Music, food (don’t forget the beer) on tap for 2016 Oktoberfest gala

Four Peaks Oktoberfest is approaching fast, and it’s time to start planning for the festival fun that runs for three days at Tempe Town Lake starting Friday, Oct. 7.

Tempe Elementary, Kyrene among top scorers for school bus safety

In the wake of an Arizona Republic exposé that revealed shocking safety failures in some Arizona school buses, parents of students in the Tempe Elementary and Kyrene school districts can breathe easy.

Stressed out? Practical ideas to help calm jangled nerves

Unless you own an air conditioning repair service or ice cream store, you’ve probably noticed that business is slow during the laid-back summer season in Tempe and West Chandler.

Tempe could skirt NYC as hub for fashionista flair

Look out New York and Los Angeles: Tempe has its sights set on creating its own one-of-a-kind fashion hub.

Tempe Center for the Arts’ new exec has big plans for the Valley’s ‘Artistic...

Tempe Center for the Arts has named Luis Ruiz as its new general manager, with responsibility for day-to-day operations of a facility touted as the “jewel in the crown” of a city known Valley-wide for its support of the arts.

Senior runners outpace foes at Chandler Cross Country invitational

The Aztecs started the season in the same manner as they did in 2013 when they went on to take home the state championship trophy by winning their first meet, with two of their senior runners, Nate Rodriguez and Ryan Normand, crossing the finish line one-two at the Chandler Cross Country Invitational.

Get ready to ‘Rock the Block’ in downtown Chandler

While those who live in colder climates brace themselves for the dip in fall temperatures, residents of Tempe and West Chandler kick up their heels.

Neighbor Next Door: Lisa Coonrod

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month, a cause that is near and dear to this writer’s heart, so our Neighbor Next Door honor goes to Lisa Coonrod.

Center brings joy to disabled

When Jenny Hardaway graduated from Corona, her parents wondered what the future would hold for her.

At-risk children gain life lessons via their link to Future for Kids

When Tempe residents Marcus Johnson and Edward Lee were growing up, athletics was central to their lives. Today, both men are pouring their passion for sports into the lives of young people through Future for Kids.