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June in Fountain Hills marks the return of the Sweet Corn Market. Now in its 10th year, the market is held each Saturday through the first weekend of July from 8 to 11:30 a.m., with its first event this Saturday, June 3.

At a recent meeting of the Town Council, Fountain Hills Economic Development Director Amanda Jacobs painted a rather modest if not concerning picture of commercial property occupancy in the Town.

The Town Council will look at a controversial rezoning request to accommodate an 80-unit apartment complex at Mountainside Drive and Palisades Boulevard when it meets on Tuesday, June 6.

From January through April, more than 90,000 people activated trail counters in Fountain Hills. The numbers are based on counters monitored by the McDowell Mountain Preservation Commission (MMPC). The devices count in both directions, and these are raw numbers presented.

The Town Council will hold a hearing and consider its final budget plan for the Fiscal Year 2023/2024 when it meets on Tuesday, June 6. The total amount being considered is $43,057,708. Finance Director David Pock said adjustments were made from earlier projections due to the state calculate…

With the Fountain Park Fountain tinted Falcon blue in the background, members of the class of 2023 celebrated the end of their high school careers last Friday, May 26. Many of the graduates had classes together all the way from kindergarten through senior year, and they all capped off their …

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Fountain Hills Veterans Service Organizations held their annual Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony on Monday, May 29, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Fountain Hills Veterans Memorial. The event included messages from Commandant Dave Nelson of the American Legion Post 58, Sr. Vice Commander Ritz-Ty…

As the weather becomes warmer, the allure of getting back into the pool is inviting. Fountain Hills Rural/Metro firefighters want to remind everyone that water safety practices and constant supervision are the cure to prevent child drowning and non- fatal drowning incidents.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Cadet Program is looking to expand into Fountain Hills, with organizers actively seeking interested parties who are considering a career in law enforcement, whether that be potentially becoming a deputy or working in fields such as crime scene investigati…

The folks at Encore, For More are looking for volunteers to offer their services as bingo callers.

Fountain Hills Veterans Service Organizations (VSO) will hold the annual Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony on Monday, May 29, at 9 a.m. at the Fountain Hills Veterans Memorial, with a number of speeches by VSO members.

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Last month marked the 93rd birthday of Ray Giaquinto, who has worked for The Times for 24 years. Brimming with stories from his youth growing up in Connecticut, joining the Army, loving the Yankees and hating the Red Sox, most of all, Giaquinto’s proudest accomplishment is marrying the love …

In an effort to save more lives on Arizona’s roadways this month the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is partnering with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and other local law enforcement agencies to enforce Arizona’s seat belt and child safety seat laws. The enforcement mobilization be…

The Town of Fountain Hills’ current contract with Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement services is due to expire as of June 30, 2023. With that is mind, the council has been in talks with Maricopa County and the Sheriff’s Office for a new agreement, however, a new contract wi…

The Sanitary District Board of Directors held public hearings on May 18 to get input on fee rate increases and its budget proposal for the next fiscal year. The board received no input from the public before closing the hearings.

The Planning and Zoning Commission has made its recommendation that the Town Council deny a special use permit (SUP) request to allow the expansion of an assisted living home at Palisades Boulevard and Westby Drive in Fountain Hills.

The Fountain Hills Town Council work session scheduled for June 6 for discussion of 5G wireless services in the community has been cancelled.

In preparation for the upcoming re-paving of Panorama Drive later this year, the Town of Fountain Hills’ Public Works Department will remove and replace concrete drainage systems (valley gutters), repairing curbs, sidewalks and curb opening ramps on Panorama Drive.

At its May 16 regular session, the Town Council heard from staff that most of the capital improvement projects undertaken for the current fiscal year are coming in at or below budget. The combined capital projects budget for Community Services and Public Works was just shy of $6 million for …

This Friday, May 26, the Fountain Hills High School senior class of 2023 will celebrate its graduation commencement ceremony in Fountain Park.

At about 3 p.m. on Monday, May 15, the Fountain Hills Fire Department responded to a report of two lost hikers in the McDowell Mountains near the end of Coyote Way in the Eagles Nest subdivision.

The Town of Fountain Hills and the Noon Kiwanis community will host a blood drive on Friday and Saturday, June 23-24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily in the Community Center’s Pima and Hopi rooms, 13001 N. La Montana Dr.

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As a public service, The Times publishes a list of items that have been reported lost or found in the community.

Volunteers with an interest in making an impact on someone’s life during an emergency are invited to consider serving on the Fountain Hills Crisis Response Team.

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality extended a High Pollution Advisory for ozone for the Greater Phoenix Area through Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21. This makes six consecutive days ADEQ has posted the advisory.

The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended the Town Council deny a Special Use Permit application that would convert a downtown hotel to apartments.

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality extended a High Pollution Advisory for ozone for the Greater Phoenix area for the remainder of the week, Thursday, May 18, and Friday, May 19.

Dr Norma Ford will present Fitness Fridays, a three-part series focusing on the importance of fitness and how to implement more of it into our lives.

The Planning and Zoning Commission is recommending the Town Council approve a request for a special use permit for a 10-unit residential apartment complex at Fountain Hills and Glenbrook boulevards.

Many Fountain Hills residents have found themselves in the position of wanting to make an improvement to their property – a pool, fence, wall, etc. – only to find they cannot do so because the project would encroach on a public easement.

Maricopa County Public Health (MCPH) is conducting a survey to better understand the health of the community and its needs moving forward.

The Fountain Hills Unified School District (FHUSD) Governing Board voted to put two items up for the General Election this November. Local voters will decide on a $25 million bond at a 15-year amortization rate, and the Board is also asking for the authority to sell/lease/exchange the Four P…

The International Dark Sky Discovery Center planned for Fountain Hills has received a significant boost in funding as the Arizona State budget for the upcoming fiscal year includes another $10 million to support the project.

The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation celebrated its 31st annual Sovereignty Day on Friday, May 12, with its traditional four-mile march across the reservation. The anniversary commemorates one of the most significant days in Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation history.

There is an ongoing pavement sealing project on Grande, El Pueblo and Glenbrook boulevards has begun in Fountain Hills continuing through June 4.

Volunteers with an interest in making an impact on someone’s life during an emergency are invited to consider serving on the Fountain Hills Crisis Response Team.

Gilbert Road, from Thomas Road to State Route 87 (Beeline Highway), remains closed due to continuing water flows from the Salt River Project (SRP).