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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 […]

Is a memorable pie crust in your future? Find out here

Is a memorable pie crust in your future? Find out here

Not long ago, a friend and I had dinner at Duane’s Prime Steaks and Seafood, at the Mission Inn in Riverside, Calif. Duane’s is a terrific old-school steakhouse, a place where you can get (and we did) Oysters Rockefeller, lobster mashed potatoes, and steak with béarnaise and bordelaise sauces. If you want a special evening […]

Overdue-book amnesty for giving food to needy

Feed the hungry and pay Tempe library fines without taking a dollar out of your wallet. Just open your pantry and bring what you can. From now through Dec. 31, for every item of non-perishable food patrons bring to the Tempe Public Library, the city of Tempe will take a dollar off the tab for […]

Free care brings smiles — and hope — to kids

Free care brings smiles — and hope — to kids

As October wound down, so did one of the busiest times of the year for a west Chandler dentist and his colleagues. Not from the usual rush of patients but for a humanitarian trip that has become an annual ritual for the group. Dr. R. Kris Putrasahan, along with a couple of other Valley dentists […]

Who’s Your Neighbor?

“Who’s Your Neighbor?”   A Brown Bag Lecture Series on Cultural Awareness “Exploring the Mormon Faith” Speaker: Elder David LeSueur   Wednesday, December 5th – noon to 1:00 p.m. Tempe Council Chambers, 31 E. Fifth Street, Tempe     TEMPE, Ariz. – The City of Tempe Diversity Office is offering a program entitled, “Who’s Your […]

Firefighters’ toy drive Saturday, Dec. 8

Chandler firefighters will be bringing back their annual holiday toy drive again this year in a community-wide effort to provide thousands of disadvantaged children with a happier holiday. Anyone who donates a new, unwrapped toy (fire officials have requested nothing battery operated) any time from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, will receive a […]

Tips to reduce your fire risk over holidays

The holidays are just around the corner, and with those chilly days comes the ritual of getting that space heater out of storage and installing the fireplace tools back on the hearth. But recognizing the dangers of these heat sources shouldn’t be overlooked, and local fire departments say Tempe and Chandler residents should pay attention […]

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