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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, […]

Tempe series offers aspiring writers a voice

Tempe series offers aspiring writers a voice

The next J.K. Rowling or Stephen King could be discovered at the Tempe Public Library. In fact, the library could be their first publisher. Tempe Public Library and Arizona State University have teamed up to encourage local writers and give them voices. The library offers a variety of programs designed to polish writing skills and […]

Thanks for the memories…

Thanks for the memories…

Newcomers and oldtimers alike got a chance to share memories of their Kyrene schooldays at an alumni mixer at the Main Event entertainment venue. Festivities were preceded by a request to former students to provide an update of their lives post-Kyrene. Said Kyrene spokeswoman Rosalie Hirano: ‘We’d like to track their successes, both academically and […]

Dancing her way to a dream

Dancing her way to a dream

Story by Michelle Hirsch Photos by Billy Hardiman “A year ago I was petrified going into this—starting a new business and not having any idea whether it would work or not, or whether I would lose my shirt in the process,” recalls Mary Wall. “I anticipated huge losses the first year, and that didn’t happen.”) […]

Discovering their super powers

Discovering their super powers

On a recent Saturday, the downstairs of the Tempe Public Library looked like it was packed not only with readers but with characters from the shelves. Superheroes, aliens, sword-wielding warriors and zombie hunters prowled the , seeing and being seen. The occasion was not some interdimensional warp which deposited dozens of denizens of comics and […]

Being on time for class helps build good habits for future

Being on time for class helps build good habits for future

By Michelle Hirsch “I’m late, I’m late—for a very important date. No time to say hello, goodbye. I’m late; I’m late; I’m late!” exclaims White Rabbit in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Apparently there are numerous “White Rabbits” running around town. One survey showed that 15 percent of people in the U.S. are consistently late to […]

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