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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. […]

All Smiles for young blind student

Despite being 7,700 miles and 11-plus hours apart, Tempe residents Denise Rentschler and Kate Baldanza forged a bond that helped bring happiness to a blind 9-year-old and hope to dozens of other disabled kids. The pair’s long-distance collaboration netted almost $7,000 in donations to Team Asa, a non profit focused on helping special-needs kids. Rentschler […]

Marcos music program plays their way into the NEMC nationwide contest

 Skills learned on the playing field can build more than just athletic prowess. They can lay a foundation for teamwork, for tenacity, for the ability to confront life’s challenges head on. And while the route may be less strenuous, the roadmap to a successful, rewarding adulthood lies within the reach of many young people who […]

Sunset Library to host recap

The Valley music scene that served as an incubator for the successful careers of a number of singers, songwriters, musicians and producers in the 1950s and ‘60s is the topic of the next Our Stories guest-speaker presentation Saturday, April 12, at west Chandler’s Sunset branch library. The free event will feature Arizona’s unofficial music historian […]

Nosh fare widens area’s options for delightfully creative cuisine

By M.V. Moorhead As a rule, one doesn’t get to eat both a Scotch egg and wild boar in the same weekend. Or, at least, I don’t get to. But I did last week, courtesy of multiple visits to Nosh Arizona, a chic, dimly lighted little gourmet eatery and wine bar in the Albertson’s plaza […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Tempe Cares volunteers will make critical fixes at LoPiano Habitat

Story by Sally Mesarosh In 1993, volunteers from 26 Tempe schools constructed the Lo Piano Bosque Habitat, a 13-acre site named after former Tempe Mayor William LoPiano, a supporter of environmental issues. Located just north of the 202 freeway between College and Mill avenues, the site is used for student education and recreational pursuits. Twenty-one […]

Tekkies to get a double jolt of fun at combined Geeks’ Night Out, Geek Week coming to Tempe

Robots, Wonder Woman, solar energy and Tempe school-science experiments all come together in one funky ball of kinetic energy for Geeks’ Night Out and Geek Week, presented by the Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiative. The city of Tempe and Downtown Tempe Community are blending science, technology and fun to celebrate the Arizona SciTech Festival. It’s no […]

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