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 music […]

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 […]

Carefree Mayor Peterson Writes… MAY 2018


Carefree ‘Block Party’ Event Proves To Be A Winner! Literally everyone, including Foothills residents, Carefree businesses and all of the local major not-for-profits, were winners at the first annual “Block Party” celebration Saturday, April 7. “This event met and even exceeded even our most optimistic goals and has established itself as a cornerstone of Carefree’s […]

Popular Arizona Fine Artist Blazing New Trails — Again


Busy in his gallery at 34 Easy Street in Carefree is one of Arizona’s most prolific contemporary artist. Above Venues Café — overlooking Easy Street with beautiful views of Black Mountain — is artist Lance Headlee and his Top Floor Gallery. Headlee’s spacious gallery has high wood beam ceilings, large brick walls, candlelight and comfortable leather seating […]

Mayor Peterson Writes… APRIL 2018


‘Residences at Sundial Circle’ Proposed For Downtown Carefree Many of you are aware of the Azil Development project that was approved last fall for the property immediately adjacent to the Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center, located in the Downtown Carefree area. That project was proposed as luxury apartments, but it had to be terminated […]

Mayor Peterson Writes… MARCH 2018


Carefree Announces Its First Community Block Party It’s nearing that time of the year again when neighbors get together for a block party to celebrate the changing of the seasons and the joys of living among friends in a vibrant community. Soon, some of our residents will be departing for vacations or to return to […]

Local Gallery Invites Valley Residents To Carefree’s First Friday Art Walk — March 2


The Ted Phillip Denton Contemporary Art Gallery invites area residents to visit the gallery, and the other participating galleries in Carefree, during its First Friday Art Walk events (March 2, April 6 and May 4).  Meet diverse artists, enjoy refreshments and engage in conversation about art and architecture. In addition, participating galleries will pay for […]