February 24, 2016

Arizona Game and Fish seeks public commenton rules governing wildlife areas and department properties

PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department is currently reviewing its Article 8, Wildlife Areas and Department Properties, rules as part of a scheduled periodic review process.

The department is seeking public comment on the proposed changes to Article 8. The summary of the proposed rule changes can be accessed online.

February 24, 2016

Arts Council of the North Valley presents “Songs of Ireland”

Performance Commemorates Unique Irish history and culture

ANTHEM -- Áine Mulvey (Mezzo-Soprano) and Anne-Marie O’Farrell (harp) present “Songs of Ireland” at the Anthem Civic Building, 3701 W. Anthem Way in Anthem, Arizona, as part of the “I am Ireland” cultural event marking the centenary of the 1916 Rising. The performance will be held on March 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

February 24, 2016

Local DAR celebrates American heroes, community service at February events

Scottsdale-chartered Grand Canyon Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) promoted national society ideals of community service and patriotic recognition at February events.

Honored guests at the chapter’s February 6 meeting, held at Chaparral Suites Scottsdale, included program speaker Thomas Tudor, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Sentinel and Relief Commander, 3rd US INF Regiment, 1969-1970. Mr. Tudor travels as a service to schools and non-profits to share his experience guarding the tomb and the history of Arlington National Cemetery.

February 24, 2016

JTEDs to receive nearly full funding from state

Legislature nixes $30 million cut for technical career education

Phoenix – After a coordinated lobbying campaign by parents, students, teachers, school leaders and the business community, the Legislature on Wednesday reversed course and eliminated a $30 million cut to the state’s Joint Technical Education Districts.

Last year, legislators inexplicably changed state law to reduce funding to the 14 JTEDs by $30 million – or about 45 percent of state dollars – beginning in next year’s budget. However, the districts worked hard to convince legislators and Gov. Doug Ducey the money is needed to keep the schools open to as many students as possible.

February 24, 2016

Deadline approaching for Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation scholarships

Marines make legendary sacrifices. Sending their kids to school shouldn’t be one of them.

Family members of Marine Corps veterans have until March 1 to apply for college scholarship assistance through the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation.

February 24, 2016

Pinnacle Concert Series

Spring Music in March

SCOTTSDALE - PHOENIX, Arizona – Spring blooms with beauty and harmony, especially in North Scottsdale at Pinnacle Concert Series. On March 4, the world-renown Phoenix Boys Choir will perform “Vision for Peace,” a moving expression of mankind’s universal desire for peace on earth. With stunning beauty, the voices of the choir powerfully illustrate this dream with a selection of inspired choral masterpieces.

By Jillian Carapella | February 24, 2016

Becoming an Outdoors Woman scholarships available

Apply now to attend April 15-17 event in Prescott

PHOENIX — If financial constraints are keeping some women from signing up for a Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) workshop, the Arizona Wildlife Federation is willing to lend a helping hand.

The organization has established full and partial BOW scholarships for women 18 and older who are full-time Arizona residents and never have attended a BOW event. A recipient may receive only one scholarship (full or partial) in her lifetime.

February 24, 2016

Thunderbird Artists’ 21st Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival set for February 26 – 28

Juried show features a variety of fine art, live music, wine tastings and more

CAREFREE, Ariz. – A silversmith and sculptor who create colorful inlay and carved-stone fine jewelry are just some of the more than 100 accomplished fine artists from throughout the country who will exhibit and sell their original pieces of art during Thunderbird Artists’ 21st Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival, taking place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, February 26 – 28, along Ho Hum and Easy Streets, in downtown Carefree.

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