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It's been three years since southeast Valley Eagle Scout Spencer Zimmerman, then 13, took his friend Dayton Hayward, also 13, on the ride of his life. But this inspiring story of selflessness is worth retelling, especially during the holiday season.
Once you peel away the wrapping and the tinsel, nothing speaks as profoundly to the heart of Christmas as “The Messiah” does.
There are a plethora of holiday performances to choose from this time of year, and one we’re marking on our calendar is “Celebration” at Mesa Arts Center.
St. Anne Roman Catholic Parish in Gilbert will have three screenings of a documentary in recognition of feast day for Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Among the most beautiful and spectacular Christmas displays in the Valley—with hundreds of thousands of colorful lights, uniquely illuminated palm trees and flower gardens, an inspiring, European-crafted nativity scene, and more—is at the Mesa Arizona Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
A child is born, a family is healed, and a sermon on forgiveness is delivered with sledgehammer subtlety in "Black Nativity," a bold but clumsy attempt to bring Langston Hughes' popular musical to life onscreen.
Looking for a terrific book to read during your holiday travels? Pick up “How the West Really Lost God.” It’s an insightful look at the link between the decline of the family and Christian religions in the Western World; a social shift that has touched every one of us.
I am always dismayed by articles such as Mike McClellan’s commentary on public prayer.
At this time of year it’s quite natural for people to start thinking about the spiritual.
I like prayer. I often pray, at least once a day, likely more. Our family prays each day at dinner, as we have for generations. We’ve discussed prayer over the years, that prayer is at least as powerful for those who pray as for those who are the subjects of prayer, that prayer helps us cope with those difficult times and celebrate the beauty in our lives.
Long ago, Mary Lewis Riggs helped create an Arizona landmark. Today, Riggs, who turned 102 years old this summer, is considered somewhat of a Mesa landmark herself.
Those who abhor public prayer are at it again. They are offended by reference to deity among other things.
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.
SPRINGFIELD, Colo. — Southeast Colorado farmer Ryan Loflin tried an illegal crop this year. He didn't hide it from neighbors, and he never feared law enforcement would come asking about it.
Those with a passion for genealogy research or others who are novices but want to trace their family roots, will find a wealth of helpful tips and tools at the second annual Mesa AZ Family History Conference on Oct. 26.
When the Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers faced off for the first time in October 1968, it was for a preseason exhibition game in the middle of a modest central Mesa neighborhood, in a building already well-loved by hundreds of young people in the community.
Seton Catholic def. Saguaro 25-20, 25-12, 25-19
Prominent spiritual leaders from across the country and from many denominational backgrounds will come together in an evening designed to create common ground and to inspire attendees to take a stand for religious freedom.
Those staging to pull the world back from the brink are in motion. Their visions of hope are taking form. They are the Millennials (born after 1980) and the New Silents (born after 2000).
Amidst the thousands of square feet of laboratory space at Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus in East Mesa, one new building will be constructed to house religion classes and services of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
NINE MILE, Jamaica — Napa and Sonoma have their wine tours, and travelers flock to Scotland to sample the fine single malt whiskies. But in Jamaica, farmers are offering a different kind of trip for a different type of connoisseur.
Rosh Hashana typically is a solidly autumnal holiday, falling sometimes as late as October. But this year, the Jewish New Year comes early — the first week of September, a time when summer's bounty is still fresh for much of the country.
LOS ANGELES — Ivan, Domino and Joshua arrived together at the animal shelter when their ailing owner could no longer care for them. To get adopted, they will need to go as one.
The call came in the morning — an out-of-state in-law who has never made a personal call to our home. The conversation began as light chit-chat. My husband held his breath, sensing something more was coming. And, it did, in the form of a confession, a desperate act of saving one’s self.