Apache Junction Mounted Rangers choose 5 essay winners for free riding lessons

The Apache Junction Mounted Rangers recently chose five essay winners who will receive free weekly horsemanship lessons for four months. The essay winners are Jesse Gentry, Zachary Wheadon, Taylor Crichton, Kahlyn Gerstner and Aneatta Cummings. All lessons will be funded by the Apache Junction Mounted Rangers. All equipment will be furnished, including horses, during the […]

Pfc. Gabriel Carranza graduates from USMC boot camp, infantry training

U.S. Marine Pfc. Gabriel J. Carranza, the son of Javier and Joalyce Carranza of Apache Junction, graduated from boot camp training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, and infantry training at Camp Pendleton, California. He is a 2018 homeschool graduate and graduated athlete at Apache Junction High School, according to a release. The Marine […]

Apache Junction native supports Navy’s nuclear deterrence

A 2010 Apache Junction High School graduate and Apache Junction native in the U.S. Navy supports the nation’s nuclear deterrence mission, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.  Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Ballow is a naval aircrewmen (avionics) serving with Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 7, a versatile command using a myriad of tools to execute […]

Meet Your Neighbor: Jocelyn Saccuci heads up Arizona Light Rail Angel Program charity

Name: Jocelyn Saccuci Age: Old enough Town/neighborhood: Apache Junction / Royal Palm area When and why I moved here: My fiancé and I moved here in June of 2019. We both grew up in country settings and the openness of Apache Junction was just the right balance of what we were looking for. What I […]

Ashley HomeStore donates 200 twin beds to Save the Family charity

Ashley Furniture HomeStore’s Hope to Dream program recently donated 200 twin mattresses with frames, sheet sets and pillows for the children in Save the Family Foundation of Arizona’s programs. “This generous donation will provide beds to hundreds of children who have experienced homelessness in recent months and are now housed in Save the Family’s housing […]

House of Refuge receives grant from Thunderbirds Charities

House of Refuge has received a $25,000 grant from Thunderbirds Charities, the charitable arm of the Thunderbirds, to benefit its “Adopt a Home” program. It is one of many grants that Thunderbirds Charities will award from monies raised through the Waste Management Phoenix Open, presented by Ak-Chin community, according to a release. The “Adopt a […]

Essay contest for free riding lessons offered by Apache Junction Mounted Rangers

The Apache Junction Mounted Rangers are looking for five youths who are interested in horsemanship. “These youngsters will be provided with weekly lessons for four months. All lessons will be funded by the Apache Junction Mounted Rangers,” according to a release. Those interested need to be in fourth through 12th grades and live within the […]

Panda Cares Foundation donates $20K to Boys and Girls Club of East Valley

For 20 years, Panda Cares, the philanthropic arm of  Panda Restaurant Group, has empowered underserved children to learn, lead and thrive for better lives. On July 18 the foundation donated $20,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of East Valley in Tempe to celebrate its 20th anniversary of inspiring better lives, according to a release. […]

Vendors sought for Sept. 7 Patriot Day event at Superstition Harley-Davidson

A volunteer for a Patriot Day event Sept. 7 in Apache Junction for military veterans, first responders and community support organizations is looking for vendors. “We are in the first steps of working with Superstition Harley-Davidson to put on an event to recognize and celebrate Patriot Day 2019 (Sept 11). The event will be held […]

Superstition Harley-Davidson, H.O.G. chapter volunteers serve meals at Genesis Project

Members of Superstition Harley-Davidson, 2910 W. Apache Trail in Apache Junction, and of the Superstition Harley Owners Group Chapter volunteered July 6 at the Genesis Project. “We helped the Genesis Project serve hot meals to the helpless and homeless,” George Pederson, a member of Superstition H.O.G. Chapter in Apache Junction, said in a release. “We […]