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Naturalization Ceremony

Mesa to naturalize 100 new U.S. citizens July 4

The city of Mesa is to naturalize 100 new U.S. citizens on July 4 at the Arizona Celebration of Freedom. The ceremony is set to take place at 5 p.m. at the Mesa Convention Center at 263 N. …
Road work

ADOT: US60 cross street restrictions include Sossaman, Clearview, Power

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for cross streets and on- and off-ramps along U.S. Highway 60 to be narrowed to one lane in both directions nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 …
Sponsored Content

At CenterWell Senior Primary Care in Phoenix, It's About Time

"Julia is the best provider I've ever had. She's really taking great care of me, and I hope to have her until the end of my time." - CenterWell Sun City patient "This was an incredible …
Things to do

East Valley Children’s Theatre presents ‘Xanadu Jr.’ in Mesa

East Valley Children’s Theatre in June presents the final main stage production of its 27th season, Xanadu Jr., written by Douglas Carter Beane with music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John …
FLAGS IN SCHOOLS

Mesa Public Schools Board debates change in policy to restrict ‘ideological’ flag displays

The Mesa Public School Board found themselves at an impasse during their May 28 meeting over a proposed change to the district’s flag display policy that raised concerns about free speech. …
TRAVEL

Allegiant begins seasonal airline service from Mesa to Montana, Michigan

Allegiant this month will have flights from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport to Glacier National Park/Kalispell, Mont., and Traverse City, Mich., airlines officials said. “Anticipating …
Roads

East-, west-bound US60 lane restrictions at Greenfield Road June 14-15

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for east- and west-bound U.S. Highway 60 to be narrowed to two lanes in each direction at Greenfield Road from 10 p.m. Friday, June …
STUDENT SAFETY

MAG to provide crossing guard workshops in Mesa, Phoenix, Peoria

Hundreds of school crossing guards are expected to take part in regional training workshops sponsored by the Maricopa Association of Governments. Three in-person workshops are scheduled for the …
EVIT Nursing Degree

EVIT to offer associate degree in registered nursing starting in August

The East Valley Institute of Technology will be offering a new associate degree program in registered nursing in August. Starting in August, the five-semester program will combine lecture, lab …
Education

GPS anticipates smaller budget on enrollment loss

Gilbert Public Schools is estimating a loss of 1,200 students for 2024-25, a factor in why its proposed budgets for the fiscal year are smaller than its current revised budget.   The …
First responders

4 robberies of individuals reported in Mesa

The Mesa Police Department took the following reports of robberies of individuals May 21-27: Robbery of an individual at a parking/drop lot/garage May 24 in the 2400 block of West Broadway …
'HEARTBREAKING'

Boy drowns in water surrounding Mesa apartment complex

A 6-year-old boy is dead after being found in water surrounding Lakeview at Superstition Springs, Mesa police said. The boy was pronounced dead at a hospital after he was pulled from the water …
Neighbors

Funds sought to pay for memorial expenses of Mesa father who died from colorectal cancer

Mesa resident Brian Jarvis, a former traveling nurse, died May 18 after facing his second battle with colorectal cancer earlier this year. He is survived by his wife and two young daughters, who now …
KEEP PETS SAFE

Mesa Animal Control shares tips to keep pets safe in the summer heat

In the summer heat, keeping pets cool is important. Heat can cause dehydration and burnt skin in dogs. There’s also the risk of pets drowning in the heat. Mesa Animal Control has offered …
Business

Element Mist owners find rewards in meeting customers’ individual needs

Name: Jake Trayer, Joel Cronenberg, Adam Cronenberg Business name: Element Mist, LLC Location: Gilbert Website: https://ElementMist.com What we do: Install high pressure misting …
Things to do

Salt River Tubing open seven days a week

Salt River Tubing is open on the Lower Salt River seven days a week Saturday, April 27, through Monday, Sept. 2, weather and water-flow conditions permitting. Note: Beginning Friday, Sept. 6, it …

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OPINION
Yes, we all know it’s painfully hot during the Arizona summers. And we all know it’s important to drink plenty of water to help us stay hydrated. But did you know water can be …
The high heat of the Arizona summer is right around the corner. With temperatures quickly reaching into the triple digits, it is important to keep your kids safe as they play outdoors. Let’s …
Roofing work is an essential service for residential and commercial property owners across the Valley. Someone’s home or office literally cannot function without a roof over it. The high demand …
ENTERTAINMENT & THINGS TO DO
Stage America at Arizona Celebration of Freedom in Mesa.

Entertainment set for Arizona Celebration of Freedom in Mesa on July 4

The Arizona Celebration of Freedom on July 4 in Mesa will not only celebrate America’s independence, but it will also feature two outdoor stages for entertainment as well as various programming …
Xanadu Jr. recounts the story of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, California, in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first roller disco.

East Valley Children’s Theatre presents ‘Xanadu Jr.’ in Mesa

East Valley Children’s Theatre in June presents the final main stage production of its 27th season, Xanadu Jr., written by Douglas Carter Beane with music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John …
Planned are games, balloons, juggling, unicycle stunts, a hula hoop, LED lighted props, a giant robot and Aerial Lollipop.

‘The Circus Farm’ in July at Mesa Arts Center

Escape the summer heat for a family-friendly 60-minute air-conditioned family circus called The Circus Farm three days in July at Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St. Planned are games, balloons, …

‘We Jazz June’ at Mesa Arts Center June 26

“We Jazz June” celebrates the power of sound at 7:30 p.m. June 26 at the Piper Repertory Theater at Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St. in Mesa. $10. Lap children (2 and under) are free. …
Event hours are 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2-7 p.m. Sunday at Vertuccio Farms, 4011 S. Power Road in Mesa.

Last weekend of sunflower event at Vertuccio Farms in Mesa

Sunflower Days — with family-friendly activities, attractions and snacks — is on for one last weekend at Vertuccio Farms in Mesa. “Our first-ever event to celebrate …
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