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Shelley Ridenour

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Piano player surprises hospital visitors in Mesa

Music is said by some to help feed the soul. If that theory rings true, then Rolando Maaba has filled plenty of souls. He's certainly...

Family honors daughter with foundation for kids

If you spot a child wandering the hallways of Cardon Children's Medical Center in Mesa or the Phoenix Children's Hospital pulling a wheeled suitcase...

Mesa program could spur nationwide changes in EMS care

An ongoing test program in Mesa could lead to significant changes in how emergency personnel respond to calls throughout the United States. As the three-year...

Music therapy room provides healing space

Patients at Cardon Children's Medical Center in Mesa have a new option to express themselves, relax and experience the healing power of music. Sophie's Place...

Retirees keep coming to Mesa

Senior citizens continue to choose Mesa as a favorite place to live when they retire, a study by SmartAsset https://smartasset.com/retirement/where-are-retirees-moving shows. According to data gleaned...

Hospice care and soccer highlighted at Mesa chamber event

The continued increase in the number of East Valley people – and people throughout the United States – who need hospice care evoked passionate...

Medical care in Mesa notches up with Level I designation

Nearly a year of plans and preparations finally culminate at midnight April 24 when Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa becomes a provisional Level...

Light rail expansion key to Valley’s future

It may have started out with some less-than-successful jokes, but the topic of the April installation of Mesa Morning Live was no laughing matter. Mesa...

Westwood High students create movie, one piece at a time

Picture a handmade quilt. Think about all of the steps that went into creating it. Someone had an idea for a pattern. Someone found various colors...

Mesa bike share program rolling along after first year

The bright green bicycles stationed at 14 sites in Mesa logged 5,177 miles on 2,072 trips in the first year the Grid Bike Share...