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Rotary Club encouraged to recruit young professionals

Larry Horton, volunteer coordinator for the Tempe Police Department, is trying to rev up local Rotary Clubs through a pilot satellite project called Camelback Crossroads, a new type of Rotary involving young professionals committed to serving the community. Horton is a member of the Tempe Rio Salado Rotary Club and initially started the Camelback Crossroads […]

Combined PD, DEA effort generates 100-plus pounds of expired prescription meds

South Temperesidents were able to safely dispose of unused and expired prescription medications during a program conducted jointly by the Tempe Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The Tempe police collected more than 100 pounds of medications Oct. 29 at the Tempe Police substation on Hardy Drive, later to be incinerated by the […]

Kosama: Not what you’d call ‘average’

Judd Hawkins, owner and manager of Kosama, isn’t your average personal trainer, and your first impression of his gym likely will be much different from what you’ve seen at other workout hotspots in the Kyrene Corridor. No bulky machines, no mirrors on the walls. Best of all, no agonizing learning curve. “It’s a very well […]

Technology links Kyrene kids to a global classroom

In the not so recent past, local elementary schools had computer labs filled only with buzzing Macintosh computers with games that would seem weirdly ancient to today’s students. More astonishing to them would probably be the fact that the Internet didn’t exist, including such mass communication programs as Skype. Times have changed, though, and the […]

Hi-tech lab offers a shadowy glimpse of our low-tech past

Kyrene Middle School’s new LTEC Lab, which combines state-of-the-art technology and software with hands-on projects, was converted into a dark cave billowing with mist as students explored prehistoric art and ancient peoples during a recent sixth-grade social studies project. The project, assisted by Kyrene tech specialist and LTEC Lab facilitator Nick Poveromo, combines technology with […]

Global campaign inspires Rotarians; club studies adding new members

Kyrene Corridor Rotary Club, the south Tempe branch of a widely heralded international organization aimed at improving the world through hands-on projects and fundraisers, got an inside look at an Arizona State University program that brings sustainable technologies to other parts of the globe. On Oct. 17, Mark Henderson, co-founder of ASU’s Global Resolve Program, […]

Brisas kids get a special treat at Constitution Day festivities

Students at Kyrene de las Brisas Elementary School got a patriotic presentation from Principal Christie Winkelmann during an assembly on Constitution Day, Friday Sept. 16, and were graced with the presence of Georgia Hier and others who are members of the Daughter’s of the American Revolution (DAR). Hier handed out small American Flags to all […]

Dress code, other changes alter new traditional school

Kyrene del Sureño Elementary School will become a traditional academy next year, according to an announcement by district officials. The news came during a board meeting late last month and again at a parent meeting at Sureño on Sept. 7. Superintendent Dr. David Schauer, joined by Dr. Jim Strogen and Dr. Marianne Lescher, this year’s […]

Marcos stage show gets a boost from a Broadway pro

  It can’t be said that the choir students at Marcos de Niza High School put on anything that could be called an “average” choral show. With a top pro engineering next month’s performance, the students are tuning their windpipes and practicing their dance moves to put on one of their best shows ever, said […]

Homebuilder aids St. Joseph’s raffle

T.W. Lewis, a longtime south Tempe homebuilder, will make a housing dream come true when winners are drawn for this month’s Health and Wealth Raffle sponsored by St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and Barrow Neurological Institute. The grand prize winner will choose between a $1 million home provided by the company or a cash […]

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