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Gilbert Fire and Rescue is hosting a Back to School Supply Drive through July 9 to aid local students.
A slew of Gilbert businesses and business owners received kudos for their entrepreneurial and philanthropic efforts during the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce’s Eighth Annual Business Awards on Wednesday.
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.
Editor's Note - Aging America is a joint AP-APME project examing the aging of the baby boomers and the impact this silver tsunami will have on the communities in which they live.
When the Mesa Family YMCA opened its thrift store last fall, manager Georgie Campanozzi’s first customer was a homeless man who needed shoes and a shirt. He found both, which he proceeded to put on immediately and tuck his old shoes into a backpack that he’d gotten earlier from the Salvation Army in Mesa.
Georgie Campanozzi, manager of the Mesa Family YMCA's new thrift store, says she has everything from men's suit coats to girls' prom dresses, plus housewares and toys. Donations of good used items are welcome Tuesday mornings.
Multiple youth agencies across the East Valley recently received a significant amount of money to support their charitable efforts from a longtime Mesa volunteer organization.
Each year the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce honors local business women through the Palo Verde Women in Business Award.
A collection of third and fourth graders from Chandler recently took first place in the YMCA championship event.
Jalen Lee goes up for a layup at the YMCA Basketball Championships on Aug. 12. [Brian Minson/YMCA Basketball]
Chris Griffin drives for a layup at the YMCA Basketball Championship on Aug. 12. [Brian Minson/YMCA Basektball]
The American Red Cross is organizing a blood drive on Thursday afternoon at the Chandler/Gilbert YMCA.
The crowd cheered loudly for all the recognizable names — from Missy Franklin, to Ryan Lochte, Nathan Adrian to Matt Grevers and many more among the lot — from last year’s London Olympic Games.
While visiting a second-grade classroom in Chandler some seven years ago, Barbara Blalock witnessed a 7-year-old girl hand in her right tennis shoe as collateral. She was borrowing a pencil from her teacher.
Mesa’s Ross Farnsworth spent several decades as chairman and CEO of various Farnsworth Companies developing land and real estate projects, driven by his desire to help people and the community he loved.
The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce appointed Beth Amoroso, Jim Hunt, Kent Johnson, Larry North, Bruce Peterson, Liane Rouzaud and Janet Schwab to its 2013 Board of Directors.
The Gilbert Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the impact women have had on the local business community over the last year when it hosts its annual Business Woman of the Year awards luncheon Wednesday afternoon.
I’ll admit it. It’s hard to stick to a New Year’s resolution of getting into shape. At this point in the new year, some of us have given up, some of us are dropping off our new workout commitments.
With a simple “recipe” of a low-calorie diet and an hour of exercise everyday, one Ahwatukee Foothills couple lost more than 130 pounds combined in a year’s time.
Swimming can now be a year-round sport for kids and collegiate level swimmers in Ahwatukee Foothills.
Swim Coaches Bowen Johnson, left, and Jerry Olszewski pose for a photo outside of the Ahwatukee YMCA on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.