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Local youth capture flag football trophy

Local youth capture flag football trophy

A group of third- and fourth-grade North Central Phoenix students, from Madison Simis Elementary, Madison Traditional Academy and SS. Simon..

Fighting Parkinson’s with support, exercise

Fighting Parkinson’s with support, exercise

Four years ago, Suzie Nichols started noticing some changes in her body. “I was directing an orchestra for a musical, and I noticed that..

Orchid show and plant sale April 7-8

Orchid show and plant sale April 7-8

Learn more about the beautiful, exotic orchid at the Desert Valley Orchid Society’s annual family friendly Spring Orchid Show and Plant..

Camp inspires global awareness

Camp inspires global awareness

Up with People Jr., a performing arts day camp for children ages 8-12, will be offered in Phoenix this June. The one-week, co-ed day camp,..

Public input sought on proposed city budget

Public input sought on proposed city budget

The city of Phoenix will host a series of community meetings this month to present the trial budget for 2018-19. Meetings in the North..

Meeting features two animal rescue groups

Meeting features two animal rescue groups

The Sunnyslope Historical Society is honored to be a neighbor to The Arizona Humane Society and a friend to Rusty’s Angels Sanctuary...

Pay library fines with food donation

Pay library fines with food donation

Library customers can pay overdue fees and help restock the pantries of Valley food banks during Phoenix Public Library’s annual “Food..

Nonprofit celebrates 25 years of service

Nonprofit celebrates 25 years of service

The social impact organization one∙n∙ten reached a milestone as it celebrates 25 years of serving LGBTQ. Its past successes inspire new..

Historical project seeks Park Central memories

Historical project seeks Park Central memories

Do you have memories, or memorabilia, to share about Park Central Mall? Arizona State University’s School of Historical, Philosophical..

Phoenix Comic Fest: new name, same game

Phoenix Comic Fest: new name, same game

It’s a new name, but Phoenix Comic Fest (formerly Phoenix Comicon) offers the same great lineup of special guests, interactive events,..

Health care services for the underinsured

Health care services for the underinsured

With federal health insurance regulations in flux, many families are finding themselves without insurance or under-insured. Niklaus Hirschi..

Spencer marks 20 years at helm of Boxer Luv

Spencer marks 20 years at helm of Boxer Luv

Arizona rescue organization Boxer Luv will celebrate its 20th anniversary on April 8. For two decades, founder Trish Spencer, a 25-year..

A & E Briefs

A & E Briefs

‘Low Down Dirty Blues’ Arizona Theatre Company April 5-22 Herberger Theater 222 E. Monroe 602-252-8497 A group of veteran blues..

Traffic is top argument against dispensary

Traffic is top argument against dispensary

Editor’s note: The Phoenix Board of Adjustment voted to overturn the Zoning Administrator’s ruling of Dec. 14, effectively now..

Memory Café hosts The Sunshine Singers

Memory Café hosts The Sunshine Singers

Jewish Family & Children’s Service’s April Memory Café will feature an interactive sing-along with the JFCS Senior Chorus,..

Your health challenges help train med students

Your health challenges help train med students

Have you ever wished that medical professionals did a better job of understanding your condition and the challenges that come with it? Now..

Red Cross hosts April blood drives

Red Cross hosts April blood drives

Though spring has officially arrived, the American Red Cross blood supply is still recovering from severe winter storms in March. Donors of..

Free help for caregivers

Free help for caregivers

Duet: Partners In Health & Aging, a Phoenix area nonprofit, is launching its “Finding Meaning and Hope” video discussion series,..

Sunrays keeps kids active during summer

Sunrays keeps kids active during summer

It’s not too early to plan for what to do with the kids when they are out of school for summer. Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics & Dance..

Preschool provides free, healthy meals

Preschool provides free, healthy meals

Rise N Shine Preschool, 1819 W. Osborn Road, is a participant in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program. As such, meals will be made..

Free coding, 3D modeling classes

Free coding, 3D modeling classes

The City of Phoenix offers Coding Classes this spring to youth ages 4-17. CodePHX provides fun activities, learning opportunities, and..

Women’s group honors Stephens-Reed

Women’s group honors Stephens-Reed

VALLEYLIFE’s director of Fund Development, Margaret Stephens-Reed, recently was recognized as the 2017 Woman of the Year by East Valley..

Getting pests off your indoor plants

Getting pests off your indoor plants

With the weather warming up, more windows and screen doors are being opened during the still-cool morning and evening hours. But while this..

Truck raffle aids local nonprofit

Truck raffle aids local nonprofit

The Scottsdale Active 20-30 Club is hosting fundraising events to benefit Boys Hope Girls Hope, 3443 N. Central Ave., a nonprofit that..

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