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Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 9:08 pm | Updated: 9:28 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Site development standards and zoning for the proposed $60 million, 45,000-square-foot Museum of the West go before the Scottsdale Planning Commission at 5 p.m. today at the City Hall Kiva, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

The museum is planned to open in 2012 at the northwest corner of Marshall Way and First Street. For information, call Michelle Korf or Corey Lew, (480) 312-2638.

Baracy to stay until Oct. 30 as district superintendent

Scottsdale Unified School District Superintendent John Baracy will be sticking around for a few extra weeks.

Baracy announced earlier this year that he would retire Oct. 3 for health-related reasons. However, he's decided to push that date back a few weeks to Oct.30, to better align with state retirement system schedules, he said.

Local foundation gives $75K to aid seriously ill children

A Scottsdale-based nonprofit organization has donated $75,000 to help seriously ill children in and around Arizona.

This is an initial donation to the Starlight Children's Foundation from the Frank Edward Piccolo Foundation, which businessman Jim Piccolo founded in 2007 in memory of his father, who died of cancer. The gift will pay for a PC Pal, a laptop computer that provides entertainment and filtered Internet access for young patients, for Scottsdale Healthcare, as well as a recreational outing for about 100 Starlight Foundation children and their families.

Boys & Girls Clubs honor 3 as dedicated volunteers

Three volunteers for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale were honored for their dedicated service, officials announced in a statement Tuesday:

Mark Wahlstrom received the Man and Youth Award. During his 20-year involvement with the clubs, he was a dedicated basketball coach and motivating factor in establishing the Invitational Academy to help enhance players' skills.

Mary Ellen McKee and Don Lindner received the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Medallion of Service, given to board members or volunteers who helped raise money to support the organization.

McKee started as a member of the Board of Governors in 1985 and has worked to raise money and elevate the organization's visibility, including heading the $2.5 million capital campaign that built the clubs' Virginia G. Piper Branch.

Lindner has been involved with the clubs since 1988, serving as chairman of the board from 2000 to 2002. He began efforts to expand the clubs' service area into the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and Fountain Hills.

For more information about the clubs, call Becky Hornack, (480) 344-5683.

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