Grant helps reunite pets, people
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by Staff | North Central News
1d ago
After being lost for more than a decade, Skylar was reunited with his owner, Monica, thanks to the efforts of a kind citizen and the team at Arizona Humane Society (submitted photo). In June, the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) announced that it received a $20,000 grant from national nonprofit Petco Love in support of their life-saving work for sick and injured lost pets. The investment will be an integral part in covering the cost of food and medical care for lost pets who are waiting to be reunited with their families. AHS’ Animal Assistance team reunites hundreds of sick or injured lost pets ..read more
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Affordable housing community opens
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by Staff | North Central News
2d ago
Representatives from Catholic Charities, Housing for Hope and Trinity Housing Development, along with Bishop John Dolan, District 4 Councilwoman Laura Pastor and other key partners, celebrated a ribbon cutting at Mesquite Terrace affordable housing community (photo by Scott Hall). In mid-June, Housing for Hope, an affiliate of Catholic Charities Community Services, announced the grand opening of Mesquite Terrace Apartments, a 297-unit affordable housing project near 19th Avenue and Camelback Road in Phoenix. The community broke ground in July 2021, and the final phase was recently completed ..read more
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Phoenix area weekend freeway travel advisory, July 19-22
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by Staff | North Central News
3d ago
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is asking drivers to allow for extra travel time on Valley freeways this weekend, July 19-22. Whether heading to WNBA All Star Weekend events downtown or traveling elsewhere, drivers should be aware of the following closures or restrictions for improvement projects along Phoenix-area freeways: Westbound I-10 closed between US 60 (Superstition Freeway) and the I-17 “Split” near Sky Harbor Airport from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (July 22). Consider using Loop 101 (Price Freeway) in Tempe north to westbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) to ..read more
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Kittelson named CEO
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by Staff | North Central News
4d ago
Jared Kittelson The Foundation for Blind Children (FBC) announced that Marc Ashton retired after 17 years as CEO, effective June 30. He will be succeeded by Jared Kittelson, who has been with FBC since 2017, serving as director of Education Services and then as COO beginning in 2021. Kittelson is a member of the 2019 Allstate Foundation Nonprofit Executive Leadership Program through the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. In 2023, he became a Fellow with the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust. Founded in 1952, Foundation for Blind Children provides education, tools, and ..read more
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Wealth management seminar planned
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by Staff | North Central News
6d ago
Brad Allan, owner and CEO of the Allan Agency, will present a “Discover the Wealth Secrets of the IUL” seminar, Saturday, July 20, at 11 a.m. A compound interest account with an IUL is a cash value life insurance product, designed to help savers like you accumulate funds for the future while also providing a death benefit for your heirs, Allan says. The seminar and discussions aim to provide enlightening information for safe and secure ethical investment choices, Allan said, adding, “This powerful package may help meet your future and retirement goals.” The event will be held at 2801 E. Camelb ..read more
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City ordinance aims to keep tenants cool
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by Staff | North Central News
1w ago
As summer temperatures soar, residents who live in rental housing units that are not keeping them cool should be aware that there is a cooling ordinance in the city of Phoenix. According to the Phoenix City Code, Chapter 39-5: All AC units must cool to 82 degrees or below; All EVAP coolers must cool to 86 degrees or below; Cooling systems need to be maintained and in good working order. To speak with a landlord/tenant counselor about your rights or to report an AC violation, call 602-262-7210. Para hablar con un consejero de propietarios/inquilinos sobre sus derechos o para informar una violac ..read more
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County offers free microchipping
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by Staff | North Central News
1w ago
Maricopa County Animal Care & Control says that nearly 13,000 animals have arrived at their shelters so far this year; the majority of those dogs were stray. One of the easiest ways to prevent shelter overcrowding, the county says, is microchipping pets, which is why they will be offering free microchips at both shelter locations through Dec. 29 in hopes of keeping more dogs with their owners. The county’s East and West shelters are available for this service Monday through Friday between noon and 4 p.m. Other services offered include stray dog turn-in at both shelters, owner surrender at ..read more
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VPC hears Central and Glenrosa update
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by Staff | North Central News
1w ago
A rendering shows the view from the southwest corner of Phase 1 of the Central and Glenrosa development, with expected landscaping removed to show the building architecture (submitted photo). At the June 3 meeting of the Encanto Village Planning Committee (VPC), members heard an update by Wendy Riddell, Berry Riddell, LLC, on Phase I of the development located on the 15.61-acre lot on the west side of Central Avenue between Glenrosa and Turney avenues, also known as the Petree Development. Just one of the dozens of stipulations included in the 2023 rezoning project approval (Case No. Z-17-22 ..read more
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Shemer Art Center accepting entries
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by Staff | North Central News
1w ago
“The Bountiful Mirage, triptych” by Laura Spalding Best, who will serve as juror for Shemer’s upcoming exhibit, “Light of Day.” The Shemer Art Center is now accepting entries from Arizona artists who create work that showcases landscapes ranging from natural settings to urban city life. The work will be showcased in “Light of Day,” which will be shown at Shemer Aug. 28 to Oct. 24. Selected works will be from all mediums, including, but not limited to, painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, ceramics, sculpture, wood, metal, fiber, and glass. The entry deadline is 5 p.m., Aug. 2. In addi ..read more
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City offers summer recreation
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by Staff | North Central News
1w ago
The Sunnyslope Youth Center, adjacent to Winifred Green Park, offers activities for young residents this summer and beyond (photo by Kathryn M. Miller). With another long month-plus before school is back in session, many families may be looking for low-cost ways to keep kids (and adults) active and entertained, which is where the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Pass comes in. The pass allows families to access amenities and programs citywide. An annual pass is good for 12 months from the date of purchase and costs $20 for Phoenix residents aged 18 and older and $5 for residents aged 17 and youn ..read more
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