa’s Arizona Museum for Youth is inching closer to becoming the i.d.e.a. Museum. The re-branding, set to launch to the public on Feb. 7, 2014, will transform the much-loved family venue with creative innovations, including — fundraisers hope — a place called The HUB.
The State Board of Education recently voted to appoint Christine M. Thompson as executive director for the organization. Thompson succeeds Vince Yanez who announced earlier this month that he will leave the post to accept a position at the Arizona Community Foundation.
Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert announced recipients of the 2013-14 Community Grants program.
HERE: Make ornaments out of bird seed Dec. 14
Businesses, churches and individuals are coming together across Ahwatukee Foothills to provide Christmas cheer to kids and teens in local foster group homes.
A Florida-based nonprofit aimed at bringing yoga to those who wouldn’t normally get to experience its benefits has been slowly making an expansion into Tempe and surrounding communities.
While the money tree in the backyard is unattainable, helping those truly in need with financial assistance this holiday season is within reach thanks to Altrusa International, Inc.
Pet Paradise’s fifth annual Food for Paws food drive is going on through Dec. 31. This year, Pet Paradise Phoenix will be donating to Maricopa Animal Care and Control. Food for Paws will benefit more than 18 nonprofit organizations as well as pet owners struggling to feed their pets. To date the annual pet food drive has collected and distributed more than 50,000 pounds of pet food.
The Center for Living Well, a nonprofit wellness ministry providing Christ-Centered wellness education and training, have announced teacher training will take place in January.
This year, like every year since 1996, thousands of lights will sparkle down Chandler Boulevard in Ahwatukee Foothills and the entire community will be welcome to attend a festival to kick off the holiday season, but there has been several times over the years when the future of the Festival of Lights wasn’t so certain.
Girls on the Run, a Valley nonprofit organization, will be hosting its ninth annual 5K run, celebrating their fall graduates and raising awareness on ways of combating bullying.
Great Choice Chiropractic and nonprofit Cell Phones for Soldiers Inc. are asking Valley residents to help troops call home by donating gently-used cellular phones.
Arizona’s four-year public universities had the nation’s largest in-state tuition and fees increase over the past five years, according to the nonprofit organization that oversees the SAT.
Two beautifully decorated designer Christmas trees will be making the holidays a little brighter for children at the Child Crisis Center and homeless veterans at the MANA (Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force) House this year thanks to the work of two Ahwatukee Foothills residents.
An old bike can mean a fresh start at WE-CYCLE-USA, a local nonprofit bike shop that fixes up bicycles for adults and kids in need.
Each November, we honor the service and sacrifice of our veterans for good reason: those who served in uniform — and their families — have kept our nation free.
ABCO Shredding and Recycling Services will host a paper-shredding and electronics-recycling fundraiser for Hospice of the Valley from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 15. Participants can watch the shredding at two Phoenix locations: ABCO Shredding, 21628 N. 2nd Ave. and White Dove Thrift Shoppe, 5035 N. 7th Ave. A third location is for drop-off only: White Dove Thrift Shoppe, 8461 E. McDonald Dr., Scottsdale. The cost is $5 per box or bag, with all proceeds going to nonprofit Hospice of the Valley.
The struggles veterans face when coming home from duty are all too familiar to Vietnam veteran Ken Barner.
Grief support for children is lacking in Ahwatukee Foothills, but it’s a serious cause that some Ahwatukee groups are hoping to find a solution for.
A trip down the grocery store produce aisle could soon feel like a stroll down “Sesame Street.”
Maria Crimi Speth, an equity partner at Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk, has been appointed to the U.S. Subcommittee of the Anticounterfeiting Committee for the 2014-2015 term at the International Trademark Association, effective Jan. 1, 2014.
This year, Barnes & Noble in Ahwatukee will be collecting books and NOOKs for the Kyrene de los Niños Title 1 Elementary School PTA Home Reading Program.
October is anti-bullying month and Chompie’s, Arizona’s New York Deli, is doing its part to help keep recess yards at Phoenix schools safe. On Oct. 24, Chompie’s presented a check to Playworks Arizona, totaling $11,282, through its “Chompie’s Cares” program.