Kiwanis Marketplace Extends Saturday Hours During Wild West Days


The Cave Creek Wild West Days Parade will be held on Saturday, November 5, (beginning at 9am) and Kiwanis of Carefree Marketplace is extending its Saturday hours from 1pm to 3pm. The Parade announcer will be set up in front of the Marketplace, and there will also be a booth set up by a group […]

Bashas’ Store Celebrates Grand Re-Opening In Carefree October 5


The Town of Carefree is getting a treat before Halloween and there aren’t any tricks in sight. On Wednesday, October 5, Bashas’ Supermarket will open the doors to its newly remodeled grocery store at 36889 North Tom Darlington Drive (the corner of Tom Darlington Drive and Carefree Drive) and host a grand reopening celebration. When […]

Find A Movie-Lovers Paradise At Desert Foothills Library


The Desert Foothills Library offers a number of events for Carefree and Cave Creek residents each month – for adults and youth alike. But this month and next, movies take center stage. The Desert Foothills Independent Film Festival, which kicked off on July 8, runs each Friday from 10:30am-12:30pm through August. Attendees will enjoy free […]

Update On Carefree Town Gateways


To help welcome visitors and residents alike to the area, the Town of Carefree is in the process of constructing “gateways” at Carefree Drive/Cave Creek Road as well as at Tom Darlington/Wampum Way. The gateways are expected to be completed by mid-July. For more information, call 480.488.3686 or go to

CCUSD To Raise Primary Property Taxes – Public Hearing To Be Held June 28


Cave Creek Unified School District (CCUSD) is notifying its property taxpayers of the District’s intention to raise its primary property taxes over the current level to pay for increased expenditures in those areas where the Governing Board has the authority to increase property taxes for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2016.  The Cave Creek Unified […]

Foothills Animal Rescue To Break Ground At New Brynne Smith Memorial Campus April 19


In order to provide even more abandoned dogs and cats with comfortable housing, personalized attention and the potential to find forever homes, Foothills Animal Rescue will break ground on its new, animal-friendly Brynne Smith Memorial Campus on April 19. The state-of-the-art facility, funded through a generous designated grant from the Smith Family through Arizona Community […]

2016 Arizona Presidential Preference Election Public Meetings To Be Held


Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan will hold three public meetings to listen to voters describe their experience as a part of her review of the frustrations related to the 2016 Presidential Preference Election.  Upcoming meetings in Phoenix and Gilbert include: Monday, April 11 Cartwright School District Building 3637 North 55th Avenue, Phoenix, 85031 5:30-7pm […]

Former Town Of Carefree Mayor David Schwan Passes Away

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Former Mayor of the Town of Carefree, David Schwan, passed away on the evening of April 6, 2016, after a difficult battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). After 12 years of serving the Town, Schwan resigned effective February 4, 2015 after immediately receiving the news of his diagnosis of the incurable disease. David Schwan was […]

Home Expo To Showcase Cave Creek Businesses

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The Cave Creek Home Expo returns to historic Cave Creek April 16-17. This two-day show will feature many of Cave Creek’s furniture and home furnishing businesses, all in one outdoor market. Meet the owners more than 20 businesses, get answers to home furnishing questions and find inspiration with some of the best furniture and home […]

Carefree Desert Gardens Seminar: Living With Urban Wildlife

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Living in Arizona we see many species of wildlife – small to large, flying to four-legged. As natural habitats and native food sources shrink, we see “urban wildlife” venturing into our neighborhoods and our yards. Inviting wildlife into our living space can be enjoyable to observe. Sometimes it can create problems. On February 20, Carefree […]