Mesa pools open for the summer
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All nine Mesa pools are open for public swim beginning on Sat., May 28. Public swim hours are from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on most days, closed on Sundays. Please check online for specific pool hours: www.Mesaaz.gov/pools All pools will be open daily...

 Meetings scheduled to get input for major downtown development
(3)  (0)  (0)05-24-2016 at 12:13:14 PM
The City of Mesa is hosting two public meetings to solicit input regarding a proposed development of approximately two and a half acres at the northwest corner of Country Club Drive and Main Street. The meetings will be held Thursday, June 9 from 6...

 Military families can enjoy the i.d.e.a. Museum free this summer
(1)  (0)  (0)05-26-2016 at 9:24:00 AM
For the fifth year in a row, the i.d.e.a. Museum will be part of Blue Star Museums, which offers free admission to active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The program is a collaboration among the...

 Volunteers needed for Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom
(1)  (0)  (0)05-25-2016 at 4:26:54 PM
Volunteers are needed for the 2016 Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom, the state’s “coolest independence festival,” on Monday, July 4. Volunteers are needed for a variety of shifts and activities including event tear down and clean...

 Allegiant Takes Flight to Phoenix from Sonoma with Fares as Low as $49
(1)  (0)  (4)05-26-2016 at 3:00:00 PM
Click to tweet: .@Allegiant starts new service from @Fly_STS to @phxmesagateway today http://gofly.us/WGw7B SONOMA, Calif. May 26, 2016 - Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today launches new, nonstop service from Sonoma to Phoenix. To celebrate, the company,...

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 Allegiant Takes Flight to Phoenix from Sonoma with Fares as Low as $49
05-26-2016 at 3:00:00 PM
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Click to tweet: .@Allegiant starts new service from @Fly_STS to @phxmesagateway today http://gofly.us/WGw7B SONOMA, Calif. May 26, 2016 - Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today launches new, nonstop service from Sonoma to Phoenix. To celebrate, the company,...
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 Military families can enjoy the i.d.e.a. Museum free this summer
05-26-2016 at 9:24:00 AM
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For the fifth year in a row, the i.d.e.a. Museum will be part of Blue Star Museums, which offers free admission to active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The program is a collaboration among the...
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 Volunteers needed for Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom
05-25-2016 at 4:26:54 PM
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Volunteers are needed for the 2016 Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom, the state’s “coolest independence festival,” on Monday, July 4. Volunteers are needed for a variety of shifts and activities including event tear down and clean...
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 Meetings scheduled to get input for major downtown development
05-24-2016 at 12:13:14 PM
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The City of Mesa is hosting two public meetings to solicit input regarding a proposed development of approximately two and a half acres at the northwest corner of Country Club Drive and Main Street. The meetings will be held Thursday, June 9 from 6...
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 Mesa pools open for the summer
05-23-2016 at 5:00:00 PM
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All nine Mesa pools are open for public swim beginning on Sat., May 28. Public swim hours are from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on most days, closed on Sundays. Please check online for specific pool hours: www.Mesaaz.gov/pools All pools will be open daily...
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 Mesa water quality report now available
05-23-2016 at 1:45:00 PM
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Mesa, AZ " How well do you know your H2O? Learn about the quality of your Mesa drinking water by reading the new City of Mesa Water Quality Consumer Confidence report at www.mesaaz.gov/ccr. The new report reflects testing performed in 2015 and...
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 Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom July 4 in Mesa
05-19-2016 at 2:52:10 PM
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The 2016 Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom is Monday, July 4 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. For the third consecutive year, this free event and the “coolest” independence festival in Arizona, will be held at the Mesa Convention Center and...
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 Leveraging 3D printing for small businesses
05-18-2016 at 5:00:00 PM
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Mesa THINKspot will be holding a free workshop on 3D printing on Tues., May 24 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Chris Dastan with STAX3D will introduce the rapid prototyping process for entrepreneurs and inventors. Explore materials, technologies,...
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 Mesa recognized as 2016 Playful City USA Community
05-18-2016 at 12:40:00 PM
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Mesa is being honored with a 2016 Playful City USA designation for the eighth consecutive time. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the national recognition program honors cities and towns across the country for making their cities more...
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 Summer teen programs at THINKspot
05-17-2016 at 12:08:38 PM
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Unleash your creativity with THINKspot this summer. THINKspot, located at the Red Mountain Library, 635 N. Power Rd. will be holding a series of summer workshops designed for teenagers 12 and up. Sign up now to hold a spot!...
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 Family Fossil Day at Paleo Site
05-16-2016 at 2:46:24 PM
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On Saturday May 21, Arizona Museum of Natural History (AzMNH) Eagle Scout Ben Mohler will complete a project to publish signs at Payson's "Paleo Site" (Route 260 near Milepost 270). The signs describe the history and the types of fossils that can be...
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 Celebrate International Museum Day with 2-for-1 admission
05-12-2016 at 3:38:09 PM
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Discover art, engage with your family and nurture creative thinking during International Museum Day on May 18. The i.d.e.a. Museum will offer 2-for-1 admission in recognition of the day. “We hope to see many new faces this year during...
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 Improvements made to Mendoza Field is now open to the community
05-12-2016 at 12:11:37 PM
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Before his untimely death May 12, 2014, Sgt. Brandon Mendoza worked tirelessly with the community to make Guerrero Rotary Park a safe and better place for residents to enjoy. Shortly after his death, it was announced that a practice field at the park...
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 2016 Mayor's Youth Committee graduation
05-11-2016 at 4:11:00 PM
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Congratulations to the 2016 Mayor’s Youth Committee (MYC) graduates! This year, 25 juniors and seniors from public and charter high schools throughout Mesa completed the program that began in September. MYC is made up of an elect group of students...
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 Traffic restrictions lifted on Stapley after valve repair work
05-09-2016 at 6:49:00 PM
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Emergency valve repairs on Stapley Drive south of University Drive are complete. Traffic restrictions have been lifted and normal water service has been restored to affected customers. Water Resources Department Contact: Kathy Macdonald Tel....
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 Traffic restrictions on Stapley due to emergency valve repair
05-09-2016 at 1:39:00 AM
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Emergency valve repairs are being made due to a water main break on Stapley Drive south of University Drive. All northbound and southbound traffic will be restricted to one lane between 2nd Place and 1st Street until repairs have been completed. Some...
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 Prehistoric Preschool at Arizona Museum of Natural History
05-06-2016 at 11:03:19 AM
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On June 6 the Arizona Museum of Natural History (AzMNH), 53 N. Macdonald in Mesa, will begin Prehistoric Preschool for children ages 4 and 5 years old. This fun filled dinosaur morning camp will be held every Monday during the month of June....
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 Mesa offers help for electric customers during summer months
05-05-2016 at 11:44:41 AM
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Want to save nearly $40 on your City of Mesa summer electric bills? The Energy Resources Department’s Summer Electric Assistance program (SEA) is accepting applications on a first come, first served basis for residential customers who demonstrate a...
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 Beat boredom with two science-based summer camps
05-04-2016 at 6:08:00 PM
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Inventions and innovation play key roles in the i.d.e.a. Museum summer camps running July 11-15 and July 18-22. The first week features fun lessons that tie into the summer exhibition “Sci-Fi: Fantasy to Reality” and the second features...
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 Mesa seeks to fill openings on advisory boards and committees
05-04-2016 at 2:16:00 PM
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Are you passionate about open space and would like to help shape Mesa’s next great park? Do you have ideas on how to provide greater transportation options for Mesa residents? If so, apply to be a member of one of our advisory boards and...
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 The road to gold begins in Arizona
05-04-2016 at 9:36:04 AM
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The Desert Challenge Games begins with a swim competition on Thursday, May 12 at 6 p.m. at Kino Aquatic Complex. Opening ceremonies begins at 4:45 p.m. on Friday, May 13 at Arizona State University, Joe Selleh Track Field. Qualifications are...
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 Grand opening for Santander Consumer USA in Mesa's Fiesta District
05-03-2016 at 2:05:27 PM
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A grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony has been held for Santander Consumer USA at Centrica, a creative adaptive reuse project at 1550 W. Southern Ave. in Mesa’s Fiesta District. Santander Consumer USA, a full-service, technology-driven...
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 Traffic restrictions on Stapley Drive due to water main break
05-03-2016 at 2:04:23 PM
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Emergency repairs are being made due to a water main break on Stapley Drive north of Main Street. All southbound traffic between 1st Street and Main Street will be diverted into the two-way left turn lane until repairs to the water main and asphalt...
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 Cooking oil recycling
04-27-2016 at 6:08:00 PM
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Disposing of large amounts of cooking oil creates a mess year-round; not just during the holidays when you fry your turkey. The City of Mesa Water Resources Department has joined forces with the Mesa Fire and Medical Department and Bakers...
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 Dinosaur Days! Summer Camps
04-25-2016 at 11:35:53 AM
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On June 8 the Arizona Museum of Natural History (AzMNH), 53 N. Macdonald in Mesa, will begin its amazing series of Dinosaur Days! Summer Camps. Dinosaur Days! Summer Camps are a series of programs for children 6 to 12 years old to explore...
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 Community Partnership brings cardboard boat regatta in Mesa
04-21-2016 at 12:02:42 PM
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Mesa Public Library, including THINKspot, has formed a partnership with Fremont Junior High School, City of Mesa Parks and Recreation, and Engineering Department to bring a cardboard boat regatta to Mesa. The regatta will be held on Sat.,...
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 Mesa hosts Bike2Work Day and Earth Day Expo
04-19-2016 at 3:56:14 PM
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The City of Mesa is once again joining the ranks of environmentally-conscious citizens by hosting an Earth Day Expo and Bike2Work Day event. On Wednesday, April 20, from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., various City departments will have displays in the Mesa...
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 Grand opening for new ATS headquarters in Mesa
04-14-2016 at 12:28:00 PM
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A grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony was held today for American Traffic Solutions’ (ATS) new corporate headquarters, 1150 N. Alma School Road. The company has relocated 464 employees to Mesa and will completely occupy one building, totaling...
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 Important statewide election May 17
04-13-2016 at 6:34:03 PM
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The City of Mesa Clerk’s Office reminds residents the State of Arizona will be holding a statewide Special Election on Tuesday, May 17 for voters to decide on two ballot measures: Proposition 123 (relating to education and finance) and Proposition...
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 Mesa Feastival food trucks expand events
04-13-2016 at 3:13:22 PM
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Enjoy a variety of gourmet food trucks plus live music during Mesa Festival Forest every Saturday evening from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Pioneer Park, 526 E. Main St. There will be some additions to Mesa’s Festival Forest including: live...
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 District 6 will host Building Strong Neighborhoods Expo
04-13-2016 at 9:44:36 AM
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The next Building Strong Neighborhoods (BSN) Initiative in the City of Mesa will be held in Council District 6. The focus of the initiative will be the Augusta Ranch neighborhood located between Baseline Road and Guadalupe Road and from Ellsworth...
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 Register your kids for swim lessons with Mesa Parks and Rec
04-12-2016 at 11:02:00 AM
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Summer is nearly here and now is the time to get your kids registered for swim lessons. Mesa residents can register this week, non-residents can register starting April 18. Registration can be done Online:...
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 Registration begins for Mayor's Youth Summer of Service
04-11-2016 at 4:13:00 PM
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Attention high school teens! Are you looking to have fun and serve your community this summer? If so, Mayor John Giles has a great opportunity just for you during the month of June. The award winning Mayor’s Youth Summer of Service is a series of...
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 Public comment period underway for Annual Action Plan
04-11-2016 at 11:42:38 AM
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A 30-day public comment period will be held until May 10 for the City of Mesa’s proposed Fiscal Year 2016/2017 Annual Action Plan regarding funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The plan contains the City’s...
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 Mesa celebrates National Volunteer Week
04-08-2016 at 3:26:01 PM
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The City of Mesa is fortunate to have thousands of volunteers who donate thousands of hours of service. They serve in a variety of roles in many City of Mesa departments, ranging from helping emergency responders to building museum exhibits. The...
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 AzMNH to host Beer 'n Bones 2016
04-07-2016 at 2:48:00 PM
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Arizona Museum of Natural History (AzMNH), 53 N. Macdonald in Mesa, is once again hosting "Beer ‘n’ Bones4!” Friday, April 22 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Beer 'n' Bones is a 21+ event featuring local craft beers and savory fare. The evening's festivities...
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 Lizards, snakes and dragons Oh My! Only at Celebrate Mesa
04-06-2016 at 1:51:00 AM
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Mesa’s free party in the park will have a few special guests this year, featuring Rich Ihle, from Reptile Adventures. Ihle will be bringing his reptile friends for a special event at 12:30 p.m. during Celebrate Mesa. Celebrate Mesa is held on Sat.,...
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 Mesa recruiting for summer volunteer program
04-06-2016 at 9:26:20 AM
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The City of Mesa, in partnership with HandsOn Greater Phoenix, is currently accepting applications for the AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates Program. Individuals between the ages of 18 and 24 who enjoy working with children are encouraged to...
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 Mesa joins Employers of National Service Initiative
04-05-2016 at 3:14:00 PM
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Mesa signed on to become an Employer of National Service in celebration of the Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service. As an Employer of National Service, Mesa supports the recruitment of AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and Peace Corps alumni for...
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 Relax with the adult coloring club
04-05-2016 at 1:30:00 AM
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Come and experience the latest trend in relaxation: adult coloring. Held at the Red Mountain Library, 635 N. Power Rd., from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Program Room. The first coloring club will begin on Thurs., April 7 and will be held on the...
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 What are human energy fields and chakras? Find out more at Mesa Library
04-04-2016 at 5:00:00 PM
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Mesa Library is offering a program to learn the ancient knowledge of the human energy field and the “Chakra’' system. The program will be held on: • Sat., April 9 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Mesa Express Library 2055 S. Power Road, Suite...
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 Mesa Library accepting food for fines
04-04-2016 at 2:35:00 PM
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Food for Fines is back at Mesa Public Library! April 11 starts National Library Week and to celebrate we want to offer library patrons the opportunity to help the United Food bank and have their library fines waived. Bring in nonperishable food...
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 Baseball poetry reading held at Mesa Library
04-01-2016 at 1:00:00 AM
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Join author and former teacher William Tecku as he reads selections of his baseball poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month. Tecku will be speaking at Red Mountain Library 635 N. Power Rd., on Wed., April 6, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the...
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 Cubs and A's attract more than 300,000 fans to Mesa
03-31-2016 at 6:38:00 PM
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Today, City of Mesa officials announced more than 300,000 baseball fans attended spring training games in Mesa. The Chicago Cubs set a new attendance record, attracting more than 225,663 fans to 15 games during Cactus League Spring Training play for...
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 Book drive donation at Mesa Library
03-31-2016 at 11:09:29 AM
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Donate books, magazines, movies, and music without even leaving your car! Mesa Library volunteers will be on hand at the Main and Red Mountain branches to help unload your donations on Sat., April 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donated materials are...
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 PoP Palestine Cuisine film featured at Mesa Library
03-29-2016 at 11:35:13 AM
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Mesa Library is presenting "PoP Palestine Cuisine," which covers Salam cuisine from Hebron to Jenin. This 50-minute film documents the journey of four friends as they travel from south to north Palestine to discover its rich and colorful culinary...
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 Free CycloMesa bicycle festival in Mesa
03-28-2016 at 3:34:59 PM
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More than 10,000 are expected to attend CycloMesa, a free 3-day event in downtown Mesa and at the Mesa Convention Center April 1-3. On Friday, April 1, come rock out in the streets of downtown Mesa as you experience cyclists racing in the El...
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 Save the date for Beer 'n Bones
03-25-2016 at 9:18:56 AM
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Arizona Museum of Natural History, 53 N. Macdonald, is again hosting the popular Beer ‘n Bones on Friday, April 22 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Beer ‘n Bones is a 21+ event featuring local craft beers, savory fare, science related fun and great raffle...
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 Three neighborhoods part of next Building Strong Neighborhoods Initiative
03-24-2016 at 6:25:37 PM
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The next Building Strong Neighborhoods Initiative (BSN) will take place in Council District 1 and includes three neighborhoods: Evergreen Historic District, La Cruz and Duke Manor. The boundaries for the initiative are from University Drive to Brown...
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 April Pool’s Day at Kino Aquatic Center
03-24-2016 at 1:34:53 PM
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A free water safety event to learn about drowning prevention will be held on Saturday, April 2 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Kino Aquatic Center, 848 N. Horne Road. April Pool’s Day started in 1990 by the Mesa Fire and Medical Department to reduce...
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 Free @mesa WiFi
03-24-2016 at 12:09:00 PM
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Did you know downtown Mesa has free WiFi? Log on to @mesa when you are downtown to connect with your friends and family, find your way to one of our great shops or restaurants, tag us on social media or surf the web. The boundaries for free @mesa...
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 Volunteers needed for CycloMesa
03-23-2016 at 6:37:55 PM
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Volunteers are still needed for CycloMesa, an exciting three-day biking event taking place in downtown Mesa April 1-3. A variety of duties are available, including helping set up and tear down, working the information table, helping with kids’...
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 Utility scam alert
03-23-2016 at 5:03:27 PM
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A Mesa resident and business owner recently received a phone call from a person saying they were from City of Mesa utilities. The caller told the victim that he was behind on his bill and unless he paid several hundred dollars, his electricity would...
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 Registration open for Desert Challenge Games
03-23-2016 at 1:40:02 AM
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The road to gold begins in Arizona as Paralympic athletes will be descending to the East Valley from May 11 -15 for the Desert Challenge Games. “Our games will be the last qualifying event that Paralympic athletes can compete at before they head...
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 Spend quality family time creating at the i.d.e.a. Museum this Easter weekend
03-22-2016 at 12:16:52 PM
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Come to the i.d.e.a. Museum this weekend for some fun quality time. The museum will show a special movie feature Friday, March 25, and stay open Easter, March 27, from noon to 4 p.m. While schools are closed on Friday for the Spring holiday, the...
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 Mesa launches bike share program
03-17-2016 at 12:13:51 PM
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It is healthy, fun and affordable. Mesa has joined the likes of Phoenix by offering public bicycles for transit and recreation use that can be “checked out” as part of the Grid Bike Share program. The City of Mesa, along with Grid Bikes and CycleHop,...
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 Mesa opens new urban pocket park
03-12-2016 at 11:42:13 AM
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Mesa held a dedication ceremony today to celebrate the grand opening of Fountain Plaza, an urban pocket park located on the southeast corner of Mesa Drive and Southern Ave. “We have intentionally designed pocket parks around our more urban and...
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 Writer in Residence office hours and workshops at Mesa Public Library
03-10-2016 at 1:12:32 AM
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Aspiring writers can have a published author help them improve their skills at Mesa Public Library. Bill Konigsberg, award-winning author of “The Porcupine of Truth”, “Openly Straight”, and “Out of the Pocket”, is using Mesa Public Library as his...
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 Have Eggs-ceptional fun at Eight Annual Dino Egg Hunt
03-09-2016 at 1:57:00 PM
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NXP Semiconductors is sponsoring the very popular Dino Egg Hunt at the Arizona Museum of Natural History, 53 N. Macdonald, Friday, March 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The museum will have children’s craft activities and a dinosaur touch cart...
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 Dobson Road Closure at Southern Avenue
03-08-2016 at 3:00:00 PM
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Dobson Road Closed at Southern Post Date: 3/8/2016 2:58 pm Mesa, AZ " Dobson Road will be closed at Southern Avenue (north side ONLY) beginning 7 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, through 5 a.m. Monday, March 21, for utility installation. North and...
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 Mesa celebrates Open Data Day with new open data portal
03-04-2016 at 1:45:00 AM
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The City of Mesa’s is proud to announce the opening of its new open data portal in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities and The Sunlight Foundation. In celebration of Open Data Day on Saturday, March 5, the City of Mesa...
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 Writing workshop: Heroic Journeys
03-03-2016 at 2:29:29 PM
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Vivid and believable characters are at the heart of every successful story. Randy Lindsay, a local fiction writer, will be hosting a workshop to help participants learn more about the world of creative writing. The workshop will take place Saturday,...
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 New owners purchase downtown Mesa Marriott hotel, will invest $13 million in renovations
03-03-2016 at 11:02:23 AM
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Today, Arizona-based Ensemble Real Estate Solutions & Investments announced that it has closed on the 12-story, 276-room Phoenix Marriott Mesa hotel located in downtown Mesa at 200 N. Centennial Way. Ensemble will maintain the Marriott brand and...
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 J.A. Jance book talk and signing at Mesa Library
03-01-2016 at 8:56:29 AM
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New York Times best-selling author J.A. Jance will be at the Red Mountain Library, 635 N. Power Road, Tuesday, March 8 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Program Room. Jance will discuss her newest Ali Reynolds mystery, “Clawback.” With more than 20...
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