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All-Tribune Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year — Danielle Jones, Desert Vista
It’s easy to let Christmastime slip by without ever taking time to pause and enjoy purposeful activities with our closest friends and family. Here are several ways to make special memories this holiday season, whether you’re catering to kids, out of towners or a tight budget.
2013 Campo Verde High School Soccer Tournament
Benjamin Sibole, 7, a.k.a. Buckaroo Ben, and Matthew Sibole, 5, a.k.a. Coyote Kid, twirl ropes for the crowd at Mesa Old West Fest in downtown Mesa on Dec. 7, 2013. The talented and entertaining boys are part of the Association of Arizona Gunslingers. [More on next slide >>]
2013 Tribune Boys Runner of the Year – Nate Rodriguez, Corona del Sol
With their roots firmly planted in Mesa, local rock band Mimelight is on a quest to share its music with the world. You can see them next at a benefit concert for Mesa’s Paz De Cristo shelter Dec. 10 at The Underground in Mesa.
There was no warmth outside the walls of the First Baptist Church of Mesa on Thursday night. Winter won’t start for another two weeks, but the temperature — cold enough to cause the ears to tingle and burn a little — was a reminder the line between seasons is flexible.
Three men have been indicted for allegedly murdering a 36-year-old man in Mesa on Halloween night.
To compensate for a lack of change at the top of the boys basketball landscape as the 2012-2013 season begins, the girls basketball world might pick up the slack.
The Mesa Police Department is looking for two people who allegedly defrauded businesses in Mesa, Chandler and Phoenix throughout November.
Mesa Community College choral groups, along with vocalists from Tempe’s Sun Valley Community Church, perform a variety of Christmas music highlighted by John Leavitt’s “What Child is This.”
The City of Mesa held a grand opening event on Dec. 4 for a new mixed-use development that will provide housing for low- to moderate-income families.
The background information that outlines the reasons why Tina Harguess won the Arizona Charter Schools Association Teacher of the Year award credits her for setting high standards, maintaining a similar standard of expectations and for collaborating with the rest of the staff. The thing is, Harguess doesn’t believe any of the educational activities she engages in are any different than what any other teacher currently accomplishes.
Mesa Old West Days haven’t gone extinct, they’ve adapted. The annual affair is now called Mesa Old West Fest, and it’s set for Dec. 7.
The chill of winter means basketball is already underway with a plethora of early-season games and tournaments, and yet the question remains:
Benedictine University’s campus in Mesa will host an open house on Dec. 19 that doubles as a holiday celebration.
Six Dutch Bros. Coffee locations across the Valley, including Mesa, Gilbert and Tempe, will donate a portion of their drink sales on Friday to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Phoenix.
Attuned to this harvest time of year, you can reap a cornucopia of bargains at the Dillard’s Clearance Center.
Nearly a year ago, I hosted the first Downtown Development Summit at the Mesa Arts Center. We invited developers and financiers from Arizona and around the country to come see what downtown Mesa had to offer. We highlighted development opportunities and showcased available properties through downtown and along the light rail corridor.
Tickets are still out there for families who want to dine with Santa Claus at the Mesa Convention Center on Dec. 14.
Everything about the murderspree which ended with 17 people dead over the course of 21 days, began in Mesa in 1973. It started on Oct. 28 when two men — Doug Gretzler and Willie Steelman, neither yet 30 years old at the time — kidnapped two Mesa residents, drove them to California, and killed them brutally and without mercy.
Trains and holiday traditions go together for several in the East Valley and across the Phoenix metro area.
“Humpty Dumpty and the Christmas Surprise” will be performed by the East Valley Children’s Theatre this month at each Mesa library.
It’s a place where cultures clash but also where sports and comic memorabilia collectors can converge.