Mesa resident Matthew Baltzley is known as someone who is “on the spectrum,” meaning he is autistic. It’s a disability by definition, but Matthew’s autism offers a different way of seeing the world and channels the artistic vision he hopes to employ in the future.
Wellness isn’t something Dignity Health employees practice only on their down time. At Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert medical centers, it’s woven into the work culture with opportunities that enhance employment and transcend home life as well as patient care.
The American Dream of homeownership is alive and well, just as it was before the housing crisis hit. Despite the extreme fallout from the Great Recession, people still want a place to call their own. A place where they can raise a family, make memories and live comfortably. And, while purchasing a new home provides tremendous opportunity for families looking to improve their lives, the implications are even greater to the economy as a whole.
More Americans are facing rising caregiver costs. The financial challenge of caring for an aging parent can also create caregiver stress. Don’t allow caring for an aging parent or spouse to become a crisis.
Sometimes newspaper opinion generates the cream of community-thinking, which, in truth, is what it’s supposed to do. And, another plus: Readers’ constructive input drown out the belly-aching from tweeter-types.
Arizona high schoolers who can't name at least one branch of government, define the United States as a capitalist country or at least know Phoenix is the state capitol could find themselves denied a diploma.
Between “No Good Deed” and “The Guest,” September is really shaping up to be the month of home invasion/sleeping with the enemy movies. What makes “The Guest” much more interesting that other film, however, is that it’s not entirely clear if the home invader wants to be the homeowner’s friend or enemy. At some point in our lives, we’ve all had somebody we’ve wanted to get rid of, be it a school bully, sleazy boyfriend or boss. You might wish for a dark guardian angel to come to your rescue and take care of the person ruining your life. In the event that dark guardian actually did appear, though, would you be more relieved or horrified? On top of that, would you call the cops on this guy or let him do your dirty work?
Sometimes newspaper opinion generates the cream of community-thinking, which, in truth, is what it’s supposed to do. And, another plus: Readers’ constructive input drowns out the belly-aching from tweeter-types.
I read the article on the feasibility study done of the Lakes golf course (“Feasibility study: Lakes is still viable as golf course,” AFN, Sept. 5) and wonder if it ever did 50,000 rounds per year. Also, I don’t know anyone who ever paid $51.50 for a round with a cart. Every time I played it I paid $25 or less.
The Buddha said, “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” Well, ready or not kids, your teachers are showing up in classrooms everywhere. It’s time to crack open the books, slip the surly bonds of summer, and head back to school.
We’ve heard for years how the weak job market, student-loan debt and tight lending standards have forced recent college graduates and other members of the millennial generation to live with their parents instead of owning houses of their own. But a recent study by Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies indicates the situation may be on the verge of changing.
For the fourth consecutive year, Fulton Homes will help middle school and high school bands, ensembles, orchestras and vocal groups showcase their talents and display their patriotism for a large radio audience.
If good weather, lots of seniors and a host of recreation options are important for you, then Arizona communities are a good place to retire. At least that's according to a matrix of indicators built by WalletHub, a personal finance web site that looks at such things.
Ahwatukee resident Corina MacIsaac spent her summer break working the Soft Tissue Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Arizona where she participated in a tissue engineering vascular graft project.
Erbert and Gerbert’s Sandwich Shop, a national fast-casual sandwich chain offering subs and gourmet soups, is opening its first Arizona location at 117 E. Fifth Street in Tempe in mid-September. Entrepreneurs Brad and Gillienne Budde, ages 26 and 21, will be co-managing the store. The husband-and-wife duo hope to open two more Erbert & Gerbert’s locations in the area by the end of 2015.
Sean Bowie published a letter on Aug. 20 (“Arizona must invest in education,” AFN) which made a plea to provide more money for Arizona education. What is missing in his plea is a discussion of how more funding will lead to a better education for our children. It seems to me that he falls into the trap for “education advocates” — that the relationship between money and education is so obvious that it needs no discussion. Money and education success are synonymous. Arizona is indeed at or near the bottom in education spending. So are other states that have good records in education. And I need not remind anyone of the school systems who lead the world in education spending — Newark, Washington, Chicago — are we trying to emulate them? However, completely contrary to Mr. Bowie’s assertion, average teacher salaries are NOT “among the lowest.” Arizona teachers, with an average salary of $50,000 per school year in 2013, ranked 30 out of 50 (NCES data). It’s also of concern to me how the money he proposes to spend on increasing those salaries of teachers will go to the hard-working teachers, as he recommends. My understanding is that all teachers, hardworking or not, would get those raises. Bowie also asserts that pre-school and smaller classes will inevitably improve education. These are truisms close to the heart of every member of the education system lobby and their desire for the opportunities that growth brings, but are controversial issues when data is examined.
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