A tribute to pets

My kids regularly beg for a dog. Any dog. Big or small. White, black or brown. They don’t care what type of dog. They just want one. It happens whenever they see a dog at the park, or if we’re riding in the car, and especially when we stop in the pet store. And no matter how many times I…

Residents Support Chandler Police Officers

Chandler residents came together on July 20 to provide support and give thanks to the Chandler Police Department. More than 40 people brought signs and smiles and cheered as the officers received a standing ovation. The event was organized by the Facebook group Living Chandler.

Around Town

Fired Pie opened its second Chandler location in July. Located at 1155 West Ocotillo Road Suite 8, the pizza restaurant’s newest site offers the same great selection as its other locations. After three years of business, Fired Pie has grown to 16 locations strong.

The PAWS Program at Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center provides comfort to patients, four paws at a time

Every day at Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center, teams of physicians, nurses, and other health specialists all work hard providing medical care for their patients. In addition to this dedicated group of medical professionals, there is another team that is devoted to helping patients feel better and heal faster—only this group walks on four legs instead of two.

Operation Back To School Chandler a Huge Success

More than 3,000 families received free backpacks filled with donated school supplies, plus new shoes, socks, underwear and uniforms at Operation Back To School Chandler on July 23. Local agencies also provided services such as haircuts and dental screenings, along with other resources on fire and water safety.

Pooch Friendly Patios in Chandler

Chandler is known for its friendly and inviting neighborhoods, so what more could you ask for than two eateries that are great for the whole family, including furry friends?

Protecting, Serving, and Wagging Tails

Dogs provide us with love, protection, loyalty, and compassion. While many of us count on these cute companions to greet us happily after we return home from putting in a hard day at work, they can play a much more vital role in our communities. Dogs working in the K-9 unit with officers provide protection and much needed service to…

Barrow Brain and Spine’s Growing Neurosurgery Practice is Local Resource for World Class Brain and Spine Care

There’s no doubt about it. Over the past 30 year Barrow has helped to put Phoenix on the map as a healthcare destination as it is known worldwide for its extraordinary contributions to the field of neurosurgery. Today, more and more patients in the East Valley community are enjoying convenient access to this premiere brain and spine care resource right…

Caring for your senior pet

If you have an aging pet, there are some things you should be aware of in order to ensure good overall health. Our friends over at Animal Medical Center of Chandler, including new veterinarian Dr. Gabriela Durig, provided some helpful tips when caring for your senior pet:

Fostering love for dogs in need

I have always had a deep passion for animals. Hearing stories of animal abuse leaves me heartbroken. I feel a strong sense to protect and stand up for animals. That passion led me to begin volunteering at a local animal shelter in Mesa and eventually open up my home to foster dogs. A few of these foster dogs have become…

Local advocate fights animal cruelty

On a peaceful acre of land, surrounded by a cow, three goats, two pigs, eight chickens, three turkeys, two ducks and 11 cats, Michelle Lukasiewicz has created a life that many animal lovers dream about. “From a very young age I always felt compassion for animals,” says Lukasiewicz.

Coconut’s Fish Cafe Grand Opening Celebration

Coconut’s Fish Cafe opened its third Arizona location on July 25, located at 1155 W. Octotillo Rd in Chandler. To celebrate, the restaurant hosted Kimokeo, a Maui Cultural Ambassador, to do an official Hawaiian blessing. Coconut’s Fish Cafe serves fresh Hawaiian fish favorites daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.​