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The East Valley Women’s League will be collecting new and gently used prom dresses and accessories from Feb. 1-28 to be given away for free in March and April to Arizona high school juniors and seniors during the “Cinderella Affair.”
I am a retired Ahwatukee resident and worked as the business office manager at the Ahwatukee Recreation Center (ARC) for 18 years. During that time I had a wonderful working relationship and regular interaction with the Ahwatukee Board of Management (ABM), and occasionally staff, in the capacity of my job.
T.W. Lewis Foundation announced a partnership with Teach For America-Phoenix. The non-profit organization has been actively involved in education in the Valley for more than 20 years, working alongside veteran teachers, school and community leaders, and parents to help ensure an excellent education for all children across the metro area. In support of their mission, T.W. Lewis Foundation is sponsoring a challenge grant, which will gift $150,000 over a three-year period to Teach For America. When the challenge is met, the total amount garnered for Teach For America in 2016 will be $300,000.
Tucson gallery owner and artist Diana Madaras will unveil her new painting, “Piestewa Peak,” at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at Sibley’s West: The Chandler and Arizona Gift Shop.
At Arizona’s Vision, Dr. Mark J. Page, OD, clinic founder and chief optometrist, leads a skilled team in providing comprehensive eye care services—including basic checkups, corrective procedures, emergency care and a wide selection of eyewear and contact lenses—in a recently remodeled, state of the art facility.
Happy New Year! I can’t believe it’s been 15 years since Y2K when we were so worried that our cars wouldn’t start and our computers would malfunction on Jan. 1.
The American Red Cross has organized a slew of blood drives to occur in the East Valley at the end of January.
When looking into 2015 it seems like it will be a good year for both the economy and the housing market. Most of these predictions nationally should hold true for the Greater Phoenix market as well as on a national scale. Expect the home-purchase market to strengthen along with the economy in 2015, according to Freddie Mac’s U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for November: “The good news for 2015 is that the U.S. economy appears well-poised to sustain about a 3 percent growth rate in 2015 which is only the second year in the past decade with growth at that pace or better. Governmental fiscal drag has turned into fiscal stimulus with lower energy costs support consumer spending and business investment with further easing of credit conditions for business and real estate lending support commerce and development; and consumers are more upbeat and businesses are more confident, all of which portend faster economic growth in 2015. And with that, the economy will produce more and better-paying jobs, providing the financial wherewithal to support household formations and housing activity.”
Whether it's a husband buying yoga pants for his wife, a daughter looking for fly fishing supplies for her dad, or a childless uncle looking for gifts for nieces and nephews, consumers tend to stray from their retail comfort zones when shopping for loved ones.
In December, Congress approved and the president signed into law legislation that paves the way for the expansion of the Resolution Copper Mine in Superior, Ariz. I’m extremely proud to have worked as a team with my Arizona colleagues in the Senate and House, most notably Sen. Jeff Flake, Congressman Paul Gosar, and Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick, to advance this legislation.
The Kyrene Foundation will host its annual meeting Jan. 9 to review what will be needed to support families in the Kyrene School District throughout the remainder of the school year.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A major winter storm was heading toward Arizona on Tuesday, prompting forecasters to issue warnings about heavy snowfall and dangerous driving conditions in some parts of the state beginning Wednesday.
Here is a roll call of some of the famous people who died in 2014.
The American Red Cross asks eligible blood donors to make a resolution to give blood regularly in 2015, beginning with National Blood Donor Month in January.
Art livens up downtown Mesa storefronts
It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas! Before you know it, it will be 2015 and the snowbirds will be flocking back to enjoy our wonderful weather. Will they be buying and selling real estate when they get here? That’s a good question. Let’s look at the numbers.
According to the November 2014 monthly report from Arizona State’s W.P. Carey School of Business, our Phoenix housing market is unlikely to see a significant boost until next year. Here are some of the highlights from the report.
Wondering what to get the men in your life this holiday? Instead of another tie or T-shirt, give him something that he can sink his teeth into.
U.S. stocks are falling Monday afternoon, following the market’s biggest weekly loss in two and a half years, as the price of oil continues a six-month slide. The Russian ruble has plunged to a record low against the dollar.
Hundreds of volunteers from across the country are donating time, money and goods to spread holiday cheer to children across the globe.
Shoppers are getting smarter.
If you are like most people this time of year, your inbox and mailbox are overflowing with proclamations of great deals and special prices on everything from the latest child’s toy to the largest plasma, smart TV. Many people plan their entire day after Thanksgiving on what time the malls open and the optimal time for catching the best deals. Reporting on the most recent Black Friday reports, a national news reporter stated the reason for a down turn in sales was that starting the holiday buying season earlier and earlier has resulted in softer than expected sales. Duh! It does not take a Nobel scholar to determine that if you have a certain number of people buying a certain number of gifts with a certain number of dollars and you lengthen the time they have to get these gifts, sales in a given time frame will be less. Right?
The members of the Mesa Rotary are committed to serving their community in a variety of ways throughout the year. Many of the Rotary members have demonstrated the Rotary mission of service before self, throughout the length of their professional careers, and in many cases well into their retirement. These men and women enjoy assisting those that need assistance, as well as making their community a better place.
Despite a 15-year drought, the city of Phoenix is prepared to handle any imbalance between water supply and user demand, according to a report from Moody’s Investor Service.
Holiday decorations in the U.S. are often symmetrical: Two candles on either side of the mantel, a round wreath in the center of the door, a centerpiece with matching sprigs of holly and pine on each side.