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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

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 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

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 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 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 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

Ahwatukee Residents to Benefit From Expanded Bus Services

Ahwatukee residents are benefiting from expanded transit service on two major bus routes through town. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, the expanded service represents the first tangible benefits of new funding voters approved last year. Both ... Read More

In Blog, Community News on October 27, 2016 by Community Expert Team

Ahwatukee Bowl Trophy Honors Rivalry Between Town’s Two Football Teams

This year, when Ahwatukee’s two high schools—Desert Vista and Mountain Pointe—played football, there was a trophy up for grabs. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, the winner of this year’s game was presented with the Ahwatukee ... Read More

In Blog, Community News, Education on October 6, 2016 by Community Expert Team

Ahwatukee Woman Invents Guard to Protect Against Shopping Cart Germs

An Ahwatukee woman was sick of all the germs on shopping carts, so she invented some protection. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, Jennifer Conroy has developed the Germseal Shopping Cart Liner, a one-of-a-kind product that ... Read More

In Blog, Business, Community News on September 21, 2016 by Community Expert Team

Desert Vista Boy’s Golf Team Finishes Third at National Invite

Ahwatukee’s Desert Vista boys golf team fared well recently at a national invitational. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, the team finished third in the competition, and and was the top team from Arizona. The 23-team field ... Read More

In Blog, Community News, Education on September 13, 2016 by Community Expert Team

Ahwatukee YMCA Offers Free Swimming Lessons to Children Living in Apartments

Ahwatukee children who live in apartment complexes can get free swim lessons in September. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, the Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA is offering the free lessons as part of drowning awareness month, ... Read More

In Blog, Community News on September 9, 2016 by Community Expert Team

Ahwatukee Woman Beautifying Community With Murals

An Ahwatukee woman is using her art skills to help beautify the community. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, Suzanne Whitaker, is a small business owner who specializes in painting murals in buildings all over Arizona. Her ... Read More

In Blog, Community News on August 22, 2016 by Community Expert Team

Ahwatukee Family Keeping Community Cool With ‘Kona Ice’ Truck

An Ahwatukee family recently started a new business, which also helps the community in a variety of ways. According to the the Ahwatukee Foothills News, Kirk and Michelle Davis recently launched a Kona Ice truck in ... Read More

In Blog, Business, Community News on August 16, 2016 by Community Expert Team

Ahwatukee’s Leighton Blankenburg Graduates from U.S. Air Force Academy

Leighton Blankenburg of Ahwatukee, a 2011 Mountain Pointe High School graduate, recently graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy. According to Ahwatukee Foothills News, Blankenburg will now spend two years at Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi ... Read More

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

Ahwatukee Man Among Top 15 Auctioneers in World

An Ahwatukee man nearly won his bid to be crowned the best auctioneer in the world. According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, Bobby D. Ehlert, of Ahwatukee, was one of 15 finalist for Best Auctioneer in ... Read More

In Blog, Community News on August 3, 2016 by Community Expert Team

Mountain Pointe Graduate Working on Groundbreaking Communication Device

Mountain Pointe High School graduate Ajay Karpur is working on a wearable device that communicates entirely through touch, according to the Ahwatukee Foothills News. Karpur is one of three people working on the device, which is ... Read More

In Blog, Community News on July 28, 2016 by Community Expert Team

Ahwatukee Teen Wins National Award for Star Trek Design

Soon-to-be Desert Vista High School senior Kyle Corrette recently won a national award after taking the “Star Trek challenge” and creating a three-dimensional melanized fungarium. According to Ahwatukee Foothills News, online platform Future Engineers sponsored the ... Read More

In Blog, Community News on July 21, 2016 by Community Expert Team
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