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Saturday, December 3, 2022

MerryCopa at Copper Sky grows to 2 days starting with tree lighting tonight

The season of eggnog and fruitcakes is upon us. The annual MerryCopa Holiday Festival ushers in the season in the city with festivities expanded...

Light parade, carnival, rodeo, concerts highlight annual Ak-Chin Masik Tas

The annual Ak-Chin Masik Tas, or “birthday” celebration of the Ak-Chin Indian Community, opens Dec. 4 and runs through Dec. 18 at venues around...

Michael J. Kramarczyk Sr., 77

With deep sorrow we announce the passing of Michael J. Kramarczyk Sr., 77, of Maricopa, on Nov. 25, 2022. This devoted husband, father and...

UofA offers free, CDC recognized diabetes-prevention program

Research shows you can prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes by eating healthy, losing weight and being more active. A University of Arizona program has...

Arizona’s favorite Thanksgiving sides: Do your taste buds and traditions agree?

With less than two weeks until Thanksgiving Day, the age-old debate is revived: What are the best companions to that coveted T-Day turkey? We have...

Relay for Life draws survivors, families, supporters to battle breast cancer

08One in eight women in the U.S. and 2.3 million worldwide are diagnosed with breast cancer every year, according to the American Cancer Society. In...

Beautiful conditions greet church’s annual services, day in the park

On a picture-perfect afternoon Sunday, dozens came out to Copper Sky Regional Park for Calvary Chapel Maricopa's annual Church in the Park. Following a service...

Maricopa church plans a day at the park to enjoy fellowship in fall weather

The summer heat has broken, and Calvary Chapel Maricopa is moving outdoors for a Sunday to enjoy it. The ministry’s annual Church in the Park...

Halloween 2022 frightful across city

It's November, and that's a good thing if you scare easily. The ghosts, pumpkins and headstones that popped up in yards across Maricopa for Halloween...
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City’s Relay for Life faces uncertain future in fight vs. breast cancer

One in eight women in the U.S. and 2.3 million worldwide are diagnosed with breast cancer every year, according to the American Cancer Society. In...

Living Word ministry strives to be beacon of prayer in Oct. 30 debut

When a new ministry debuts Sunday evening, the pastor delivering a message of hope to the downtrodden will have heightened credibility. He has been there,...
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American Legion Spooktacular Car Show set Sunday at Veterans Center

Do you enjoy viewing unique cars? There will be 10 categories of vehicles on display Sunday, Oct. 30, as American Legion Post 133 and Sons...

Tractor Supply coming to Maricopa

Tractor Supply, the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, has taken initial steps to come to Maricopa, a city official confirmed Tuesday...

Poll: Rising food prices impacting Maricopans

Inflation has been rising during the past several months, putting a dent in the budgets of Maricopans. In addition to spiking gas prices, the...

Maricopa Museum and Visitor Center at Heritage Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Years of work by the City of Maricopa and the Maricopa Historically Society, are soon to culminate in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the...

Food prices up nearly 15.6% since January 2021

The cost of food has risen by 15.6% since January 2021, according to data released this week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In January...
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Surf park will use water — but not as much as you think

The proposed PHX Surf Park will be a tourist attraction, economic development engine and attention-getter for Maricopa. With two 5-acre surf lagoons, a lazy river,...

Fire Prevention Week: Home-escape plan may save your life

You’re relaxing at home. Suddenly, you notice smoke billowing. Usually, it’s from the kitchen. By the time you see it, you might have only...
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Options for senior housing, care

When it comes to decisions regarding housing at the time of retirement, most everyone is simply trying to decide where they want to live....
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City celebrates fall with Saturday’s Salsa Night Market 

With summer finally over (at least according to the calendar), Maricopa celebrates the arrival of fall with its annual Salsa Night Market 6-10 p.m....

Hispanic Heritage Month proclamation read at City Council meeting this week

Gov. Doug Ducey’s director of documents, Naya Carson, read and presented the Maricopa City Council a proclamation declaring Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 Hispanic...

Central Arizona College Now Accepting Applications for New LPN to RN Bridge Program

By Angela Askey, Executive Director Public Relations and Marketing Central Arizona College is now accepting applications for the new Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to Registered...

Labor Day celebrates workers, summer’s end

Labor Day, designed to appease workers in the 19th century, serves as the unofficial end to summer and gives recognition to the contributions of...

Boy, 1, hospitalized after being found in pool

At about 5:30 p.m., Friday, Maricopa’s police and fire departments responded after a 1-year-old boy was found in a swimming pool. The boy's mother performed...
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Phelps: The pandemic’s emotional toll

School is in session and, hopefully, a routine has been established and the children are adjusting well. But there may be concerns that loom...

September is Suicide Prevention Month — and perfect time to learn signs, symptoms

Every 11 minutes, a person dies by suicide. In 2020, 45,979 individuals took their own life. Almost as many people who live in the...

6 reasons to plan your own funeral

How do you want to be remembered? It’s an important decision. Preplanning your funeral now, before the need arises, puts you in charge of...
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Today is Fentanyl Awareness & Prevention Day

Today marks the inaugural Fentanyl Awareness & Prevention Day in Maricopa and around the country, and City Council issued a proclamation  to raise awareness...
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CAC gets funding to assist veterans, spouses, dependents

Support Education and Employment for Vets recently provided $7,600 to Central Arizona College for the Stars and Stripes Scholarship. The scholarship is designed to assist...

DIM and why you need it

Even though you know a healthy diet should include lots of fruits and vegetables, are you getting enough of them? Even with the best intentions,...