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Honors group strives to make a difference

By Chelsea Martin           Jayelee Dorris, left, with SOL Buddies officers Laura Rodriguez, Hannah Allen, Tyler Thompson, Julia Maisel, Bridget Manning and Erin Wochner. When you believe you can make a difference, you will. Whether it takes a day, a month, a year or longer, positive change can occur, even in […]

Walking: As vital to your dog as it is to you

By Don Kirkland Rain or shine, young or old, Bowser needs exercise. And even though he doesn’t speak our language, he has no trouble letting us know when it’s time for his daily walk. After all, there are only three priorities in Bowser’s life. “Unlike people, a dog doesn’t look forward to sitting down and […]

Abandoned pets get new hope with ‘Lost our Home’ initiative

Tempe police and courts employees have partnered with Tempe schools and the Tempe non-profit animal shelter Lost Our Home to generate nearly 10,000 pounds of food for abandoned or vulnerable animals. Lost Our Home founder and executive director Jodi Polanski said the program was launched after it was learned that police officers who respond to […]

MCC promotes civic engagement

By Sally Mesarosh Mesa Community College student Amanda Fahy believes there’s more to a college education than just academics. This past semester she took time from her studies to volunteer at Care Partnership, a nonprofit that helps nearly 20,000 people every year. Fahy helped out in the organization’s after-school program by assisting with homework and […]

Young Einsteins

Photo courtesy Jim Frazey A team from Aprende Middle School participated in an ASU East science fair sponsored by Fiesta Bowl, Honeywell, US Airways and others. The team of four seventh graders placed first out of 64 teams and was due to be among six out of more than180 groups competing Feb. 22 at Arizona […]

How a pair of Arizona transplants plunged into Bay Area’s housing fray

By Chase Kamp As a new resident to the Bay Area, it’s still a strange thrill to see the Twitter headquarters on Market Street, or to know that my Words with Friends tiles are bouncing around inside the Zynga building off the I-80. However, the booming tech industry has changed the face of San Francisco. […]

Students’ book drive aims to promote literacy in Spanish-speaking countries

By Hayley Gorman One book can change the life of a child. In Latin American countries there aren’t nearly enough children’s books. McClintock High School is helping promote literacy in such countries by collecting money for a non profit charity, Books for a Better World. “Our goal is to promote literacy by distributing books,” President […]

General Plan 2040 envisions how Tempe might look 25-plus years from today

By Chelsea Martin A new breath of life is generating renewed enthusiasm for Tempe’s future, thanks to a recently adopted general plan that creates a planning roadmap through 2040. Nancy Ryan, project management coordinator for Tempe’s General Plan 2040, unveiled the plan at a recent Tempe Chamber event, thoroughly describing its vision for the city. […]

‘Giddy Up, Give Back’ launches busy year for humanitarian group

By Don Kirkland Their successes may not always be Page One fodder but what they accomplish for people in need has made news for years. They make up the roster of East Valley Women’s League, whose 55 active and 28 life members devote thousands of hours to such lofty enterprises as Cinderella Affair, Children’s Cancer […]

Excitement revving for church’s 16th Motor Sports Day

By M.V. Moorhead Earlier this month a sinkhole of rather Biblical proportions opened in the floor of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., and swallowed up eight cars. Not to worry, though. The folks at Arizona Community Church aren’t concerned that a dark cloud is hanging over all displays of classic motor vehicles […]

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