Nominations are being accepted for the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence’s (AzCASE) Awards of Excellence, which recognize outstanding contributions of out-of-school time staff, programs and leaders statewide.
The American Red Cross Tiffany Circle of Arizona’s prestigious Anchor of Hope Award was presented to Kate Forbes, a 33-year volunteer for the American Red Cross and chief financial officer for Electric Applications Inc.
Color May 8 as Red Day. That’s when agents with Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living (KWSL) will be helping to feed Tempe-community families by collecting food items for food boxes. The goal is to give 100 food boxes to the Kyrene Schools Community Foundation, a local school resource center.
The group fighting to keep the Lakes Golf Course from becoming a blight in their community is being accused of causing a blight themselves with yard signs that violate the community’s covenants, conditions and restrictions.
Ahwatukee resident Cera Hassinan was named to the dean’s list for academic excellence for the fall 2013 semester at Johns Hopkins University. To be selected for this honor, a student must earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale in a program of at least 14 credits with at least 12 graded credits.
Spring has sprung in Arizona, the weather is beautiful and the desert is a fun place to play. But when you spend your free time in the Valley of the Sun, you should know what sorts of animals to look out for and how to behave around them.
The Ahwatukee Board of Management (ABM) has been accused of being dormant over the Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course since it closed last year, but those in charge say it’s not possible for the homeowners association to do any more.
Multiple crews are working a second-alarm oil fire near 24th Street and Jefferson Street in Phoenix where two workers have been reportedly burned, according to Phoenix Fire Department Cpt. Benjamin Santillan.
Red, White and Beautiful, sponsored by Women in Business, will be on Thursday, May 8, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Foothills Golf Club, 2201 E. Clubhouse Drive. This event is open to the entire community and benefits the Red, White & Boom Fireworks Festival on July 3. So mark your calendar and don’t miss out!
Mayor Greg Stanton and Councilwoman Kate Gallego announced a new effort to ensure that city of Phoenix contractors — those paid with taxpayer dollars — practice equal pay for equal work among men and women.
The city of Phoenix and Grand Canyon University announced the expansion of an on-going partnership through a $125,000 investment to fund public safety efforts, including a drowning-prevention program and graffiti abatement services.
Sasha Neely and Axel Ferguson, both of Ahwatukee, happily announce their engagement. Sasha is a graduate of Mountain Point High School and is in her senior year at Arizona State University. Axel is a graduate of Desert Vista High School and is in apprenticeship at Marlin Mechanical. The couple will wed in June in Scottsdale.
From outside the Arizona political process, it can be tempting to bemoan the strident partisanship that creates so much dysfunction around our state’s key issues, from creating jobs to bettering our schools to keeping our communities safe from crime.
According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, drowning is one of the leading causes of death in Arizona among children 1 to 4 years old. This alarming statistic is one of the reasons Fulton Homes, for the 12th consecutive year, is sponsoring the Valley’s most successful and recognized water safety programs.
The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that partners John A. Harris and Jon E. Pettibone, both Ahwatukee residents, have been named by Southwest Super Lawyers magazine as among the top five percent of attorneys in Arizona for 2014. The annual state-by-state selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. No more than five percent of total lawyers in the state are selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers.
Duke, a 4-year-old Terrier/American Pit Bull mix, loves tennis balls and playing fetch. He is very sweet and affectionate. Duke is great with kids of all ages and other dogs, too. He is neutered and up to date on all his shots. His adoption fee is $135.
Support My Club, a Phoenix-based nonprofit, launched its Match It! program on April 1 with its first partner, Quarles & Brady LLP. The program gives businesses the opportunity to enhance support to local high school clubs and teams by doubling a donor donation.