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Two Elementary Schools to Win a Captain Planet Foundation Learning Garden

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Now through Sept. 2, 2017, Arizona residents can fill out an application online to nominate their favorite elementary school for a chance to receive a learning garden at bashas.com or

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Notre Dame Preparatory Welcomes First Female President

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Congrats to Jill Platt, who just became the fourth principal of Notre Dame Preparatory, located in Scottsdale. She is the first woman to lead in that role since the high school opened its doors in 2002.

“I am honored to be the first female principal at Notre Dame Prep,” Platt said. She has worked the last 23 years to create in her schools an environment that is student-centered, positive and one of growth. “I look forward to sharing my experience with the NDP community and help move the school forward as it grows,” she added.

Platt is back home in Arizona after a...

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Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines Launches New Tour

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On Aug. 1, Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines (GCSA) will launch the brand new tour, Antelope Canyon Expedition, featuring the beautiful views of Las Vegas and Page. GCSA will become the only flightseeing operator to serve Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend from Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon. 

Guests begin the adventure by checking into the Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines Terminal in Boulder City. Guests will then fly to Page where they will experience a guided tour of Antelope Canyon, one of the most spectacular slot canyons in the world featuring Navajo...

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Scottsdale Native Karlina Riggs to Compete for Miss Teen USA Title in Phoenix

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Born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, Miss Arizona Teen USA 17-year-old Karlina Riggs is preparing to compete for the crown and represent her home state in the 2017 Miss Teen USA competition on July 29th here in Phoenix, Arizona.

In addition to competing in pageants, Riggs has always been dedicated to her schoolwork and extracurricular activities. She is currently an AP and Honors student at Chaparral High School and plays an active role in the Best Buddies program, National Honor Society and serves as an Ambassador for the TYRO mentoring program.

She was also chosen to represent the nearly 27,000 students in...

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2017/2018 Polar Express is Filling up Fast

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Photo credit: Xanterra Parks & Resorts / Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel

Presented by Grand Canyon Railway, the POLAR EXPRESS will be gearing up for its 17th year transporting “all who truly believe” from Williams to the North Pole starting Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, through Sunday, Jan. 6, 2018 on select dates. Even though it is still summer, tickets are selling fast but currently are available Sunday through Thursday for $41 (adults) and $31 (children); Friday and Saturday for $53 (adults) and $43 (children).    

The 90-minute holiday experience delights both the young and the young at heart, where the pages from Chris Van...

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