Welcome home.

Have you ever visited your hometown after being gone for several years and felt like time never passed? The sounds, the smells, the familiar landmarks like your old high school or the local library trigger the memories. And yet, when you try to share those feelings with someone else, it’s almost indescribable. After more than 20 years away from my…

Social Box Neighborhood Eatery Event

The Social Box Neighborhood Eatery hosted a Neighborhood Bash and First Annual Chili Cook Off. The summer celebration featured burgers and hot dogs on the grill, delicious chili, cotton candy, snow cones, games and more.

August 2015 Around Town

Mayor Jay Tibshraeny and members of the City Council recently helped rededicate the Copper Room, a vital multipurpose space on the second floor of the Downtown Chandler Library, in a public ceremony held in late June. The 5,100-square-foot Copper Room can be divided into several smaller areas that can be used for different purposes simultaneously. The new design gives library…

Authentic Mediterranean-inspired Food

Take one dynamic duo -- Christodoulos Komitis and Penelope Acosta-Komitis -- add a keen business mind, the ability to create delicious food and a staff that provides wonderful service and you have their recipe for operating a successful restaurant. It has worked so well with their first two restaurants, they decided to do it again and opened The Ivy, this…

Pampered Wellness Salon and Boutique

Take a break from the summer heat by indulging yourself at The Pampered Pinkie. Megan Maloy, the owner of this local salon, explains how.

The True Meaning of Home Grown

Our story is one with deep roots that began right here in the heart of Ocotillo. Mona’s Country Day School opened in the late 70s when my aunt Ramona Felix began watching children, mainly for parents who worked across the street at Bashas’ corporate office. Over the years, the city of Chandler and the daycare grew, which increased the need…

Coming Into Bloom

In 1972, Cactus Flower opened its doors to provide the Phoenix Metropolitan Area superb floral design. Thirty-eight years later, the dependable florist opened its Chandler location making drop-ins from southeast valley customers easier than ever. The family-owned company has built trust in its customers by focusing on product quality and excellent customer service, which it guarantees. And this top-notch florist…

Subway Restaurants of Arizona Subjammers Contest

More than 100 Subway sandwich artists invaded Chandler Fashion Square for the annual event where subjammers competed in the lettuce and tomato-filled contest that measured speed, recipe accurateness and overall presentation.

CLOTHES CABIN

What does someone do when they are out of work and the one thing that stands between them and a construction job is a pair of work boots that they can't afford? What if someone finally gets hired for a great job, but realizes they only have one appropriate outfit for the workplace? Who does a mother turn to when…

Deep Roots

Although Bashas’ has been around 83 years now, the company’s roots in Arizona and Chandler go back much further than that. It was in 1884 that Tanuis Basha moved from Lebanon to New York City to start a new life in the New World. He brought over his son, Najeeb, a bit later. New York hosted a thriving Lebanese community…

Summer Salad Stuffed Zucchini

Editor's Note: Corine Green is a runner, designer, holistic nutrition specialist and food blogger who lives in the East Valley. This month Corine submitted a recipe for a healthy, summer salad stuffed zucchini. She loves creating recipes incorporating herbs and vegetables from her home garden.