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Phoenix Zoo’s annual 5K run set for Jan. 21

Phoenix Zoo’s annual 5K run set for Jan. 21

"Your participation in our Zoo Move & Groove 5K not only supports our local conservation efforts, but also helps care for the thousands of animals who call the zoo home," said Linda Hardwick, vice president of marketing, communications and events at the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/Phoenix Zoo.
Friend of the Week: Friendly Frankie is handsome, sweet, well trained

Friend of the Week: Friendly Frankie is handsome, sweet, well trained

Frankie is house trained and will do best in a home where he has a yard to use for potty breaks. He is neutered, licensed, microchipped and current on vaccinations. His adoption fee is $250. 
Queen Creek Police Department launches K-9 unit

Queen Creek Police Department launches K-9 unit

This K-9 unit includes two German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois mixed breed dogs and their handlers: Obi works with officer Deanna Kuhn and Jack works with officer Ryan Grossman. Both specialty trained police canines are now working in the Queen Creek community for search and detection operations or tasks. Jack is being trained in narcotics detection and Obi is trained in explosives detection.
Mici Italian restaurant opens in Queen Creek

Mici Italian restaurant opens in Queen Creek

“We’re really excited about Queen Creek – from the family-oriented community to the town’s thriving energy, this suburb of Phoenix is the perfect fit for Mici fans of any age,” said Lucas Farnham, Mici’s Arizona franchisee. “The Miceli family’s scratch pizza and pasta recipes and our fast-casual style of service will be a great addition to the growing community here.”
Queen Creek science teacher recognized with Equity in STEAM Initiative grant

Queen Creek science teacher recognized with Equity in STEAM Initiative grant

“I am hoping to encourage girls to pursue careers as scientists, engineers, robotics and more," said Robin Flyte, a science teacher at Casteel High School in Queen Creek, who is being awarded $2,500 for advancing representation. "The Equity in STEAM grant will help prepare our students for a bright future after high school.”
World No. 1 Rory McIlroy officially joins field for 2023 WM Phoenix Open

World No. 1 Rory McIlroy officially joins field for 2023 WM Phoenix Open

Career includes four major victories, 23 PGA TOUR wins, 8 international titles
Scottsdale casting director talks talent on heels of holiday movie season

Scottsdale casting director talks talent on heels of holiday movie season

As a casting director and owner of Good Faith Casting, Bella Hibbs works with production companies to find the right actors for film, TV and commercials.
Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council announces 2023 cookie season underway

Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council announces 2023 cookie season underway

Local council extending season to seven weeks for first time ever, now through March 5
ADOT: Eastbound US 60 closed evening of Jan. 17 between Loop 101, Mesa Drive

ADOT: Eastbound US 60 closed evening of Jan. 17 between Loop 101, Mesa Drive

Lane striping work scheduled as part of pavement improvement project
Art of the Cowgirl gathering in Queen Creek Jan.18-22 to celebrate female Western culture, lifestyle

Art of the Cowgirl gathering in Queen Creek Jan.18-22 to celebrate female Western culture, lifestyle

Event to feature workshops, artists, trade show, All Women’s Ranch Rodeo, breakaway roping competition and more