Church Growth Means New Retail, Welfare Complex in West Valley

The prophet Isaiah said, “the desert shall rejoice”—and with the completion of a new Church retail complex and welfare center in Glendale, West Valley Latter-day Saints will have a little more to celebrate in their part of the desert. The…

Acorn Jewelry: Crafted to Uplift

Like its namesake, Acorn Jewelry started small. East Valley resident Dave Rich had an idea while driving past the Gilbert Temple during its construction: why not use his metalworking experience to create commemorative pewter keychains for the dedication and cultural…

Homeless Hair Cut Marathon

With winter upon us, hundreds of Valley homeless individuals and struggling families enjoyed free haircuts and lunch on December 13, 2015 at St. Vincent de Paul’s downtown Phoenix dining room. Stylists from all over the Valley volunteered their time to…

65-year-old Lawyer Completes a Marathon in Every State and on Every Continent

Mark Dangerfield’s life is fascinating. Currently a bishopric counselor in the Mesa Alma Stake’s Alma Ward and a commercial litigation lawyer with Gallagher & Kennedy in Phoenix, he studied classical Greek language at BYU and earned a Juris Doctor degree…

Historic Train Needs Community’s Help to Make a 300-Yard Move

To move an historic train in Mesa will take a little more than the “I think I can, I think I can,” attitude demonstrated in the children’s book The Little Engine that Could. According to members of the Save Our…

Gilbert Mayor John Lewis to Replace Retiring Roc Arnett as East Valley Partnership President/CEO

In the past 13 years in his role as president and CEO of the influential East Valley Partnership, Roc Arnett, of the Mesa 30th Ward, Mesa East Stake, has done more, perhaps, than any other single individual to spur the…

Mesa Easter Pageant Celebrates Life and Mission of Jesus Christ

With the largest cast in its 88-year history, the 2016 Mesa Easter Pageant will again provide individuals and families the opportunity to celebrate the true meaning of Easter and to experience the story of the birth, ministry and divine mission…

Editor Steps Down after 20 Years with The Beehive

After serving as managing editor of The Beehive newspaper for the past 20 years, Cecily Markland has stepped down to begin a new chapter in her life as Cecily Markland Condie, having married Rex Condie of Litchfield Park on December…

YSA Musician Shines with Unusual Instrument

Like other young single adults in the Valley, Tessa Turk-Baxter has her share of stress and uses music to unwind. But Tessa doesn’t just listen to music. Instead, she makes it, and on an instrument few people have encountered: the…

My Greatest Nemesis

It’s the beginning of a new year and I cannot believe how the time has vanished. It seems that time has blindsided me once again, dragging me kicking and screaming into yet another yearly accelerated time period. Unfortunately, time has…