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Schweikert has nine challengers in Congressional District 1

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Fountain Hills council to hear from university officials

Fountain Hills Town Council members will hear a presentation from University of Arizona representatives when they meet next week. The officials include an assistant director, Local & Rural …
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St. Joseph the Worker hosts Hike for Hope in Fountain Hills

Phoenix nonprofit St. Joseph the Worker will host its 26th Annual Hike for Hope 7:30-11 a.m. on Saturday, April 6 at McDowell Mountain Regional Park’s Pemberton Trailhead at 16300 McDowell …

BBB hosting essay scholarship contest for Valley high school students

Valley high school students can express in a written essay lessons learned in life by overcoming ethical dilemmas for the chance to win a college scholarship.

Valley teachers can still apply for SRP education grants

Teachers have until Wednesday, Feb. 28 to apply for an education grant to help them enhance learning in the areas of math, science, engineering, technology and social studies.

Art contest can earn Arizona students $529 toward college savings

The third-annual AZ529 Future Career Art Contest asks Arizona kindergarten through 6th-grade students to draw, paint or find a creative way to make an art piece representing their dream job.


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Opinions with Civility
I am grateful that many Fountain Hills residents have thrown their hats in the ring for the upcoming local election. Regardless of your politics or vision for our town, I recognize that running for …
A nine-year journey, starting with the three-year effort to get Fountain Hills designated as an International Dark Sky Community, has finally led to the April 8 groundbreaking ceremony for the …
As the construction of International Dark Sky Discovery Center develops, so does the interest in collaborative opportunities with Arizona State University. Although ASU President Michael Crow …
Last month, after he was sanctioned for violating the Town’s Code of Ethics, Councilmember Skillicorn appeared in a video titled “Something Stinks in Fountain Hills.” In the video, …
I watched the April 9 town budget study session with interest, as there are people on the dais who are up for re-election. It’s important. Kudos to incoming Finance Director Paul …
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The Barker Team to volunteer at Fountain View Village in Fountain Hills

The Barker Team is again participating in Keller Williams’ RED Day at Fountain View Village Thursday, May 9.

The Barker Team, a leading real estate group in Fountain Hills, has announced its participation in Keller Williams’ RED (Renew, Energize, Donate) Day Thursday, May 9. As part of this …

Graze Craze graces Fountain Hills

From left, Grazeologist Erin Hunter, General Manager Susan James, Co-Owner RuthAnn James and Assistant Manager Beth Roman. Not pictured are Grazeologists Mirana Klos, Max Novak and Co-Owner Jeff James.

Fountain Hills has welcomed a new business that specializes in adding color and flavor to social gatherings to the Avenue of the Fountains. Graze Craze is a nationwide franchise offering …

Award-winning agent joins The Pellegrini Group

Denise Dunning-Ricketts is the newest agent to join The Pellegrini Group in Fountain Hills.

Award-winning Agent Denise Dunning-Ricketts recently announced that she has joined The Pellegrini Group of Sotheby’s International Realty and owners of 85268.com . Dunning-Ricketts moved …


Fountain Hills native wins NAIA national title

Stefana Jelacic shows off her proclamation for Stefana Jelacic Day and her national title plaques. (Submitted photo/Stefana Jelacic)

Three-time NAIA All-American Stefana Jelacic won the 101-pound weight class at the NAIA wrestling National Championships on March 9, 2024. Raised in Fountain Hills, Jelacic already made history …

Fountain Hills alum keeps growing his collectable business

Cole McAuliff’s family helps him set up and run the Arizona State Card Show. (Submitted photo/Cole McAuliff)

Did you ever collect baseball cards, or do you know somebody who did? Did you ever check how much those collectables were worth? The desire to collect, trade and sell sports memorabilia drives …

Meet Your Neighbor: Patrick and Ashley Leroux Sullivan, Scottsdale business owners

Patrick Sullivan, left, and Ashley Leroux Sullivan are the owners of multiple Scottsdale-based businesses, including Jigsaw Health, The Orchard at Jigsaw Health and the Arizona Pickleball League.

Name: Ashley Leroux Sullivan / Patrick Sullivan Jr. Age: 40 / 46 Where do you call home: Fountain Hills, Ariz. Occupation: Owners of multiple Scottsdale-based businesses including …

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Fountain Hills Youth Theater holds season finale

From left, Matthew Schmidt and Jordan Abrams cast in the Fountain Hills Youth Theater season finale, “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical,” playing April 26 through May 5.

Fountain Hills Youth Theater has announced the closing production for its ’23-‘24 season, “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical.” With a script written …

River of Time announces Summer Market

River of Time is hosting its Summer Market throughout the month of May.

It’s time for the annual Summer Market at the L. Alan Cruikshank River of Time Museum & Exploration Center. The sale includes a wide variety of gently-used and new décor and …

Summer performing arts camps planned

The cast of “Annie Kids” during Fountain Hills Theater’s summer camp last year.

Fountain Hills Youth Theater is offering a full summer of full-day and half-day performing arts camps. For ages seven and up, there will be two three-week, full-day, musical theater camps, …

New tour added to the River of Time

“Good News” by George Lundeen is one of the sculptures featured in the new “Milestone Sculpture Tour.”

A few spaces remain in the final “Milestone Sculpture Tour” of the season, Saturday, April 25, at 10 a.m. The tours are the latest Exploration Experience offered at the River of Time …

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Obituaries & Memorials

Patrick Michael Dwyer

Patrick, known to many as “Pat,” passed away on Friday, April 5, 2024, in Fountain Hills, AZ, at the age of 80. He was born on October 12, 1943, in New York, New York. Pat was a beloved …

Adolph R. Klansek

Adolph, a 32-year retired Chief Master Sergeant in the US Air Force, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 8, 2024. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Marie Sabo. Al is survived by his …

Tim J. Garney

Tim, 67 of Fort McDowell, AZ, passed away Friday, March 22, 2024. Born January 29th, 1957 in St. Paul, MN, and is survived by his wife Anne of 41 years; sons, Stuart and Charlie (Abby); daughter, …

Arlis Jeanne Mitchell

Arlis Jeanne Mitchell of Fountain Hills, Arizona passed away peacefully in her home March 24, 2024. Arlis was born in 1933 in Kelso, Washington. She was the eighth child of a family of ten …

Gerald L. Colbert

Gerald L. Colbert Gerry passed away peacefully on March 22, 2024 surrounded by his family and an amazing staff at the Mayo Clinic. His wife of 61 years, Marge, preceded him in …
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Pictured from left is Fountain Hills Community Band Music Director Scott Burgener and guest conductor Sandi Thompson who won the drawing last year to conduct a song at the band’s Christmas concert in December.

Community Band to hold last concert of the season

The Fountain Hills Community Band (FHCB) has scheduled its last concert this season for Sunday, April 21, at 4 p.m. The theme of the concert is “Decades,” a collection of pop music …
From left, Hayden Wheatman, Claire Robinson and Violet Wilson light up the stage at Paige Productions Youth Theater.

Paige Productions announces Taylor Swift Camp in Fountain Hills

Paige Productions Youth Theater (PYT) has added a Taylor Swift-themed camp to its 2024 summer camp lineup. In the Eras Tour Song and Dance Camp, kids can sing and dance to their favorite Taylor …
Joy Christian Community Church is hosting its recurring movie night Saturday, April. 20, at 7 p.m.

JOY to host movie night in Fountain Hills

“Tulsa” is a moving story of how a young girl’s faith transforms a man’s life. Inspired by true events, a Marine Corps veteran dealing with his own demons has a …
The final day for Presby Pickin’s flea market until next season is Saturday, April 6, in the Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church parking lot.

Final flea market of the season planned in Fountain Hills

The Presby Pickin’s Flea Market returns Saturday, April 6, for the last Flea Market of the season. A wide variety of vendors will be present sharing their wares including arts and crafts, …