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Trauma 1 ER services due for launch at Chandler Regional

By Katie Curtis It likely will come and go as an uneventful day for most southeast Valley residents. But for some it could be a day their life or that of a loved one is saved. At midnight Monday, March 24, the Emergency Department at Chandler Regional Medical Center will officially be able to receive […]

Search under way for relics of bygone eras

by Chase Kamp If one could put Tempe on a turntable and drop the needle, the sound would contain the charge of ‘90s alternative rock, the bombast of big band jazz and the rugged croon of country. Tempe History Museum is seeking submissions for a November retrospective on local music called “The Tempe Sound,” hoping […]

Kyrene de la Brisas rolls out its 30th annual heart-warming production

Photo by Nicole Burt This year marks the 30th production in 20 years for the Kyrene de la Brisas Gecko players, who have provided years of heart-warming productions. Seventy-five students in the program, ranging from kindergarten to fifth grade, recently performed their annual drama show, “Into the Woods” about a fractured fairy tale. The production […]

Stay cool and get fit during warm months at the local YMCA

Photo by Billy Hardiman Spring has sprung, meaning that it’s time to dust off those exercise routines that just might have fallen dormant during the Valley’s cooler season (apologies to our neighbors in the East and Midwest). A perfect venue for the annual reblossoming of our resolve to get into shape is the Tempe YMCA, […]

Area woman joins MDA march for a cure

By Chelsea Martin Lending a helping hand is what humanity exists and thrives upon. There are countless individuals donating their time to creating a better world for future generations. Muscular Dystrophy Association is just one of the many non-profit organizations fighting for a cure and a better tomorrow through endless awareness, fundraising and research. Twenty […]

2014 Ostrich Festival

Photo by Billy Hardiman We’re not sticking our necks out when we recommend the Chandler Chamber’s 2014 Ostrich Festival, coming to Tumbleweed Park Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 7-9. The event is previewed each year with a parade through the city’s downtown, featuring local color and, of course, lots of kids. Visitors to the festival, […]

Aztecs take their ‘best shot’ with spectacular three-peat win of Arizona basketball title

Photo courtesy Kelly Zimmer, Corona Sunrise online photo editor Story by Alex Zener It took the 15 players on Corona’s boys basketball team 96 days in this 2013-14 season, playing 35 games with targets on their backs, to 3-peat as Arizona’s Division I state basketball champions by defeating Pinnacle 71-70 in overtime at Jobing.com arena. […]

Young Einsteins

Photo courtesy Jim Frazey A team from Aprende Middle School participated in an ASU East science fair sponsored by Fiesta Bowl, Honeywell, US Airways and others. The team of four seventh graders placed first out of 64 teams and was due to be among six out of more than180 groups competing Feb. 22 at Arizona […]

‘Giddy Up, Give Back’ launches busy year for humanitarian group

By Don Kirkland Their successes may not always be Page One fodder but what they accomplish for people in need has made news for years. They make up the roster of East Valley Women’s League, whose 55 active and 28 life members devote thousands of hours to such lofty enterprises as Cinderella Affair, Children’s Cancer […]

Excitement revving for church’s 16th Motor Sports Day

By M.V. Moorhead Earlier this month a sinkhole of rather Biblical proportions opened in the floor of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., and swallowed up eight cars. Not to worry, though. The folks at Arizona Community Church aren’t concerned that a dark cloud is hanging over all displays of classic motor vehicles […]

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