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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

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 […]

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 […]

Old Bisbee cuisine:a fave lunch spot closer to home

One day Hercules got in a fight with the river god Achelous, and tore off one of his horns. According to Ovid, the river spirits gave the appendage to the goddess Abundantia, and it became the Cornucopia, or Horn of Plenty, endlessly showering out goodies upon lucky mortals. Who would have guessed this handy item […]

City of Chandler Thanksgiving schedule

Thanksgiving Day & Holiday Weekend Service Schedule for Chandler CHANDLER, Ariz. – City of Chandler service closures for Thanksgiving Day and the day after, November 22-23, are as follows: City administrative offices will be closed both days. No recycling or trash collection on Thanksgiving Day. If your regular collection day is Thursday, place your container […]

Tempe is the place to be this holiday season

Glittering holiday parade Enjoy the beauty of the season amid the lights of the Mill Avenue District at the 2012 Fantasy of Lights Opening Night Parade. More than 50,000 people are expected to attend this free annual event, which starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24. The parade steps off at Third Street and […]

Care 7 Crisis Response Team gets a helping hand

More angels on the street mean more support for Tempe families in crisis. Whether it’s domestic violence, a homicide or simply a child who refuses to go to school, the city of Tempe has developed a quick and effective network of services to assist citizens who don’t know where to turn for help. In July, […]

A full stomach is best gift of all

The holiday season is just around the corner, and across the east Valley shoppers are already thinking about what to purchase for the many people on their gift lists. Instead of spending hours searching for the latest toy or electronic device that might get used for a few hours before getting lost in the shuffle, […]

Now 70 pounds lighter, mom has new view of life

Around 7 a.m. this Sunday, Amy Crockett of The Lakes plans to hit the start line for the 3TV Phoenix 10K and Half Marathon. Funny thing is, she’s already won. Motivated to make a life change after last year’s event, she decided to get control of her health. She will run this year’s event 70 […]

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