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Mini-murals celebrate community

Mini-murals celebrate community

It all started with the idea of bringing some color and excitement to the otherwise bland lobby of the Washington Activity Center.

Get children swim-ready for summer

Get children swim-ready for summer

AquaTots swim instructor Nicolas Veaco works with student Ben B., age 7, on his side stroke during a swim lesson.

Local authors stay focused on children

Local authors stay focused on children

A great book is more than just a way to escape into another world. It’s a step up for a child’s imagination and development. To help..

Sharing a love of all kinds of shoes

Sharing a love of all kinds of shoes

When Jackson’s parents asked him to think about a charitable project, Jackson knew it would have to involve shoes.

Friends, family help local man mark 100 years

Friends, family help local man mark 100 years

A house filled with family, friends and food is exactly how North Central resident Ralph Clark wanted to spend his 100th birthday. And..

Former Sunnyslope teacher is now a doctor

Former Sunnyslope teacher is now a doctor

Sunnyslope High graduate and English teacher Yarden Tahan has come home again. But this time it’s as Yarden Tahan, M.D., family..

City is part of effort to launch little libraries

City is part of effort to launch little libraries

It looks like a child’s dollhouse, except that instead of furniture and little dolls in the cubbyholes, it is filled with children’s..

Startup provides support to tech challenged

Startup provides support to tech challenged

Generation Tech Support Managers Noah Spencer and Steven Winkler examine an older laptop to determine if the hard drive and memory can be..

Get hands-on with vintage technologies

Get hands-on with vintage technologies

A 1901 bungalow, known as the Stevens House, will open to the public Oct. 1 as a makerspace in Heritage Square.

Ali family awarded home in Sunnyslope

Ali family awarded home in Sunnyslope

“For me to get this opportunity is very humbling, and I can’t say thank you enough.” The home was donated to the Ali family by..

Big changes coming to Metrocenter area

Big changes coming to Metrocenter area

The Phoenix City Council has unanimously approved a Planned Unit Development (PUD) application for 130 acres in and around the iconic..

New businesses tap into ‘creative’ needs

New businesses tap into ‘creative’ needs

Jewelry designer Gerri Dames, who recently launched “Gerri’s Beading Parties,” teaches a group of kids how to make their own beaded..

Authors abound in North Central

Authors abound in North Central

North Central Phoenix is known for its unique mix of old and new housing, its laid-back vibe in a bustling major metropolitan city, and for..

Gates leaves indelible mark on District 3

Gates leaves indelible mark on District 3

Phoenix City Councilman Bill Gates gets to be the first to smash the former Sunset Manor Apartments in Sunnyslope.

Celebrating family at historic home

Celebrating family at historic home

It was a beautiful spring day as Amy Ellis Shackelford walked down the aisle on the lawn of the Ellis-Shackelford House to say her I-do’s..

Melrose shop owners reflect on success

Melrose shop owners reflect on success

Ten years ago next month, then-Phoenix Councilman Tom Simplot made a special trip to the up-and-coming Melrose District to perform a ribbon..

Local programs offer travel abroad options

Local programs offer travel abroad options

Elephant Crossing in Thornybush Game Reserve, South Africa provides fantastic animal spotting for the Caris and Carlton families.

Dentists donate weekend of care

Dentists donate weekend of care

The fourth-annual Dental Mission of Mercy event, organized by the Central Arizona Dental Society Foundation, brings together hundreds of..

Spreading love with handmade quilts

Spreading love with handmade quilts

The church hall was filled with brightly colored, handmade quilts and small blankets, stacked more than 2 feet high on tables spread around..

Go organic, natural for holidays gifting

Go organic, natural for holidays gifting

If you are looking to put an organic and natural spin on your holiday gift giving, check out these two local businesses.

Greek fest is a North Central family affair

Greek fest is a North Central family affair

When the 55th-annual Greek Festival opens on Oct. 9, you can bet North Central resident Pete Choukalas and his family will be there..

Group homes get complete makeovers

Group homes get complete makeovers

The happy residents of the Boys Hope home finally see their fully remodeled home for the first time, after being away for a month.

Federal official visits child care center

Federal official visits child care center

Desert Mission Lincoln Learning Center students introduce themselves to U.S. Dept. of Education deputy secretary John B. King Jr.

Shopping center thriving in Sunnyslope

Shopping center thriving in Sunnyslope

Store manager TJ Arthur shows customer Ruth Soscia some of the summer items that are featured in the Sunnyslope store.

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