City budget proposal threatens to close Verde Park recreation center

As a consequence of the City of Phoenix’s efforts to balance its budget, several recreational and community hubs are on the chopping block. One such place is the recreational center in Verde Park, which offers services to underprivileged youth in the Garfield neighborhood. Read story

Mobile art program provides art education in underserved parts of Phoenix

Art4All, a program presented in collaboration with Valley Leadership and Phoenix Center for the Arts, provides art education to students in districts with small arts budgets. The program recently received a large van that was donated by Valley Metro and is used to take the classes around the city. Read story

Specialty journalism is a better philosophy for the future, editor tells students

The old philosophy of journalism may be to know a little about many things, but author, columnist and editor Jeff Selingo told students at the last Must See Monday of the year to know a lot about just one. Read story

Barrett, the Honors College joins downtown arts community with student exhibit

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Barrett, the Honors College revived their first ever student art show at the 909 Cooperative for April’s Third Friday after it’s successful debut on First Friday. The show displayed student art work from three of ASU’s campuses and had several interactive stations for guests. Read story

Growhouse hosts metalsmith workshops that aim to engage and inspire community

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This Third Friday, GROWop collaborated with Reesing Design to put on the second in a series of metalworking workshops. Six participants learned how to create their own jewelry from instructor Christine Reesing. Read story

Historic DeSoto building will feature a restaurant, bar and marketplace

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The C.P. Stephens DeSoto Six Motorcars building in downtown Phoenix is being transformed into the DeSoto Central Marketplace, a market featuring restaurants, locally grown food and a bar. The soon-to-be-renovated building sits between the Roosevelt Neighborhood Historic District and the Roosevelt Row Arts District. Read story

City of Phoenix discusses proposed Roosevelt Street improvements with business owners

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The first phase of a street improvement project along Roosevelt Street between Central Avenue and Fourth Street is inching closer to its tentative start date of June 9. The city of Phoenix held an informal gathering Thursday night to inform the public about the upcoming construction. Read story

ASU Student Nutrition Garden Club celebrates Earth Day with healthy recipes

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As a precursor to Earth Day on April 22, the ASU Student Nutrition Garden Club presented two cooking demonstrations on Thursday in the Obesity Solutions kitchen of Taylor Place. They used ingredients from the campus garden located by the Nursing and Health Innovation 1 building. Read story

Journalism student creates Deaf and Hearing Network for people in deaf community

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Journalism sophomore Peyton Gallovich and her sign-language teacher Dyan Sue Kovacs worked together to create the Deaf and Hearing Network, which aired its seventh episode Thursday. Read story

Phoenix Hostel a 'culture house,' integrating housing with performance and community

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The Phoenix Hostel on Ninth and Portland streets kicked off cultural events about a year and a half, inspired by the Mexican phenomenon known as Casas de las Culturas, or culture houses. Read story