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A local elementary school has raised more than $1,000 for charity by recycling Capri Sun drink pouches.
Gilbert Fire and Rescue is hosting a Back to School Supply Drive through July 9 to aid local students.
Joyride Taco House and Postino Wine Café will host special events next week to raise funds for a nonprofit organization.
Operation Back to School Chandler, family-centered youth service ICAN and the Fulton Homes’ ‘Stuff the Bus’ campaign will collect donations, backpacks and school supplies for disadvantaged children.
More than 27,000 fifth-graders in school districts across Arizona participated in a health-based challenge that also provided three Mesa schools $5,000 grants.
A Gilbert teen has been arrested for allegedly cutting off the arm of a cactus in a Scottsdale park.
Mesa police are asking for the public's help locating a couple suspected of stealing baby formula from two East Valley stores.
I pulled from my bookshelf a few systematic theology books that I had not opened for a long time. I blew off the dust, cracked the stiff binding, and dove into the hundreds of pages filled with declarations about the attributes and characteristics of God.
Arizona Outdoor Women has several opportunities coming up for ladies who like to be outside:
The Campo Verde High School Orchestra is collecting clothes and textiles as a fundraiser for new musical instruments and field trip expenses.
Every Friday, more than 2,000 school children from low-income families in the Southeast Valley are discreetly given a backpack of food to ensure they have enough to eat during the weekend so they’ll return on Monday nourished, alert and ready to learn. The backpacks are provided by Arizona Brainfood, which is supported by Mesa United Way and a number of local businesses and philanthropic organizations.
TUCSON — Nicknamed "Old Pueblo," Tucson is a city with many faces. It's a college town. It's an artist town. It's even still a Wild West town. Every February, southern Arizona's biggest city, located 115 miles (185 kilometers) below Phoenix, keeps schools open on President's Day but closes them later in the week for the annual Tucson Rodeo Parade.
Arizona taxpayers may spend $30 million to do little more than find out how good – or bad – a job the federal government does in securing the border.
When the Mesa Family YMCA opened its thrift store last fall, manager Georgie Campanozzi’s first customer was a homeless man who needed shoes and a shirt. He found both, which he proceeded to put on immediately and tuck his old shoes into a backpack that he’d gotten earlier from the Salvation Army in Mesa.
Oh no, here we go again. Arizona Republicans will be asked again this year to “hold our noses” and vote for another “centrist, compassionate” (could that possibly mean R.I.N.O.) Republican. The last time it was for Mitt “Hundreds of Millions of Family Trust Fund Dollars squirrel-awayed in so-called ‘off-shore Caribbean Island Nations’ Romney.”
Darrell Hargis did volunteer work at Helen's Hope Chest, Mesa United Way's free clothing "store" for foster children, for about a year until a change in his employment schedule forced him to withdraw. But he and his wife still find ways to help, mainly by searching garage sales on weekends for the highest-demand items at Helen's.
Valley Metro will hold a collection drive at Tempe Marketplace on Sunday to support teens who need basic supplies.
The Lowepro Flipside Port 20L AW backpack is shown on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 in Decatur, Ga. The backpack has adjustable section dividers to hold photo and video gear in place. (AP Photo/ Ron Harris)
NEW YORK — Today's travelers want to be comfortable, organized and connected. With those themes in mind, here are some gift ideas, starting with suggestions from three folks who travel for a living.
This undated image provided by High Sierra shows a High Sierra AT7 wheeled backpack with detachable daypack. Edward Piegza, founder of the small-group luxury tour company Classic Journeys, recommends the brand and style as a holiday gift for travelers, especially for kids and teens who need carryon luggage. (AP Photo/High Sierra)
Mesa police Sgt. Rob Scantlebury and his squad spend most of their time in plain clothes, quietly working cases involving street drug dealers, prostitutes and thieves.
RIO DE JANEIRO — It's bad enough that so few people outside Brazil know much about the country's cuisine. But Alex Atala finds it particularly galling that even at home it rarely gets the respect it deserves.
Arizona students are back in class and in addition to notebooks and lunch boxes, some parents are packing smartphones or tablets in their kid’s backpacks. Some school districts are even requesting that kids bring their own technology to school to enhance their learning.
SUN VALLEY, Idaho — Stuffed morel mushrooms and braised free-range chicken with fennel puree and blackberry compote. Served on linen tablecloths with a carefully matched wine. Pineapple upside-down cake for dessert.
Backpacks aren’t just for carrying expensive textbooks, crinkled homework assignments, and eraser shavings. For Mesa-based non-profit United Food Bank, they’re a means to feed.