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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FREE RECYCLING!

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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FREE HELP FOR PARENTS

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!

THANK YOU!

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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FUSD Bus accident at Quail Run and Bella Vista

San Tan Valley Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting welcoming Scrubs & More Boutique to the community and into the Chamber

There has been a bus accident at Quail Run and Bella Vista involving bus route #3 from Magma Ranch K-8.

The elderly female driver of the SUV involved in the accident, had to be extricated and is in serious condition at a Scottsdale hospital.  The accident happened around 4:10pm this afternoon.  The bus was carrying 42 4th, 5th and 6th grade students from Magma Ranch K-8 school and the school bus driver.

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Fundraiser for Andrew Ackert

Please join us at Sweetie Peaz, April 16th from 4-7 pm for a fundraising event for one of our own families in the San Tan Valley community.  The Ackert family was recently in a car accident and their 9 yr old son, Andrew Ackert, was paralyzed from the neck down.

Print this flyer and bring it 4/16/12 to donate 20% of your purchase to the Ackert family!

There will be a raffle to win a bike, as well as a $30 gift certificate to Sweetie Peaz!

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Local dance group advances on TV’s ‘America’s Got Talent’

The dance group Fresh Faces is made up of, from left, Brynn Rumfallo of San Tan Valley, Jenna Valenzuela of Queen Creek, Jaycee Wilkins of Queen Creek, Dylynn Jones of Chandler and Bostyn Brown of Queen Creek. The girls will compete on the national talent show “America’s Got Talent” Tuesday night on NBC-TV, during which viewers can vote for their favorite acts.

Young dancers from Queen Creek, San Tan Valley and Chandler will compete for a chance to win a $1 million prize on live national television July 23.

Fresh Faces, a dance group of five dancers ages 9-10, aced their audition on “America’s Got Talent” talent show in Los Angeles, which advanced them directly to the Las Vegas auditions, according to Mark Moffett of Queen Creek. Mr. Moffett’s daughter, Alexa Moffett, is the group’s choreographer.

“We’ve known for a long time but we couldn’t say anything until now,” Mr. Moffett said during a phone interview.

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Julie Nunley named Chief Executive Officer for Banner Ironwood Medical Center

Julie Nunley, CEO Banner Ironwood

Julie Nunley has been named chief executive officer of Banner Ironwood Medical Center at 37000 N. Gantzel Road in San Tan Valley, AZ.

She will assume her new duties on Monday, June 4.

Nunley replaces Deb Krmpotic, who is now CEO at Banner Estrella Medical Center in west Phoenix. 

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