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Patient’s life inspires ‘A Song for Melba’

By Lin Sue Cooney Director of Community Engagement, Hospice of the Valley   “We’ve traveled a long way together The road that we both made is long But all...

Valley restaurants make Thanksgiving easy

BY Victoria Stibrik Every Thanksgiving it’s the same thing: turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, a family dispute of some sort. It’s tradition. But this year can...

Glen Keane says ‘Over the Moon’ was a gift from God

BY Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Disney animation legend Glen Keane was looking for something more, even throughout his tenure with the juggernaut. He wasn’t quite sure what...

News Briefs: November 2020

by Annika Tomlin Sun City West Thanksgiving Virtual 5K and food drive The Recreation Centers of Sun City West are hosting a virtual Thanksgiving 5K from...

Ask Gabby Gayle: Listening to the other side isn’t a bad thing

By Gayle Lagman-Creswick Dear Gabby Gayle: We have a rift in our family brought on by politics of all things. It seems the younger kids...

Some serious infections don’t come with fevers

By Fred Cicetti Question: If I have a fever, at what temperature should I go to the doctor? An oral temperature above 100 degrees Fahrenheit or a...

Buzzworthy Herb: Ashwagandha is a supplement to watch

BY Mary Fergus A new health trend is hitting the U.S. supplement market with vigor. Ashwagandha (withania somnifera) is the much-buzzed-about herb that’s dominating the...

Murals for Change: Artists paint their support for Black Lives Matter

By Laura Latzko Following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Dion Johnson and Ahmaud Arbery, people around the world are protesting for justice, equal...

Trans-Siberian Orchestra plays Gila River Arena

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski When Trans-Siberian Orchestra mastermind Paul O’Neill died unexpectedly at age 61, his musical partner, Al Pitrelli, was understandably heartbroken. But Pitrelli, O’Neill’s writing...

Alessia’s Ristorante Italiano brings authentic Italian food to Mesa

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Jon Carr is everybody’s neighbor in Northeast Mesa. He greets his guests at Alessia’s Ristorante Italiano like they’re lifelong friends. Carr unapologetically injects...