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For months we have been hearing how a lot is changing when it comes to health care. When you remove the politics and the rhetoric, the fact remains that most Arizonans are required to have health insurance by March 31, 2014 or face paying a penalty.
Train enthusiasts have an opportunity to learn about the history of Arizona railways as the Arizona Railway Museum will celebrate its 30th anniversary on March 1 at Tumbleweed Park in Chandler.
The Tempe Chamber of Commerce will host the 17th Annual Breakfast for Chamber Champions on Feb. 28 at the Embassy Suites Tempe from 7:30 to 9 a.m.
LOS ANGELES — If a scared dog bolts from home, it's likely to run as fast and far as it can. But if a house cat panics, it's more likely to slink away and stop at the first good hiding place it finds.
Build your home library on the cheap at this annual sale, which features more than 500,000 used books, cd’s, DVD’s, puzzles, and maps. There is also a rare books section, where you might find a first edition “Moby Dick” or “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” inscribed by Julia Child. Proceeds benefit the Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa County and the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation.
When Arizona State University senior Nisarg Patel’s friend returned from a research expedition in Guatemala and expressed concern regarding children drinking contaminated water that could cause diarrhea and other waterborne illnesses, it got Patel thinking about a solution.
When the Mesa Family YMCA opened its thrift store last fall, manager Georgie Campanozzi’s first customer was a homeless man who needed shoes and a shirt. He found both, which he proceeded to put on immediately and tuck his old shoes into a backpack that he’d gotten earlier from the Salvation Army in Mesa.
Being uprooted from friends and familiar surroundings can be tough for any 14-year-old. But the move from Michigan to the Southeast Valley was especially rough for Kolby Nielsen when he failed to make the cut for his new junior high's basketball team.
Darrell Hargis did volunteer work at Helen's Hope Chest, Mesa United Way's free clothing "store" for foster children, for about a year until a change in his employment schedule forced him to withdraw. But he and his wife still find ways to help, mainly by searching garage sales on weekends for the highest-demand items at Helen's.
A band consisting of members dotting the Valley will be one group participating in the United Food Bank’s Day of Service on Jan. 4.
LOS ANGELES — If Meals on Wheels didn't deliver donated dog food, Sherry Scott of San Diego says her golden retriever Tootie would be eating the pasta, riblets and veggie wraps meant for her. But thanks to partnerships between the program for low-income seniors and pet groups across the country, fewer people and pets are going hungry.
Residents of Chandler who volunteer in their community now have an opportunity to receive a little recognition for their efforts.
Roxy is a furry, purry bundle of love with one spot of gray fur on the top of her head. Nothing makes this sweet girl happier than being with her people. She loves being brushed, being petted, and having her gray spot scratched. She loves to snuggle in your arms or in your lap for long stretches of time. It would be interesting to see just how long she’d be content to stay put in your arms or lap.
This is Whizbeedit, a domestic short-haired brown Tabby female kitten. She has lots of energy, but also likes to be held and be pet by her people. Whizbeedit expresses her appreciation with lots of purring.
Taylor Christensen is an Arizona State student who started volunteering at Helen’s Hope Chest in September as part of her service-learning project. She wasn’t sure what to expect when she started working at the free clothing “store” for foster children. But after a few weeks working with foster families and children she decided to share her experience through Mesa United Way’s “Faces of Need — and Hope” project:
Who says that when our life is over that we’re forgotten, that our music dies?
The members of American Legion Auxiliary Wm Bloys Unit 2 would like to express our sincere appreciation for the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces.
A snap decision outside of some Mesa convenience stores resulted in tough lessons for 10 shoppers during a recent police operation.
Children across Maricopa County will receive a small packet of books to improve their literacy skills thanks to a recent donation from Intel.
East Valley residents have an opportunity to play an important role in a research project that should have a profound effect on cancer research over the next three decades.
It starts with a name, those Ancestry.com commercials promise. That, and a paid subscription to the site. Not to mention the patience to sit hunched at a screen, following cybertrail after cybertrail ever deeper into a rabbit hole of genealogy information that’s difficult to know for sure is truly your own.
LOS ANGELES — To make the world safer for pets, Lindsey Wolko had to design an indestructible dog.
Sandy, a Mesa resident, is one of over one million Americans living with the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV. Her husband had hemophilia and was infected with HIV during a blood transfusion. A few months after his death in 1994, Sandy decided to get tested. The result: positive.
It’s nearly universal. Perhaps not so readily apparent in some, but I submit it’s there, even under the crustiest of countenances. When you get right down to it, we want to make a mark. To leave a legacy. To make a difference.
The 14th BARKtoberkfest, the annual party for dogs and their owners, is Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Gilbert Town Center.