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Rethink, Repurpose, Listen
December 17, 2015 0 2

Though incorporated only 134 years ago, Phoenix is now the sixth largest city in the nation, home to nearly 1.6 million people within its boundaries. Compared to her older “top six” siblings – New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and Philadelphia – Phoenix is geographically the second largest, with over 500 square miles of incorporated land, while accommodating the lowest density, with just under 3,000 people per square mile. Comparatively, Phoenix is a moody teenager desperately trying to grow up. The fast pace of recent development and enormous growth, in a relatively short timeframe, likens this city to a gawky teen, complete with a “body” that is awkwardly larger than its current level of control and poise can effectively manage. This teen, though physically large enough, is certainly not yet a “full-grown” metropolis. There have been several rapid-fire population booms in the short history of Phoenix, bringing large numbers of transplants to...

Though incorporated only 134 years ago, Phoenix is now the sixth largest city in the nation, home to nearly 1.6 million people within its boundaries. Compared to her older “top six” siblings – New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and Philadelphia – Phoenix is geographically the second largest, with over...

Though incorporated only 134 years ago, Phoenix is now the sixth largest city in the nation, home to nearly 1.6 million people within its boundaries. Compared to her older “top six” siblings – New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and...

Though incorporated only 134 years ago, Phoenix is now the sixth largest city in the nation, home to nearly 1.6 million people within its boundaries....

Though incorporated only 134 years ago, Phoenix is now the sixth largest city in the nation, home to nearly 1.6 million people within its boundaries. Compared to her older “top six” siblings – New York,...

Though incorporated only 134 years ago, Phoenix is now the sixth largest city in the nation, home to nearly 1.6 million people within its boundaries. Compared to her older “top six” siblings – New York,...

Though incorporated only 134 years ago, Phoenix is now the sixth largest city in the nation, home to nearly 1.6 million people within its boundaries. Compared to her older “top six” siblings – New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and Philadelphia – Phoenix is geographically the second largest, with over 500 square miles of incorporated land, while accommodating the lowest density, with just under 3,000 people per square mile. Comparatively, Phoenix is a moody teenager desperately trying to grow up. The fast pace of recent development and enormous growth, in a relatively short timeframe, likens this city to a gawky teen,...

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Going Analog
November 25, 2015 0 4

Nearly everyone has a digital camera or at least a phone with a camera these days, but that doesn’t mean that film photography is completely a thing of the past. Independent photo labs like Phoenix Photo Lab and Tempe Camera, as well as a few large companies, such as Walgreens and Costco, still offer film processing in the Phoenix area, and some local photographers prefer film photography over digital. “[My friend] let me use her camera one day and I just fell in love with it over digital – I don’t know why,” local photographer Sheldon Chambers said. “It brought back that little kid memory of looking at film and at the rolls, and I hadn’t done that since.” Though major imaging company Kodak has seen a decline in its assets in the last decade – from $9.18 million in 2008 to $2.56 million in 2014 – film photography still has a measurable...

Nearly everyone has a digital camera or at least a phone with a camera these days, but that doesn’t mean that film photography is completely a thing of the past. Independent photo labs like Phoenix Photo Lab and Tempe Camera, as well as a few large companies, such as Walgreens and...

Nearly everyone has a digital camera or at least a phone with a camera these days, but that doesn’t mean that film photography is completely a thing of the past. Independent photo labs like Phoenix Photo Lab and Tempe Camera, as...

Nearly everyone has a digital camera or at least a phone with a camera these days, but that doesn’t mean that film photography is completely...

Nearly everyone has a digital camera or at least a phone with a camera these days, but that doesn’t mean that film photography is completely a thing of the past. Independent photo labs like Phoenix Photo...

Nearly everyone has a digital camera or at least a phone with a camera these days, but that doesn’t mean that film photography is completely a thing of the past. Independent photo labs like Phoenix Photo...

Nearly everyone has a digital camera or at least a phone with a camera these days, but that doesn’t mean that film photography is completely a thing of the past. Independent photo labs like Phoenix Photo Lab and Tempe Camera, as well as a few large companies, such as Walgreens and Costco, still offer film processing in the Phoenix area, and some local photographers prefer film photography over digital. “[My friend] let me use her camera one day and I just fell in love with it over digital – I don’t know why,” local photographer Sheldon Chambers said. “It brought back that...

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Being Good Neighbors
November 5, 2015 0 3

It’s 7:00 a.m. and the volunteers are ready to work; one has even started pulling weeds in the front yard. But a few unanswered knocks on the door make the crew rethink their timing. This home belongs to an elderly lady who heard about Tempe Neighbors Helping Neighbors (TNHN) through a friend. A few minutes later, that same friend arrives and informs the group leader that the side gate is unlocked. Volunteers grab their rakes, ladders, and bags and make their way to the backyard. Everyone somehow knows their task and immediately starts removing the accrual of pine needles from the yard and rain gutters. Beads of sweat are already running their course down my back and I’m even standing in the shade. The heat is not even a topic discussed among the volunteers. Instead, there is an unmistakable feeling of camaraderie as the group continues raking and removing the pine...

It’s 7:00 a.m. and the volunteers are ready to work; one has even started pulling weeds in the front yard. But a few unanswered knocks on the door make the crew rethink their timing. This home belongs to an elderly lady who heard about Tempe Neighbors Helping Neighbors (TNHN) through...

It’s 7:00 a.m. and the volunteers are ready to work; one has even started pulling weeds in the front yard. But a few unanswered knocks on the door make the crew rethink their timing. This home belongs to an elderly...

It’s 7:00 a.m. and the volunteers are ready to work; one has even started pulling weeds in the front yard. But a few unanswered knocks...

It’s 7:00 a.m. and the volunteers are ready to work; one has even started pulling weeds in the front yard. But a few unanswered knocks on the door make the crew rethink their timing. This...

It’s 7:00 a.m. and the volunteers are ready to work; one has even started pulling weeds in the front yard. But a few unanswered knocks on the door make the crew rethink their timing. This...

It’s 7:00 a.m. and the volunteers are ready to work; one has even started pulling weeds in the front yard. But a few unanswered knocks on the door make the crew rethink their timing. This home belongs to an elderly lady who heard about Tempe Neighbors Helping Neighbors (TNHN) through a friend. A few minutes later, that same friend arrives and informs the group leader that the side gate is unlocked. Volunteers grab their rakes, ladders, and bags and make their way to the backyard. Everyone somehow knows their task and immediately starts removing the accrual of pine needles from...

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Dairy in the Desert
September 15, 2015 0 8

It is all too easy to envy those small American towns with their local dairy farms and fresh milk in glass bottles. But for Arizonans, this mentality has now run its course thanks to Danzeisen Dairy in Laveen Village. For three generations, the Danzeisen family has operated their dairy farm and sold their milk to the larger distribution companies. However, a few years ago, the dairy’s owner, Kevin Danzeisen, decided the company needed a change in direction. Danzeisen Dairy “We weren’t going to make it as a farm if we kept doing things the same way,” Kevin said. Then an idea took root. Why not start selling his cow’s milk to the local community? The idea germinated as Kevin began to think about his neighbors. They saw his cows every day but were buying milk from the store with no knowledge of where it came from...

It is all too easy to envy those small American towns with their local dairy farms and fresh milk in glass bottles. But for Arizonans, this mentality has now run its course thanks to Danzeisen Dairy in Laveen Village. For three generations, the Danzeisen family has operated their dairy farm and...

It is all too easy to envy those small American towns with their local dairy farms and fresh milk in glass bottles. But for Arizonans, this mentality has now run its course thanks to Danzeisen Dairy in Laveen Village. For three...

It is all too easy to envy those small American towns with their local dairy farms and fresh milk in glass bottles. But for Arizonans,...

It is all too easy to envy those small American towns with their local dairy farms and fresh milk in glass bottles. But for Arizonans, this mentality has now run its course thanks to Danzeisen...

It is all too easy to envy those small American towns with their local dairy farms and fresh milk in glass bottles. But for Arizonans, this mentality has now run its course thanks to Danzeisen...

It is all too easy to envy those small American towns with their local dairy farms and fresh milk in glass bottles. But for Arizonans, this mentality has now run its course thanks to Danzeisen Dairy in Laveen Village. For three generations, the Danzeisen family has operated their dairy farm and sold their milk to the larger distribution companies. However, a few years ago, the dairy’s owner, Kevin Danzeisen, decided the company needed a change in direction. Danzeisen Dairy “We weren’t going to make it as a farm if we kept doing things the same...

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Rethink, Repurpose, Listen
December 17, 2015 0 2

Though incorporated only 134 years ago, Phoenix is now the sixth largest city in the nation, home to nearly 1.6 million people within its boundaries. Compared to her older “top six” siblings – New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and Philadelphia – Phoenix is geographically the second largest, with over...

Though incorporated only 134 years ago, Phoenix is now the sixth largest city in the nation, home to nearly 1.6 million people within its boundaries. Compared to her older “top six” siblings – New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and...

Though incorporated only 134 years ago, Phoenix is now the sixth largest city in the nation, home to nearly 1.6 million people within its boundaries....

Though incorporated only 134 years ago, Phoenix is now the sixth largest city in the nation, home to nearly 1.6 million people within its boundaries. Compared to her older “top six” siblings – New York,...

Though incorporated only 134 years ago, Phoenix is now the sixth largest city in the nation, home to nearly 1.6 million people within its boundaries. Compared to her older “top six” siblings – New York,...

Though incorporated only 134 years ago, Phoenix is now the sixth largest city in the nation, home to nearly 1.6 million people within its boundaries. Compared to her older “top six” siblings – New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and Philadelphia – Phoenix is geographically the second largest, with over 500 square miles of incorporated land, while accommodating the lowest density, with just under 3,000 people per square mile. Comparatively, Phoenix is a moody teenager desperately trying to grow up. The fast pace of recent development and enormous growth, in a relatively short timeframe, likens this city to a gawky teen,...

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