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For Chantel Buchanan, it was growing up in a single-parent home; for Renzo Viccina, it was moving from a Third-World country.
The sun has just set. From where I sit, up on a ridge, I hear music from two simultaneous song sessions filling the Valley below. When campfires turn to embers, youngsters will peel themselves away from the festivities and make their drowsy way to their bunks. Their dreams will no doubt be filled with obstacle courses and tie-dye, hikes and ropes courses. Another day at summer camp is done.
Banner Children’s is host a free six-week program to get kids active and healthy during their summer break.
Hamilton High School’s Hannah Miao was looking for something to do over the summer. Ideally, it would be something that embraced her creative side.
Approximately 650 children’s books, valued at $1400, were donated to Read On Mesa’s 12 Books program by Mesa’s mayor and city council.
With just a few weeks left in the 2013-14 pledge campaign, Mesa United Way leaders are praising the individuals and companies that are the backbone of the effort while challenging the entire community to fill the remaining gap.
Abigail Stockwell’s Girl Scout troop was looking to launch an education-oriented project in March when the eighth grader saw a news item about Read On Mesa, a summer reading program that puts donated books into the hands of underprivileged kindergartners.
Water parks, fireworks, good eats, baseball and more: They’re all part of the activities for Memorial Day weekend in Phoenix. Here’s our list of things to do in Phoenix for Memorial Day:
Chandler Public Library will launch its summer reading program tailored for participants of all ages on May 29.
Sino has Success in Early Childhood Chinese Immersion Montessori Program
Summer’s here and it’s time for some fun in the sun. But how do you make sure your kids don’t encounter an educational backslide? Many teachers and parents refer to this phenomenon as the “Summer Brain Drain.”
NEW YORK — Summer vacationers looking for deals on hotel rooms are going to have to search a little harder.
At age 13, when most young girls are dreaming about boys and navigating their way through the perils of junior high, Ashleigh Gonzales was diagnosed with optic nerve atrophy. You can imagine how devastated she was to learn that her vision loss was not treatable.
Katie Cuppy was born very premature at 29 weeks gestation, weighing only 2 pounds at birth. Her parents spent many days wondering if their first child would survive.
Basha won game three of its Division I first-round playoff game at Peoria Centennial on a controversial call Tuesday. In doing so, the Bears may have lost the war.
During this past summer, I received an email from a Mesa teacher asking if I could spread word about his band’s upcoming trip to New York.
If you’re interested in learning how to perform a health check on a ferret or how to diagnose a guinea pig by looking at x-rays, Arizona Animal Welfare League is offering a look inside the life of a veterinarian.
School's out, and video-streaming services Netflix and Amazon have come up with new ways to ward off summer-vacation boredom while going head-to-head in a battle for your kids' screen time.
Acclaimed Arizona author Betty Webb will kick-off the Adult Summer Reading Program with a discussion and book signing event at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Red Mountain Library, 635 N. Power Road. The discussion will focus on her latest novel “Desert Wind.” Webb’s work has been described as ‘mysteries with social conscience’.
School children can take part in the newly created Club READ (Reading Experiences Appreciating Diversity) this summer thanks to a City of Chandler Human Relations Commission Diversity Mini Grant.
Q: What can I do to get better battery life from my smartphone? It doesn’t even get me through the afternoon on most days. — Ed
Mesa Library offers free programs for kids of all ages to stay engaged with activities during the summer months. The variety of programs includes reading, bowling, art and music. The programs will take place at the Main Library, 64 E. First St.; Dobson Library, 2425 S. Dobson Road and the Red Mountain Library, 635 N. Power Road.
Behind the mask of Chandler High School’s mascot, Scruffy, Andrew Sanchez found his “voice.”
Mesa Public Libraries is holding a series of teen volunteer fairs for students entering seventh through 12th grade, between the ages of 12 and 18 to fill positions for the Summer Reading Program. Jobs will assist as program desk aides, computer aids, self-checkout assistants, shelving positions, program craft aides and other miscellaneous duties.