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Photographer’s Button Project spreads smiles
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Photographer’s Button Project spreads smiles

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By Staci Hauk Tribune Contributor School picture day is often synonymous with Grand Photography – a family- and veteran-owned studio in Gilbert. Gail Roser specializes in spreading smiles from her studio and when the pandemic...
Native Mesa vocalist remembers his roots
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Native Mesa vocalist remembers his roots

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By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Tribune Staff Writer Alex Aiono moved from Northeast Mesa to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment when he was 15. However, the singer/YouTuber will always carry a bit of Phoenix with him....
Retired Mesa nurse gives back with masks
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Retired Mesa nurse gives back with masks

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TRIBUNE NEWS STAFF Nancy Crenshaw may be a retired nurse, but she’s not letting that or the pandemic keep her from pitching in. The 77-year-old Mesa woman is busily making masks and so far has sewn 600 for Banner Baywood...
Mesa sisters sharing their love of wine
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Mesa sisters sharing their love of wine

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By Annika Tomlin Tribune Staff Writer Shayla Smith and her sister, Shaunna Cooper, share a passion for wine. The siblings wanted to tell the world about their love of vino, so they created Wine Spencer, a contemporary wine brand...
Lottery, nonprofit give bikes to 300 foster kids
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Lottery, nonprofit give bikes to 300 foster kids

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TRIBUNE NEWS STAFF Even if they haven’t won on Powerball or a scratch-off lately, Arizona Lottery players might be happy that some of their money made 300 foster children pretty happy during an event in Mesa last week. Lottery...
WW2 vet left behind historic Falcon Field photos
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WW2 vet left behind historic Falcon Field photos

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By Zach Alvira Tribune Staff Writer A slew of historic images depicting military aircraft, personnel and other historic landmarks from Falcon Field has been left behind by a Royal Air Force World War II veteran. Bertram Charles...
Mesa Boy Scout ‘nose’ what helps K9 dogs
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Mesa Boy Scout ‘nose’ what helps K9 dogs

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TRIBUNE NEWS STAFF Thanks to a local Boy Scout, the Mesa Police K9 corps is smelling pretty good these days. That’s because the canines now have a “scent wall” built by 16-year-old Matthew Iannello, who undertook the...
Pandemic stifles area children’s theater groups
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Pandemic stifles area children’s theater groups

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By Srianthi Perera Tribune Contributor Presenting theater doesn’t work in tandem with social distancing and the dilemma gets worse when the actors are children. “I like the theater because I like performing in front of...
Desert Ridge student competes in Braille Challenge
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Desert Ridge student competes in Braille Challenge

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By Zach Alvira Tribune Staff Writer A Desert Ridge High School student recently became one of 50 students from North America that competed in the Braille Challenge Finals. Elijah Massey, a visually impaired 17-year-old heading...
Felony Diversion program is offered by SAGE Counseling
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Felony Diversion program is offered by SAGE Counseling

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By Allen Awfe Tribune Staff Writer Even though its launch was delayed by the pandemic, more than 1,000 people have utilized the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office new Felony Diversion Program based in Mesa. The program provides...