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Fountain Hills Noon Kiwanis and the Town of Fountain Hills is commemorating January’s National Blood Drive Month with a blood drive Friday and Saturday, Jan. 29 and 30.

In a discussion late last year, Vice Mayor David Spelich asked town staff to calculate the dollar value of annual rental fee waivers granted to various organizations for use of town facilities. The answer of “more than $200,000 in 2019” prompted staff to review its policies and propose chang…

Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a single-vehicle collision in the 15000 block of Palisades Blvd. on Thursday, Jan. 14.

With the 2020-21 school year being such a tumultuous and challenging year for everyone involved in the world of education, parents and community members are banding together to let Fountain Hills teachers and staff know just how appreciated they are.

Fountain Hills residents may have noticed in recent weeks that the town’s iconic Fountain is operating at less than full strength, and town officials report it is likely to be down for an extended period.

Dark, damp days have been relatively unusual the past year but, over this past weekend, a series of storm systems moved through the state with the main attraction being a pounding storm on Monday afternoon, Jan. 25, that brought rain, hail, graupel (snowlike soft hail) and high winds.

The Town Council spent several hours of its meeting time on Jan. 19 discussing two items that seem to frequently return for updates or clarification. One of those is the sign regulations within the Zoning Ordinance, and the second was policy for sponsorships, naming rights and waiver of fees…

2020 was certainly a year that will go down in many peoples’ books as a dark mark, but for one Fountain Hills native, it will always be the year that he made his first million dollars.

Winter weather has caused multiple highways across Arizona’s high country to close, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The Town of Fountain Hills and Republic Services have worked in partnership to establish a grant program to fund community projects/programs provided by the Town’s nonprofits. Qualified non-profit organizations that are Fountain Hills-based are eligible to apply for a grant.

Winter weather has caused multiple highways across Arizona’s high country to close, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The Fountain Hills Unified School District Parent Teacher Organization is in the midst of hosting a virtual gala, and members of the community are invited to take part and help support local education.

The next Vitalant blood drive, hosted by Fountain Hills Noon Kiwanis and the Town of Fountain Hills, is set for Friday and Saturday, Jan. 29 and 30.

Fountain Hills Unified School District schools returned to their hybrid schedules after two weeks of remote learning at home following the conclusion of winter break.

The Town of Fountain Hills Community Services Department has announced four new sessions of the FX Boom Fitness for Adults and “FUN”ctional Fitness for Kids classes.

The year was 1996. Fountain Hills, a community that was incorporated in 1989, had a population of 15,442, large enough for H&R Block to decide to open a local office and save the residents from the inconvenience of going to Scottsdale to get their tax returns prepared.

U.S. Representative David Schweikert (R-D6 AZ) of Fountain Hills issued a statement after casting a “no” vote on the second impeachment of President Donald J. Trump.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is reporting deputies responded to the following incidents between Thursday, Jan. 7, and Wednesday, Jan. 13.

The first Fountain Hills Democratic Club’s meeting of the new year was called “a huge success” by members.

The Fountain Hills Unified School District Governing Board held its first meeting of 2021 on Jan. 13, where members elected new Board officers and approved the calendars for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 school years.

The Clarksons have been operating the Allstate insurance agency in Fountain Hills for 45 years, but the family is more than just an insurance provider in town. They are one of Fountain Hills’ first families.

It’s a tradition in most cities and towns that the mayor of the community gives an overview of the previous year’s successes and challenges and takes a look ahead in a speech hosted by the local Chamber of Commerce.

Officials are looking at an opening the third week in February for the new Fountain Hills Medical Center and, when the doors first open, the facility will have its certification for emergency room services, observation beds for keeping patients up to 24 hours and the walk-in primary care cli…

With the gradual rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, more people are having questions about how to sign up when their category comes up to receive the shots.

The Fountain Hills Coalition is kicking off its ninth annual High School Essay Contest for all local high school students. Entry forms and contest rules are available in all Fountain Hills High School English classrooms and on the Fountain Hills Coalition’s homepage, fhcoalition.org.

North Chapel Bible Church leadership has announced that they have accepted a proposal to merge with Scottsdale Bible Church by becoming their Fountain Hills campus.

Three months ago, the Arizona Department of Transportation launched its distracted driving awareness campaign, “Distracted Drivers Terrify Me,” aimed at reducing the number of people engaging in distracting behaviors while driving, and this public outreach effort is still going strong.

A man was taken to a Scottsdale hospital following a single-vehicle crash on the Palisades Blvd. frontage road at Sunflower Drive on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 14.

The Town Council has approved the purchase of new parks maintenance equipment including a mower damaged by floodwater in 2018.

In spite of a staff recommendation to the contrary, the Town Council voted unanimously on Jan. 5 to allow a volunteer program to add black paint to the light bollards in Fountain Park to continue.

Monday, Jan. 18, is the federal holiday to observe the birthday of civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Jan. 5, Mayor Ginny Dickey issued a proclamation from the dais declaring January as “Speak up, Stand up, Save a Life Month.”

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has provided the following information regarding incidents that occurred in Fountain Hills between Thursday, Dec. 31, and Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021.

With New Year’s resolutions in full swing now that 2021 is finally underway, those seeking to get into a healthier lifestyle might want to check out the new business in town, Fountain Hills Medical Spa.