I’ve learned to be tolerant of radicals. Well, sort of. It’s known that two extremes can serve the moderates in our political system. When the two sides fight it out, there’s a tendency to pull toward the center.
Regarding “No sympathy for Mountain Park Community Church,” written by Colleen Bosnan (AFN, Sept. 21), I would like to invite her to our church any time she would like to come and worship. Perhaps she can open her heart just a smidge to let compassion and human kindness in and see the community of people who are working together without “tax dollars” or “flood assistance money” to rebuild our home. Hopefully if she comes, her Grinchy heart will grow three sizes that day.
Improvement projects will require closures or lane restrictions along sections of Phoenix-area freeways this weekend (Sept. 26-29), according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra travel time or consider alternate routes while these scheduled restrictions are in place:
Some festival goers dance, while others visit the booth, while others watch Vince Morgan perform highflying motocross stunts during the 6th Annual Tukee Fest "Rockin' in the Park" at Ahwatukee Park on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.
Cheerio, a Norwich Terrier Mix, is such a handsome and charming little man. This playful pup makes Don Juan look tame: he loves to give kisses and hugs. Cheerio can be shy at first, but once he warms up to you, he loves you. Cheerio likes to sit on your lap, enjoys sleeping in bed with you, loves belly rubs, and is more than OK with you picking him up to give him hugs and kisses. Cheerio’s friendly, easygoing and mellow nature applies to friendly animals, too.
The Phoenix Police Department will be hosting a drug take-back event on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Target parking lot at 48th Street and Ray Road. Any old, unneeded prescription drugs will be accepted. Disposal is anonymous.
Forgive me if I’m not crying crocodile tears for the flooded Mountain Park Community Church. This building was built in the path of a freeway that was designated as such in the 1990s and was built below grade of Pecos Road and 24th Street, at the base of a mountain and near a wash. Our tax dollars and flood assistance money should not be used to repair a building that should never have been located there.
Organizers for the upcoming Phoenix Hydrocephalus Association Walk hope their event next month to support research into the condition and provide information about a disease that affects children, the elderly and even pets.
Mesa resident Matthew Baltzley is known as someone who is “on the spectrum,” meaning he is autistic. It’s a disability by definition, but Matthew’s autism offers a different way of seeing the world and channels the artistic vision he hopes to employ in the future.
Many of us have one room in the house that doesn’t really have a job. Maybe we set it up with an air bed once in awhile for guests, or shove out-of-season clothing boxes in there, or use it as a holding zone for stuff we’re not sure what to do with.
Arizona State University’s award-winning Project Humanities has partnered with Equality TV to create and host “Hacks 4 Humanity”, a two-day, 36-hour event. This event will combine technological developments with the humanities. Participants will cluster to create their own apps or other technologies that support the social good. Each app will in some way reflect one or more of the seven principles – forgiveness, kindness, integrity, self-reflection, compassion, respect and empathy.
Phoenix has much to offer that appeals to residents and tourists alike, from fantastic events like Devour Phoenix and the Super Bowl, great places to take the kids like the Science Center and our numerous parks, to world-class restaurants and endless sunny skies. These are just a few of the features of Phoenix that draw hundreds of thousands of tourists to our city each year, injecting millions of dollars into our economy, and these same features make living in Phoenix so enjoyable for those of us who call it home.