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Special issue features unique spots

Special issue features unique spots

Geodesic dome homes, Dutch-inspired single-family houses and a bank property on which a teenager used to raise pigeons are among the quirky..

Get a lot of produce for a little money

Get a lot of produce for a little money

The nonprofit Borderlands Food Bank holds a monthly “Produce on Wheels” distribution of slightly bruised or past-date fruits and..

Boost your speaking and leadership skills

Boost your speaking and leadership skills

Katherine Creech used to lose sleep for days, riddled with anxiety before she had to give a speech to colleagues at the company where she..

Sunnyslope residents seek more walkability

Sunnyslope residents seek more walkability

Many residents of the Sunnyslope community are pushing for improvements in residents’ experiences using the free SMART Circulator. Over..

More library branches opening Sundays

More library branches opening Sundays

There will be more chances to check out books and other offerings at more branches of the Phoenix Public Library. Starting Sunday, Sept...

Volunteers needed to help grieving children

Volunteers needed to help grieving children

Anyone who loves children and wants to give back to the community might find a good fit volunteering with the New Song Center for Grieving..

VFW Post hosts two essay contests

VFW Post hosts two essay contests

VFW Post 9400 in Sunnyslope will host its Voices of Democracy essay contest for high school students (grades 9-12) and a “Patriot Pen”..

Phoenix to turn plastics into fuel

Phoenix to turn plastics into fuel

The city of Phoenix Public Works Department has formed a partnership with Renew Phoenix that aims to turn plastics destined for the..

Cairn Terrier mix is easy to like

Cairn Terrier mix is easy to like

People are sure to “like-a” sweet Lika, an adorable eight-year-old Cairn Terrier mix. She was surrendered to the Arizona Humane Society..

Initiative helps get older dogs adopted

Initiative helps get older dogs adopted

Two Pups Wellness Fund is helping to get older dogs at the Maricopa County Care and Control (MCACC) shelters adopted. “Grown Pups for..

Humane Society hosts foster open house

Humane Society hosts foster open house

Anyone interested in learning about fostering dogs and cats with the Arizona Humane Society can come to an event on Saturday, Sept. 21. The..

Grant money to help first-time homebuyers

Grant money to help first-time homebuyers

TruWest Credit Union has received a $1.7 million grant for the Workforce Initiative Subsidy for Homeownership (WISH) program, through the..

Experienced vet takes reins of Altered Tails

Experienced vet takes reins of Altered Tails

An experienced veterinarian with a passion for animal welfare work is now heading Altered Tails, the biggest nonprofit spay/neuter..

Beth Ami Temple holds open house

Beth Ami Temple holds open house

Beth Ami Temple is offering active adults ways to make more connections and meet people of a similar faith. The temple will hold its annual..

Art center offers veterans free classes

Art center offers veterans free classes

News Update: These classes are on hold temporarily. Stay tuned for news on when they will resume. Female veterans can express their..

Animal rescue group gets grant

Animal rescue group gets grant

An animal rescue non-profit organization is getting a boost to help aid with adoption. HALO Animal Rescue of Maricopa County announced it..

City website shows police calls

City website shows police calls

Learning how safe a neighborhood is and getting details on police calls for service is now only a click away. The Phoenix Police Department..

Rescue group seeks ‘kitten cuddlers’

Rescue group seeks ‘kitten cuddlers’

Those who think kittens are the cat’s meow might get a kick out of volunteering for Saving One Life, a never-kill cat rescue group. The..

From the publisher: Hard to say goodbye but …

From the publisher: Hard to say goodbye but …

After 16 years of not only covering the North Central Phoenix community but also being an integral part of it, I’m very sad to say that..

Phoenix Open funds benefit Girl Scouts

Phoenix Open funds benefit Girl Scouts

Thunderbirds Charities, the charitable giving arm of the Thunderbirds—hosts of the Waste Management Phoenix Open—recently awarded..

Demolition permit hearing on hold–again

Demolition permit hearing on hold–again

A city of Phoenix zoning officer was scheduled to hear a request to overturn the denial of a demolition permit for a home at 7019 N...

Unique summer camp offers mentors to kids

Unique summer camp offers mentors to kids

Some local youth recently were able to experience a unique, first-time camp that exposed them to engineering concepts and hands-on..

Planet Fitness opens in rejuvenated center

Planet Fitness opens in rejuvenated center

A gym Sunnyslope has been buzzing about since late last year is finally open in a shopping center that is home to one of the oldest..

Phoenix residents can rent dumpster

Phoenix residents can rent dumpster

Cleaning out your home or garage and have large items that you can’t fit in your regular trash barrel? Phoenix residents can rent a..

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