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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.

So. Tempe homes hit by daytime burglaries

Tempe police are on the lookout for suspects in at least three residential burglaries and one attempted breakin that occurred recently in an area bounded by Elliot and Warner roads, Rural Road and River Parkway. All were committed on Saturdays between 6 and 10 p.m., with entry being made in each case through the rear […]

A guide to some of our area’s Easter services

Arizona Community Church—Good Friday: March 29, 7:00 p.m. Communion Service; Saturday: March 30, 10:00 a.m. “Egg”Stravaganza egg hunt; Easter: Sunday, March 31, 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Traditional Services, full orchestra and choir, 11:15 a.m. Contemporary Service. Child care at all services. 9325 S. Rural Rd., Tempe 85284. 480-491-2210, www.azcc.org   Mountain View Lutheran Church—Maundy […]

Bye-bye wi-fi

Steve Schmidt has been cheerfully getting his south Tempe neighbors caffeinated for almost nine years at Steve’s Espresso café, where he serves up bold French press coffee, loose-leaf teas and an array of baked delectables prepared in-house. When it comes to wi-fi though, Schmidt does not mince words. Simply stated, he refuses to be the […]

Gowns come out of the closet to give needy girls their night as “Cinderella”

Prom season is just around the corner, and around the east Valley teenage girls are already starting to think about which style of dress they want to wear for the big night. For some girls, though, the dream of buying a prom dress is out of reach financially. As anyone who has ever purchased one […]

SRP to hold public meeting on new high-voltage lines for Tempe, Chandler

SRP is again seeking the public’s views on a proposed expansion of high-voltage electric lines, this time along the Price Road corridor in west Chandler and south Tempe. A series of meetings has been scheduled starting Tuesday, Jan. 29, to hear the views of area residents on the project, which SRP says is needed to […]

Ms. Senior AZ credits ‘sense of humor’ with ability to stay young

She’s smart, she’s funny and she just represented Arizona in the National Ms. Senior America Pageant in Atlantic City, N.J. Pat Thielen-Warren, crowned Ms. Senior Arizona last March, didn’t bring home the national title, but she reports she had a terrific time meeting the 50 other contestants who are 60 years of age and older. […]

Parenting-after-divorce issues studied in ASU research project

Arizona State University researchers have developed a parenting-after-divorce program that has been found to substantially reduce behavior problems, mental health disorders and substance abuse among children whose parents have divorced. They are now offering the program free to divorced or separated parents. The program is available in several counties in Arizona, with 147 parents in […]

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