Explore the beauty of Arizona

We’re fortunate to live in the magnificent Southwest where we can spend time outdoors nearly every single day. During the spring, and even as the hot summer months are approaching, we can take advantage of the cool mornings and the mild evenings for a stroll through the park, a hike or bike ride. Now is the perfect time to experience…

April 2016 Around Town

Adults are taking over the i.d.e.a. Museum in Mesa on April 8 to express their inner child and support a good cause. Color the Night: Adult Take-Over at the museum gives grown-ups a chance to explore their creative side and support the museum and its Access for All – No Barriers to Learning fund. Supporters of Color the Night will…

Desert Botanical Garden offers wide variety of classes for kids and adults

Since the Desert Botanical Garden first opened in 1939, it has inspired both locals and visitors with its beautiful exhibits. In addition to visiting the 55 acres that are under cultivation and viewing some of the 50,000-plus plant displays that call the Phoenix location home, the Desert Botanical Garden offers a huge variety of outdoor-themed classes for kids and adults.

Enjoy hiking, fishing and wildlife at Veteran’s Oasis Park and Environmental Education Center

Who would have thought that an empty lot of land would be transformed into an integral part of a city? But that is exactly what happened in Chandler with the Veteran’s Oasis Park and Environmental Education Center. Ariane Francis, who oversees the Center and facilitates programs throughout the park, shares insight on how the park came to be and the…

Chandler’s secret sandwiches

Life lessons brought GRAZ Kitchen Fresh owner and chef, Marcus Gonzales, to where he is today. The fire in him began to fuel as he grew up, while watching his Nana cook from scratch in the kitchen every day. This continued during his time in the Marine Corps and later as an intern in a Scottsdale restaurant. These experiences are…

April 2016 Good Times

Salon 27 hosted a launch party for its neighborhood hair salon. Guests snacked on treats while looking over the salon's extensive hair product selection. The new salon is currently taking appointments.

April 2016 Good Times

Chandler volunteers were honored for their contributions to the community at Chandler's Fourth Annual Recognition Breakfast. Congratulations to award winners David Miller, Audrey Dolezal, Rosemary Morton, Joy Meyer, Shabab Siddique, Victor and Cynthia Hardy, Carl White, and Leonal Martinez, as well as the Senior Center Quilters Group and PayPal.

Recycled City makes composting easy

Recycled City will be participating in Eastmark AwesomeFest on Saturday, April 9 from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Eastmark Visitor and Community Center, located at 10100 E Ray Rd. in Mesa. AwesomeFest is an evening of awe, inspiration and fun for all ages with interactive experiences, national arts, musical acts and food from local eateries. Learn more at www.eastmark.com.

Ripe for reuse

With a little creative repurposing, you can breathe new life into many common household items – including those destined for the trash. These clever recycling tips, as shared in the upcoming MacGyver School summer experience at Veterans Oasis Park, are good for the environment and your everyday life, too.