Well-known Valley philanthropists Bob and Renee Parsons supported the Arizona Humane Society’s 18th Annual Pet Telethon with a major gift. The couple donated $25,000 on behalf of each of their “fur kids” — Max, Chief, Ninety-nine, and Eighty-eight — for a total donation of $100,000.
Ahwatukee resident and Corpus Christi Catholic Church member Grant Goodman, son of Cindy and Tom, has been commissioned as a Cap Corps volunteer. Grant, a Creighton University graduate with a degree in political science and justice and peace studies, will be providing service to Escuela Verde in Milwaukee, Wis. Escuela Verde is a project-based, multi-aged school, grades 7-12, with a focus on environmental justice and sustainability. Cap Corps is a Franciscan Capuchin volunteer ministry, geared to college-aged students and graduates who wish to emulate the example of St. Francis of Assisi and serve the poor and disenfranchised.
The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce’s Political Action Committee (GPCC PAC) has endorsed 39 candidates for the Arizona Legislature prior to the primary election on Aug. 24. The Chamber PAC spans over three decades of support for candidates in local and state races who have distinguished themselves as knowledgeable and supportive of issues affecting business success in the greater Phoenix region and Arizona.
Ryan Johnson and Lindsey Phipps, both of Ahwatukee, graduated from the University of San Diego on May 25. Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree in finance. Phipps earned a bachelor’s degree in political science.
In honor of Memorial Day weekend, Arizona United Soccer Club announced that all veterans, active-duty and military retirees will be honored and receive complimentary tickets this Saturday when Arizona United SC hosts Chivas USA Reserves at the Peoria Sports Complex at 7 p.m. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
Esperança announced that Ryan Tapscott has joined the nonprofit as Phoenix program coordinator. In this role, he’ll be responsible for developing and managing the oral health, chronic illness and anti-obesity program in low income areas in Phoenix.
When Randall Presley began to develop Ahwatukee south of Warner Road, his engineers confronted a network of washes that ran into an unnamed stream. City of Phoenix Floodplain Management records designate that unnamed stream a “thalweg” — the lowest point in a Valley, prone to flooding.
Eleven students from the Chinese Mandarin program at Seton Catholic Preparatory received Young Leadership and Talent Awards presented by Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton during a 35th anniversary ceremony of the Phoenix and Taipei, Taiwan Sister Cities relationship. The Seton students were honored recently at a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new exhibit at Phoenix City Hall by Master Chen Yang Chun, a Taiwan national treasure artist.
Phoenix Sister Cities, Inc. and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will host the first Mayor’s International Gala on April 3 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, 340 N. Third St. The reception is from 6 to 7 p.m. and dinner from 7 to 9 p.m.
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.
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.
As the news broke that the budget for the city of Phoenix would not be as large as officials had hoped, citizens gathered Tuesday morning at a “Coffee with the Mayor” event at The Farm at South Mountain near 32nd Street and Southern Avenue to express their concerns and ask questions of Mayor Greg Stanton and District 8 Councilwoman Kate Gallego.
With the beginning of the New Year comes the exciting responsibility of planning for college for the Class of 2015. Now is the time for high school juniors to begin researching, evaluating, and selecting the short list of colleges they will apply to in the fall. While the process may seem overwhelming at first, starting now will ensure you are ready and well positioned for the upcoming application season. Here are a few tips to get you started:
The Thunder look to return to their winning ways behind a talented junior class and a group of committed seniors in 2014.Produced by David JolkovskiNarration by Jason P. SkodaInterviews (in order of appearance):Cade van RaaphorstTJ RobertsAlex FarinaDrew McIntyreCoach Dan HindsAdrian PerezAndrew MacnairSaxon McDonald