Serving The Community For Sixty-Three Years

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Library holds annual fundraising gala The Desert Foothills Library celebrates its 63rd anniversary this year thanks to the loyalty of its donors and volunteers. Working under its mission to “facilitate the sharing of knowledge, ideas and culture by providing personalized and responsive resources, services, social and learning opportunities to the community it serves,” the library […]

“Don’t Give Up Hope”

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Carefree discovers New Year’s inspiration The Town of Carefree welcomed in the New Year with a heartfelt art installment by actor/director/artist Jack Millard of his “Little Boat of Hope,” which was found by town staff along the reflecting pool in the Desert Gardens underneath the iconic Carefree Sundial on the morning of January 4, 2017. […]

Newly Remodeled Bashas’ Experiences Increased Sales

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The Town of Carefree announced that their longtime partner, Bashas’ Supermarket, located at 36889 North Tom Darlington Drive, has experienced an overall increase in volume by 25-40 percent daily since their newly remodeled store was re-opened in October 2016 versus one year ago. The newly remodeled Bashas’, after 24 years of service to the Foothills […]

Get Proactive About Wellness


Health & Resources Expo 2017 Area residents will have the opportunity to connect with more than 40 local health and wellness resources serving the community at the Health & Resources Expo January 28. The free, family-friendly event will be hosted at Cactus Shadows High School’s Fine Arts Center, 33606 North 60th Street in Scottsdale, from […]

Making The Holidays Brighter For Families In Need

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The Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center and its team of donors and volunteers will brighten the holiday season for children, families and seniors in the North Valley foothills community. The food bank is working with more than a dozen local organizations and churches to provide gifts, holiday meals and hope for those in crisis […]

Carefree Comes Alive With Spirit Of The Season

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Live music, choral and dance performances, real snow and snow slide, pictures with Santa, an electric light parade and fireworks, horse-drawn carriage rides, North Pole train rides, a huge gift and food market, a Nativity scene, pet parade and pet pictures with Santa…yep, the Ninth Annual Carefree Christmas Festival is coming to town! This month, […]

Wild West Days 2016 Aims To Entertain

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Jam-packed schedule kicks off November 2 Mark your calendar for the 13th Annual Cave Creek Wild West Days event set for Wednesday through Sunday, November 2 through November 6 to experience rousing fun with family and friends. The popular event kicks off with a bull riding event and dance at 7:30pm on Wednesday, November 2, […]

Desert Discovery Day At Jewel of the Creek

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Children of all ages are invited to explore Jewel of the Creek Preserve, learn about the diversity of life in the desert and to examine the geology and archaeology underlying this magnificent landscape at Desert Discovery Day. Hosted by Desert Foothills Land Trust (DFLT), the free event will be held Saturday, November 19, from 10am-2pm. […]

Fine Art And Wine Festival Returns To Carefree November 4-6

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Thunderbird Artists kicks off its 35th season with the Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival taking place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 4-6 along Ho Hum and Easy Streets in Downtown Carefree. Now in its 23rd year, the Carefree show features 140 renowned, juried artists who will showcase and sell their original work from 10am-5pm […]

Magical Halloween Event Returns To Carefree Gardens

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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 […]