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Talking Trash: Creativity Reigns as Fashion Inspires Ideas for a Sustainable Future

By Michelle Hirsch Chandler residents with a flair for creativity and fashion recently looked for something “trashy” to create fashions ready for the runway in the city’s inaugural “Trashion Fashion Show”. Organized by Chandler Center for the Arts, along with the city’s Solid Waste Services and Parks and Recreation divisions, this unique fashion show was […]

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Sports: Two returnees raise hopes for Lady Aztec golf team

Corona’s girls golf team took second place at the City Meet Sept. 11. Front: Julia Cuendet, Sarah Butler, Clare Dunnahoo, Lexie Baughman, Taylor Gransen. Back: Callie Stover, Courtney Conradi, Mikaela Hatfield, Emma Lower, coach Reed. — Photo courtesy Pat Reed Corona’s girls golf team, with only two returning players at the varsity level, may need […]

Aspiring Robin Hoods

Aspiring Robin Hoods, gender notwithstanding, seem to be quivering with excitement at the newly adopted archery program being offered at Kyrene del Pueblo Middle School, with other schools hopefully soon to follow. The availability of bows and arrows, which currently is being expanded, is part of the Kyrene district’s youth enrichment initiative. Planning is being coordinated […]

Nosh patrons learn the five steps of successful food-wine pairing

Students are back in school, so it seems the perfect time for adults to embrace a little wine education at Nosh. Chef Stacey Carson recently debuted Wine 101 at her local gastropub and wine bar. Participants start by choosing their favorite glass from a selection on the wall and purchasing a wine flight, a tasting […]

Awards honor top firefighters

Capt. Mike Pallas has been named recipient of the Chandler Fire, Health and Medical Department’s Firefighter of the Year honors. Raul Rios received Paramedic of the Year recognition, and Tyson Bruder was selected Emergency Medical Technician of the Year. The Derrel Crisp Memorial Award for expertise in control of hazardous materials went to Fire Engineer […]

Entreprenurial pair find a missing link to their education, fill the void with an online resource

When she began her educational trek toward a hoped-for career in nursing, Rebecca Rhea found a minor obstacle in the way: a dearth of interactive online resources. A Tempe Coventry resident and 2014 graduate of Grand Canyon University, Rhea linked up with classmates Anna Bright and Tonya Smith to solve the problem. Their collaborative efforts […]

For kids at Aguilar Elementary School, Fitness Friday was a howlin’ good time

Students at Aguilar Elementary School in Tempe hosted Howler, the mascot for the Phoenix Coyotes, at their weekly Fitness Friday program. They exercised with Howler and incorporated hockey drills. The event was started three years ago as a way for students to “turn on” their brains before they headed to class. Students participate in fun […]

Remembering Tempe’s fallen public safety heros

City of Tempe staff staged a media photo opportunity that preceded the setup of a police and fire informational booth at Tempe’s Healing Field event. The city is working through March to collect donations for a memorial to members of the Tempe Police and Fire departments who have lost their lives in the line of […]

Forum explores improved pathways to higher learning

Story & photo by Michelle Hirsch Utilizing a forum organized annually by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce, the presidents of all three Arizona universities got a chance to involve their public-school and community college counterparts in a collaborative effort to make it easier for K-12 students to succeed in their educational and career goals. The […]

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