Love Letter From Arizona Brews & Blends

By Kathryn M. Miller ~ It is February and love is in the air – but it’s a crafty, malty, hoppy, fruity, herby, spicy kind of affair, as the Valley celebrates all things beer, craft beverage and cocktail. Kicking off a month of festivities is the Brewers Bowl craft beer festival February 6. Hosted by Bad Water Brewing in Downtown Scottsdale, the event showcases the burgeoning craft beer scene in Arizona, featuring 15 local breweries competing for “Best of Show” (won by North Mountain Brewing Company last year), live … [Read More...]


The Horny Toad Celebrates 40 Years

Few restaurants and saloons survive to experience four decades in business. However, The Horny Toad continues to grow and thrive as it celebrates its longevity in Cave Creek. Glenn and Marian Price, who purchased The Horny Toad in 1976, had more than 25 years of experience as restaurant owners in Michigan. Today, son Jeff Price is managing partner along with the managing staff of Tom Price, Pam Hurst and Jim Leonard. The restaurant’s chef, Don Dantine, has been with The Horny Toad for more than 28 years, and … [Read More...]


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Art & Wine Lover’s Paradise

In 1993, Thunderbird Artists and the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce partnered to produce the first juried fine art event the town had ever seen. Fast forward to today and the Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival has officially become a “signature event” for the Town of Carefree, which returns this month. February 26-28, […]

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It’s Here!

Check out the 2016 Carefree Special Events Edition on page 25.


Eighth Annual Carefree Christmas Festival

This holiday season, residents are once again invited to escape to a southwest winter wonderland at the annual Carefree Christmas Festival. Now in its eighth year, this entirely free event offers merriment and entertainment, December 11-13, in the scenic Town of Carefree. All activities are centrally located in the Carefree Desert Gardens, 100 Easy Street, […]

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It’s Time To Go “Wild” In Cave Creek

One of the biggest and best western celebrations of the year is about to hit the Town of Cave Creek. Wild West Days Cave Creek, will celebrate its 12th year November 6-8 by welcoming more than 10,000 people to the heart of one of America’s most authentic western towns. With events throughout the historic Town […]

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Hidden in the Hills Artist Studio Tour & Sale

Forty-four working artists, along with their guest artists, will open their home studios for the Sonoran Arts League’s 19th Annual Hidden in the Hills Artist Studio Tour & Sale November 20–22 and November 27–29. Between the hours of 10am and 5pm, attendees can visit open studios and purchase original artwork in this free self-guided tour […]


Buy Fresh – Buy Local

By Kathryn M. Miller ~ Many seasonal farmers markets are now open and year-round markets are bringing the best that fall has to offer. Residents can get their fix of fresh fruits and veggies, naturally raised meats and cheeses, specialty breads and baked goods as well as crafts and other products created by local artisans. […]

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