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Group works to lift Arizona’s 46th-place ranking for kids’ wellbeing

By Diana Whittle For the past 16 years, Tempe youth have had a friend in Lynette Stonefeld and the program she manages, “Commitment to Schools.” “We serve more than 6,000 kids and their families in the Tempe Union, Tempe Elementary and Kyrene school districts by collaborating with leaders in education, business, social service, and government,” […]

Local Restaurant Favorites

What better time than summer to relax, dine and enjoy the abundant offerings available in Tempe and West Chandler. Pier 54, top, a charming waterfront locale that has been part of the Tempe Lakes scene since the 1980s, plays host to an after-dark crowd—a seasonal nod to those who prefer to tailor their outdoor activities […]

DOIN’ GOOD

Corona del Sol cheerleaders extended their history of giving back to the community by collecting hundreds of boxes of cereal designated for local charities. The group included those who are current members of the cheer team (top) as well as freshman hopefuls, some of whom will be trying out for coveted cheer spots as Corona […]

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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 […]

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