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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..

City seeks to raise water, sewer rates

City seeks to raise water, sewer rates

Phoenix residents could see their first water and sewer rate increases in nearly four years if the City Council approves the proposal in..

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..

Historic protection for ‘Rock House’

Historic protection for ‘Rock House’

The city of Phoenix Historic Preservation Commission has filed an application to preserve the Frank and Sarah Hilgeman House, located at..

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.

New resources for work opportunities

New resources for work opportunities

Valley women who have faced personal or financial struggles, or who just need some help and guidance with re-launching their own careers or..

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.

Delivery services offer convenience

Delivery services offer convenience

Many Phoenicians already are accustomed to using such services as Lyft or Uber to get where they need to go; and now they have a few..

Ballot measures focus on finances

Ballot measures focus on finances

Phoenix voters will have the opportunity to have a say in how money is spent by the city in the coming years through several key..

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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