The sun has just set. From where I sit, up on a ridge, I hear music from two simultaneous song sessions filling the Valley below. When campfires turn to embers, youngsters will peel themselves away from the festivities and make their drowsy way to their bunks. Their dreams will no doubt be filled with obstacle courses and tie-dye, hikes and ropes courses. Another day at summer camp is done.
I read with disdain the pitiful appeal of Pulte Homes (AFN, July 13, as published by their paid hack, Randy Christman). I do not know Mr. Christman, but I know that he willingly presents false choices for all residents of Ahwatukee, not just The Lakes.
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.
The appearance of your skin, including the skin on your feet, is a reflection of what’s going on internally with your health. Dry, cracked heels are an indication that your body is out of balance, not an indication that you need an expensive foot cream or a pedicure. Dry, cracked heels are a very common problem that can be embarrassing and unsightly. Fortunately, the following remedies will result in smooth, happy, healthy feet.
Hidey is a very beautiful 8-year-old snowshoe Siamese cat with a shy but very loving demeanor. She was given her name by her previous owner because when he first took her home, she liked to hide. Unfortunately her owner passed away last year. She will require a calm home where she can socialize, given plenty of tender, loving care and slowly introduced to her new surroundings. She is good with other cats and maybe dogs.
I received a mystery package recently, opened it up, and discovered a popular appetite suppressant inside. Sprinkle this magic powder on your food, the included literature instructed, and allegedly it would cooperate with your sense of smell to curb your cravings. And here it was in my hands — a whole box of the stuff. But I didn’t order it.
Arizona’s forests are in poor health. They’re overgrown, and without action, catastrophic fires are almost a certainty — putting the state’s physical beauty, economic vitality and water supplies at risk.
Hidey is a very beautiful 8-year-old Snowshoe Siamese cat with a shy but very loving demeanor. She was given her name by her previous owner because when he first took her home, she liked to hide. Unfortunately her owner passed away last year, and we were able to take Hidey and her other siblings into the rescue. She will require a calm home where she can be socialized, given plenty of tender loving care, and slowly be introduced to her new surroundings. She is good with other cats and maybe dogs. Can you give her a second chance at a new life?
I have a very low tolerance for temperatures above 85 degrees, so living in Arizona in summertime is a challenge. I have friends who love heat, the hotter the better, and it’s hard to understand that I’m not just complaining. Some days I really do feel like I am struggling to survive.
Alex was left outside of a PetSmart store with a note that said that his family could no longer care for him. He is a sweet, gorgeous orange and white 7-year-old cat who enjoys hanging out on a cat tree or window. He is not too fond of other cats but will tolerate them while in his space. He enjoys human companionship and will require a quiet introduction to his new environment.
The Torah is the soul of the Jewish people. It is our sacred story, written on a scroll and in our hearts. The Torah, or Five Books of Moses, binds the Jewish people together across place and time. It tells a tale so massive, so all-encompassing that every Jewish person finds him or herself within it.
After reading Wilson Gee’s impassioned letter (“An apology and the future of Ahwatukee Lakes,” May 21) in the AFN, I just could not pass it by without more comment. But my comments are about the Ahwatukee Golf Course, not the Lakes course. I can see this course heading the same way as the Lakes course. I enjoy eating at the Ahwatukee course clubhouse; the food is reasonably good and fairly priced. But the status of the clubhouse with its dirty carpeting, dirty Venetian blinds, cracked stucco, filthy/unsanitary restrooms, dead trees and brown fairways (because many irrigation sprinklers are not working) makes me believe Mr. Gee is letting this course go in the same direction as the Lakes course.