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Local woman pens kids’ book highlighting Arizona

Local woman pens kids’ book highlighting Arizona

North Central resident Jennifer Hecker DuVal can add another title to her list of accomplishments that include mother, clinical social..

Holiday Hike and Sing-Along

Holiday Hike and Sing-Along

The North Mountain Visitor Center, 12950 N. 7th St., hosts volunteer-led, family-friendly hikes for all ages toward the base of Shaw Butte,..

Paint your cazuela and eat enchiladas

Paint your cazuela and eat enchiladas

Spicy food meets artsy fun at the Practical Art studio in Phoenix, where they are pairing with Gadzooks Enchiladas & Soup to host a..

Public comment sought on plan update

Public comment sought on plan update

Residents are invited to review and provide public comment on PlanPHX, the Draft General Plan Update 2015, which can be downloaded at..

Pet of the Month: A golden opportunity with sweet Goldie

Pet of the Month: A golden opportunity with sweet Goldie

Goldie is a 1-year-old Lab who loves to swim—so get ready to be in the splash zone! After a good swim, this golden girl is ready for some..

Don’t let loud parties ruin your evening

Don’t let loud parties ruin your evening

If you’re worried that some of your neighbors might have loud holiday parties this year that go on into the wee hours and disrupt your..

Local teen awarded Peace First prize

Local teen awarded Peace First prize

Matthew Kaplan, 17, of North Central Phoenix, was one of five winners of the 2nd annual Peace First Prize, presented by Peace First, a..

Have your pooch pose with Santa

Have your pooch pose with Santa

Celebrate the season with your pooch at “Paws With Santa,” benefiting Lost Our Home Pet Foundation. It takes place 9 a.m.-12 p.m...

Free ebooks focus on AZ, local authors

Free ebooks focus on AZ, local authors

Arizonans now have easy access to more than 500 books about their state, thanks to a new ebook platform hosted by the Arizona State..

FBC looks to future with growing campus

FBC looks to future with growing campus

The Foundation for Blind Children, 1235 E. Harmont Drive, on Oct. 31 hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for its new 35,000-square-foot school..

Vets get free pet boarding in Dec.

Vets get free pet boarding in Dec.

Villa La Paws Pet Resort & Spa, a Phoenix-based, stress-free dog daycare, boarding, and grooming facility, is bringing back its annual..

Ugly sweaters highlight adoption event Dec. 3

Ugly sweaters highlight adoption event Dec. 3

Maricopa County Animal Care & Control (MCACC) will hold an Ugly Holiday Sweater dog adoption event featuring dogs from Chi Town..

Two locals honored by Girl Scouts

Two locals honored by Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC) recognized two North Central Phoenix residents who have modeled the Girl Scout promise..

Teens sought for summer exchange

Teens sought for summer exchange

Do you know a high school sophomore or junior with a sense of adventure? The deadline to apply for the Phoenix Sister Cities Youth..

Program helps youth who age out of system

Program helps youth who age out of system

Amber Lepur survived a devastating childhood marked by abuse and abandonment and fell into the state’s foster care system as a teenager...

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..

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..

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