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Chandler Christian Community Center unveils new name, AZCEND

Chandler Christian Community Center Unveils New Name, AZCEND After 50 years of service to the communities in Southeast Valley, local nonprofit organization embraces new brand that reflects its evolution and future. Chandler, AZ. May 16, 2017 – In front of a crowd of staff, volunteers, donors, sponsors, clients, and local church and community dignitaries, the…


Deli co-owner gives back with free Thanksgiving dinner

CHANDLER, Ariz. (KSAZ) – One of the co-owners of Carlo & Emilie’s Gourmet Deli is Chandler decided to give back to the community on Thanksgiving, and host a free Thanksgiving dinner at a church in Chandler. The co-owner said he used to live in an orphanage in Italy. FOX 10’s Danielle Miller reports.   Watch:…


Phoenix-area exhibit puts a face to homelessness

CHANDLER, Ariz. — A new exhibit presents an eye-opening look at homelessness in Chandler. The exhibition, “Portraits of Homelessness,” features pictures of the homeless within the city and allows them to tell their stories to visitors. “Some of their stories talk about why they’re homeless,” said Chandler City Councilmember Kevin Hartke, who helped organize the…


Deli owner who grew up in an orphanage provides hot meals for homeless

Hot meals mean a lot to the homeless, as Carlo Ventura knows. He lived in an Italian orphanage from ages 2 to 14. “The many nights of going to bed with just a piece of stale bread; I know how stressful it can be for anyone,” Ventura said. Ventura, co-owner of Carlo and Emilie’s Gourmet…


Chandler lowering property-tax rate for homeowners

Chandler homeowners and social-service agencies scored in the budget for next fiscal year. Chandler adopted a $971 million budget June 9, a total that represents a 6.7 percent increase over last year, while decreasing the city property-tax rate to reflect rising home values and giving $1.12 million to social-service agencies. The median home price increased from $186,800 to $200,500 over…


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