Planners debate church, retail plan at former driving range

  This article first appeared in the print edition of the South Mountain District News on Aug. 4, 2016 An emotionally-charged proposed zoning change for the former driving range near the Cottonfields neighborhood in Laveen foreshadows what likely will be many such debates about how development should unfold in the rural Phoenix suburb. Village planners […]

Smoothie Run owner Marcus Moody distributes packpacks to families during the Second Annual Laveen Backpack Drive and Family Fun Day.

Smoothie Run Café giving Laveen teachers free treats for Meet the Teacher Night

Teachers in this rural suburb of Phoenix are getting a special treat today (Aug. 4) from a restaurant that promises to bring each teacher a free smoothie as they prepare to welcome nearly 7,000 district students to Meet the Teacher night. Smoothie Run Internet Café, owned and operated by Laveen resident Marcus Moody, is delivering […]