Follow-up: Drawing the line: Our readers respond

In our last issue we told of rejecting an ad that we felt our readers would consider inappropriate, and asked for feedback on our decision. The focal point of the ad for Arizona-grown produce was the backside of a squash, deftly designed to resemble a human posterior. The artwork was suggestive but not in itself […]

Educators confront some of the coming year’s challenges,

By Michelle Hirsch Is Common Core really in jeopardy or is it here to stay? This seemed to be the No. 1 question posed to eight of the East Valley’s top educators at Tempe’s annual State of the Schools address. The answer seemed clear: Common Core, despite any political threats that may have emerged, won’t […]

Something fishy is going on here

Something fishy is going on here

Not to worry, though. Jointly arranged by the Arizona Department of Fish and Game and the city of Tempe, the annual Welcome Back the Trout event at Tempe Town Lake encouraged families and area residents to watch as thousands of rainbow trout from the state’s Page Springs Hatchery were released. The event ended with an […]

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 […]