A dedicated group of residents, business owners, professionals, non profits and school districts have joined ranks and created the San Tan Valley area’s first ‘Think Tank.’ Approximately 30 like-minded residents have been gathering together to discuss, think about and take action on local, state and national issues that impact the community.
Christ the King Catholic Church of Mesa will host its 6th Annual charity golf tournament and luncheon this Saturday that will benefit the only shrine in Arizona dedicated to those who are affected by cancer.
Residents of San Tan Valley, San Tan Foothills and Queen Creek could determine the fate of a pristine, undeveloped desert area known as Box Canyon, according to a press release issued last week by Friends of San Tan Mountain Regional Park.
Eleven days until Christmas and our hearts are broken by the senseless killing of children and teachers in Sandy Hook Elementary School. Families changed forever, robbed of joy and happy memories in the most beautiful of seasons. Christmas is truly a child’s holiday. The love, the joy, the excitement -- it’s a holy time, a fun time, with Santa Claus, elves and presents.
As the saying goes, ‘The third time round is a charm,’ and the Queen Creek Roots & Boots Rodeo is gearing up for another exciting event March 7-10. Participants from around the state and across the country are expected to participate. The rodeo will be held at Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Center located at 20464 E. Riggs Road.
I’ve eaten approximately 40 turkeys in my life. Well, parts of turkeys that is. I have never tried to eat a whole one by myself, but I have collected my fair share of turkey experiences and every year brings something new.
My mother was born and raised in Wyoming, the first state in the nation to give women the right to vote. She voted her entire life. My grandmother cast her first vote in the 1924 presidential election there. My great-grandmother never had a choice.
Several years ago when we moved to the Queen Creek area, we decided that we wanted to have fresh eggs every morning. Not only would it be wonderful to enjoy those fresh, tasty eggs, but it would also be wonderful to have our freezer full of fresh, home-raised chickens. It would be good for the kids, and it would bring us a step closer to producing a little of our own food.
JO Combs Unified School District in San Tan Valley believes that family is important to students and is encouraging grandparents to come to school for Grandparents’ Day. Each school is hosting a special time for students and grandparents this week.
Vineyard Community Center will host its second annual Queen Creek Arts Festival 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at 21805 S. Ellsworth Road, on the northeast corner of Ellsworth and Ocotillo Roads in the Queen Creek Village Center.
On Saturday, Aug. 18, a small crowd gathered on a dusty soccer field in the Valley of the Sun Estates near San Tan Valley. It was a big day and the reason for the celebration was something that most people take for granted: the paving of streets, creation of storm water drainage, trash removal and other improvements throughout the community.
I started loving the Queen Creek area years before I actually lived here. I heard stories about the wonderful times people would have when they would visit Schnepf Farms to pick organic peaches or visit the U Pick Garden, and the beauty of sweeping, desert vistas available only from trails in San Tan Mountain Regional Park.