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Denial’s worked pretty well for me so far. But as I type with trembling fingers, reality is seeping in. Just after Christmas, my family is moving. To Seattle. I know. From sunshine to rain. But then, change is as inevitable as the lights that twinkle along Chandler Boulevard during the holidays each year. And so, I have to embrace one more in a long lifetime of transitions.
Festive light displays are never far away in Ahwatukee Foothills.
A large cross illuminates the sky from 3113 E Rock Wren Rd on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013.
Readers of this newspaper might like to know how the federal government’s monetary and fiscal policies will affect them.
Bill and Julie O’Brien of Ahwatukee announce the marriage of their daughter, Megan Elizabeth, to Bobby Don Smock, Jr., son of Bobby and Jill Smock, on June 1. The couple was married at Sky Ranch Lodge in Sedona.
Logic, it turns out, isn’t always the way to go, at least not for Kenny Loggins.
This Nov. 18, 2013 photo shows American singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins posing for a portrait to promote his new album "Finally Home For Christmas," released by his band Blue Sky Riders, in New York. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)
Passengers at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport now have the option of filling their water bottles with chilled, filtered water before they board their flight. There are seven water bottle filling stations available in the Terminal 4, which serves about 80 percent of Sky Harbor’s passengers. In addition, there are four bottle refilling stations in Terminal 3 and two in Terminal 2.
As the holidays are quickly approaching, many people may be getting ready to take to the skies and roads to celebrate with family and friends. While some travelers may prefer to bunk with family during the holidays, others seek the privacy and roominess of hotel accommodations.
Once again, the sun is shining on the housing market in Phoenix. Arizona is attractive once again to buyers with retirement, and a warmer climate, on the horizon. In 2012, domestic migration climbed high as it had been in the past five years as Arizona welcomed 26,000 migrants from other states. Across the state, as mortgage rates are decreasing and home values rising, the housing market is enjoying an influx as baby boomers choose our sunny skies. Even local retirees are opting to downsize, placing their current homes up for sale in favor of less maintenance.
With small errors adding up to big dollars for travelers, the state Department of Weights and Measures has penalized several airlines for inaccurate luggage scales.
My wife and I have lived in the Lakewood community in Ahwatukee for 18 1/2 years. When we moved here in 1995 we still had an 8-year-old daughter living with us. She entered third grade at Kyrene de los Lagos, completing fourth and fifth grades there. She went through sixth, seventh and eighth grades at Akimel and graduated from Desert Vista in 2004.
1. On Sept. 30 at 6:15 a.m. police found a missing juvenile in the 3800 block of East Gold Finch Gate Lane.
Every high school student wants to succeed in the classroom. We all want to gain knowledge, earn good grades, and set the stage for success in college and beyond. Excellence in the classroom comes from dedication and hard work. Remember, every student wants to succeed, but not every student wants to pay the price or has the strategies it takes to succeed.
1. On Sept. 23 at 1:22 a.m. police made a DUI arrest in the 4800 block of East Warner Road.
A report conducted by Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business indicates the combined direct and indirect impacts from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport brought in more than $1 billion to the regional economy in fiscal year 2013. That’s 79 percent more than what was reported in the last study, three years ago.
The Kings of Leon are having a great time. Problem is, no one really believes them.
HERE: 6th Annual Tukee Fest Sept. 28
Visitors will learn about astronomy concepts, recent discoveries and current astronomical events after nightfall every second Friday of the month.
A stretch of westbound Interstate 10 between Sky Harbor Airport and the Deck Park Tunnel in Phoenix will be closed Friday night for maintenance work inside the tunnel, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Drivers are encouraged to plan ahead, consider alternate routes and allow extra travel time while the following weekend freeway restrictions are in place:
Lightening flashes in the sky over Elliot Rd as a storm moves past Ahwatukee on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013.
You don’t have to travel far to climb aboard a steamboat cruise.
Rocky came to us through the Mill Dog Rescue as a very small puppy about three months ago. He has always been known as a ball of personality and energy as soon as he arrived. He is a 6-month-old Mountain Cur mix, and is definitely still very puppy like and goofy.
Of all the movie villains we've met lately, few are stranger than Delacourt, Jodie Foster's evil, white-blonde, power-suited and power-hungry defense official in "Elysium," the much-awaited but ultimately somewhat disappointing new film from director Neill Blomkamp.
People line up to try and snap a photo of President Barack Obama at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport on Tuesday August, 6, 2013.