It might have been hard to do, but planners of last year’s Tempe Oktoberfest were quick to admit their miscalculation: bringing in professionals to stage the popular downtown fest was akin to New Coke’s marketing fiasco.
Players stood in a huddle on the field at Seton Catholic Prep during a flag football game on a warm spring afternoon.
So many residents poured in to a meeting at the Tempe Public Library to discuss proposals for the realignment of McClintock Drive that city workers scrambled to wheel in stacks of additional chairs.
With 12,000 children in foster care in Maricopa County alone, the ability to have a positive impact on these young lives might seem to be more in the realm of superheroes rather than mere mortals.
In its unending quest for stories wonderful and (occasionally) weird, Wrangler News unearthed two seemingly ferocious creatures that have taken up residence in the front yard of an otherwise serene South Tempe neighborhood, which until recently reported very few remnants of the Triassic Era.
Pastor Troy Schmidt of Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Tempe keeps a hard hat on his desk.
When March 17 shows up on the calendar, many students at Corona del Sol High School sport traditional green T-shirts and leprechaun-inspired attire in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.
It’s that time of the year once again when everyone, it seems, is Irish.
In an era characterized by both the contradictory elements of mega-churches and the waning influence of Christianity, South Tempe is home to a longstanding Episcopal congregation led Pastor Susan Wilmot, a native of Britain, who arrived in Tempe four years ago.
Desmond Wadsworth, or “Pastor Des” as he’s known to his flock at Grace Community Church, is anything but your typical pastor.