Phoenix Superstars baton twirling team competes at national event

The Phoenix Superstars baton twirling team competed in America’s Youth On Parade this past month where the team earned top rankings among several events. The week long national competition was at Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana and is considered the “world series of baton twirling,” according to a press release. Six members of […]

Liberty Wildlife gala slated for October

Liberty Wildlife will host the Wishes for Wildlife gala on Oct. 26 at its Rob and Melani Walton Campus, 2600 E. Elmwood St. in Phoenix. The event will feature sunset cocktails and fine dining from the campus’s wetlands, according to a press release. Guests can walk through the Interpretive Trail to visit with Wildlife Ambassadors. […]

The Association of Professionals and Students hosts graduation

As the nation and the world celebrate the conferring of degrees for the first half of the year, the Association of Professionals and Students Phoenix Chapter celebrated the class of 2019 in a graduation ceremony. The graduation celebration aims to commemorate and promote higher education among underprivileged students with the assistance of volunteering professionals, community […]

From pizza to murals: Thompson to paint mural in Phoenix

Clyde Thompson is a former graffiti artist who has transitioned his art into painting murals, including one he is working on later this year in downtown Phoenix. Mr. Thompson will create a new mural on the Central Avenue side of the Renaissance Downtown Phoenix Hotel. “I like to take my time on pieces and not […]

Arizona Helping Hands partners for annual school drive

For the seventh consecutive year, Arizona Helping Hands teamed with community nonprofit organizations and local businesses to help children in foster care prepare for the challenges of a new school year. Arizona Helping Hands — in collaboration with Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation and the Back to School Clothing Drive — provided free backpacks, […]

Phoenix Fridas celebrate 15 years as local female artist group

Local female artists hosted a group art show at the July 5 First Friday at Fair Trade Café in Phoenix to celebrate 15 years of being in a collective art group. The Phoenix Fridas — who headlined the event — aim to empower, support and encourage each other and others through art and by the […]

Valerie Thompson hosts celebration ahead of speed record attempts in Utah

Valerie Thompson — the world’s fastest female motorcycle racer, eight-time land speed record holder and Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame member — hosted a celebration of speed Thursday, June 27 at her home in Paradise Valley. Ms. Thompson is working to break another world record during SCTA Speed Week at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats Aug. […]

Sarah Krahenbuhl announced as 2019 Spirit of the Child Breakfast honoree

Sarah Krahenbuhl has been selected as the 2019 Spirit of the Child Honoree for the Association for Supportive Child Care’s sixth annual Spirit of the Child Award Breakfast. The annual event will be hosted at the Arizona Biltmore Resort on the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 6. The Spirit of the Child Award is awarded to […]

Children’s Cancer Network receives $50,000 grant on behalf of local office

The Northwestern Mutual–Phoenix office has been honored with a $50,000 grant for its dedication and contributions to the cause through the company’s sixth annual Childhood Cancer Impact Awards. Northwestern Mutual’s Childhood Cancer Program, launched in 2012, connects its employees and financial advisors nationwide with opportunities to support the fight against childhood cancer through research funding, […]

Local organizations donate school supplies to Jewish Family and Children’s Service

Volunteers from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and Just-In Time Moving assembled and donated, assembled 1,000 backpacks full of school supplies to Jewish Family and Children’s Service clinic locations in the Maryvale neighborhood and the West Valley. This event was a part of JFCS’s 2019 Backpack Drive, which accumulated nearly 1,800 brand new backpacks […]