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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 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 […]

Corona del Sol Aztecs are inching closer to their third Division 1 state title

By Alex Zener Twenty-nine down and four to go. That’s how many games the Aztecs have to win in order to threepeat as Division I state champions. Ranked No. 12 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 boys basketball rankings, No. 7 in the MaxPreps Freeman National rankings and No. 1 in Arizona, the Aztecs have defeated […]

Noted watercolorist, wife celebrate 50 years of sharing

Acclaimed Tempe watercolor artist Raleigh Kinney says he couldn’t have made a living through art for the last 34 years without his business partner and wife, Darlene Kinney. And, as the couple looks ahead to their 50th wedding anniversary in September, they will celebrate this Valentine’s Day together in typical fashion—working in their booth at […]

Tempe teen’s role brings rock-star status to performance of ‘Godspell’

Story by M.V. Moorhead Photo by Billy Hardiman Early on in rehearsals for Seton Catholic Preparatory High School’s production of Godspell, director Brigid O’Neill instructed her cast members to develop a back-story for their roles. This led Austin Weigel, who plays Jesus, to attempt a modified fast intended to simulate the experience of the 40 […]

Kids get a jump start on careers of the future

Story by Diana Whittle Photo by Billy Hardiman For middle-school students who like to learn from hands-on projects, a new program in the Tempe district may provide a custom-made fit. Fees College Preparatory Academy announced its Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program, now commonly referred to as STEM, for grades 6 to 8 starting this […]

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