Friends for Life Animal Rescue’s 15th annual BARKtoberfest event is coming up at the Gilbert Town Center, 50 E. Civic Center Drive, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. This is a free event, although some activities require a small donation to participate.
Hugh Smith, executive director of The First Tee of Phoenix, announced recently that the organization will open a new programming site at Augusta Ranch Golf Club, which becomes the Valley’s 13th First Tee location.
Vernard “Vern” Cottingham, 62, of Ahwatukee passed away on Aug. 21. A memorial will be held at South Mountain Community Center, 212 E. Alta Vista Road in Phoenix, this Saturday, Sept. 13 from 2 to 4 p.m.
The best of friends, 1-year-old Wobbly was born outside and got a virus which affected his brain so that he walks with a wobbly gait. Older Tang, about 5 years old, has adopted him like an older brother and gently plays with and grooms him. Both are quiet and well behaved, but Tang likes high places that Wobbly can’t go. For more information on this pair, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (480) 628-6226. Also see them on petfinder.com/cactuscatsrescue.
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.
Tailgating is fine and dandy — and definitely fun if you’ve got the time — but if like us you’ve got five things to do before kickoff and no time for packing the cooler, here are five places to grab a bite before or after the big game.
Imagine being locked in a room with a zombie, scrambling to find clues to unlock the door and every minute getting closer to being eaten. Sound exhilarating? Then the new attraction at Ahwatukee Children’s Theatre may be for you.
Last Friday, I had the privilege of sitting down with young, up-and-coming author/actress Jessica Hickam, one of Arizona’s own who has decided to make her way in L.A. The firstborn of three girls, Jessica grew up in Tucson and graduated from Arizona State University. While Hickam noted that she was afraid to “leave the nest,” she did and has been flying high ever since. I was able to chat about her recently published book, “The Revealed.”
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