Southwest Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It,’ ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ in Mesa

Southwest Shakespeare Company will close out its main stage season with two of Shakespeare’s most-enduring and important works at the Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St. They are “As You Like It,” a romantic comedy with laughter and love, directed by SSC’s new artistic director, Quinn Mattfeld; and Shakespeare’s hilarious battle-of-the-sexes farce, “The Taming […]

Salt River Brass Band presents ‘Swingin’ on a Star’ Feb. 10 at Mesa Arts Center

The Salt River Brass Band, with music director Patrick Sheridan, presents Swingin’ on a Star at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Mesa Arts Center’s Ikeda Theater, 1 E. Main St. “Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Lionel Hampton and Louis Prima are just the tip of a swinging afternoon in what has become […]

Rummage sale Jan. 25-26 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Mesa

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 612 S. Ellsworth Road in Mesa, is hosting a bazaar rummage sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, and 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. All proceeds go to charities. Cash only, with no bills over $20, according to a release. Go to

Desert Wind Harley-Davidson in Mesa under new ownership

Desert Wind Harley-Davidson, 922 S. Country Club Drive in Mesa, has been acquired by Michael Veracka. He, along with his brother, Paul Veracka, and father, David Veracka, have been in the Harley-Davidson business since 2003, owning and operating 13 dealerships, according to a release. “The Verackas are excited to continue the Desert Wind H-D legacy of […]

Residents begin moving in to Cadence at Gateway community in Mesa

Twenty-five percent of phase one of Cadence at Gateway in Mesa is sold, according to the project’s developer. “We’ve had hundreds of families visit Cadence the past two months who are excited about our private, resort-style amenities,” stated Craig Krumwiede, president of Harvard Investments, the project developer. “We welcome those that have chosen to call […]

Shea Homes closes on 15 acres at The Estates at Eastmark

Shea Homes Arizona recently purchased 15 acres at the southwest corner of Ray and Signal Butte roads in Mesa, with 39 home sites planned for phase two of The Estates at Eastmark community. Shea is the fourth homebuilder to announce plans to build in this development, joining Richmond American, Taylor-Morrison and Ashton Woods, all which […]

Dutton family celebrates golden milestone

The Dutton Family is bringing its musical variety show to Mesa for another season. This year, the group marks the occasion of Dean and Sheila Dutton’s 50th wedding anniversary with a twist on the usual schedule of shows, according to a release. Every week throughout the season, they will be joined onstage by a different […]

Merry Main Street Nov. 23-Jan. 4 in downtown Mesa

For the fourth consecutive year, Merry Main Street will bring thousands of holiday revelers to downtown Mesa. The celebration of the season will be held Nov. 23 through Jan. 4. The festivities begin 5-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, with an evening of music, food, and fun for everyone. Beginning with a program and tree lighting […]

Donate to House of Refuge for chance to win Sterling Services AC/heating system

Sterling Services is collecting donated items for the Mesa nonprofit House of Refuge, which houses dozens of families getting back on their feet and out of homelessness. During the month-long drive through Dec. 15, necessities such as diapers, baby wipes, feminine products and toiletries will be collected at Sterling Service’s showroom at 7256 S. 89th […]

Dignity Health general hospital campus in Mesa

Dignity Health has officially opened its new Arizona General Hospital Campus at 9130 E. Elliott Road in Mesa, a full-service hospital serving the east Valley. “Today is a milestone for Dignity Health in Arizona as our expanded footprint will bring the Mesa community additional access to quality care,” Jane Hanson, president and chief executive officer […]