grass planet

Investing In Planet Earth

Five ways to keep on the green side By Kathryn M. Miller ~ No matter which side of the climate change/global warming debate one falls on, it cannot be denied that planet Earth is home, and as any conscientious homeowner will tell you, upkeep and pride of ownership are key to maintaining value. Earth Day […]

Sonoran Stars

Celebrating Our Desert Landscape

The Desert Foothills Land Trust will celebrate 20 years and host its 2015 Sonoran Stars fundraising event at the new Desert Foothills event venue, which provides a lighted desert landscape, fabulous barn, outdoor dining and stage area and on-site valet parking. Located near Jomax and Scottsdale roads, behind McDonald’s Ranch, the venue provides the luxurious comfort Sonoran […]


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Six Days Of Food, Wine & Fun

37th annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival The Scottsdale Culinary Festival (SCF) brings together foodies, philanthropists, chefs, restaurateurs, music enthusiasts and festive revelers in one of the longest-running food festivals. Get ready for a week (April 7-12) of delights served with a side of sun-filled days and cool, festive nights. With everything from Champagne brunches to celebrity […]


CCUSD Receives Magna Award

The Cave Creek Unified School District has received a first place Magna Award, which recognizes school districts and their leaders taking bold and innovative steps to improve the lives of students and communities. The winners of the 21st annual Magna Awards were honored at National School Boards Association’s 75th Annual Conference, held March 21-23 in […]

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. […]


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 […]


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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