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Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JFCS) is seeking corporate and individual sponsors and monetary donations for its annual Adopt-A-Family holiday program, which provides families and teens in Maricopa County with holiday gifts for both Hanukkah and Christmas. more
Not too long ago, Casey and Valerie Moore were starting their own business. Now Casey Moore is fighting for his life as he awaits a kidney transplant. “At the end of December of 2019, I … more
Nancy Haggerty has lived through some tough times to get to a point where life is good for her. She is the founder of Nancy’s Closet, an extension of Marketplace Matters ministry, whose goal is … more
Monthly classes for individuals with disabilities to learn and practice independent living skills are scheduled from 10 am. to noon on the third Tuesday of each month. more
With many students disliking math, chances are their math teachers are not their favorite faculty members. But that’s not the case with Merly Raymond, an algebra teacher at Heritage Academy … more
After working as a physician leader in both inpatient and outpatient medicine in South Dakota, Dr. Scott Finkbeiner brought his vision of health care to Arizona. In 2014, he started an … more

Steven C. Cain may have retired from the military, but he continues to serve his fellow veterans and the Queen Creek community in any way he can. Cain is the commander of the Duane Ellsworth … more
Since the time he was a child growing up in a small New Jersey town near the Jersey shore, Dr. Robert Porter always wanted to be a physician. He worked hard to make his dream come true. Fulfilling … more
The last player picked in the NFL draft is known as “Mr. Irrelevant.” It’s not the most complimentary of names, but Queen Creek resident Brock Purdy doesn’t mind. He’s … more
Queen Creek is on track to have its first veterans memorial by November 2023. Recently, the town council approved letting the Queen Creek Veterans Memorial Foundation build the memorial on a … more
It’s not hyperbole to say that Steve Sossaman is one of the founding fathers of Queen Creek. With a group of other area leaders, particularly Mark Schnepf of Schnepf Farms, Sossaman helped … more
Calling John Rowan a popular teacher is an understatement. About 100 of his students at American Leadership Academy Queen Creek High School at nominated him as a Hometown Hero. The mother of one … more
This month’s Hometown Hero is Eric Ehmann, community pastor for the Central Christian Church in Queen Creek. For Ehmann, who began at Central Christian Church in 2016, church is more than a … more

You would be hard-pressed to find a better cheerleader for Queen Creek than Thomas Jambor. Jambor has lived in the area even before it became Queen Creek. He looks back on those early years … more
Recovering from a stroke has opened a whole new world for Ryan Calvert. As part of his rehabilitation, Calvert began volunteering at the Queen Creek Botanical Gardens, a local … more
The worldview of a typical young adult, some parents might say, is simultaneously expansive and very much centered on one’s individual goals, aspirations — and social calendar. But for … more
Since his formidable years Queen Creek resident Jerome J. Ralston knew he wanted to be in business for himself. “I told my mom that I was going to be a businessman and she just … more
In the 21st century, a part of modern America, everyone despite public perceptions around color, creed, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation, deserves an advocate and a safe place to go. Based … more
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