Kyrene Corridor gets its own Web address
By Melissa Hirschl
If you’re a Kyrene Corridor resident with access to a computer—and who isn’t, these days—you now have an instant link to the myriad events and activities going on in our cozy corner of the world.
MyKyreneCorridor.com is the brainchild of resident and businessman Jerry Mosteller, who created the site just for locals.
A lot of the pertinent information that is going on in the community can be found here: Little League games, garage sales, homeowner meetings, babysitter announcements, Scout and church meetings, says Mosteller.
Community discussion boards and vendor rating services are included as well. Plus, local residents can add to the site at any time—and it’s all free.
The inclusive website includes a table of contents with headings such as Merchants, Organizations, Homes, Announcements, Photos, Classified Ads and a Community Calendar.
What makes the site even more distinctive is the fact that residents have the ability to take pictures of their events and post them online. These can be church pictures or those taken at a birthday, Bar Mitzvah or wedding. A recent Pumpkin Patch fundraiser sponsored by Mary Contreras’ State Farm Insurance Agency, for example, was followed by the posting of event photos.
Since moving here in the late ‘70s due to a job transfer, Mosteller has been involved with different business enterprises, such as being a manufacturer’s representative for office products and a Realtor.
Last year, he became involved with the newly formed Kyrene Corridor Rotary club, as well.
“I realized that south Tempe and west Chandler were taking on their own identity,” says Mosteller.
“I felt it would be appropriate to start a community website. I’m always looking for ways to serve the community and also become more knowledgeable about it.”
The flavor of the neighborhood, Mosteller says, is what drew him to the area.
“I like the location as well as the fact that we’re in a nice quiet neighborhood. This area has a lot of character and uniqueness. It encompasses the right base of demographics; we’ve got the ASU Research Park, Boeing, and Intel, in addition to other large and small businesses. This is a town in itself.”
When not attending to the website or his other businesses, Mosteller and his wife run a local company called Canine Companions, a non-profit organization that trains dogs for wheelchair assistance to handicapped people.