NRA Women’s Leadership Forum meets in N. Scottsdale

April 7, 2010 | By Steele Coddington

NRA womenSCOTTSDALE – Approximately 40 women heard Heide Raser, NRA Headquarters Coordinator and Assistant Director of Strategic Giving, present “Why NRA?,” a brief documentary on the Second Amendment and its influence in helping to preserve the other Constitutional Amendments.  She said, “We are not only about having a gun to defend ourselves, but also to defend the principles of all the other Amendments.”  A former FBI Agent, she spoke on how to organize local Women’s Leadership Forums and interest women who can have a significant voice on the importance of the Second Amendment and the Constitution in preserving our liberties and fundamental freedoms. More...

Carefree Earth Day Expo – Free!

April 7, 2010

What goes around comes around...

Saturday, April 17 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Carefree Town Center
Pancake Breakfast $8, 8 – 10 a.m. • High School Jazz Band 9 – 10 a.m.

Educate yourself on the latest green products and services. Bring your family and friends and enjoy exhibits on solar technology, water conservation, green building, energy savings, and recycling. A portion of the proceeds from the pancake breakfast will go to local wildlife charities. Visit wildlife conservation animal displays, including “River” (a live beaver). In addition, local student displays will feature clothing, jewelry, and art, all made from recycled materials. Sponsored by the Town of Carefree Green Initiative Committee

Black Mountain students buy four acres of desert habitat for Land Trust

April 7, 2010

It started as a class project with a three month timeframe and became, as Desert Foothills Land Trust executive director Sonia Perillo said as she accepted a donation from Heidi Befort’s 4th/5th Multiage Class at Black Mountain Elementary School, “a legacy that will last their lifetime.”   More...

Michael Young honored for community service

michael youngApril 7, 2010

Michael Young, 16, of Scottsdale, the State of Arizona Honoree for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award was presented a medal at an awards ceremony at Phoenix Children’s Hospital on March 25.  More...

Foothills Animal Rescue Retail Boutique Grand Opening April 15

April 7, 2010

SCOTTSDALE – April 15 will be the opening day of Foothills Animal Rescue (FAR) Retail Boutique located at 23030 North Pima Road, Scottsdale. Store hours will be Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday noon until 4 p.m. The boutique will be closed on Mondays.

Gently worn clothing for women, children and men as well as jewelry, furniture, household goods and small appliances will be sold. From now until April 15 donations can be dropped off at the FAR Retail Boutique location Saturdays from 10a.m. – 2 p.m. and Wednesdays from noon 4 p.m. Beginning on April 15 donations will be accepted during store hours.
All proceeds from the FAR Retail Boutique sales will go directly to Foothills Animal Rescue to care for dogs and cats in need.

FAR is a non-profit, volunteer organization established in 1995 and is dedicated to providing shelter, care and adoption services for many of the thousands of domestic dogs and cats that stray, become lost or are abandoned each year in Maricopa county.

For more information visit www.foothillsanimalrescue.org or call, Sandy Miller at 480-262-1265.