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An ‘Ultimate’ challenge

An ‘Ultimate’ challenge

It was, in a word, the “Ultimate” opportunity for 300-plus kids in area-wide Kyrene schools to compete in a sport that requires no more than a quick wrist and an agile step. It was the annual Ultimate challenge — spinning a round, plastic disc once universally referred to (like Kleenex and Jello) by its best-known […]

For Baby Jackson: A homerun against insurmountable odds

For Baby Jackson: A homerun against insurmountable odds

By Joyce Coronel Andy and Elyse Lane had barely moved into their south Tempe home when they discovered they were expecting a baby. Fourteen weeks into the pregnancy, they learned Elyse was carrying a boy. Andy, a former Major League coach for the Chicago Cubs, and Elyse, an occupational therapist, shared the happy news with […]

Marcos students do a good turn

Marcos students do a good turn

By Diana Whittle The Empty Bowls project in Tempe is more than just a fundraising endeavor to benefit needy families: it’s also a chance for the whole community to come together in service, including youthful artists from local schools. Particularly committed are members of Jasen Evoy’s ceramics class at Marcos de Niza high school, who […]

Red vs. Blue: one more super game to remember

Red vs. Blue: one more super game to remember

It was Bowl Game XIV for Tempe public safety. Competitors from the city’s Police and Fire Medical Rescue departments battled for football glory and bragging rights at the two teams’ 14th annual flag football game at Tempe High School. While admission was free, donations to the city’s Public Safety Memorial Fund proved that those on […]

Some ‘oldies’ your sweetheart will love on that special day

Some ‘oldies’ your sweetheart will love on that special day

Compilation by M.V. Moorhead Once again Valentine’s Day is upon us, and once again I’m going to take it upon myself to make a few suggestions for romantic silverscreen choices. But what is Valentine’s Day if not a day for sentiment? And what’s more sentimental than an anniversary? Here, therefore, are three love stories enjoying […]

Homeschooling to be focus of Tempe library workshop

Homeschooling to be focus of Tempe library workshop

By Joyce Coronel Kris Hansen has a master’s degree in biology and teaches online courses through Mesa Community College, but she’s also got a more an unconventional teaching gig. The mother of five teaches chemistry, natural science and biology to children, all from a friend’s spacious kitchen. The endeavor is part of the homeschooling movement, […]

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