Natural Writing Workshop to be Held at Cave Creek Regional Park


With the Sonoran Desert as inspiration, the Natural Writing workshop is a place to express oneself through the written word. All participants need is a pen, paper and the willingness to explore sensory impressions, feelings, ideas with other writers. Short, timed writing prompts, with a focus on nature, will be offered to get the creative […]

Thunderbird Artists Gallery Opens in Carefree


After 37 years of producing award-winning, juried fine art and wine festivals, Thunderbird Artists is expanding to open its first fine art gallery, Thunderbird Artists Gallery, in Carefree Thursday, Dec. 6. The new gallery, located at 99 Easy Street, Suite 235, will showcase and sell the works of renowned artists, including David Bennett, Guilloume, Jacinthe Dugal-Lacroix, Sandy […]

Prepare to be Dazzled!


Celebrate the Season in Scottsdale The City of Scottsdale’s annual month-long holiday extravaganza, Scottsdazzle, kicked off in late November with a holiday tree lighting, and continues through Dec. 22 with multiple signature events. The inaugural Feliz Navidad Fiesta event in Historic Old Town Saturday, Dec. 1, noon– 4pm, is free and will feature poinsettias for sale, unique […]

Dog-Eared Review: PECULIAR SAVAGE BEAUTY


By Melanie Tighe – Wait — don’t select next month’s book-club book just yet — at least not until you take a peek at Jessica McCann’s Peculiar Savage Beauty. With her unusual characters and their unbelievable hardships, McCann has created an unforgettable work. I can guarantee your club will want to discuss the many different aspects of Peculiar […]

Undesign: Big Redesign Jobs Start Simply — Just Move Something


By Barbara Kaplan – Question: I am contemplating redecorating my home. I have some furnishings I still like, and other pieces I know I no longer want to live with. I have looked at magazines to figure out what I like now, but I’m confused. The thought of everything I have to consider overwhelms me. […]

PMCC to Host Pet Adoption Day — Offers 5 Tips for Adopting a Pet During the Holidays


The Phoenix Metro Chamber of Commerce (PMCC) wants to help dogs and cats find their forever homes this season. That’s one reason the Chamber, which serves the Greater Phoenix metro area, is teaming up with Floor & Decor in Glendale to host a Pet Adoption Day Saturday, Dec. 15. The free event will take place […]

Male Call: Twelfth Day of Christmas


 By James Roberts – What a lovely surprise to find this delightful ditty being crooned outside the Male Call office the other night by a duo calling themselves the ‘Two Loves.’ We can’t say their poetic meter is particularly proficient but it’s at least as good as my dear cousin’s annual holiday versification — and […]

DUI Arrests Decline Before the Recline of the Holidays


By José-Ignacio Castañeda The number of DUI arrests in Arizona has eroded steadily since 2012, despite an increase in alcohol-impaired fatalities during recent years. The total number of DUI arrests decreased by almost 29 percent since 2017, according to data gathered by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. The data includes figures that range from […]

Scottsdale Quarter Ushers in the Holiday Season with Santa Social Nov. 24


Scottsdale Quarter, an open-air shopping destination with more than 75 popular retail and dining choices, will usher in the holiday season with The Santa Social, its highly-anticipated holiday kick-off event Saturday, Nov. 24, from 10am–8pm, in The Quad. The event, now in its seventh year, will feature a day of festive, family-friendly activities, including photos […]

Cave Creek Cares Event to Benefit Family of Alex Marquez


The Cave Creek community is coming together Saturday, Nov. 17, for a fundraiser to support the family of Alex Marquez who passed away Oct. 25. On Oct. 12, Marquez was helping his brother Carlos, who is chef and owner of Indigo Crow, prepare for The Taste of Cave Creek. An unfortunate accident occurred in the […]