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Fountain Hills High School athletics reclassified

The majority of Fountain Hills High School student athletes will see a whole new field of competition this year. The Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) reclassifies schools every two …
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Safeway in Fountain Hills named in proposed Albertsons-Kroger merger

The Safeway in Fountain Hills was listed as one of the 101 Arizona-based stores to be sold to C&S Wholesale Grocers in the proposed $24.6 billion merger of Kroger and Albertsons as state …

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Election 2024

See the Arizona Congressional District 1 debate here

The Republican debate for Arizona's 1st Congressional District will feature two of the three candidates on the Republican side, but not the sitting congressman. The debate, scheduled for 6 p.m. …

3 die in Fountain Hills collision, northbound SR 87 lanes reopen

The Arizona Department of Public Safety is investigating a triple fatal collision that occurred just before 4:30 a.m. Sunday in Fountain Hills The crash occurred in the northbound lanes of State …


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I know the political heat is high right now, but it's important to remember that our leaders are still doing important work in Congress. I recently saw Congressman David Schweikert on TV …
On moving to Fountain Hills a decade ago, I was surprised by the level of vitriol in community politics. I remain baffled. The bitter narrative fostered by a segment of the community’s …
On June 26 I breathed a huge sigh of relief as I crossed into Fountain Hills and left behind the visual assault on Shea. Then I read Nancy Plencner’s letter in that day’s paper. …
My tenure on the town council afforded me the opportunity to work closely with our very capable mayor. Ginny was an expert about Fountain Hills long before she entered politics. As her children …
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Pietro’s menu shines under new ownership

From left, Pietro’s owner and Executive Chef Adam Frost with front-of-house Manager Matthew Oliver.

The Italian fine dining restaurant Pietro’s has been serving up fresh, new dishes to the community as it nears its first year under new ownership. Tucked away at the Inn at Eagle Mountain …

Rescue Pals in Fountain Hills celebrates milestone adoption

The siblings were at Rescue Pals for over three years.

Rescue Pals in Fountain Hills recently said goodbye to its longest-held dogs, siblings Kino and Sophia, who were at Pals Inn Pet Resort for over three years before going to a family in Mesa who say …


World’s largest pickleball lesson coming to Northeast Valley this November

Mark Miller speaks on Suncoast News Network about his pickleball Munchkin Program in Sarasota, Fla. (Submitted photo/Mark Miller)

Shape Up Us has partnered with Munchkin Programs to bring the world’s largest pickleball lesson to the Northeast Valley for free. Mark Miller started Munchkin Programs in Chicago 18 years …

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Fountain Hills Theater brings back murder mystery dinner theater

Fountain Hills Theater presents “Bellamorte!” a murder mystery party game adaptation playing at Batchelor’s Pad BBQ.

Fountain Hills Theater returns to Batchelor’s Pad BBQ with a new murder mystery dinner theater production, “Bellamorte!” an adaptation by Ross Collins of the game “A Taste for …

Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery offers summer workshops

Artist Gloria M. Sanchez will lead participants in painting colorful saguaros in her upcoming “Desert Lights” evening workshop Tuesday, Aug. 13, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery.

For those interested in finding their inner artist, The Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery is offering a few workshops through the end of summer with no experience required. “Desert …

Fountain Hills Library offers free summer activities

The Fountain Hills Library is hosting several events throughout the summer for the community to enjoy.

The Fountain Hills Library hosts a variety of events for library patrons throughout the summer to stay cool and learn a new hobby. The library is hosting a novel writing class for teens and …

Fountain Hills Theater announces 2024-25 Season

The Fountain Hills Theater has announced its 2024-25 season of productions.

The Fountain Hills Theater (FHT) has announced its 2024-2025 season of productions featuring musicals, comedies, a visit with Pan and Hook and even a trip “Under the Sea.” FHT will …

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Obituaries & Memorials

Mark Karl Gerhard Ohlhaver

Mark passed in Phoenix, Arizona in the early morning hours of July 4, 2024, at the age of 64. He is survived by his wife, Kristine (Tina) Diane Ohlhaver, daughter, Diana Kyrstin Ohlhaver and son, …

Robert "Bobby" Brewer

Dr. Robert “Bobby” Brewer was transferred to heaven on 06/11/24. He was the son of a career serviceman, Bobby was born at a US Naval hospital in Yokuska, Japan and including Japan, briefly lived …

Henry Augustus Pevear Jr.

Henry (Butch) Pevear Jr, 85, of Fountain Hills, AZ passed away on June 7th, 2024, at home with his children and his dog by his side. Henry was preceded in death by his loving wife of 40 years …

Lorraine Barbara (Curylo) Grzesik

Lorraine Barbara (Curylo) Grzesik passed away peacefully on May 20, 2024 after a long and fruitful life. She was born June 19, 1926 to Walter and Blanche Curylo in Chicago. Lorraine was an avid …

Sandra (Sandy) Lee Call

Sandra (Sandy) Lee Call of Fountain Hills passed away on Tuesday, May 28th, 2024, at her beloved cabin in Happy Jack, AZ. She leaves behind her devoted husband of 35 years, William Call, and their …
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Fountain Hills Theater presents “Oliver!” playing until July 28.

‘Oliver!’ plays through July 28

Fountain Hills Theater presents the award-winning musical adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens novel, “Oliver!” In this musical masterpiece based on Dickens’ classic …
Dr. Karen Becker recently released her second New York Times bestseller “The Forever Dog Life.”

Fountain Hills resident pens second NYT bestseller

When veterinarian Dr. Karen Shaw Becker wrote her #1 New York Times Bestseller in 2021 on the newest scientific studies on improving the healthspan of canines, “The Forever Dog,” her …
We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort hosts concerts through July.

We-Ko-Pa hosting summer concert series

We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort is hosting two more concerts this summer including funk and tropical rock. “Margarita World” - a tribute band to Jimmy Buffett called Margarita World will play …
The 2024 Fountain Hills Theater Prizm Award winners.

Fountain Hills Theater celebrates 25th annual Prizm Awards

The Fountain Hills Theater celebrated its 25th annual Prizm Awards ceremony Monday, June 24, with three outstanding productions including one that took home 10 awards. “The Addams …
Fountain Hills Theater presents “Oliver!” playing July 12-28. Pictured are cast members Benicio Bermudez, left, and Jeff Davey.

Fountain Hills Theater presents ‘Oliver!’

Fountain Hills Theater presents the award-winning musical adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens novel, “Oliver!” In this musical masterpiece based on Dickens’ classic …