August 2016 CST.indd

Back To The School Year

By Kathryn M. Miller ~ It’s back-to-school time in the Valley, and once the supplies have been purchased, the new threads picked out and the perfect backpack chosen, reality sets in…and maybe some first-day nerves. Whether it is the first day of kindergarten, high school, at a new school, or just the unknowns of a new year, back-to-school jitters can happen – for students and parents alike. So we asked some educators and school administrators from Cave Creek Unified School District (CCUSD) and Paradise Valley Unified … [Read More...]

September 2015 CST.indd

Enjoy All That Cave Creek Has To Offer

By Kathryn M. Miller ~ The 2016-17 Cave Creek season officially returns in October, and area residents will enjoy a preview of all of the fun with the CITYSunTimes Cave Creek Special Events pullout in September. The issue will highlight everything from celebrating the area’s best food and drinks, to experiencing its Western heritage – and everything in between. “Cave Creek has special events throughout the season for the whole family,” says Town Marshal Adam Stein. “Come and enjoy our western atmosphere where … [Read More...]


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Summer Celebration For Craft Beer Enthusiasts

The Real, Wild & Woody beer festival returns to the Valley this month, and it is sure to capture the hearts of serious craft brew lovers. Presented by the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild (, this year’s toast to the state and region’s rare, unique and unconventional brews and brew processes is slated for 2-6pm Saturday, […]


Update On Carefree Town Gateways

To help welcome visitors and residents alike to the area, the Town of Carefree is in the process of constructing “gateways” at Carefree Drive/Cave Creek Road as well as at Tom Darlington/Wampum Way. The gateways are expected to be completed by mid-July. For more information, call 480.488.3686 or go to


Keystone Breaks Ground On Eastwood Community

By Kathryn M. Miller ~ On May 13, Keystone Homes broke ground on its latest development, the Eastwood Community located on the southwest corner of Cave Creek Road and Pima Road in Carefree. Representatives from Keystone, along with Town of Carefree leadership and staff, were on hand as demolition began.   Rendering of an Eastwood […]

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Art Comes Alive In Carefree Desert Gardens

The Town of Carefree welcomed world-renowned artist and sculptor, Ray Villafane, to create art like no other (massive sand sculptures) within the Carefree Desert Gardens in April, and he will begin a larger display in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion in May. Admission is free, and based upon the overwhelming success and attendance of the “Enchanted Pumpkin […]

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