Recently

My trusty camera bit the dust awhile ago; when I finally replaced it, I realized the cord that connects to the USB port in the computer apparently wasn’t part of the purchase.  A cord was ordered and came in the mail today; be prepared for pictures and more pictures!  These are all from our downtown…

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Kickoff Night: Aim Right North

Guest post by Jewel Miller   Friday night was our kickoff night for Aim Right North!  We canvassed the area days before and invited everyone we saw;  I don’t have an exact number, but I know we served over 50 hot dogs, plus 5 pizzas.  Typically Friday Nights will be what we are calling Community Nights, where…

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Back in Business: Mobile Pantry!

After a two month hiatus during the hottest summer months (July & August), The Mobile Pantry is back!  From carrots and kale to giant cabbages to bakery items with past-due expiration dates, St. Mary’s brought a variety of foods.  It’s all gone, too, with the exception of several loaves of French bread that we’ll jazz…

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A Very Rainy Day

Well…it’s already promising to be an interesting week of kicking off programs! Phoenix made national news today, but it wasn’t for scorching temperatures. It was rain — and lots of it, from early morning to mid-morning.  Hurricane Norbert might continue to send more moisture to us, but so far, it’s been a dry afternoon. The basement…

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The 4th Highest: Let’s Change This

I recently came across this article that mentions that Phoenix has the fourth highest high school dropout rate in the country.  Nearly 25% of Phoenix area students drop out of school and never graduate. The estimated economic consequences for Arizona are staggering–$7.6 billion over the dropouts’ lifetimes–in lost wages, health and welfare costs, and crime-related expenses. …

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