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HERE: Edible house building for teens Dec. 14
Everyone had reservations when it was announced Peter Jackson would be splitting up “The Hobbit” into a trilogy. Do we really need three separate movies? Can’t this 300-page book be done in one movie? Isn’t this just a ploy to milk a franchise and make an extra couple billion dollars? When “An Unexpected Journey” finally came out last December, we all found that these initial concerns were pretty much spot-on.
Wanda Manville, director of the Tempe Dance Academy, is putting on the annual Christmas show at Chandler Center for the Arts — inspired from one of the dance company’s trips to Europe.
Dec. 14 marks the one-year anniversary of the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. After that tragedy the entire country wanted to know how such a terrible thing could happen. And more importantly, how can we prevent it from ever happening again?
There was a disc jockey, a pig, and not nearly enough blankets to combat the cold.
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.
A free-market advocacy group claims that the decision by Gov. Jan Brewer to expand the state's Medicaid program will immediately increase the number of people in the program by nearly 90 percent.
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.
Kyrene School District is one of several area districts participating in a program introducing protein-packed Greek yogurt to school lunches.
Throughout her basketball career at Mountain Pointe, Kaylah Lupoe has been known more for her defense than her offense.
Bill and Julie O’Brien of Ahwatukee announce the marriage of their daughter, Megan Elizabeth, to Bobby Don Smock, Jr., son of Bobby and Jill Smock, on June 1. The couple was married at Sky Ranch Lodge in Sedona.
Ahwatukee resident Patrick Lombardi is a member of the Denison University men’s swimming and diving team. He is a graduate of Desert Vista High School.
Every family looks forward to the day when the “big envelope” arrives in the mail announcing an acceptance into their child’s college of choice. After the rounds of congratulations and phone calls to family and friends comes the reality of financing four years of tuition, room, board, books and living expenses. How will you pay for college? Understanding the sources of college funding is an important component of your college plan.
It looks harder than it really is — everything starts with a first step. But when that thing you are trying to do is different or difficult, then that first step seems very hard to do.
Those of you with a passing knowledge of college basketball may remember the name Bob Knight. He was fired as Indiana University basketball coach in 2000 and took a job at Texas Tech in 2001.
A true story made headlines Nov. 4. A trove of approximately 1,500 works of art confiscated by the Nazis in World War II were seized in a Munich apartment. The value was estimated to be $1.3 billion by artists such as Picasso, Matisse and Chagall. The news goes on to say that determining the rightful owners of the works decades after they were either sold under duress or seized could take years.
The only disappointment in a one-of-a-kind magical football season at Mountain Pointe might have been when the preseason trip up north was canceled and even that was turned into a positive.
The clash of colors should have been disorienting.
The Mountain Pointe Pride had a purpose when it got off the bus in Las Vegas three months ago.
Mountain Pointe celebrates after beating Hamilton Huskies in the Division I football championships at University of Phoenix Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 30 2013.
Pride's Dominique Fenstermacher (6) throws grass in the air as Trey Lauer (3) and Wesley Payne (5) join him at the 50-yard line after winning the Division I football championship between Mountain Pointe Pride and Hamilton Huskies at University of Phoenix Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 30 2013.
Pride head coach Norris Vaughan hand off the championship trophy to Natrell Curtis (75) after winning the Division I Football Championships between Mountain Pointe Pride and Hamilton Huskies at University of Phoenix Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 30 2013.
Huskies quarterback Sam Sasso (15) attempts to evade Pride defense during the Division I Football Championships between Mountain Pointe Pride and Hamilton Huskies at University of Phoenix Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 30 2013.
Huskies wide receiver Frankie Bueno (10) is tripped up during the Division I Football Championships between Mountain Pointe Pride and Hamilton Huskies at University of Phoenix Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 30 2013.
Pride running back Wesley Payne (5) is tackled by Huskies defense during the Division I Football Championships between Mountain Pointe Pride and Hamilton Huskies at University of Phoenix Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 30 2013.