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July 30, 2014
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:
The City of Mesa, in coordination with HandsOn Greater Phoenix, is recruiting residents to volunteer their time for a large-scale community service project in January.
For high school students, being a part of a team can really make a difference in kids’ successes, and Hamilton High School’s Anthony Campo is among several who chose to join a team to gain an opportunity.
When I saw the Nov. 7 KPNX Channel 12 news story headlines, “Cop cover up? Did Chandler police officers tamper with evidence after a Mesa SWAT sergeant’s DUI?” I thought, not another dirty cop!
The Tempe Veterans Day Parade is scheduled for Veterans Day beginning at 10 a.m., and the parade will travel northbound along Mill Avenue from ASU Gammage to Rio Salado Parkway.
Amid cannon fire, flyovers and parachutists, the Higley Unified School District honored many veterans during its Veterans Day celebration on Nov. 8 — one of several events in the East Valley to recognize those who have served.
A photo from the Tempe Veterans Day Parade held in 2012. [Submitted]
A series of Veterans Day events meant to honor those who have served in the armed forces are scheduled to occur in Gilbert and Mesa between Nov. 7 and Nov. 9.
I can’t think of a country that doesn’t have something like Memorial Day. Whether democratic or totalitarian or anything in between, national honors are paid annually to those who have given their lives for their countries.
As a way to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and show appreciation for the sacrifices of military personnel, the City of Mesa’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors Program is coordinating with HandsOn Greater Phoenix for a community service project on MLK Day — Monday, Jan. 21 — to paint the exterior of the home of a retired disabled Air Force veteran.
Mesa will once again honor America’s servicemen and women with a parade, 11 a.m. Monday in downtown.
The bugle is calling assembly for all Leathernecks, Deck Apes, Wingnuts, Dog Faces, Bubbleheads and Shallow Water Boys. No, this is not about throwing a costume party or casting a horror movie.
As the disgusting Arpaio political ads continue to flood local airways, I can’t help but find solace in the adage that like a zebra can’t hide its stripes neither can Arpaio cover up his pink underwear.
Volunteers are needed and more entry spots are open for the East Valley Veterans Parade “Honoring Our Veterans and Military, One Parade at a Time” on Monday, Nov. 12.
Whether you want to explore a classy art festival or cheer at the ostrich, or even Chihuahua races, the East Valley has it! Let’s take advantage of our Arizona paradise and dance outdoors to live music, indulge during a cook-off, put on our boots for the rodeo and Old West Days, or run foot races.
WASHINGTON – It was a sweltering-hot day in the nation’s capital, but the only thing the members of the Gilbert High School marching band could talk about was how cool it was.
"Don't sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me."
Is it already time to make another December to remember here in Chandler? As the holiday season takes over, ushering in events, shopping and decorations around the city and winding down another calendar year, Chandler Recreation has an assortment of activities and special events for everyone to enjoy with their families, relatives and friends.
An overlooked bridge remnant at Tempe Beach Park last carried traffic in 1931, left to crumble for generations as nobody figured out what to do with the abandoned stub.
Payton Arredondo-Boscarino,2, looks on as he mom, Jacie Arredono places an American flag in her pony tail afer taking in the Veterans Day parade in Tempe, Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. [Tim Hacker/ Tribune]
Mel Flake, naval officer veteran and resident of Ahwatukee Foothills, has experienced and seen a lot in his 75 years.
A Veterans Day parade, carnival, entertainment stage and Harley-Davidson Motorcycle show are among Festival of the Superstitions’ attractions.
DETAILS >> Event times vary, roughly 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday; call or see website for schedule. Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce, 567 W. Apache Trail. (480) 982-3141 or www.apachejunctioncoc.com.