Celebrate the men in your life.

This month we recognize the men in our lives -- fathers, grandfathers, brothers, sons, uncles and husbands. We pay tribute to these special men who made lasting impacts on our lives and continue to inspire us every day.

Spotlight on Chandler High School Teacher Andrew Valuikas

Andrew Valuikas's journey started in the small town of Eden, Maryland. It soon took a turn west for Chandler when his father's job relocated Valuikas and his family out to the Valley of the Sun's budding suburban city. A couple years after the move, Valuikas attended Chandler High School where a passion for wrestling developed. The hours after school were dedicated…

Chandler Vice Mayor Celebrates Earth Day by ‘Talking Trash’

Chandler Vice Mayor Kevin Hartke reminded residents about the importance of taking care of the environment. In honor of Earth Day, a partnership between “Don’t Trash Arizona” and Whataburger involved Valley mayors and vice mayors “talking trash” with the drive thru patrons.

A “Pro-State” of Mind

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Arizona Brewery Tours Provides Craft Beer Experience

It took 50 years for John Alvarado to find his passion. The Chandler beer-lover-turned-entrepreneur launched Arizona Brewery Tours with his son Johnny, in January 2013. Together, the father and son team are doing what they love: tasting, pairing, sharing and educating others on the growing craft beer industry.

Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Teaches Service, Citizenship and Patriotism

When the idea of Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, JROTC, was introduced with the National Defense Act of 1916, a dream was born. The dream was to create better young citizens for our fine nation and future leaders for our Armed Forces. Since 1916, when the first Army JROTC was founded, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard units…

ICAN 5k Color Dash Raises Money in a Colorful Way

Hundreds of participants walked, jogged and ran through a rainbow of color at the event presented by DPR Construction at Tumbleweed Park.  The event raised $8,500 for ICAN: Positive Programs for Youth, who provide free after school programs to at-risk youth in Chandler.

June 2015 Around Town

Phoenix-headquartered NexMetro Communities recently announced the purchase of 15 acres at the northeast corner of Warner Rd. and Grace Blvd., where it plans to develop 194 homes. The Avilla Grace development will feature one, two and three bedroom floor plans and continues the developer’s charter of building single-family, detached homes for lease that cater to lifestyle-conscious consumers. The deal is part…

Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers

There’s a new kid on the block and his name is Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers.

Chandler Firefighter Charities

I believe that giving and kindness are both contagious and prolific. Once you give back, it’s difficult to stop. To prove my point, I present the Chandler Firefighter Charities (CFC), a nonprofit organization founded by people who already give, risk and sacrifice on a daily basis.

A Tribute To Dad

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