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Homeward Bound, a Phoenix-based nonprofit dedicated to providing families experiencing homelessness a pathway out of property, hosted its inaugural Toast! event on Oct. 17, at The Clayton House in … more
Gold Canyon resident Jennifer Rhine-Walker is the new local coordinator for International Cultural Exchange Services. “I have lived in the Phoenix East Valley for a little over a year and am … more
A mature 16-year-old, Freddy isn’t afraid to express his wants and needs. He knows he wants a family that will help him become a successful adult and be there for him even after he turns 18. more
Peralta Trail Elementary school teacher Chad Young was vacationing in Flagstaff over fall break when he got a phone call from the school’s office manager. The school, Young was told, had … more
The city of Mesa’s volunteer recruitment fair is 4-6 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 19, at the Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St. It is an opportunity for residents to learn about the different ways to … more
In early October, more than 100 volunteers from Fiesta Bowl Charities and Salt River Project joined KABOOM! to build a state-of-the-art playground at a local community center. The new … more
Science tells us that dog ownership is linked to myriad health benefits. Dogs can help lower anxiety and loneliness, increase cognitive function and promote better heart health for their human … more
The wait is nearly over. After a long hiatus because of COVID-19, the Phoenix Heart Ball is preparing for the return of its highly- anticipated, black-tie fundraising raising event for heart … more
Name: Kylie DiggesAge: 40Town/neighborhood: Eastmark in MesaWhen and why I moved here: My husband and I moved to Mesa in 2017. We each owned condos, in Chandler and Gilbert, before getting married, … more
Thanks to volunteer John Young, the Superstition Community Food Bank now has a convenient drop-off to expedite food donations. Young built the drop-off to resemble a little orange house with a … more
During September, Entrada del Oro resident Barbara Cox donated her Alvarez guitar and accessories to a most-deserving student, Riley Neumann, a participant of the Lead Guitar program at Apache … more
The students at Desert Vista Elementary School are seated on the lawn just beyond the school entrance when one of the Be Kind educators/dancers asks them a question. “Raise your hand if … more
Steve Bernasek, diesel technologies teacher and team lead for automotive programs at the East Valley Institute of Technology, has been named the 2021 ASE Education Foundation Byrl Shoemaker … more
Eight-year-old Worthy is an energetic boy who loves sports and playing outdoors. Outgoing and friendly, Worthy looks forward to seeing his classmates from his second grade class and is curious to … more
Centennial High School Senior Crystal Bond has a bright future ahead of her. more
On Tuesday mornings, you can find residents of The Park at Surprise, a Koelsch community, gathered together making diaper cakes. Yes, you read that right. Diaper cakes. The popular display at baby … more
Going on through the entire month of October, Scottsdale Community Partners will be raising funds to support Scottsdale students, families, and seniors with its inaugural Givetober 50/50 … more
The Thunderbirds --- hosts of the Waste Management Phoenix Open --- announced the 2021 edition of “The People’s Open” raised more than $3.8 million that will be awarded to Arizona … more
Canyon Ridge Elementary School, a kindergarten through eighth-grade campus in the Dysart Unified School District, hosted its annual celebration of United States Constitution Day Sept. 17. The … more
Longtime Paradise Valley resident, Cynthia Finefrock, is an award-winning author whose dog shares the credit for the inspiration behind her book, “Winston the traveling Dog.” more
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