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Mom, CEO, activist, now Valley Metro chairwoman, has little time to think about lack of sleep

By Diana Whittle As a mother of a month-old baby girl, Chandler Councilmember Trinity Donovan has reason to be tired, and does, frankly, admit to a lack of sleep. Then add her duties as an elected official since 2006; her full-time position as the Chief Executive Officer of the nonprofit Chandler Christian Center; and her […]

Employees see campaign as their way to ‘make smiles’

Story by Chelsea Martin Photo by Billy Hardiman Dairy Queen has been built on its founders’ desire to serve as a community gathering spot, reciprocating for the continuous support the franchise has received since its inception. In order to give back for all of the overwhelming community support, Dairy Queen has maintained a partnership with […]

Monsoon runoff advisory

Monsoon season is fast approaching, and that means lots of stormwater runoff entering the city storm drain system from impervious surfaces such as concrete driveways, sidewalks, streets, parking lots and rooftops. Unlike the water from sinks, showers and toilets, stormwater flows untreated into storm drains that lead to nearby retention basins, greenbelts, parks, golf courses, […]

Brotherly love inspires praise for family food-drink venue

Seann William Scott may not be camping out in the parking lot of the new Watershed family restaurant and bar in south Tempe, but don’t be surprised if he happens to pop in one day. The star of such films as American Pie, Role Models, Rundown, Goon and, most recently, Hello, I Must be Going […]

Changes in health-inspection policies win restaurateur’s nod

By Chelsea Martin Area restaurant owners are voicing positive feedback to newly adopted updates to restaurant inspection rules that have been in the works since 2011. The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has revamped the inspection programs to include what county officials say is a more consistent, efficient and consumerfriendly process. The 20 recommendations provided […]

Horizon Honors high school picks West Chandler girl as valedictorian

By Chelsea Martin West Chandler resident and Horizon Community Learning Center senior Manu Kondapi says she never thought twice about getting involved in her school or her community. She did both, and between participating in countless school programs and dedicating herself to volunteering around the community, school officials say Kondapi was the perfect pick for […]

Congratulations to Corona del Sol Class of 2014

New Corona del Sol  graduates celebrate their special night. View entire photo gallery of the night on our Facebook page: facebook.com/WranglerNews Photos by Billy Hardiman  

Top athletes ink Letters of Intent

Corona athletes showed off Letters of Intent from their colleges of choice at a ceremony May 14. Recipients included, from left, front, Sava Gulstad, Nathan Rodriguez, Grant Fishburn, Grace Ashu, Sarah Holditch, Tevin Mayfield; back, George Wright, Jarrett Givens, Ryan Normand, Andrew Truswell, Matt Eckles, Nicholas Creasman. Recipients of college scholarships competed on the basis […]

Sol Buddies pitch in to expand opportunities for special needs kids

Story & photo by Chelsea Martin In an ongoing effort to promote awareness of those with special needs, the Corona del Sol High School girls softball team has taken a special group under its wing. Their idea: to expand the team to members of the Sol Buddies group, which comprises students with special needs. The […]

Kyrene receptionist faces rough road helping her stepdaughter fight potentially life-ending disease

By Diana Whittle Central to Haley DeLucia’s young life is her treatment—a seemingly never-ending process to battle the cystic fibrosis that is relentless in its attack on her body. But at 13 years old, it’s all she has ever known. Diagnosed as an infant with the life-threatening genetic disorder that most critically affects the lungs […]

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