Tech4Life Presents Cyber Security Workshop at Desert Foothills Library


Ransomware, identity theft, password hacking… Tech4Life says that small business owners and affluent households are prime targets for these cyber crimes, and the company wants to help Valley residents avoid becoming a victim: 22 major public sector ransomware attacks in the first quarter of 2019 Standard Wi-Fi routers now put users at major risks Customized […]

Carefree Vice Mayor John Crane Writes… JULY 2019


Desert Wildfires While we may have had the most pleasant May on record, the exceptional winter and spring rains, combined with the unusually long, cool growing season have set the stage for an exceptionally scary fire season. Compounding the situation, the invasive Globe Chamomile has sprung up everywhere.  The seas of dry yellow flowers are […]

Get a Jump on Summer at Free YMCA Family Event


Area families are invited to have fun and gear up for summer at the Desert Foothills YMCA’s (Y) Healthy Kids Day event, Saturday, April 27, 9am–noon. Healthy Kids Day is a national Y initiative to improve the health and well-being of children. During this free event, families can enjoy games and giveaways, as well as […]

Second Annual Carefree Community Block Party to be Held April 6


Area residents are invited to an afternoon of food, music, friendship and fun as the Town of Carefree hosts the Second Annual Community Block Party Saturday, April 6, 2–7pm, in Downtown Carefree along Easy Street and in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion. “Everyone loved the Block Party last year and we have received many requests to […]

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 […]

Foothills Food Bank in Need of Frozen Turkeys


The Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center is seeking the public’s support in garnering frozen turkeys for Thanksgiving and Christmas. According to Pam DiPietro, executive director for Foothills Food Bank, the food bank is in desperate need of frozen turkeys to help those in need this holiday season. “We need turkeys so we can help […]

Explore More Than Seventy Vendors at Annual Holiday Bazaar in Carefree


Our Lady of Joy Catholic Parish will hold its 12th annual holiday bazaar Friday, Nov. 2, and Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9am–4pm. The church is located at 36811 North Pima Road, on the northeast corner of Pima and Cave Creek roads in Carefree. The community event sponsored by Our Lady’s Guild features more than 70 […]

Kick Off the ‘Arizona Art Season’ With Thunderbird Artists — Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival


  Thunderbird Artists are gearing up for its first event of the 2018–19 season: the 25th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival, Nov. 2–4. The event marks the organizations 73rd fine art event on Easy Street in downtown Carefree. Attendees will immerse themselves in juried fine art, wine tasting, microbrews, festival food and live […]

Carefree Mayor Peterson Writes… JUNE 2018


Why a Change of Strategy and “Economic Development” are so Important to Carefree In the 30-plus years after Carefree was incorporated, the Town’s annual revenues have been higher because of sales taxes on construction materials for all of the new homes that were built. In total, this amounted to some $40 million to $50 million. […]

Valley of the Sun YMCA Offers Free Swim Lessons May 21–25


Start a new family tradition by learning how to keep kids safe in and around water during National Water Safety Month As part of National Water Safety Month, the Valley of the Sun YMCA will offer free swim lessons to the first 1,600 registrants at 13 Valley of the Sun YMCA branches the week of […]