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Veterans looking for help receiving their benefits can use the additional resources provided at an upcoming event in Chandler.
A family of four entered a local shelter with tattered clothes and tired eyes, carrying three old garbage bags holding their only belongings. A wave of relief washed over the family as they cautiously walked into the shelter, greeted by barking dogs, a clean playground and an onslaught of accommodating volunteers.
The Assistance League of East Valley is in need of books to donate to homeless children at the conclusion of its book drive.
Arizona needs a leader who will stand up for veterans. Our men and women in uniform are coming home in droves. Phoenix has been the eye of storm in the VA scandal. We just committed to fight another conflict in Iraq. Now more than ever, we need a leader who provides real solutions for our community’s veteran population.
Eleven years ago, screenwriter Margaret Nagle began a script about the Lost Boys of Sudan — the colloquial term used to describe the more than 20,000 Sudanese boys who were left homeless or orphaned as a result of the Second Sudanese Civil War.
A 27-year-old man sitting behind bars accused of repeatedly punching a Mesa bus driver last month said his emotions got the better of him and then apologized.
Months ago a friend handed me a little book entitled “Have A Little Faith,” written by Mitch Albom. Honestly, it sat on my shelf for a long time gathering dust. It’s not that I was uninterested; I was plowing through some dense reading material and figured that Albom’s book was a little too light for what I had my teeth sunk in at the time.
Painted along the edges of “A Walk Among the Tombstones” is the urgent reminder the end of the world is nigh. That was life in 1999 in the months leading toward the current millennium – a period loaded with paranoia about how humanity will end because of the Y2K virus once Dec. 31, 1999 became Jan. 1, 2000.
Friends for Life Animal Rescue will host its 15th annual BARKtoberfest event at the Gilbert Town Center on Oct. 11.
Two Tempe City Council incumbents have been thrust into a runoff scenario against each other by a former state legislator and a first-time politician.
Mesa United Way is taking applications for 13 AmeriCorps positions that begin Sept. 1 and three AmeriCorps VISTA positions that begin in November. The temporary social-service positions all pay stipends and other benefits and have a one-year term of service.
It’s hard to think of many actors from the past few decades who were one of a kind, but Robin Williams was truly a performing force unlike anything that’s ever existed. No one will ever be able to fill his now sadly empty shoes. The fact that his life was taken in such a lonely, horrific fashion after a long struggle with depression only makes this loss more tragic. For now, however, let’s focus on how Williams lived as apposed to how he died. What a life he lived and what an unparalleled career full of laughs, inspiration, and flubber he’s left behind. In honor of this great talent, here are my five personal choices for his best performances in film.
Steven M. Wright, Director
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When Alexa Rogers was only 5 years old, she met a little girl named Sam who was very similar to herself. Sam was bright, happy and always trying to give back to others. There was only one glaring difference between the two.
Lucky Break is donating a portion of its sales on two products to a local charity that helps out homeless animals through the rest of the month.
On behalf of the Mesa Rotary Club, welcome to the Mesa Rotary Corner!
Papa Murphy’s offers $5 discount for water donations to aid homeless
After a thief made off with her bicycle, Becca Mercer needed a way to get around Arizona State University’s Tempe campus during the spring semester of 2014.
Is your closet overflowing? Do you have items too nice to toss, but do not know what to do with them? Why not give with a purpose...
Hundreds of homeless in the East Valley converged near The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Mesa Temple on Tuesday for “Project Connect” — a monthly event hosted by Valley of the Sun United Way.
Sundt Construction Inc. hosted its fifth annual Thirst Aid Water Drive and delivered almost 200,000 bottles of water to a local charitable organization on June 6.
As temperatures climb, Mesa residents can donate water at various locations in the city to provide hydration for the homeless and unsheltered.
Friends For Life’s BARKtoberfest
Takes place each fall at Gilbert Town Center
50 E. Civic Center Drive
(480) 497-8296 or AZfriends.org
There’s no place where people and their pooches party quite like they do at BARKtoberfest. The yearly party for dogs and their owners is put on by the no-kill Friends for Life Animal Rescue in Gilbert and features live entertainment, a parade, dog washing, pet arts and crafts, shopping booths, a lure course and contests for best pet-owner lookalikes, tricks and costumes. Admission is free but some activities require a small donation, and proceeds aid in saving the lives of homeless dogs and cats.
Takes place each November at sites throughout town.
SanTan Village Holiday Balloon Glow
Takes place each fall at SanTan Village
2218 E. Williams Field Road
(480) 282-9500 or ShopSanTanVillage.com
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