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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 […]

Welcome home!

Smiles were everywhere as the city of Tempe and Habitat for Humanity offered a long awaited first look at two new homes constructed with the combined efforts of Ramsey Social Justice Foundation, SRP and East Valley Catholic Coalition. Church volunteers, college students and local business people worked for months to build the homes, part of […]

Prominent Valley entrepreneur to keynote annual event

Business owners will get a chance to meet and greet one of the Valley’s most successful entrepreneurs when the Tempe Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual luncheon on Friday, June 28. Keynote speaker for the event is Steven Mihaylo, founder of Inter-Tel and the guiding light for some of Arizona’s most recognized accomplishments for more […]

Community Action Agency campaign targets Tempe’s homeless

For Patrick Winters, working with the homeless is more than a job. It’s a calling. “I’ve worked with the homeless population for seven years now, and I just love it,” he said. “It’s a passion of mine.” Winters, who has worked as a case manager since 2010 at the Tempe Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program […]

New city manager gains perspective from hometown roots

When he was asked in January to serve as interim city manager, Andrew Ching didn’t expect to hold the job permanently. Yet, the Tempe City Council quickly decided that they liked his performance and he agreed to officially continue in the role. On April 18, in a unanimous vote, the mayor and council appointed him […]

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