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When you’re a parent of a small child, life can be filled with little moments of panic.
Hospice of the Valley is seeking volunteers to assist patients at Phoenix area locations so the agency is hosting four volunteer orientation sessions from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-14, at the agency’s administration office, 1510 E. Flower St.
In a scary new venture, Rush Limbaugh has announced publication of a children’s history book, “Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims,” intended to correct what he and his fellow troglodytes consider historical distortions in currently used school books. Having bamboozled millions of angry, racist old white men, Limbaugh is expanding his propaganda victims. According to Limbaugh, children shouldn’t be taught about our broken Indian treaties; our former dictator-propping foreign policy; and similarly unpleasant historical facts.
Commuters passing the intersection of Warner and Rural roads are now seeing red. But wait, this is all in the spirit of honoring an ancient church tradition. Ahwatukee high-schoolers, Cam and Morgan Henson, members of St. James Episcopal Church and Preschool, wanted to recapture the red door tradition and remind everyone of the history behind those red doors. So they got to work transforming the entrance gates from dull desert brown to glorious red. Their parents, Larry and Lindley Henson, and friend, Ashley Czarsty, also pitched in.
By the time you’re reading this, our little friends in Congress will have either settled their political hash and come up with a budget and gotten the government back to work or we’ll all be huddled around a trash can fire in a desolated parking lot, fighting for road kill in a post-apocalyptic, dystopian society.
It remains unclear if any city employee pensions can change before contracts are up in June of 2014.
Mr. Bryan Brinkley of Arizona People Acting for a Safer Society (AZ PASS) wrote a guest commentary in the AFN on Aug. 30, titled “Should guns be loved more than other people?” in which he seems to be offended that AFN published two rebuttals by a “loud minority in the community” to the stance that he and his organization represent.
1. On Sept. 2 at 2 a.m. police responded to an order of protection violation call in the 15800 block of South 48th Street.
Here: Teen event at Ahwatukee’s Ironwood Library
The Arizona Diamondbacks are accepting nominations for the 2014 Michael Wogan D-backs Season Ticket Scholarship Program. Since 2008, the D-backs have provided families experiencing financial hardships with more than 300 full season tickets for a value of more than $600,000.
Sci-fi movies, we all know, create unlikely heroes, and this summer’s no exception.
Safeway and celebrity wedding planner, Debi Lilly, are rolling out a new Wedding Collection at more than 30 Phoenix-area stores. The new line of debi lilly design unforgettable flowers helps brides save money. The collection includes bouquets, boutonnieres, center pieces, altar pieces and flowers for flower girls in traditional colors as well as bright and colorful blooms. The collection also includes vases and candles that allow brides to design their own pieces.
Maribeth Gallagher, dementia program director at Hospice of the Valley, has won two prestigious national honors. She was selected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and named Arizona’s top nurse by the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC).
My wife and I left Iowa some 20 years ago to see the world. We lived in France, Japan and the UK before returning to America last December. We settled our family in Ahwatukee so our children could be closer to their grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. But we are deeply troubled that something went very wrong in our country while we were away. We don’t want our kids to be gun violence victims.
The 32 members of the Phoenix Boys Choir Tour Choir departed on a 19-day tour through England and France earlier this month. The international tour took the boys through Ely, Bath, Cambridge, London, Guildford, Hastings, Croydon, Canterbury, Salisbury in England and Paris, Chartres, Versailles, Normandy, Epernay and Beauvais in France. The Tour Choir, the top choir of the Phoenix Boys Choir, travels on a three-week tour each summer alternating domestic or international. Tours introduce the boys to new cultures, builds cultural awareness, and enhance self-responsibility.
Ranked No. 2 on Golfweek’s list of the best junior events, the Thunderbird International Junior is viewed as the “Masters” of the junior golf world with an impressive list of past tournament champions including current PGA Tour players Ryan Moore and Casey Whittenberg as well as LPGA players Morgan Pressel and Belen Mozo.
Another Mother’s Day has come and gone and the Internet is littered with women griping about how disappointed they are with their families’ celebration of their Amazing Motherhood. The eternal conflict still rages: Is the holiday a Hallmark Holiday, and thus a despised marketing ploy or the deserved reward after devoting some or all of one’s life to her children?
"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on My account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” (Matthew 5:10-12).
Dillie Nerios is a Florida food stamp recruiter. Her job is to sign up 150 seniors monthly in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
The Chandler Children’s Choir is presenting its spring concert, “Dancing Around the World,” a collection of songs representing different nationalities and cultures in different languages.
Hospice of the Valley has received a $100,000 grant from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community to enhance end-of-life care and grief support services for children and families in Maricopa County.
One arrived before Rudy Valee and the other a year before The Beatles, but together they made beautiful music in nurturing a piece of Ahwatukee that spanned the decades between the roaring ‘20s and this year’s cold winter rains.
Whenever Esi Impraim’s mother made jollof — a rich, tomato-laced dish of meats, rice and sometimes seafood — the time it took to bubble away on the stove was always excruciating.
A club team of nearly 30 students from both Desert Vista and Mountain Pointe high schools in Ahwatukee have taken to a new sport, showing a little-known trait of camaraderie in the notoriously rough international sport of rugby.
Ahwatukee Music Maker Workshops has summer camps for all levels to get kids rocking, moving and mastering music.