It’s the most 
wonderful time 
of the year!

The holidays are upon us and that means more gatherings with family and friends, admiring glittering lights, enjoying decadent treats and decorating a beautifully adorned tree – all of which put me in the holiday spirit. Yet there is something else beyond all the hustle and bustle that give meaning to the season – the gift of giving.

Foam Zone

At this year's Chandler Mayor’s Day of Play, participants took part in the Foam Fun Run, a 5K race that included foam 
stations and a 30-foot slip-n-slide all filled with bubbles. The event benefited RAD-Recreation and 
Athletics for Individuals with Disabilities.

December 2015 Around Town

Get in the holiday spirit under a powdery snowfall on Main Street. The 3rd Annual Rawhide Snowy Christmas begins on Thanksgiving and runs through January 3. Decorated with holiday décor and thousands of lights, Rawhide features holiday festivities including tree lighting ceremonies and photos with Santa. Sweet Sally’s offers stocking stuffers, like homemade fudge, for purchase. Tasty treats and s’mores…

Holiday Magic at Zoppé Italian Circus

In today’s world, we find ourselves absorbed by a multitude of technological distractions. Be it our phone, computer or television, there always seems to be a screen for us to stare at. Escape the draw of the digital world with Zoppé Italian Circus. This small, one-ring circus seats no more than 500 guests and provides an intimate entertainment experience. Seated…

Open Your Heart

Here at St. Vincent de Paul, we are dedicated to feeding, clothing, housing and healing the most vulnerable in our community who have no where else to turn for help. Restoring hope also is at the essence of our mission. Just as important, we provide opportunities for volunteers to carry out this mission for their neighbors in need.

C.O.P.S. Arizona

Jan Blaser-Upchurch will welcome nine new families to the Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) Holiday Party this month with open arms and an open heart. It will be a bittersweet welcoming, because each of these families represents an officer lost in the line of duty. However, the gathering will be a happy one for surviving spouses, children, family and co-workers…

Crust Embraces Historic Chandler

Crust has teamed up with legendary NFL football quarterback Kurt Warner to give back to the community. Ten percent of every jar of marinara sauce purchased at Crust is donated to Kurt Warner’s charity The Treasure House, a non-profit organization that supports young adults living with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Learn more at

Christian Brothers Automotive Opens First Arizona Location

Christian Brothers Automotive is a rapidly growing franchise that originally began in Houston, Texas in 1982. The franchise now has over 145 different locations across the United States. Christian Brothers Automotive opened a new location in Chandler on August 24, 2015. Located at 290 E. Ocotillo Rd, the new Chandler location is the first Christian Brothers Automotive in the state…

Visit a Park Day

The Chandler community enjoyed National Visit a Park Day on October 2 by walking around the city's 50+ parks, spending time at the dog parks with furry friends, and cooling off at the splash pads in town.

The Nice List

Santa’s made his list, checked it twice and found out who’s been naughty and nice. For family and friends who found their way on to Santa’s nice list this year, these great holiday gift ideas, ranging from organization to ways to stave off that winter chill to gifts that bring out the magic of the season and last long after…