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Thanksgiving options around town

Thanksgiving options around town

Whether you love the challenge of feeding a dozen or more people in your home, or you’d rather save the labor and let someone else do the..

Uptown Farmer’s Market opens November 1

Uptown Farmer’s Market opens November 1

The North Central community welcomed the new Uptown Farmers Market on Saturday Nov. 1, on the southeast corner of Central and Bethany Home..

Vernon Plaza is a midtown hidden gem

Vernon Plaza is a midtown hidden gem

Central Avenue still offers many historic places that take a person back to a Phoenix that existed before a light rail transported people..

Local author inspires younger writers

Local author inspires younger writers

“I was voted the shyest girl in the school,” recalls award-winning author and North Central resident Stella Pope Duarte, as she sits in..

Saving history for Native Americans

Saving history for Native Americans

Volunteer Lana Barrett (center) explains plans for renovating the old band building at what was once the U.S. Industrial Indian School.

November brings pies, and more pies

November brings pies, and more pies

It’s pie season! And this month it’s a pie extravaganza in Phoenix, with many options for eating a variety of sumptuous seasonal pies...

Spinato’s donates to Sojourner Center

Spinato’s donates to Sojourner Center

Spinato’s Pizzeria, the family owned Chicago-style local pizza chain, celebrates its 40th year in business this month, and it is marking..

Tour a variety of Sunnyslope homes

Tour a variety of Sunnyslope homes

Enjoy an opportunity to visit some remarkable homes—both historic and modern—during the 9th Annual Home Tour of Historic Sunnyslope,..

ZooLights returns with new pricing, activities

ZooLights returns with new pricing, activities

Families can take advantage of reduced pricing during the 22nd Annual ZooLights, 5:30-10:30 p.m. Nov. 24-Jan. 11, 2015 at the Phoenix Zoo,..

Documentary looks at music, dementia

Documentary looks at music, dementia

Hospice of the Valley invites the public to a free showing of an award-winning documentary about the transformative impact of music on..

School Briefs

School Briefs

Glendale Union High School District Car wash for a good cause With buckets, washcloths and towels in hand, more than a dozen members of the..

Teacher nomination benefits student, too

Teacher nomination benefits student, too

The Phoenix Suns and Northern Arizona University are accepting nominations for the “Educator of the Month,” a program designed to..

Using a pillowcase to help emergencies

Using a pillowcase to help emergencies

Armed with pillowcases, Red Cross staffers teach third-fifth graders how to prepare for an emergency. Their visit to Orangewood Elementary..

PCH helps navigate health care coverage

PCH helps navigate health care coverage

In an effort to stem widespread confusion about changes in health care coverage, Phoenix Children’s Hospital has introduced Family..

Business cares about people and the planet

Business cares about people and the planet

North Central resident Steve Lopez has been around automobiles all his life. “In the town I grew up in, I worked at an antique car museum..

Blue Mass honors police, fire, EMTs

Blue Mass honors police, fire, EMTs

The Catholic Diocese of Phoenix presents its Blue Mass, an Annual Mass of Thanksgiving, 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 at Ss. Simon and Jude..

Many events planned for Veterans Day; deals & discounts for vets

Many events planned for Veterans Day; deals & discounts for vets

Despite what other parts of the country may think about how Arizona treats its veterans, the fact remains that the people of this state..

American Legion Auxiliary temporarily at VFW

American Legion Auxiliary temporarily at VFW

American Legion Post 75 lost its home when the building at 10625 N. Cave Creek Road went up for auction at a Trustee Sale on Oct. 21. “As..

Keeping charity in the community

Keeping charity in the community

As the economy continues to fight to right itself, many North Central families are still struggling to make ends meet. The added burden of..

Well known Valley businessman dies

Well known Valley businessman dies

Longtime North Central resident Paul S. Hobaica died on Oct. 4 of complications from a fall. He was 93. He was founder and president of..

Toys donated in memory of baby

Toys donated in memory of baby

On July 24, 1996, Holly J. Udy-Meekin gave birth to her daughter, Jasmine Lee Meekin, at Phoenix Baptist Hospital. Because she was..

Workshop helps tap into inner creativity

Workshop helps tap into inner creativity

Bob Sima, “The Transformational Troubadour,” is touring the country, sharing the keys to expressing and amplifying that still, small..

Note cards benefit those less fortunate

Note cards benefit those less fortunate

Peggy Baze may not have been born an artist, but after picking up a paintbrush for the first time in 2013, it didn’t take this Phoenix..

Helping children dream in color

Helping children dream in color

As part of her membership with the Governor’s Youth Commission, North Central teen Lauren Scardello was challenged to participate in Make..

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