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Play Ball! Spring Training Is Back In The Valley


By Kathryn M. Miller ~ Scottsdale and six other Arizona cities are once again ready to play ball as Cactus League Spring Training season returns to the Valley. During the month of March, the World Champion San Francisco Giants will take the mound at Scottsdale Stadium (www.scottsdaleaz.gov/stadium), in the heart of downtown. Just down the […]

Jeff Kennedy (on the left), the longest running sponsor of Cave Creek Fiesta Days Rodeo (CCFDR), with Karl Stressman (tipping his hat), the PRCA Commissioner and 2015 CCFDR Parade Grand Marshal. Photo by Ric Andersen

Fiesta Days Returns With March 21 Kick-Off Weekend


The annual Cave Creek Fiesta Days Rodeo (CCFDR) will once again draw top-ranking male and female pro rodeo contestants, March 26-29, but this year, the festivities will include two weekends of family-friendly rodeo excitement, beginning on March 21. Presented by the Sanderson Ford and produced by the Cave Creek Pro Rodeo Committee, Fiesta Days kick […]

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Jewelry by Jenny Christiansen, Bozeman, Montana. Photo by Jesse Tallman

45th Scottsdale Arts Festival


Long recognized as one of the top arts fairs in America, the Scottsdale Arts Festival is a weekend-long celebration of the visual, performing and culinary arts. The event, held outdoors at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, features 175 jury-selected artists from throughout the United States and Canada, continuous live music and entertainment on two […]

Chamber Celebrates 50 Years


The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce will reach a major milestone this month – 50 years of serving area businesses and residents. “In order to look forward and chart a course for our future, I think we need to reflect on our past,” says Jennifer McGirr, National Bank of Arizona and Chamber board president. […]

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David Schwan Resigns As Mayor of Carefree


After 12 years of serving the Town of Carefree, David Schwan resigned as mayor, effective 12pm, February 4. The resignation comes on the heels of his receiving a diagnosis of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). “At present I am having increasing difficulty in fulfilling the duties and obligations of the Office of Mayor,” Schwan wrote in […]

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Indulge The Senses With Chocolate & Art


Savor the romance of Valentine’s Day weekend at the Fourth Annual Carefree Festival of Fine Chocolate and Fine Art. The four-day festival runs February 12-15, at 101 Easy Street, in the Carefree Desert Gardens. This free event begins on Thursday from 12-5pm and continues Friday through Sunday, 10am-5pm. Attendees will feast their eyes on over […]

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Back For Another Round: Arizona Cocktail Week


Arizona’s statewide salute to cocktails and cocktail culture is back for another round as the fourth annual Arizona Cocktail Week (AZCW) returns February 14-21. The 2015 AZCW has a bigger and better line up including the Last Slinger Standing competition and even more pop-up bars at the Top Bars of America event. A highlight is […]

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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 […]

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