Taekwondo: The Way of Kicking and Punching

by msterling | December 17, 2012 | Comments Off

by Ciara Archer   Courtesy, integrity, self-control, perseverance, indomitable spirit.   These are the tenets students at Brother’s Taekwondo live by.  For these martial artists, taekwondo is more than a sport, it is a lifestyle.   “It teaches respect and…

Behind the Curtain: The making of great theater

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by Ciara Archer   Theater is a place to lose oneself in a real-time fantasy.  It is a source of entertainment that allows the audience to remove themselves from the rigors of their daily life for a few hours.  For…

Scottsdale’s Desert Stages puts “community” into Community Theater

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by Ciara Archer   It’s fascinating to explain the atmosphere at Scottsdale’s Desert Stages Theatre.   Kids of all ages laugh with one another, chasing each other across the stage and into the depths of back­stage.  Adults interact with the…

Hobby leads to business venture for local East Valley woman

by msterling | November 21, 2012 | Comments Off

By Ciara Archer   Catherine Morris is as sweet as the cakes she makes.   A 21-year-old education major at Mesa Community College, Morris started decorating cakes six years ago when she took just one lesson at her church.  She…

About Gateway to the East Valley Magazine

Gateway to the East Valley is a complimentary magazine published quarterly and distributed throughout Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe, Queen Creek, Apache Junction, Fountain Hills, Scottsdale, Ahwatukee, Carefree, Cave Creek, Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Florence, Gila River Indian Community, Guadalupe, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and Sun Lakes. It is available at businesses, medical facilities, retail stores, college and university campuses, libraries, hotels, airports, golf courses, health clubs and other high-traffic areas.