Christmas trees help preserve memories of seasons past

Each ornament and light on the two Christmas trees that will mark the holiday season at Tempe History Museum, 805 E. Southern Ave., this month will not only represent a story in someone’s life—it will help preserve the stories of others. For the 13th holiday season, Tempe Historical Society’s Larry Campbell Tree of Lights project, […]

Major overhaul to Tempe’s bulk

Tempe is enhancing its mixed bulk trash and green organics program by adding more frequent service and giving residents the option to recycle their green waste instead of throwing it away. The decision was reached after soliciting residents’ feedback on how to improve the bulk trash service and schedule. Based on that feedback, the following […]

MCC play a family holiday treat

Mesa Community College’s Theatre & Film Arts Department is presenting Susan Zeder’s signature play, Mother Hicks, directed by Debra K. Stevens, this holiday season. The award-winning play performs at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, 6, 11 and 12, with matinees on Dec. 6 and 13 at 2 p.m., in the MCC Theatre located on the south […]

Choir, drama students team up

Goodwill of Arizona and Marcos de Niza High School’s Choir and Drama Program have teamed up for the second year in a row, providing an opportunity to empty those overstuffed closets and garages while helping underprivileged families at the same time. The event is scheduled 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13. Goodwill collection […]

Man-Cat mischief makers due Nov. 21

Man-Cat mischief makers due Nov. 21

By Chase Kamp Man-Cat is a band, but it could also be a cult. The Tempebased culture-jamming quartet performs anonymously, wearing masks onstage and generating most of its music by mangling snippets of hit songs and carving them back into warped synth-driven pop, all the while propagating slogans like “Conscious Consumption”and “Identity is Irrelevant.” The […]

In Fall . . . In Fashion. Fashion tips for the season

In Fall . . .  In Fashion. Fashion tips for the season

By Michelle Hirsch It’s the perfect time to update your wardrobe for fall, now that the weather has cooled. Local boutiques and resale shops offer many fashion choices minus the inconvenience of mall parking or the expense of department stores. Joy Yurcaba, store manager at Lizard Thicket, located in the Boulevard Shops on Chandler Boulevard […]

$1.5 million renovation coincides with high-school district’s new focus on partnering with business

$1.5 million renovation coincides with high-school district’s new focus on partnering with business

By Michelle Hirsch Tempe, Chandler and Ahwatukee residents joined staff, students, elected officials and business partners for a gala ribbon-cutting celebration signifying the completion of a $1.5 million renovation project at offices of the Tempe Union High School District. District Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Baca joined Governing Board President Mary Lou Taylor, Vice President Moses Sanchez […]

Tutor time: Local high school helps in tutoring

Tutor time: Local high school helps in tutoring

Members of Corona del Sol’s SPOK Club — an acronym for Students Passing On Knowledge — have done just that with a group of kids from Aprende Middle School. The mentors have attracted a considerable following, not only among the Aprende students but among the high-schoolers and the school principal, who see the initiative producting […]

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