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A Belgian drama with bluegrass music may seem like an unlikely combo, but director Felix van Groeningen pulls it off spectacularly in his heart-wrenching new film “The Broken Circle Breakdown,” which is already garnering whispers of Academy Award recognition. While other foreign-language Oscar hopefuls such as “Wadjda” and “The Hunt” have come and gone from theaters (with others such as “Gloria” and “The Past” not making their way to Phoenix until early 2014), “Broken Circle” is arriving this month, opening at Harkins Camelview 5 in Scottsdale this Friday, Dec. 6.
The Mesa Kimball East Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host its annual Great Turkey Challenge on Nov. 26 to provide turkeys to St. Vincent De Paul.
Taylor Christensen is an Arizona State student who started volunteering at Helen’s Hope Chest in September as part of her service-learning project. She wasn’t sure what to expect when she started working at the free clothing “store” for foster children. But after a few weeks working with foster families and children she decided to share her experience through Mesa United Way’s “Faces of Need — and Hope” project:
Taylor Christensen is an Arizona State University student who started volunteering at Helen’s Hope Chest in September as part of her service learning project.
PHOENIX — An attorney for Republican interests asked the Arizona Supreme Court Monday to once again allow candidates to accept and donors to give more money, saying their constitutional rights are being irreparably harmed.
Cars, charity on display at East Valley ‘Adventurally’ event
About 40 entrants in the seventh Fireball Run “adventurally” will spend a few hours in Mesa Sept. 26, where its presence should benefit at least one local charity and a number of city businesses.
The Ahwatukee-based group fighting against the South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway is not settling down now that the comment period is over on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the freeway. They’re gearing up with more events and informational meetings hoping to bring more awareness to people in Ahwatukee to the problems the freeway presents.
PHOENIX — Despite limited success last time, Gov. Jan Brewer is again building up a war chest to try to influence federal elections in Arizona — and elsewhere.
The Superstition Springs Center is collecting supplies through its “Christmas in July Donation Drive” to donate items to Helen’s Hope Chest.
When the Arizona Diamondbacks reached the 34th round of baseball's draft, they didn't pick for need or take a chance on potential.
Devon Kennard was in town over Mother’s Day weekend.
When it comes to improving our community and helping people in need, Mesa has no shortage of role models. That’s what makes Susan Carland’s selection for Mesa United Way’s Ross N. Farnsworth Spirit of Mesa Award so special.
Here is a collection of thoughts and stories from those who've crossed paths (personally or professionally) with former Higley district athletic director Art Wagner, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on May 15.
Using their talents for hilarious, family-friendly improvisational comedy, Jef and Shurlin Rawls of Mesa hope to lift spirits while lightening the load for a family in their neighborhood with an event they are calling a “FUN-draiser.”
Mesa United Way is inviting residents to make a donation to its Community Chest and enter “The Happiest Sweepstakes on Earth!” to win a Disneyland vacation and other prizes.
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith joined six other Arizona mayors and about 1,700 around the U.S. Tuesday for the Mayor’s Day of National Recognition to honor the deeds of community volunteers locally and across the nation.
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith prepares to sort clothes inside Helen's Hope Chest in Mesa, Tuesday, April 9, 2013 as part of Mayor's Day of Recognition for National Service. [Tim Hacker/Tribune]
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith speaks out in front of Helen's Hope Chest in Mesa, Tuesday, April 9, 2013 as part of Mayor's Day of Recognition for National Service. [Tim Hacker/Tribune]
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith sorts clothes inside Helen's Hope Chest in Mesa, Tuesday, April 9, 2013 as part of Mayor's Day of Recognition for National Service. [Tim Hacker/Tribune]
Sorry, but Nancy Pelosi is wrong. We do have a spending problem and the heart of the matter is our inability to control medical costs. Spending on health care now consumes an astonishing 18 percent of our total economic output. Rising Medicare and Medicaid costs are the main drivers of our national debt crisis. Yet health care costs continue to shoot up relentlessly.
Based on Michael Morpurgo’s childrens book and popularized by Steven Spielberg’s feature film of the same name, “War Horse” follows the fate of a horse named Joey, who is sold into the British army and serves on both sides of the conflict during World War I.
CASA GRANDE — A Casa Grande man who is a former U.S. Border Patrol agent created and patented a video game controller for people with severe spinal cord injuries.
There is a particular flow to a pre-game shootaround.