As often as I can, I try to attend local Chamber of Commerce programs, not only to see old friends and meet new ones but, as frequently happens, to broaden my awareness of current, topical issues.
Watching the Olympics is always entertaining, even if I’m not a big fan of whichever event presents itself on any given evening. I always find myself getting caught up in the action.
Is the world really so small? I was browsing my Facebook wall not long ago and began to wonder about all the posts I read on a daily basis.
Lisa Wonter remembers walking through the doors of Kyrene de la Mirada every day as she navigated her way through elementary school. Every morning promised a new discovery. Little did she know that, years later, she would once again be walking through those same doors, only now as a student teacher, and that each day […]
“During the period beginning 60 days before a primary election and ending 15 days after the general election…, the City will not relocate or remove a political sign in the public right-of-way…” — Chandler City Code Sec. 39-10.8 Like everyone, there are some days that I look forward to more than others. As a child […]
I love my iPad. I’m addicted to my Kindle Fire. I admit it. But is electronic media really going to take over the world? My world? Sure, there is a time and a place for these fantastic new gadgets: the sleek iPad, the glare-resistant Kindle, the smartphone that keeps the news at your fingertips 24/7. […]
Neighborhood News & Notes – Start of new school year offers each child a different path on the road of life
How can it be time for new lunch boxes and backpacks already? As I check off the supply list for each returning student in my house, I recall my own youth in Minnesota, where the nip in the air was the first boding of the start of a new school year, not to mention the […]
The Kyrene Corridor is a great place to call home. Our community is comprised of the stories of people and their achievements, their labors and their dreams, no matter how small they may seem. And little community newspapers like ours play an important role in sharing these stories with our neighbors. In most cities, the […]
Arizona in the spring…the perfect time to enjoy an outdoor adventure, before those triple-digit days roll in. It was mid-April, and I was fortunate to be able to enjoy my first-ever Harley- Davidson ride in balmy, high-70s temperatures. Zoom, zoom. My foray into the world of Harley had been carefully orchestrated by Ron Milanovic, the […]
Neighborhood News & Notes – Is your business making a positive impression? Now’s the time it should be
Things That Amaze Me, Chapter 1: Even though this would seem an ideal time for businesses to reach out to the community, to improve service, to ensure that customers are left with a positive impression, such initiatives don’t yet seem to have achieved universal acceptance. The result, say some I know, is that our expectations […]