Keeping Cool, Having Fun

 Article Alison Stanton  When the temperatures climb into the triple digits and seemingly stay there for weeks on end, people of all ages in Chandler seek out cool activities—both literally and figuratively. Fortunately, there are plenty of great ways to beat the heat this summer. Check out the following ideas that are ideal for kids, adults and families.  For Kids: Giggles

Silently Strumming Along

 Article Georgann Yara  His work is world famous. Yet in his home state, renowned luthier Jason Kostal is a well-kept secret in the acoustic guitar and musical instrument worlds.  One of his guitars holds a permanent spot at the Musical Instrument Museum in the North American room that showcases all handmade instruments made on the continent. Kostal recalls museum personnel…

A Smoky Sensation

 Article and Photography  A mezcalito, which means  “little Mezcal,” is a trending cocktail style that typically mixes mezcal with fruit juices and agaves. In Las Palmas' Piña Mezcalito, the smoked pineapple complements the smoky notes of the Rayu Mezcal. This drink recently won Best Cocktail at the Chandler Spirits Festival. Try one yourself!   Las Palmas Cantina's Piña Mezcalito

Safety First

 Article Annemarie O'Donnell | Photography Courtesy of AAWL  Recent Arizona residents and new pet owners may be unfamiliar with the dangers the summer temps can cause our four-legged family members. “Overheating could lead to blood transfusions, uncomfortable toes pad lacerations that could become infected and orthopedic issues like cruciate ligament ruptures,” says Dr. Andrea Strickland of Animal Medical Center of…

Local Escapes

 Article Lynette Carrington | Photography Provided  The Phoenician Resort  The Phoenician has wrapped up an extensive and gorgeous multi-year renovation—the largest undertaken since the property opened in 1988. Everything but the golf course has been completely updated and ready for guests to enjoy fun in the sun and some much deserved indoor pampering, too.

Who Are You?

 Article Mindy Haskins  Matt and Carissa Krupski  Owners, MassageLuXe What is your most treasured item? Both: Our most treasured item is our children, Meagan and Hunter. Our family is very important to us.  The best thing to do in the summer is ... Both: With Meagan & Hunter out of school for the summer, we enjoy exploring new places and…

How to Enjoy the Summer and Ignore the Heat

Summer’s here again and I don’t know about you, but it’s kind of a drag. You’d think I would be use to it by now, having lived in the Valley since I was 4 years old, but—newsflash!—I’m not. The instant sauna that hits your entire body the minute you step outside, the makeup that melts … Continued

July 2018 Around Town

Chandler Native Supports the “Silent Service”              A 2014 Chandler High School graduate and Chandler native is serving in the U.S. Navy supporting nuclear-powered, fast-attack, submarines homeported in and visiting the Groton, Conn. area. The Naval Submarine Support Center, New London (NSSCNLON) provides administrative and support functions to approximately 20 … Continued

Women in Leadership Luncheon

Chandler Lifestyle's 2018 "Women of Chandler" were honored at a luncheon held by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce on May 15 at SoHo63. Attendees gathered for a chance to meet and hear from this powerful group of business and community leaders. 

Las Palmas Cantina Ribbon Cutting

Owner Julian Wright cut the ribbon on his new restaurant, Las Palmas Cantina, in Downtown Chandler last month. On hand to help were members of the Chamber of Commerce and representatives from ICAN. The restaurant brings the food, drinks and coastal vibes of the Mexican Rivera to downtown. Photos courtesy of Las Palmas Cantina. 

Crown Castle Hosts Day of Service

Crown Castle, the nation’s largest provider of shared communications infrastructure, hosted a day of service as part of its Connected by Good community parks initiative. In Chandler, 120 employees spread landscape rock, raked wood chips and cleaned the playgrounds at Pecos Ranch Park. Photos courtesy of Crown Castle. 

Chandler Fire Station Open House

On June 2, an open house was held for Chandler’s new Fire Station No. 11. The station is located at 4200 S. Gilbert Road, near Ocotillo and Gilbert roads. In addition to station tours, there were fire truck, ambulance and apparatus displays, demonstrations of emergency medical services and free blood-pressure checks. 

Fit Society’s “Murph The Fit”

On Memorial Day, members of Fit Society gathered for a Charity Workout of the Day to honor Lt. Michael Patrick “Murph” Murphy, a U.S. Navy SEAL who was killed in action in 2005 and awarded the Medal of Honor. As a community, they raised $2,000 for a memorial scholarship fund in Murph’s honor.   

Von Hanson’s Ribbon Cutting Celebration

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for Von Hanson's Meats & Spirits on June 5 to celebrate its 14th anniversary providing quality meat products and speciality market items to the Chandler community. 

Chandler Chamber Annual Community Awards

This prestigious event honors local businesses and individuals for their outstanding contributions to the community. The theme was "The Chamber is Right!" and attendees enjoyed games, prizes and plenty of surprises along with dinner and the awards presentation. Photos courtesy of Everardo Keeme Photography.