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Legendary Sunnyslope High football team to be honored

The heart of Sunnyslope High School beats strong among a family of athletes. LeRoy Schneider is among the alumni who will be recognized at..

Veterans eat free at Twin Peaks

Veterans eat free at Twin Peaks

Those who have served in the military can treat themselves for free at Twin Peaks restaurant on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11...

Free HIV testing being offered

Free HIV testing being offered

Aunt Rita’s Foundation and the Arizona Department of Health Services have teamed up to provide free HIV testing in the area and around..

Well site upgrade offers shade and art

Well site upgrade offers shade and art

Sunnyslope residents will have a scenic place with shade to make walking on hot days more comfortable as part of a city art program..

Cute Cookie loves to snuggle

Cute Cookie loves to snuggle

Adorable Cookie is as sweet as her name implies. An Arizona Humane Society Emergency Animal Medical Technician rescued the cute..

New commander moved up the ranks

New commander moved up the ranks

When Phoenix Police Commander Aimee Smith began working for the city more than 20 years ago, she knew she liked helping residents but had..

Neighbors protest proposed apartments

Neighbors protest proposed apartments

Some neighbors are worried a proposed apartment complex the city of Phoenix Planning Commission favors will create more congestion and..

Food banks serve needy during holidays

Food banks serve needy during holidays

The holidays, when many gather around family feasts, can be a lean time for others. And it’s a time when many people want to help with..

F.Q. Story home tour kicks off the holidays

F.Q. Story home tour kicks off the holidays

The F.Q. Story Preservation Association hosts its 35th annual F.Q. Story Holiday Home Tour and Street Fair Dec. 7-8. This year’s event..

Dutch Bros. rezoning issue is on hold

Dutch Bros. rezoning issue is on hold

A controversial proposal to rezone property to allow a Dutch Bros. coffee shop at 3rd Avenue and Camelback Road is on hold, at least for..

Two ‘Nutcrackers’ coming to arts center

Two ‘Nutcrackers’ coming to arts center

The Madison Center for the Arts will offer two different versions of the winter holiday classic ballet, “The Nutcracker” this season...

Non-profit helps busy woman raise grandson

Non-profit helps busy woman raise grandson

To say that Maria Salaiz-Valdez has her hands full is an understatement. Fifteen years ago, when she received a call from the Department of..

Burn those calories in local Turkey Trot

The entire family, including the youngest and the oldest ones, can burn some calories before the big feast on Thanksgiving Day. The annual..

Wingfest to feature chicken, competition

Wingfest to feature chicken, competition

If you love chicken wings, you might want to flock to Arizona Wingfest on Saturday, Nov. 23, at Margaret T. Hance Park. The festival..

Pets can relieve loneliness, isolation

Pets can relieve loneliness, isolation

Social isolation is becoming more of a problem among Americans and senior citizens are especially vulnerable to this issue. Experts say..

Coding students offer messages of hope

Coding students offer messages of hope

Students at Phoenix Coding Academy are tackling a difficult topic and showing compassion for their peers. Their efforts also have paid off..

Planning, pacing keys to holiday eating

Planning, pacing keys to holiday eating

Thanksgiving is only weeks away and many people in the area and around the country will likely plan to stuff themselves with rich foods...

Lura Turner Homes hosts annual boutique

Lura Turner Homes hosts annual boutique

The Lura Turner Homes 35th annual holiday boutique is just around the corner. It will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9,..

Historic designation recommended for home

Historic designation recommended for home

The North Central Phoenix Homeowners Association (NCPHA) is marking a small victory after recommendations that a home built in 1926 should..

AARP offers caregiver happy hour

AARP offers caregiver happy hour

Taking care of a loved one or being a paid caregiver can be stressful and lonely at times but AARP is finding ways to help. The next AARP..

Stories, garden available for kids

Stories, garden available for kids

19North’s community garden will offer an event for children who want to develop green thumbs and hear interesting stories. A “Story..

Children’s Museum offers holiday camp

Children’s Museum offers holiday camp

Parents looking for something educational and entertaining their children can do when school is out on Veterans Day might want to explore..

Civitan market offers arts, crafts, baked goods

Civitan market offers arts, crafts, baked goods

If you’re looking for holiday gifts and a way to support children and adults with disabilities, you may want to check out the Civitan..

Mission of Mercy volunteers critical

Mission of Mercy volunteers critical

Many people decide to volunteer around Thanksgiving and Christmas but one local woman has been faithfully lending her support to Mission of..

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