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Field trip helps Queen Creek students understand Mesa

Recently, more than 50 Eastmark High School students from the Queen Creek Unified School District attended an immersive experience about Mesa’s 2050 General Plan. The field trip was held …

Google Fiber coming to a third East Valley town

Queen Creek has agreed to enter into a licensing agreement with Google Fiber Arizona that would allow the company to install fiber optic infrastructure within the town. The Queen Creek Town …
Give blood

Community blood donation drive Dec. 14 hosted by Civil Air Patrol

Blood donations are urgently needed by the American Red Cross in Arizona. Appointments are available at an 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, blood donation drive to be hosted by Civil Air Patrol …
Wreaths Across America

Mesa funeral home joins national remembrance event

Wreaths Across America National Remembrance Day will be celebrated for the third consecutive year at Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery, 7900 E. Main St. in Mesa. The Dec. 16 ceremony will …
Things to do

Create memorable holiday gifts at Mesa Public Library

Give gifts this holiday season that are both meaningful and easy on your wallet by creating custom, personalized and unique objects in Mesa Public Library’s makerspace, THINKspot. …
First responders

2 robberies, 10 thefts reported in Mesa

The Mesa Police Department took the following reports of robberies and thefts Nov. 19-23: Theft at a residence/home Nov. 19 in the 2200 block of West Pampa Avenue. Theft from a building, …
Donors needed

Vitalant blood drives in Mesa in December

The winter holiday season is the most difficult time of the year to maintain Arizona’s blood supply, and Mesa residents can help by attending a Vitalant blood donor event planned in December. …

Ray Larson

The son of Alfred and Violet Larson (formerly of Mt. Vernon & the MVHS class of ‘66). Ray passed on to eternal life on November 17, 2023 at the age of 76. He is survived by his wife of 50 …

House of Refuge announces next Gala date

House of Refuge, Inc., has set the date for its Sixth Annual Gala: The AACT Night of a Million Dreams, presented by AZ Quality Services & Staffing and Amazon, for Saturday, April 13, 2024.   …

Mesa Community College iBelong Initiative nationally recognized

Mesa Community College has been named a silver winner of the prestigious Terry O’Banion Award by the National Council on Student Development for the transformational iBelong Student Success …
Things to do

Falcon Field’s ‘Ask the Airport’ virtual meeting in December

Airport tenants, businesses and users are invited to get answers to their questions about Falcon Field at a 30-minute monthly gathering called Ask the Airport. The next one, virtual by Zoom, is 10:30 …

Arizona Financial awards grants to Chandler, Phoenix, Mesa nonprofits

Eight nonprofits in Phoenix, Mesa and Chandler have received grants from Arizona Financial’s Local Causes Visa debit card program. The program began in 2020 with the goal of supporting …

Lois May Gentry

Lois, 91, of Sun City West, Arizona, formerly of Peoria IL, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2023, at White Dove Assisted Living in Peoria Arizona. Lois was born on May 5, 1932 in Bartonville IL, …

Survey open now to better serve Arizona military community, families

The Arizona Coalition for Military Families is seeking feedback for the 2023 Arizona Veteran Survey.
Things to do

Community Christmas tree lighting event Tuesday in Gold Canyon

A Gold Canyon Christmas tree lighting event is 4-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, near the main entrance of Gold Canyon Golf Resort & Spa, 6100 S. Kings Ranch Road, by the Event Center building. …

Mesa encourages residents to reduce waste, recycle this holiday season

Mesa is encouraging residents to reduce, reuse and recycle right this holiday season. Household waste generation increases by more than 20% in November and December, but many common gifts, …


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Arizona National Guard musters Dec. 3 at Mesa park

The 2023 Muster and Celebration of Service will take place Sunday at Sloan Park, 2330 W. Rio Salado Parkway in Mesa. “More than 3,800 citizen-soldiers and airmen will stand together in a …

O’Carroll's ‘Back to the ‘80s’ performances Nov. 30, Dec. 1 in Apache Junction

Cactus Canyon Junior High School’s drama department is presenting “Back to the ‘80s” by Dean O’Carroll today and Friday. The show is a “A risky, goonie, …
Willie Nelson performs during the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Nov. 3, 2023, in New York.

Willie Nelson planning Mesa tour visit

Willie Nelson is bringing his Willie Nelson & Family tour to Mesa next spring.
The next Cockpit Close-Up will be on Dec. 2 at the airport terminal building, 4800 E. Falcon Drive in Mesa.

‘Cockpit Close-Up’ at Falcon Field Airport in Mesa Saturday

Falcon Field Airport in Mesa is coordinating with aircraft owners to host Cockpit Close-Up, a free community event 8-10 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month. It features volunteer pilots …
Christmas music will be featured at an upcoming concert in Mesa.

Singers bring holiday harmony to East Valley

The East Valley Harmonizers, student choral ensembles from Desert Ridge and Higley High schools and the quartet Yes Dear will perform holiday classics on Dec. 9 in Mesa. The groups will sing …
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