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 […]

Cave Creek Unified Superintendent’s Student Cadre Holds Blanket Drive


The Cactus Shadows High School (CSHS) Superintendent’s Student Cadre meets monthly with Superintendent Debbi Burdick and is no stranger to service projects. For two years in a row, the students have conducted a sock drive for homeless senior citizens who frequent the Justa Center in Phoenix. A Cadre member makes the flyer and monitors collection […]

Desert Hills Presents Free Concert Series


Desert Hills Presbyterian Church, located at the corner of Scottsdale Road and Carefree Highway, welcomes the Fountain Hills Saxophone Quartet as the premier concert of its Arts at the Rocks series. This free concert of classical to jazz, ragtime to patriotic music, begins at 4pm Sunday, February 11, in the Church Sanctuary. Desert Hills Presbyterian […]

Carefree To Honor Veterans At Annual Community Event


The Town of Carefree will host its ninth annual Veterans Day presentation and musical tribute Saturday, November 11, 3–5 pm, in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, located in the Carefree Desert Gardens, 101 Easy Street, in Downtown Carefree. The event will feature a mixture of patriotic and military music by Todd Knowles and his Main Event […]