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On November 6th, the Honor/Color Guard from American Legion Post 27, Apache Junction, were invited to teach the local Wolf Pack Cub Scouts the folding of the American Flag and what each fold meant.  Honor/Color members pictured left to right are Tim Franey, Nelson Preston and Ray Williams.

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Empowerment Systems, Inc. is formally announcing that Deke Beveridge is the new Chief Executive Officer. Deke began his tenure as CEO officially in July 2019, taking over from his father, Jack Beveridge. Jack had been CEO since founding the organization as the Pinal-Gila Behavioral Health As…

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It’s that beautiful time of year for Art Lovers to view and select original, unique and juried art for the holiday season or for yourself. Artists of the Superstitions invite you to a Fine Art Show to be held at the Towne Hall at the beautiful Gold Canyon Golf Resort in Gold Canyon. The show…

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On Saturday, December 7 at 9 a.m., there will be a Swap and Sell opportunity in your neighborhood, in the parking lot of the Superstition Foothills Baptist Church at 6338 S. Kings Ranch Road.

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Forget about meeting at the drive in: individuals interested in seeing the student production of the musical “Grease” can come to the Performing Arts Center at Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive in Apache Junction at 7 p.m. Nov. 7th and 8th. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 …

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Looking for something free and fun to do on Halloween day? Well, join in the celebration that will be going on all day at the Superstition Mountain Museum. On Halloween day, Thursday, Oct. 31, we will be having a “Fright Day at the Museum,” featuring magic by Dr. Blackjack Macabre, Physician…

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On Saturday, October 26 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Nyla’s Angels will host a fundraiser at the local VFW Post 9399, 133 N. Saguaro Dr., Apache Junction, AZ. Proceeds will benefit the ongoing research and treatment of multiple sclerosis.

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The first major all-day event for the 2019-2020 season at the Superstition Mountain Museum this fall is an event that the whole family will enjoy, and it’s FREE. On Saturday, Nov. 2, the museum will host a Fall Family Fun Fest highlighted by the reopening of the BIG TRAINS, the huge G-Scale …

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Gold Canyon mixed media/paper artist Karen O’Hanlon is one of 199 artists participating in Arizona’s largest and longest-running artist studio tour, Hidden in the Hills. She is the designer of miniature Japanese kimonos created in the same detailed fashion as full-sized traditional robes. Ea…

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The Vida Guitar Quartet perform Friday, November 8, 2019, 7:30 p.m. at Gold Canyon United Methodist Church, 6640 S Kings Ranch Road, Gold Canyon, AZ 85118

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The red, yellow, blue, brown, black and white hues on the walls and ceilings of the Desert View Watchtower are once again vividly on display. Over the past four years, the historic tower at Grand Canyon National Park’s Desert View area has undergone extensive conservation and graffiti remedi…

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In partnership with Dignity Health East Valley, the Apache Junction Public Library will play host to an educational and informative program, A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls.

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The Gold Canyon Arts Council has announced their new 2019-2020 season of perfomances. Concerts are held at the Gold Canyon United Methodist Church, 6640 S. Kings Ranch Road in Gold Canyon

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Today’s global community challenges each of us to engage with people and cultures we might not fully understand. The more we travel, the more likely we are to connect local issues to global ones—and the more culturally aware we become in an increasingly interdependent world.

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Apache Junction Unified School District’s Food Services Department has partnered with the United Food Bank and will provide a Mobile School Market at the Apache Junction High School Cafeteria, 2525 S. Ironwood Road in Apache Junction.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Fitness Staff at the MGC are hosting their 6th Annual Pretty in Pink Dance Party on Saturday, October 12 from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. All ages are welcome to participate in the hour and a half l…

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The city of Apache Junction Parks & Recreation department is starting the 2019 Fall Concerts in the Park series this weekend!

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If you like car shows and you love what the Arizona Humane Society does to ease the lives of dogs, cats and other domestic animals, then you’ll want to head over to the 2019 Charity Car Show Saturday, September 21 at the Mesa Market Place Swap Meet. The show runs from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

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“Superstition Mountain Museum was recently notified that it has been awarded the 2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, which for nearly a decade has celebrated businesses that have consistently received positive ratings from travelers and diners on the world’s largest travel platform,”…

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Glen Fullmer frequently posts hiking photos and video on Facebook, and the staff at The Apache Junction and Gold Canyon News have become fans! So, we invited him to share his virtual tours with us as a guest blogger. Happily, he accepted the invitation!

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Glen Fullmer frequently posts hiking photos and video on Facebook, and the staff at The Apache Junction and Gold Canyon News have become fans! So, we invited him to share his virtual tours with us as a guest blogger. Happily, he accepted the invitation!

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Grand Canyon National Park is implementing its pilot bison reduction activities on the North Rim this month through live capture and removal of approximately 60-100 animals.

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Vance and Laura Friend are not your average parents. They live in Apache Junction. She is a teacher, and he is a firefighter. And over the last 10 years, they have had 16 kids – 3 of them are their biological children, and 13 were foster children.

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Apache Junction Wellness Partnership (AJWP) and Horizon Health & Wellness (HHW) has developed the Youth Empowerment Partners (YEP) organization to promote heathy choices among the youth of Pinal County. YEP continues to plan youth directed/adult guided activities around the county that p…

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The Eighth Annual Prickly Pear Festival, hosted by the Superior Chamber of Commerce, is set for Saturday, August 17th, 2019, in the quaint and dynamic town of Superior, Arizona. The festival celebrates all the edible wonders of the Sonoran Desert, while showcasing the many products and healt…

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While it isn’t unusual for people to enjoy reading The News while sitting in the kitchen, few of them will do so while lying on the floor. But that’s exactly what Tim and Robin Joyce’s granddaughter does, while Grandma Robin asks her, “Where’s the dog? Can you find the hummingbird?” The Joyc…

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Cannabis has taken the health industry by storm recently and with the passing of the Farm Bill in 2018, the oil from hemp is no longer considered a schedule 1 drug in the US. Cannabidiol (CBD) from the hemp plant has skyrocketed in popularity, as it offers health benefits without the “high” …

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The city of Apache Junction’s Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center was named one of the 10 “Must-See” swimming pools in the United States by nationally known pool supply company, Leslie’s Poolmart.

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Prior to the development of the pap test, woman commonly developed cervical cancer and died from it. In the 1940s, the pap test was developed as a way to screen not only for cervical cancer but also the precancerous changes that could lead to cervical cancer. Now, significantly fewer women d…

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Crisis Response Network confirms that 2-1-1 Arizona will continue operations, despite lack of funding by the State of Arizona and reductions in financial support from major funders.

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The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is issuing a Health Watch (HW) for ozone effective July 15, 2019, in the Phoenix area. ADEQ recommends that people limit outdoor activity while the HW is in effect, especially children and adults with respiratory problems.

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The Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center staff along with the Apache Junction Youth Advisory Council will be hosting an exclusive night just for teens. Friday, July 12th from 7-9pm at the Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center, teens 13-17 are invited to join us for swimming and fun activities l…

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I started Rock and Roll 101 nine years ago at another station in the East Valley. It’s the type of specialized vintage rock show I’d wanted to try for a long time, and it ran for almost five years until the station manager pulled the plug. Not just on my show, but the whole operation.

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Splish Splash in the pool with just your little ones! Come join Apache Junction Parks and Recreation and the Water Safety Instructors for this unique children’s event at the Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center! The WSI’s will lead games and activities for the children. They will even bring o…