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Usery Mountain Regional Park offers Progressive Fitness Hikes through the desert on the outskirts of Mesa and Apache Junction. Beginning Jan. 17, the series will feature a new hike every Saturday through Feb. 21. Each trek increases in length and difficulty in order to prepare for the grand finale hike — a 7.5-mile loop around Pass Mountain.
One of our favorite things to do during the holidays is to get the kids in their jammies, grab some hot chocolate and drive around our area “oohing and aahing” at lights.
On Sundays you will usually find me in a church somewhere talking about issues of Christian faith.
Families looking to start a new holiday tradition or simply feel the spirit of the season will find an abundance of options in downtown Mesa this year. From visiting the Mesa Temple Garden Lights to enjoying a holiday concert at Mesa Arts Center (MAC) and everything in between, there are plenty of possibilities for celebrating the holidays practically every day of the week.
The Christmas season is coming around again and, as in years past, the highlight in Mesa will be the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Mesa Temple Garden Christmas Lights.
Three Scouts from Chandler and Mesa recently achieved the Boy Scouts of America’s Eagle Scout rank, something few Boy Scouts achieve.
The sixth annual Tour de Coop, a tour of 25 of the Valley’s best backyard chicken coops, will return on Saturday, Nov. 8.
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A local outreach group established by Mesa residents may soon be able to significantly expand its aid to the homeless population of downtown Phoenix. ONe TRUe LOVe (OTL) is completing work on a food truck from which its founders hope to vastly increase the number of people they can serve in the future.
Mesa Community College has received a grant from the EPA totaling just more than $80,000, which it plans to use for stimulating interest and education in a variety of new agriculture techniques best suited to Mesa’s increasingly urban environment.
Recently someone asked me on my thoughts about the NFL players accused of physical abuse to their wives, children and, in one case, a fiancé that has been reported by every major news outlet around the world. I shared, “One who abuses another in any way, is a coward, period.”
A Valley woman recently received recognition for volunteering her time with a charity with a deep reach in the East Valley.
The turf of Rio Salado Golf Course in Tempe will be hacked up not by irons but spades after Ken Singh of Singh Organic Soils, LLC, and Singh Farms in Scottsdale reinvigorates the landscape.
Singh Farms owner Ken Singh will revamp Rio Salado Golf Course inTempe and turn it into an organic garden and community space. Singh currently has a farm in Scottsdale that includes organic vegetation and other amenities. [Courtesy Singh Farms]
We were pleasantly overwhelmed by the standing room only audience that participated so enthusiastically and honestly in our recent 14 July “Perils and Perks of Privilege" workshop at Pomegranate Café. It was for us an opportunity to move conversations about diversity and difference to a deeper level of personal and social examination.
Tomorrow, July 14, Arizona State University’s Project Humanities will attempt to uncover the meaning of privilege and how it impacts society with a free workshop in the East Valley.
More than a decade ago, former Chief Justice Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court installed a massive granite monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments in the rotunda of the Alabama State Judicial Building. Two years later it was removed by court order as a violation of the separation of church and state. Shortly thereafter, Justice Moore was also removed by court order from the Alabama State Judicial Building.
Editor’s note: In the July 13 Ahwatukee Foothills News, resident Jim Jochim challenged fellow Ahwatukee residents to think outside the box to help save The Lakes Golf Course by coming up with “Green Light Ideas” on the Opinion page. Here’s what they had to say:
Plans for the Temple/Pioneer Park neighborhood will be discussed at an open house on June 24 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Saguaro Room at Mesa Public Library.
Making a yard and a community more beautiful begins at the curb. But that narrow space between sidewalk and street — sometimes called a boulevard, median, hellstrip, parkway, verge or tree belt — is a gardening challenge.
When my father Ira Fulton was just 12 years old, his father stood him in front of a mirror and said, “Ira, this is your competition. Don’t compare yourself to others; just compare yourself with you.” Years later, my father would repeat this scenario, but now he was the father and I was the mirror image.
A kindergarten teacher in Mesa received a bit of a surprise earlier this week for a classroom project she started as part of a local celebration for Teacher Appreciation Week.
Downtown Mesa is experiencing an infusion of activity and nightlife through a collaboration involving local artists and businesses, the City of Mesa, Neighborhood Economic Development Corp, Mesa’s Department of Arts and Culture, and Downtown Mesa Association (DMA). Numerous community-focused events and free activities are being offered toward the shared goal of enlivening the walkable Main Street area.
NEW YORK — Kristine McCormick has spent the years after the sudden death of her newborn trying to forget Mother's Day exists.
Bees are pulling a disappearing act. Honeybees are vanishing from their hives. Bumblebee numbers have crashed so radically that some species are believed extinct. Even native solitary bees are in decline. Food supplies dependent upon pollinators are threatened.