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Apartment fears not based on current zoning map for Corona/So. Tempe Character Area, notes planner

Apartment fears not based on current zoning map for Corona/So. Tempe Character Area, notes planner

Editor’s note: Nancy Ryan, project management coordinator overseeing the development of Tempe’s Character Area Plan, has issued a response to residents opposing what they feared could be the possibility of apartments being built in their area. Her comments follow. We recently received emails from residents of the Corona/South Tempe Character Area voicing their opposition to […]

South Tempe prof uses $1 million grant to dig deep into Earth’s history

Among the nation’s premier biogeochemistry scientists, including the many to whom recognition would propel vital future research, only a handful ever make the grade. In recent weeks, south Tempe resident and ASU professor Ariel Anbar joined the elite few to have received a five-year, $1 million grant that accompanies the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute […]

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 […]