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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 […]

In Fall . . . In Fashion. Fashion tips for the season

In Fall . . .  In Fashion. Fashion tips for the season

By Michelle Hirsch It’s the perfect time to update your wardrobe for fall, now that the weather has cooled. Local boutiques and resale shops offer many fashion choices minus the inconvenience of mall parking or the expense of department stores. Joy Yurcaba, store manager at Lizard Thicket, located in the Boulevard Shops on Chandler Boulevard […]

A longtime favorite gets a long-deserved recognition

A longtime favorite gets a long-deserved recognition

Popular Tempe musician Walt Richardson became the first inductee into Mill Avenue’s new Walk of Music, a tribute to the many contributors to the Valley scene ‘who have made a true difference in the culture of music,’ noted Tempe Councilman Joel Navarro. Richardson opted to reward one of his fans with a guitar (bottom, right), […]

Super Bowl XLIX marks big No. 31 for this diehard fan-atic

Super Bowl XLIX marks big No. 31 for this diehard fan-atic

For longtime Tempe entrepreneur John Bebbling, Super Bowl XLIX is more than just another high-profile, high-energy sporting spectacular. It’s Chapter 31 in the history book of pilgrimages made by his group of Super Bowl fans—veteran diehards, it must go without saying. Whether it’s Green Bay, San Diego or New Orleans—or any of the other sometimes […]

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

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 […]

Awards honor top firefighters

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 […]

Remembering Tempe’s fallen public safety heros

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

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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