Young Ella Christensen represents family, community at national rodeo

Ella Christensen, 12, of Queen Creek, who comes from a long line of horse enthusiasts, will showcase her skills in a national rodeo. Young Ella recently qualified for the Junior National Finals Rodeo happening in Las Vegas. She is prepared to compete Wednesday, Dec. 12 and is just as sure of barrel racing as her […]

Meet your Neighbor: Wyman writes children’s book from child’s perspective

A local author, Lauren Wyman, pens children’s book, “Space Buns Goes to Daycare,” from her baby girl’s perspective. San Tan Valley resident, Lauren Wyman, whose books are authored under the name of L.K. Wyman is an Apache Junction High School graduate from the class of 2009. She proudly mentions that she has a brother who […]

‘The Taco Stand’ author, restaurateur instills family values, gives back

Simmering from his family restaurant kitchens, Someburros owner Tim S. Vasquez cooks up family values and serves them in “The Taco Stand.” Mr. Vasquez, who grew up in the kitchen of his parents’ Mexican restaurant in Tempe, uses the foundation of family as the impetus for the book that pays homage to his grandmother whose […]

Veteran saves horse from slaughter that became prize competitor, family

Saving and fighting for lives is a part of life for veteran Leslie Brekke, who shares a story about a feral horse saved from slaughter. Mrs. Brekke lives in Queen Creek with her husband, Jason, and the prized horse named, “Mama Rocks Me” that she bought from a kill pen in Fallon, Nevada, three years […]

Queen Creek Virtual Academy, E-Academy student handbooks approved

Handbooks outlining virtual learning guidelines for Queen Creek High School students was recently upgraded and approved. The Queen Creek Virtual Academy Student Handbook 2018-19 and Queen Creek E-Academy Student Handbook 2018-19 was approved on consent Oct. 16 during a Queen Creek School District Governing Board meeting at 20217 E. Chandler Heights Road. According to a […] offers barbers, hairstylists at your convenience

A Queen Creek resident offers the convenience of barbers and cosmetologists right at your fingertips with FADES app. The FADES app covers a 25-mile radius from where hair professionals are located; depending on where clients are, it will populate the hair professionals within the area, according to Dylan Santos, 23, a 2012 graduate of Poston […]

National Midwifery Week births attention to women’s health care

National Midwifery Week, Sept. 30–Oct. 6, not only raises awareness to the work of midwives but births attention to women’s health care. Created by the American College of Nurse-Midwives to celebrate and recognize midwives and midwife-led care, the nationally recognized event is held Sunday to Saturday during the first full week of October, according to […]

Queen Creek ballerina Keira cast as Clara for The Nutcracker

A Queen Creek ballerina is preparing for her leading role as Clara in the holiday classic, The Nutcracker. Keira Hattenburg, 11, will transform into Clara, a young girl who falls asleep and dreams about a prince, for two shows on Dec. 15 as Brooksher Ballet presents its annual production of The Nutcracker at the Queen […]

‘Donut Gang’ in parking lot meets around cars and coffee on Saturdays

At 77 years old, Larry Maiorano is still part of a gang doing donuts with cars in a Queen Creek parking lot. He’s not spinning his car wheels, riding around in circles, leaving tire marks, though. He and other car enthusiasts, known as the “Donut Gang,” regularly meet Saturday mornings in the Dunkin’ Donuts parking […]

Meet the Pastor: Trey VanCamp leads Passion Creek Church in a movie theatre

Church at the movies is something fit for the big screen at Passion Creek Church officiated by Pastor Trey VanCamp. If the name sounds familiar that’s because this is the second part to a Meet the Pastor series in which his father, Billy VanCamp was recently featured for his pastoral leadership with Heart Cry Church […]