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On a Saturday morning in October, Gary Webb, president of OCJ Kids, drove an hour south to make a presentation to a tiny group in Ahwatukee about the charity’s efforts for foster children in Phoenix. Sheila Coonen, executive director of Connecting to Serve, which represents a collection of churches and organizations in Ahwatukee, reassured him that he wasn’t wasting his time with the very small group.
The Maricopa Community Colleges (MCC) are looking for a new governing board member to fill the seat vacated when Ben Miranda suddenly passed away in November. This seat will represent District 5, which comprises parts of Avondale, Buckeye, Glendale, Goodyear and Phoenix, as well as the Gila River Indian Community, Guadalupe, the Tohono O’Odham Nation and Tolleson.
Honey and Harve Kimmel of Ahwatukee announced the engagement of their son, Alan, to Belle Sigal, daughter of Reta and Bernie Sigal of Blacklick, Ohio.
There are some startling conclusions we can draw from the election results of Nov. 5 in regards to the Kyrene and Tempe Union High School district’s Maintenance and Operation Override campaigns.
The Phoenix Regional Sports Commission and the Arizona State University Grand Canyon State Games announced a new, two-year partnership agreement with X-Treme Apparel. The new partnership positions the company as the presenting sponsor of the Arizona State University Grand Canyon State Games and the Lori Piestewa Native American Games, as well as the official merchandise sponsor of the Phoenix Regional Sports Commission.
Each year, state and local governments in Arizona spend millions of dollars buying items and services they require. Unfortunately, though, those governments spend too many local tax dollars on out-of-state vendors when local small businesses could do the job just as well — or better.
Main Event Entertainment opened its newest family entertainment center in Tempe on Nov. 12 in the Emerald Shopping Center off Warner Road and Interstate 10, next to IKEA.
Once again, the sun is shining on the housing market in Phoenix. Arizona is attractive once again to buyers with retirement, and a warmer climate, on the horizon. In 2012, domestic migration climbed high as it had been in the past five years as Arizona welcomed 26,000 migrants from other states. Across the state, as mortgage rates are decreasing and home values rising, the housing market is enjoying an influx as baby boomers choose our sunny skies. Even local retirees are opting to downsize, placing their current homes up for sale in favor of less maintenance.
Born Margaret Augusta Fueglein in Cleveland, Ohio, on April 26, 1932; Margaret (Pat) met Thomas Mayer through Tom’s cousin, Dorothy Bradley, fell in love, and were married on May 2, 1953.
There will finally be as many people working in Arizona at the end of next year as there were employed here in 2005.
On Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 to 11 a.m. the Arizona Psychological Foundation and Phoenix Children’s Hospital, 1919 E. Thomas Road, will be sponsoring a free public education presentation on teen drug use.
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.
Protecting Arizona’s Resources and Children (PARC) has been working tirelessly to support our community by preventing the construction of the proposed South Mountain Freeway as a replacement for the current Pecos Road.
Closures for freeway improvement projects in the Phoenix area will be limited this weekend, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. A stretch of southbound Loop 202 near US 60 in east Mesa will be closed for resurfacing work. Drivers are asked to plan ahead and use alternate routes while the following restrictions are in place:
The Phoenix Public Information Office recently won an Emmy Award at the 36th Annual National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Rocky Mountain Southwest Gala. The city was recognized in the interactive category for an online budget program featuring Mayor Greg Stanton that aired on PHX11.
Earnhardt Auto Centers will break ground for its new Earnhardt Chandler Cadillac store on Oct. 23 at 3:30 p.m. The groundbreaking will take place in the Chandler 202 Auto Mall at Gilbert Road and Loop 202.
A stretch of eastbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) near the Interstate 10 'Mini-Stack' interchange in Phoenix will be closed Saturday morning for pavement repair work, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Part of Loop 101 (Price Freeway) in Chandler also will be closed at times for pedestrian bridge work. Drivers are encouraged to plan ahead, allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes while the following Phoenix-area freeway restrictions are in place:
Since taking office 21 months ago, I have made building a strong economy that works for every Phoenix family my highest priority.
Goodwill of Central Arizona plans to have four large-scale job fairs this month to further its mission of “Putting People to Work.”
The Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival (GPJFF) is the recipient of three community grants based in three different municipalities for its 2013-2014 season. The city of Chandler, the city of Scottsdale, and the West Valley Arts Council awarded the GPJFF grants ranging from $1,250 to $2,000. Each grant corresponds to one of the three geographic locations where the Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival screens its films every February.
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A new apartment complex that boasts the most amenities of any in the community is currently being built at Chandler Boulevard and 51st Street.
Finalists have been selected for the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence Awards for Outstanding Afterschool Professional. Lauren Woodworth, of Sierra Elementary Kids Club of Ahwatukee, will be honored on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the 12th Annual Arizona Statewide Afterschool Conference & Awards of Excellence Luncheon at the Phoenix Convention Center, North Building Ballroom, 100 North 3rd St. in downtown Phoenix.
HERE: Free family fitness event Sept. 27-28