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It’s difficult to comprehend the struggle a child suffering in a third-world country goes through every day and how your small contribution to a nonprofit makes a difference. The African Children’s Choir, performing this month in the East Valley, will give you that personal experience with not only the cause but the kids you’re supporting.
Albertsons and Safeway, the nation’s second-largest grocery chain, said Thursday that they will merge under the control of the company that owns Boise-based Albertsons.
WASHINGTON — Despite the long, snowy winter in the Mid-Atlantic region, Washington's famous cherry blossom trees are expected to bring the first sure sign of spring between April 8-12, when they're predicted to reach peak bloom, the National Park Service said Tuesday.
The next Goofy, Belle or Cinderella could live in Ahwatukee.
300: Rise of an Empire is both a prequel and a sequel to the 2007 film, 300, one of the most stylized action films ever made. The new movie has the same gritty and dark HD tonal quality of the first movie, as well as the sporadic ultra-slow-motion effects that capture the exaggerated battles and blood-spilling in extreme detail; but it’s missing some of the heart from often copied original.
Got a youngster who’s into big machines? A variety of interesting aircraft will be rolled out onto the tarmac for a closer look at Gateway Aviation Day. The free event also offers a kids zone full of fun activities and food vendors.
Every Friday, more than 2,000 school children from low-income families in the Southeast Valley are discreetly given a backpack of food to ensure they have enough to eat during the weekend so they’ll return on Monday nourished, alert and ready to learn. The backpacks are provided by Arizona Brainfood, which is supported by Mesa United Way and a number of local businesses and philanthropic organizations.
HERE: Bosom Buddies of Arizona support group
Mountain Pointe baseball has known for a long time that it was playing in a big-time national event.
Ahwatukee’s Sierra Lobianco, majoring in environmental sustainability, was selected as committee member for the 2013-14 academic year with the Student Health and Advisory Committee at Northern Arizona University’s residential campus in Flagstaff.
You’re probably aware that Pulte Homes is trying to purchase the now-defunct Lakes Golf Club and put up almost 300 homes. Owner Wilson Gee closed the course last May and is trying to sell it to Pulte. Pulte is touting the move as an “enhancement” to Ahwatukee. But, the existing CC&Rs strictly forbid the course’s use for any purpose other than a golf course. Even worse, Pulte’s plan to “set aside” the CC&Rs would automatically apply to the Ahwatukee Country Club as well.
The Ahwatukee Republican Women (ARW) Marjorie Miner Scholarship shall be awarded each year to an Ahwatukee resident who is a graduating high school senior, whose application has been approved by the ARW Executive Committee.
In the U.S., more than two-thirds of the class of 2011 was not proficient in math. In Arizona, that number jumped to three out of four students.
The City of Phoenix was awarded a SAFER grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for $8 million. SAFER grants assist with personnel costs.
Ryan attends Grand Canyon University and made the dean’s list his first semester there. He ran the Lost Dutchman half-marathon on Feb. 16 and placed fifth in his age group completing the course in one hour and 58 minutes.
The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that it will be a sponsor of the Phoenix Alumni Chapter’s Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute lecture series this month. Labor and Employment Group associate Marian M. Zapata-Rossa will present the opening remarks and introduce the guest speaker, former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
Anthony Hamburg of Ahwatukee, a fourth-year student in the management program in RIT’s Saunders College of Business, made the dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester. Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for dean’s list if their quarterly GPA is greater than or equal to 3.4; they do not have any grades of “Incomplete”, “D” or “F”; and they have registered for and completed, at least 12 credit hours.
Washington • When the weather warms up, so, too, will the U.S. economy.
Family of Christ Learning Center will be holding open registration for its summer camps. Preschool through kindergarten summer camps registration start March 17. Weekly theme camps include: On the Loose with Dr. Seuss, Mickey & Minnie Wonderland; Down on the Farm; Fiesta Fireworks; Our Place in Space; and Jump it Up. Cost: $75 per week. Camps run Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to noon. For more information call (480) 759-9004.
A “News Briefs” item of the AFN on Sunday, Feb. 16 featured snake safety advice from the Phoenix Herpetological Society. Wrong is “an estimated 80 percent of rattlesnake bites happen when homeowners take matters into their own hands.”
Beans are strictly prohibited.
The Bagnall Company welcomed its newest addition to their team; Cheri Councill, who is a senior account manager and account executive.