Neighbor Next Door: Kathy Williams

Beginning with this issue we're adding a regular column that salutes people in our community who go “over and above” to volunteer their time and talents to help others.

After 20 years, it’s ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Bunco Box’

When I was growing up in the Valley back in the 1960s and ‘70s, we knew the name of every family on the block.

Lovebirds of more than 60 years recall falling hard when Cupid’s arrow hit

Valentine’s Day is nearly here and lovelorn residents of Tempe and West Chandler can only hope they become as fortunate as North Chandler Place senior-living center residents Ron and Darlene Johnson and Bud and Irene Woods, who've been married for more than six decades each.

Brothers blessed when idea pops of year-round holiday spirit at their firms

In the seven years since creating Tempe-based Kettle Heroes, a kettle-popcorn business that seeks out everyday heroes to honor, as well as its next-door sister entity, Devoted Guardians, a medical home-care service, the Sinykin brothers have shown that success in business and having a heart as corporate citizens are not mutually exclusive.

Baker/entrepreneur learns to survive nightowl regimen with ‘less sleep, more yeast’

Ever wonder what drives people to do 'crazy' things like skydive over an active volcano, hike Mt. Everest, run 20 miles on a crisp Sunday morning, or wake up every single day at 1:10 a.m. to bake delicious whole-grain bread?

Summer-sizzler days no sweat for grandmotherly cancer foe

By Joyce Coronel As the daytime temperature in Tempe and West Chandler continues its steady rise toward sweltering degrees, most residents dream of a dip...

Nov. 18 brings music, fun to Tempe’s Estrada Park

With triple digits mercifully over for 2017, outdoor-entertainment opportunities abound for residents of Tempe and West Chandler.

Ex-con thrives as entrepreneur: ‘Never Give Up’

Lucky Barker, owner of Lockdown Clothing in Tempe, has lived by one simple creed throughout his life: never give up.

Improving market, seasonal history suggest it could be a good time to sell. Here...

Jeff Lucas, one of the area’s most familiar names in real estate sales, knows whereof he speaks when he recommends that home sellers consider following the lead of recognized experts before putting their home on the market.