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Born in Rochester, N.Y., on March 30, 1920, Fred was the oldest of five children. He credits his active participation in the YMCA throughout his youth for his healthy lifestyle and strong character. He served in Word War II in the Merchant Marine, transporting troops to the front.
Kyrene de las Lomas Elementary School Students, staff and community members showed their appreciation for veterans Friday morning at the school’ annual flag ceremony.
Willie Gray knows he is at a time disadvantage, but that’s about the only thing that might prove to be problematic as he takes over the Desert Vista girls basketball program.
It’s easy to get caught up in how well Mountain Pointe and Desert Vista volleyball are doing. The two rivals compete at the highest level, Division I, and their teams are perennial contenders for state championships.
Throughout our nation’s history, our country has called upon America’s finest to defend the ideals we cherish so deeply. They come from all walks of life. They are fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters.
The newspapers now seem to have many articles about the Christians living in the mid-east being persecuted, and killed. Beheading seems to be the selected punishment for being a Christian. This bothers me, but what is happening in America bothers me more, as it is under our control.
Information from the United States Census Bureau indicated that Arizona’s estimated population for 2013 was 6,626,624 which is a 3.7 percent change from just three years ago in 2010. Private non-farm establishments in 2012 was 131,375. Total firms in 2007 was 491,529. Arizona State University student population in the city of Tempe alone is 38,735 undergraduate enrollment on a 630-acre campus. Having a healthy population of college students drive the apartment and rental housing and retail markets in those cities in the upward scale. ASU’s growing footprint in downtown Phoenix has helped draw more restaurants and bars as well as draw high technology companies in the area.
If it is summertime, then Tom Cruise must be saving the world from an alien invasion again, and so it goes with Edge of Tomorrow, the new sci-fi flick that is a cross between Groundhog Day and War of the Worlds, with some Elysium style exoskeleton action thrown in for good measure.
Predicting the MLB draft and the length of the playing career of those selected is a bit like letting go of a paper airplane from the upper deck of a ballpark.
The East Valley Marines, Detachment 1296, staged its inaugural golf tournament at Bear Creek Country Club with all net proceeds going to Arizona Wounded Warriors.
For the second year, a group from the East Valley Marines attended Patriotic Day at Akimel A-al Middle School. During the general assembly, the school honored the veterans of the five services.
Before tip-off at the Phoenix Suns final game last week against the Memphis Grizzlies, Fulton Homes Vice President Dennis Webb presented a $76,500 check to Suns Charities for the season-long “Proud to Own the 3-Point Zone” program.
The East Valley Marines of Detachment 1296 were instrumental in arranging for the donation of a car to Iraq veteran Richard Moreno, who had two deployments to Iraq.
To see the future of aviation and the undisputed standard for international air superiority at work, Arizonans will soon only have to look up. The F-35 Lightning II has arrived at Luke Air Force Base, and in a year’s time, Luke’s integrated training center will start the work of teaching the Air Force’s best pilots how to master the F-35 and leverage its unmatched combat capabilities in defense of freedom — both at home and abroad.
Marine veteran Robert Serocki Jr. always knew he wanted to serve his country, dating back to when he was 5 years old and living in Detroit.
The conflict in Iraq is all but over. The vast majority of troops are home, and the fighting has died down considerably. However, one man continues to battle, inspired by the war to make changes here at home.
Arizona State University head coach Todd Graham presented Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Anderson a team jersey and named him an honorary team captain aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Anderson is a graduate of Mountain Pointe High School and an Ahwatukee resident since 1994. The ship hosted the Navy and Marine Corps Holiday Bowl Luncheon for players from the Sun Devils of Arizona State University and the Red Raiders of Texas Tech University. The teams played in the 36th Annual National University Holiday Bowl game on Dec. 30 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.
Within our East Valley is a microcosm of a healthy community, a stronger nation. It’s an ageless pattern offering solutions to our national fiscal crisis, our narcissistic living and our growing proclivity for surrendering freedoms.
Under several recently issued contracts valued at a total of nearly $18 million, Phoenix-based BAE Systems will continue to provide hard armor inserts for soldiers on the battlefield.
Some cooks like to change up the Thanksgiving meal — a sous vide turkey here, a sweet potato souffle there. But on a holiday dedicated to tradition, innovation can spark revolt.
Veterans Day is a time where the country honors those who have served in the military, and Kyrene de la Colina Elementary School commemorated them Friday morning during a special ceremony.
La Ristra, a new restaurant with Spanish flare, has opened in Gilbert.
There’s no smoke and mirrors about it — Americans are eating a lot more smoked seafood than they used to.
I received a press release today on the Brothers in Arms Classic the Desert Vista football team is participating in the fall.
Service clubs in Ahwatukee Foothills are busy year-round working on projects to help kids and families in the community but one project, honoring first responders, was big enough to bring all of them together.