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Insurance exec takes yet another path in her search for ‘something different’

Daughter, wife, mother. Engineer, entrepreneur, artist. Mary Contreras, owner of Tempe-based Contreras State Farm Agency, grew up on a South Dakota ranch, attended college, graduated with degrees in engineering and commercial art.

Onetime ASU English prof a 3-time prizewinner

Some journeys are a single step. Others take thousands. Marcia Fine, author of “The Blind Eye: A Sephardic Journey” and winner of the Adult Category of 2015 OneBookAZ, began her own journey in Miami, Florida.

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.
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