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Blasting in Ahwatukee for South Mountain Freeway May Not be Needed

Blasting in Ahwatukee for construction of the South Mountain Freeway may not be necessary. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, Arizona Department of Transportation spokesman Dustin Krugel said freeway developer Connect 202 Partners is evaluating whether ... Read More

In Blog, Community News on June 22, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Ahwatukee Professor Looks to Help Homeless in Phoenix Area

An Ahwatukee professor at Arizona State University (ASU) is leading an effort to collect used clothing, shoes, toiletries and other essentials, and then deliver them to homeless people in the Phoenix area. According to the Ahwatukee ... Read More

In Blog, Community News on June 15, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Ahwatukee Elementary Schoolers Make Pen-Pal Friends Through Literacy Program

Nineteen Ahwatukee first- and second-graders made some new friends while learning literacy skills this year. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, the elementary students at Magical Journey Learning Center in Ahwatukee have been writing most of ... Read More

In Blog, Education on June 7, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Ahwatukee Man Receives Award from Casino for Years of Excellence

An Ahwatukee man has earned an award for excellence from Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino for keeping their army of slot machines in tip-top shape. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, Paul Ferry, who has worked for the ... Read More

In Blog, Community News on June 1, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Self-Driving Cars Now Available to Ahwatukee Residents

Self-driving cars have been popping up around Ahwatukee for a year, and now residents have a chance to use them. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, Waymo, which was formerly Google’s self-driving car project, is now ... Read More

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

More than 1,300 Seniors Set to Graduate From Ahwatukee Schools

More than 1,300 seniors are set to graduate from Ahwatukee’s two public high schools. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, seniors at Mountain Pointe and Desert Vista high schools will receive their diplomas during graduation ceremonies ... Read More

In Blog, Education on May 17, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Ahwatukee Woman Honored by American Red Cross Greater Phoenix Chapter

An Ahwatukee woman has been honored by the American Red Cross Greater Phoenix Chapter for her work helping disaster victims. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, Shannon Durham earned the Clara Barton Volunteer Leadership Award from ... Read More

In Blog, Community News on May 11, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Ahwatukee Makes National ‘Best Places to Live’ List

Ahwatukee is one of the best places in the country to live. According to a report by Niche, a Pittsburgh-based website specializing in neighborhood and city data aggregation, Ahwatukee ranks fourth in Arizona and in the ... Read More

In Blog, Community News, Real Estate on May 4, 2017 by Community Expert Team

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
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