Category archives for: Neighborhood

Hands up!

Photos by Billy Hardiman Chandler PD played host to young members of Police Explorer Posts around the country, providing hands-on experience in what the teens’ real-life law enforcement counterparts face every day in the field. Participants learned about hostage negotiations, use of firearms, building searches and other team and individual events, part of a daylong […]

Around Town: Holiday decorations in full effect

Photos by Billy Hardiman The holiday season was evident everywhere Wrangler News looked. To all, the profusion of lights and their message of good will seemed to say Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.

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

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’ […]

Revving up the future

Story By Chelsea Martin Photo by Billy Hardiman In today’s society, there are many who express concerns about global warming and the up-and-down cost of gasoline. Not only are individual consumers catching on to the electric-car buzz, but major companies are finding themselves embracing the concept of green, environmentally friendly vehicles. Although Salt River Project […]

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’

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 […]

With an eye to easy summer eating, warm up to potato salad

Editor’s note: Our longtime food writer may be gone, but she’s not forgotten by the many readers who looked forward to her regular musings on all things edible. So here’s another column out of our Discerning Diner collection. The timing, you’ll note, is as good as it gets. Summer weekends are upon us, and to […]

Tempe changing bulk, green waste collection schedules starting July 1

Tempe is changing the way it collects bulk and green waste in order to increase efficiency and sustainability. Starting in July, the city will move from monthly collection of uncontained waste to every other month, with four collections for green waste and two for mixed waste (bulky items and brush). According to Tempe officials, the […]

Dad’s rare qualities create a lifelong roadmap to success

Father’s Day is a time to celebrate those who embraced their roles in the essential development of their children, offering love, care and acceptance, along with a bond that often is unparalleled. A father’s role is looked upon as the sturdy foundation that preserves a family. Sometimes days pass without spoken words of appreciation for […]

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