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50th anniversary proves truth of love at first sight

Joy and Fred Morse — Photo courtesy Morse family One day in 1957, 17-year-old Fred Morse was attending a church youth group meeting in Tucson when he spotted a 14-year-old young woman named Joy across the room. For Fred, it was love at first sight. “I thought ‘That is the girl for me, and I […]

Undersea science inspires hyperbaric medicine doc

Dr. Brian Paterick We’ve all heard the mostly joking conjecture that an earthquake in California someday could make Arizonaa beachfront state. That’s the last thing Dr. Brian Paterick thinks about. Using an evolving medical science to treat patients who, so far at least, remain safely landlocked is Paterick’s No. 1 motivation. A board certified emergency […]

Busy days, but they rise to the occasion

To stock up for their holiday baking needs, ordinary folks head to the grocery store for a 10-pound bag of flour, a 4-pound bag of sugar, some extra eggs and butter and maybe a bag or two of chocolate chips. Not Leslie and Ward Walston. The Walstons, owners of Great Harvest Bread Co. in southTempe, […]

Volunteering proves a perfect match for retiree’s interests

Gail Dick loves to read, and she enjoys volunteering. About a dozen years ago, when the southTemperesident was looking for a new volunteer opportunity, Dick decided to join the Friends of the Tempe Public Library, a member-supported, non-profit organization that helps provide funding for some of the library programs and services. “I was initially on […]

‘Old Settlers’ settle in for their 103rd reunion

More than a hundred years ago, pioneers and longtime residents ofTempegathered for an impromptu potluck picnic, socializing with each other during the meal while sharing stories about their community, family and friends. The reunion was so enjoyable that it caught on as an annual event, a celebration held for the 103rd time again this year […]

Our universe, picture perfect

Saturn, with its famous and impressive rings glowing in visible light; an enormous spiral galaxy that is 31 million light years away; a planetary nebula filled with incredibly hot gases hurtling along at more than 600,000 miles per hour. These are just a few of the images that visitors to the nearby Arizona Museum of […]

Chandler Regional celebrates its past with a view to the future

On July 17, 1961, Chandler Community Hospital opened for business. The facility had just 25 employees and 91 volunteers. Fifty years later, the hospital—now called Chandler Regional Medical Center— has grown in both size and staff, with more than 2,000 employees, 800-plus doctors and more than 300 volunteers, all working in a 225-bed facility. Although […]

Dental group donates $15,000 to longtime employee’s charity

Thanks to the generosity of Pam Paden and Children’s Dental Village in south Tempe, countless children whose families have struggled to afford dental care now have healthier and happier looking smiles. In early 2009, Paden, a Chandler resident who works at the pediatric practice as a hygienist, celebrated her 30th anniversary with the clinic. She […]

CEO’s bottom line: ‘Being part of changing someone’s life’

Duane Scholer On June 6, Duane Scholer took the helm as chief executive officer of Arizona Orthopedic Surgical Hospital. The facility, which is located at 2905 W. Warner Road, serves those who live in south Tempe and west Chandler as well as a much broader, Valley-wide range of patients. Like many people who have recently […]

Kyrene classroom: Could it produce first Mars crew?

One of Kelley Schneider’s favorite classroom memories is when she got to teach her third-grade students about space. “I put black paper up on the walls, and made a planetarium in class,” she said. So when Schneider, who now teaches fourth grade in the Kyrene district, heard about the Honeywell Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala., […]

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