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Mayor’s Inaugaral Teen Leadership Academy

Twenty-two Chandler-area teenagers spent spring break learning about the inner workings of municipal government. Teens met with city-elected officials, participated in various activities and received certificates of completion and a gift for their work in the academy.

May 2015 Around Town

Get ready to laugh as Names From A Hat Improv takes the stage. Names From A Hat Improv is a comedy troupe based in Mesa. They are ready to get you howling from the bottom of your belly. Performances will run through May on Sundays at 7 p.m. in the second floor south studios at One East Main Street in Mesa.…

Kylie’s Mom

I will never forget the day I became Kylie’s mom. It was a little after 11 a.m. in the morning on August 4 when the nurse reported, “She has a full head of dark hair.” Being in labor for over 15 hours, I knew then that I had made it to the final stretch.

Simple Ingredients = Big flavor

Don’t let the modest appearance keep you from stepping into this quaint cafe located on the southeast corner of Ray Road and Rural. And, don’t let the small menu fool you as the fresh ingredients are packed with wonderful flavors. Café Cornucopia is a hidden treasure with an atmosphere that is cheerful, homey and inviting with food that will bring…

Sun Valley Solar Solutions

Sun Valley Solar Solutions (SVSS) sprouted in 2006 because Joe Messner and Russ Patzer had a shared a passion for technology, innovation and the environment, and the determination to put that passion to good use. Both were former Intel engineers who looked at the abundant Arizona sun and knew there was a better way to make electricity that could save…

Preschoolers Learning Sustainability Through Gardening

Chandler preschoolers are experiencing the cycle of life, appreciating the earth and respecting their environment as they dig, plant, water and care for their gardens at Desert Sun Child Development Center. From flowers and plants to fruit and vegetables, gardening is an important aspect of hands-on learning incorporated into the daily curriculum at this top-rated Arizona school.

Volunteering Teens Learn to Be Green

Paige became a Green Teen for the City of Chandler’s Environmental Education Center (EEC) as a 14 year old. She was a quiet girl who had dreams of studying science and biology in college and becoming a veterinarian. When Paige left the EEC at the end of her high school senior year, she left with self-confidence and strength that she didn’t know…

Standing Proud Pit Bull Rescue Center

Wagging tails, wiggling bodies and sweet kisses are never in short supply when hanging out with the pups of Standing Proud Pit Bull Rescue Center. Our current foster dog, Noelle, definitely checks all those boxes as she only holds still when she crawls into your lap to lick your face. She is the third dog we have welcomed into our home from the…

Creating Environmental Awareness

The City of Chandler offers a comprehensive recycling program that goes beyond helping the environment. For Chandler resident Chelle Daly, the program, and others like it, play a significant role in her family’s lives.

Ostrich Festival Parade and Run

The 11th Annual Fun Run kicked off this year's event, which concluded with a parade down Arizona Avenue. The 27th Annual Ostrich Festival Parade included Ollie the Trollie, unique floats, antique cars and high school marching bands.