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I think it's safe to say that everyone finds comfort at home. It's the place where we go to recharge and decompress from our busy lives; where we seek refuge from the hectic, and sometimes chaotic, world. When I was in my 20s, I lived a carefree life. With no responsibilities other than work and paying the rent on time, I lived off ramen…

Volunteer Recognition Awards

Outstanding Chandler volunteers were recognized for the time, talents and energy they dedicate to the betterment of the Chandler community during the city’s annual Volunteer Recognition Award Program on Feb. 8 at the Chandler Center for the Arts. 

6th Annual Ultimate Backyard Expo

California Pools & Landscape presented its 6th Annual Ultimate Backyard Expo with swimming success. Record numbers of people came to see 2018’s latest backyard trends and hottest ideas! Whether planning an elaborate backyard sanctuary or considering a pool remodel, they don't disappoint. Find out more at CalPool.com.

Elementary Students Spread Kindness

Third graders at Navarrete Elementary wanted to spread kindness, so each student made a self-addressed “SMILE” card to spread throughout the community. They started their “SMILES” with a simple act of kindness for someone. The card was left for the recipient whose job was to write down how they were given a “SMILE” and pass it on. After 
recording three acts of kindness,…

Cambria Hotel Now Open

Choice Hotels International, Inc. is now welcoming guests at the new Cambria Hotel Phoenix Chandler Fashion Center. The 136-room, LEED-certified property is located in the heart of the Price corridor and provides a unique and distinctive experience, including chic décor, a contemporary bistro, flexible meeting spaces and free Wi-Fi.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies 

Several Chandler businesses celebrated their recent openings with a ribbon cutting ceremony from the Chandler Chamber of Commerce. Congratulations to Infinite Potential Chiropractic, Re:vitalize Weight Loss and Wellness Center, B2 Burgers and Brews, Arizona Federal Credit Union, Rubs Massage Studio and Dobson Academy! 
 

March 2018 Around Town

Four women who recently published their memoirs will be the featured speakers for the inaugural Women's Voices author series hosted by the Chandler Downtown Library. This four-part series began Jan. 27 and continues monthly through April 21. Each session is from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Downtown Library; it’s free to attend and no registration is required. On…

Bringing the Indoors Out

Whether you live in the pool all summer or relish lounging fireside in the winter, a well-designed and furnished outdoor space feels just as—if not more—comfy and cozy than your favorite plushy sofa in a family room packed with creature comforts.

The Modern Ranch

When Lance and Uyen Carlson started shopping around for a new home two years ago, they had one major thing on their must-have list: Lots and lots of space. But as the East Valley continues to rapidly grow, finding enough space posed to be a problem—until they came across this home in south Gilbert. 

Clean House, Clear Mind

Katy Krupnik was born with the inherent ability to organize and make sense out of chaos. She’s so good at it, she became a professional organizer and started her own business, The Tidy Cottage.

Decadence, Redefined

As a little girl growing up in Illinois, Denae Hostetler would help her mom, who worked in a fudge shop, to make different types of candies for special occasions.

A ‘Shelfie’ State of Mind

To accessorize shelves, start with the overall size and scale of the shelf. Evaluate if it is a large space or small space because each will require a different thought process.