Christine Colley: Oktoberfest inspiration for 13 years

By Barb Charzuk The Colley name is synonymous with Fountain Hills’ Oktoberfest. Over a period of 12 years, Christine Colley, president of Fountain Events  Inc., raised more than $100,000 for the non-for-profit organization to raise funds for her adopted hometown charities. After a two-year absence, Oktoberfest returns for the 13th time Friday and Saturday, Sept.…

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Authentic German band returns to entertain Oktoberfest celebrants

By Barb Charzuk After a year’s absence because Covid 19 restrictions prevented the four-piece band from leaving Germany and traveling to Fountain Hills,  Die Echten Waldbaum returns to Oktoberfest to entertain from 5 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24 and 25, in Fountain Park.      Band leader Martin Moser said the musicians used…

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River of Time Museum & Library Collecting Memories

The L. Alan Cruikshank River of Time Museum and Maricopa County Library Fountain Hills arecontinuing a partnership temporarily abandoned when COVID hit in 2020 to collect memories ofFountain Hills and Verde residents who have lived in the area for thirty, or more years.Mayor Ginny Dickey, along with her three sisters kicked off the re-launch of…

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FORT MCDOWELL YAVAPAI NATION SIGNS NEW TRIBAL GAMING COMPACTS

FORT McDOWELL, Ariz. – April 16, 2021 – The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation is pleased to announce the signing of both the new Tribal State Gaming Compacts along with the legislative changes required to enact them. Fort McDowell, in conjunction with their sister tribes, has worked for years in good faith negotiations toward a modernized Compact with the…

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River of Time Museum Releases Renovation Plans

The L. Alan Cruikshank River of Time museum is remaining closed for now, but there’s a lothappening behind closed doors. Partnering with “Museum Pro’s” a Chandler based museum designfirm, the River of Time Board of Directors has approved accessing reserve funds to continue therenovation that began in the orientation room last summer.Completed thanks to a…

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AZ Department of Health to Hire 500 Employees By WEDNESDAY

The Arizona Department of Health is to hire 1,000 CSR’s to take inbound calls to schedule callers for COVID Vaccinations, and they are looking to hire them by Wednesday, January 27!  The other day, the State received 330,000 calls alone.  There are 6 phases to roll out vaccinations to those interested.  The State is only in…

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Federal COVID-19 Relief Package Overview

With the recent passage of a new bipartisan stimulus bill, Congress has authorized additional provisions for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL) administrated by the Small Business Administration. The bill also authorizes dedicated funding for arts venues.  We wanted to make sure our Fountain Hills businesses are aware…

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Monday Member Spotlight

In spite of a national pandemic and a museum shutdown, the River of Time Museum’s Holiday Mart 2020 was a success grossing over $8,000! This annual event is truly a volunteer run fundraiser. Kudos to Jane and Dave Wingert who coordinated the entire effort from mid-summer donation pickups to pricing countless treasures. These two worked…

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