Summer reading program begins May 28 in Apache Junction

The Apache Junction Public Library is set to kick off its 2019 all-ages summer reading program — “A Universe of Stories.” Sign up for the program beginning May 28 at apachejunctionlibrary.azsummerreading.org. Read and log 1,000 minutes by July 6 to pick a free book at the Scholastic Book Fair from July 8-13. Free weekly prizes will […]

Summer open gym offered May 28-July 19 in Apache Junction

Apache Junction Parks and Recreation is again holding its summer open gym program.   Children can participate in arts and crafts, sports, board-game tournaments, fitness games and more. The Apache Junction Multi-generational Center, 1035 N. Idaho Road, and Cactus Canyon Junior High School, 801 W. Southern Ave., sites offer a wide variety of structured activities and […]

Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center announces summer slate

Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center, 1091 W. Southern Ave., is getting ready to open for the 2019 season. The pool officially opens to the public Saturday, May 25 with new open swim hours from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The fee is $1.50 for youth and $2.50 for adults. Pool passes are at a discounted price […]

2 men regularly walk 2 miles of Old West Highway

Each morning for the past two years, Al Douvier, 89, and Steve Boggs, 68, have been walking the same 2-mile route from their homes at Superstition Mobile Ranch down to Fry’s and back home via the Old West Highway. They have become The Old West Highway’s unofficial ambassadors of goodwill and healthy living, according to […]

Bull rider Logan Reichwald competing at Nationals in June in South Dakota, sets fundraiser

Logan Reichwald of Apache Junction competed at the Arizona State Finals in May in Sonoita for the Arizona Jr./High School Rodeo Association. “He went into the weekend sitting No. 3 with 54.5 points. He was sitting in third place and was 57.5 points behind first place,” his mother, Stacie Reichwald, said in a release. “Logan […]

Paws and Claws Care Center receives check for $9,500

Gold Canyon resident Curtis Fonger presented a check Thursday, May 16 to the Apache Junction Paws and Claws Care Center in the amount of $9,500 in memory of Marta St. James, also of Gold Canyon. Mr. Fonger presented the check to City Councilmember Christa Rizzi, Danielle Reynolds, of Friends of Apache Junction, Center Supervisor Lori […]

Apache Junction-opoly hits shelves at AJ Walmart

Apache Junction-opoly, which was released in April 2019, is being sold exclusively at the Apache Junction Walmart, showcasing landmarks across the city. The game is on sale for $19.98 and the store manager of the Walmart at 2555 W. Apache Trail is monitoring sales in case the store needs to order more. The Apache Junction-opoly […]

Lynn Nemeth hired as Boyce Thompson Arboretum executive director

The Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum board announces Lynne Nemeth has been named executive director effective July 1. Ms. Nemeth brings more than 25 years of experience to the position, coming to BTA after six years as director of The Arboretum at Flagstaff. Prior to her time there she served as director of the Howard County […]

Superstition Mountain Museum seeks volunteers for summer

The Superstition Mountain Museum, 4087 N. Apache Trail in Apache Junction, is seeking people to volunteer at the museum. As museum attendance increases each year, more people are needed in many capacities, particularly in the summer when volunteers are in short supply because many have headed north for the summer and local residents are taking […]

AJ Mounted Rangers receive $220 donation

The Apache Junction Mounted Rangers were at the Mesa Market Saturday, May 4 to get a donation of $222 from the USA Crew Inc., which Joan Wells organized. Scott Sargent started the program five years ago and recently died. His brothers are continuing his passion to donate to veterans, the homeless and deserving non profits. […]