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HERE: Bosom Buddies of Arizona support group
The Ahwatukee Republican Women (ARW) Marjorie Miner Scholarship shall be awarded each year to an Ahwatukee resident who is a graduating high school senior, whose application has been approved by the ARW Executive Committee.
The City of Phoenix was awarded a SAFER grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for $8 million. SAFER grants assist with personnel costs.
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.
Preserving Arizona’s Resources and Children (PARC), the group fighting the proposed Loop 202 freeway extension along the southern portion of the Ahwatukee Foothills to connect the East and West Valleys, is co-sponsoring a 5K fundraising walk on Saturday.
Tempe Union High School District student artwork is now on display on the second floor of the Tempe Public Library. The District Art Show opened last week and will run through May 6. The opening reception is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 4 to 6 p.m.
The W.P. Carey School of Business’ February housing report reveals that new home sales are showing the largest percentage price increase in all three measures over the last year for the greater Phoenix area.
We did something that most of us want to see happening in Washington, D.C. — we moved past the partisan bickering and came together for the people of Arizona, launching the International Trade and Commerce Committee.
A new collection of iconic indoor murals depicting the past, present and imagined future of Phoenix will make its debut March 1.
After conducting interviews with eight candidates on Feb. 10, the Phoenix mayor and City Council announced the following individuals as finalists for city manager: Milton Dohoney, Jr. from Cincinnati; Rick Naimark from Phoenix; Deanna Santana from Oakland, Calif.; Ed Zuercher from Phoenix.
The city of Phoenix offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 17 in observance of the Presidents Day holiday. Not all city services, however, will be affected.
Shirley was born May 14, 1936 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix. Her father was Ralph Simmons (deceased) and mother is Lillian Stonescipher Simmons (97). Shirley was a true Phoenician and lived almost all her life in the Valley. Shirley met Hiley in orchestra at Phoenix Union High School in her junior year and they became high school sweethearts. They went on to Arizona State College, where they were music majors, and were married on June 24, 1955 after her freshman year. Her parents insisted that she complete one year of college, first. After her two sons were born, Ralph on April 26, 1956, and Tom on November 21, 1957, she resumed her studies at ASU with a career change to business, majoring in accounting. She also attended Gregg Business College.
An Ahwatukee-based nonprofit fighting the development of the South Mountain Freeway is taking its message to the center of the argument by hosting a hike on South Mountain.
Mayor Greg Stanton will kick off Phoenix’s year-long countdown to Super Bowl XLIX with a downtown Super Pool Party at the rooftop outdoor pool of the Palomar Hotel.
Local community leaders and Paradise Valley residents Bobby Barnes, president of Capstone Mortgage, and Jack Luciano, real estate agent at Walt Danley Realty, hosted their annual Tamale Party recently and raised $11,308 for Valley Youth Theatre. They co-hosted the event with Lisa and Ali Khan at the Khan’s home in Phoenix.
Since 1999, the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce has honored the community’s top businesses with the annual Chamber Day of Champions Awards breakfast. The chamber takes great pride in our business community, and we know that its success is rooted in the people. Each year we recognize outstanding businesses and celebrate individuals who are remarkable in their dedication to our community.
The Ahwatukee housing market made great strides in 2013 and we expect this trend to continue heading into next year. However, the pace of growth and appreciation may be at a slower rate in 2014 compared to the two previous years. The housing market has been through turbulent conditions since 2002. A market that is slower paced, non-distressed and balanced with normal conditions may be a relief for those operating in it and preventing dangerous and fragile conditions.
To build a healthy, home-grown economy for the long-term, we have to make sure our small, local businesses have every opportunity to succeed. Not only do small businesses create two-thirds of all new jobs, but today’s startups could be tomorrow’s industry leaders.
HERE: Coffee Club with Joseph B. Ortiz this morning
Phoenix is at a crossroads. The last few years our city made significant “big decisions” securing financial security. We are now entering a period where “big ideas” need to take hold. Ideas that move our city ahead of our competitors in this new global economy.
Last year, Phoenix residents saved $15 million on their taxes by making a donation to a local school that qualifies for the state’s dollar-for-dollar education tax credit.
The year is almost over, and throughout the year schools across Ahwatukee saw many things that will surely be remembered.
The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce today announced the appointment of Janelle Tassart as director of community relations. Tassart previously served as development and communications manager for Gompers Rehabilitation Center here in Phoenix. Tassart’s primary responsibilities at the Chamber will include strategic planning and implementation of special events and programs targeted to promote the growth and retention of business in the greater Phoenix area, along with recruiting and retaining sponsors for the Chamber’s events and programs.
This year was a year of big headlines in Ahwatukee Foothills.
The Ahwatukee Foothills News and the East Valley Tribune wrapped up their inaugural toy drive this week with a donation of approximately 650 toys and other items to Cardon Children’s Medical Center.