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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

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

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 […]

Councilman’s forums offer a homey venue for chats: his own back yard

Tempe City Councilmember Kolby Granville is planning a pair of kickoff public forums—which he refers to as “community conversations”—in what some might consider a rather unpublic kind of place: his home. The first of these open-to-all meet-and-greet sessions—noon to 2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m.—are planned Saturday, May 18, at Granville’s Tempe home, 2516 S. Jentilly […]

Wet & Wild

It’s often 112 degrees here in the Valley. For years after I first got to town, I’d spend much of the day working outside, reflecting that the cliché was true—it really is a dry heat. By the time I’d collapse on my couch, I’d feel as dried out as a clay pot, as a pot […]

Zoning changes could relax rules for some neighborhoods

Fresh eggs for breakfast? A newly plucked chicken for dinner? Who wouldn’t love that? One small problem: If you live in Chandler, zoning regulations rule out the idea of residents raising farmyard fowl in their back yards. That may be about to change, at least in some neighborhoods. The city is considering an amendment to […]

Nominations open for companies that help Chandler build better community

Businesses and individuals who have made significant contributions to their community will be honored again this year at an annual awards dinner sponsored by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce. Awards nominations are due by 5 p.m. Friday, April 19. Winners will be honored at a dinner Thursday, May 30. Each year, the community gets a […]

Grant to fund new residency program for young Latino audiences

Childsplay, a Tempe-based nonprofit theater company of professional, adult artists who perform for and teach young audiences and their families, has received a $155,000 grant to plan and implement a residency program to create programs for young audiences a vital part of Latino families’ cultural experience. The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, which announced the funding […]

Correction: Boy Scout Open House

The Boy Scout open house is scheduled for Tuesday March 26th at 7 PM not 2 PM.

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