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Teen volunteer finds joy at visitor’s center

Teen volunteer finds joy at visitor’s center

When Garrison Mais was a toddler, he fell in love with the desert landscape. His greatest joy was walking the long and meandering trails in..

Sunbrite Corner to add second level

Sunbrite Corner to add second level

Construction is under way at Sunbrite Center to renovate the space left vacant after a fire burned the historic Richardson’s Cuisine of..

Dual-language classes are new trend

Dual-language classes are new trend

In 2000, Arizona voters passed a ballot measure stipulating that instruction in public schools be offered only in English. Bilingual..

Developer partners with firefighters

Developer partners with firefighters

Over a two-day period last month, teams of firefighters were seen on top of a home in the area of 38th Street and Indian School Road,..

Two local businesses are giving back

Two local businesses are giving back

Two North Central businesses offer more than what you see when you first walk in their doors. One is helping with brain tumor research, and..

Housing projects prompt city changes

Housing projects prompt city changes

A lengthy fight over a proposed North Central Phoenix housing development has prompted city planners to draft guidelines to give neighbors..

Fun finds for Father’s Day

Fun finds for Father’s Day

On July 19, 1910, the governor of the U.S. state of Washington proclaimed the nation’s first “Father’s Day.” However, it was not..

Walmart to open June 11 in long-vacant space

Walmart to open June 11 in long-vacant space

A long-vacant large retail space in the shopping center at Central and Dunlap avenues will finally be filled and opened for business come..

Family turns passion for traveling into TV show

Family turns passion for traveling into TV show

Summer vacations for families typically means heading to the nearest theme park, beach or campground. Yet, one North Central family is..

City budget woes pose tough choices

City budget woes pose tough choices

The city of Phoenix is once again facing a budget shortfall, though not as steep as the record $270 million deficit it struggled with in..

Child drownings can be prevented

Child drownings can be prevented

North Central mom Christie Shaw-Ulichny’s voice shakes as she talks about the day she nearly lost her daughter, then age 2. It was a..

Local academy is winner of the ‘Recycle Bowl’

Local academy is winner of the ‘Recycle Bowl’

The city of Phoenix, Arizona Recycling Coalition and Keep Phoenix Beautiful on March 3 recognized Phoenix Hebrew Academy as the Arizona..

Developer looks at financial options

Developer looks at financial options

Developers of an apartment complex planned for 3rd Avenue and Camelback Road have asked the City Council to postpone its vote on a..

North Central’s Walker continues ‘Fight’ of life

North Central’s Walker continues ‘Fight’ of life

Jimmy Walker has spent decades working in the financial services business, which includes life insurance. So it’s a little surprising..

Restaurant plans at Sunbrite up in the air

Restaurant plans at Sunbrite up in the air

Baby Kay’s was expected to be a new restaurant tenant for the Sunbrite Corner strip center, but construction has stalled.

City bodies differ on apartment plans

City bodies differ on apartment plans

The Alhambra Village Planning Committee could not agree upon a position. The Phoenix Planning Commission voted 4-2 in favor of it. Now, the..

Local woman’s dogs make calendar cover

Local woman’s dogs make calendar cover

It’s a busy day at the Acacia Health Center but facility Admissions Coordinator Lina Kuhn is wearing her “other hat” on this..

A ‘wearable’ way to help charities

A ‘wearable’ way to help charities

In Chico, Calif., there is a young woman who most likely has no idea how she’s impacting hundreds of special needs people in Phoenix …..

Turning darkness into sunshine

Turning darkness into sunshine

For the Hull family, “Out of Darkness” is more than just a community walk in which they are participating on Dec. 7. Finding their way..

Building a business from the ground up

Building a business from the ground up

Toiling under the hot Phoenix sun was the genesis for Stephen Walden’s idea for a better shovel. Hot and exhausted and with his muscles..

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