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Trustees of Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust awarded a total of $123 million in surprise grants to 71 Arizona nonprofits — the largest single-day grant initiative in Arizona’s history, … more
No one knows the value of a dollar more than Paradise Valley resident Candy Valentino, who came from humble beginnings. After graduating from high school in Pennsylvania, Valentino spread her … more
Tony Servin knows all too well the rift that a suicide can cause, especially when that person has her whole life ahead of her. more
The Apache Junction City Council recently was updated on the services provided by Genesis Project, a coalition of churches banded together for the purpose of aiding the less fortunate. The council … more
Residents rest for the busy pace ahead when routines will fuel the day’s energy. The population takes a break from bouncing off each other in the familiar frenzy that arrives when the sun comes up. There’s a select few, however, who find themselves in go-mode during the overnights. The graveyard shifts. more
The Human Services Campus is investing funds from a $200,000 Thunderbirds Charities grant to enhance and expand services critical to ending homelessness for local clients of the outreach … more
Peoria made the list as one of the best cities in the U.S. for outdoor grilling, and even leads the nation in low-cost chicken. more
For Peoria resident Kimberly Muhammad, volunteerism and lifting her community up is a way of life. more
Arizona Department of Health Services reported 3,707 new coronavirus cases and 63 new deaths Friday, for a total of 1,001,871 cases and 18,724 deaths. more
Sometimes nature’s best medicine is the great outdoors, some might say, as feeling the breeze of natural wind or the smell of naturally occurring flora and fauna can help change, reset and show … more
People unfamiliar with the scope and magnitude of what domestic violence victims endure may not consider the pets involved in their lives as well as many remain in dangerous situations out of concern for their pet’s safety. more
A big day for Alex Morales came on Sept. 6, 2001. A firefighter his whole career, which now includes 35 years serving the city of Glendale, Morales elevated to the rank of captain that day. more
There is no doubt if there is a child in need they have advocates in Town of Paradise Valley residents Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson. Spanning decades, worn-torn countries and here at … more
The nonprofit Benevilla recently announce their new Group Supported Employment partnership with the Surprise Marketplace Chick-fil-A restaurant, 13725 W Bell Road. Four members of their program … more
The worldview of a typical young adult, some parents might say, is simultaneously expansive and very much centered on one’s individual goals, aspirations — and social calendar. But for … more
Alleson Dunaway is telling the world how special Scottsdale is — a job she says allows her to share her memories of growing up in the West's Most Western Town with others.  more
Not all the time, but sometimes, people find their passions and it is that knowledge that inexplicably shapes the professional and personal future of those in the clutches of dedication to a … more
From what began as a simple idea and a kitchen table project, Jennifer Cooper is now showing the Valley of the Sun the power love can have.  Through community-based projects and working with fellow nonprofits … more
Community members may now purchase tickets for the 2020-21 Hometown Heroes Awards, an award lunch celebration of individuals and businesses identified for their local achievements and distinguished … more
A Phoenix task force has selected which 21st century events and people it would like to add to the civil rights memorial in Phoenix’s Eastlake Park. The task force selected six national … more
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