July 2016 Around Town 1

Neighborhood Excellence Award winners selected

Four winners of Mayor Jay Tibshraeny’s Neighborhood Excellence Award were recognized on April 14. In its third year, the Neighborhood Excellence Award recognizes residents for their dedication to improving and maintaining involvement in community associations.

This year’s winners were: Neighborhood Leader of the Year – David Wolff, Dobson Estates III; Best Neighborhood Event – Southwest Shawnee Park;  Best Revitalization Story – Pepperwood Neighborhood; Most Active/Engaged Neighborhood – The Springs HOA.

The four winners were recognized at Mayor Tibshraeny’s Listening Tour at Knox Gifted Academy. To learn more about Chandler’s Neighborhood Programs, visit ChandlerAZ.gov/Neighborhoods or call 480.782.4354.

Amazing Lashes Now Open

Now you can ditch the mascara and wake up every day with full, voluminous eyelashes. Amazing Lashes offers the highest standard of eyelash extensions in the industry. The highly trained stylists on staff apply and shape lashes to compliment each client’s individual style. Mention Chandler Lifestyle when booking your appointment and receive your first full set of eyelash extensions for only $79. Amazing Lashes is located at 3355 West Chandler Blvd. in Chandler. To learn more about eyelash extensions, call 480.467.4425 or visit AmazingLashStudio.com/AZ.

Half Price Chompie’s Sliders for Customer Appreciation Day

Customer Appreciation Day at Chompie’s is on Wednesday, July 20 in Chandler. Arizona’s New York Deli tips its hat to all of its loyal customers in this 7th Annual Appreciation Day. Guests can enjoy Jewish Sliders a la carte at half the usual price from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Jewish Sliders are created with homemade challah rolls, which are then filled with Chompie’s lean brisket, jack cheese, and mini potato pancakes, and include a side of brown gravy.

The slider offer is only valid for dine-in customers and each guest can purchase up to four sliders. Chompie’s has five locations with its Chandler restaurant located at 3481 W. Frye Rd. For more information visit Chompie’s online at Chompies.com.

Summer Reading Program

Gather your books and get ready to read because the Chandler Public Library Summer Reading Program has begun. The annual program allows participants of all ages to earn points by reading, attending library events, playing games, and having fun at community events. Points can be redeemed for books, toys, Chipotle coupons, and a chance to win an iPad Mini or FitBit. The theme of this year’s program is, “On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!” and focuses on movement, fitness, sports, and health. The reading program is free and runs through August 1.

“Summer reading programs provide quite a few benefits to kids and adults,” says Brenda Brown, Chandler’s Cultural Affairs director. “Our program is an opportunity for reluctant readers to see that reading is fun, they can turn it into a lifelong habit, and keep their academic skills up during the school break. And since Arizona summers are so hot, participating in the program can just be good fun and let you spend some quality family time in a cool place.”

The reading program also allows participants to learn about free online resources at local libraries. To learn more about the Chandler Public Library Summer Reading Program, visit ChandlerLibrary.org.

Teal & Silver Award Recipients

Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) honored ten winners of the Teal & Silver Award on May 10. The award recognizes dedication and support of CGCC employees, students, programs, and services.

“The community leaders and businesses honored with a Teal & Silver award provide Chandler-Gilbert Community College and its students with vital support that improves their experience and contributes to their success,” says Chandler-Gilbert Community College Interim President William Guerriero.

The 13th Annual Teal & Silver Award recipients were: Heather Patterson and Cindy Pino of Perry High School; Donna Carrier of Highland High School; Tel Tech Networks; Taylor Pineda of Si Se Puede Foundation, the San Tan Historical Society Governing Board; Rose Hartley of Goodmans Interior Structures; Miguel Arciniega, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University; Patrick DeLeon of the Boys and Girls Club Chandler Compadre Branch; Herb Zinn, Former member of Arizona Wing of the Commemorative Air Force; and Gilbert Public Schools Special Education Teachers: Barb Acherman, Madeline Dana, Mary Fisk, Dawn Harvey, Jennifer Kjar, Olga Lange, Kathryne O’Hara, Diane Smith, and Eileen Sotak.

To learn more about CGCC and find out how you can get involved, visit CGC.Maricopa.edu.

Natural Smiles Dentistry Now Open

Natural Smiles Dentistry is focused on providing a pleasant experience for patients in a relaxing environment. Dentists Suneeta Annamareddy, DDS; Prabsharan Sandhu, DDS; and Endodontist Jack Casale,DDS have more than 30 years of experience between the three of them. They offer both cosmetic and family dentistry.

On April 29, Natural Smiles hosted its Grand Opening with attendance from loyal patients, friends, and family. Guests enjoyed cheese and wine, as well as desserts. Sonic toothbrushes and Glo teeth whitening gift certificates were given away as raffle prizes.

Natural Smiles Dentistry is located at 10450 E. Riggs Rd. in Chandler. To learn more about Natural Smiles Dentistry or to make an appointment, visit AZNaturalSmiles.com.

Experience Vinum 55

Vinum 55 opened its third Arizona location in Downtown Ocotillo in late March. Vinum 55 is a tasting room and wine storage facility that offers its clients an array of wine-themed social events; daily access to the tasting room to host guests and interface with other wine enthusiasts; and exclusive opportunities to source wines from renowned wineries and store them at an ideal 55 degrees.

Open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Vinum 55 is located at 2577 W. Queen Creek Road, Suite 112 in Chandler. For more information on membership, call 480.477.3920 or visit Vinum55.com.