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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Laveen Village Voice

Laveen Village Voice

Development, Maintaining Continuity Keys to Laveen’s Future In last month’s issue, we asked our area Phoenix City Council members and other community leaders to address what they consider the most pressing priorities for 2016. Inadvertently the response from Jon Kimoto was not published. Here’s what he has to say about the most important issues facing >> Read More…


Laveen Village Voice

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…


Area Bids Farewell to Community Activist Scovell

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…


LCRD Influencing Development in Laveen

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…


Fall Activities on Tap in Laveen

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…


Youth Groups Geared Toward Helping Community

Youth Groups Geared Toward Helping Community

In growing children into responsible adults who care about their communities, parents look to many different resources. Here in Laveen, there are several youth organizations geared toward helping our community’s young people achieve that goal. Two prominent ones are: 4-H (for children ages 5-18) and the scouting programs for boys (ages 6 to their 18th >> Read More…


Construction, Special Needs and Backpack Drive

Construction, Special Needs and Backpack Drive

Several new businesses are under construction along the Baseline corridor between 51st and 55th Avenues. Developer Michael Moreines with DPR Realty shared with us a graphic showing where the new business will be and which ones are leased to specific tenants.Among the new kids on the block are KFC (near Discount Tire) along Baseline Road, >> Read More…


Community Rallies for Newborn Baby, Family

Community Rallies for Newborn Baby, Family

Laveen native Patricia Valdez, her husband and children found themselves in a scary place in May when mom’s brain surgery caused the early arrival of their daughter, Austyne. A group of strangers in the Laveen community learned of the family’s plight and got together, made a few plans and then threw a surprise baby shower >> Read More…


Laveen Facebook Page Helps Resident Find Lost Dog

Laveen Facebook Page Helps Resident Find Lost Dog

What started as a frolic in the fields of her father’s home near Estrella and 51st Avenue, turned in to three days of anguish for Dinahlee Ochoa, 21, a lifelong resident of Laveen, and Coco, her 4-year-old Shih Tzu. But thanks to the power of social media and a community’s love for of animals, the >> Read More…


South Mountain is a Thriving Community

South Mountain is a Thriving Community

There is no doubt that South Phoenix is a proud community. You will find that there is a sense of pride and commitment that comes with being a resident. A pride that comes from a feeling of unity that arose out of generations of families living and thriving here. The way that, in one way >> Read More…


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