Greer Peaks Lodge: A White Mountain Wonder

There’s a handsome vacation spot tucked neatly in the south end of Greer. Once known as the Amberian Peaks Resort, this 40-year-old property is now Greer Peaks Lodge, a family-oriented all-inclusive relaxation destination. Ryan Nelson and his partner Brian Lemmermann…

Six Men from Arizona Called to Serve as Mission Presidents

In January, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced assignments for 168 new mission presidents who will begin serving in July 2016 in missions around the world. Among those 168, six are from Arizona. Michael Dean Pickerd, 57,…

New Exhibits, New Director Welcome Guests to the Mesa Arizona Temple Visitors’ Center

Responding to a call to serve a couples’ mission at the Mesa Temple Visitors’ Center, Norman Ashton, a retired attorney and judge, and his wife, Meredith, a retired music teacher, left Ogden, Utah, just over 13 months ago. However, at…

Mesa Immigration Attorney Gives Back

On March 3rd, 2016, the law office of Yasser F. Sanchez joined La Libre Initiative to create a much needed citizenship fair in Mesa, Arizona. Yasser F. Sanchez worked with Matthew E. Brown, State Director of La Libre Arizona, to…

New Beehive Editor Takes Reins

Merry Gordon is a woman juggling many titles: wife, mother, teacher, writer and now editor, as The Beehive takes shape this year under her hand. “I don’t know how to not be busy,” she laughs. “I thrive on activity.” Merry…

Young Women Blossom Thanks to Annual Summer Conference for Girls

From a simple service project has grown Time to Blossom, a community of sisterhood and support for young women throughout Arizona and across the United States. Time to Blossom was founded in 2008 by Carla Jorgensen and Debbie Forrest Dayton,…

Spotlight Performers!

“Musical theater is great; you get painted up . . . and you sing. The joy alone of that can really carry a lot,” said American actor Chris Pine. Sister Tiffany Nebeker couldn’t agree more. Born into a musical family,…

Goodyear Stake Hosts Third Annual Community Car Show

On February 20, the Goodyear Arizona Stake held its third annual community car show, welcoming stake members, curious community members and car enthusiasts from across the Valley. Last year, 85 vehicles were on display. This year, 185 filled the parking…

Mesa Artist Finds way to Make Money and Mint Music

Linda Fox, member of Chandler’s McQueen 2nd ward, is a realist artist who seeks opportunities via social media, artist guilds, art schools, galleries and competitions to showcase her work. In order to carve out a place for herself in the…

Couple Serving at the BYU Jerusalem Center

Most of us will only see the Holy Land through scripture study—but Garth and Kathleen Holyoak of the Arcadia Ward, Scottsdale Camelback Stake, have only to look out their window. The Holyoaks were recently called to fill a service assignment…