Category Archives: January 2010

Growing With The Numbers

The Boys & Girls Club of the East Valley’s Compadre branch in Chandler, Ariz., completed a quarter-century journey in August, and began a new chapter in the fall. After occupying the same facility since 1983–the former Seton Catholic High School–the club moved into a new 33,000-square-foot facility with conservational attributes, additional amenities and extra space for increased programming for youth and community events. In May 2007, Chandler residents approved an $8.5-million bond vote to fund a new interactive, dynamic headquarters … Continue reading

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Choose Your Moment

“If I had to choose one moment To live within my heart, It would be that tender moment Recalling how we started. Darling, it would be when you smiled at me, That way, that Sunday, that summer.” –Nat King Cole Written by: George David Weiss and Joe Sherman Release date: June 6, 1963 ——————————————————————————————————– If you had to choose one moment to live within your heart forever as the most ideal, classic moment, which would you choose? We all are … Continue reading

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Wildlife-Friendly Golf Courses

Open spaces are shrinking. Though obvious to most outdoor lovers, when we lose this open space (parks, nature centers or the ever-so-rare undeveloped land), we lose the good things that open space provides. We lose recreational opportunities, we lose the places in which to interact with nature, we lose habitat for our wildlife friends and, consequently, we may lose our native wildlife. Ironically, we also decrease the value of our homes and cities–the very things eating up our open space. … Continue reading

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