“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. […]

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 […]

Phoenix Metro Chamber Gives Away “Ton of Toys”

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Phoenix Metro Chamber of Commerce, LLC (PMCC) donated a “Ton of Toys” to three of its member charities at its annual trade show, held November 9. PMCC has made a significant, positive impact on the Metro Phoenix community by partnering with Member charities throughout the year – an important focal point for the Chamber. On […]

Desert Discovery Day At Jewel of the Creek

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Children of all ages are invited to explore Jewel of the Creek Preserve, learn about the diversity of life in the desert and to examine the geology and archaeology underlying this magnificent landscape at Desert Discovery Day. Hosted by Desert Foothills Land Trust (DFLT), the free event will be held Saturday, November 19, from 10am-2pm. […]

Fine Art And Wine Festival Returns To Carefree November 4-6

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Thunderbird Artists kicks off its 35th season with the Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival taking place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 4-6 along Ho Hum and Easy Streets in Downtown Carefree. Now in its 23rd year, the Carefree show features 140 renowned, juried artists who will showcase and sell their original work from 10am-5pm […]

Explore A Wonderland Of Reading

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PVCC to host Festival of Tales Valley families will enjoy a fun day of reading, literacy and cultural activities for children that includes storytelling, arts and crafts, games, face painting, live music, food trucks and more, as Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) hosts Festival of Tales. The seventh annual event will bring books to life […]

Summer Celebration For Craft Beer Enthusiasts

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The Real, Wild & Woody beer festival returns to the Valley this month, and it is sure to capture the hearts of serious craft brew lovers. Presented by the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild (www.craftbeeraz.com), this year’s toast to the state and region’s rare, unique and unconventional brews and brew processes is slated for 2-6pm Saturday, […]

Update On Carefree Town Gateways

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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 http://www.visitcarefree.com.

Keystone Breaks Ground On Eastwood Community

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By Kathryn M. Miller ~ On May 13, Keystone Homes broke ground on its latest development, the Eastwood Community located on the southwest corner of Cave Creek Road and Pima Road in Carefree. Representatives from Keystone, along with Town of Carefree leadership and staff, were on hand as demolition began.   Rendering of an Eastwood […]

Art Comes Alive In Carefree Desert Gardens

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The Town of Carefree welcomed world-renowned artist and sculptor, Ray Villafane, to create art like no other (massive sand sculptures) within the Carefree Desert Gardens in April, and he will begin a larger display in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion in May. Admission is free, and based upon the overwhelming success and attendance of the “Enchanted Pumpkin […]