Artists of the Superstitions and members of the San Tan Artists Guild join to announce a Spring Fine Art Show to be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, March 26, in the Towne Hall at Gold Canyon Golf Resort, 6100 Kings Ranch Road, off U.S. Highway 60. Look for the huge new building to the right […]
From left are Kristen Baker, Margo DeJaynes, Alissa Baker and Barb Baker at the Arizona Renaissance Festival, 12601 E. U.S. Highway 60, east of Apache Junction on U.S. Highway 60, just past Gold Canyon Golf Resort. Ms. DeJaynes won Arizona Renaissance Festival from an Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent raffle drawing at the newspaper’s Lost Dutchman […]
When John and Sandra Howell divorced in 1991, they decided Mrs. Howell would get half of her ex-husband’s Air Force pension. That lasted until 2005, when Mr. Howell gave up a cut of his retirement to qualify for disability pay, costing Mrs. Howell a significant portion of her monthly income in the process and leading […]
Arizona bridges are among the most structurally sound in the nation, according to a recent national ranking that said just 2.6 percent of the state’s 8,154 bridges were structurally deficient in 2016. The report last month by the American Road and Transport Builders Association said that was an improvement for the state from the 3.1 […]
The MountainBrook Village Voices Choir of more than 70 members will perform its 23rd annual spring concert 7 p.m. March 10-11. The concert will be held on the Superstition Center Stage in MountainBrook Village on Mountainbrook Drive about three blocks north of U.S. Highway 60, across the street from the golf course club house. The […]
The Superstition Fire and Medical District on Jan. 20 hosted active-shooter -response training exercises at its Regional Training Center, 3700 E. 16th Ave. in Apache Junction. SFMD firefighters, along with the Apache Junction Police Department, Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Public Safety and staff from Mountain Vista Medical Center worked for more than eight […]
Some of the team-roping competitions for the 2017 Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo were held Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Apache Junction Rodeo Grounds, Tomahawk Road and Superstition Boulevard. Learn more about the rodeo and associated events at http://apachejunctionindependent.com/sports/2017-lost-dutchman-days-guide/.
WASHINGTON – Transportation Security Administration officers at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport have confiscated at least 13 guns since the first of the year, most of them loaded, at security checkpoints. That puts Sky Harbor on pace to match or surpass the 101 seizures last year, when the airport ranked fourth in the nation […]
The 16th annual Lost Dutchman Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 8K Trail Run and 2 Mile Fun Run return to Apache Junction and Gold Canyon on Sunday, Feb. 19. Runners are welcome to participate in the 26.2-mile marathon, while walkers and runners may register for the shorter distances. All proceeds from the nonprofit Lost Dutchman events […]
Start planning for a romantic pre-Valentine’s Day date. We suggest a hand-in-hand walk with your sweetie through the inspiring gardens of Boyce Thompson Arboretum, followed by a relaxed, easy-listening Saturday-after-lunch concert by Apache Junction singer-songwriter Mark Fogelson, a popular humorist when he’s living here in Apache Junction during the winter months.
The arboretum is on U.S. Highway 60 about 30 miles east of Apache Junction. The website is cals.arizona.edu/bta.
Arboretum guided tours are 11 a.m. daily and on Feb. 11, if the weather’s not rainy or excessively windy or cold, Minnesota-Arizona humorist Mr. Fogelson will share a 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday concert inspired by the weekend l’amour. Note that if weather forecasters predicts a high probability of rain or excessive cold, this outdoor gig will be moved to Sunday when it can proceed indoors in the arboretum’s Smith Building lecture room.
Mr. Fogelson is a traveling troubadour with an extensive catalog of originals, which he’s mining for love songs when he plays here.
“I’d love to sing love songs and songs that I just love to sing,” said Mr. Fogelson, offering a sneak preview of a set list that could range from “Dollar Store Romance,” “I Remember my first dance,” “Old Love,” “Hope Springs Eternal” and “She Was So Beautiful.”
Got lunch? Carry cash if you like posole. Chef Eric and Terri of Tall Order Catering will sell the hearty, green-chile-infused Mexican stew for $4 a bowl during the lunch hour until supplies run out. And if you’re in the market for a unique item of Grand Canyon State bling for your sweetie, check out the Arizona stones set in copper and other native metals sold by San Tan Valley jewelers Barb and Adi Pohan from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the arboretum visitor center lobby. Confirm weekend nature walks and other details at cals.arizona.edu/bta.
Editor’s note: Mr. Wolterbeek is an employee of the arboretum.