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Memorial garden a neighborhood effort

Memorial garden a neighborhood effort

More than 80 people, including Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, turned out on Oct. 31 for the official opening of a garden dedicated to the..

Local youth honored for acts of kindness

Local youth honored for acts of kindness

Three local youth were recognized last month for their ongoing projects to aid disadvantaged youth around the globe. North Central resident..

Snow Week returns to AZ Science Center

Snow Week returns to AZ Science Center

Arizona Science Center’s Snow Week is back for another seven days of science wonder, Dec. 26-Jan. 1, 2016. The center will celebrate the..

City seeks to raise water, sewer rates

City seeks to raise water, sewer rates

Phoenix residents could see their first water and sewer rate increases in nearly four years if the City Council approves the proposal in..

Sharp honored for volunteerism

Sharp honored for volunteerism

For 15 years, North Central resident Lyle Sharp has brought help and hope to elders who desperately wish to remain living in their own..

Let kids play while you shop for holidays

Let kids play while you shop for holidays

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, the Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics Center offers a Kids’ Night Out on Saturday, Dec. 5, so your..

Flower Child opens in Uptown Plaza

Flower Child opens in Uptown Plaza

Flower Child, Sam Fox’s healthy fast-casual restaurant, opened its third Valley location last month in the Uptown Plaza shopping center..

A custom cake for any occasion

A custom cake for any occasion

If you want to bring a sweet treat to a holiday gathering, are planning a winter wedding, or have a loved one with a special birthday, Nina..

Phoenix Rotary 100 honors Justice O’Connor

Phoenix Rotary 100 honors Justice O’Connor

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on Oct. 16 was presented with the Phoenix Rotary 100’s Career-Community Award of..

Program finds work for disabled people

Program finds work for disabled people

The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco (FHLBank) has given a $35,000 grant to Beacon Group to expand employment opportunities for..

IMACT Awards features new nonprofit category

IMACT Awards features new nonprofit category

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) seeks nominations for its 2016 IMPACT Awards, which honor the accomplishments of outstanding..

Grant funds additional bike safety initiatives

Grant funds additional bike safety initiatives

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety recently awarded $10,000 to the Street Transportation Department to help fund the department’s..

School Briefs

School Briefs

Glendale Union High School District Sunnyslope honors award winners Sunnyslope High School honored its teacher, student, support staff..

Pet of the Month: Affectionate Baxter is ready to be loved

Pet of the Month: Affectionate Baxter is ready to be loved

Baseball players from a local high school were surprised to have Baxter, a stray cat, join them in the dugout one afternoon. While treating..

Story, music festival for kids at PVCC

Story, music festival for kids at PVCC

Paradise Valley Community College students are bringing books to life through the art of storytelling during the Fall Festival of Tales, 9..

Family fun craft workshops at JFG

Family fun craft workshops at JFG

Join the Japanese Friendship Garden for three different, family-friendly crafts from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6. Try your hand at Japanese..

Exchange program deadline is Dec. 18

Exchange program deadline is Dec. 18

The Youth Ambassador Exchange Program, sponsored by Phoenix Sister Cities, offers young Phoenix residents an opportunity to learn firsthand..

Spreading love with handmade quilts

Spreading love with handmade quilts

The church hall was filled with brightly colored, handmade quilts and small blankets, stacked more than 2 feet high on tables spread around..

Preschoolers learn the benefits of recycling

Preschoolers learn the benefits of recycling

Cross Roads Preschool and Kindergarten was awarded one of eight Green Apple Grants from the U.S. Green Building Council Arizona Chapter,..

Class benefits animals with medical issues

Class benefits animals with medical issues

Kinesphere Center for Movement Education hosts a “Down Dogs for Paws” yoga class 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. This is an..

Fitness club offers winter camp for kids

Fitness club offers winter camp for kids

The Camelback Village Racquet & Health Club offers an all-day Winter Break Fitness Camp to children ages 5-12 years old. Campers will..

Christmas service for the bereaved

Christmas service for the bereaved

Christmas can be a painful time for some. It may be the first Christmas without loved family members who have recently died; it may be a..

Cat behaviorists help with issues

Cat behaviorists help with issues

Catsultations, LLC has launched its website, and is now offering consultation services to the public. The founders of Catsultations have..

Home tour, street fair return to F.Q. Story

Home tour, street fair return to F.Q. Story

The 31st-annual F.Q. Story Holiday Home Tour & Street Fair is a two-day event featuring tours of charming homes and a street fair with..

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