Mesa restaurant Dolce Vita launches new aperitivo Italiano menu

Dolce Vita — a locally owned Italian eatery, grocer and gelato shop at 5251 E. Brown Road No. 104 in Mesa — is launching its new aperitivo Italiano menu. An aperitivo is a common …

Art museum showcases contemporary works this fall in Mesa

The Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum is having an opening reception next month to celebrate its new exhibitions. The opening will be 7-10 p.m. Oct. 7 at the museum, 1 E. Main St. The fall …
Tubing season ends Oct. 1

Salt River Tubing open Friday-Sunday in September

Salt River Tubing is open on the Lower Salt River Friday-Sunday in September, weather and water-flow conditions permitting. Note: Tubing season ends Oct. 1. Salt River Tubing is seven …

Eastmark High fosters sports inclusion

Coaches and students In the Queen Creek Unified School District are redefining high school sports through a program created by the Special Olympics. Unified Sports, created by the Special …

Massage Envy redesigns Mesa site to concept store

Massage Envy recently opened a new concept store at 6626 E. McKellips Road in Mesa designed to transform the way guests and members experience wellness through skin care, massage and recovery …

Car wash replacing closed Sonic Drive-in in Mesa

The site of a former Sonic Drive-in is to be developed with an Ultra Clean Express Car Wash — also known as Rinse n Ride — east of Greenfield Road on the north side of Brown Road in Mesa. …

Phoenix hotel to exhibit Mesa artist’s Arizona-inspired work

The works of a Mesa-based artist will be on display in an upcoming exhibition at a Phoenix hotel.

Superstition Freeway overpass restrictions in Mesa Sept. 20-23

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for lane restrictions on the following overpasses on U.S. Highway 60 Superstition Freeway in the East Valley for sidewalk improvement …
First responders

6 robberies reported in Mesa

The Mesa Police Department took the following reports of robberies Aug. 29-Sept. 4: Robbery of an individual at a bank/savings and loan Aug. 29 in the 900 block of North Dobson Road. …

Carfield: Kitchen design trends for the end of 2023

As we head into the final stretch of 2023 many home design trends have come and gone. Luckily, home design trends never stop and as we head into fall a few trends are starting to take shape for the …
Things to do

Halloween Festival Oct. 28 at Superstition Shadows Park

Halloween is coming up and the Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department wants to make your night spook-tacular! The annual Halloween Festival is 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at …

Mesa Urban Garden grows greener with Fry’s donation

Fry’s Food Stores has donated $10,000 to Mesa Urban Garden in conjunction with September being Hunger Action Month. “Hunger Action Month is an opportunity for Fry’s to raise …

Valley real estate entrepreneur Michael Pollack honored for 50 years of impact

Longtime real estate redeveloper and philanthropist Michael Pollack is celebrating 50 years of redeveloping some of the Valley’s most landmark properties.

Mesa's Organ Stop Pizza joins The Joy Bus to assist cancer patients

Organ Stop Pizza is teaming up with The Joy Bus next month to help those fighting cancer. The restaurant, 1149 E. Southern Ave., in Mesa, will be the host for Wow Week, Oct. 16-22. Diners …

Mesa brain cancer survivor to meet with Arizona lawmakers in Washington

A two-time Mesa brain cancer survivor will be in Washington, D.C., Tuesday as part of the annual American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Leadership Summit and Lobby Day. Danny Efron, 41, …

Native American association sponsors art market in Mesa

The Native American Fatherhood and Families Association is sponsoring the NAFFA Art Market from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Oct. 14 at 525 W. Southern Ave., Mesa, where shoppers can buy jewelry, artwork, …

Mesa-based flute ensemble receives Arizona arts commission grant

The Central Arizona Flute Ensemble has been awarded a $7,950 grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts. The grant was one of 367 grants totaling more than $4.8 million awarded for fiscal year …

Girls Golf Day comes to Dobson Ranch in Mesa

USGA, LPGA Girls Golf of Phoenix will have a two-day event at Mesa’s Dobson Ranch Golf Course that is open to girls ages 3-18 Girls Golf Day begins Oct. 6 with a pep rally followed the …


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As this year’s chairman of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority board of directors, I am proud to represent the six member communities — Apache Junction, Mesa, Gilbert, Gila River …
Buying a home is a stressful time in anyone’s life, especially for first timers. Not only is buying a home the biggest financial expense of your life, but the process is also complicated, …
Life after entering recovery involves much more than abstaining from drugs and alcohol. It is about changing the person’s lifestyle so they can function in their everyday life without the need …
J.A. Jance’s latest thriller combines characters from two of her bestselling series (Joanna Brady and Walker family mysteries) to track down a killer who preys on victims that are often neglected by local police—young indigenous women, according to a release.

Author Jance to visit Apache Junction Public Library Monday

Join bestselling author J.A. Jance as she discusses her new book, “Blessing of the Lost Girls,” at Apache Junction Public Library at 2:30 p.m. or 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 18. …

Mesa Arts Center celebrates ‘Dirty Dancing’ anniversary with concert

The Mesa Arts Center will bring Dirty Dancing in Concert to the stage on Nov. 22 during the global live-to-film tour commemorating the 35 th anniversary of the movie. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. …
CANACOPIA will run from 3 p.m. until 10 p.m. Sept. 16 in Mesa.

CANACOPIA brings music, dancing, more to Mesa park

A festival designed for those 18 years and older will take place Sept. 16 at Mesa’s Riverview Park, featuring music, dancing and drinks. CANACOPIA will run from 3 p.m. until 10 p.m. …
The eclipse will begin at 8:11 a.m. Oct. 14, reaching its maximum state at 9:32 a.m. and ending at 11:03 a.m.

Catch October’s solar eclipse at the Florence library

A solar eclipse is coming in October and the Viney Jones Library and Community Center will be hosting a free viewing event. The partial solar eclipse takes place on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 14, …
New Frontiers for Lifelong Learning on a hiking trip.

Group promotes lifelong learning through classes, events, fellowship

New Frontiers for Lifelong Learning, a Mesa Community College non-credit community education program for active seniors, is hosting Lifelong Learning 101, a free drop-in event Saturday showcasing …
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