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Men of Honor

Let’s take a minute to honor some amazing men in our community. As you flip to our main feature on page TKTK, you’ll read more about them but let me take a moment to give you a quick run-down. Basically, they’re all ballers. They’re volunteers who are deeply embedded and invested in our community; they’re … Continued

June 2018 Around Town

Chandler Student Honored for Outstanding Volunteer Service Monet Tam, a senior at Hamilton High School, was presented with an engraved bronze medallion on May 4 to recognize her selection as a Distinguished Finalist for Arizona in the 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Tam has served with the Chandler Mayor’s Youth Commission since 2013 and, … Continued

Third Semi-Annual Free Shred-a-Thon

The community rallied once again (with the help of the Chandler Police and Fire Departments and the Arizona Young Marines) to shred more than five tons of sensitive documents and take back thousands of prescription pills. Sponsored by The Amy Nelson Team, Edward Jones Financial Advisor Vicki Paez, Craig Lloyd – American Family Insurance Agent, Great … Continued

Fit Society Turns One

Fit Society celebrated their one-year anniversary with an open house of their newcommunity hub, where they ate barbecue catered by in-house meal prep company, Knife & Fig. Afterward, everyone got on their bikes for a crib crawl around the Ocotillo neighborhood with pit-stops at member homes for a quick drink and hang out! 

Mission of Mercy Arizona Grand Opening

Mission of Mercy Arizona, a nonprofit that provides free primary healthcare and medication to those in need, celebrated the opening of its seventh mobile health clinic at the Chandler First Church of the Nazarene on May 4. Visit MomAZ.org for more info. Photography by Laird Brown.

Primrose School of West Chandler Grand Opening

The Primrose School of West Chandler hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening with members of the Chandler City Council and Chandler Chamber of Commerce. Learn more and enroll at PrimroseWestChandler.com.

Dude Food

Whether You’re Cooking for One or Cooking for Many, These Easy Dishes are Sure to Impress Anyone Gathered at Your Kitchen Table Article Nicolette Martin FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICH WITH JALAPEÑO SLAW   INGREDIENTS (SANDWICH) 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder Cayenne pepper, to taste Boneless, skinless chicken breasts Vegetable … Continued

Guy’s Night Out

 Article Michelle Guerrero  There are plenty of places to choose from in and around Chandler when planning your next guy’s night out. Enjoy delicious barbecue and blues music at West Alley BBQ & Smokehouse, make your way through a long list of brews while watching a game at H.O.P. Central or, for a flair of sophistication, try out Fox Cigar…

Bodie and his Dad, Erik

 Article Mindy Haskins  Yamaha YZ450F Dirt Bike  YamahaMotorsports.com

The Men of Chandler

Article Alison Stanton and Georgann Yara | Photography Lifestyle Media and Branding

Bridal Bazaar

 Article Mindy Haskins | Photography The Amburgeys  When the owners of Uptown Bridal were looking for a new home for their shop, they didn’t have to look far. Located behind the neighborhood where they grew up sat a charming and empty 1920s farmhouse.   

Jasmine and her mom, Denise

 Article Mindy Haskins | Photography none  Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder  Sephora, $38

A Second Chance

 Article Michelle Guerrero | Photography David Apeji  Kate Mathias, a mother of three, wife and author moved to Chandler from Iowa nearly eight years ago. She fell in love with the Arizona sunshine. Her new friends became family. Life was good. But in 2012, her neurologist misdiagnosed her with a stroke. She suffered daily headaches for 16 months, dropped 25…

The 2018 Real Women of Chandler

Article Alison Stanton and Georgann Yara | Photography Lifestyle Media and Branding

Girlfriend Weekend on Coronado Island

 Article Kathleen Blair | Photography Images provided  White sandy beaches, fantastic shopping, great restaurants and historical charm are all waiting to be discovered and enjoyed on the charming resort town of Coronado Island. Located across the bay from San Diego, it's a great weekend escape to a beach town with a carefree lifestyle.   

The 2018 Women of Chandler

Article Alison Stanton and Georgann Yara | Photography Lifestyle Media and Branding

This One’s For the Gals

In honor of the Women’s Issue, I’d like to share an excerpt of a social media post that I wrote for my mom on her birthday: “Happy birthday to my mom! Thank you for always being there for me. For bringing me homemade soup when I’m sick, stepping up to take care of our girls … Continued

May 2018 Around Town

Hand & Stone Massage Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary In May 2016, Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa opened its doors to the Chandler community. Since then, the locally owned and family-operated business has provided more than 20,000 massages and facials to its customers. The Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa philosophy is simple: Make … Continued

Community Easter Egg Hunt

Once again, Amy Nelson and Paula Chavez with The Amy Nelson Team at Keller Williams East Valley and Your Loan Gal, Kari Zurn with Academy Mortgage, brought together dozens of families for their third annual Community Easter Egg Hunt and Pictures with the Easter Bunny at Serenity Bend Park in Ocotillo. Photo credit Ooh Lala … Continued

Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival

The 30th Annual Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival returned to Tumbleweed Park and treated families with three days of live entertainment, carnival rides and games, spectacular food, music and, of course, ostriches! Photo credit Scott Chaffee

Fun Events at IronOaks

There’s a lot going on in the IronOaks community! Some recent events included the Fly Boys concert and meet-and-greet, a bus trip to Tubac for shopping and wine tasting, spring golf demo day, an Easter celebration and the Jason Morton Tennis Classic. 

The Inflatable Run

The Inflatable Run was an all-ages family event at Rawhide that featured a 5K inflatable obstacle course plus fun activities, games, shows and attractions in the festival area. 

The Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival

The Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival returned to Downtown Chandler with headlining act Rodney Atkins. The fest also featured more than 40 BBQ Pitmasters, a huge selection of beer and spirits, interactive games, local entertainment and more! Photography by Tim Fuchs.

Chandler Jazz Festival

Downtown Chandler hit a high note with the return of the Chandler Jazz Festival. The two-day festival treated music lovers to 22 hours of live performances from more than 85 local and national artists. Photo credit Sherrie Buzby Photography

Family Valentine’s Day Dance

Ginger Monkey hosted a Family Valentine's Day Dance after a local Chandler resident asked, "Does anyone know of a Mommy/Son Valentine's Day dance?" When no one knew of one, owner Jackson Armstrong stepped in to host one for families. The event was so popular, it sold out! Photography by Zane Beyer. 

Chandler Sports Hall of Fame

The Chandler Sports Hall of Fame held its 14th Annual Ceremony and Luncheon, inducting eight individuals who have brought statewide and national recognition to the city through their exceptional athletic talent. Six championship baseball teams from Hamilton High School were also honored. 

Mardi Gras Spring Fundraiser

The Assistance League of the East Valley hosted a Mardi Gras Fundraiser at Oakwood Country Club, featuring festive colors, casino gaming, bingo, music and food. Michael Pollack, of Michael A. Pollack Real Estate Investments, donated over $30,000 to the cause and was the emcee and head auctioneer for the night. Photos provided by Greggo Photography. 

Night to Shine

Night to Shine (NTS) is an unforgettable prom night experience centered on God’s love for people with special needs ages 14 and older. Every guest received a red carpet welcome and was showered with royal treatment, including a catered dinner, prom favors, crowns, corsages and dancing! 

Planting It Forward

From ground-breaking greenhouses to grass-roots education, these companies have their green thumbs on the pulse of produce.

Plug-In to Luxury

Generating 102 horsepower of electric power, a 75 kW power rating and nearly instantaneous torque, the liquid-cooled, permanent-magnet-driven electric motor of the 2018 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron delivers the kind of impressive acceleration that drivers will envy. Along with the 1.4-liter turbocharged TFSI engine, the e-tron has all it needs to provide low-end torque and high-end power.

Native Knows Best

Chandler native Craig Rawlings is the owner/operator of AZ NativeScapes, a landscaping business that offers full design, installation and renovation services. With over 20 years of experience, he's learned the best techniques to visually create stunning yards that not only preserve the natural beauty of the desert, but can withstand the hot Arizona sun. He's sharing his top four tools…

It Belongs to All of Us

Read this quote and think about it. It's a popular quote that you've probably seen on bumper stickers and tote bags:

April 2018 Around Town

The Vision Gallery offers its VISION KIDZ programs in a variety of mediums. The program promotes diversity in arts application, featuring workshops in drawing, watercolor, batik, ceramics and more. The goal is to provide children the opportunity to work with a professional artist and create a piece of art that is representative of their creativity. Classes are offered free of…

The Tastes of Spring

Chef Kit Tang of Ko’sin and Chef Fabrice Buschtetz of Cuisine & Wine Bistro share their favorite recipes using local, in-season ingredients for the freshest of flavors. Many of these vegetables can be acquired from local farms and farmers markets. 

Renewable Waste

When Lyndsey Bennett and her husband opened Raw Juice Bar in Chandler in October 2014, they quickly realized that they wanted to do something environmentally friendly with the vast amounts of raw pulp their business generates on a daily basis.


I think it's safe to say that everyone finds comfort at home. It's the place where we go to recharge and decompress from our busy lives; where we seek refuge from the hectic, and sometimes chaotic, world. When I was in my 20s, I lived a carefree life. With no responsibilities other than work and paying the rent on time, I lived off ramen…

6th Annual Ultimate Backyard Expo

California Pools & Landscape presented its 6th Annual Ultimate Backyard Expo with swimming success. Record numbers of people came to see 2018’s latest backyard trends and hottest ideas! Whether planning an elaborate backyard sanctuary or considering a pool remodel, they don't disappoint. Find out more at CalPool.com.

Elementary Students Spread Kindness

Third graders at Navarrete Elementary wanted to spread kindness, so each student made a self-addressed “SMILE” card to spread throughout the community. They started their “SMILES” with a simple act of kindness for someone. The card was left for the recipient whose job was to write down how they were given a “SMILE” and pass it on. After 
recording three acts of kindness,…

Cambria Hotel Now Open

Choice Hotels International, Inc. is now welcoming guests at the new Cambria Hotel Phoenix Chandler Fashion Center. The 136-room, LEED-certified property is located in the heart of the Price corridor and provides a unique and distinctive experience, including chic décor, a contemporary bistro, flexible meeting spaces and free Wi-Fi.

Volunteer Recognition Awards

Outstanding Chandler volunteers were recognized for the time, talents and energy they dedicate to the betterment of the Chandler community during the city’s annual Volunteer Recognition Award Program on Feb. 8 at the Chandler Center for the Arts. 

Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies 

Several Chandler businesses celebrated their recent openings with a ribbon cutting ceremony from the Chandler Chamber of Commerce. Congratulations to Infinite Potential Chiropractic, Re:vitalize Weight Loss and Wellness Center, B2 Burgers and Brews, Arizona Federal Credit Union, Rubs Massage Studio and Dobson Academy! 

March 2018 Around Town

Four women who recently published their memoirs will be the featured speakers for the inaugural Women's Voices author series hosted by the Chandler Downtown Library. This four-part series began Jan. 27 and continues monthly through April 21. Each session is from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Downtown Library; it’s free to attend and no registration is required. On…

Bringing the Indoors Out

Whether you live in the pool all summer or relish lounging fireside in the winter, a well-designed and furnished outdoor space feels just as—if not more—comfy and cozy than your favorite plushy sofa in a family room packed with creature comforts.

The Modern Ranch

When Lance and Uyen Carlson started shopping around for a new home two years ago, they had one major thing on their must-have list: Lots and lots of space. But as the East Valley continues to rapidly grow, finding enough space posed to be a problem—until they came across this home in south Gilbert. 

Clean House, Clear Mind

Katy Krupnik was born with the inherent ability to organize and make sense out of chaos. She’s so good at it, she became a professional organizer and started her own business, The Tidy Cottage.

Decadence, Redefined

As a little girl growing up in Illinois, Denae Hostetler would help her mom, who worked in a fudge shop, to make different types of candies for special occasions.

A ‘Shelfie’ State of Mind

To accessorize shelves, start with the overall size and scale of the shelf. Evaluate if it is a large space or small space because each will require a different thought process.

Committed to ‘Shop Local’

We are one month into 2018 and many resolutions have already come and gone. While we always start the New Year with the best intentions, only 7 percent of those commitments are ever realized.

Wicked Awesome Happy Hour

There was a huge turnout at the Wicked Awesome December Happy Hour, which was held on Dec. 27 at The Local Chandler. The social networking event is held monthly at various Chandler locations. For more information, visit Facebook.com/WickedAwesome HappyHour. Photography by David Apeji.