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The Planning and Zoning Commission voted to recommend the Town Council approve a proposed amendment to the Zoning Ordinance’s Sign Regulations.

Fountain Hills residents heading into the Valley for weekend activities should be aware of planned traffic restrictions on the Loop 101 Pima Freeway Saturday and Sunday.

The next prescription drug takeback day is set for Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. During that window, residents will have an opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

The Fountain Hills Sanitary District is working to launch a public information campaign to highlight the issues of sodium-based water softeners on the wastewater and irrigation systems in the community.

Nearly 300 people crowded into the ballroom at the Community Center Wednesday evening, Oct. 16, to be among the first to see the concept for the International Dark Sky Discovery Center (IDSDC) proposed for Fountain Hills.

November is the month for the annual Fountain Hills Elks Golf Tournament.

The Town of Fountain Hills has announced the hiring of Jodi James to the position of economic development analyst. She started with the town in late September.

Residents are being encouraged to participate in the 11th annual Make a Difference Day event, the largest single volunteer effort of the year in Fountain Hills.

Dr. Dana Weinreich’s emphasis on patient comfort and keeping up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry has been the underlying factors in the success of his practice for 20 years.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office continues to receive complaints about callers identifying themselves as MCSO personnel attempting to scam money from victims.

The Fountain Hills Crisis Response Team will host a Suicide Prevention program presented by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office today, Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the Community Center at 6 p.m.

The town will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Fountain in December 2020 and Town and Sanitary District officials are beginning to look toward the future and what it might take to keep the Fountain spouting for another half century.

The public is invited to attend an unveiling event for plans to the International Dark Sky Discovery Center proposed for Fountain Hills at a meeting today, Wednesday, Oct. 16.

The first of two recharge well facilities that include public restrooms in Fountain Park is expected to be in operation by the end of the year, according to Sanitary District Manager Dana Trompke.

The town and a few partners will host a small business workshop from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the local East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) campus, 14605 N. Del Cambre Ave.

Nearly 60 businesses, clubs, churchs and service organizations have registered to participate in the Chamber of Commerce’s Business Expo from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in the Community Center.

Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the overlook on Shea Boulevard just west of Palisades on Monday morning, Oct. 14 for report of an unresponsive male subject.

The town will close down the entire Avenue of the Fountains to vehicular traffic from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, so youngsters and their parents can enjoy a fun-filled, safe Halloween.

Teen blood donor and Fountain Hills resident, Deven Meyers, has been announced the winner of a 2019 Volkswagen Passat Wolfsburg Edition in Vitalant’s “Summer Drive to Save Lives” raffle.

Fountain Hills will throw a yearlong party to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the world-famous fountain. The fountain was turned on for the first time on Dec. 15, 1970, the tallest fountain in the world at that time.

The Fountain Hills Crisis Response Team will host a Suicide Prevention program presented by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office on Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the Community Center at 6 p.m.

Repairs have been completed on Kiwanis Drive in Fountain Hills and the street is scheduled to reopen late this afternoon, according to town Public Works Director Justin Weldy.

Town officials have confirmed that a group of citizens have filed for paperwork to refer the decision on the Daybreak apartment development to voters.

Residents are being encouraged to participate in the 11th annual Make a Difference Day event, the largest single volunteer effort of the year in Fountain Hills.

Access to the Adero Canyon Trailhead in the Fountain Hills McDowell Mountain Preserve will be open for the season effective Saturday, Oct. 12.

Toys, school supplies, hygiene items, boy’s shorts and girl’s dresses were among the items that Gifted Hands Homeschool Interact Club students packed as shoebox gifts to children in need around the world.

For all the admirers of the FireRock Country Club property frequently referred to as the “House on the Hill” or “Casa de Cielo” (Home in the Heavens), the mansion could now be yours.

The committee planning the International Dark Sky Discovery Center for Fountain Hills will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 16, to unveil the architect’s plans for the facility.

The Town of Fountain Hills and the Maricopa County Library District branch are hosting a new event for the whole family on Saturday, Oct. 12, in the library parking lot at La Montana Drive and El Lago Boulevard.

Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a woman on Thursday, Sept. 26, after she allegedly fled the scene of a hit and run accident at Palisades and Fountain Hills boulevards.

Fountain Hills Community Chorus director for the past 13 years, Matthew A. Frable, has expanded his ties to the community.

The VFW is gearing up to host its annual essay writing contests for local students, with high school participants eligible to win up to a $30,000 scholarship and middle school students competing for a $5,000 prize.

The Fountain Hills Democratic Club hosts Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes at its next meeting Thursday, Oct. 10.

Following a marathon 7-hour session with as many as 300 people in attendance the Town Council gave provisional approval for the controversial Daybreak apartment community in Fountain Hills.

More than 1,000 people offered some level of input regarding the Daybreak apartment development proposed for Fountain Hills, probably as much input as the council has had regarding any issue short of a public vote.

Fountain Hills voters should be receiving their ballot for the election of the Sanitary District Board of Directors by late this week. This election is an all-mail ballot process with ballots scheduled to be mailed to all registered voters in the district today, Wednesday, Oct. 9. Election D…

Award recipients for the Arizona Newspaper Association’s annual competition have been announced, with The Fountain Hills Times earning eight honors for 2019.

The committee planning the Arizona Dark Sky Discovery Center for Fountain Hills will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 16, to unveil the architect’s plans for the facility.

The idea of a physician making a home visit to a patient is being resurrected by doctors such as Dr. Paresh Goel, an internist who founded Desert Mobile Medical PLC in 2018.

Four Peaks Rotary Club presented the October Teacher of the Month award to fourth grade teacher Mary McDonald of Fountain Hills Middle School at the club’s Sept. 26 meeting.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is inviting citizens to join deputies and neighbors in conversation at a Coffee with a Cop session this Saturday, Oct. 5.

The Planning and Zoning Commission opened a public hearing and discussed proposed amendments to the sign regulations in the Zoning Ordinance on Sept. 26. However, the commission did not take action and continued the hearing until its next session on Thursday, Oct. 10.