Foothills Caring Corps Seeks Volunteers


Join a growing and thriving community Studies show volunteering provides a boost to one’s self-confidence, self-esteem and overall life satisfaction. Doing good things for others in the community provides a natural sense of accomplishment, and a sense of pride and loyalty. Ask Carefree-based nonprofit Foothills Caring Corps volunteers how they feel, and they echo the […]

Kiwanis Marketplace Celebrates Fifth Anniversary


The Kiwanis Marketplace Thrift Store is approaching its five-year anniversary. Opening Aug. 14, 2014 with no paid staff, the store is now led by its general manager, Sandra Carrier, along with the help of a small staff and a committed group of nearly 80 active volunteers. The volunteers at the Marketplace serve as store personnel […]

Hidden in the Hills Chooses Tour Directory Cover Artist


Scottsdale painter Sue Hunter’s mixed media collage painting, “All Tied Up,” featuring a rare scarlet ibis, will grace the cover of the 23rd Annual Hidden in the Hills Artist Studio Tour artist directory. An ibis is a long-legged wading bird that inhabits wetlands, forests and plains. A signature event of the nonprofit Sonoran Arts League, […]

CCUSD Celebrates its Outstanding Educators


Eric DeVore named 2019 Teacher of Year At the conclusion of the 2018–19 school year, Cave Creek Unified School District (CCUSD) celebrated great teaching with its annual Teacher of the Year celebration. Eric DeVore, a Spanish teacher at Sonoran Trails Middle School was named CCUSD Teacher of the Year 2019. DeVore was awarded $3,000 and […]

Town of Carefree to Host Memorial Day Tribute


Event honors veterans interred at Cave Creek Cemetery Each Memorial Day, the country remembers those men and women who served and paid the ultimate sacrifice for the safety of the United States. In their honor, the Town of Carefree will host a Memorial Day Tribute Monday, May 27, at 8am in the Cave Creek Cemetery, […]

Town Holds Groundbreaking at Cave Creek Crossing


Shopping center to open in 2020 By Kathryn M. Miller Members of the Cave Creek Town Council joined representatives from Kitchell Development Company and A. R. Mays Construction Thursday, April 4, for a groundbreaking at the new Cave Creek Crossing development. Located on the southwest corner of Cave Creek Road and Carefree Highway in Cave […]

Rock the District Celebrates Ten Years


Fundraising event to be held April 12–13 The Carefree sundial will be shining with talent as celebrity headliners, alumni who made it big, plus 30 student bands take the stage for two unforgettable evenings in April to raise money for the Cave Creek Unified Education Foundation. Rock the District is the signature fundraising event started […]

Carefree Desert Gardens Announces Annual Photo Contest


The Town of Carefree is again holding its annual Carefree Desert Gardens Photo Contest, with submissions being accepted beginning Monday, April 1 in several location throughout the Town. Entries vie for the popular “Peoples’ Choice Award” as voted by the public, which will be presented in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion Friday, May 10, in conjunction […]

Mayors Proclaim March 2 ‘Dr. Seuss Day’ at the Library


‘Storytime’ events to be held throughout the month Carefree Mayor Les Peterson and Cave Creek Mayor Ernie Bunch signed a joint proclamation declaring Desert Foothills Library’s commitment to children’s literacy and promoting reading in our community in honor of Dr. Seuss’s Birthday. March 2 is Dr. Seuss’s 115th birthday, and Desert Foothills Library will celebrate […]

Enjoy Two Weekends of Fun During Cave Creek Rodeo Days


Whether you grew up on a ranch or moved here from a big city, you’ll love the excitement of Cave Creek Rodeo Days. Now in its 42nd year, with Sanderson Ford as the 2019 title sponsor, the rodeo performances will take place at Cave Creek Memorial Arena March 22–24 with three thrilling PRCA rodeo performances featuring top-ranking […]