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After sleeping on a wild and crazy game here are a few final thoughts before moving on to a rematch of the last two Division I state title games.
The month of August saw a 5.2 percent decrease in the number of closed sales compared with July 2014. Approximately 5,800 residential properties sold in Maricopa County. Sellers may be interested to know the follow statistics before pricing and listing their homes.
Good news for the market: even though inventory continues to grow, there is evidence that the buyers are returning to the market. According to the Arizona Regional MLS, August property sales in the 85044, 85045 and 85048 ZIP codes were 116 sales, down 6.5 percent from 124 in August of 2013 and 15.3 percent lower than the July sales of 137. August 2014 sales numbers were lower than August of 2013 and 2012. Year-to-date (YTD) sales of 983 are 17.9 percent behind last year’s YTD sales of 1198.
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.
Paul Lucas has always been told it looks effortless when he runs.
In a game with nearly 800 combined total yards in the first half and 87 combined points, it might be difficult to highlight the play of the defense.
MARANA - The most clear-cut way to sum up the lows and very lows of Desert Vista’s 44-20 road loss at Marana Mountain View Friday night came on back-to-back drives in the middle of the third quarter.
The mood surrounding the Mountain Pointe football program had a different feel this week.
Dan Hinds sat on a couch in the Desert Vista coaches’ office on Monday confident that the message was received.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle deaths for children age 12 and under have dropped by approximately 43 percent over the last decade. Despite this positive news, the fact remains that car crashes remain a leading cause of death for children.
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.
A few Ahwatukee runners decided to pay their Labor Day tribute to the achievements of American workers by laboring in a most peculiar way — running straight uphill for 4.5 miles. The trio, comprised of up-and-comer runners Samuel Van Alstine, Noah Werbelow and local running coach and competitor Clint “Flash” Santoro, ended up in Jerome on the same day with similar goals — run up the hill, survive, and finish as quickly as possible. This challenging course, to put it mildly, sees a rise of 1,000-plus feet in elevation, starting at just under 5,000 and finishing at close to 6,000 feet above sea level.
It probably doesn’t happen as much as you’d like, but from time to time, you have some extra disposable income. When this happens, how should you use the funds? Assuming you have adequate emergency savings — typically, three to six months’ worth of living expenses — should you pay off debts, or fund your IRA or another investment account?
The Festival of Lights, one of Ahwatukee’s premier community events, is right around the corner and a few changes have been added to the holiday festival.
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95 N. Dobson Road
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Desert Car Care is a local leader in automotive service and repair with locations not only in Chandler, but in Mesa and Gilbert as well. The staff begins with certified professional service advisers and continues with technicians certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.
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301 N. Arizona Ave.
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320 S. Arizona Ave.
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Much will be said and written – mostly in 140 characters by the student bodies of each school – before and after the showdown between Mountain Pointe and Chandler.
Republicans may try to block independents from participating in future party primaries after their turnout in last month's election — close to one vote out of every seven — may have affected some races.
The Phoenix Zoo announced the birth of a baby boy Bornean orangutan on Sept. 2 to mother, Bess, and father, Michael. The newborn is the second baby born to Bess and Michael, joining 8-year-old sister, Kasih.
Peanut, a beautiful 2-year-old dilute tortoiseshell cat is a very sweet and loving cat. With the most beautiful coloring and captivating eyes, this gorgeous girl brings the most perfect combination of being an affectionate and independent cat. She always has a very well mannered, very unassuming personality. Can you give her a second chance at a new life?
Ahwatukee resident Liam Bosch is in his second year of medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine — Phoenix.
Nothing was going right for the Hamilton Huskies: They had surrendered 28 straight points to the Pinnacle Pioneers and found themselves trailing on the road for the first time with less than two minutes to play.
The most important part of Friday night at Thunder Stadium happened at 5-yard line of the south end zone when the stadium was nearly empty.
Two hours before kickoff on Friday, the homecoming festivities were in full swing. Pop up games, music, and refreshments lined the Mountain Pointe parking lot. Students, dressed in the theme of the night, USA, milled around waiting for the gates to open.
More than 13,000 Arizona women terminated their pregnancies last year by abortion, a slight increase from the year before.