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Scouts learn about meaning of folding the American flag

On Nov. 6, members of the Honor/Color Guard from American Legion Post No. 27, 1018 S. Meridian Road in Apache Junction, were invited by Cub Scouts Wolf Den No. 380 to give a presentation on the …

Rep. Biggs, Concerned Veterans for America host town hall at American Legion Post No. 27

On Nov. 6, U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs hosted a VA Town Hall at American Legion Post No. 27, 1018 S. Meridian Road in Apache Junction. The Town Hall was to give an update on VA issues and listen to …

Blood drive Nov. 16 at Apache Junction Multi-generational Center

Donate blood 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the annual wellness event at the Apache Junction Multi-generational Center, 1035 N. Idaho Road. Vitalent is to have its Blood Mobile on site …

Blood drive Nov. 16 at Apache Junction Multi-generational Center

Donate blood 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the annual wellness event at the Apache Junction Multi-generational Center, 1035 N. Idaho Road. Vitalent is to have its Blood Mobile on site …

Grand opening event Saturday for Abrazo Mesa Hospital

Abrazo Mesa Hospital opened Oct. 1 at 5750 E. Baseline Road in Mesa. (Submitted photo) Abrazo Mesa Hospital, 5750 E. Baseline Road in Mesa, will …

Veterans to display art Monday at Superstition Mountain Museum

An Asian ink painting by military veteran Ted. (Mesa Art league) On Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11,  after the Veterans Parade through Apache Junction is …
Opinion

In response to "Apache Junction transportation plan wins award" --- Did it not take years to finally improve Superstition Boulevard to increase the number of lanes to what it is today? The study …

I have lived in Apache Junction now for over 11 years.  My family and I have thoroughly enjoyed and treasured living in this town. To me, our town has always given me a "home town" feeling with all of its shops, parks, city activities and schools.  Apache Junction is very similar to the town I grew up in Louisiana.  It also has encouraged me to see the growth of our town, not just in population but in simple things such as the main street landscaping, remodeling of businesses and government buildings, store additions and road improvements.
Neighbors

County Assessor Wolf appointed to national committee on agriculture and rural affairs

National Association of Counties President Mary Ann Borgeson appointed Pinal County Assessor Douglas Wolf to a term as a member of the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Steering Committee. Ms. …

Scenic Gold Canyon: Birds hanging out at the watering hole

“This is why I frequently fill up the birds' water pan!” writes Gold Canyon photographer Jerry Jordan. The Independent encourages residents to submit their favorite scenic or wildlife …

The ‘Herb Man’ walks hikers through nature’s medicine

As the market grows for medicinal marijuana, cannabis, cannabidiol known as CBD, and dispensaries sprout, so do the plants that grow in the Valley that offer natural remedies to many ailments.

Scenic Gold Canyon: Russian tortoise ‘La Noria Lane Lenny’

“Gold Canyon’s own Russian tortoise ‘La Noria Lane Lenny’ came out of his burrow after April 1, thereby predicting a hot (very hot) and dry (very dry) summer” Gold …

Scenic Gold Canyon: Mother and doves

“Mother and new doves. Photo taken in Gold Canyon,” local photographer Jim Hathaway said. The Independent encourages residents to submit their favorite scenic or wildlife photos taken …
Business

Estate Sale Outlet opened in September at 2114 W. Apache Trail in Apache Junction from Anna Marie’s Estate Sales. The brainchild of entrepreneur designer Anna Marie, the store features unusual and unique décor items along with jewelry, purses, clothing, tools, antiques, furniture, a wide range of art subjects including Southwestern art and artifacts, as well as seasonal décor and lots of accessories, according to a release.

Mediacom Communications is offering $60,000 in scholarship support for high school seniors who plan to obtain further education. The scholarship program is in its 19th consecutive year and …