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Engaging in dementia sensory experience

Engaging in dementia sensory experience

It can be difficult to imagine adults forgetting their own names and where they live and not recognizing their family members. But for..

Dog foster program caters to older canines

Dog foster program caters to older canines

Almost There Foster Care, founded in 2013, rescues dogs, focusing on large breeds, as well as pregnant and nursing dogs and their puppies.

Developers give new life to aging buildings

Developers give new life to aging buildings

Developers are getting new life out of aging office buildings in the area, renovating and redesigning them to create modern, luxury..

Kosher pantry serves diverse population

Kosher pantry serves diverse population

An unusual food pantry in North Central Phoenix gives diverse visitors from all walks of life a warm welcome.

Nonprofits answer call for affordable housing

Nonprofits answer call for affordable housing

When Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego gave her first State of the City address last month, she highlighted the growing need for affordable..

New volunteer group already tackles projects

New volunteer group already tackles projects

On a fast-warming morning in late April, a group of volunteers armed with stencils and paint steadily moved up and down a few streets in..

Neighbors oppose demolition of 1918 home

Neighbors oppose demolition of 1918 home

The city of Phoenix’s Historical Preservation Commission is exploring what options it has to save a home built in 1918 from being torn..

Partnership provides services to homeless

Partnership provides services to homeless

A collaboration among HonorHealth, St. Joseph the Worker, and Circle the City continues to grow in its efforts to serve the homeless.

Dutch Bros. at busy corner possibly to close

Dutch Bros. at busy corner possibly to close

Editor’s Note: A final decision on this issue has not yet been made, and the Zoning Administrator will hear the case (after a 30-day..

Off-leash dogs are causing problems

Off-leash dogs are causing problems

The law requires all dogs to be on a leash when not on the owner’s property, But some dog owners' disregard of the rules have led to..

First alley gates added in Royal Palm area

First alley gates added in Royal Palm area

The Royal Palm neighborhood installed its first alley gates and celebrated with balloons, doughnuts, coffee and a host of residents.

Local businesses help foster youth find jobs

Local businesses help foster youth find jobs

Hanan grew up in the foster care system. At 18, she gave birth to a daughter and quickly learned the difficulties associated with parenting..

Two school overrides set for Nov. 6 ballot

Two school overrides set for Nov. 6 ballot

End of overrides could mean cutbacks for PE, art, music and full-day kindergarten throughout the entire district.

Proposed center draws ire from neighbors

Proposed center draws ire from neighbors

A development by the nonprofit Native American Connections planned for the Sunnyslope community is causing controversy among neighbors near..

Can a methadone clinic benefit a community?

Can a methadone clinic benefit a community?

According to the CDC, 66 percent of drug overdose deaths involved an opioid. Private companies are investing in clinics to offer treatment..

County encourages use of SMART shuttle

County encourages use of SMART shuttle

While working with residents of the low-income senior housing facility Sunnyslope Manor to increase their access to healthy foods and..

Women-owned businesses blooming

Women-owned businesses blooming

Women are leading the way in the launch of new small businesses, whether virtual or brick-and-mortar, according to recent reports. A study..

Life-changing technology assists teacher

Life-changing technology assists teacher

Ashley Ezell was born with a rare eye disease, called Stargardt macular degeneration, which causes progressive vision loss. It is an..

Exhibit features works by at-risk youth

Exhibit features works by at-risk youth

Kids in Focus is an annual eight-week program where 30 kids are grouped with photographer mentors and given a camera to keep while they are..

Traffic is top argument against dispensary

Traffic is top argument against dispensary

Editor’s note: The Phoenix Board of Adjustment voted to overturn the Zoning Administrator’s ruling of Dec. 14, effectively now..

Nonprofits work to build stable housing

Nonprofits work to build stable housing

Two Phoenix-based nonprofits are working to find long-term solutions for the homeless, or those who are steps away from being out in the..

‘Urban farm’ planned for Los Olivos Park

‘Urban farm’ planned for Los Olivos Park

A few short years from now, a large swath of grass at Los Olivos Park could be covered with cultivated rows of corn or wheat, large planter..

A personal struggle, a message of hope

A personal struggle, a message of hope

By Teri Carnicelli North Central resident Lori Price has always had an interest in fitness, and particularly enjoys finding was to make..

Group finds niche in community service

Group finds niche in community service

The inaugural year of the North Central Women’s League has been a busy one, and CEO Marianne Friedman says the nonprofit group is..

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