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‘Orangemen’ peel a slice of inspiration from Blue Man Group

M.V. Moorhead Photo by Billy Hardiman Orange is the new Blue. At least it is at Corona del Sol. The Percussion Ensemble from the high school’s powerhouse music department has decided, in recent performances, to style themselves after Blue Man Group, the popular percussion/pantomime theatrical troupe. But, this being Corona del Sol, Blue won’t do—the […]

Tempe’s Chief Ryff honored for efforts promoting diversity

Tempe Chief of Police Tom Ryff has been selected to receive a Friend of NOBLE Award from the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. The award recognizes leaders who have demonstrated service as highly competent public servants at the forefront of providing solutions for law enforcement issues and concerns in the community. Emphasis is […]

Trauma 1 ER services due for launch at Chandler Regional

By Katie Curtis It likely will come and go as an uneventful day for most southeast Valley residents. But for some it could be a day their life or that of a loved one is saved. At midnight Monday, March 24, the Emergency Department at Chandler Regional Medical Center will officially be able to receive […]

Search under way for relics of bygone eras

by Chase Kamp If one could put Tempe on a turntable and drop the needle, the sound would contain the charge of ‘90s alternative rock, the bombast of big band jazz and the rugged croon of country. Tempe History Museum is seeking submissions for a November retrospective on local music called “The Tempe Sound,” hoping […]

TCH exec named top chamber vol

Dawn Hocking has been named Volunteer of the Year by the Tempe Chamber of Commerce. The recognition was announced at the chamber’s 17th annual Breakfast for Chamber Champions held at Embassy Suites Tempe. “This award is given to someone who has gone above and beyond to help make the Tempe Chamber and its programs a […]

Kyrene de la Brisas rolls out its 30th annual heart-warming production

Photo by Nicole Burt This year marks the 30th production in 20 years for the Kyrene de la Brisas Gecko players, who have provided years of heart-warming productions. Seventy-five students in the program, ranging from kindergarten to fifth grade, recently performed their annual drama show, “Into the Woods” about a fractured fairy tale. The production […]

Stay cool and get fit during warm months at the local YMCA

Photo by Billy Hardiman Spring has sprung, meaning that it’s time to dust off those exercise routines that just might have fallen dormant during the Valley’s cooler season (apologies to our neighbors in the East and Midwest). A perfect venue for the annual reblossoming of our resolve to get into shape is the Tempe YMCA, […]

Area woman joins MDA march for a cure

By Chelsea Martin Lending a helping hand is what humanity exists and thrives upon. There are countless individuals donating their time to creating a better world for future generations. Muscular Dystrophy Association is just one of the many non-profit organizations fighting for a cure and a better tomorrow through endless awareness, fundraising and research. Twenty […]

2014 Ostrich Festival

Photo by Billy Hardiman We’re not sticking our necks out when we recommend the Chandler Chamber’s 2014 Ostrich Festival, coming to Tumbleweed Park Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 7-9. The event is previewed each year with a parade through the city’s downtown, featuring local color and, of course, lots of kids. Visitors to the festival, […]

California drought: Different story, same result

Story By Chase Kamp When I hit the road last year, looking forward to settling into my new home in Oakland, I was ready to face the challenges of a new state. Nothing suggested those would include a state of emergency. I had managed to roll into Los Angeles late in the afternoon, beating the […]

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