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APS Electric Light Parade Phoenix Arizona by quotes

Update: Details of the APS Electric Light Parade

Phoenix Arizona Now Accepting Applications for 2008 APS Electric Light Parade

Though winter is months away, organizers for the APS Electric Light Parade already are accepting applications to participate in the Dec. 6 holiday gala. The theme for the 2008 parade is “Preserving a Family Holiday Tradition.” … Read more »

APS Electric Light Parade – Phoenix Arizona

The parade gets under way at 7 p.m. on Dec. 6 on Central Avenue at Montebello (just south of Bethany Home Road). The parade route heads south on Central to Camelback, where it heads east to Seventh Street before turning south to the end at Indian School Road.



Phoenix Real Estate by quotes

MLS Listings for Phoenix Arizona Real Estate – Arizona MLS – Phoenix Real Estate Multiple Listing Service – ARMLS Listings – Real Estate Multiple Listings for Phoenix Arizona

Search the MLS listings for Phoenix AZ and the surrounding area.

Real Estate in Phoenix Arizona

The link above provides free access to the multiple listing service.



Halloween in Phoenix Arizona by quotes

Halloween Events in Arizona

Arizona Halloween Fun – Community Information & Referral helps you find the nearest haunted house, hayride, corn mazes, and other family fun events to celebrate Halloween! Please visit our website at  … Read more »

Halloween Costume & Other Contests
Family-Friendly Fun
Haunted Attractions
Hayrides & Mazes
Trick or Treating

Community Information & Referral wishes you a safe and happy Halloween!



Way Out West Oktoberfest by quotes

Way Out West Oktoberfest

It’s time for Tempe’s annual Way Out West Oktoberfest, celebrating this traditional German festival Arizona-style.  Wear your lederhosen or your shorts & flip flops. Dance the polka, or do the chicken dance.  Eat some German Bratwurst, sauerkraut and strudel, or have some pizza. Drink traditional Oktoberfest beer direct from Germany or have a good American brew!

It’s all there at Tempe’s Oktoberfest from October 3rd to 5th. Three stages of entertainment – polka, mainstream contemporary and family.



Phoenix Neighborhoods Stand Together to Stop Gun Violence in South Phoenix by quotes

Phoenix Neighborhoods Stand Together

to Stop Gun Violence in South Phoenix

June 05 , 2008 by EditorA gun buy-back, a neighborhood cleanup and community walk are part of the “Take Back Your Neighborhood” campaign recently unveiled by Mayor Phil Gordon.

The month-long campaign will focus on four specific neighborhoods that, according to police, experience a disproportionate amount of gun violence and include several events specifically designed to make the neighborhoods a safer place.

Joining the mayor were Phoenix City Council members Michael Johnson, District 8, and Michael Nowakowski, District 7, and representatives of the Phoenix Police Department, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona, Silent Witness, Phoenix Fire Department, Silent Witness and Arizonans for Gun Safety.

The goal of the program is to empower the residents of these neighborhoods to take action to prevent future gun violence. The neighborhoods involved in the project and their boundaries are:

7/11 Fight Back (7th to 15th avenues and Buckeye Road to I-17), Lindo Park (19th to 23rd avenues and Roeser Road to Southern Avenue), South Vista (12th to 16th streets and Roeser Road to Southern Avenue), Hermoso Park (16th to 24th streets and Vineyard to Broadway roads).

Spearheading the Take Back Your Neighborhood program is Arizonans for Gun Safety, a nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to reducing gun deaths and injuries.

In addition, several private individuals and companies have pledged their support, including APS, Gust Rosenfeld, Jerry and Joan Colangelo, Phoenix Community Alliance, SRP, the Arizona Republic and La Voz.

The Take Back Your Neighborhood program is a coordinated effort between the city of Phoenix, Phoenix Police Department, ATF, Arizona U.S. Attorney’s Office and Arizonans for Gun Safety to dramatically reduce the amount of violent crime in the four Phoenix neighborhoods.

The events for the bilingual campaign include:

The “Steps to Stop Gun Violence” community walk 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, June 14, at Lindo Park, 19th Avenue and Roeser Road, led by faith-based communities in the four neighborhoods. The walk will culminate with a free breakfast and the distribution of free gun locks.

Two job fairs scheduled for Tuesday, June 17, and Thursday, June 19, to help neighborhood residents take charge of their lives.

A neighborhood cleanup event 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 21, presented by the City of Phoenix Neighborhood Services Department to help encourage community involvement. In addition to dumpsters and garbage bags, paint and rollers will be provided to stamp out graffiti.

A “no questions asked” gun buy-back program 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28, will award a $100 grocery gift card to anyone who brings in a firearm. Buyback locations will include the Phoenix Police Department’s South Mountain Precinct, as well as community churches in each of the four participating neighborhoods.

A community celebration of Take Back Your Neighborhood month 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 28, from at the South Mountain Community Center. Activities will include music, food, games and free swimming in the community pool.

The Take Back Your Neighborhood campaign will include weekly door hangers on every one of the 4,000 homes and apartments in the participating communities, as well as billboards, posters and event fliers promoting specific events. Additionally, 600 free gun locks will be distributed throughout the duration of the program to promote firearm safety.

For more information about the program, visit http://takebackyourneighborhood.com or call 602-222-5400.



Foreclosure Prevention by quotes

Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano

Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano announces local toll-free help line for Arizona foreclosure prevention

Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano announces local toll-free Foreclosure Prevention help line.

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“MORTGAGE TROUBLE? DON’T DELAY. CALL TODAY.”

Governor Janet Napolitano announces local toll-free help line

PHOENIX – Governor Janet Napolitano announced today the latest effort in a series of state initiatives to better serve Arizona families facing foreclosure. Homeowners who are either delinquent on their mortgage or face foreclosure now have a new, dedicated 24/7 toll-free help line to reach a local Arizona foreclosure counselor: 1-877-448-1211.

“In response to a problem that is increasingly affecting so many Arizona families we are launching this new toll free number in an effort to urge homeowners to not delay – to call today,” said Governor Janet Napolitano. “Troubled Arizona homeowners now have a phone number that will connect them to specialized services right here in Arizona. We urge anyone who may be at risk of foreclosure to call a local foreclosure counselor today.”

The Arizona foreclosure help line, made available through a $1.3 million federal grant, will be a vital link between families facing a housing crisis and access to free foreclosure counseling appointments. The Arizona Department of Housing is contracting with Community Information and Referral Services to staff the call center which will connect homeowners to a local, certified foreclosure counselor.

Arizona Foreclosure Prevention Task Force

Thank you

Bill Austin



Phoenix School of Law by quotes

Students Receive Law Degrees from Phoenix School of Law

Phoenix School of Law, Arizona’s only privately-owned law school, is proud to announce that after three years of hard work, volumes of reading, numerous written papers, and difficult exams, 34 graduates received their Juris Doctorate degree at 6 p.m. on May 20th.

The medley of graduates included many working professionals, who without a part time program to attend, would not have been be able to pursue a law degree. The next hurdle for the new graduates will be sitting for the Arizona State bar exam in July.

 

Some other Phoenix School of Law Articles:

Phoenix School of Law is pleased to announce that Dean Dennis J. Shields has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the YWCA  Maricopa County.

Phoenix School of Law is pleased to announce that Dean Dennis J. Shields has been appointed Chair of the Board of Directors of the Greater Phoenix Urban League. The appointment was made by the Urban League’s Executive Committee.

James D. Griffith, a second year student at the Phoenix School of Law had an opportunity few other law students have – he worked on a patent infringement case that resulted in a $185M verdict in favor of the client.

Phoenix School of Law Receives Provisional ABA Accreditation – Arizona’s first private law school passes major hurdle

34 Students, Three Years, First Graduating Class Phoenix School of Law Celebrates Major Milestone. For the first time, Arizona will welcome a graduating class made up of both full and part-time law students. Phoenix School of Law, Arizona’s only privately-owned law school, is proud to announce their inaugural graduating class. A medley of graduates, including working professionals, who otherwise could not pursue a law degree, will receive their Juris Doctor degree on May 20th.

Phoenix School of Law Professor Joins Local Literacy Board – Phoenix School of Law is pleased to announce Assistant Professor, Daniel J. Dye was elected to the Board of Directors of Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa County (LVMC). LVMC teaches adults to read and write English and prepare for the GED exam.



Wrap Your Night by quotes

Wrap Your Night Food, Drink and Entertainment Resources

PHOENIX, Arizona. — Local First Arizona has teamed up with ShowUp.com to bring an incredible resource to Phoenix. This tool is a very special on-line guide to downtown food, drinks and entertainment, all within walking distance of one another in the downtown area. Wrap Your Night is a great way to discover all of the great new wine bars, restaurants and cafés downtown has to offer before or after an event in the near vicinity.

With information like walking time between venue and eatery, Wrap Your Night aims not only to support and promote local businesses that would love to accommodate theater and concertgoers, but also to help the community develop a sense of cohesiveness. The guide includes 9 locations of a navigable map not unlike any other web map.

Wrap Your Night



WorkBlast by quotes

Work Blast users can enhance their text resumes via exclusive multimedia applications found only on WorkBlast.com.

WorkBlast



Phoenix Arizona Diabetes Expo by quotes
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ARIZONA Below is a possible opportunity for connecting to employers, volunteers and other job seekers on an upcoming weekend. Volunteering provides an opportunity to connect with lots of other people with similar interests and this particular event had about 5000 attendees last year.

Diabetes Expo

Diabetes Expo Phoenix – American Diabetes Expo

PHOENIX Arizona — On Saturday, April 26, 2008, the American Diabetes Association will once again host the free Diabetes Expo—an annual, one-day event showcasing the latest products and services for people affected by diabetes. This highly interactive Diabetes Expo event includes activities for people of all ages, including a fun Youth Zone with exciting activities and information for children with diabetes and their families. The Diabetes Expo also provides the public with a unique opportunity to talk with health care experts and obtain important medical and nutrition information.

“If you or a loved one has diabetes – or is at high risk of developing the disease – Diabetes Expo provides a fun, relaxed environment to learn a great deal about the important aspects of prevention and management of diabetes and its serious complications,” said Howard Shulman, DO, FACP, FACOI, Diabetes Expo Chair. “The Diabetes Expo is for all people affected by diabetes, as well as anyone interested in healthy eating and active living.”

Diabetes is the nation’s fifth deadliest disease, and it has no cure. In 2005, there were approximately 469,000 residents of Arizona who self-identified as having diabetes, nearly 7.5 percent of the total population (Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance Survey, 2005). Diabetes can lead to serious complications and premature death, but people with diabetes can take steps to manage the disease and lower the risk of complications. Early diagnosis and treatment of diabetes is critical. Unfortunately, many people living with diabetes do not even know it.

More than 75 exhibitors are participating in the 12th annual ADA Diabetes Expo in Phoenix, which will be held Saturday, April 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Phoenix Convention Center, Halls F & G (33 S. Third St. in Phoenix, Arizona 85004). Admission is Free. Stop by “ADA World” and participate in interactive cooking demonstrations, live Web site demonstrations, and find out how the American Diabetes Association is helping people with diabetes and their families in your community.

For more information about diabetes or the Diabetes Expo, call 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit the Arizona Diabetes Expo site.

When: Saturday, April 26, 2008
Where: Phoenix Convention Center
Exhibit Halls F & G
33 S. Third St.
Phoenix, Arizona 85004 – Map and directions.

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The American Diabetes Association is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization supporting diabetes research, information and advocacy. Founded in 1940, the Association has offices in every region of the country, providing services to hundreds of communities.