With the Warmest Thanks

I think it’s safe to say that I inherited my passion for volunteering from my mother. A teacher, and one of the strongest, kindest and most compassionate hearts that I knew, my mother always made it a point to get involved with the community in one way or another—from fundraising for the annual Pumpkin Festival and Christmas Drive to starting…

Thank You Chandler

When I took this magazine on seven months ago, I had underestimated what a wonderful journey I was about to embark upon! One of the main reasons for me coming out of “retirement” was that our recent move from St. Louis to Chandler left me feeling unconnected with my own community. I missed meeting new people, learning about local businesses…

Hand & Stone Massage Grand Opening

The afternoon soiree saw friends and customers alike gather at the new locale for an afternoon of delicious light bites, cocktails, mingling and prizes, all capped off with a fabulous ribbon cutting ceremony. Tonia Johnston Photography

Chick-fil-A Ocotillo Grand Opening

The third Chick-fil-A location in Chandler, the eatery’s opening week was highlighted by a Premiere Night, which served guests in the restaurant for the first time, followed by a Dedication Night for team members.

Ocotillo Village Health Club & Spa Buti Glow Party

Elevating Chandler’s fitness scene, the Health Club provided glow paint to a number of participants for an hour of asana to sweat out toxins while listening to upbeat rhythms.

November 2016 Around Town

JAMM7, a Chandler-based marketing and events company, kicks off its 5th season of Saturday morning fitness with Barre at the Bar, November 5-26, at the award-winning Modern Margarita, located on the southeast corner of Arizona Ave. and E. Boston St. in the heart of Downtown Chandler. Classes run from 10am-11am and are taught by instructors from Ocotillo Village Health Club…

A Mother’s Love

They say it takes a village to raise a child; and that is certainly true. Motherhood is a tremendously wonderful journey brimming with endless love, laughter, happiness and small but cherished moments that make up a lifetime of precious memories. Yet, at times, this journey can also be confusing, overwhelming and a little bit lonely without a clear guide book…

Community Connectors

Melinda and Paul Gunther are the co-founders of Live Love, a “nonprofit organization working to establish long-term partnerships that build on the strengths and assets of neighborhoods in order to promote stronger caring communities.”

To Protect and Serve

In honor of Veteran’s Day this month, we are proud to present a glimpse of Lew Bradley’s experience while serving during the Korean War. What led you to enlist in the 
Marine Corps?

Practice Makes Perfect

A few years ago, Dan Hill’s then 11-year-old daughter, Lauren, decided that she wanted to play lacrosse. Although Hill was happy to let her play, he was not particularly fond of making the long drive to Scottsdale for practices and games.


Mark your calendars because you will not want to miss one of the most magical and best holiday light shows in the East Valley. At 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 17, Michael Pollack will flip the switch for more than a half-million twinkling lights at the Pollack Tempe Cinemas.

From France, With Love

Chandler’s Cuisine & Wine Bistro is all about family. The restaurant’s story dates back to 1988 when Mairead and Fabrice Buschtetz were both working at a hotel outside of Paris. He was in the kitchen. She was at the front desk. Soon, they both decided to leave the hotel and work at a restaurant owned by Fabrice’s family. And they’ve…

Bountiful Gatherings

Time is a valuable commodity around Thanksgiving. There never seems to be enough of it to get all the trimmings for the big dinner finished at the same time. Luckily, these quick and easy side dishes are a holiday life saver—they can be easily prepared ahead, and are sure to earn rave reviews from your guests.

A Thank You to Our Veterans

With the Holiday Season fast approaching many of us have a lot to be thankful for, particularly as Veteran's Day arrives. We must all be thankful for the sacrifices that our Armed Forces have made for our country, and for those who sacrificed and gave all. We also have to remember that behind every soldier, airman and sailor that there…