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Friday, October 11, 2019

Area women are invited to register now for a retreat featuring noted inspirational speaker Jill Ludlow. The two-day program at Bellevue Heights Church will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1 and continue from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2.

Midwestern University’s College of Dental Medicine will host a free day of children’s dental services from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19.

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation announced it raised more than $831,000 in September for its Step Up Stop Cancer campaign for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The total includes cash and in-kind donations from businesses and individuals.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

One reason why I write this article is to equip people for a better life. How? By improving their serve in the tennis match of life. Did you know tennis is in scripture? The Bible notes,”‘Moses served in Pharaoh’s court.” Let’s revisit a story I used years ago in this column (2005) but with …

Friday, October 04, 2019

A fan at a Peoria Unified School District sporting event will likely see a group of students donning matching black shirts and toting cameras and other high-tech broadcasting gear around the field. The students hustling just like a professional game crew are not just there for fun. They are …

Chabad of the West Valley will have Kol Nidrei service at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Courtyard by Marriott, 2029 W. Whispering Wind Drive, North Phoenix.

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Welcome to another edition of Business Briefcase, where we address all the great happenings in the local business world — whether it be openings, closings, construction and development, ribbon-cutting ceremonies and expansions, chamber mixers and networking events or anything else.

Sometimes we get so enmeshed in focusing on solving gigantic issues that we forget the simplicity of living day to day effectively and fruitfully. For example, how is it that we put a man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage? That guy who invente…

Monday, September 30, 2019
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Saturday, September 28, 2019

The city of Peoria is partnering with Street Market to bring a new vibe, pop-up restaurants, live performances, cool tunes and specialty vendors to Old Town Peoria. Second Saturdays is a fresh, hip event series taking over 83rd Avenue and Washington Street starting Saturday, Oct. 12.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Welcome, everyone, to another edition of Business Briefcase, where we address all the great happenings in the local business world — whether it be openings, closings, construction and development, ribbon-cutting ceremonies and expansions, chamber mixers and networking events or something else.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

When you think of balance, you might think of balancing your commitments, juggling responsibilities or maintaining a work-life balance. Most adults don’t prioritize their physical balance until a serious health event occurs or after they have already experienced a fall.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Those seeking a practical, small car that’s fun to drive yet easy on gas should give this Mazda 3 a look. Traditionally, the car has been offered as a four-door sedan with a rear trunk, but you can also get a four-door hatchback, as seen here. This allows for more cargo capacity, especially …

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Cake was cut, family celebrated and a band played classic music from the time Peoria woman Edna Collins was young, celebrating the “good old days.” Collins has had plenty of loved ones and friends at each of her birthday parties for 15 years now.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Liberty High School’s Student Council and National Honor Society will host a Senior Citizens’ Homecoming from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 27, in the school gym, 9621 W. Speckled Gecko Drive.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Last week, I started a two-part series on partnering, with the hope of bringing some clarity and wisdom for us on the pre-requisite of partnering for success and significance. Let’s start with a partnership example entitled Three Voices — One Heart.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Partnerships. There’s a word often heard, seldom practiced in today’s complex, individual-obsessed, ego-driven world. It’s like the two millennials having a coffee together. One millennial says to the other, “OK, enough about me. What do you think of me?” Millennials, that is no criticism ag…

Friday, September 13, 2019

The Peoria Unified School District will host its semiannual fall field trip from 8 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, October 8. This is an exciting opportunity for elected officials, community members and prospective parents to visit Peoria Unified’s Sunrise Mountain and Cactus high school and Fron…

ProMusica Arizona’s vocal ensemble, Women in Song, was recently awarded $4,400 by the city of Peoria to offer free performances at public venues and senior communities in Peoria during the 2019-2020 season.

Most people start saving for retirement at a reasonably young age and count on the benefits promised through Social Security. However, there are many different ways to claim those benefits. Using the wrong claiming strategy can cost thousands of dollars, which is why I share my insight on So…

Thursday, September 12, 2019
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Jeff Frost knows how to reach all his fans. His Peoria-based band, Frosty & The Silver Tones, can get the crowd moving with the Black Crowes’ “Hard to Handle” or the Brian Setzer Orchestra’s “Jump, Jive an’ Wail” — and anything in between. 

Monday, September 09, 2019

Freedom Plaza Retirement Community’s gallery recently showcased three-dimensional replicas created by “model resident” Phil Bruner depicting the aerial combat raid of Romanian oil refineries in the city of Ploiesti, formerly spelled Ploesti, during World War II’s Operation Tidal Wave.

Saturday, September 07, 2019
Friday, September 06, 2019

Let’s start with this thought. The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The nun made a note and posted on the apple tray: “Take only one. God is watching.” Moving further along the lunch line, …

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Ten years ago, when Pavan and Sharon Vasudev started coaching the Beep Patrol, a FIRST Robotics team from Litchfield Park, they didn’t know what to expect. Today, the couple mentor and encourage K-12 children in the West Valley to be science and technology leaders and innovators.

Tuesday, September 03, 2019
Monday, September 02, 2019

Thirty years ago, Walking Connection co-founders, Northwest Valley residents and husband-and-wife duo Gene and Jo Ann Taylor could not have foreseen how far their dream would take them.

Saturday, August 31, 2019
Friday, August 30, 2019

Welcome, everyone, to another edition of Business Briefcase, where we address all the great happenings in the local business world — whether it be openings, closings, construction and development, ribbon-cutting ceremonies and expansions, chamber mixers and networking events or something els…

From July 2017 through June 2018, more than 200 people moved to Maricopa County every day, in search of sun, plentiful jobs and a lower cost of living. But in a metro area of 4.4 million, how do transplants, particularly those who relocate without family, find a sense of community?

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A city lease of buildings occupied by the Peoria Arizona Historical Society (PAHS) was terminated on July 23. Given this development, the city will be taking steps to ensure historic items within the facility are properly maintained.

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