Suzy and Irish

Service dog proves to be more than man’s best friend

Irish, a six-year-old golden retriever, is man’s best friend in more ways than one. For 11-year-old Suzy, he’s her connection to the world.

Jiu-jitsu: mastering the art of ‘human chess’

Women discovering value in popular self-defense method

Needlewielders weave fellowship, philanthropy

Laughter is the first thing you notice when you step into a Needlewielders gathering at Tempe’s Pyle Adult Recreation Center. You feel instantly at home.

Passionate about their work . . . and willing to share

‘All professionals’ gather to show off their artistry

Unity Walk helps strengthen Tempe’s push for diversity

  At Tempe's Regional Unity Walk and Diversity Festival, Vivian Nwoha saw the world open up. Looking toward the sun setting over Tempe Town Lake, surrounded...

Teen’s success story debunks homeschool myth

  Noah Kutz starts his day just like any other, with the helping of a delicious breakfast to motivate him up and out of bed...

Message to Tempe’s homeless: You count!

Volunteers canvass for the forgotten

Chandler’s Arts Center, Symphony make for a perfect cultural partnership

Happy 25th Birthday, Chandler Symphony Orchestra!

Volunteers hailed for playing a vital role in community

As we all know, volunteers are Chandler’s and Tempe’s unsung—and sometimes underappreciated— heroes, without whom many vital human services wouldn’t get done.

Quality vs kitsch: Festival planner aims to elevate fi ne arts

By M.V. Moorhead If, like me, you spent a day meandering around the Tempe Festival of the Arts’ recent pre-holiday extravaganza, the paintings, prints and...