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Mesa resident Matthew Baltzley is known as someone who is “on the spectrum,” meaning he is autistic. It’s a disability by definition, but Matthew’s autism offers a different way of seeing the world and channels the artistic vision he hopes to employ in the future.
When Ann and Glen Gage downsized from their expansive home and garden in Switzerland to a San Francisco town house, one of the things they missed most was the koi pond they’d built and tended for years. It was brimming with elegant plants, fish and its own ecosystem.
Our community has seen its fair share of monsoon storms over the years, but when the remnants of Hurricane Norbert rolled through the Valley on Sept. 8, Phoenix neighborhoods saw record-breaking rainfall and historic flooding.
A photograph can only evoke so much emotion but the power of video to move people is limitless. That fact has driven Ahwatukee resident and commercial photographer John Trotto, of John Trotto Photography LLC, to spend the last seven years developing new skills in video production.
Mesa resident Matthew Baltzley designed the T-shirt for the 10th Zoowalk at the Phoenix Zoo on Oct. 4. [Photo by Kimberly Baltzley]
Mesa resident Matthew Baltzley, left, meets with autism activist Temple Grandin. Baltzley won a design contest for the 10th Zoowalk at the Phoenix Zoo on Oct. 4. [Photo by Kimberly Baltzley]
Phoenix has much to offer that appeals to residents and tourists alike, from fantastic events like Devour Phoenix and the Super Bowl, great places to take the kids like the Science Center and our numerous parks, to world-class restaurants and endless sunny skies. These are just a few of the features of Phoenix that draw hundreds of thousands of tourists to our city each year, injecting millions of dollars into our economy, and these same features make living in Phoenix so enjoyable for those of us who call it home.
On Monday, Sept. 8, Ahwatukee Foothills resident Gloria Full woke up around 6 a.m., swung her legs out of bed and felt wetness.
The Mountain Pointe Hall of Fame ceremony is always filled with stories told from memory, hugs reserved for long-ago teammates and inspirational speeches for the current students that focus the glory days.
Sometimes newspaper opinion generates the cream of community-thinking, which, in truth, is what it’s supposed to do. And, another plus: Readers’ constructive input drown out the belly-aching from tweeter-types.
A new report appears to confirm what Tucsonans have always thought: They're smarter than Phoenicians. Or at least better educated.
Due to last Monday’s huge storm, it actually rained on the inside of our house for awhile. Water found a way between floors and began to stream through the ceiling on the first floor while leaving soggy carpet in the room directly above. And I had just been feeling confident because our pool hadn’t overflowed.
Wilson Gee may be forced to pay up to $1.6 million in tax benefits to the county for closing the Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course according to an Arizona statute that has never been used before, the Maricopa County Assessor’s Office said.
Most Tempe residents will never come in contact with the University Lakes Precinct Justice of the Peace. The JP has jurisdiction over misdemeanor and traffic crimes committed at Arizona State University and outside of the Tempe City limits and a laundry list of civil law matters. JPs aren't required to be attorneys.
Physical therapist Elizabeth McNabb plays with her dog, Buddy, the resident therapy dog at Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014.
Ahwatukee resident Liam Bosch is in his second year of medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine — Phoenix.
There are 49 new homes proposed for a subdivision at the western end of Ahwatukee Foothills, but if the South Mountain Freeway is built as currently proposed, all of those lots will need to be purchased by the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Sometimes newspaper opinion generates the cream of community-thinking, which, in truth, is what it’s supposed to do. And, another plus: Readers’ constructive input drowns out the belly-aching from tweeter-types.
Wow, all that rain. Have you passed by the Lakes “golf course” since the storm? The lake is back and almost full. Where would all that water have gone if a builder had “red tile roofed” the area? (Maybe into your kitchen or pool)?
From left: Ahwatukee resident Liam Bosch visits the Dominican Republican for a medical school trip with a medical school group from the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
In what could be the first crack in the state's ban on gay marriage, a federal judge on Friday ordered the state to issue a death certificate for George Martinez that lists Green Valley resident Fred McQuire as his legal spouse.
Once a picture of the auditorium at Mountain Park Community Church in Ahwatukee Foothills underwater hit social media Monday, it didn’t take long to get a response from people all over the Valley ready and willing to help.
Five Ahwatukee Foothills families were kicked out of their homes on Friday, Sept. 5 and forced to live elsewhere while Southwest Gas repaired a natural gas leak in the 3400 block of East Nighthawk Way.
It was 13 years ago Thursday when terrorists attacked the United States after gaining control of four commercial airplanes. Two planes struck and took down the World Trade Center in New York; the third damaged the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.; and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Passengers of that flight, United 93, fought the terrorists in an attempt to regain control of the plane.
As I write this column, the irony of it is not lost on me: while ambient temperatures are over 100, the topic of colds and flu seems out of place. But what better time to learn how to be prepared?