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The Maricopa Community Colleges (MCC) are looking for a new governing board member to fill the seat vacated when Ben Miranda suddenly passed away in November. This seat will represent District 5, which comprises parts of Avondale, Buckeye, Glendale, Goodyear and Phoenix, as well as the Gila River Indian Community, Guadalupe, the Tohono O’Odham Nation and Tolleson.
Readers of this newspaper might like to know how the federal government’s monetary and fiscal policies will affect them.
While viewing George and Laura Bush being interviewed recently on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” I was reminded that we once had Presidents and First Ladies with class. It was refreshing to recall how they represented our country around the world with respect and dignity. Two people who can enjoy a joke and face up to negative press.
Joseph B. Ortiz, of the financial services firm Edward Jones, wants to help local Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) meet their professional education requirements. To do that, he is hosting a continuing education seminar for these professionals on Tax Update for Small and Medium-sized Businesses and Their Owners (BTAX) on Wednesday, Dec. 11 from noon to 3 p.m. at 4902 E. Warner Road, Suite 1, in Ahwatukee.
Honey and Harve Kimmel of Ahwatukee announced the engagement of their son, Alan, to Belle Sigal, daughter of Reta and Bernie Sigal of Blacklick, Ohio.
The State Board of Education recently voted to appoint Christine M. Thompson as executive director for the organization. Thompson succeeds Vince Yanez who announced earlier this month that he will leave the post to accept a position at the Arizona Community Foundation.
Alexander Ryan Jones, 19, of Ahwatukee, passed away Nov. 21. He was born on Dec. 30, 1993 in Fayetteville, N.C. He moved to Ahwatukee in October of 2000. He attended Kyrene Cerritos, Estrella and Akimel schools, and was a 2012 graduate of Desert Vista High School where he played football. He was an active participant with Horizon Presbyterian Youth Group and participated in several mission trips. He was currently living and working in Dallas, Texas. He was getting ready to go to Iowa in February with AmeriCorps.
Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert announced recipients of the 2013-14 Community Grants program.
The Ahwatukee Foothills Concert Band is gearing up for its two performances at the Ahwatukee Recreation Center (ARC).
After an extensive search and multiple interviews, the Ahwatukee Recreation Center’s independent interview committee has named Amy Nicholls as its new general manager.
What exactly is an “inadequate” health insurance policy? It turns out that the answer to a seemingly innocuous question is key to our health care future, to what happens when Obamacare goes down.
Ahwatukee Republican Women announced its newly elected executive board for 2014-2015: Debbie Smith, president; Suzanne Sharer 1st vice president; Mary Baumbach, 2nd vice president; Marilyn Astroth, 3rd vice president-Ways and Means.
While Black Friday and Cyber Monday are gone, that doesn’t mean our holiday shopping is done.
Kyrene School District is one of several area districts participating in a program introducing protein-packed Greek yogurt to school lunches.
Mandalay Homes, a partner of the city of Phoenix’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program, was recognized with a prestigious Housing Innovation Award by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Mandalay Homes was honored as the grand winner in the Affordable Homes Builder category of the DOE Challenge Home Builder Awards.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and the Kyrene School District is trying to spread the holiday cheer by asking community members for toy donations for its Winter Wonderland toy drive.
The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce does not represent our small businesses by not opposing the proposed Loop 202 path to pollution, more traffic noise, home value devaluation and crime.
On April 25, 2013 I filed a personal lawsuit against the Ahwatukee Recreation Center (ARC), regarding continued forced membership and increased assessment payments to such a recreation facility which has been eliminated by a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) amendment, as a requirement to live in housing for older persons.
Hundreds of parents, foster parents, current and former Child Protective Services (CPS) employees and child advocates showed up Tuesday night when the public had a chance to offer constructive ideas to five members of the CPS Oversight Committee.
Tang has a mellow personality and will get along with other laid-back cats. He never gets in trouble. His life is not complete without a squeaky mouse toy, perching on high places, and rolling in fresh litter.
The holidays are here. If you have the financial resources to provide a comfortable life for your family, you have reason to be thankful. And if you can afford to share some of your “bounty” with charitable organizations, you may want to be as generous as possible — because your gifts may allow you to both give and receive.
A Florida-based nonprofit aimed at bringing yoga to those who wouldn’t normally get to experience its benefits has been slowly making an expansion into Tempe and surrounding communities.
Veterans can benefit from their service to our county with special mortgage financing options.
Recently I saw a story about 10 tons of marijuana being seized at the Arizona border, and I couldn’t help but think, “Why?” Why are our brave police officers and border patrol agents wasting their time on seizing marijuana when there are millions of dollars of dangerous hard drugs and thousands of illegal immigrants slipping through the border?
As executive director of The Arc of Arizona, an organization dedicated to serving people with disabilities since 1958, I see daily the impact of committed people joining together to advocate for the rights and community participation of people with disabilities.