Natural Writing Workshop to be Held at Cave Creek Regional Park


With the Sonoran Desert as inspiration, the Natural Writing workshop is a place to express oneself through the written word. All participants need is a pen, paper and the willingness to explore sensory impressions, feelings, ideas with other writers. Short, timed writing prompts, with a focus on nature, will be offered to get the creative […]

Dog-Eared Review: PECULIAR SAVAGE BEAUTY


By Melanie Tighe – Wait — don’t select next month’s book-club book just yet — at least not until you take a peek at Jessica McCann’s Peculiar Savage Beauty. With her unusual characters and their unbelievable hardships, McCann has created an unforgettable work. I can guarantee your club will want to discuss the many different aspects of Peculiar […]

Undesign: Big Redesign Jobs Start Simply — Just Move Something


By Barbara Kaplan – Question: I am contemplating redecorating my home. I have some furnishings I still like, and other pieces I know I no longer want to live with. I have looked at magazines to figure out what I like now, but I’m confused. The thought of everything I have to consider overwhelms me. […]

Male Call: Twelfth Day of Christmas


 By James Roberts – What a lovely surprise to find this delightful ditty being crooned outside the Male Call office the other night by a duo calling themselves the ‘Two Loves.’ We can’t say their poetic meter is particularly proficient but it’s at least as good as my dear cousin’s annual holiday versification — and […]

DUI Arrests Decline Before the Recline of the Holidays


By José-Ignacio Castañeda The number of DUI arrests in Arizona has eroded steadily since 2012, despite an increase in alcohol-impaired fatalities during recent years. The total number of DUI arrests decreased by almost 29 percent since 2017, according to data gathered by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. The data includes figures that range from […]

Scottsdale Quarter Ushers in the Holiday Season with Santa Social Nov. 24


Scottsdale Quarter, an open-air shopping destination with more than 75 popular retail and dining choices, will usher in the holiday season with The Santa Social, its highly-anticipated holiday kick-off event Saturday, Nov. 24, from 10am–8pm, in The Quad. The event, now in its seventh year, will feature a day of festive, family-friendly activities, including photos […]

Cave Creek Cares Event to Benefit Family of Alex Marquez


The Cave Creek community is coming together Saturday, Nov. 17, for a fundraiser to support the family of Alex Marquez who passed away Oct. 25. On Oct. 12, Marquez was helping his brother Carlos, who is chef and owner of Indigo Crow, prepare for The Taste of Cave Creek. An unfortunate accident occurred in the […]

A Musical and Magical Fall Festival Under the Stars in Cave Creek


Enjoy the start to the holidays with some good music, magic and fun.  Las Tiendas in Cave Creek is celebrating the season at its Fall Festival Saturday, Nov. 17, from 5–8pm.  Start by trying one of Bryan’s BBQ’s famous smoked turkey legs, just grab and go, along with so many other BBQ treats. Then stroll […]

American Legion Post 34 to Host Annual Festival


American Post 34 in Cave Creek will host its annual arts and crafts and bake sale Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10am–3pm. The arts and craft fairs and bake sale, which is sponsored by the Legion’s Ladies Auxiliary, will feature 17 vendors, all of whom will provide raffle items to add to the fun. The event […]

Dutch Bros to Support California Wildfire Relief Efforts


All Dutch Bros locations in seven states will join together beginning Tuesday, Nov. 13, to raise funds for California wildfire relief efforts. From Nov. 13 through Monday, Nov. 19, each of Dutch Bros’ 325+ stores will offer customers the chance to make donations at the window. Dutch Bros will match donations up to $150,000. “The […]