The joys, tribulations and challenges of the big move from high school to college

The transition from high school to college can be daunting, but for two recent Corona del Sol High School graduates, it’s been joy-filled.

Dental offices again buying back post-Halloween candy for Operation Shoebox

Staff at the dental offices of Tempe Smile Design will be doing their annual candy buyback program to benefit Operation Shoebox, a charitable program that embraces a practical mission of providing hands-on support for U.S. troops deployed overseas and returning home.

Corona del Sol High School class of ’95 reunion Oct. 17

Corona del Sol High School’s class of 1995 is trying to get the word out about its 20-years reunion scheduled for Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Boondocks in Scottsdale.

Memorial wall pays tribute to area’s first responders

Chandler Regional Medical Center, home to one of the Valley’s newest Level One trauma centers, will honor East Valley first responders at a unique recognition ceremony held in the hospital’s chapel.

Kiwanis-affiliated teens support Courage to Care

Corona del Sol High School’s KEY Club, a volunteer-based, Kiwanis-affiliated organization, will host Courage to Care Day on Saturday, Nov. 14, inviting community members to help make crafts for patients at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

St. Andrew faithful converge for pope’s ‘electrifying’ visit

When the leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics touched down in Philadelphia Sept. 26, a large contingent West Chandler residents counted among the joyous throng that greeted him.

15 years later, Children’s Cancer Network thrives as a potent source of help, hope

Patti Lutrell knows too well the agony that rends a parent’s heart when a cancer diagnosis is made. When her son Jeff was 5 years old, he was diagnosed with leukemia.

A tribute to a departing friend, plus a welcome to some new faces

For those of you who have noticed the absence of our young photographer Billy Hardiman and the appearance of some new names among our contributors, we wanted to give you a brief update.

If you ever thought your library isn’t relevant anymore — well, think again

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, and west Chandler's Sunset branch location is issuing a reminder that, if you don’t have a library card, now is the time to get one.

Teens’ use of smartphones heightens cyberspace risks, area experts warn

As kids start back to school, many of them will be packing smart phones. In some cases, teachers even encourage students to use the devices in the classroom as a learning tool. But how can parents be sure their children are safe in cyberspace when they leave home?