A little over a month ago I was driving east along Rio Salado Parkway in Tempe, a little too fast. I hadn’t realized I was going too fast, but a nice young Tempe police officer went to the trouble to point it out to me, even though this meant following me on his motorcycle, using the flashing lights mounted on the vehicle to get my attention, and then, when I pulled over to the side of the road, dismounting and coming up to the side of my truck.
Dressed in fatigues and sporting backpacks, members of the Arizona Army National Guard’s 123 Mobile Public Affairs Detachment were finally headed for home. It was a recent Saturday morning, and they were mostly exhausted from the long journey.
As summer break comes to a close, many students may be savoring one last getaway trip. Not Prateek Pinisetti, who soon will begin his sophomore year at the charter school he attends in Chandler.
Chandler’s always-popular Nozomi Aquatic Center proves a perfect attraction, not only for area kids but for Wrangler News photographer Billy Hardiman, who ventured out one recent morning to capture the antics and faces of an unsurprising throng of young water-buddies.
Girls kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to learn more about the Girl Scouts at an informational meeting 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 22.
It may be hard to believe in the blistering heat of July, but the start of the school year isn’t far off. And for some of our area’s littlest citizens, it will be the start of their school careers.
Michael and Karley Piercy dreamed of owning a home but figured it was out of their reach.
To many, diversity training is a loaded phrase. Oftentimes diversity training and workshops about bias and privilege are seen as preachy, or sometimes vindictive.
Whether soaring from the uneven bars, twirling across a balance beam or executing dizzying flips, Amanda Borden knows that gymnastics is a sport that captivates.
Local residents who lack enough cash for a down payment, but have a good credit score and stable income, may find the key to homeownership through the new Home Plus loan program.