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Local Jewish preschool follows Reggio Emilia Approach

The Reggio Approach, viewing children as competent and capable humans, full of potential, is an approach that goes hand in hand with Judaism, according to leaders at the Chandler Jewish Preschool, and that’s why it was selected to govern the thinking at the preschool when it opened just over a year ago.

EnVie in Chandler offers healthy experience for women

Gary Findley has had a lot of success since he got his start in the fitness industry at the age of 19. He is the former president of the women’s fitness mega-chain Curves. As the president of Curves for eight years, he saw the company grow to 8,000 locations.

Hamilton trying to get back to title game, but will have plenty of challenges on the way

When it comes to boys soccer, the East Valley is loaded in Division I, while Division II and III look to catch up and represent the Valley in the playoffs.

Councilmember Hartke named ‘Outstanding Volunteer’ by Chandler Unified School District

One day it was hats, another day a giant inflatable whale, after that it was rocks. Chandler Councilmember Kevin Hartke is always bringing in something interesting for Maria Acosta’s sixth-grade class at Galveston Elementary.

Gilbert woman uses wedding gowns to make clothes for deceased infants

Karen Gillian is not a maid of honor that has bridesmaid dresses from 27 different weddings like in the 2008 film “27 Dresses.” Rather, the wedding dresses she has in her Gilbert home have a story to tell and have a special purpose: They are made into unique gowns for “angels” in heaven.

Businesses buckling down for end of light rail construction

Mesa TV & Appliance salesman Brian Richardson has a problem: His customers can’t turn left into his driveway.

Keeping the Faith: The gift of mercy

Some years ago I read about Charles Brown, a World War 2 pilot on his first mission, just before Christmas, 1943. His B-17 had been shot to pieces by German fighters and anti-aircraft guns. Half his crew was wounded, his tail gunner was dead, and he was flying alone over Germany, barely able to keep the plane aloft.

Letter: Cannabis has many health benefits

Cannabis helps prevent diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and many types of cancer. Cannabis is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory substances on the planet. Chronic inflammation is the root cause of many, if not most, of the diseases of the human body.