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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Biz Briefs

Kona Ice Offering Deals to South Phoenix/Laveen Customers Michelle and Kirk Davis recently opened Kona Ice of South Phoenix, a food truck with flashing lights that serves premium shaved ice products (made from real fruit) while playing music. Kona Ice also has a reputation for being a strong community supporter with fundraising partnerships available. Michelle >> Read More…

Rogers Ranch Principal Tim Thomas Honored with Milken Educator Award

Rogers Ranch School principal Tim Thomas was honored with the prestigious Milken Educator Award by the Milken Education Foundation at a surprise school assembly last month. Thomas was asked to hold an assembly where the Arizona Department of Education could announce new initiatives in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) as Rogers >> Read More…

Area Continues to See Increase in Real Estate Prices

For 2016, home prices in South Phoenix and Laveen galloped ahead with double-digit increases for all three ZIP codes in South Phoenix and a 9 percent price increase for homes sold in Laveen. Home prices in Laveen increased from a 2015 average of $198,700 per house sold to an average of $216,400 for last year. >> Read More…

Laveen Community Council Set to Host 65th Annual Pit BBQ

While 2017 marks the 65th year that Laveen has put on its pit barbecue, the thousands of residents heading over to Corona Ranch on Feb. 11 to chow down on barbecue will find a few changes, plenty of good grub, entertainment and community spirit: The barbecue is taking place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, >> Read More…

Local Habitat for Humanity Chapter Seeking Donations

Imagine losing your husband to an exhausting and expensive battle with cancer, then losing your job and finally losing the house you had bought and made into a home with him and your two children. “It’s not something you did, or that you were irresponsible. I went from two incomes to not being able to >> Read More…

Commute Times Getting Longer for Area Residents

For Laveen commuters, that quick drive into Phoenix for work or pleasure has skidded into frequent frustrations during stop-and-go trips that take nearly twice as long as they did a year ago. Residents who work outside Laveen used to travel the 12 miles or so to Central Phoenix in about half hour; the same for >> Read More…

Laveen Village Voice

BBQ, Parade on Tap for February There are so many elements that make Laveen a unique place to live – the majestic South Mountain casting its shadow over the community, cottonfields next to new subdivisions, hitching posts at local shops and pubs. As 2017 gets under way, two uniquely Laveen events are less than a >> Read More…

Tumbleweed Center, Valley Metro Create Safe Places for Homeless Youth

For nearly 600 youth who find themselves living on the streets in Maricopa County, it just got a little easier to find help during a crisis. In a partnership with the nonprofit Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development, the city has designated all 900 of its Valley Metro buses as Safe Places, an expansion of the >> Read More…

Retail Development Heating Up in Laveen

A microburst of new retail – mainly national and local chain food stores – rained down on Laveen during the second half of 2016 with developers and planners predicting a steady outpouring of new development proposals coming in 2017. Multiple new eateries joined LA Fitness at the corner of 51st Avenue and Baseline Road in >> Read More…

Laveen Teacher Retiring After 30 Years in the District

In 1986, the population of Laveen was just shy of 10,000 residents. There were two elementary schools and one high school. Cotton fields were more common than street lights and the Central Arizona Project had just been completed, bringing water from the Colorado River to flow into a burgeoning Phoenix metro area on the brink >> Read More…

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