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Students and faculty celebrated Compadre Academy’s reunification and preserved remnants from the start of the school’s new history during a ceremony on Oct. 2.
Ahwatukee Foothills resident Julie Croley has attended the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in downtown Phoenix for years, because of friends who’ve encouraged her to attend, but in 2003, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, the race took on a new meaning.
Oct. 5 is World Communion Sunday. It is an annual event, the first Sunday of each October, in which Christians worldwide celebrate our oneness in Christ. There is a unity to the faith, scarcely as it might appear and in spite of our many differences and traditions. Special services will be held around the globe testifying to this fact.
Chandler-based Makutu’s Island owners Kiran Bapatla and Kiran Vedantam recently donated $2,000 to area charities.
John Steinbeck was one of America’s most prolific and insightful novelists. Renowned for his prize-winning works that most of us either enjoyed or endured at some point in our education (depending upon our perspective), one of Steinbeck’s lesser known novellas is my personal fa-vorite. It is a penetrating little book called “The Pearl.”
Village Inn will open a new location in Mesa Sept. 29 and celebrate with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 3.
Gilbert Digital received three awards for its annual 20-minute documentary Digital State of the Town focused on the town’s accomplishments.
Joannie Sandoval will never forget the day when Gilbert police officers knocked on her door asking about her daughter’s whereabouts. It was Dec. 6, 2009, and the department had received a call from a man claiming then-21-year-old Dartanion Stroud killed Sandoval’s 26-year-old daughter, Angelita “Lita” Montano, and the police were there to verify the report.
Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival
Tumbleweed Park, 2250 S. McQueen Road
Typically the second weekend in March
This celebration of the large, feathered flightless wonders has drawn thousands of attendees for years — the event had its 27th occurrence in March — with the always-amusing ostrich races. But the festival is not just for the birds, as attractions such as carnival games and rides, a petting zoo, magic shows and plenty of food vendors keep families entertained for hours. The festival’s concert lineup usually features several national acts.
Great American Barbecue and Beer Festival
Dr. A. J. Chandler Park, 3 S. Arizona Ave.
Typically the fourth Saturday of March
Tumbleweed Tree Lighting Ceremony
Dr. A.J. Chandler Park, 3 S. Arizona Ave.
First Saturday of December
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Residents of Gilbert and the rest of the East Valley spent the last week remembering the events of 9/11 during several ceremonies and events.
Attendees of Gilbert's 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony gather around a beam from the World Trade Center on Sept. 11. [Eric Mungenast/Tribune]
Gilbert Fire Chief Jim Jobusch addresses an audience at Gilbert's 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Sept. 11. [Eric Mungenast/Tribune]
Gilbert Mayor John Lewis addresses a crowd during Gilbert's 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Sept. 11. [Eric Mungenast/Tribune]
It was 13 years ago Thursday when terrorists attacked the United States after gaining control of four commercial airplanes. Two planes struck and took down the World Trade Center in New York; the third damaged the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.; and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Passengers of that flight, United 93, fought the terrorists in an attempt to regain control of the plane.
I was in the hardware store when I first heard the news, though I did not know what I was hearing. As the cashier tallied my purchase, I overheard a reporter on the store’s radio make the peculiar announcement that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center. At the time, I thought of it as little more than a curiosity. How wrong I was.
A dedication ceremony at 4 p.m. on Sept. 9 will mark the completion of the renovation and expansion of the ASU Preparatory Academy-Polytechnic Elementary School to allow for an additional 235 students on the property.
Williams Field High School celebrated the opening of its new football field with a ceremony host at the school on Aug. 22.
The birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps is approaching in November. In keeping with tradition, our East Valley Marine Corps Detachment is hosting its annual Birthday Ball. The Ball will be on Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Oakwood Country Club in Sun Lakes.
Two Tempe City Council incumbents have been thrust into a runoff scenario against each other by a former state legislator and a first-time politician.
The Higley Unified School District celebrated the academic success of one of its schools during a ceremony on Aug. 22.
Grand Canyon: Arizona National Scenic Trail exhibit
FLAGSTAFF — Getting to the Grand Canyon Skywalk used to include a teeth-chattering drive over a washboard road fraught with dips and twists.
CORRECTS RESERVATION LOCATION TO NORTHWEST ARIZONA- This undated photo provided by Fann Contracting, Inc. shows a newly-paved stretch of road leading to the Grand Canyon Skywalk on the Hualapai Indian Reservation in northwestern Arizona. Known as the Diamond Bar Road, the once rugged, nine-mile washboard road now is completely paved after years of battles that included a dude rancher charging tourists to cross his property. A ceremony is planned Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 to mark completion of the project. (AP Photo/Fann Contracting, Inc.)