A couple of weeks ago, I played at the Ahwatukee Country Club golf course. As I went to check in, I noticed that the pro shop had less than a quarter of the space occupied. When Ahwatukee Lakes was getting ready to shut down, the pro shop was just as sparse.
Near Mpumalanga, South Africa, are the marvelous and mysterious Echo Caves. Rediscovered in the last century and turned into a tourist site, these caverns are home to a truly remarkable ecosystem. One of the more amazing species found there, is its famous and unique wild fig trees. As far as plant life goes, these fig trees appear to be normal run-of-the-mill fruit bushes. What makes them so famous is the unseen: Their roots. Researchers and spelunking scientists have followed the roots of these trees deep into Echo Caves — 400 feet deep to be precise — the deepest known root system in the world.
It’s tough for Andrea Benkel to pinpoint her favorite part of her job as director of early childhood development at Summit School of Ahwatukee, so it’s surprising to hear that 10 years ago, it’s a job she never expected to have.
Maddie is a super sweet 3-year-old gal with a super strong purr motor. She greets you the minute you walk into the room with a rub along the leg and if you sit down, she’ll follow that up with a jump into your lap for some snuggle time.
Ahwatukee resident Brendan Hicks is a member of the SC Del Sol Boys 2000 Leebrook team that qualified for the National Premier League’s Mountain Developmental League Playoff Championship to the 2014 NPL National Finals in North Carolina in July.
Classic Car Spa offers a variety of services including the “Classic Car Spa” hand car wash, auto detailing and a classic express lube. Classic Car Spa is a 100 percent hand-wash service that pays close attention to detail, and the hand car wash provides a very clean car wash and eliminates the problems caused by rough scrubbing from heavy equipment.