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Love of the game, love of winning

Ex-pro makes a publishing ‘Rebound’ By M.V. Moorhead To rebound, in basketball, is to regain possession after a missed shot. So, intentionally or not, the term may carry a hint of symbolic meaning as the title of a magazine for retired basketball players. In a sense that goes beyond the court, Rebound is about getting […]

Coach Nenaber’s return to Corona signals new optimism

By Alex Zener Corona’s new head football coach Cory Nenaber has been on the job a little over six months now and there are signs that the Aztec football program may be on the right track after a string of disappointing seasons. Besides winning only 13 games in the past four years, participation was at […]

Sequel to father-son bonding story ready for release

    Author tells how he reconstructed a broken relationship By Chelsea Martin What defines a true bond? How does one achieve a genuine connection with another, specifically one’s own kin? Tempe resident and author Dr. Preston H. Long taps into the workings of his own discovery and success of bonding through his first book, […]

Calling all ‘Lucky Dogs’

Throughout July, “lucky dog” is the call to action at Lucky Break. Owners of the popular restaurant and brew house at McClintock and Baseline in Tempe will donate proceeds from the sale of Lagunitas Brewing Co. craft beer, as well as from hot dog purchases, to Lucky Dog Rescue, an all-volunteer, non profit animal rescue […]

New security measures to be in place when Kyrene students go back to school Aug. 4

By Diana Whittle Newly remodeled lobbies in seven Kyrene District schools will be ready when classes resume Aug. 4. This according to Eric Nethercutt, director of transportation and facilities. The schools include Brisas, Manitas, Mirada, Niños, Norte, Lomas and Akimel A-al, according to Nethercutt, who has served on the district’s Safety and Security Team over […]

Free Online courses now available at Sunset library branch

Chandler’s network of public libraries, including the Sunset branch on the city’s west side, have attached a new name to their free online offerings for adults—Gale Courses. Previously known as Learn4Life, the Gale Courses program provides patrons who hold a valid library card access to hundreds of instructor-led online courses on a variety of topics […]

Online Edition – July 19, 2014

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Pickle-icious

Hey, parents: If the Valley’s rising temps and absence of a school routine has made your kids fickle to getting some exercise, no need to worry: Pickleball is here. It’s a tasty pastime, but don’t confuse it with the common deli treat of a similar name. The uniquely named sport combines the skills of badminton, […]

Extent of human trafficking leads Chandler councilman to help guide statewide initiative vs child predators

By Diana Whittle The secret is out and the ugly truth is unfortunately confirmed–there is human trafficking in Arizona. The FBI office recently completed Operation Cross Country, a program to locate sex-traffic victims throughout the U.S. Nationally, 168 kids were recovered in the sting; five children and 42 adults were recovered in Arizona–all were being […]

Mom, CEO, activist, now Valley Metro chairwoman, has little time to think about lack of sleep

By Diana Whittle As a mother of a month-old baby girl, Chandler Councilmember Trinity Donovan has reason to be tired, and does, frankly, admit to a lack of sleep. Then add her duties as an elected official since 2006; her full-time position as the Chief Executive Officer of the nonprofit Chandler Christian Center; and her […]

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