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Dad’s rare qualities create a lifelong roadmap to success

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!

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

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

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 […]

Kassel succeeds Trick as Tempe Woman of the Year

Kassel succeeds Trick as Tempe Woman of the Year

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce has named Kristine Kassel as its 2013 Business Woman of the Year. She was honored at the 18th Annual Women in Business Conference on May 22 at the Fiesta Resort Conference Center. Kassel is the owner of Benefits by Design, Inc., an insurance brokerage company in Tempe that represents several […]

S. Tempe medical marijuana dispensary opens

S. Tempe medical marijuana dispensary opens

Medical marijuana has arrived in south Tempe- but if you’re thinking about going in, you might want to brush up on your safe-cracking skills. Harvest of Tempe, said to be the first such dispensary in the area, has incorporated what appear to be state-of-the-art security measures, including digital cameras and thick plate-glass windows that keep […]

W. Chandler fire station will host May 18 open house

West Chandler residents can become more familiar with the people and services of their local fire department—and at the same time better prepare themselves for emergencies—at a free open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18. The event, part of Chandler Fire’s ongoing efforts to educate residents about its services, will be […]