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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..

Pet of the Month: Lovable girl is a great companion

Pet of the Month: Lovable girl is a great companion

Despite her substantial mass, this American bulldog tends to think of herself as a lap dog and if given the opportunity, Catalina will lug..

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..

Authors Day features discussions, more

Authors Day features discussions, more

Several authors will read from and discuss their books during a special Arizona Authors Day event set for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15..

Celebrate launch of ‘Burton Barr’ book

Celebrate launch of ‘Burton Barr’ book

The public is invited to celebrate the launch of the book, “Burton Barr: Political Leadership and the Transformation of Arizona,”..

Candy can be toxic for pets

Candy can be toxic for pets

Halloween may be over, but those bags of candy that you have leftover, combined with the pillowcases of candy your children brought home,..

Police, parks and pups join for festival

Police, parks and pups join for festival

The inaugural Phoenix Police Parks & Pups Festival offers fun for the entire family, including your canine. It is set for Saturday,..

HALO will find homes for pit bulls

HALO will find homes for pit bulls

HALO Animal Rescue has focused its efforts on creating a better understanding of pit bulls in Maricopa County as well as on increasing..

McKenna honored by U.S. Surgeon General

McKenna honored by U.S. Surgeon General

Arizona skin cancer advocate and North Central resident Sharon McKenna recently was honored for her efforts by U.S. Surgeon General Boris..

Jensen receives military families’ scholarship

Jensen receives military families’ scholarship

North Central resident Hailey Jensen, a recent graduate of Xavier College Preparatory, was the recipient of a $2,000 college scholarship..

Pet blessing includes stuffed animal friends

Pet blessing includes stuffed animal friends

First Congregational Church’s annual Pet Blessing will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the church, 1421 E. 2nd St...

Pet of the Month: Mac is a mushy, cuddly love bug

Pet of the Month: Mac is a mushy, cuddly love bug

Mac is a cuddly love bug who doesn’t take life too seriously. Lighthearted and upbeat, the 1-year-old acts like a puppy and is..

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