Serving The Community For Sixty-Three Years

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Library holds annual fundraising gala The Desert Foothills Library celebrates its 63rd anniversary this year thanks to the loyalty of its donors and volunteers. Working under its mission to “facilitate the sharing of knowledge, ideas and culture by providing personalized and responsive resources, services, social and learning opportunities to the community it serves,” the library […]

“Don’t Give Up Hope”

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Carefree discovers New Year’s inspiration The Town of Carefree welcomed in the New Year with a heartfelt art installment by actor/director/artist Jack Millard of his “Little Boat of Hope,” which was found by town staff along the reflecting pool in the Desert Gardens underneath the iconic Carefree Sundial on the morning of January 4, 2017. […]

My Foodie Valentine:

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Valley festivals abound By Kathryn M. Miller ~ It’s February, and love is in the air. However, it’s not cupid’s arrow that is hitting its mark, but rather purveyors of all things food and drink who are sending a delectable love letter to Valley foodies – so get ready to celebrate the delicious diversity that […]

Newly Remodeled Bashas’ Experiences Increased Sales

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The Town of Carefree announced that their longtime partner, Bashas’ Supermarket, located at 36889 North Tom Darlington Drive, has experienced an overall increase in volume by 25-40 percent daily since their newly remodeled store was re-opened in October 2016 versus one year ago. The newly remodeled Bashas’, after 24 years of service to the Foothills […]

Get Proactive About Wellness


Health & Resources Expo 2017 Area residents will have the opportunity to connect with more than 40 local health and wellness resources serving the community at the Health & Resources Expo January 28. The free, family-friendly event will be hosted at Cactus Shadows High School’s Fine Arts Center, 33606 North 60th Street in Scottsdale, from […]

Car Show Generates Excitement – Economic Boon

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Russo and Steele returns to Scottsdale Following 16 consecutive years as a staple of Arizona’s legendary collector car week, Russo and Steele is moving to a new North Scottsdale home, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick (www.saltriverfields.com). The annual event returns to Scottsdale January 18-22 and bring their well-established “auction in the round” formula with […]

Phoenix Fruit Tree Program Has Deep Roots

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Greg Peterson, owner of The Urban Farm, wants to help the Valley become more sustainable – one fruit tree at a time. As part of its annual Fruit Tree Program, The Urban Farm is gearing up for its fruit tree pop-up nursery events, with thousands of trees set to arrive in Phoenix this month. Residents […]

Making The Holidays Brighter For Families In Need

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The Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center and its team of donors and volunteers will brighten the holiday season for children, families and seniors in the North Valley foothills community. The food bank is working with more than a dozen local organizations and churches to provide gifts, holiday meals and hope for those in crisis […]

Carefree Comes Alive With Spirit Of The Season

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Live music, choral and dance performances, real snow and snow slide, pictures with Santa, an electric light parade and fireworks, horse-drawn carriage rides, North Pole train rides, a huge gift and food market, a Nativity scene, pet parade and pet pictures with Santa…yep, the Ninth Annual Carefree Christmas Festival is coming to town! This month, […]

Finding Healing Through Artistic Expression

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Free Arts facilitates children’s wellbeing Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona has been selected as a “Pioneer of Children’s Wellbeing” by the social change-focused organization Ashoka and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The goal of the project, according to Ashoka Changemakers, is to “work with thought leaders, influencers and one another to break down […]