My Nana’s Best-Tasting Salsa Challenge looking for volunteers

My Nana’s Best-Tasting Salsa Challenge, a fundraising event that seeks to help improve the quality of life for Arizonans with inherited blood disorders, is seeking volunteers. Presented by the Arizona Hemophilia Association, the 35th-annual My Nana’s Best-Tasting Salsa Challenge is set for 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Mesa’s Sloan Park, 2330 […]

Falcon Field Airport invites community to annual open house

Get a close look at unique aircraft, classic cars, model railroads and more 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 30, when the City of Mesa’s Falcon Field Airport hosts its annual open house. The event will be at Falcon Field Park, 4636 E.Fighter Aces Drive (north of McKellips Road between Greenfield and Higley roads). Free general […]

Larry H. Miller Dealerships acquires Berge Ford

Larry H. Miller Dealerships has acquired Berge Ford in Mesa. This brings the dealership group to nine stores in the Phoenix metro area. “We’re thrilled to continue to grow our presence with a strong brand in a market we love,” Dean Fitzpatrick, president of Larry H. Miller Dealerships, said in a release. “The Berge family […]

Vietnam War veteran pinning event March 2 at Mesa Market Place

The public and all Vietnam War veterans are invited to attend and participate in a 50th anniversary commemoration official pinning event at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at Mesa Market Place, 10550 E. Baseline Road. There is no charge to attend or to participate. Each Vietnam War veteran attending will receive a pin depicting an […]

Falcon Field in Mesa celebrates historic-photo installation on tower

A giant photographic portrait has been installed at the air traffic control tower at Mesa’s Falcon Field Airport. A brief ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, to dedicate the photo of 1940s cadet pilot Oswaldo Interiano and to celebrate the installation of nine additional historical photos around the airfield. Static aircraft […]

Apache Junction, other East Valley communities prepare for Entrepreneur Week

PHX East Valley Entrepreneur Week begins Monday, Feb. 18, with Apache Junction among the communities playing host to a series of free events to help existing businesses grow and get startups off the ground. “Our region has always been known as a hub for entrepreneurial ventures,” stated Denny Barney, president and CEO of East Valley […]

Competition cranks up heat on AJ high school culinary student

Daniel Vergos, a member of Apache Junction High School’s Culinary Foundations Program, will be in the SkillsUSA Region 3 cooking competition Saturday, Feb. 16. The competition will be at the EVIT main campus, 1601 W. Main St. in Mesa. He is the first culinary student from Apache Junction High School to compete against other students […]

Mesa museum prepares for I Love Science Day

I Love Science Day will feature scientists and institutions from a range of STEM disciplines Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Museum of Natural History, 53 N. Macdonald, Mesa. From 9-11 a.m., visitors will learn how airplanes fly and cars move, see how science helps agriculture, explore space and more, according to a release. “Get hands-on […]

Exhibition at i.d.e.a. Museum explores beauty of recycled art, green living

Escape into imagination this spring at the i.d.e.a. Museum’s Junkyard Jungle exhibition, where discarded materials become treasured artworks that take participants on a journey into Earth’s lush rainforests and other wild destinations. The exhibition at 150 W. Pepper Place in Mesa opens Friday, Feb. 8, and features artists who work magic transforming recycled items into […]

Inaugural Humdinger Festival in Mesa Feb. 23 features 10 Arizona bands

The inaugural Humdinger Festival, featuring 10 of Arizona’s finest local bands, is Feb. 23 at Mesa Amphitheatre, 263 N. Center St. in Mesa. Tickets are $12, all inclusive of tax and convenience charges, with children 12 and under accompanied by adults free.  Local food trucks will round out the festival atmosphere. Doors open at 1 […]