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A long-standing tradition in Mesa, the community is asked to once again participate in a sing-along of Handel’s “Messiah” to increase the East Valley holiday spirit.
Leftovers are the best part of Thanksgiving. The next best thing are the Christmas light displays that pop up as soon as the last piece of pie is gobbled down. Here are seven local light displays worth a look.
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.
Long ago, Mary Lewis Riggs helped create an Arizona landmark. Today, Riggs, who turned 102 years old this summer, is considered somewhat of a Mesa landmark herself.
Volunteers from the LDS Alta Mesa Stake paint over a wall on 80th Street in Mesa during Make a Difference Day on Oct. 26, 2013. [City of Mesa]
Neighbors and commuters along the Loop 202 — those who have watched with curiosity and interest as the tallest building in Gilbert has been under construction at the corner of Greenfield and Pecos roads — will have an opportunity to tour the structure in January.
It starts with a name, those Ancestry.com commercials promise. That, and a paid subscription to the site. Not to mention the patience to sit hunched at a screen, following cybertrail after cybertrail ever deeper into a rabbit hole of genealogy information that’s difficult to know for sure is truly your own.
Those with a passion for genealogy research or others who are novices but want to trace their family roots, will find a wealth of helpful tips and tools at the second annual Mesa AZ Family History Conference on Oct. 26.
Local church leader Rondal Jones is pictured in the newly-remodeled LDS Inter-stake Center located at 2nd Avenue and Horne in Mesa. [John Power photo]
From basketball to regional conferences, the LDS Inter-stake Center at 2nd Avenue and Horne in Mesa has served the East Valley community since 1955. [John Power photo]
Cecily Markland has more than 20 years experience as an editor, writer, project manager and journalist. A Mesa resident, she is the managing editor for The Beehive newspaper, serving Arizona’s LDS community, and a regular contributor to the East Valley Tribune.
Amidst the thousands of square feet of laboratory space at Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus in East Mesa, one new building will be constructed to house religion classes and services of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
ASU President Michael Crow (fourth from left) joins leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (including Elder Neil L. Anderson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; third from left) in celebrating a new LDS Institute on ASU's Polytechnic campus.
An excited crowd listens in as speakers, like Elder Neil L Anderson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and ASU President Michael Crow give remarks at the groundbreaking ceremony for the LDS Institute of Religion at ASU's Polytechnic campus.
Included among those participating in the groundbreaking ceremony for the new LDS Institute building on the ASU Polytechnic campus in East Mesa: (from left) Sister Kathy Anderson, Elder Neil L Anderson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ASU president Michael Crow, Jil L Wright of the Seventy, and David LeSueur of the Seventy.
Elder Neil L. Anderson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and ASU President Michael Crow confer during the groundbreaking ceremony for the new LDS Institute of Religion at the ASU Polytechnic Campus.
Included among those participating in the groundbreaking ceremony for the new LDS Institute building on the ASU Polytechnic campus in East Mesa: (from left) Elder Jim L. Wright of the Seventy, Sister Kathy Andersen, Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Michael Crow, president of Arizona State University.
On Aug. 24, Helen Spencer Schlie celebrated her 90th birthday doing the things she loves most — working a full day at the Old and Rare Bookstore she owns in Mesa, and spending time with family and friends that evening.
I’m salivating to try a dish already known to many as “funeral potatoes.”
When Alex Balinski prepared for his Mormon mission to Argentina five years ago, he went to the library and rented a few documentaries to learn more about the South American county where he would be spending the next two years.
The common image of Mormon missionaries has long been two young men wearing white shirts and ties walking through neighborhoods, knocking door-to-door.
The Chandler preparedness store Dorothy Jackson helps manage may have been profiled during the first episode of the National Geographic television series “Doomsday Preppers,” but even she still considers it to be a bit of a diamond in the rough.
Wayne Brown spent decades working to improve Mesa, from its arts programs to its financial standing. Under his leadership on the city council and as mayor, the city saw a new spring training facilities built, a new convention center created and the establishment of the Mesa Arts Center.
It is with a heavy heart that the City of Mesa announces the passing of Mayor Wayne Brown on Tuesday, May 14. Brown served as Mayor from 1996 to 2000. He also served as a Councilmember from 1968 to 1976.