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The new 4,000-square-foot Scrubs & Beyond retail space at 833 N. Dobson Road in Mesa joins three existing Valley locations in Gilbert, north Phoenix and Peoria.

Scrubs & Beyond Store opens in Mesa

Scrubs & Beyond, an omnichannel retailer of health care apparel and accessories, is expanding its service to Valley health care workers with the opening of a new brick-and-mortar store in …
This facility located at 3115 N. Higley Road in Mesa was recently sold. [Submitted photo]

Large logistics building in Mesa sold to private firm

Cushman & Wakefield advised Lexin Capital, a private investment, development and management company, on Monday in the dispositional sale of a recently built Class A warehouse/distribution building …
A member of Feeding America, United Food Bank is based at 245 S. Nina Drive in Mesa and distributes food to hungry people in Gila, Pinal and southern Apache and Navajo Counties along with the East Valley of Maricopa County.

United Food Bank names Mediacom hunger hero

Mediacom Communications has been named a hunger hero by United Food Bank. The Hunger Hero Award recognizes Mediacom for taking an active role in the fight to end hunger by providing the funding to …

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Construction

14 commercial building permits sought June 2-8 in SE Mesa

Commercial building permits listed June 2-8 in Mesa City Council District 6 in southeast Mesa are, according to the city’s website (by address, date issued or in review, description, value, …
SCAMMERS

SRP warns customers as payment scams increase

SRP officials said they have received multiple reports in the last several weeks of scammers targeting customers and asking for payments via Zelle. And scam acivity tends to increase over holiday …
Updated features

Arizona State Parks and Trails launching new reservation system

Arizona State Parks and Trails is updating its reservation system to support the needs of nearly three million visitors annually. The new system will be in place by July 25 and all existing …
Renovated

Aircraft viewing area dedicated at Falcon Field Airport in Mesa

Mesa residents have a new place to delight in aviation with the opening of a newly renovated aircraft viewing area at Falcon Field Airport. The viewing area is located adjacent to the airport …
COVID-19

Weekly coronavirus case count slightly up in Mesa

The Arizona Department of Health Services on June 29 reported the number of coronavirus cases in Mesa is 175,396 in ZIP codes 85201-85210, 85212, 85213 and 85215. That is an increase of 1,219 from …
OPINION

I joined TOPS In 2018 and at that time I was morbidly obese, weighing 251 pounds. However six months prior to joining TOPS, I weighed 285 pounds, but lost weight on the Atkins diet.

June is Men’s Health Month — a perfect reminder for men to make wellness a priority. Many men take care of their health, but additional work is needed to keep more men healthy. Some of …
Arizona is slowly but surely moving into a clean-energy future. This is good news for our monthly energy bills, our air and our health. It’s not such good news for the fossil-fuel gas …
Neighbors

Volunteers needed for Mesa first-responders breakfast Aug. 10

A first-responders “thank you” breakfast hosted at The Summit at Sunland Springs in conjunction with the Mesa Rotary is to be held 8:30-10 a.m. Aug. 10 at 2415 S. Signal Butte Road in …
Forrest Smith

Mesa Fire and Medical Department selects new assistant fire chief

The Mesa Fire and Medical Department announced recently that Deputy Chief Forrest Smith has been selected as the new assistant fire chief replacing Assistant Chief Mike Dunn, who is retiring in …
Michele Southerland took this photo from the Desert Botanical Gardens.

Independent Newsmedia accepting photos for 2023 Arizona calendar

The Daily Independent at YourValley.net invites readers to submit photographs of desert landscapes, wildlife and prominent landmarks to be used in the 2023 Scenic Arizona calendar. These should be …
Tubers can trade in full litter bags at the end of their floating adventure for a $7 tube rental discount coupon that is valid on their next visit to Salt River Tubing.

Salt River Tubing hosts ‘Bag it for Bucks’ July 2-4

Celebrate a fabulous Fourth of July holiday weekend with a floating beach blast at Salt River Tubing’s fan favorite, “Bag it for Bucks,” a Take Pride in America special event 8:30 …
Nikol Adamski

Meet Your Neighbor: Adamski president of LeTip networking group chapter

Name: Nikol Adamski Age: 49 Town/neighborhood: Northeast Mesa When and why I moved here: My parents moved here in 1979 from Michigan to escape the cold, for a better life and a fresh start. …
Mesa Education & Business Reporting
Education
Education

Mesa Community College fast tracks automated industrial technology careers

Mesa Community College’s automated industrial technology program offers certificates and degrees for students wanting to learn to work with robots, including the increasingly popular cobots, …
EDUCATION

Queen Creek lawmaker votes for vouchers, says public schools have 'woke' agenda

PHOENIX - State representatives voted Wednesday to let any Arizona youngster get state funds to attend a private or parochial school. The party-line vote for universal vouchers for all 1.1 million …
Education

STEM, career technical education a priority at Mesa Public Schools

Mesa Public Schools is placing its hopes on education in science, technology, engineering, math and career technical education to translate to the city’s economy as more technology companies move into the east valley. A lot of priority is put on STEM and CTE education at Red Mountain High School in Mesa, Kathy Wooton, Red Mountain High School career technical education instructor, said.
Education

QCUSD $198M bond proposal on November ballot

Jessica Bautista is the director of marketing and PR for the Queen Creek School District. Queen Creek Unified School District, or QCUSD, voters will decide on a proposed bond this November that …
Education

Queen Creek Unified hires new principal for Gateway Polytechnic

The Queen Creek Unified School District (QCUSD) Governing Board and Superintendent Perry Berry have announced that Jeff Markle is the new principal for Gateway Polytechnic Academy (GPA). Markle …
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Entertainment
The Eroica Trio is Erika Nickrenz (piano), Sara Parkins (violin) and Sara Sant’Ambrogio (cello), perform 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2023, at the Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St.

Subscriptions available for classical music series at Mesa Arts Center

Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., recently announced its Classical Music Inside Out 2022-23 season. Classical Music Inside Out celebrates 10 years under the artistic direction of Grammy …
Rhodes Aquatic Complex, 1860 S. Longmore in Mesa, has a FlowRider, which is like snowboarding, skateboarding and wakeboarding.

City of Mesa has 9 public pools where guests can cool off this summer

All city of Mesa pools are open for public swimming at 1 p.m. most days. Skyline and Rhodes will be open on Sundays. For specific pool hours, go to mesaparks.com/pools. The city of Mesa has nine …
Tubers can trade in full litter bags at the end of their floating adventure for a $7 tube rental discount coupon that is valid on their next visit to Salt River Tubing.

Salt River Tubing hosts ‘Bag it for Bucks’ July 2-4

Celebrate a fabulous Fourth of July holiday weekend with a floating beach blast at Salt River Tubing’s fan favorite, “Bag it for Bucks,” a Take Pride in America special event 8:30 …
Lighting throughout the event will dim and/or be turned off at approximately 9:05 p.m. to prepare for fireworks. The fireworks are scheduled to go off at approximately 9:30 p.m

Celebration of Freedom July 4 in Mesa

The 2022 Titan Solar Power Arizona Celebration of Freedom returns to downtown Mesa 6-10 p.m. Monday, July 4. The free patriotic event will take place at the Mesa Convention Center and Mesa …
“Seussical the Musical” was performed in February and March 2020 and again at a June 11, 2022, fundraiser for Zao Theatre, which has reopened at 6338 S. Kings Ranch Road in Gold Canyon. For information and tickets, go to zaotheatre.com.

Zao Theatre reopens; venue now in Gold Canyon

Bravo! Brilliant! Splendid! Well done! Zao Theatre reopened Saturday, June 11, in its new Gold Canyon home with audience members raving about the memorable show, “It’s Just …
Obituaries

Annabelle Faye Chaney Lowery

Annabelle passed away at Hospice of the Valley Thunderbird Inpatient Unit on June 25, 2022, at 96 years of age. She was born May 31, 1926 to Naomia and Arthur Chaney in Springfield, Ohio. She was the …

Janet Dolores Larson

Janet Dolores Larson, 79, of Goodyear, AZ passed away June 26, 2022

Jean Bratton (JB) Wyckoff

Jean Bratton (JB) Wyckoff passed away peacefully early in the afternoon of June 23, 2022

Arthur Alexander Babbitt

On Sunday, June 26, 2022, Arthur Alexander Babbitt loving husband and father passed away at age 93. He was born on October 8, 1928, to the late John Forrest and Lessie Myrna (Snyder) Babbitt in …

John George Sewalk Jr.

John George Sewalk, Jr. passed away peacefully at the age of 91 years old on June 8, 2022, surrounded by his family at home in Surprise, Arizona. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 …
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