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Sixteenth Scottsdale International Film Festival

The 2016 Scottsdale International Film Festival will showcase 50 films representing more than 30 countries, including buzz-worthy dramas, thrillers, romances, comedies and documentaries, October 6-10. The Festival will kick off on Thursday, October 6, at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts with daytime screenings of 13 children’s animated short films – perfect for school groups. That evening, the Festival’s opening night celebration at the Center will feature the drama Denial, based on the acclaimed book … [Read More...]

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Magical Halloween Event Returns To Carefree Gardens

Halloween spirit invades Carefree for its second year in the form of whimsical pumpkin carvings from master sculptor Ray Villafane (www.villafanestudios.com). The Enchanted Pumpkin Garden will be open to the public and woven throughout the four-acre Carefree Desert Gardens. This free, one-of-a-kind fall festival celebrates incredible artistry and enchantment of the Halloween season for all ages and runs October 17-31, 10am-10pm, 101 Easy Street, Carefree. New in 2016 will be the unveiling of Ray’s life size … [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 (www.craftbeeraz.com), this year’s toast to the state and region’s rare, unique and unconventional brews and brew processes is slated for 2-6pm Saturday, […]

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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 http://www.visitcarefree.com.

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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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