First Things First suggests ways to link technology and toddlers

For families of babies, toddlers and preschoolers, saying no screen time is easier said than done. Technology isn’t going away, and neither is the desire to make sure that children are prepared for a world filled with computers at every turn. “A great alternative to media use that is non-engaging, such as a child sitting […]

Preparations under way for annual artists’ studio tour

The Artists of the Superstitions is accepting applications for its 12th Annual Artists Fall Studio Tour, which will take place 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 3-4. Artists in Gold Canyon and Apache Junction will open their studios to the community and play host to other artists.  Non-member artists may participate by displaying their work at a […]

Apache Junction to offer youth baseball leagues, program

The Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department is offering several youth baseball options for young children under 8 years old, offering two leagues — tee ball and coach pitch — as well as a Parent/Tot program. The tee ball league is for boys and girls ages 4-5 and the coach pitch league is available for […]

Community centers open doors for parks and recreation month

Two community centers are opening their doors Saturday, July 21, for a day of free admission, fitness offerings and guided tours. The Red Mountain Center, 7550 E. Adobe, and Eagles Community Center, 828 E. Broadway, will be open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. to celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month and “encourage all Mesa residents to take advantage […]

Will’s Hope Charity director speaks at Superstition Mountain Rotary meeting

Greg Suenden, executive director of Will’s Hope Charity, 3654 N. Power Road No. 105 in Mesa, was the featured speaker at the July 11 meeting of the Superstition Mountain Rotary. “The mission of Will’s Hope is to provide support for the donors, volunteers and advocates who care for and give hope to our community’s children in medical […]

Medical center celebrates 11 years with free family event

Mountain Vista Medical Center, 1301 S. Crismon Road in Mesa, is celebrating 11 years of delivering health and wellness care to the East Valley with a free Family Fun Celebration 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 21. There will be fire truck tours,  a water safety seminar, a physician meet-and-greet, games and crafts, face painting and more, according to […]

Mesa grandmother receives support from Valley nonprofit

Nothing about Mesa resident Melba Williams is conventional. From her unconventional family to her nickname, Gria, this 65-year-old grandmother of two walks proudly in her space. Eight years ago, Ms. Williams and her husband found themselves stepping up to care full time for their granddaughter, Mia. “You don’t think about it, you just do it,” […]

Gold Canyon Lions Club donates to Project Help, CAAFA

The Gold Canyon Lions Club is a group of dedicated men and women who support and enjoy serving our community. Because of the tremendous success of the Gold Canyon Lions Luau Event, Gold Canyon Lions were able to donate checks May 16 to two very worthy organizations, Project Help and the Community Alliance Against Family […]

State senate candidate Hernandez endorsed by Professional Fire Fighters of Arizona

Michael “Big Mike” Hernandez, entrepreneur and conservative LD16 state senate candidate, on July 2 received the endorsement of the Professional Fire Fighters of Arizona, according to a release. Legislative District 16 covers parts of Mesa, Apache Junction, San Tan Valley, Gold Canyon and Queen Creek. “I’m incredibly thankful to have the support of PFFAZ in […]

Eagles 3850 donates more than $5K to youth programs, benefits AJUSD

Lost Dutchman Fraternal Order of Eagles 3850 Aeries and Auxiliary recently donated $5,100 to local youth programs including the Apache Junction Unified School District. Apache Junction Unified School District Food Services Department received $2,550 for its Feed the Children program that provides food boxes for needy families during fall, Christmas and spring breaks, according to […]