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The nationwide labor shortage will impact summer fun for untold thousands of Phoenix children and adults this summer after the city announced it can open only half of its pools beginning Memorial Day weekend.

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You wake up before the sun rises and watch the video one more time, to be sure your eyes have not fooled you. The footage is grainy, shot by surveillance cameras, lit by street lamps. The hazy flash of fire takes your breath away.

A colleague of mine just came back from a romantic trip to Italy and France with a new lady friend. I boldly asked him if he fell in love. He replied, “What is love?” Then he challenged me to describe love, because he couldn’t be sure if he would “know it when it happened.”

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“Discovering Desert Diversity – The Splendor of Southwest Lands” is the theme for the 2022 Studio Art Quilt Associates Arizona Regional Conference set for Friday, Aug. 19, at Phoenix Forge, a community makerspace, 535 W. Van Buren Street, Phoenix.

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Abrazo is inviting Northeast Valley nurses to attend a casual social event on Tuesday, June 7, at The Craftsman Cocktails & Kitchen in Scottsdale to learn about jobs at the company’s Scottsdale and Cave Creek campuses. 

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Joshua Anthony, a Great Hearts Archway Anthem Latin teacher, worked on translating a 12th century prayer book associated with St. Hildegard von Bingen at the University of Notre Dame over the summer.

The Anthem Community Council passed a motion to accept the 2026 facilities master plan as presented, with eight projects approved for a total cost of over $4 million, at a July 27 meeting.

The American Legion Post 34 will get together Saturday, Aug. 20, to gather old, historic veteran photos and military memorabilia for a time capsule commemorating the organization’s 75th anniversary.

Arizonans now have even more choices to support their favorite charitable cause, as the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division is making available four new specialty license plates.

The Talbot family, among others in this country who share generations of military service and sacrifice, helped make American history on the sea and in the air. For that, we are grateful.