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Children’s Cancer Network has back-to-school drive
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Children’s Cancer Network has back-to-school drive

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TRIBUNE NEWS STAFF The Chandler-based Children’s Cancer Network is helping parents deal with back-to-school costs. For most children, back-to-school season means new shoes, new clothes, a new backpack and excitement about the...
Mesa charity “assembly line” dresses orphans
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Mesa charity “assembly line” dresses orphans

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By Sandra Draper Tribune Contributor After starting with one simple outfit, a Mesa woman has built a charity – and an assembly line – that makes clothes for orphans worldwide. When Darlene Carpenter semiretired in 2009, she...
Late Leisure World resident’s estate expands scholarships
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Late Leisure World resident’s estate expands scholarships

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TRIBUNE NEWS STAFF The estate of a departed Leisure World resident is enabling the American Association of University Women (AAUW) East Mesa Branch to help more young women get a college education. AAUW several years ago was the...
Mesa native’s film school helps girls of color
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Mesa native’s film school helps girls of color

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By Melody Birkett Tribune Contributor Mesa native Shanice Malakai remembers her initial time in the film industry. “I didn’t always have opportunities afforded to me,” she said. “I was also the only woman in the room and...
Southwest Shakespeare ‘Zooms’ in on the Bard
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Southwest Shakespeare ‘Zooms’ in on the Bard

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By Srianthi Perera Tribune Contributor The future of theater, at least in the next few months, may well hinge on the video conferencing tool, Zoom. Mesa-based Southwest Shakespeare Company features some of the country’s best...
EV group’s menagerie helps area children
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EV group’s menagerie helps area children

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By KATHERINE NOWICKI Tribune Contributor In the eyes of Pawsitive Friendships, dogs – and pigs and goats and other animals – can be a child’s best friend. The East Valley nonprofit has a menagerie at its disposal to help...
At 13, Mesa boy is an  accomplished violinst
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At 13, Mesa boy is an accomplished violinst

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TRIBUNE NEWS STAFF At 13, Jonathan Okseniuk has become a musical superstar of sorts. The Mesa violinist recently placed first in the Music Teachers National Association Junior Performance Competition’s string category.  The...
ASU slates different kind of commencement tomorrow
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ASU slates different kind of commencement tomorrow

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TRIBUNE NEWS STAFF Arizona State University’s commencement exercise tomorrow will mark the first time that grads will be marking that milestone at home. Its approximate 16,400 graduates — be the largest class yet — won’t...
Mesa man celebrates ASU graduation
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Mesa man celebrates ASU graduation

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By Kristen LaRue-Sandler, Tribune Guest Writer Tomorrow, Anthony Celaya will continue a family tradition by donning an Arizona State University cap and gown – though he’ll be doing it from the comfort of his Mesa home Since...
Operation ‘Isolation Buster’ aimed at lonely seniors
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Operation ‘Isolation Buster’ aimed at lonely seniors

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By PAUL MARYNIAK Tribune Executive Editor Bringing a little joy to residents of senior care homes has probably never been more challenging – nor more important – than it has become in the COVID-19 pandemic. And East Valley...