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Honors group strives to make a difference

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. […]

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 […]

Helping Hands

Helping Hands

Photo by Kris Cartwright Helping others is just one of many holiday season themes. Friends and area residents gathered at the Kirt and Susan Hamm residence to collect unwrapped toys, at the same time enjoying each other’s company, light snacks and holiday cheer. Guests included, from left, Nan Hamlin, Julie Mitchell, Heather Woody, Susan Hamm, […]

Kid Power

Kid Power

Photo by Chelsea Martin Resource students from Kyrene del Sureño Elementary School presented their semester project to a welcoming, supportive crowd, including the students’ families, a contingent of fellow students and special guests, including district superintendent Dr. David Schauer; principal Dr. Marianne Lescher, who developed the project; and district science coordinator Monica Crowder. The students’ […]

Employment remains biggest challenge for rehab non-profit

Employment remains biggest challenge for rehab non-profit

      Story by Chelsea Martin Opportunity should not exist merely to engage the capable body but extend to all in a community, including those who require assistance for special needs. And, although helping others isn’t a priority for all, for others it’s a way of life. Combine determination and a passion to achieve that […]

Hospitals embrace latest crop of ‘Volunteens’

Hospitals embrace latest crop of ‘Volunteens’

Every summer, around 150 high school age students faithfully spend at least four hours a week volunteering at either Chandler Regional or Mercy Gilbert Medical Center as part of the hospitals’ Volunteen program. Some, like Lindsey Chew and Claire Mahaffy, both 17, are motivated to volunteer by their desire to work in the medical field […]