School’s lunchtime veggie bar foretells a persimmony future

Connie Allen, the physical education teacher at Mariposa School in Tempe, noticed when she would walk through the lunchroom that students’ diets were not exactly exemplary.

Bob Robson: Change of venue. same get-it-done ethic as always

A massive Diet Coke is clutched in his hands. I am convinced there must be some secret sauce in that massive drink; Bob Robson is tireless.

Onetime YMCA chief switches from kids to adults on the way to life’s final...

Vinny Mirizio, director of business development for Companion Hospice, didn’t always work with families facing the death of a loved one.

25-plus years, and we’re growing again…

Many of our longtime readers — including those who still call us The Warner Wrangler — recall the days of our modest launch in 1990, when friends and family helped deliver those first editions to a few hundred driveways bordering Warner Road in Tempe.

A boost for area charities as Mission del Sol finalizes plans for its Feb....

You know those skinny jeans at the back of your closet and Aunt Gertrude’s silver candlesticks that you haven’t polished—or used—for the last 20 years?

Suicide prevention advocate driven by family legacy

For Kariana Blanchard, the early childhood coordinator at Tempe’s Arizona Community Church, the topic of suicide is deeply personal.

Changes loom for burgeoning congregation at St. Andrew’s

With more than 6,000 registered families, growing by another 250 families each year, St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church is one of the more dynamic congregations in Chandler

Grace Community marks a half century of committment

Fifty years ago this month, on a frosty Sunday morning, it was standing-room-only inside a small church on the outskirts of Tempe. That’s when 355 souls gathered for the first-ever service at Grace Community Church.

Connolly middle schoolers ‘ASPIRE’ to succeed

Project Based Learning electives aren’t your typical elective.

Community education programs continue expansion, seek room for yet more growth

There was a time when children between the ages 3 to 5 were left out of the traditional classroom, spending time in self-directed play or watching shows like Sesame Street.
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