Kids in Focus Announce Billie Jo and Judd Herberger as Honorary...

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:                                                                                                                         Beth McRae                                                                                                                         The McRae Agency beth@mcraeagency.com 480-990-0282   Kids in Focus Announce Billie Jo and Judd Herberger as Honorary Chairs for its Nov. 7 Event Iconic...

Mentoring Matters: TD3 Purchasing Department Mentors Students in Math, Career Explorations

The Tempe Elementary School District Purchasing Department is taking on an extra task some may consider daunting – bringing math to life for students.For...

Redemption at the Village: A 6,000 Mile Journey Home

The 6,000-plus-mile journey from Japan to the United States was paved with hardship for a young girl named Keiko. Her long journey would eventually...

11th Annual Ryan House Community Breakfast Celebrating the Life and Legacy...

More than 1,000 guests are expected to attend Ryan House’s 11thAnnual Community Breakfast from 7 – 9 a.m. on Friday, March 29 at the...

Coachella Band with Local Technology Tie to Perform at Phoenix’s Crescent...

  Coachella Band with Local Technology Tie to Perform at Phoenix's Crescent Ballroom   Magic Giant, the LA-based trio recently featured in “Top Ten Awesome Bands...
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Micheal Levine and the Warehouse Area

Though some abandoned warehouses sit unprotected, their history crumbling with their walls, the Phoenix Warehouse District draws the attention of the downtown community as...

Tempe Prep’s Art Club Inspires Students

Tempe Prep is home to many talented young artists. But there is one in particular that stands out. Her name is Emelia Boyle. She...

Annual Marines Toys for Tots Ride from Scottsdale to Black Canyon...

Santa is coming to town this year by motorcycle!  Join us in making the holidays brighter for hundreds of less fortunate children by taking part...

Girl Up Club Launches at Tempe’s Corona del Sol High School

By Nikki Dull The Girl Up club is a new club at CdS that aims to raise money for UN Foundations that fund projects for...

Help Raise PTSD Awareness

Help Raise PTSD Awareness  PTSD is the root cause and is “the deadliest wound of war.” In fact, while there are 58,195 names on the...

Registration for Statewide Walk On! Challenge Open Now

 Arizona teachers are invited to register for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona’s Walk On! Challenge and a chance to earn one of five...

Vote for your Favorite Kid-Inspired Healthy Dish Today

 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona asked local kids to create their best recipes for a healthy and tasty side dish and boy did...

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...
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Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Does Not Work for ICE

  In a special town hall meeting, hosted by Queen Creek on Tuesday evening, Sheriff Paul Penzone made it clear that the Maricopa County...
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Locals Gather to Spread Hope and Help to Puerto Rico

After the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico, people all over the nation have stepped up to help. Locally, Phoenix businesses...
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ASU’s Project Sunshine Chapter Brings Sunshine to the Valley

"Project Sunshine is focused on bringing sunshine to a cloudy day." Brianna Mckissick, a junior at Arizona State University and the president of ASU's...
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AZTV7 Stuff the Bus 2018 – A SUCCESS THANKS TO YOU!

On Friday, July 27th, AZTV7 took over the Londen Center and set out to stuff backpacks full of supplies for Arizona children in need....
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Help AZTV Channel 7 STUFF THE BUS!

Walmart is proud to sponsor the 4th annual AZTV CHANNEL 7 STUFF THE BUS Back to School Drive presented by Liberty GMC. Join us...
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BBBS Seeking Girls for Mentoring Program

  Andrea was being raised by a single mother who worked two jobs to support her and her siblings. Because Andrea didn’t get to spend...
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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...

Home and Car Giveaway for Wounded Warrior Project

Wickenburg Ranch, an active lifestyle community featuring a Trilogy® Resort Community in historic Wickenburg, Arizona, presents Wickenburg Ranch’s Great Hole-in-One Challenge presented by Infiniti...

Club Kids Receive Free Vision Screenings and Glasses

Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and National Vision share a multi-year partnership (2015-2018), which provides funding to eligible local Boys & Girls...

North Phoenix ‘Aktion Club’ gives back

At the start of the year, sponsored by North Phoenix Kiwanis, VALLEYLIFE Members started an 'Aktion Club' in an effort to give back to...
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VIDEO: Phoenix Theatre Presents Avenue Q

Phoenix Theatre is excited to announce it’s 6-week run of the Tony-award winning show Avenue Q (July 25 – Sept. 9.) Avenue Q is a...

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...

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...

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...

Opinion: Tempe Councilman Granville’s Top 3

Tempe Councilman Granville's Top 3 (1) Conversations w/Kolby Councilman Granville will host another series of "conversations".  These informal conversations are an opportunity to talk one-on-one with Granville...

Outlets at Anthem Hosts DINO-MITE Encounter

Want to see life-sized dinosaurs in real life? Visit Outlets at Anthem for its unforgettable Dino-Mite event Saturday, Sept. 1. Dino Crew Entertainment will...

Big Brothers Big Sisters Needs Mentors at School & Community Center

It’s back to school time and that means that Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona (BBBSAZ) will be resuming its lunch time and...

Aluminate the Night with Tempe Leadership!

All of us at Tempe Leadership want to invite you and your friends to join us for our annual fundraising bash at Shalimar Country Club,...

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...

The Sam and Laurice Hachem Foundation Champion Kids with a...

Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley has graciously received a gift commitment and investment of $50,000 from The Sam and Laurice Hachem...

Nominations Open for Don Carlos Humanitarian Awards

Tempe, Arizona (May 16, 2018) – Tempe Community Council (TCC) is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Don Carlos Humanitarian of the Year, volunteer...

Constitution Week Community Concert!

Looking for something fun, free, and patriotic to do this weekend? Come celebrate Constitution Week with your community at a Community Concert hosted by...

International Cruise and Excursions, Inc. Raises $11,000 in Annual Backpack Drive

International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE) held its annual Fill-A-Backpack Drive during the month of July to raise funds and donate school supplies to...

2019 Golf Tournament for VALLEYLIFE

VALLEYLIFE’s 28th Annual Golf Tournament was held on Friday, March 1st at the Papago Golf Course in Phoenix. Participants enjoyed taking in the beautiful...

Dr Alan Longfellow Retires After 45 Years

TEMPE, AZ (September 5, 2018) – Dr. Alan Longfellow always knew he wanted to be a dentist and decided at about age nine that...

Spring Break Youth Camp at AAWL

No school? No problem! The Arizona Animal Welfare League offers youth camps for animal lovers! Kids between the ages of 6 and 14 can spend...
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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...

Bond-Themed Best Buddies Arizona Gala Comes to Lusso Fine Motorcars

You are cordially invited to attend the 14th Annual Best Buddies Arizona Spirit of Friendship Gala! Join us for a black-tie affair at this...

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...

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...

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...

Kimber Lanning to Grow Community Development Work Through Local First Arizona...

When Kimber Lanning first began organizing Arizona’s locally-owned businesses in 2003, she was focused on combating unfair policies that benefited large corporations by providing...
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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...

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...

Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley Announce Night of...

: Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley (BGCEV) is hosting their 41st Annual Night of Champions Gala October 20th, 2018 at the...

Arizona CEO (and Mom of 7!) Receives National Award for Being...

If you’ve ever wondered whether angels exist, then you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Kim Vehon, a tireless advocate for foster children and...

Inaugural class of ASU Leadership Institute announced

The Alumni Association announced members of the ASU Leadership Institute’s inaugural class. After a competitive selection process, the ASU Leadership Institute chose the members...

Gilbert Chamber Announces Recipients of 2018 Annual Business Awards

The Gilbert Chamber of Commerce announced today the recipients of the 2018 Annual Business Awards and recognized Chamber leaders at a luncheon. Individual nominees were...

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...

Opinion: Tempe’s Renewable Energy Future

In a few days, my city will have an opportunity to make history and set us on a path toward a more resilient future....

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...

Women’s March Returns to Phoenix January 21st

We are a women-led movement that seeks to break down systemic oppression through nonviolent action, and we are back in 2018 with a new...

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...

Viewpoints: My Boston Marathon Experience

Anytime a tragic event happens, you remember where you were when you heard the news. That’s how it was for me and the Boston...

Tempe Elementary School District Governing Board Receives Award from Arizona School...

The Tempe Elementary School District Governing Board has been selected to receive the Total Board Boardsmanship Award. This award, from the Arizona School Boards Association (ASBA), marks...

Peter Scolari in Man of La Mancha

Scottsdale Musical Theater Company is thrilled to welcome Emmy Award-winner and Broadway star Peter Scolari (TV’s “Bosom Buddies”, “Newhart”, “Girls”, "Honey I Shrunk the...
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Paul’s Pay It Forward Car Wash Raises $329,572

The 10th Annual Paul’s Car Wash fundraising event raised a record $329,572 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona. Hosted by CBS5 Chief...

Local Credit Union Ranks No. 1 in Arizona

CreditUnions.com announced the Return Of The Member (ROM) rankings for the first quarter of 2019 and Tempe-based TruWest® Credit Union is ranked No. 1 in...

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....

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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DownEast Donates Hundreds of Mattresses to Children in Need

As part of an ongoing initiative, DownEast Home & Clothing, a Utah-based retailer, is donating mattresses to hundreds of children in need. In the...
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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...

GLSEN Phoenix partners with Give OUT Day, the only National LGBTQ...

GLSEN Phoenix, the Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network, will participate in Give OUT Day, the only national day of giving for the LGBTQ...

KID CHEF FROM SCOTTSDALE WINS HEALTHY COOKING CONTEST

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) just announced the grand-prize winner of its 2019 Walk On! Kids Cooking Challenge. David Hummert, a 9-year-old...

VIDEO – TCA Presents Ensemble Mik Nawooj

TCA Presents Ensemble Mik Nawooj  Live at Tempe Center for the Arts October 20, 2018 Hip-Hop Orchestra goes beyond race and politics with a vision of...

VIDEO: Longtime Tempe District Staffers Retire After Decades of Combined Service

In this day and age of fast-paced living and instant gratification, you don’t often find people staying in the same job for more than...

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....

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...

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...

Corona Students Donate Over 1,000 Books to Mountain Park Health Center

Student Council leaders from Corona del Sol High School in Tempe recently donated over 1,000 children's books to Mountain Park Health Center to benefit their Reach...

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,...

Cancer-Stricken Families Feel the Love at Camp Kesem

A local camp is making a big difference for children with sick parents. Northern Arizona University college students are hard at work, planning for their...
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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...

The 3000 Club to Rescue More than 150,000 Pounds of Produce...

More than 150,000 pounds of produce will be saved and distributed to Arizona families thanks to a Humana Foundation grant to The 3000 Club,...

MdN Baseball Teams With Friends of Jaclyn

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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...

David Williams prepares for Special Olympics World Games

Around three years ago, David Williams decided to give basketball a try. Previously he had tried other sports and competed in Special Olympic events...
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