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County to help retrofit fireplaces

County to help retrofit fireplaces

With winter weather making its way to the Valley, the season of keeping warm by the wood-burning fireplace is upon us. Yet that very action..

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..

Dist. 3 council seat up for grabs in Nov.

Dist. 3 council seat up for grabs in Nov.

The city of Phoenix will hold a special election Nov. 8 to select a permanent council member to serve out the remainder of former Dist. 3..

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.

19 North launches collaborative effort

19 North launches collaborative effort

One year ago, an alliance formed to leverage momentum created by light rail construction along 19th Avenue, focusing on the newest..

Rezoning request troubles neighbors

Rezoning request troubles neighbors

By Teri Carnicelli EDITOR’S NOTE: The Phoenix City Council at its Sept. 7 meeting postponed voting on this issue until its Sept. 21..

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..

D28 seats have many contenders

D28 seats have many contenders

Three seats are up for grabs on Aug. 30 in Arizona’s District 28, and some of the candidates have very familiar faces. Arizona’s..

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..

Property taxes will rise in Phoenix

Property taxes will rise in Phoenix

The fiscal year beginning July 1 will have Phoenix homeowners seeing a bump in their property taxes as the city sets to increase its..

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..

Police say property crimes are down

Police say property crimes are down

Phoenix’s property crime rates continue to go down and the city’s police chief vows to make crime suppression a priority for the..

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.

Food pantry serves local community

Food pantry serves local community

When St. Francis Xavier church completed its new Parish Center in late December 2015, one of the first ministries to move into the new..

District recess policy under scrutiny

District recess policy under scrutiny

North Central resident Christine Davis has had a relationship with the Madison School District for nearly nine years, when her oldest of..

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..

Light rail extension opens with fanfare

Light rail extension opens with fanfare

Valley Metro and the City of Phoenix will host the launch of the new Northwest Extension of the light rail (from Montebello to Dunlap..

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.

Kids have a new space at ARCH

Kids have a new space at ARCH

The Arizona Recreation Center for the Handicapped (ARCH) on Jan. 15 celebrated the grand opening of its new Diamondbacks Den, a space..

Light rail extension set to open in March

Light rail extension set to open in March

On Saturday, March 19, Valley Metro Rail will open its second light rail extension on 19th Avenue, stretching from Montebello to Dunlap..

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..

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