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The City of Mesa held a grand-opening ceremony for a new facility to house independent seniors in the downtown area.
Wow, what’s going on at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? The “FOTUS” turned into “FOTUS-ZILLA” at the State Funeral for South Africa’s Nelson Mandela.
As the year draws to a close, new awards and Top 10 lists are springing up right and left, many of them singing the praises of the technically brilliant but emotionally flat “Gravity.” While it’s no doubt a must-see experience for any cinephile, the same could be said of an equally immersive but far richer film, “The Great Beauty.” For nearly two and a half hours, this Fellini-esque epic transports us right to the heart of Rome’s vibrant nightlife and high society as we follow an aging journalist who begins to see the world around him from a new perspective.
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Three officers from the Gilbert Police Department received recognition for their efforts in stopping a series of vandalism and burglaries at a local business.
The U.S. Army and the Pro Football Hall of Fame will recognize Campo Verde High School wrestler Parker Hawk on Dec. 11 as one of 10 finalists for the U.S. Army – Pro Football Hall of Fame Award for Excellence.
This community festival includes the lighting of what some call Arizona’s most unique Christmas tree, made of up to 2,000 tumbleweeds painted and doused in glitter, plus a parade and lots of local, live entertainment.
It’s beginning to look like an Arizona Christmas in downtown Chandler.
Mike Sproul isn’t defined by one title.
It’ll be a short ceremony — 30 minutes in all — but the second menorah lighting organized by the Chabad Jewish Center of Gilbert this Sunday will celebrate Chanukah while honoring a local soldier.
Leftovers are the best part of Thanksgiving. The next best thing are the Christmas light displays that pop up as soon as the last piece of pie is gobbled down. Here are seven local light displays worth a look.
Headlined by a posthumous induction for the late Steve McKane, the Mesa City Sports Hall of Fame will induct nine individuals, a coach and three championship teams to its 2013 Class.
The Town of Gilbert is set to host its “All American” Red White and Blue Gilbert Days parade and festival on Nov. 23.
The Campo Verde volleyball team sign the Star Spangled Banner during the opening ceremonies of their game against the Tucson, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at Mesquite High School. [Jerry Burch/Special to Tribune]
Everybody loves veterans. But it often isn’t easy to be a veteran.
The Desert Vista boys cross country kept their pack mentality even defeat.
Amid cannon fire, flyovers and parachutists, the Higley Unified School District honored many veterans during its Veterans Day celebration on Nov. 8 — one of several events in the East Valley to recognize those who have served.
Meritus executive leadership and board members celebrate the company’s official grand opening on Thursday, Nov. 7, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its offices in Tempe. Pictured (from left): Jan Berger, Dave Van Kanegan, Tere Lebarron, Kathleen Oestreich, Michael Kelly, Marquetta White, R.J. Voth, Tom McKinley, Jean Tkachyk
Mariposa Gardens has scheduled an event to honor people who have or are serving in the military to occur on Veterans Day.
A series of Veterans Day events meant to honor those who have served in the armed forces are scheduled to occur in Gilbert and Mesa between Nov. 7 and Nov. 9.
FILE - This Nov. 28, 2012 file photo shows the 80-foot-tall Rockefeller Center Christmas during the 80th annual lighting ceremony in New York. This year's Rockefeller Center tree will be lit on Dec. 3, 2013, and for the seventh year in a row, it will be donated to Habitat for Humanity, to be milled into lumber for use in building a home. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
Corona del Sol Senior Jordan Somervile walks with Kelly and Patrick McGrady on Senior Night. The McGrady's son Jake was killed earlier this year in a sledding accident in Flagstaff. Mrs. McGrady is wearing Jake's football jersey with the #81. Jake would have been a Senior at Corona this year. The ceremony honoring the Seniors took place before Corona's game against Notre Dame Prep in Tempe on Friday, Nov 1, 2013. [Greg Herriman / Special to Tribune]
The recent re-opening of a facility completed a recent revamping of three facilities for Rise Services, including one in Mesa.
Neighbors and commuters along the Loop 202 — those who have watched with curiosity and interest as the tallest building in Gilbert has been under construction at the corner of Greenfield and Pecos roads — will have an opportunity to tour the structure in January.
Ken Johnson of Tempe, owner of Desert Auto Works in Mesa, embarked on a second career upon his acceptance to the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix. Johnson is pictured during the procession following the school's "white coat ceremony" earlier this year - an event that symbolically admits students into the medical program.