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$55M 5-year roadwork, maintenance program proposed for Pinal County

A total of 87 projects with a combined cost of $55.77 million are proposed to be in Pinal County’s 2021 five-year transportation improvement and maintenance program. “This program is …

Florence’s pandemic grant program is helping local attractions

The Town of Florence has given out almost $319,000 to small businesses who were affected by the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown last year. “I believe the program has been very successful …
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Water, wastewater treatment rates expected to rise in Florence

EPCOR is raising its rates and the Florence Town Council is none too happy about it. At the Monday, April 5 council meeting, EPCOR officials gave a presentation of the changes that are coming now …

Florence has new magnet school for gifted students

Florence is launching new magnet program for gifted students. The magnet program will be housed at Circle Cross Ranch K-8 S.T.E.M. Academy in San Tan Valley. While all schools in the Florence …

Florence celebrates National Library Week

The Town of Florence proclaimed the week of April 4-10 as National Library Week in the town of Florence and encourages all residents to utilize library curbside services and e-resources. A staff …
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Arizona opens coronavirus vaccine to all adults

The Arizona Department of Health Services has opened coronavirus vaccinations for age 16 and older at in Maricopa, Pima and Yuma counties. ADHS announced the move Monday morning. Vaccine …

Arizona bills targeting protests, reports against police move forward

PHOENIX — Republican lawmakers voted Thursday to create a new law that its sponsor admitted is designed to convince people to stay away from some protests, often against police brutality, even …

Florence makes marijuana businesses easier to locate

The town of Florence is eager to take advantage of the sales tax revenue from legal marijuana dispensaries, and councilors asked city staff to draw up a set of codes that will make such sales more …
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Florence working to be an Autism Certified City

It’s a situation many adults and children face in their lives each day. With the number of diagnosed autism cases rising, there’s a good chance that events that don’t bother other …

Oudenhoven: Mask wearing is supported by science

This is in response to the opinion from Bruce Lamb (“Some employees don’t live in Sun City”). Bruce, I too am tired of the pandemic. But science is science. You wanting to not …

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Toastmasters host virtual impact education, career fair Friday

Due to the pandemic, many great highly qualified Arizonans have been laid off and Arizona Toastmasters wants to help them. Arizona Toastmasters (District 3) is hosting its second Toastmasters …

Toastmasters host virtual impact education, career fair Friday, April 9

Toastmasters host virtual impact education, career fair April 9

Virtual skilled trades expo Thursday

Sydney Swanson, a 14-year-old singer/songwriter, will open the festival at 11 a.m. May 21.

Gila River Music Festival May 21-22

The inaugural Gila River Music Festival is May 21-22 in Kearny, a small town on the Gila River an hour from the Valley just down the road from Superior. “The music festival will feature a …
Guitar League members jam during a monthly session pre-COVID-19.

Guitar League to bring back live monthly meetings

The Phoenix chapter of the Guitar League will relaunch monthly live meetings beginning Tuesday, May 11.
The Joey’s, a young energetic rockabilly group from Scottsdale, are to perform at 4 p.m.

Gila River Music Festival May 21-22

The inaugural Gila River Music Festival is May 21-22 in Kearny, a small town on the Gila River an hour from the Valley just down the road from Superior. “The music festival will feature a …

Wreaths Across America Radio to host veteran healing roundtable

Wreaths Across America Radio will hold the first in a series of four roundtable discussions focused on veteran healing through sharing stories of resilience, purpose and success at 7 p.m. Eastern time Thursday, March 25.

Florence Music Fest is free this year, feature start of farmers' markets

The Florence Music Fest takes place Saturday, March 13, in Historic Main Street. The event is free and will feature country and classic rock.
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