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Refugee youth create mural of hope, love

Refugee youth create mural of hope, love

A new type of tree now graces the courtyard at The Refuge, a coffee and wine bar located at 4727 N. 7th Ave. that is run under the auspices..

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.

Shopping centers undergo changes

Shopping centers undergo changes

Two older shopping centers in North Central Phoenix are working hard to bring in new, fresh tenants—and one is even getting a major..

All AZ District 28 seats up for grabs

All AZ District 28 seats up for grabs

Arizona’s Legislative District 28 encompasses the majority of the North Central Phoenix community. North Central residents have an..

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

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..

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