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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.

Local home gets new paint, windows

Local home gets new paint, windows

A team of volunteers from Wells Fargo, Rebuilding Together and AmeriCorps spent a weekend painting the 1963 Sunnyslope home.

Veterans honored with flag wall painting

Veterans honored with flag wall painting

The previously nondescript building that houses the VFW Post is now proudly sporting a large waving flag on its southern wall, thanks to a..

Volunteers sought to assist local TV show

Volunteers sought to assist local TV show

Charlotte Barnes lets out a happy “whoop!” as she hangs up the phone with a smile. “She got the check!” Barnes exclaims, beaming..

Local nonprofits putting people to work

Local nonprofits putting people to work

Douglas Criswell, Ashley Wain, Jeanelle Keys and Rich Carhuayo celebrate the grand opening of the new TumbleTees screenprint operation.

Behind the scenes of the president’s visit

Behind the scenes of the president’s visit

President Barack Obama talks with Central High School's John Biera and PUHSD superintendent Kent Scribner.

Local schools offer language classes

Local schools offer language classes

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more than just “hello” in a foreign language, perhaps 2015 will be the year you achieve that goal.

Music students perform at The Nash

Music students perform at The Nash

Students from Phoenix Conservatory of Music’s Jazz Ensemble rehearse at The Nash in downtown Phoenix.

Saving history for Native Americans

Saving history for Native Americans

Volunteer Lana Barrett (center) explains plans for renovating the old band building at what was once the U.S. Industrial Indian School.

Local resident heads to Mozambique

Local resident heads to Mozambique

“I consider it an honor to serve my country and our global community as a volunteer, and I’m thrilled to get started.”

Teen volunteer finds joy at visitor’s center

Teen volunteer finds joy at visitor’s center

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Dual-language classes are new trend

Dual-language classes are new trend

Alannah Monfred shows dad Robert Monfred her skills in Spanish during an open house at Madison Heights.

Two local businesses are ‘giving back’

Two local businesses are ‘giving back’

David Claffey repairs a bike in his new shop, started in honor of the memory of his twin brother, Kyle, who passed away last year from a..

Walmart to open June 11 in long-vacant space

Walmart to open June 11 in long-vacant space

Walmart Neighborhood Market employees stock the shelves in advance of the store’s grand opening in Sunnyslope, set for June 11.

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