Flower bouquets offered by Mia bella Cupcakes

Yolanda Smith of Mia Bella Cupcakes with one of her custom cupcake floral bouquets called the “Topiary Bouquet.”

Yolanda Smith of Mia Bella Cupcakes walks into a room with what appears to be a beautiful bouquet of flowers.

she sets it on a table and people start eating them you know something is different about this bouquet.

The unique gift product is culinary art. The flowers are cupcakes and Yolanda has sculpted the frosting so they resemble roses.

She attaches them to wooden stems and places about 40 in a vase and the illu­sion of a flower bouquet is complete.

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Florence Sex Offender Alert -

Gregg Anthony Sandoval


Gregg Anthony Sandoval

1997 Convictions for continuous sexual abuse of a child and lewd and lascivious acts with a child.  Victim was an eleven year old male known to the offender.

Residence: 5567 E Haven Ave Florence, AZ 85143

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Fry’s Food Stores to Hire Employees Across Arizona

Fry’s Food Stores will be hiring nearly 1,080 permanent and part-time employees for a variety of positions, which includes:

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Friends of the San Tan Mountain Regional Park oppose development of Box Canyon which borders the west side of San Tan Mountain Regional Park.

Arline Studley, President of Friends of San Tan Mountain Regional Park speaks December 5th at the Queen Creek Town Council meeting

The beauty and serenity of San Tan Mountain Regional Park is at stake. The Friends of the San Tan Mountain Regional Park are asking the local community to voice your opposition to the development of the west side that borders San Tan Mountain Regional Park at the Queen Creek Town Council meeting December 19th.

In a Staff Report (GPA12-047) dated November 5th there is an amendment to the General Plan of Queen Creek to develop the west side of San Tan Mountain Regional Park (known as Box Canyon). The map on page 10 indicates that the location of a Master Planned Community and the location of the Hotel/Resort. The Master Planned Community is designed for what is known as very low density, or 0-1.0 dwellings per acre. One of the proposed changes is to increase the density cap to 1.8 dwellings per acre, which can be amended again by the Town Council in the future if need be.

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FREE Thanksgiving Dinner

Central Christian Church’s Queen Creek campus and Canyon State Academy are excited once again to bring their annual community Thanksgiving dinner to the Queen Creek area.

This event will take place on Saturday, November 17th from 3-5 pm at Canyon State Academy located at 20061 East Rittenhouse Road.

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Free Support Group for Diabetics in San Tan Valley

The Pinal County Public Health Services District is pleased to announce the formation of a Diabetes Support Group for residents living in the San Tan Valley area.

“We have had a lot of requests from residents in San Tan Valley to begin a support group,” said Mary Gonzales, Coordinator for the Diabetes Prevention and Education program.  “We are hoping that people will take advantage of this free program and learn more about diabetes and how to cope with the disease.”

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San Tan Valley partners CENTRAL ARIZONA SOLID WASTE & ALLIED WASTE SERVICES /Republic are bringing FREE CURBSIDE RECYCLING to HOA communities in the STV area.  We provide weekly pick up of your trash and recyclable  items!

Paper / cardboard, plastic, aluminum / metal & glass items can and should be recycled into other products.  Did you know that the average household can recycle over 50% of the trash?

Why is recycling important? Each year more than 200 billion beverage cans and bottles are land-filled, littered or incinerated in the U.S.!  

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Free in-home support begins for families in Pinal County

Parents seeking help in raising their children have a new agency to head to in Pinal County. Arizona’s Children Association has started a new Parents as Teachers program out of an office in Apache Junction at 1075 S. Idaho Road Suite 106.

“It’s been around for 27 years; Parents as Teachers came out of Missouri. All kinds of proof that it works,” Shelley Tellez, program supervisor, said Oct. 13 in a phone inter­view. “Evidence shows the children in the program score high in Kindergarten readi­ness tests and standardized tests in reading, math and language in elementary school.”

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Free home drug test kits to help kids say ‘No’

The San Tan Valley Substance Abuse Coalition, in partnership with notMYKid, Rural/Metro, PCSO and Pan de Vida, will be distributing FREE drug kits to the San Tan Valley community on Friday, April 19th from 9am-5pm at the Walmart off of Hunt Hwy and Gary Road in an attempt to battle the national 420 event.

On April 20 (420), also known as “National Get High Day,” many kids around the world will try marijuana and other substances for the first time and parents need to understand the profound risks.

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Are you doing everything possible to protect your children?

Car seats save lives – but they have to be used correctly.  Too many times these days we hear about kids hurt in car crashes or thrown from a car because the seat wasn’t installed properly or the child wasn’t sitting in a car seat at all.

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Free Diabetes Education Program Tackles Eating During the Holidays

The holidays can difficult for people living with diabetes.  The food, snacks and desserts seem to be everywhere from the workplace to friends’ homes.

The Pinal County Public Health District’s Diabetes Education program is hosting free group classes for diabetics.  The groups meet once a month and feature an educational topic, a question and answer session along with free healthy snacks.

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Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Opens in San Tan Valley

The wait is over for premium, cooked-to-order steakburgers and rich, creamy frozen custard as Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers opens its doors today in the Skyline Marketplace at Gary Road and Hunt Hwy. Freddy’s San Tan Valley marks the first for Pinal County, the 12th store for Arizona and the 102nd store in the US.

“It’s a privilege to open in Arizona’s newest community,” said franchise operator Craig Newman. “The residents of San Tan Valley have been very welcoming and we look forward to serving our guests a menu that is second-to-none. Pinal County deserves an establishment with exceptional hospitality, industry-leading standards in cleanliness, and dedication to the community; that’s exactly what we plan to provide.”

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Hollywood comes to San Tan Valley

Coming soon to San Tan Valley, the filming of a wonderful family movie, A Horse for Summer, produced and directed by Nancy Criss and Nandar Entertainment.

San Tan Valley’s very own Nicole Criss, an 8th grade student at Combs Middle School, will star with award-winning actor, Dean Cain, who plays her father.  The film is loaded with additional film stars including Oscar nominated actor’s Eric Roberts and Sally Kirkland.  

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Holiday Season Ideal Time for Bird-Watching

With the holiday season just around the corner, friends and family will be spending more time together. Some of this time may be spent outdoors enjoying the beautiful weather, exploring the state and maybe even encountering Arizona’s native wildlife. During this time of year, young birds that hatched this past spring are still learning their way around and can get themselves into trouble. 

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Holiday flight became tragedy in Superstition Mountains

Shawn Perry, a 39-year-old pilot and father, had planned to drive from Safford to Apache Junction to pick up his three children.

Russel Hardy, Perry's boss at a Safford-based aviation company, suggested a different plan, according to a relative -- it would be faster...

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Help Every Pet Find Paradise by Adopting at Petsmart Charities® National Adoption Weekend May 3-5

San Tan Valley Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting welcoming Arizona's Nightlife Entertainment to the community and the San Tan Valley Chamber of Commerce

The sound of waves crashing, the feeling of sand between your toes – with summer right around the corner, everyone wants a piece of paradise, and pets are no different. While taking an exotic vacation may not be part of your plans, you can give a pet a permanent place in paradise – no travel required – by adopting at PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend from May 4th from 12-4pm at your local PetSmart® store in Queen Creek at 1032 S. Ellsworth Loop Rd.

Sponsored by PetSmart, Purina® Pro Plan® and Tidy Cats® (MAXX Scoop® in Canada), National Adoption Weekend features more than 2,000 adoption partners on-site at all 1,278 PetSmart stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico to match you with your perfect relaxation buddy.

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Happy Thanksgiving San Tan Valley!

All of us here at http://www.SanTanValley.com would like to wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving.

SanTanValley.com has just reached it's 1 year anniversary and we are so thankful for all of the support that we have received from our community.

It is because of all of you that we continue to be the #1 Most Visited Website in San Tan Valley!


Please enjoy a little Thanksgiving history, courtesy of the History.com

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Grand Opening of Hoofbeats with Heart in San Tan Valley!

Hoofbeats with HeartToday, Saturday, April 2nd at 1pm, an amazing new facility called Hoofbeats with Heart, will be opening its doors.  Hoofbeats with Heart (HBwH) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that provides Equine Assisted Activities & Therapies for children and adults with physical and emotional challenges. The new facility is located at 43491 N Coyote Rd in San Tan Valley AZ 85140.

The Grand Opening Celebration will take place today, April 2nd, from 1pm-7pm.  The event will include local vendors, kids games, petting zoo and an AMAZING GUEST SPEAKER you don't want to miss!  You'll also be able to meet the staff, learn about volunteer opportunities and enjoy a great time out.  For a map to their location please click here.

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God Feet and FH Partner in Burundi to Battle Intestinal Worms Phx, Ariz.

San Tan Valley Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting for Mama Nina's Pizza & Wings

Since feet are the primary mode of transportation in developing countries, Food for the Hungry (FH) has partnered with Queen Creek based God Feet to supply nearly 800 pairs of flip flops to needy people in Burundi, Africa.

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FUSD Letter to Parents: Cullen Connely

The Florence Unified School District was notified of the loss of Poston Butte High School Sophomore, Cullen Connely on Saturday, May 23rd stemming from a hit and run, drunken driving accident on Friday, May 22nd.

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