The Horny Toad Opens Cave Creek Christmas Company


The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce was present Tuesday, December 12, to conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony for Cave Creek Christmas Company. The Horny Toad opened Cave Creek Christmas Company at its location at 6738 East Cave Creek Road. “Cave Creek Christmas Company is a magical Christmas store filled with unique decorations and gifts for family and […]

Area Allstate Agency Owners & Professionals Earn $21,000 Grant For New Life Center


Twenty-one Allstate agency owners, financial specialists and licensed sales professionals from Arizona came together to secure a $21,000 Allstate Foundation Helping Hands grant to benefit New Life Center. The grant will support New Life Center’s mission to provide high-quality programs that demonstrate respect for the individual and a serene environment in which families can heal and […]

North Valley Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Offices Host Toys for Tots Drive


Now through December 13, the Scottsdale Carefree and Pinnacle Peak offices of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage are collecting toy donations for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Community members can drop off toy donations during business hours at the Scottsdale Carefree office located at 33765 North Scottsdale Road, Building A Suite 101, […]

Male Call: The 12 Days Of Aggravation


By James Roberts – All many of us really want for the holiday gifting season is less aggravation. Here are a few empirical guidelines for you singletons. No use of the word “gifting.” Ok, but seriously… No matter how much holiday fun you’re having, don’t plan an extended vacation together until you’ve endured a road […]

Do You Treat Yourself Well At Home?


By Barbara Kaplan – How do you prefer to live? Do you take the time to treat yourself well at home? Do you do things in your home that make you happy and feel good? Last week I had a conversation with a client about bringing rituals and ceremony into her home. She had read […]

Dog-Eared Review: Gilded Splendor


By Melanie Tighe – For those of you missing the scoundrel, rogue and rascal-filled tales of Kathleen Woodiwiss and Bertrice Smalls, I urge you to pick up a copy of one of Elizabeth Parker’s romances. Gilded Splendor by Arizona’s own Parker delivers as only a good-ole bodice ripper can! With all the vampires, werewolves and […]

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 […]

DANSE MACABRE: Scorpius Thrills for a 14th Season in A VAMPIRE’S TALE


By Caitlin C. Miller Scorpius Dance Theatre, the dark creation of Lisa Starry, returns to its old hunting grounds, the Hardes Theatre at Phoenix Theatre, for its intimate 14th year of A Vampire’s Tale. Best described as the “Nutcracker for Halloween,” Vampire has become an annual fixture of the Phoenix contemporary dance scene, thrilling audiences just […]

Escape The Room…Embrace The Genesis: 2017 Hyundai Genesis G-90


– By Melanie Droz Shawcroft In order to celebrate summer birthdays this year, my girlfriends and I signed up for the 1980s-themed Escape the Room. Although the majority of us were born in the ’80s, we barely made it out in the 60 minutes allotted. Something we did not want to escape during our ladies’ Saturday […]

LIFE: L’Chaim, then BAM!


By Rabbi Robert L. Kravitz, D.D. – Sad. Happy. Quietly listening to pain. Enjoying family, celebrating at the holidays. Many are the emotions we all have to deal with, were we to listen to lyrics of the famous Disney song “Circle of Life.” There is much to be fondly impressed by. There is also much […]