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Community Christmas tree lighting event Tuesday in Gold Canyon

A Gold Canyon Christmas tree lighting event is 4-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, near the main entrance of Gold Canyon Golf Resort & Spa, 6100 S. Kings Ranch Road, by the Event Center building. …

Dog adoption event slated for San Tan Valley

Paws 4 Life AZ is having a dog adoption event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Frontier Tattoo Company, 2510 E. Hunt Highway in San Tan Valley. Founded in San Tan Valley, Paws 4 Life AZ …

Judge sentences drug smuggler from Pinal County to 10 years

A 22-year-old Casa Grande man was sentenced this week to 10 years in prison for smuggling methamphetamine into the United States, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced. U.S. District Judge …
First responders

Bicycle thefts, other incidents reported in Gold Canyon

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took the following reports of bicycle thefts and other incidents in Gold Canyon Nov. 14-18: Disorderly conduct — suspicious activity — …
First responders

3 sex offenses reported in Apache Junction

The Apache Junction Police Department took the following reports of sexual offenses Nov. 14-18: Sexual offense — sexual conduct with a minor — was reported at 9:55 a.m. Nov. 15 …
Bureau of Land Management

Wild horse, burro auction in Florence

The Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse and Burro Program will be holding an auction for trained and untrained wild horses and burros at the Florence Prison Complex, according to a post on the AZ …

Singers bring holiday harmony to East Valley

The East Valley Harmonizers, student choral ensembles from Desert Ridge and Higley High schools and the quartet Yes Dear will perform holiday classics on Dec. 9 in Mesa. The groups will sing …

Piper Charitable Trust grant to support Valley Hope Women’s Center

Hope Women’s Center has been awarded a grant to support its ongoing efforts to empower women and children in crisis.

Charlene Marie Petrizze Schlieker

Charlene suddenly and unexpectantly passed away while on her dream trip to the south pacific. Born August 17, 1946, in Chicago, IL, she transitioned to meet her Lord and Savior April 2, 2023, in …

Rick Carnivale

Rick was born July 10, 1939, and passed away November 9, 2023, A veteran who was well known in the community. Rick is survived by his beloved wife Linda Carnivale of 42 years.

Glenn Leslie Gaddis

Glenn Leslie Gaddis, Retired Naval Officer, Sun City West, Arizona, died November 14, 2023. He was born in Austin, Minnesota, the first child of Thomas Leslie GADDIS (1906-1982) and Mayme M. Kline …

Wayne Michael Viseth

Wayne, 77, of Fargo, ND, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2023, at New Perspective Independent Living in West Fargo, ND. Born on July 7, 1946, in Mayville, North Dakota, Wayne was the son of …

Michael: Time for Pinal County to offer seniors a property tax work-off program

I recently came across an article in another publication describing how the elderly can work off a portion of their property taxes in various states across the country. While Colorado, Maine, …

Pennell: 5 must-do tips for moving and downsizing

With costs rising, many families are looking to downsize their home and live a simpler life. Here’s what you need to know for a successful downsize process. Prices are rising and homes are …
Things to do

O’Carroll's ‘Back to the ‘80s’ performances Nov. 30, Dec. 1 in Apache Junction

Cactus Canyon Junior High School’s drama department is presenting “Back to the ‘80s” by Dean O’Carroll today and Friday. The show is a “A risky, goonie, …

Victoria Ann Zeller

Victoria Ann Zeller “Vicki” of Apache Junction, Arizona passed away one year ago on December 3, 2023, at a young age of 73. She was born on June 20, 1949, in Detroit Michigan where she lived …
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Apache Junction holiday program, light parade Saturday

Join the city of Apache Junction Parks & Recreation on Saturday, Dec. 2, for the annual holiday program and light parade. The program is 3-6:30 p.m. at Flatiron Community Park, 100 N. Apache …


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Falcon Field Airport in Mesa is coordinating with aircraft owners to host Cockpit Close-Up, a free community event 8-10 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month. It features volunteer pilots …
John, Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great-Grandfather. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of John Rosholt McConnell, a devoted husband, loving father, doting …
Mesa’s Merry Main Street, presented by AT&T Fiber, returns to downtown Mesa for the ninth consecutive year with several new attractions. Merry Main Street started Nov. 24 and continues …
The next "Ask the Airport," virtual by Zoom, is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20.

Falcon Field’s ‘Ask the Airport’ virtual meeting in December

Airport tenants, businesses and users are invited to get answers to their questions about Falcon Field at a 30-minute monthly gathering called Ask the Airport. The next one, virtual by Zoom, is 10:30 …
Merry Main Street celebrates the start of the holiday season in Mesa. Activities kick off with the lighting of Mesa’s nearly four-story Christmas tree.

Mesa’s Merry Main Street kickoff Friday

A tree-lighting ceremony and other activities to officially open Merry Main Street in downtown Mesa begins at 5:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, on Macdonald, north of Main Street. Mesa Mayor John …
Santa Claus will be there for the children’s gift wishes and for all to take photos with him. A Santa Workshop will be open for children and the young at heart to create an ornament to hang on the community Christmas tree.

Community Christmas tree lighting event Dec. 5 in Gold Canyon

A Gold Canyon Christmas tree lighting event is 4-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, near the main entrance of Gold Canyon Golf Resort & Spa, 6100 S. Kings Ranch Road, by the Event Center building. …
The start of a Mesa Turkey Trot race in 2008.

Mesa Turkey Trot 10K, 5K and fun run Thursday

Thursday, Nov. 23, is the annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot hosted by the Sertoma Club of Mesa. Race day check-in and registration starts at 6:30 a.m. at Red Mountain Park, 7745 E. Brown Road …
There will be a variety of businesses with information on health care and wellness, home improvement, financial services, insurance, retirement living and more at the event hosted by Independent Newsmedia.

Apache Junction Senior Expo Jan. 9 at Central Arizona College

Seniors and families from Apache Junction, Gold Canyon and neighboring communities are invited to attend the Apache Junction Senior Expo 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Jan. 9, at Central Arizona College, 805 …
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