Tempe South Rotary raffling golf trip to Scotland

Tempe South Rotary Club is hosting a raffle to raise funds for local education and global clean water initiatives.

St. James Episcopal Church’s ‘Angel Tree’ project delivers Christmas hope, love

Christmas is a time when families gather to celebrate and share the warmth of holiday cheer, but for thousands of Arizona children someone important is missing from all the fun.

Kids learn kindness by ‘buddying up’

There’s nothing quite as lonesome as being the kid at school who has no one to play with.

Despite flaws and potential risks, a ‘Yes’ vote on Prop. 123 makes sense

Do you still have your early ballot on the kitchen table?

In the dark about coding? Class sheds light on details

The craze for learning code seems to be growing exponentially, and now Mesa Community College is getting into the game.

Music store ukulele classes begin June 28

Break out the Hawaiian shirts and leis: kids ages 6-16 will be strumming their way through group ukulele classes at The Music Store beginning June 28 and running through July 26.

Middle Eastern culture gains momentum at new locale

If you’ve been to Baiz Market Place in Phoenix, you know it’s a well-stocked Mediterranean/Middle Eastern bakery, deli and market.

Pastor’s Corner: Reaching young families

Have you heard? Young people are leaving the church in record numbers — never to return again. Or so we are being told.

Insurance exec takes yet another path in her search for ‘something different’

Daughter, wife, mother. Engineer, entrepreneur, artist. Mary Contreras, owner of Tempe-based Contreras State Farm Agency, grew up on a South Dakota ranch, attended college, graduated with degrees in engineering and commercial art.

Discerning Diner: A new look at holiday meals, on the side

This a column about Thanksgiving side dishes.