Fall is here!

It’s the time of year we’ve all been waiting for in Arizona. After months of intense and what felt like never-ending heat, cooler weather has arrived. There is a lot to do around town this month, and if you’re like me, you’ll be relishing every moment outdoors. From biking and hiking to dining on the patio and playing at the park with my kids, I’m looking forward to crisp air and a hot latte.

Most men, including my husband, might argue there are other reasons to love fall. Those reasons include two things: football and beer. Fortunately we’re covering both of these topics this month.

We meet a local NFL Arizona Cardinals player and his wife who teamed up to introduce a new potty training system. You’ll enjoy learning the inspiration behind this product and how the couple is giving back to the community.

We also celebrate 40 years of Chandler Youth Football Pop Warner, the largest and longest running Chandler-based youth football and cheer organization. With dedicated coaches and committed volunteers, Chandler youth are given the unique opportunity to learn teamwork and sportsmanship and strive to become champions.

If you haven’t visited SanTan Brewing Company in Historic Downtown Chandler, you’ll want to give it a try. With locally-brewed beers and a variety of seasonal selections to choose from, along with unique menu offerings, this neighborhood hot spot is quickly becoming a craft beer and craft food destination.

For most Chandler residents, excitement is beginning to build around the upcoming football game between rivals Chandler High School and Hamilton High School. Two coaches, two teams of dedicated players and an entire community will soon gather to show support for each of these schools as the battle draws near.

Who knows, maybe I’ll even need a light sweatshirt on game night. Bring on fall!

I hope to see you around town,