Queen Creek Town Council approves strategic financial policies related to water, wastewater

From lowering wastewater rates to paying off debt, at its June 5 meeting the Queen Creek Town Council took a series of strategic financial actions that benefit the town’s water and wastewater systems and reduce costs for users. The Town Council approved paying off a $20.8 million loan for the town’s portion of the Greenfield […]

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 […]

37th annual Queen Creek Holiday Festival and Parade Dec. 7

The Queen Creek Holiday Festival and Parade is noon-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in the heart of downtown Queen Creek.  Now in its 37th year, the annual event benefits the Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek and is produced by Steve LeVine Entertainment and Public Relations. The highlight of the […]

Central Arizona College offers summer ‘student success’ online webinars

Central Arizona College will offer student success workshops in a live online webinar format during the months of July and August. These free informational sessions will focus on topics that are important to students and their families. They can be accessed from any computer or mobile device with Internet access, according to a release. The […]

Prevent mosquitoes in Maricopa County

The Maricopa County Environmental Services Department is warning residents not only about a greater quantity of mosquitoes, but also — and more importantly — a higher number of mosquito samples testing positive for West Nile virus and Saint Louis encephalitis.  As of May 24, MCESD’s Vector Control Lab has already reported 93 positive WNv positive […]

Queen Creek officials to tell of recycling efforts at regional solid waste committee meeting

Contamination in recycling has a major impact on the quality of the material entering the commodity market. Town of Queen Creek and City of Phoenix officials will share the strategies they have implemented to reduce contamination of recycling bins at the curb at the next meeting of the Maricopa Association of Governments Solid Waste Advisory […]

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 […]

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 […]

Meet the Teacher: Ebright would like Queen Creek Elementary to become model for other schools

Name: JuliAnne Ebright School: Queen Creek Elementary Why you chose to work in the district: Queen Creek is a fast-growing district that treats the students like a family. Although the district is large in size there is a small-town feel that makes you feel welcome. What I like most about what I do: I love […]

Jabz Boxing studio for women launches program to inspire young girls

Jabz Boxing, a full-body circuit workout that utilizes boxing-inspired exercises designed specifically for women, announced that it has launched its Jabz Juniors Summer Camp. It aims to teach young girls to be confident, happy and strong while being part of an encouraging community. A Jabz Boxing is at 21365 S. Ellsworth Road Suite No. E105 […]