Enjoy the arts!

I was fortunate to be exposed to the arts at a very young age. Growing up in New York, my earliest memories date back to when my grandparents took my sisters and me to see The Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. It was a tradition we kept every year. We also saw “Annie” on Broadway and watched in…

March 2016 Good Times


Fathers and daughters celebrated the evening at the City's annual Daddy Daughter Valentine's Dance on Feb. 5 at Snedigar Recreation Center and Feb. 6 at the Chandler Community Center. The parties included dancing, contests, dinner, and crafts.

March 2016 Around Town

In its sixth season, The Good Life Festival welcomes over 5,000 guests of all ages to enjoy food, great music, and community in a setting with breathtaking views of a five-star resort. Launched in 2010, the Encantarra Country Club has become home to The Good Life Festival. Hal Looney, Shea Homes Active Lifestyle Communities Arizona Area President says, “The festival…

Chandler Center for the Arts welcomes Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding

Since “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding” first opened off-Broadway in 1988, the hilarious show has enamored tens of thousands of theater-goers with its loud and lively antics. On Tuesday, March 8, Tony, Tina and all of their boisterous Italian-American friends and relatives will return to Chandler Center for the Arts for an eight-show run that ends on Sunday, March 13. Michelle…

The art of ice dancing

For some, it can take several years, even a lifetime, before they find their true passion. But for Karina Manta, that was not the case. Since the age of five, Manta has pursued her love of skating. She explains that it all started when she attended a friend’s birthday party at a skating rink and enjoyed the experience so much…

Not your average wine bar

Vintage 95 owners Craig and Tricia Hills opened their award-wining lounge four years ago. Having grown up in Chandler, Craig wanted to bring something unique to the Downtown area. The lounge originally opened with a smaller menu, but the influence of its chefs helped to expand into food that is quite amazing. Most who have heard of Vintage 95 think…

Locally Owned : Burst of Butterflies Pottery Painting & Art Studio

Burst of Butterflies Pottery Painting & Art Studio is a local art studio that allows anyone and everyone the opportunity to catch the creative bug. Located in Chandler at 141 West Boston St., Burst of Butterflies Pottery Painting & Art Studio is a go-to place for creative family fun. Cheryl Tisland co-owns the art studio with her mother Margaret Peters.…

March 2016 Good Times

Trivia Night, hosted by Marshall Shore, known as Arizona’s Hip Historian, The Chandler Museum and The Ostrich Bar 
joined up to present a Trivia Night at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort. Attendees ate delicious food
and drank cocktails while answering trivia questions.

Creating a beautiful masterpiece for those who need it most

At Nielsen Law Group, we are actively involved in the community and seek organizations and causes to support that resonate with us. Our first introduction to the House of Refuge was when our attorneys offered free educational seminars to the members of their community. But we wanted to take things a step further by involving our attorneys and staff in…

Spotlight on local student artist Ryan Dempsey

At only 13 years old, Ryan Dempsey is a talented artist. An 8th-grader at Bogle Junior High, Ryan shares why he is so passionate and how he incorporates art into his life. When did art become an 
interest/hobby? I have always loved art, and at age 7, I got really into drawing. A year later I started painting with acrylic…