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The concrete countertops in Eleanor Zuckerman’s San Francisco kitchen are hand-crafted works of art.
Starting in July Phoenix residents will have more options for how to get rid of waste that could help save money and the environment.
It’s interesting to think how “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” has impacted every vampire-related movie/show to come out in the past decade, from the forbidden romance in “Twilight” to the topical humor of “True Blood.” Even something as unique as “Only Lovers Left Alive” can be traced back to “Buffy.” The film is a bit like the episode, “Conversations with Dead People,” which satirized independent movies with a supernatural twist. It wouldn’t be at all surprising if writer/director Jim Jarmusch saw this episode and decided to put his own spin on the concept. What Jarmusch delivers is a smart romance that always feels honest, despite the fact that the lovers are both vampires.
The Environmental Science Club and class at Seton Catholic Preparatory in Chandler received the 2014 Green Team Award from the Phoenix Suns and APS for its campus-wide recycling efforts (25,000 plastic water bottles and 2.5 tons of paper and cardboard this school year alone) and initiatives to raise the environmental conscience of their fellow Seton students.
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.
Owning a dog is a lot like playing golf. By this I mean there are rules and appropriate behaviors/etiquette that correspond to dog ownership. Dogs are natural followers and want to please. With the right leadership and guidance, you can establish an amazing bond with your dog. To find this connection, it’s necessary to establish a routine to let your dog know the rules.
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It’s time to dig yet again into the Elton John archives. Ten years have passed since the release of the “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition.”
St. John Bosco Catholic School (SJBCS) recently placed third in Arizona for the 2013 Recycle Bowl, where students were asked to promote recycling throughout the school.
City of Phoenix offices will be closed on Monday, March 31, in observance of the César Chávez holiday.
(L-R) Sophia Promponas, Megan Brown, Frankie Galvan Casillas, Ellie Carlos, Alexis Diaz -Infante, Sierra Hendershot and Becca Ryan at St. John Bosco Catholic School on Thursday, March 27, 2014. St. John Bosco came in third place in a statewide Recycle-Bowl Competition.
Sierra Hendershot (L) and Alexis Diaz - Infante empty a recycling bin at St. John Bosco Catholic School on Thursday, March 27, 2014. St. John Bosco came in third place in a statewide Recycle-Bowl Competition.
(L-R) Alexis Diaz - Infante, Sierra Hendershot and Sophia Promponas empty a recycling bin at St. John Bosco Catholic School on Thursday, March 27, 2014. St. John Bosco came in third place in a statewide Recycle-Bowl Competition.
(L-R) Elie Carlos, Sierra Hendrshot,Sophia Promponas, Alexis Diaz Infante, Nicole Eze, Becca Ryan, Jakob Helfenbein, Jacob Schimeller,Frankie Galvan Casillas, (front) Harris Kominski, Megan Brown and Uriel Tan -Urbina at St. John Bosco Catholic School on Thursday, March 27, 2014. St. John Bosco came in third place in a statewide Recycle-Bowl Competition.
Higley Unified School District schools will host a STEAM night and magic show next week.
The East Valley Recycling Alliance, Trex, Bashas’ and Food City supermarkets, as well as the City of Mesa Solid Waste Management Department, will host the “Bench the Bag” Plastic Bag Recycling Challenge now through March 31.
New chamber members
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.
Let’s hope Charles Flanagan, the new director of Arizona’s Division of Child Safety and Family, fixes the former Child Protective Services (CPS) agency once and for all. It’s been broken for a multitude of reasons and for as long as I can remember. It’s hard to imagine the fix will come with the wave of a magic wand in the hand of the latest new director.
City of Phoenix offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
It takes less than 30 seconds for a dried-out Christmas tree to become fully engulfed in flames and it’s one of the quickest and most difficult fires to put out, according to the Phoenix Fire Department.
Here’s one Christmastime experience we haven’t tried before: The W Scottsdale Hotel has opened an ice skating rink on its roof, and the public is invited to take a spin. Here’s what you need to know before packing up the kids for an afternoon of fun or planning a swanky, wintry date night:
Just when you feel like Christmas decorations and gift wrap are taking over your home, the holidays are over and it’s time to get rid of it all. The City of Phoenix has a few tips to help.
The city’s Public Works Department offers Phoenix residents a green way to take down their Christmas trees. Trees can be dropped off for recycling at any of the participating Phoenix parks anytime between Wednesday, Dec. 25, and Saturday, Jan. 4.
City of Phoenix offices will be closed beginning at noon on Tuesday Dec. 24; on Christmas Day, Dec. 25 and on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1 in observance of Christmas and New Year’s Day.