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Here is the 4th annual Game on Germann baseball tournament schedule:
1. On Feb. 18 at 11:10 a.m. police took a criminal damage report in the 11000 block of South 51st Street.
Eating well can be hard to do — but not because of a lack of options. Farmers markets make finding fresh-picked produce (and a variety of locally made specialty foods and products, like hummus and bath soaps) convenient in and around the East Valley.
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Jim and Linda Jochim felt that serving the community was the right thing to do after they settled down in Ahwatukee Foothills for their retirement.
The W.P. Carey School of Business’ February housing report reveals that new home sales are showing the largest percentage price increase in all three measures over the last year for the greater Phoenix area.
The Valley’s recent surge of warm weather is bringing people outdoors more and the city of Phoenix parks and recreation department is looking to capitalize.
1. On Feb. 4 at 12:36 p.m. police took a residential burglary report in the 3500 block of East Windsong Drive.
When Hall of Famer Dot Wilkinson decided to help raise funds for Hospice of the Valley, she did what she’s always done best: get her hands on a ball. Wilkinson, a title-winning softball player and bowler, agreed to autograph 100 softballs for $20 each. Fans from around the world jumped at the chance to own a small piece of sporting history.
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is reaching out to industry leaders through a Request for Information to gather perspective and feedback on constructing the South Mountain Freeway as a public-private partnership.
As many as 60 cars line the sides of Chandler Boulevard near 19th Avenue and the adjacent residential streets on many weekend mornings.
1. On Jan. 29 at 8:50 a.m. police took a criminal damage report in the 3900 block of east Chandler Boulevard.
108: Gabriel Casillas (Dobson); Jon Erhard (Desert Ridge); Ray Ramirez (Red Mountain); Jarrett Thayer (Perry); Kade Williams (Mountain View);
Considering Mountain Pointe used a family-like atmosphere as one of its building blocks to a championship season, it isn’t surprising to see many of the seniors moving onto the next level by heading to the same program.
An Ahwatukee-based nonprofit fighting the development of the South Mountain Freeway is taking its message to the center of the argument by hosting a hike on South Mountain.
1. On Jan. 22 at 10:40 a.m. police took a residential burglary report in the 3900 block of East Nambe Street.
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As the news broke that the budget for the city of Phoenix would not be as large as officials had hoped, citizens gathered Tuesday morning at a “Coffee with the Mayor” event at The Farm at South Mountain near 32nd Street and Southern Avenue to express their concerns and ask questions of Mayor Greg Stanton and District 8 Councilwoman Kate Gallego.
Imagine hopping onto the back of da Vinci’s portrait of Mona Lisa and cruising it down the streets of France or saddling up New York’s Charging Bull and riding it into Times Square. Although piggy-backing a piece of artwork and parading it through public venues might sound like a looney fantasy, the art students of South Mountain High School have made it a reality.
Liz Holter, Guard, Seton Catholic: Actually, there are four freshmen who’ve made contributions at various points this season for Seton Catholic, with Holter and the Wirth twins (Jennifer and LeeAnne) seeing the most action for these perennial championship contenders. As is often the case with a 575-enrollment school, Seton coach Karen Self plays freshman, but four is abnormal. Older sister Anne Marie was a standout guard the previous four years, and Liz said her sister’s advice has helped on occasion. Still, Liz has been effective as the No. 1 Sentinels (Div. II) continue their march toward a championship. Self acknowledged plenty of “freshman moments” this season even during this 28-3 season, but playing in Highland’s Thanksgiving weekend tournament, along with the MLK Classic at Grand Canyon University, was designed to show the youngsters about playing in strange environments which are coming up toward the end of the tournament. So, too, was playing a schedule with Mesquite, Mountain Pointe, Highland, Marcos de Niza, and South Mountain. “It’s going to be more physical moving forward,” Liz said. “We push each other around during long practices to get better for this time.”
2013-2014 stats: 4.8 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 3.8 apg, 1.4 spg
1. On Jan. 7 at 10 p.m. in the 4800 block of East Ray Road police took a report of a fictitious license plate.
The Phoenix Mountain Preservation Council (PMPC) will take members of the public on a hike in South Mountain Preserve Saturday, Jan. 18 to a peak with a view of the area the South Mountain Freeway is expected to go.
Much has been made about the top talent in the 2014 recruiting class in football being possibly the best in Arizona history.
Like the old saying goes, “timing is everything,” and unfortunately here is a vivid example that impacts all of us who live in Arizona. This deals with ADOT and their lack of stewardship on the monies earmarked for the proposed SMF on Pecos Road.
South Mountain Preserve has once again received a slew of recognition from national media saying it’s one of the best places in the nation for a taste of wilderness within city limits.