Among other programs established this year at
Desert Mission is a garden, assembled and planted
by the Boys Team Charity North Valley Chapter.

Desert Mission: Meeting Basic Needs – Providing Respect & Dignity

By Kathryn M. Miller ~ On a weekday morning, just before Thanksgiving, dozens of Valley residents are lined up outside of the John C. Lincoln Desert Mission Food Bank and Fourth Street Market. A couple dozen more individuals fill the office and market space, as the staff and volunteers assist them. The heavy traffic is […]

Executive Director Pam DiPietro (left) and just two of the 400 plus volunteers that keep Foothills Food Bank running smoothly

Foothills Food Bank: A Precious Commodity

By Kathryn M. Miller ~ Smiling faces and bustling rooms full of employees and volunteers who clearly love what they do, all moving with purpose – this is the first impression upon walking in to Cave Creek’s Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center. Established in 1988, the organization serves a growing number of families in […]



Seventh Annual Carefree Christmas Festival

Downtown Carefree transforms into a Winter Wonderland December 12-14 A three-day, two-night celebration with real snow, an electric light parade and a fireworks extravaganza, welcomes in the holidays at the seventh annual Carefree Christmas Festival, December 12-14. The tiny town of Carefree, located just north of the Scottsdale and most famously known for its over-sized […]


Visitors Bureau Launches Holiday Campaign

The Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau launched the third year of its holiday campaign, an effort to increase hotel occupancy from November 21 through January 9, a need-time period for the local tourism industry. This year, the campaign is targeted at adults 35-54 years old from target markets who may not have traditional holiday plans […]

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Special Section: 2014 Wild West Days

The Town of Cave Creek and the Cave Creek Merchants & Events Association presents the premiere destination event celebrating the town’s grand western heritage, October 29 – November 2. Wild West Days will offer western family entertainment for residents and visitors alike. The 11th Annual Wild West Days section begins on page 27. Visit


Horses & Horsepower – Recreation & Revelry

The Fourth Annual Scottsdale Bentley Polo Championship: Horses & Horsepower will take place October 25-26 at WestWorld of Scottsdale, with an expanded event schedule and an amped-up polo lineup including the sport’s top players and more vendors, more sponsors, the 2014 Arizona Porsche Concours d’Elegance car show, the First Annual Canine Couture, Horse Chip Bingo […]

Kiwanis Concert Series

Kiwanis Concert Series

Kiwanis Club of Carefree kicks off its premiere Kiwanis Concert Series season October 25-26 with “Sinatra & Friends” starring Robbie Howard. Las Vegas headliner Robbie Howard as Frank Sinatra delivers the music, comedy and memories of the Rat Pack with all the smoothness of “Old Blue Eyes” himself. The concert series will support the Kiwanis’ […]

Save The Date: Fine Art & Wine Festival

Thunderbird Artists kicks off its 2014-15 festival season with the 21st Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival, October 31 – November 2. The festival features more than 165 juried fine artists, gourmet food, delectable chocolates, robust wine and live musical entertainment from Elijah Bossenbroek, Keith Johnson and Jason Michael Tracy, all in the heart […]

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