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Prudential Arizona becomes Berkshire Hathaway
Prudential Arizona Properties, part of the third largest Prudential Real Estate franchise in North America, has officially joined the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network and is now known as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties. ”

DAR hosting St. Mary’s Food Bank director
The Ocotillo Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will host Claudia Cucitro, Senior Director of Planned Gifts at St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance as a guest speaker at their meeting on Saturday, Sept. 13.

Gavilan Peak School remembers Gary Johnstone and Trevor Crouse
Gary Johnstone and Trevor Crouse may be gone, but they will not be forgotten.

IRS warning Arizonans of impersonation phone scam
Contact from the IRS saying you owe thousands of dollars is a nightmarish situation.

‘Focus on the Foothills’ with the Desert Foothills Land Trust
Desert Foothills Land Trust is offering ‘Focus on the Foothills,’ a program that works to share the natural history of the Sonoran Desert with the community.

Arizona Musicfest 2015 schedule announced
Arizona Musicfest is announcing performances for announces Arizona Musicfest 2015 (Jan. 29 - March 5, 2015).

Katie Stearns: From Wall Street to Wonder
Painter Mary Cassatt claimed over a hundred years ago, “I touch people with my art, they have felt the love and life of it.

Walk to fund valley-wide HIV research foundations
The AIDS Walk Arizona & 5K Run Phoenix is happening Sunday, Oct. 26. This event helps raise funds for 17 member agencies that provide programs to prevent HIV/AIDS or assist those living with the disease.

Teal It Up Golf Tournament, Sept. 20
Golfing fans can head over to the east valley and tee off for a good cause on Saturday, Sept. 20.

Around the state in sports

From posters to pancakes, universities out to curb binge drinking
Students in Arizona State University residence halls arrived to see posters urging them to call 911 if they see someone who is unconscious. Other posters ask, “Who is the designated driver tonight?”

Break-in in the Anthem Country Club
A break-in occurred on Tuesday, Sept. 2 in a home on Congressional Drive in the Anthem Country Club. The break-in happened in the early hours of the morning.

Upscale Singers holding scholarship auditions
Calling all youth singers! The Upscale Singers are holding their eighth annual Scholarship Auditions on Thursday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Desert Hills Presbyterian Church.

Antelope chased by helicopter, Game and Fish investigating
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is investigating a reported incident of harassing wildlife with an aircraft. Multiple reports were received by the Department on Aug. 22 and 23from a number of concerned archery hunters who witnessed the incidents.

Record rainfall causes flooding, road closures
Hurricane Norbert and monsoon season triggered the wettest day ever recorded in Phoenix on Monday, Sept. 8.

Mission Continues 1st Platoon Phoenix restoring grave markers
Join The Mission Continues 1st Platoon Phoenix and Mission: Restore Bronze in serving together for a 9/11 Day of Service. The volunteers will be working to restore the now unreadable bronze grave markers of veterans laid to rest at the Arizona National Memorial Cemetery.

Agencies offering flood recovery assistance
Red Cross volunteers and representatives from multiple government agencies spent Aug. 28 and 29 at a Flood Recovery Information Center, set up at the Daisy Mountain Fire Station #141.

ProMusica Arizona announces new season
ProMusica Arizona Chorale & Orchestra has something for every musical taste in the upcoming season. Incorporating history and tradition with innovation and technology, the slate of performances includes a variety of music and presentation that will appeal to audience members of all ages.




 

Movie Review — “As Above, So Below
In 2005, director Robert Rodriquez transformed author Frank Miller’s neo-noir graphic novel “Sin City” into a stunning, cutting-edge film. Rodriguez, making a living comic book, utilized a groundbreaking mix of digital style and animated renderings.

Movie Review — “A Dame To Kill For
In 2005, director Robert Rodriquez transformed author Frank Miller’s neo-noir graphic novel “Sin City” into a stunning, cutting-edge film. Rodriguez, making a living comic book, utilized a groundbreaking mix of digital style and animated renderings.

Movie Review — “The Giver
The beloved Lois Lowry novel “The Giver” was a self-interpretive experience for readers. Discovery of individualized emotional conditions and thought provoking open-ended questions were two major components in bringing the reader into the dystopian world.

Movie Review — “ Box: Transformers: Age of Extinction
It was clear that there were plenty of different explosions Michael Bay could generate in 165 minutes. The fourth incarnation, which forwent the cast from the past three films, introduced a world where the Transformers were hunted as fugitives and were forced into hiding.

Movie Review — “22 Jumpe Street
Sequels, especially to great first films, are difficult to accomplish effectively. Creating new conflicts, coming up with fresh comedy, or allowing the characters to change are all reasons for failed second films.

Movie Review — “Edge of Tomorrow
“Edge of Tomorrow” is a smartly designed and skillfully constructed science fiction thriller, with good performances from the two leads.

Movie Review — “Maleficent
The 1959 Disney animated classic “Sleeping Beauty” is given a makeover with a new leading lady, the villainous Maleficent.

Movie Review — “The Amazing Spider-Man 2
“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” ushered in the beginning of the summer movie season where big budget popcorn flicks saturate the box office.

Movie Review — “Transcendence
Maybe it’s nostalgia, but Arnold Schwarzenegger is still the icon of the action film for me. Whether it’s the image of Arnold carrying a tree down a mountainside on his shoulder in “Commando” or uttering his signature catchphrase before the onset of violence in “The Terminator,” his character still captures my interest.

Movie Review — “Sabotage
Maybe it’s nostalgia, but Arnold Schwarzenegger is still the icon of the action film for me. Whether it’s the image of Arnold carrying a tree down a mountainside on his shoulder in “Commando” or uttering his signature catchphrase before the onset of violence in “The Terminator,” his character still captures my interest.

Movie Review — “Veronica Mars
It started with a video that appeared on a crowd funding website just under a year ago: A proposal to produce an official “Veronica Mars” movie—with all the major cast and show creator involved—if enough money could be raised.

‘Aristocats’ auditions open
Musical Theatre of Anthem will hold auditions for its upcoming musical production, “Disney’s Aristocats KIDS” on April 5. All children ages 6-9 who audition will be cast.

Upscale Singers bring Cave Creek ‘Back to Broadway’
The Upscale Singers’ 10th annual spring musical review, “Back to Broadway,” will be coming to the Cave Creek area for 3 days in April.