Arizona’s Sixth Temple Shines in Tucson’s Catalina Foothills

In the Catalina foothills, on a prominent seven-acre site, the recently completed Tucson Arizona Temple now stands, a beautiful edifice symbolic of the sacrifice and faith of Latter-day Saints across southwest Arizona. “The 30,000 members here in Tucson have looked…

Cooking with The Beehive – Flower Power: Jazz Up Your August with Lavender!

Most people think of fragrant purple blossoms when they think of lavender—few think of food. But lavender adds the perfect end-of-summer kick to marinades, cakes and even lemonade. The trick is to buy culinary-grade lavender instead of the ornamental sprigs…

LDS Musician Cherie Call Tops in John Lennon Songwriting Contest

Mesa native singer/songwriter Cherie Call has teamed up with fellow musician Lyndy Butler to produce The Buddy System, a children’s album. “The Astronaut and the Mermaid,” a track from the album, recently cleared another level of the prestigious John Lennon…

Give Square Dancing a Try for Health and Fun

According to statistics, close to half of the people in the U.S. like to make a traditional New Year’s resolution, and one of the most popular resolutions is to get in shape and lose weight. These same studies show that…

5 for $25 – Escape, Economize, and Explore: Summer Activities for All

This issue’s 5 for $25 seeks to present several cheap oases to escape to during the last sweltering bit of summer. These incredible opportunities allow families to soak up the rich local culture for low prices. Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary…

Hundreds of Young Women Blossom in Annual Conference

From June 12 – 16, over 200 young women and 22 counselors gathered together for the 2017 Time to Blossom Conference, held at the East Valley Institute of Technology, for a week of uplifting, Christ-centered fun. The conference is designed…

Interfaith Event Finds Common Ground in the Sabbath

On May 9th, the LDS ASU Alumni group, Sun Devil Saints, and Ditat Deus hosted an exceptional interfaith event at Heritage Academy. Attendees enjoyed two speakers, Ariel Picker and Rabbi Pinchas G. Allouche, and a question and answer session on…

Co-Authors Share Their Own Conversion Stories in Celebration of Gathering Israel

A seemingly chance meeting in 2012 on the Mesa Arizona Temple grounds led to Michael Morton and John Wudel soon becoming fast friends, then confidantes, and, now, partners in spreading the gospel through the book they co-authored, Gathering Israel. The…

Promotional Feature – Meldrum Mortuary and Crematory Offers Quality Service in East Valley

There are some businesses that most of us don’t think about on a daily basis but someday will undoubtedly encounter. Meldrum Mortuary and Crematory is just such a business. This Mesa operation has a long standing history of serving families…

Promotional Feature – Avista Senior Living Continues Providing Excellent Assistance to Residents

Founded in 2011, Avista Senior Living has grown from its original location in downtown Mesa off University and Country Club to four additional locations now: East Mesa, Glendale, Phoenix, and Sun City West. Although the business continues to expand, each…