Above-ground water features at Queen Creek splash pad

The Queen Creek splash pad in Founders’ Park, 22407 S. Ellsworth Road, is open 9 a.m.-7 p.m. May-August. It is also open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. September-October and March-April, and closed November-February. The 4,000-square-foot water attraction features various above-ground water features.  Splash pad rules Splash pad rules, according to queencreek.org, include: Keep all animals outside the […]

Business awards nominations sought by Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce

The Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its annual business awards in several categories. Anyone can complete a nomination form, but nominees for the Business of the Year and Emerging Business of the year must be members of the Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce, according to queencreekchamber.com/award-nomination-form.html. The categories are: Business of […]

San Tan Valley Democrats mixer June 19

The San Tan Valley Democrats are holding a mixer 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, on the terrace patio at Johnson Ranch Golf Club, 30761 N. Golf Drive in San Tan Valley.  Area Democrats are encouraged to attend to get acquainted and to become better informed on local volunteer opportunities, upcoming meetings and area events. Sandra […]

Marcus Berkshire appointed to statewide education committee

Marcus Berkshire — coordinator of curriculum, instruction and assessment at J.O. Combs Unified School District — has been appointed to the Arizona Department of Education’s Title I Committee of Practitioners. The Committee of Practitioners — composed of administrators, teachers, and representatives — is responsible for the review of all major proposed or final rules or […]

Volunteers needed to bake, deliver birthday cakes to foster children

A new nonprofit in Arizona has a mission to bake and deliver birthday cakes to foster children and at-risk youth for their special day, and volunteers are needed in Queen Creek. The birthday cake allows these children to have at least one special moment that is all about them, according to a release. “No baking […]

Marcus & Millichap arranges sale of Gilbert Dutch Bros.

Marcus & Millichap, a commercial real estate investment services firm with offices throughout the U.S. and Canada, has announced the sale of Dutch Bros. Coffee ground lease, a 804-square foot, net-leased property in Gilbert. The asset sold for $1.36 million, according to Ryan Sarbinoff, regional manager of the firm’s Phoenix office. The business is at […]

Lindsey Newman wins gold medals at Mint Valley Summer Pickoff Pickleball Tournament

Team Selkirk’s Lindsey Newman, of Queen Creek, captured multiple gold medals at the 2019 Mint Valley Summer Pickoff Pickleball Tournament. It was at Mint Valley Racquet & Fitness Club in Longview, Washington, June 7-9. She took home the Women’s Singles Open title; and, alongside partner and Team Selkirk athlete Tonja Major, captured gold in the […]

USAF Airman 1st Class Chance L. Hammonds graduates from basic military training

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Chance L. Hammonds — the son of Gary Hammonds of Gilbert and Stacy Smith of Queen Creek and the husband of Camry Hammonds of Queen Creek — graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training […]

Queen Creek resident Adaline Bates on America’s Got Talent

Queen Creek resident Adaline Bates was a contestant on “America’s Got Talent” on Tuesday, June 4, on NBC, and the official YouTube video of her singing “Unforgettable” has had more than 619,000 views. The video, above, is titled “Adaline Bates performs male and female parts of an unforgettable duet – America’s Got Talent 2019,” and […]

U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Ty W. Smith completes 10-week infantry training course at Camp Pendleton

U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Ty W. Smith — a lifelong resident of Queen Creek and the son of William and Jenny Smith, longtime Queen Creek residents — graduated boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego in February. He completed the School of Infantry’s 10-week infantry training course at Camp Pendleton, California, in […]