Esports thrive at Arizona State thanks to student-run gaming association

In the sporting realm, a debate can rage on whether esports is a real sport. Those who ask that question to the traditional sports enthusiast may get a negative response. But as the argument continues over skill vs. athleticism, and physical exertion vs. mental exertion, the world of esports continues to take the U.S. by […]

Dominican presence in baseball remains strong thanks to trailblazer Felipe Alou

Felipe Alou’s legacy on the baseball diamond extends far beyond what he accomplished as a player or manager. Just look around any Major League Baseball stadium. Six decades have passed since Mr. Alou made his major league debut with the San Francisco Giants. But he didn’t just make his debut that day. He made history. […]

Local resident graduates from basic military training in San Antonio

U.S. Air Force Airman and Queen Creek resident Samuel A. Althoff graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills, according to a press […]

Chandler Heights Community Church schedules open house

Chandler Heights Community Church, 26800 S. Mandarin Drive, is having an open house 5-7 p.m. Saturday, May 5. The evening will include a dinner, live music and an opportunity to meet neighbors and welcome the church’s new pastor and his wife. Chandler Heights Community Church, which is at the corner of Mandarin and Hunt Highway, […]

Shemer Art Center seeking work of local artists for upcoming exhibit

The Shemer Art Center and Museum, 5005 E. Camelback Road in Phoenix, is accepting entries for three more weeks from artists across Arizona for a juried exhibition called Arizona’s Desert Beauty, which will run from May 29 to July 12. This call is open to all Arizona artists over the age of 18. All works […]

Tractor Supply hosting essay contest for local 4-H, FFA youth

The Tractor Supply Company Mobile Fair Tour is looking for Arizona 4-H and Future Farmers of America youth who showcase what it means to be a great neighbor. Originating last year, the Great Neighbor Essay Contest is an experiential component of the retailer’s Mobile Fair Tour — a 24-stop journey across the U.S. that will […]

Meet Your Neighbor: Ethos Martial Arts owner Tyler Larsen

A new mixed martial arts academy is opening in the Town of Queen Creek with a grand opening date of May 12. Ethos Martial Arts, 18540 E. San Tan Blvd., focuses on teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Viking Striking and mixed martial arts, according to owner Tyler Larsen. “With a wealth of knowledge to share, our instructors […]

Arizona Women’s Partnership announces 2018 grant recipients

The Arizona Women’s Partnership, an all-volunteer philanthropic 501 (c)3 nonprofit that provides grants to grassroots charities that assist under-served women and children at-risk in Arizona, is pleased to announce its 2018 grant recipients. Now in its 16th year, the Arizona Women’s Partnership has recently awarded a total of $33,000 in grants to the following: About […]

Department of Child Safety director recognized for service to Arizona’s children

The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office presented its Justice for All Award to Department of Child Safety Director Greg McKay for his life-long dedication to serving Arizona’s children. “Greg McKay has spent his life pursuing justice for the victims of crime and continues to serve as a champion for one of the most vulnerable populations as […]

Aurora Behavioral Health System presents Suicide: The Ripple Effect film

Aurora Behavioral Health System will present a special screening of Suicide: The Ripple Effect at 5 p.m., April 11 at Tempe Marketplace 16 located 2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway. A panel discussion will follow the screening of the film that chronicles the story of Kevin Hines, who at age 19 attempted to take his life […]