Cuisine at Rusconi’s American Kitchen; Photo: Joanie Simon

Discover Delectable Dining Around The Valley

Arizona Restaurant Association’s (ARA) Fall Arizona Restaurant Week (ARW) is back for its ninth season September 16-25, and Valley diners may want to loosen their belts and get out their fashionable stretchy pants in preparation for 10 nights of epic cuisine. ARA president and CEO Steve Chucri says, “ARW unites Valley diners around one of our most common bonds, food. Restaurants bring their A-game and diners are the direct beneficiary, it’s truly a win-win.” During Fall ARW, more than 200 participating restaurants … [Read More...]

Pastel by Barbara Mason: “In the spotlight”

Call For Artists: Thunderbird Artists’ Festivals

Thunderbird Artists celebrates 35 years of producing world-class fine art and wine festivals throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area with a Call for Artists for its upcoming season. The ongoing, juried open enrollment enables painters, sculptors, glass and stone artists, fine jewelers and artists working in mixed media to apply for a booth in one or more Thunderbird Artists festivals. “We’re seeking artists who share our philosophy of quality over quantity,” says Denise Dale, vice president of Thunderbird Artists. … [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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