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Ward Traditional Academy Reading Buddies Do More Than Read Together

Five years ago two teachers who happen to be sisters, Ashley and Erica Smeltzer, started the Reading Buddy Program at Ward Traditional Academy. They...

Grand Canyon University Partners with Kyrene to Recognize STEM Principal of...

Grand Canyon University is proud to recognize Kyrene de la Colina Principal Kelley Brunner for her outstanding demonstration of creativity and vision in implementing...
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VIDEO: Valley Leadership Seeking Applicants for 2018-2019 Programs

Valley Leadership, Arizona’s premier leadership organization, is now accepting applications for its flagship Valley Leadership Institute (VLI) Class 40 and Valley Leadership Accelerate (VLA)...

Chinese at Tempe Prep Is One of Many Summer Class Opportunities

Tempe Preparatory Academy offers many summer class options in its Summer Academy program, and while the image in your head of sum­mer vacation may...

Wendy Cohen Named Executive Director at Experience Matters

            PHOENIX, Ariz. (Nov. 1, 2018): Wendy Cohen brings more than 20 years of strategic planning, business development, consensus building...

Wine, Women and Horses

Wine Women & Horses includes live horse racing at Turf Paradise, a hat contest with prizes for the best hats, delicious lunch, raffle prizes,...
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Queen Creek Animal Hospital Helps Fire Dept. Save Pets

Queen Creek’s four-legged friends will be safer with the recent donation of a FIDO BAG from the San Tan Animal Hospital, according to a...
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MY TURN: We Continue to Serve

In Tempe, we have so many examples of veterans giving back to our community to enrich our quality of life. Joe Spracale is one...

Area Boy Scouts Collecting Doorstep Food Donations February 3

Help those who are hungry in our region by setting non-perishable food donations outside your door this Saturday morning, February 3 before 8:00 a.m. That...
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VIDEO – It Won’t Happen to Me

  That is the premise as to why many people are hesitant in purchasing insurance or planning for major catastrophes. Yet we...

Tempe Prep Welcomes New Football Coach

The Tempe Preparatory Academy football program has undergone a major change. After about a month-long search to find who will lead the football team,...

Dominique Flagg: The Root of Inspiration

To be raised in a single parent household by a teen parent would be difficult enough for any child. To become the oldest and...

Tempe Experience Corps seeks volunteers for young readers

Make a difference in a child’s life and consider volunteering for AARP Foundation Experience Corps, a program in the City of Tempe that matches...

Tempe Prep Seniors Receive National Merit Recognition

  Congratulations to Tempe Prep's 10 seniors who have earned prestigious national recognition for their impressive PSAT scores.Over 20% of Tempe Prep’s senior class...
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Phoenix Nonprofit Helps Trafficking Victims

  One Phoenix-based nonprofit organization is using its recent financial success to increase their client intake and provide more abuse survivors with no-cost legal services....

Woman of the Year Margaret Stephens-Reed

VALLEYLIFE’s Director of Fund Development, Margaret Stephens-Reed, was recognized as the 2017 Woman of the Year by East Valley Women on Tuesday, February 20th....

Help Us Save Corona Del Sol High School Grad Night!

Parents received an email eight days prior to the PTO Sponsored Corona Del Sol High School Graduation Night for seniors, letting parents know that the...

Humana to Honor, Recognize Vietnam Veterans in Pinning Ceremony in Apache...

Humana, a leading health and well-being company, is hosting a Vietnam Veterans Pinning Ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, from 12-5 p.m. at the...

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS CELEBRATES NATIONAL MENTORING MONTH

Looking to make a difference in your community in 2019? Why not make mentoring part of your New Year’s Resolutions this January. Mentoring not...

Simplify Your Life Book Launch Party

Do you ever feel cluttered and overwhelmed? If so, Andrea Brundage’s new book SIMPLIFY: 8 Simple Principles to Turn Your Chaos into Calm is...
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Subway Kids & Sports of Arizona Supports Million Dollar Day of...

Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC) is celebrated the International Day of the Girl on October 11th by bringing the community together in a day-long...
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Dove Petals Donations Bring Smiles to Hospice Patients

Hospice of the Valley is known as one of the leading not-for-profit organizations in Arizona. They consistently assist their patients and families by caring...

“Books and Braids” Salon at Hudson Elementary Makes Little Girls Feel...

Every Wednesday morning before the first bell rings at Hudson Elementary, the corner of Sarah Shipe’s first-grade classroom is transformed into “Books and Braids”...

Nominations sought through Aug. 3 for new TCC Impact Award in...

Tempe Community Council is seeking nominations for its new Impact Award, created to recognize good works big or small that boost human service needs...

Fun Home Comes to Phoenix Theatre

Phoenix Theatre’s Fun Home Gives Drama Students Tools to Learn Not only is Phoenix Theatre bringing five-time Tony® Award-winning musical Fun Home to the...

Support My Club Welcomes Karen Thomas as New CEO; Celebrates Growth...

Support My Club, the student-focused online platform that allows school clubs and teams to request their needs and have them fulfilled by the community,...
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Chandler Teen Leadership Program Honored

A Chandler program that provides teens with real-world work experience and leadership training has won the Outstanding Education Program Award from the Arizona Parks...
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Empower Careers-Telecom Technical College

"It gives the guys hope," Owner and Director of Telecom Technical College Kathy Gill said. "That is the part about my job that I...

Mission of Mercy Arizona Names Paula Carvalho Executive Director

The Board of Directors of Mission of Mercy is pleased to announce Paula Carvalho has been named Executive Director for Mission of Mercy Arizona,...

Arizona ‘Dreamers’ can no longer receive in-state tuition

Young immigrants under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, who are attending or wish to attend a college and/or a university in their...

MdN Baseball Teams With Friends of Jaclyn

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Middle Kid Zone now taking registrations for spring: New Gililland location...

Tempe’s Middle Kid Zone is now accepting registrations for its winter and spring out-of-school-time programs at Ward Traditional Academy, Fees, Tempe Academy and Gililland...

Locally-owned MedSpa Celebrates 15 Years

Derma Health Skin & Laser, locally-owned and operated since 2004, celebrates 15 year of service in the Valley. More than 50,000 patients have received...

Catching Up with Catherine Anaya on Work, Family and Giving Back

When I first started my career as a news producer at KPNX-TV Channel 12, I started with the worst hours on the worst days...
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Phoenix-Area Little Brothers Are Waiting for Big Brothers

Big Brothers Big Sisters has renewed its call for men in the Metropolitan Phoenix area to be Big Brothers. Fewer men than women volunteer to...

$600,000 Donation Presented to Scottsdale Artists’ School

Many local Arizonans are not aware that we have one of the top fine art schools in the U.S. in our own back yard. Even...

VALLEYLIFE’s 2018 Legacy of Love Gala

Join VALLEYLIFE in celebrating 71 years of providing services to individuals with disabilities is the Phoenix metro area at VALLEYLIFE’s annual Legacy of Love...

Phoenix is Emerging Market for Female Business Owners

 Female Entrepreneurs in Phoenix Get an Opportunity for Radical New Business Funding Option Starshine Communities is hosting a revolutionary new way for female business owners...

Care2Act Helps Arizona Businesses Develop Valuable Community Connections

 You don’t have to work for a non-profit organization to make a notable impact in the community. That’s the sentiment behind the new initiative,...

Tempe Prep Students Travel Abroad with Tempe Sister Sities

By Jacqueline RischExperiencing new cultures, tasting new foods, and meeting new people – ah, traveling! What’s not to love? Traveling exposes you to a...
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Blessings in a Backpack Donation Brings Smiles to Thew Elementary Kids

On September 28, Thew Elementary’s gymnasium erupted with cheers and smiles as students realized that their early morning assembly was actually a large community...

The number 1 non-medical senior home care company in AZ

Angela's Home Care Angels LLC is located in Chandler, AZ and in Western, MA.  The owner has been providing services to our seniors for...

UMOM Participates in Arizona Gives Day with an Anonymous Donor Matching...

UMOM New Day Centers, Arizona’s innovative leader in shelter, services and affordable housing for people experiencing homelessness, is enthusiastically gearing up for the fifth...

GLSEN Phoenix Awarded $150,000 Grant From The Bob and Renee Parsons...

PHOENIX (July 24, 2018) – GLSEN Phoenix, a nonprofit organization focused on creating safe and affirming schools for LGBTQ students, has been awarded a...

The Woman Behind All Others

  It was only fitting to meet with the woman who devotes her time and efforts to help those in need at First Christian Church...

Phoenix Theatre Announces Name Change to Commemorate 100th Anniversary

 Phoenix Theatre, the largest professional regional theatre company in the state, is changing its name to The Phoenix Theatre Company, effective Jan. 21, 2019.   The...

Boy Scout Collects Record Amount of Water for United Food Bank

    When seventeen-year-old Boy Scout Chandler Kleese of Mesa launched his Eagle Scout Project in mid-August to collect water for United Food Bank and the...
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Dr. Robert Bohanske of Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Receives ASPPB...

The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) has awarded Dr. Robert Bohanske its 2017 Service Award.  Dr. Bohanske is the Chief of...

Tempe History Museum Commemorates Black History Month with Music, Authors and...

The Tempe History Museum is honored to present a series of musical performances and thoughtful discussions to commemorate Black History Month. Celebrate the African...

Why Do People Struggle Financially? Take a look and Find...

Have you ever wondered why people struggle financially?  There are so many opinions and ideas around this topic.  Many blame the government, society and...

Arizona Firefighter Athletics: Purpose and Direction

Three visionaries founded the Arizona Firefighter Athletics (AZFFA) 501(c)3 charity organization in 2011, with the mission to, "Build camaraderie and community within the public...

Tempe Prep Senior spends summer at Harvard, Girls State, and volunteering...

You thought your summer was busy? Tempe Prep Senior Jacqueline Kirk had arguably one of the most eventful and interesting sum­mers possible. Between three...

Locally-owned MedSpa Celebrates 15 Years

Derma Health Skin & Laser, locally-owned and operated since 2004, celebrates 15 year of service in the Valley. More than 50,000 patients have received...

Phoenix could receive up to $5 million to tackle issue of...

“We share the perspective that our city and region can and should be leading the global conversation about coping with heat, or perhaps even...
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Tempe Resident Writes Her Experiences with Autism

Catherine Abbott has lived with her diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, sometimes referred to as ASD, her whole life. She feels it is important...

Queen Creek Unified School District Connects with the Community

On March 1, more than 90 people attended the 2nd Queen Creek Unified School District (QCUSD) CAFÉ, a community and family engagement event. The...

Scholarship Open for Female Entrepreneurs Looking for a Hand-Up

StarshineAZ is currently accepting applications for its inaugural female entrepreneur scholarship program, Reach for the STARs. The ideal candidate is a female entrepreneur who...

Force de Vie Artiste Montigue Eaton

In passing, his usual modest dress and demeanor render him almost inconsequential. Share some space and time with him to catch his general vibes...
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VIDEO: Rotary 26th $100,000 Hole-in-One

For 26 years, the Chandler Horizon Rotary Club has been hosting our Annual Hole-In-One Fundraiser.  Bring a friend, enjoy perfect Arizona weather at the...

April is Month of the Military Child: PurpleUp! with Boys &...

The entire month of April is Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Month of the Military Child and Thursday, April 25th is PurpleUp! A...
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Vicinity: Internationally Tempe Event

Join the TCAA team Friday, October 20th at Papago Park! The Vicinity food festival and cookbook event is from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm at...

Gilbert Leadership celebrates 25th Anniversary with Time Capsule

The Gilbert Leadership Board of Directors and alumni gathered mementos and keepsakes from the first 25 classes of the leadership program. Gilbert Leadership began...

10th Annual “Keep Our Planet Neat, Recycle Your Car Seat” event

10th Annual “Keep Our Planet Neat, Recycle Your Car Seat” event  is collecting expired, old, and damaged car seats for recycling April 2, 2018, Phoenix—Car seats don’t work forever, and their parts can be...

StarshineAZ Celebrates World Entrepreneurs’ Day with Book Signing Event

StarshineAZ, a West Valley collaborative community for small business-owners is hosting a special event to commemorate World Entrepreneurs’ Day, Aug. 21, and the launch...

Tempe Prep Leads Valley Schools in National Merit Scholars

The most elite high school recognition. The most incredible accomplishment. The opportunity to top all opportunities. This is the National Merit recognition.National Merit recognition...

Southwest Human Development Announces “Walk with Me” Event, Feb. 23

 Sat., Feb. 23, families are invited to join the one-mile Walk with Me Family Fun Walk featuring activities, food and drinks, games crafts and...

Tempe Leadership Welcomes the Members of Class XXXIII

Tempe Leadership, a program of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is proud to announce the 2017-2018 members of Class XXXIII. The class just completed...
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A New Era for Parenting: Virtual Safety

Trying to keep your child safe in a world of constant hazards and tragedies can be overwhelming. Now, enter a whole new world of...

Tempe teens discuss social challenges at Town Hall on Feb. 15

More than 100 youth and community leaders will exchange ideas and propose solutions for social challenges facing young people at Tempe’s 38th Annual Youth...

Gather and Grow Pathway to Urban Gardening Grand Opening

Join Gather & Grow at The Farm and Valley Leadership Class 39, Group 7 for a ribbon cutting, live music, and tour of South...

Queen Creek High School Hosts Successful Blood Drive

        On Tuesday, August 28th, Queen Creek High School hosted a student blood drive. The blood drive was organized by Queen...

Queen Creek Middle School HOSA Students Give Back to Community

The holidays are here which means family, friends, and food. However, for some families, food can be hard to come by during the holidays....

EXCEPTIONAL QUEEN CREEK TEEN NAMED ‘YOUTH OF THE YEAR’ BY BOYS...

Selected among nine outstanding youth, Camille Hartman from Queen Creek has been named the Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of...
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Chandler Firefighters to Receive Behavioral Health Training

Thanks to a $125,000 grant, Chandler firefighters will be better able to assist residents during a behavioral health crisis, according to a news release...
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CONFETTI: A Place of Inclusion for ASU’s LGBTQ Students

Basements are known for being dark and scary, but deep beneath the post office on ASU’s Downtown Campus, there is a ray of light. Every...

STEAM City returns at “Luke Days” with Kadima.Ventures

Calling all entrepreneurs, innovators, the next “big idea” project generators and families all over the Valley! Chandler-based tech company, Kadima.Ventures is recreating their STEAM...

Tempe Elementary Serves Free Meals to Children All Summer Long!

Tempe Elementary School District will be serving free meals to children 18 years and younger all summer long! Children do not need to...

Salute to the Arts

October signals the closing of our calendar year. Feathered, winged, and other migrants are making for warmer climates, while others will tuck away for...

Phoenix IDA Makes Investment in the Future Supporting Early Language, Literacy...

  Southwest Human Development, Arizona’s largest nonprofit dedicated to early childhood development, was recently awarded a $45,000 grant by the Phoenix IDA to support several...

A Sustainable Alternative to Cardboard Moving Boxes Has Arrived in Phoenix

In 2015, paper and cardboard materials comprised the largest component of municipal solid waste and preventing one ton of paper waste saves 15 to...
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