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Chandler Regional among those unaffected by scarcity of primary-care docs

Chandler Regional among those unaffected by scarcity of primary-care docs

By Diana Whittle A doom-and-gloom prediction describing an increasingly worrisome doctor shortage across the country is not proving true in the Valley. The report of a possible scarcity, by a websitebased research organization, was countered by Dignity Health Arizona, which operates Chandler Regional Medical Center, along with Mercy Gilbert, St. Joseph’s and Barrow Neurological Institute […]

City’s new PR guru no stranger to Chandler or his chosen profession

City’s new PR guru no stranger to Chandler or his chosen profession

By Diana Whittle The city of Chandler has announced that Matt Burdick is its new communications and public affairs director. Burdick assumes the high-profile position from Nachie Marquez, who recently was promoted to serve as the city’s assistant city manager. Burdick’s broad-ranging responsibilities will include directing communications for all city departments, along with video production, […]

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

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 […]

It’s pure family fun

It’s pure family fun

“Movies in The Park” is a chance for kids to see some of their Disney favorites. Showing this month at Tempe History Museum are The Black Caldron (Saturday, Aug. 16) and The Little Mermaid (Saturday, Aug. 23). The free program starts at 1 p.m. and is sponsored by the Tempe Public Library and Whole Foods […]

Kilt-clad fundraisers boost coffers of heroes charity

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

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

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 […]

Free Online courses now available at Sunset library branch

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 […]

Pickle-icious

Pickle-icious

Hey, parents: If the Valley’s rising temps and absence of a school routine has made your kids fickle to getting some exercise, no need to worry: Pickleball is here. It’s a tasty pastime, but don’t confuse it with the common deli treat of a similar name. The uniquely named sport combines the skills of badminton, […]

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

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 […]