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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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Liberty Mutual app makes claims easier to process Gabriel Felix, a Laveen resident since 2007 and an insurance agent for Liberty Mutual, recommends reviewing homeowners and renters insurance policies before a burglary to make sure they are covered in the case of theft. “Knowing your coverage limits and deductible is very important information to have >> Read More…

Community Leaders’ Predictions for 2016

As the dust settles on 2015, residents in South Mountain and Laveen Villages can say goodbye to a year of transition and welcome 2016, the year of inevitable and dramatic transformation for their community, from added police officers to the first stages of construction on the South Mountain Freeway. While neighborhood crime, housing prices and >> Read More…

Laveen Village Voice

Pit BBQ, Parade on Tap for February In just a month and a few days we celebrate our agrarian heritage with the Laveen Community Parade on Feb. 6 and the Annual Laveen Pit Barbecue on Feb. 21. Hundreds of community volunteers, local business and local leaders pitch in thousands of hours to make these events >> Read More…

Laveen Residents Asking for More Stores, Restaurants

  The retail season may be upon us, but for Laveen resident’s options for shopping in the suburban village are limited to a handful of retailers such as Wal-Mart, Big Lots and Big 5 Sporting Goods. Grocery stores and pharmacies round out the choices, but there is no concentrated area of retail. Many people would >> Read More…

Area Bids Farewell to Community Activist Scovell

  One of Laveen’s most active residents and staunchest community supporters announced last month that she would be moving to Henderson, Nevada due to her husband’s career. Stefany Scovell served for more than six years on the Village Planning Committee and was a founder of the Laveen Meadows Block Watch. Scovell also was an active >> Read More…

Muslim Community Building Mosque in Laveen

Members of the Muslim community in Laveen are building a 3,000-square-foot masjid at the southeast corner of Dobbins Road and 51st Avenue on county land near the Laveen Post Office. Naveed Ahmed, a board member and treasurer for the Islamic Center of Laveen, said the facility will give nearly 500 families from Laveen and nearby >> Read More…

LCRD Influencing Development in Laveen

Just 10 years ago, even with the Arizona and national housing boom at their heights, Laveen retained its rural flair. Housing developments in the agrarian village were mapped out with equestrian paths winding through them, connecting fields and subdivisions with red ribbons of trails. Shopping centers sport rustic tin coverings, water towers atop wooden structures, >> Read More…

SMCC, Ahwatukee Chamber Launching Young Entrepreneurs Academy

Eight aspiring business leaders of the future are getting their starts this month as members of the inaugural class of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, sponsored by the Ahwatukee Chamber Community Foundation and South Mountain Community College. “We’re launching it this month,” said Anne Gill, president and CEO of the Ahwatukee Chamber of Commerce and its >> Read More…

Residents Fight Back Against Crime

Many Laveen residents take advantage of every possible method of stopping crime in their neighborhoods, from motion-activated cameras to membership in community block watches. When they observe something amiss, these concerned neighbors call the non-emergency Crime Stoppers telephone number for Phoenix police (602-262-6151) or the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office at (602-876-1000). They ask strangers why >> Read More…

Fall Activities on Tap in Laveen

With fall finally making an appearance, there are many upcoming activities scheduled in or near Laveen with the cooler weather. We’ve compiled some of them here, along with some other community news for this month’s Village Voice blog. Second annual car show coming to Laveen The Laveen Heritage Car Show is set for 8 a.m. >> Read More…

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