Phoenix Children’s Hospital raises $831k

With the help of the local community, Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation announced it raised more than $831,000 in September for its Step Up. Stop Cancer. campaign for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This amount includes cash and in-kind donations from businesses and individuals, according to a press release. Step Up. Stop Cancer. kicked off Sept. 1 […]

Phoenix native serves with high-tech U.S. Navy helicopter squadron

Chief Petty Officer Shantelle Butche, a native of Phoenix, was inspired to join the Navy along with her best friend. Thirteen years later, Ms. Butche serves with the Scorpions of Helicopter Maritime Squadron 49, working with one of the Navy’s most advanced helicopters at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego. “We are busy at […]

Diana Gregory Outreach Services announces Senior Awards

Diana Gregory Outreach Services will introduce the 2019 Senior Award honorees at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27 at The Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix. These awards honor individuals over 70 years of age whose leadership and commitment have significantly contributed to Arizona’s and the nation’s future, according to a press release. The Lifetime Achievement Awardee […]

For the children: Valley Youth Theatre hosts VYTal fundraiser for programs, productions

Valley Youth Theatre hosted its annual fundraiser VYTal Affair Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Herberger Theater in Phoenix. The event featured musical numbers from the opening production of the 2019-20 season and stories from VYT alumni. Proceeds from the event go to VYT to help it produce more productions and programs with the goal in […]

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 […]