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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 […]

Employees see campaign as their way to ‘make smiles’

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 […]

HOOPIN’ IT UP

HOOPIN’ IT UP

Kids at the Tempe Public Library gave new life to a ’50s pastime with a modern-day spin on the classic Hula Hoop. The youngsters were part of the library’s summer reading program, which extends the boundaries of conventional reading to some hands-on fun. On this day, four members of the Valley-based Heady Hoop Tribe performed […]

Monsoon runoff advisory

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, […]