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Canyon Springs principal recognized with Principal of the Year award
ANTHEM – Ask local parents and students about Canyon Springs STEM Academy Principal Tricia Graham, and you’ll get responses like, “Amazing”, “Hard-working”, and “Best principal ever!”

Station 145 construction on track for November opening
DESERT HILLS – Construction on Daisy Mountain Fire Department’s Station 145 in Desert Hills is moving swiftly, and the station is on track to open in November 2017.

The Music of Life
Seuss’s rhyme is delightfully whimsical, loaded with good advice, and illustrates life as adventurous and full of possibilities for the growing child. After all, creativity, intelligence, risk-taking, enormous talent, and a “can do” attitude are the foundation blocks for local artist Suzanne Lansford.

Carefree Kiwanis donation to support internet safety programs in CCUSD
SCOTTSDALE – Carefree Kiwanis has donated $21,000 to Cactus Shadows High School and Sonoran Trails Middle School, which will bring the Digital Citizenship Academy to the secondary students in the Cave Creek Unified School District.

CCUSD Education & Community Services to present MCT’s Treasure Island
SCOTTSDALE – Cave Creek Unified School District’s Education & Community Services Department is presenting Missoula Children's Theatre’s Treasure Island, with performances set for Aug. 25-26.

Around the Bluhmin’ Town
Does this dress make me look fat? Hmm…this is evidently one of the most frequently asked questions that wives pose to their husbands. Sadly, there is no correct answer. It seems as though the longer a couple stay married, the more often a husband might be coaxed to respond to this tricky, if not downright perilous question.

MCSO investigating crash at Bartlett Lake
NORTH VALLEY – A teenager was seriously injured in a boating accident on Bartlett Lake on Sunday afternoon.

Benefits of before and after school programs for children
NORTH VALLEY – Not only do before and after school programs provide care for children, but they also give children the opportunity to learn important skills.

Suspects arrested in Anthem after road rage incident at Sunset Point
ANTHEM – Two people were arrested in the Outlets at Anthem parking lot on the afternoon of Aug. 2, following a road rage incident that took place at the Sunset Point rest stop.

Smarter roadways, safer driving: Anthem’s SMART Drive put to the test
ANTHEM – Drive on Daisy Mountain Dr., and you’ll notice the “SMART Drive” signs along the road. These signs indicate that Daisy Mountain is part of a pioneering effort to make roadways “smarter”, promoting road safety.

Construction begins on wrong-way detection system
PHOENIX – Construction of a first-in-the-nation system to detect wrong-way vehicles and alert law enforcement and other drivers is scheduled to start this month, following State Transportation Board approval of the contract for installation.

Carefree Kiwanis donation to support internet safety programs in CCUSD
SCOTTSDALE – Carefree Kiwanis has donated $21,000 to Cactus Shadows High School and Sonoran Trails Middle School, which will bring the Digital Citizenship Academy to the secondary students in the Cave Creek Unified School District. 


 

Boulder Creek volleyball team continues to aim high
ANTHEM – Boulder Creek High School’s varsity women’s volleyball team was beat by Mountain Pointe High School on Sept. 13 after a defeating 3-0 loss.

 

Movie Review — “Detroit
In the summer of 1967 in Detroit, race issues between Black Americans and authority figures divided the city, turning it into a war zone of military patrolled streets filled with angry and frustrated protestors.

Movie Review — “Atomic Blonde
Actress Charlize Theron commands your attention whenever she is on the screen. It’s more than just her stunning beauty however; Theron has always had a unique, mysterious quality about her. It would seem that by this time in her career, considering her extensive filmography, that she should have tackled, punched, kicked her way through a cool, hard-hitting, spy film.

Movie Review — “Dunkirk
In the chaos and confusion during an evacuation of more than 300,000 British and Allied Forces from the shores of France in director Christopher Nolan's World War II film "Dunkirk", one soldier tells another, "Survival is not fair". Indeed, with the shores of England so close, safety for the Allied Forces was still far from being achieved.