News Briefs

Why buying insurance online may not be best choice for all

A recent cover story in the business section of the New York Times suggests that Internet purchasing has come crashing down on yet another industry: auto insurance. The article points out that other types of consumer policies, namely those purchased by homeowners and small-business entrepreneurs, are likewise undergoing a switch to online. The news comes […]

Follow-up: Drawing the line: Our readers respond

In our last issue we told of rejecting an ad that we felt our readers would consider inappropriate, and asked for feedback on our decision. The focal point of the ad for Arizona-grown produce was the backside of a squash, deftly designed to resemble a human posterior. The artwork was suggestive but not in itself […]

Sequel to father-son bonding story ready for release

Sequel to father-son bonding story ready for release

    Author tells how he reconstructed a broken relationship By Chelsea Martin What defines a true bond? How does one achieve a genuine connection with another, specifically one’s own kin? Tempe resident and author Dr. Preston H. Long taps into the workings of his own discovery and success of bonding through his first book, […]

Calling all ‘Lucky Dogs’

Calling all ‘Lucky Dogs’

Throughout July, “lucky dog” is the call to action at Lucky Break. Owners of the popular restaurant and brew house at McClintock and Baseline in Tempe will donate proceeds from the sale of Lagunitas Brewing Co. craft beer, as well as from hot dog purchases, to Lucky Dog Rescue, an all-volunteer, non profit animal rescue […]

Nationwide acclaim for Tempe group’s efforts to reduce underage drinking

Nationwide acclaim for Tempe group’s efforts to reduce underage drinking

By Diana Whittle The Tempe Coalition recently gained national recognition for its work targeted at reducing underage drinking and drug abuse. The coalition, a partnership between the city of Tempe and Tempe Community Council, received a national Milestones Award from the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, which is the premiere national membership organization for those […]

Some dads tell about life. This one told about dreams.

Some dads tell about life. This one told about dreams.

Editor’s note: Tempe resident Guido Scarton, a retired high school teacher, football coach and inductee in the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, authored these recollections of his dad. We thought the timing was perfect for this issue of Wrangler News. His name was Jim. He was born May 12, 1902 in Dagus Mines, a small […]

New assistant chief at Chandler PD

Bruce Ciolli, a commander with the Scottsdale Police Department, has been named Chandler’s new assistant police chief, replacing Dave Lind who retired in January. He will begin his new post in June. Ciolli’s duties will include helping to oversee management of the Desert Breeze police substation in west Chandler. Ciolli has worked with Scottsdale PD […]

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. […]

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