For many of us, August is a bittersweet turning point in the calendar year. Summer freedom is drawing to a close, and the school bells will be ringing any day now. While the lazy days of sipping cool beverages poolside may be numbered, this month brings a sense of renewal. New routines, new clothes and new school supplies often come to mind in August.

Since we recently dedicated an issue to both the men and women of our community earlier this year, it would only be right to celebrate some of our cutest residents: kids and pets!

There’s no doubt we have some serious pet lovers in Chandler. Meet two non-profits dedicated to helping animals on page XX. They’re definitely leaving their paw prints on the community!

We also whipped up a recipe for homemade dog treats on page XX, so you can spoil your loyal companions.

And, when your pup is ready to lounge outside (I know mine loves to sunbathe!), we have the perfect grass for them. Forever Lawn not only keeps your yard looking amazing with its artificial grass, but it offers special K9 grass, the only artificial grass designed specifically for dogs (page XX).

We also showcase some of the amazing kids in our community, from one who is helping keep other kids safe (page XX) to one whose talent has drawn her to the stages of New York (page XX).

There is so much more in this issue, too. Drop me a line and let me know which story was your favorite!

Cheers to another wonderful month ahead, Chandler!




Michelle Glicksman, Editor


P.S. These are my wonderful kiddos and pup!