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Kids partner to aid homeless, helpless pets

Kids partner to aid homeless, helpless pets

By Chelsea Martin In order to pursue a better tomorrow in our communities, educators say, there must be increased focus on educating the eager, resilient children of today. That’s the philosophy of Scales Technology Academy, which is partnering with a new community-based program of graduate students at ASU aimed at just that goal. A group […]

Easter bunny comes to town!

Easter bunny comes to town!

For the families who turned out for our first-ever Wrangler News Easter Egg Hunt, the message was clear: When the local newspaper gets behind what’s going on in the neighborhood, people respond. There’s nothing new about this theory, but it’s nonetheless reassuring to know that community newspapers are still a big part of our lives, […]

A wish come true for girls lacking prom dresses

By Diana Whittle Donate a new or gently used dress by Friday, April 25, and you’ll help volunteers with the Kyrene Foundation outfit an eighth-grade girl in style for her promotion ceremony—and make a “wish come true.” This marks the fourth year for the Wish Come True dress drive, which invites a select group of […]

Duke’s: Where family memories are made

By M.V. Moorhead “Honestly, we wanted someplace where all three of us would want to go.” Within that encapsulated bit of history from Jaime Ponder, one of the three founders of Duke’s Tavern, lies the gastronomic raison de e’tre of the owners’ foray into opening one of the east Valley’s newest—and potentially most appealing—dining destinations. […]

Underage drinking, drug use targeted by 3-city coalition

Alcohol awareness month winds down in less than two weeks, and with prom and graduation season rapidly approaching, a group of east Valley organizations is partnering to reduce underage drinking and youth drug use. Tempe Coalition, Chandler Coalition on Youth Substance Abuse and Mesa Prevention Alliance have joined efforts to tackle substance abuse, particularly from […]

No-kill animal shelter opens in So. Tempe

Lost Our Home Pet Foundation, the Valley’s only no-kill animal shelter dedicated to the rescue of dogs and cats found in abandoned and foreclosed homes, will hold grand opening ceremonies for a new, larger facility at 2323 S. Hardy Drive, Tempe, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 5. The celebration is sponsored by Valley […]

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