Black Bottom Lighters singer Ryan Stilwell just wants to provide for his family. He knows he’s not different from anyone else, but he tells the story differently than others.
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Thursday, July 02, 2020
The title of this article is quite a concept, isn’t it? Sometimes we get blinded to the reality that the things we do today can affect tomorrow adversely and painfully. Creating a comfortable but unwise present has a real possibility of sacrificing tomorrow’s future. Here are three short sto…
Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Responses to a survey show students and parents are not eager to continue online learning, which was required when schools closed in March by state order due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sunday, June 28, 2020
West Valley Boys and Girls Club locations are open this summer to support their families, though with changes in protocol due to COVID-19.
Saturday, June 27, 2020
The Supreme Court ruled last week that the Civil Rights Act protections against “sex discrimination” also protect gay or transgender employees from discrimination, even if they are not specifically mentioned in the 1964 law.
Here is a story about a couple trying to resolve an argument and come to a mutual resolution. Read on. After reading this story, you, along with Nancy, may need to breathe slowly and count to 10.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Meals of Joy, a nonprofit meal delivery service for Peoria and other West Valley seniors in need, is hosting its third annual Duck Derby rubber duck race Thursday, July 2.
Thursday, June 18, 2020
How are you doing? I think about you all the time. Lately, I have been thinking of what to write for you that would be an encouragement to you in these chaotic times. Today’s article is a historical account of a people who “suddenly” went from the outhouse to the penthouse. Read on!
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
After the Arizona Department of Education released a Roadmap for Reopening Schools last week, the Peoria Unified School District posted information on its website.
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Sunday, June 14, 2020
A chef could be defined as an expert in the field of the culinary arts. A chef might be characterized as a trained professional who transforms food into edible art.
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Deer Valley Academy is offering free high school classes during the month of July. The July session will blend direct, teacher instruction with online assignments and Zoom meetings.
Today we will explore some short thoughts about your job, career, calling or work. It’s an important subject. Two-thirds of most adult lives will be spent earning a living or doing what you were created to do. God wants our work to be enjoyable.
Employees and first responders at Abrazo Health locations across the Valley will be treated to free meals from local food trucks this week courtesy of Ball Corporation.
Meals of Joy, a West Valley nonprofit meal delivery service for seniors in need, is hosting its third annual Duck Derby rubber duck race Thursday, July 2.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Thanks to the USDA Summer Food Service Program for Children, the Peoria Unified School District will provide lunch with breakfast for the next day for free to any child 18 and younger this summer.
Thursday, June 04, 2020
Eliminating high fives and coaching in groups of more than 10 and administering regular temperature checks are among the recommendations the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) is endorsing for high school athletes as they begin practice for the fall sports season.
I like communicating with people. I’m a pastor, speaker and author, but really, most people say that I do much more than that. I communicate. I don’t preach, teach, beseech or screech. I communicate or at least attempt to communicate. My goal is to connect the message with the audience engag…
Six youth and five adults—from Clifton, Glendale, Litchfield Park, Phoenix, San Tan Valley, Scottsdale and Surprise—are finalists of Bashas’ Donut Flavor Craze Contest.
Wednesday, June 03, 2020
Tuesday, June 02, 2020
The West Valley Art Museum (WVAM) reopened May 18. Located inside the lobby of Peoria City Hall, the WVAM is slowly opening again to visitors and plans to resume regular hours of operation with some precautionary measures in place. For hours and more information, visit wvam.org or call 623-9…
Monday, June 01, 2020
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Arizona voters are increasingly seen as a pivotal swing vote in national elections, in part due to large-scale grassroots efforts at voter registration over the past few years. Those voter registration drives have been largely aimed at getting young voters and those from minority communities.
In Tim Hansel’s book “You Gotta’ Keep Dancing,” there is a life-lifting poem that has transformed my life when my life becomes frustrating and intense. It’s called “Did You Ever Doodle, Lord?”
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Credit Union West of Glendale showed its commitment to the future by awarding five graduating high school seniors $1,000 scholarships to use toward college costs.
Catholic Charities Westside Head Start is enrolling students for the 2020-21 school year, which will include expansion into the Littleton School District serving Avondale and Tolleson, for Head Start, Early Head Start, pregnant mothers and home-based programs.
This week let’s take a moment to bring our attention off our present situations and pause to honor those who honored us with the ultimate sacrifice. I’m referring to Memorial Day here in the United States. Think for a moment. They served, fought, died and went through unimaginable hardships …
A fishing group is upset about changes at Lake Pleasant, where the Maricopa County Department of Parks and Recreation is enforcing social distancing, reducing hours and boat launches and limiting the number of people.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Cold Beers and Cheeseburgers has been committed to the community since its first store opened. With the COVID-19 pandemic, it is expanding its outreach with Cold Beers Cares.
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Many folks are going through real challenges in their lives these days. If that is you, here is a story that I think might inspire you and us today. Author Charles Donoghue (charlesdonogue.com) gave me permission to use this story.
Keeping your immune system strong is important—now more than ever—as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to spread, West Valley nutrition and health experts say.
For Peoria college seniors, graduating is a milestone — but it’s an especially momentous time for those who are the first in their families to receive a diploma.
Thursday, May 07, 2020
Each year, more than 200,000 people die unnecessarily in U.S. hospitals. Worldwide, 4.8 million lives are lost. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) is a global nonprofit organization offering free tools to help achieve zero preventable deaths from hospital errors.
We are in uncharted territory right now with uncertainty all around us. The stay-at-home order recently implemented in Arizona and social distancing have made it extremely difficult to maintain relationships with friends and family, stay active and ultimately find things to keep ourselves busy.
A few weeks ago, my wife and I went shopping at a large Costco store. We were there with heaps of other masked “gray hairs” on a quest to find, among other things, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. While waiting in line for a takeout hot dog and cola, I spotted a millennial-aged employee. Cur…
Wednesday, May 06, 2020
Thursday, April 30, 2020
About six months ago, I had a colonoscopy. Don’t laugh—someday you’re going to be as old as me, and then you’ll discover “colonoscopy happens.” Then you will have the same REVEAL-A-TION as me. Having a colonoscopy is a down-under experience. But the procedure is nothing compared to the prep.…
Highland Prep, which has students who live in Glendale and Peoria, has earned accreditation by Cognia, a nonprofit organization that provides quality assurance for schools, school districts and education service providers.