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14
Aug

Donate blood, possibly win a car

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski

In appreciation for giving blood through August 31, United Blood Services donors are automatically entered to win a 2017 VW Passat R-Line, donated by Valley Volkswagen dealers.

Mon
14
Aug

Jared Garcia to study at West Point

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski

Buckeye Union High School student Jared Garcia is spending the summer at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, to which he accepted an appointment earlier this year.

Sun
13
Aug

Litchfield Park native keeps Navy wing flying


Airman Recruit Sythe Waxler. (Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force)

By Kayla Good, Navy Office of Community Outreach Public Affairs

A 2016 Verrado High School graduate and Litchfield Park native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, the premier naval air installation in the Pacific Northwest region.

Sun
13
Aug

City of Goodyear offers senior programs

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski

The Goodyear Recreation Department is offering a number of programs for seniors.

Sun
13
Aug

Avondale mayor elected MAG Transportation Policy chairman


Avondale Mayor Kenn Weise previously served as vice chairman of MAG’s Transportation Policy Committee. (Photo courtesy City of Avondale)

By West Valley View staff

Avondale Mayor Kenn Weise was recently elected chairman of the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Transportation Policy Committee.

Sat
12
Aug

Goodyear woman publishes first children’s book


Local Author Stacey Hill (center) stands with her sons Austin (left), 15, and Lucas, 12, husband Rob and dog, Lucky, in their Goodyear home, June 16. (View photo by Jordan Christopher)

By Glenn Gullickson

A West Valley elementary school teacher is finding another way to teach through a book she’s written for children.

Sat
12
Aug

Artists sought for Goodyear ‘Big and Small’ exhibit


The dates for Artwork Big & Small have yet to be set(WVV file photo)

By Daisy Finch

City of Goodyear officials are in need of creative talent for an upcoming art exhibit called Artwork Big & Small set for September through November at the Goodyear Branch Library.

Fri
11
Aug

Experience Matters seeks volunteer mentors and tutors


Children who do not read at grade level by third grade quickly fall behind and are four times more likely to drop out of high school.

By West Valley View staff

Local nonprofit Experience Matters is seeking adults ages 50 and older to serve as volunteer mentors and reading tutors for Buckeye elementary school students.

Fri
11
Aug

Workshop teaches ways to reduce stress


Neuroscientist Jeffrey L. Fannin, Ph.D., founded Thought Genius. (Photo courtesy Thought Genius)

By West Valley View staff

Learn about the cutting-edge science behind heart and brain coherence during a free workshop called “The Power of Thought and Emotion,” hosted by Thought Genius, from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, August 18, in Glendale.

Fri
11
Aug

Buckeye author tells childhood story in ‘G.I. Jack’


Jo Whitmire of Buckeye reminisces about the writing of her new children’s action adventure fiction book, G.I. Jack Back in Action. (West Valley View photo by Ray Thomas)

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski

Buckeye author Jo Whitmire believes everyone has a story. Whether it’s a 5-year-old child or an 80-year-old senior, there are worthy tales to tell.

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