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Trunk or Treat this Saturday on Ellsworth Road in Town Center

Queen Creek’s Trunk or Treat, a fun Halloween event for the entire family, will be held 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 on Ellsworth Road in Town Center. …

Overnight lane closures on I-10 in Chandler, Gila River Indian Community for sign installation

ADOT advises drivers to slow down and use caution around construction personnel and equipment. (ADOT) Drivers who travel Interstate 10 in Chandler …

Domino's announces college scholarship for Queen Creek students

Organized through the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, Domino’s is awarding $2,500 scholarships to two students. …

J.O. Combs USD to host ceremony for new transportation warehouse

An aerial photo of the new Transportation Warehouse and District Services Center. (facebook.com/jocombsusd) The J.O. Combs Unified School District will …

Queen Creek council closed-door executive session Oct. 16

The Queen Creek Town Council. (Independent Newsmedia/Arianna Grainey) Annexations and utility services are topics of a Oct. 16 closed-door executive …

Free concert series in downtown Chandler

Rock Lobster, above from rocklobsterband.com, performs Friday, Oct. 18 at Dr. A.J. Chandler Park West, 3 S. Arizona Ave . (dafire.com) The Downtown …

Meet Your Neighbor: Joel Harris, CEO of Sterling Services

Joel Harris Your Name: Joel Harris Business Name: Sterling Services …
Opinion

Voters in nearly half the school districts in Maricopa County will receive ballots asking them to decide significant local public school funding …

The day I got my property tax statement in the mail, I questioned why it had gone up so much from the prior year. I logged onto treasurer.maricopa.gov, and …
Scottsdale boasts large events annually that make a significant impact on its local economy and beyond. Several of those events are housed at WestWorld, 16601 N. Pima Road, including …
It’s election time, when voters such as you and me receive, mark and mail-in our ballots for school-district questions. Richard …
As we enter the beginnings of the new school year, I often reflect on the proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.”  As a school social worker, I find this to be especially …
Education

Ellsworth Elementary PTO  is conducting a shoe-drive fundraiser Oct. 21-Dec. 20 to raise funds for additional playground equipment. Ellsworth Elementary PTO will earn funds based on the total weight of the pairs of gently worn, used and new shoes collected, as Funds2Orgs will issue a check for the collected shoes. Those dollars will benefit playground improvements, according to a release.

Desert Mountain Elementary teacher Heather Hilland with Principal Jim Richardson. (Submitted photo) The Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce held its 10th …
Students at Centennial Elementary School can participate The Future Engineer program, a STEM-based program. (Submitted photo) Sparked by an idea to …
From left is Caleb Gooch, Connor Holmes and Jennifer Newcomb. (Submitted photos) Three Higley Unified School District graduates received national …
Neighbors

Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney and the Town Council recognized three Great Neighbors at the Oct. 16 council meeting.

Reagan Rundus Name: Reagan Rundus Age: 11 Town/neighborhood: Queen …
Children with Maricopa County Sheriff's Office officials at a Child ID event. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office …
"Prickly Pear Orange Blossom" by Bryssa, 11, of Queen Creek. (Bashas') A Queen Creek child is a finalist in the Bashas’ Supermarkets Donut Flavor Craze …
Business

(Submitted graphic) Arizona grocery shoppers will have the opportunity during September to help Arizona’s youngest children learn, grow and …

[slideshow_deploy id='22320'] Sharon Lind — CEO of Banner Ironwood Medical Center — presented her insights on leading …
Southern California-based Epic Wings is bringing its flavor to Arizona. The restaurant is hosting a grand opening event Friday and Saturday, officially launching its first Arizona location at 9524 …
Sharon Lind Sharon Lind --- CEO of Banner Ironwood Medical Center --- will be presenting her insights on leading courageously at the 8:30-10 a.m. …
Entertainment

Food truck party comes to Goodyear Ballpark Saturday

The (Food Truck) Round Up goes 4-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at Goodyear Ballpark, 1933 S. Ballpark Way. The Roundup is a food truck …

Queen Creek recognizes agritainment during travel, tourism week

The Queen Creek Olive Mill. (Submitted photo) The Town of Queen Creek declared May 5-11 Travel and Tourism Week, using the week to …

Local high school band members to perform at Herberger Theater Center

Phoenix-area high school marching bands and musicians will bring select performances of Arizona Theatre Company’s production of …