Water safety incidents in Phoenix dropped each of the past two years, thanks in part to a concerted effort to educate the community. But a toddler drowned in a backyard pool last week, kick starting the awareness effort once again.
BMO Harris Bank invites the public to join them as they thank veterans for their service and sacrifice on Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. Two military veterans; one a former World War II military intelligence officer, and the other, a recently returned Afghanistan veteran, will share their personal stories.
Active members of Protecting Arizona’s Resources and Children (PARC) in our Village of Ahwatukee and outlying residential areas aim to stop the South Mountain Freeway from being built on Pecos Road. Preventing the destruction of our community and South Mountain is the main goal of PARC, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.
What was once an empty 15-acre lot at Indian School Road and Central Avenue is now filled with tractors tilling the land for farming and flexible outdoor classroom space for local schools. Once a former Phoenix Indian School is now PHX Renews, the largest transformation of vacant land into useable public space in the country.
A new report published by the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Research Center titled “Land Use and Traffic Congestion,” found that residents of some higher-density neighborhoods in the Phoenix metropolitan area drive substantially less than similar residents who live in lower-density and automobile-dependent suburban neighborhoods.
There will be limited closures along Phoenix-area freeways this weekend for improvement work, including Loop 303 construction north of Interstate 10 in the West Valley. The Arizona Department of Transportation recommends drivers allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes while the following restrictions are in place:
U.S. Egg recently opened a fourth Valley location in Chandler.
The family owned and operated restaurant concept is celebrating its
20th anniversary, and already had locations in Phoenix, Tempe and
After nearly two decades of entertaining many Ahwatukee and
other area families, Fiddle Sticks Family Fun Park will officially
close its doors near Elliot Road and Priest Drive to make way for a
384-unit apartment building.
Editor's note: Ted Barber will sign his new book, "The Sixth
Sun," from 4 to 7 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 22 in Chandler, at the
home of his late brother, Tempe detective Tim Barber, 42, who died
on Aug. 27 of advanced prostate cancer.
While Chad Blostone did a nice job of staying with a more
fact-based discussion on the South Mountain Freeway (SMF) in his
June 17 column, "Loop 202 may be a good idea, but not for the
reasons stated," his discussion on traffic congestion is too
simplified, as he only considers Interstate 10 between Pecos and
Baseline roads. A better understanding on this issue may lead
readers to a different conclusion on the need for the SMF.