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Whether you were there when The Motels first burst onto the music scene in the early '80s or are just rediscovering them again, it's hard to deny that singer Martha Davis is one of MTVs first leading ladies and one of the most charismatic female performers in rock.
All too often, police officers are seen as revenue generators for the municipality. Writing tickets and making arrests, they are viewed by the public strictly as enforcers. However, some officers are really making a difference in the communities they patrol. Mesa Police Officer Brandon Mendoza, killed early Monday morning by a wrong-way driver, is a prime example.
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Dutch Bros. Coffee
1326 S. Alma School Road, (480) 969-3990
1136 S. Greenfield Road, (480) 924-5263
1960 E. McKellips Road, (480) 464-7712
These cute-as-a-button coffee stands may have started in Southern Oregon but they’ve found a loving home in Mesa, where java lovers have three Dutch Bros. drive-thrus from which to order coffee, smoothies, freezes, teas and the private-label Dutch Bros. Blue Rebel energy drink. Every cup of coffee is roasted by hand in the Pacific Northwest, blended by hand, and then ground and pulled by hand, ristretto-style. In 2011, the company donated more than $1 million to nonprofits, including local food banks, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, American Cancer Society and Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Starbucks Coffee Company
Cup O’Karma: Community Cafe for a Cause
1710 W. Southern Ave., Suite B7
(480) 890-0579 or natn-az.com/home/cup_o_karma
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Being uprooted from friends and familiar surroundings can be tough for any 14-year-old. But the move from Michigan to the Southeast Valley was especially rough for Kolby Nielsen when he failed to make the cut for his new junior high's basketball team.
Boys & Girls Club annual Flag Football Jamboree in Gilbert this weekend
The Gilbert Chamber of Commerce seeks items to use for a raffle and silent auction as part of an event to benefit the local Boys and Girls Club.
Jon Martello's relentless libido has a comic math to it.
Abbie S. Fink is vice president/general manager of HMA Public Relations in Phoenix. She has been with the firm since 1993. Active in the community, she is a past president of the Phoenix Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, serves as a member of the executive board of PRSA’s Counselors Academy and is on the board of directors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale.
For years, cookbook writer Sally Sampson had wanted to write for children. No one was interested.
Since winning the 2012 Miss Arizona competition, now 23-year-old Piper Stoeckel admits her life has drastically changed.
Are you 18 to 24-years-old and looking for a summer job? The AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers to Service America) Summer Associates Program is looking for participants.
Donations of athletic shoes for kids are being accepted as the City of Mesa celebrates Global Youth Service Day. Residents are also encouraged to organize shoe drives or encourage local youth to participate in Global Youth Service Day by volunteering to lead and organize donation drives within their schools, clubs, churches, Boy Scout troops and neighborhoods.
I have read so many good books lately I couldn’t decide which one to review. It was a toss up between “The Obituary Writer,” by Ann Hood and “The Secret Keeper,” by Kate Norton (I don’t know about you but any title that contains the word “secret” draws me like a magnet — maybe it was that early Nancy Drew conditioning).
Nicholas Groth of the Gilbert branch was chosen as the 2013 Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley Youth of the Year this week and will go on to compete at the state level on April 3. Nick, a senior at Gilbert High School, will receive a $20,000 scholarship from the Victoria Lund Foundation, and all other candidates will receive $2,500 from the Victoria Lund Foundation.
Dr. Douglas Bobb and his practice, Sun Valley Hand Surgery, were sponsors for the Boy Scouts of America Grand Canyon Council Eagle recognition dinner that took place recently in Phoenix.
Assistance League of East Valley collected 635 books during a Children's Book Drive in support of volunteerism on Make a Difference Day on Oct. 27. The books have been donated to Children First Academy for homeless children, Head Start programs in the Tempe Elementary District, a rural school where many children's parents are incarcerated and Adams Elementary in Mesa.
The Queen Creek Branch of the Boys & Girls Club of the East Valley will move operations and programming Monday to Founders Park, 22407 S. Ellsworth Road.
Rotary Club of Superstition Mountain is inviting local community members to hit the links at Gold Canyon Golf Resort once again, as it hosts its 12th annual charity golf tournament on Saturday, Jan. 13.
I am surprised there is no story about Gary Bird, a Tempean who died on the 99th floor of WTC on 911. Gary not only was a terrific husband and father, but a civic-minded man who made his community better by serving as president of the Tempe Jaycees and Tempe Boys and Girls Club. Gary had a new job as VP of Marsh Insurance in Phoenix and was going to their orientation that awful and fateful day.
When Michael McAvoy walks through Tempe’s Healing Field remembering those killed during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, he said he usually walks through the sea of nearly 3,000 American flags when no one else is there.
Dr. Chris Woolaver of Woolaver Orthodontics, a member of the American Association of Orthodontics, is volunteering his time and expertise as a dental professional in Tomorrow’s SMILES, a National Children’s Oral Health Foundation (NCOHF): America’s Toothfairy program. Tomorrow’s SMILES helps restore smiles and self esteem while encouraging teens to take responsibility for their oral health.
Beat the heat and support the Gilbert Boys and Girls Club at an old-fashioned ice cream social 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 11 at Desert Hills High School.
As Memorial Day is celebrated this weekend, it will hold different meanings for families across the nation and in the Grand Canyon State.