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There is a new choice in public charter schools that will be debuting two brand new campuses late summer 2014, just in time for the next school year. EAGLE (Expecting Academic Greatness with a Loving Emphasis) College Prep will debut their Maryvale and Mesa campuses and initially offer kindergarten through third grade and build out a new grade each consecutive school year until they reach 8th grade. The new campuses will join the two existing EAGLE College Prep schools in South Phoenix.
On weekends and evenings, you can find Ken and Jennifer Marlin volunteering at their church or serving on committees for their kids’ schools. What you won’t find them doing is walking to their mailbox as often as they used to.
Expanding a child’s mind and body are the two tenets Connect5 takes to heart.
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Hundreds of dedicated classic car owners and thousands of auto enthusiasts will fill the streets of downtown Chandler during the 11th annual Classic Car & Hot Rod Show on Saturday, Feb. 22. In addition to the cars, there will be arts and crafts, car-related vendors, food booths and a beer garden with live entertainment by local bands.
“Revitalization” has become a buzzword for cities plagued with malnourished downtowns, a classification that fit Chandler more than a decade ago. Now, a little more than three years after it finished several construction projects and recruited businesses, the city is starting to see its efforts come to fruition.
Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny’s state of the city speech last week was, unsurprisingly, heavy on optimism. But Tibshraeny also utilized a coating of cautiousness in describing where Chandler is headed.
As Raychel Diane Weiner twirls across the stage in Ballet Arizona’s elaborate production of “La Bayadère”, she’ll be dancing her good-byes to Arizona audiences. The ballerina from Southern California, who has been with the company for two years, is heading to New York City, where she starts filming this spring for the Starz Network ballet drama “Flesh and Bone.”
State lawmakers are moving to make sure you know what to have on hand when electronic Armageddon strikes.
Saying it will make the state more competitive, the Senate Finance Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to exempt manufacturers and smelters from having to pay tax on the electricity they buy and use.
In Singapore's equivalent of food courts, hawkers sell steaming bowls of noodles, giant crabs in pepper sauce and slices of pungent durian. In Barcelona, patrons at the La Boqueria nibble finely aged ham and buy fresh produce to prepare at home. In the United States? Historically, it's been a wasteland of spongy pretzels, giant sodas, greasy fried rice and endless burgers.
Lights off and no customers. It's exactly what Gary Gerbers was afraid would happen when he got a call during the morning rush saying he needed to pay the electricity bill at Cindy's Arizona Cafe.
Alice has struggled with mental illness most of her life. In addition, she has fibromyalgia and nerve damage. After working for 18 years, she had to take medical leave and file for disability.
Authorities say a bicyclist suffered critical injuries in a collision with a vehicle in Chandler on Saturday.
FLAGSTAFF - Trails that take visitors to the depths of the Grand Canyon, along the Colorado River and into backcountry wilderness will benefit from a donation provided by Arizona's largest public utility.
If you earned less than $52,000 last year, or are elderly or disabled, you qualify for free income tax return assistance that could yield a surprisingly large refund check. Eighty trained volunteers will begin preparing returns on Monday (Feb. 3) at six locations as part of Mesa United Way's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.
Officials are investigating after a vehicle explosion outside of QuikTrip Wednesday night in Tempe.
The once cloudy futures of two Southeast Valley ice rinks are headed for brighter days.
Hey kids, comics! The upcoming Amazing Arizona Comic Con has events planned that will appeal to kids of all ages – like a plethora of Walking Dead activities, a screening of “The Image Revolution” film, and attempts by comic creators to break Guinness world records – but all day Sunday, Jan. 26, they will have special focus on the junior set of the comic-fan demographic.
The Little Sisters of the Poor, who operate a nonprofit hospice and nursing home, as a matter of conscience don’t want to be in the position of providing abortifacients and contraceptives under Obamacare, as most employers are required to do.
It’s not often that people go out of their way to help Brenda Noe, a single mom from Mesa who solely supports her three children. When someone does, she takes notice.
Area officials anticipate a promising foundation set in 2013 will provide the town of Gilbert room to continue its expansion for the next 12 months.
The City of Mesa is accepting donations to support a program that provides food and supplies to residents in need.
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