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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Old Laveen Vs. New Laveen

Throughout the Laveen community, residents often talk about “Old Laveen” and “New Laveen.” Depending on who you ask, “Old Laveen” can mean a variety of different time periods, such as the early 1900s when the Laveen School District was formed in 1908, or perhaps 1939 when Central Baptist Church in Phoenix leased space in Building >> 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 Schools Set to Kick Off New Academic Year

Students throughout Laveen return to school this month with classes resuming Aug. 8 for the Laveen Elementary School district and high schoolers in the Phoenix Unified School. Classes at most of the charter schools also are underway or preparing to start. Meet the Teacher Night for the elementary district takes place Aug. 4 from 5-7 >> Read More…

Raven Golf Course Owners Drop Plans for Redevelopment

The Raven is saved, at least for the near future. Six months after the owners of the golf course first contemplated building houses on the 18-hole course residents and neighbors consider a historic landmark in their community, the proposal has been dropped. In late July, an attorney for the owners confirmed they are no longer >> Read More…

Home Prices On the Rise in South Mountain and Laveen

Home prices for existing homes rose throughout the South Mountain and Laveen Village areas during 2015, a steady trend that local realtors predict will continue throughout 2016. “I like this kind of steady increase. It’s not only good for the buyers, but it’s good for sellers,” said Sam Lawmaster, a Laveen resident and a Realtor >> 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…

Working to Keep Laveen’s Rural Feel With More Growth On Tap

With big development comes big responsibility. Residents, business owners and local planners all have visions of what they want Laveen to look like as new businesses plant roots in the suburban Phoenix village in the wake of an improved economy and a planned freeway. “People come for the rural atmosphere, but want to drag with >> Read More…

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…