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A $115,000 gift from Mesa Community College alumnus and current student Wayne Balmer, through the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation, benefits exercise science students. Typically, endowments … more
Superstition Community Food Bank, 575 N. Idaho Road No. 701 in Apache Junction, recently received 1,936 pounds of food valued at $3,000 and a $1,000 cash donation. Thirty students from a … more
Hospital employees at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus, 18701 N. 67th Ave., were treated to an ice cream social as a thank you for their commitment to patient care during the past year of the coronavirus pandemic. Hospital leaders took turns scooping the sweet treats while staff enjoyed a quick break from work. more
The Rotary Club of Superstition Mountain is participating in the Arizona Rotary District 5495 Community Service Project during National Volunteer Week, April 18-24. This year the project will be … more
The Surprise Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission voted to spend up to $6,000 on repairs and restoration to the “We are the Past, Present, and Future of Surprise” mural at Bicentennial Park, 16705 N. Nash St. more
Arpi Hamilton, 42, is a wife, mother, Cancer Treatment Centers of America employee, and an active cancer fighter with a mission to educate Arizonans on cancer prevention and wellness.  more
Meet Samantha Baltierrez, a Peoria resident and co-owner of a Phoenix gymnastics academy. Name: Samantha Baltierrez Age (optional): 34 Occupation: Co-owner of Impact Gymnastics … more
The two-seat aircraft — sunshine gold and christened Amazing Grace — taxied along a line of its honored passenger’s family members, friends and Patriot Guard Riders before roaring … more
The city of Peoria is planning for a new 1.75 mile multi-use trail called Stadium Trail along the north side of Skunk Creek from 83rd to 73rd avenues. more
Interim County Manager Leo Lew was appointed permanent county manager for Pinal County at a recent board of supervisors meeting. Mr. Lew has been interim county manager since Louis Andersen left … more
K.J. Nelson was already making music for himself. Friends also ask him to mix their work. more
Meet Maria Lawrence, a Phoenix proprietor who is co-owner of a gymnastics facility as well as an attorney.  Name: Maria Lawrence Age (optional): 53 Occupation: Attorney & Co-Owner … more
The Scottsdale-based Upscale Singers are still performing — just not in person this spring — but their commitment to musical opportunities for youth hasn’t changed. While … more
A Goodyear man who turned his childhood battle with T-cell leukemia into a novel recently published an audio version of the book. more
A matriarch of a family is oftentimes the glue that holds it together, and just as cruel as the disease itself, a cancer diagnosis can shake a family to its core. Another reality of the … more
The Daily Independent at is publishing submitted photos that highlight the community and showcase Arizona’s beauty. Readers are invited to submit scenic pictures of desert … more
Christ's Church of the Valley (CCV) is opening a campus in Queen Creek next month. It’s one of 11 campuses CCV has throughout the Valley. The church’s first service is Sunday, March … more
Butterfly Wonderland recently received a large, private donation of over 60 preserved butterfly, moth, dragonfly, spider, and other insect specimens from Queen Creek resident Della Johnson. The … more
Name: Andrew Pavey Age: 51 Town/neighborhood: I live in the Alta Mesa neighborhood near the Higley and Brown Road cross streets in Mesa. When and why I moved here: I moved to the USA in January … more
The Arizona State Society Daughters of the American Revolution continued its legacy of service to Arizona communities by dedicating on Feb. 24 a desert ironwood tree planted at Flatiron Park in … more
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