The Testing Travesty

Our family is thick into of a week’s worth of state-mandated testing. For about a month now, my children have come home from school loaded down with educational year-end review packets, complete with bubble testing practice sheets. They have reviewed…

Mountain View Funeral Home Offers Services Tailored to LDS Families

A new center feature, including 48 crypts, with a six-foot Christus adorning the top, is being added in the LDS-focused garden of the Mountain View Cemetery in East Mesa. Photo courtesy Mountain View Funeral Home. By Cecily Markland Carrying on…

Youth Exhibitionism Could Signal Psychological Disorders

Parents are being warned of an ugly trend attaching itself to America’s youth. You’ll want to learn more. Social media exhibitionism: Suggestive messages and graphic personal pictures provide an overwhelming temptation for youth to become a “star” for a moment…

Come and Partake of Living Water

            My mother taught me the value of drinking water. She didn’t sit me down and lecture me, didn’t explain the benefits of hydration. She simply did it. Every hour or so, my siblings and I would hear her, turning…

True Healing Takes Place at Mercy Gilbert

Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, in the tradition of its parent company, Dignity Health, is a full-service, acute care hospital where East Valley residents of all ages and backgrounds experience a unique healing environment and are treated with dignity and respect.…

Kids Grins continues to make kids smile

Dr. John Taylor, shown with his wife, Sarah, and their three children (l to r) River, Olive and Jude, is happy to be back in Arizona and to be practicing pediatric dentistry at his Mesa clinic, Kids Grins. Photo by…

Piggly’s Offers “Serious Barbecue” in a Fun, Family-Friendly Setting

Piggly's Smokehouse, in Mesa, serves up Serious Barbecue(r), Piggly's signature fries, delicious desserts and all the trimmings, in a fun, family friendly-atmosphere--all part of the family legacy kept alive by owners, Janine and Greg Sawyers (center), shown here at the…

Contemporized, 40 Anniversary Version of Saturday’s Warrior Opens in Arizona in June

This summer, 40 years after the music and story of the original "Saturday's Warrior" touched thousands of people's lives, the Flinders Family will again take to the stage to portray an updated version of this powerful musical. Playing family members…

Co-author Sisters Release Third in Series of Time-Travel Romances

Shawnette Nielson writes with her co-author sister, Carolyn Gregory and, together, under the pen name of May Nicole Abbey, they recently released the third book in a series of time-travel romance novels. Photo by Michael Suorsa . By Stephanie Abney…

Dean Lee T. Perry to Speak in Arizona

Lee T. Perry, Elder L. Tom Perry’s son and Dean of the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University, will speak at the Arizona Management Society, May luncheon.             “Dean Perry will share his insights on leadership that he…