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Local Entrepreneur Coaches Ahwatukee Parents on Art of Raising Kids

As the old adage goes, it takes a village, and an Ahwatukee woman recently launched a new business aimed at helping local parents raise their children. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, Sandy Kraus launched Legacy ... Read More

In Blog, Business on April 27, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Real Estate is Booming: Four Ahwatukee Homes Sell for More than $1 Million

The luxury home market is booming if four recent home sales have anything to say about it. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, four homes in Ahwatukee sold for more than $1 million in the month ... Read More

In Blog, Real Estate on April 20, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Kyrene del Milenio Elementary School in Ahwatukee Gets New Principal

Kyrene del Milenio Elementary School in Ahwatukee has a new principal. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, the Kyrene School District Board approved the appointment of Jamie Weinberger to assume leadership of the school. The move ... Read More

In Blog, Education on April 14, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Ahwatukee Boy Working to Help Kids Who Are Less Fortunate

An 8-year-old Ahwatukee boy has launched a campaign to help children who are less fortunate than him go to the one place he wants to go most. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, Xavier Kennedy, a ... Read More

In Blog, Community News on April 6, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Ahwatukee Woman Named a 2017 Rodel Exemplary Principal

An Ahwatukee woman is one of eight to receive a statewide award for school principals. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, Tonja Yalung an Ahwatukee resident and principal at Kyrene de los Ninos Elementary School in ... Read More

In Blog, Education on March 29, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Ahwatukee Realtors Group Revives Luxury Home Tour

The SouthEast Valley Regional Association of Realtors has revived the Ahwatukee Luxury Home Marketing Tour. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, the realtor tour had been scuttled during the great recession, but with the housing market ... Read More

In Blog, Real Estate on March 23, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Ahwatukee Has First Million-Dollar Home Sale of the Year

Ahwatukee recently had its first million-dollar home change hands this year. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, a 5,000-square-foot home at 15821 S. 7th St. sold recently for $1.3 million. The Santa Fe-style, resort-like property features unobstructed, ... Read More

In Blog, Community News, Real Estate on March 17, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Kyrene Schools Working to Reshape Learning for Elementary, Middle Schoolers

Kyrene School District is full-steam-ahead in its efforts to reshape elementary and middle school students learn over the next five years. According to Ahwatukee Foothills News, Superintendent Jan Vesely assembled a group of about 43 administrators, ... Read More

In Blog, Education on March 10, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Desert Vista Lacrosse Team Raises Money for Charitable Causes

The Desert Vista High School lacrosse team is doing more than playing their game—they’re also trying to make a difference. According to Ahwatukee Foothills News, for the last nine years the team has held a fall ... Read More

In Blog, Community News, Education on March 2, 2017 by Community Expert Team

City Leaders Look to Protect Ahwatukee’s Golf Courses, Open Spaces

Ahwatukee’s golf courses and other open spaces could get some new protections under proposed changes to one of the city’s guides for future development. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, protections to the city’s open spaces ... Read More

In Blog, Community News on February 24, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Two Ahwatukee Community Events Raise Grant Funds for Local Charities

Two local charities have each received $3,000 grants after funds were raised during two popular Ahwatukee community events. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, the Girls Rule Foundation and the YMCA’s Outreach Program for Ahwatukee Seniors ... Read More

In Blog, Community News on February 16, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Ahwatukee Interior Designer Wins Customer Service Award

A local interior designer has won her fourth consecutive customer service award. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, Claudia Dabdoub and her business, D’Amore Interior Design Studio, have been given Houzz.com’s Best Of Houzz award for ... Read More

In Blog, Business, Real Estate on February 9, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Ahwatukee Woman Finds Success With Home-Based Gluten-Free Bakery

An Ahwatukee woman is approaching her two year anniversary running a successful baking business out of her home kitchen. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, Melissa Lemme opened “Lemme Eat Gluten Free” nearly two years ago, ... Read More

In Blog, Business on February 3, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Two Ahwatukee Residents Elected to Kyrene Schools’ Governing Board

Two Ahwatukee residents have been elected to the governing board of the Kyrene School District. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, John King was elected president last week while Kristin Middleton was elected vice president. The ... Read More

In Blog, Education on January 27, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Ahwatukee Student Earns National Recognition for Computer Work

An Xavier College Preparatory School student and Ahwautkee resident has earned recognition from the National Center for Women and Information Technology. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, junior Skylar Smith, along with her classmate Gillian Vaughn, received ... Read More

In Blog, Education on January 19, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Ahwatukee Woman Helps Organize, Competes in ‘Senior Olympics’

An Ahwatukee woman not only helps organize the Arizona Senior Olympics—she competes in them. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, 86-year-old Gloria Tolaro is the swimming commissioner for next month’s Arizona Senior Olympics, and she plans ... Read More

In Blog, Community News on January 13, 2017 by Community Expert Team

10-Year-Old Ahwatukee Boy is a Budding Classical Pianist

A 10-year-old Ahwatukee boy is proving to be quite the budding pianist. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, fourth-grader Lawrence Wen recently won the Arizona Young Artist Piano Competition. He also won a similar contest sponsored ... Read More

In Blog, Community News on January 6, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Ahwatukee Elementary Schoolers Participate in ‘Day of Code’

Students at Ahwatukee’s Kyrene del Milenio Elementary School got a hands-on lesson in computer coding earlier this month. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, the school’s entire student body, from kindergarten through fifth grade, played games ... Read More

In Blog, Education on December 27, 2016 by Community Expert Team

Ahwatukee Volunteers Help Collect Shoebox Gifts for Children in Need

Generous volunteers and donors from around Ahwatukee will help children around the world this holiday season. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, Operation Christmas Child, a local nonprofit, collected nearly 90,000 shoeboxes filled with gifts for ... Read More

In Blog, Community News on December 23, 2016 by Community Expert Team

Ahwatukee Woman’s Project is Part Art Book, Part Cookbook

An Ahwatukee woman’s new book is making a quite the splash. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, Sandra Marshall’s book, “One Hot Night at the Veggie Bar,” is equal parts art book and cookbook. With the subtitle ... Read More

In Blog, Community News on December 15, 2016 by Community Expert Team

Ahwatukee Woman Helping Empower Teens as Part of Foundation Work

An Ahwatukee woman’s program aimed at helping teenage girls reach their dreams is getting recognition, and a boost. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, Dena Patton, an Ahwatukee resident who is CEO and co-founder of The ... Read More

In Blog, Community News on December 7, 2016 by Community Expert Team

Ahwatukee Church to Truck in Piles of Snow for Dec. 10 Event

Foothills Baptist Church in Ahwatukee is serious about its special “A Snowy Night in Ahwatukee” event. So serious in fact that it’s trucking in 15 tons of snow for the Dec. 10 event. According to the ... Read More

In Blog, Events, Things to Do on December 1, 2016 by Community Expert Team

Santa’s Coming to Visit Ahwatukee Friday, Via Helicopter

In what’s become an Ahwatukee tradition, Santa Claus will be dropping by a local shopping center for a holiday event in a pretty unconventional way—by helicopter. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, Millie’s Hallmark and Ahwatukee ... Read More

In Blog on November 24, 2016 by Community Expert Team

Ahwatukee Book Club to Set Up a Little Free Library at Local Cafe

An Ahwatukee book club is planning to share their love of reading with the community—literally. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, the Sisters of the Heart Book Club is installing a Little Free Library in front of ... Read More

In Blog, Community News on November 17, 2016 by Community Expert Team

Desert Vista Grad Becoming Successful Calligraphy Artist

While the art of cursive handwriting may seem like a lost art form, for 2007 Desert Vista High School graduate Erica Tighe is using it to propel her career and business. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills ... Read More

In Blog, Community News on November 11, 2016 by Community Expert Team
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