Seventh Annual Kustom Karz for K9z and Katz Kar Show

Join in the fun on Sat., Dec., 7 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Downtown Ocotillo. The event honors veterans and features a full Honor Guard; a live performance of the National Anthem; food; drawings; a live remote from 88.7FM THE PULSE with Frank from Wrench Nation; a trophy presentation by Chandler’s own Jack Holder, a Pearl Harbor Survivor; plus other local celebs. All proceeds from the event go to Lost Our Home Pet Rescue, which will also be on hand with pets who are available for adoption.

One Small Step Moves Clothes Cabin

After eight years at its current location at Alma School and Ray roads, One Small Step is moving Clothes Cabin to a larger, regional facility near Cooper and Guadalupe roads in Gilbert. The clothing bank and homeless services have expanded over the years, and clients are driving from long distances to access the programs available without cost.

“Last year, we served people from more than 100 zip codes, showing how badly people need the clothing, shoes, household linens, and hygiene items we can provide,” says Caryn Shoemaker, a founder and board member.

The new facility will have a classroom, laundry and shower for its homeless clients, and more space dedicated to the Back-to-Work program, which provides steel-toe work boots, scrubs, and work apparel for anyone seeking employment.

The new location will open this month at 710 N. Cooper Road. Friends Resale Boutique will remain at the current location. For more information, email 

SanTan Spirits Wins Medals at Wine & Spirits Competition

SanTan Spirits—the distilling side of SanTan Brewing Company—recently won four medals at the New York World Wine & Spirits Competition. The awards were given for their Sacred Stave and Butcher Jones Whiskeys, and included three double gold (Sacred Stave American Single Malt Whiskey, 90 Proof; Butcher Jones Arizona Straight Rye Whiskey, Cask Strength; and Sacred Stave American Single Malt Whiskey, Cask Strength—Best of Class) and one silver (Butcher Jones Arizona Straight Rye Whiskey, 100 Proof). Tours of the production facility are available at 495 E. Warner Road. Beer and spirits will be available for purchase there, as well. For information or to schedule a tour, visit

Tryst Cafe Unveils New Menu Items and Healthy Events

Tryst Cafe, an award-winning, locally-owned restaurant offering nearly 100 traditional, vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free items, recently debuted seven new menu items. New to the menu are Hemp Seed Tamales, Asian Jackfruit Bowl, Creamy Pesto Penne, Vegan Banana Quinoa Pancakes, Peach Cobbler Martini, Tryst Old Fashioned, and the CBD Pumpkin Spice Latte. The restaurant also debuted new monthly events, including Me Time for Moms and Date Night. Both feature an all-level Barre3 Chandler class and food. For information, visit Photo by Mark Lipczynski

Chandler Resident Wins True REST Float Spa Contest

True REST Float Spa recently held a contest where participants could “float to freedom.” Future Arizona firefighter and Chandler resident Mason Davis won the Summer Float Contest and received travel vouchers up to $5,000 for a trip of his choosing.

As the world’s largest float spa brand, True REST Float Spa gives members a moment of relaxation by providing opportunities to reduce stress and pain. The annual Float to Freedom contest was designed to support the community and offer members an opportunity to further step away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. All new True REST memberships and upgrades were eligible to win in addition to receiving one additional float added to their account at no extra cost.

Mason and his wife are planning to use the free trip they won at True REST Float Spa to visit Hawaii.

True REST Float Spa provides a unique experience of floating in a float pod. Each pod is filled with a mixture of water and 1,000 pounds of Epsom salts that creates a 30% salt solution, enabling effortless floating.

Arizona Cardinals Name Gila River Hotels & Casinos as Official Partner

The Arizona Cardinals have long collaborated with Gila River Hotels & Casino—Wild Horse Pass, Lone Butte and Vee Quiva. Now, the partnership is even stronger as the Arizona Cardinals name Gila River Hotels & Casinos as their Official Hotel and Casino partner.

To celebrate, Gila River Hotels & Casinos is offering more than $250,000 in prizes, including three Ford F-150 trucks. With Cardinals-themed contests, two custom Cardinals-designed hotel rooms, and other promotions throughout football season at all three properties, patrons will be treated to an elevated fan experience.

The State’s Largest Full-service Marriott Opens in Chandler

The new Marriott Phoenix Chandler is the largest full-service Marriott in the state of Arizona. The 182,000-square-foot property features 264 rooms; 26,000 square feet of event and convention space; a swimming pool; indoor and outdoor lounging areas; and a state-of-the-art fitness center. The Marriott Phoenix Chandler is also home to two preeminent dining destinations, Café MeSo, a Southwestern- and Mediterranean-inspired restaurant, and Proof 19, a craft cocktail and tequila-focused lounge. The property is located at 1600 S. Price Road.