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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,   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 […]

Still time to share ideas online as city starts work on its 2013 budget

Chandler’s Budget Office is conducting an online survey of residents to help develop the City’s budgetary priorities for the upcoming 2013-2014 fiscal year (which starts July 1, 2013). The survey is online at and can be submitted through January 15, 2013. The survey results will be presented to Mayor Jay Tibshraeny and the members […]

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

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 […]

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