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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]