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For East Valley health care, the beginning of a new era

Chandler Regional celebrates a long-awaited expansion Chandler Regional Medical Center has put the finishing touches on a massive, two-pronged expansion of its Dobson-Frye Road campus that includes a five-story, 96-bed patient tower and the addition of Level 1 trauma services to a now enlarged Emergency Department. Dignity Health, which has overseen the hospital’s growth since […]

Kilt-clad fundraisers boost coffers of heroes charity

By M.V. Moorhead Those who are lucky enough to be of Scottish descent know that the folds in a kilt are always folds of honor. So it makes perfect sense that Tempe’s own Tilted Kilt would participate, and make a fine showing, in the recently completed Folds of Honor “Here’s to Heroes” fundraiser. The Folds […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Extent of human trafficking leads Chandler councilman to help guide statewide initiative vs child predators

By Diana Whittle The secret is out and the ugly truth is unfortunately confirmed–there is human trafficking in Arizona. The FBI office recently completed Operation Cross Country, a program to locate sex-traffic victims throughout the U.S. Nationally, 168 kids were recovered in the sting; five children and 42 adults were recovered in Arizona–all were being […]

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