Where Passion & Industry Intersect


  Fostering the Arts in Arizona By Kathryn M. Miller ~ In Arizona, arts and culture industries are more than just passionate undertakings that enrich lives — they are a force that enriches Arizona’s economy. According to the Arizona Commission on the Arts’ 2018 Report to the Governor, Arizona’s arts and culture industries contributed $9 […]

Kiwanis Marketplace Celebrates Fifth Anniversary


The Kiwanis Marketplace Thrift Store is approaching its five-year anniversary. Opening Aug. 14, 2014 with no paid staff, the store is now led by its general manager, Sandra Carrier, along with the help of a small staff and a committed group of nearly 80 active volunteers. The volunteers at the Marketplace serve as store personnel […]

Taliesin West Inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List


Joins seven other Wright sites With 11 of his buildings in the Greater Phoenix area alone, most Valley residents are familiar with the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright’s visionary work cemented his place as the American Institute of Architects’ “greatest American architect of all time.” And in July, the World Heritage Committee, meeting in […]

Hidden in the Hills Chooses Tour Directory Cover Artist


Scottsdale painter Sue Hunter’s mixed media collage painting, “All Tied Up,” featuring a rare scarlet ibis, will grace the cover of the 23rd Annual Hidden in the Hills Artist Studio Tour artist directory. An ibis is a long-legged wading bird that inhabits wetlands, forests and plains. A signature event of the nonprofit Sonoran Arts League, […]

Blast Off With Arizona Science Center


Celebrate 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 Arizona Science Center is celebrating one of the greatest achievements in science — human’s first steps on the moon. Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy July 16, 1969, carrying Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin into an initial Earth-orbit of […]

Art Lover’s Delight: Chill Out at SMoCA This Summer


Summer in the Valley is the perfect time to get out of the heat and into a museum. Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) presents a wide range of exciting and diverse events, to keep art lovers cool in a 68-degree museum. This season is packed with artist-led talks and workshops and the return of […]

CCUSD Celebrates its Outstanding Educators


Eric DeVore named 2019 Teacher of Year At the conclusion of the 2018–19 school year, Cave Creek Unified School District (CCUSD) celebrated great teaching with its annual Teacher of the Year celebration. Eric DeVore, a Spanish teacher at Sonoran Trails Middle School was named CCUSD Teacher of the Year 2019. DeVore was awarded $3,000 and […]

Town of Carefree to Host Memorial Day Tribute


Event honors veterans interred at Cave Creek Cemetery Each Memorial Day, the country remembers those men and women who served and paid the ultimate sacrifice for the safety of the United States. In their honor, the Town of Carefree will host a Memorial Day Tribute Monday, May 27, at 8am in the Cave Creek Cemetery, […]

Town Holds Groundbreaking at Cave Creek Crossing


Shopping center to open in 2020 By Kathryn M. Miller Members of the Cave Creek Town Council joined representatives from Kitchell Development Company and A. R. Mays Construction Thursday, April 4, for a groundbreaking at the new Cave Creek Crossing development. Located on the southwest corner of Cave Creek Road and Carefree Highway in Cave […]

Three Ways to Help Keep Kids Safe Around Water This Summer


By Kathryn M. Miller Summer is just around the corner and with it comes graduation parties, family get-togethers, holiday barbecues and, finally, back-to-school activities, and that means that distractions abound. When a swimming pool is added to the mix, summer fun can turn deadly — especially for young children. Drowning is the leading cause of […]