Queen Creek softball player hit for team-high average in college tournament

Ryann Holmes of Queen Creek picked up her first Division I hit as a player on the Utah State University softball team during the Titan Classic at Cal State Fullerton. The junior infielder appeared as a pinch hitter in three games over the weekend, picking up her first Division I hit against Pacific. She also […]

Roots N’ Boots Queen Creek royalty visit Scottsdale

Members of the 2019 Roots N’ Boots Queen Creek Royalty Court participated Feb. 9 in the 66th annual Parada del Sol Parade in Scottsdale. Leading the way was Sydney Vigneux, 2019 Roots N’ Boots Queen Creek Pro Rodeo Queen. This year’s Roots N’ Boots Queen Creek takes place March 14-17 at Horseshoe Park and Equestrian […]

About Care’s 12th annual charity golf tournament needs sponsors, participants, donations

The 12th annual charity golf tournament for the 501(c)3 nonprofit About Care will be held on Saturday, May 11, at Superstition Springs Golf Club in Mesa. About Care is seeking tournament sponsors, participants and donations for an auction and raffle. “Support of this event will directly impact our less-fortunate neighbors. The majority of our clients […]

Water-smart workshop Feb. 9 on irrigation controllers

Looking to beautify your outdoor spaces in 2019? Whether you are searching for a professional to do the job or plan on doing the work yourself, understanding the basics could save you a substantial amount of time and money. The town offers free classes for Queen Creek utility customers. With eight classes to choose from, […]

Love Bug Dance celebrates Valentine’s Day early in QC

Queen Creek invites residents to celebrate the day of love, friendship and family early at its Love Bug Dance 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the Recreation Annex, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road. There will be music, crafts, games, a light dinner and dancing. Registration is required and can be completed online or in person at the […]

Spring registration opens Feb. 4 for Queen Creek recreation classes

Registration for the Town of Queen Creek’s spring session of recreation classes begins Monday, Feb. 4, for town residents and Monday, Feb. 11, for non-residents. The catalog of classes is available online at QueenCreek.org/Recreation and was included in the recent edition of the Queen Creek Independent. Classes are available for all ages and schedules, ranging from one-day […]

Meet Your Neighbor: Carolyn Richel, Hospice of the Valley community liaison

Name: Carolyn Richel Age: 73 and holding Town/neighborhood: I live in east Mesa but my role as community liaison for Hospice of the Valley takes me all around Maricopa and Pinal counties. When and why I moved here: My husband and I have been here since 2005 when we came here to help take care […]

U.S. Air Force veteran, 98, visits American Leadership Academy Queen Creek High School

“Attitude, gratitude and service before self.” That was the message that Col. Gail Halvorsen, 98, gave to students of American Leadership Academy Queen Creek High School on Jan. 18. The 32-year U.S. Air Force veteran, who got his “Berlin Candy Bomber” nickname by dropping candy from his plane to children during the 1948-49 Berlin Airlift, […]

Queen Creek opens vendor application process for spring event

Queen Creek’s signature spring event will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 30, and the town is looking for vendors to participate. Last year, Spring Into QC drew more than more than 3,500 people, town officials stated. Spaces for food, commercial and nonprofit vendors are available for the event in Mansel Carter Oasis Park, 19535 […]

Queen Creek girls, mother start company

Milla and Claudia Marie Fabirkiewicz of Queen Creek started their own company in October 2018 with the help of their mother. Mila Marie Bags are “design-yourself backpacks, everyday bags, evening bags and beach bags that allow the customer to customize their looks and then change it up depending on their mood or their outfit,” according […]