Cave Creek Olive Oil Company To Hold Anniversary Event


Cave Creek Olive Oil Company will celebrate its four-year anniversary by offering customers a 20 percent discount on all products (except beauty) along with champagne, cake and punch. The anniversary event will be held Saturday, June 23, from 10am–5:30pm. “Balsamic vinegars and olive oils are heart-healthy foods,” says owner Martha Bates. “Balsamic vinegars help to […]

Designing For Couples


By Barbara Kaplan – Over the years, I have led many couples on their journey of “couple design discovery.” By connecting their individual vision for their home, they create a style that is unique for them. For this to work, it is essential that both people be involved in the design process. It doesn’t mean […]

Male Call: Call Me By…A Name


By James Roberts – This month we tackle a subject that is bound to get us in trouble. But that’s how we roll! The question is: What to call adult persons of the “XX” DNA persuasion, also known technically as the homogametic sex or, if you want to go all Jane Austen on us, the […]

Operation Soul Restoration


By Pastor Paul Witkop – The 23rd Psalm is, perhaps, the most well-known scripture passage. My second-grade teacher in a public school had us memorize it as classical poetry. I have been with people who have dementia. Their condition is so advanced that they do not know even their own adult kids — and yet, […]

Cave Creek Mayor Bunch Writes… JUNE 2018


Mayor Bunch Writes… Public Service To Your Community Shouldn’t Take A Short-Term View Many of us are here in Cave Creek for the open space, its rural nature and the funkiness of the town. It’s what attracted us here and sets us apart from the rest of the Valley. But the reality of running a […]

Carefree Mayor Peterson Writes… JUNE 2018


Why a Change of Strategy and “Economic Development” are so Important to Carefree In the 30-plus years after Carefree was incorporated, the Town’s annual revenues have been higher because of sales taxes on construction materials for all of the new homes that were built. In total, this amounted to some $40 million to $50 million. […]

No Right To Die — A Life-Saving Mission


Meet Zeus, a 1 ½-year-old German Shepherd found tied to a tree, without food and water, near the dog park in Fountain Hills this past April. Because of his aggressive demeanor, Zeus had to be taken to Maricopa County Animal Care and Control where, within a week, he found himself on the euthanasia list. Zeus’ […]

Rock Your Local Library


Summer reading and so much more By Kathryn M. Miller ~ School is out for summer, but that doesn’t mean that the learning needs to end. In fact, according to research compiled by the Brookings Institute, on average, student’s achievement scores decline over summer vacation by one month’s worth (or more) of school-year learning. The […]

Explore Summer Fun For All With ECS


Arts, sports, STEM and more Since 1974, Cave Creek Unified School District Education & Community Services (ECS) has offered inspiring, creative, engaging and educational workshops and classes in a wide variety of programs for all ages — and the legacy continues this summer. In the performing arts, explore theater and dance choices for elementary students […]

North Valley Arts Academies To Host PHX Fine Arts Fest May 18


The North Valley Arts Academies (NVAA) will host a PHX Fine Arts Fest Friday, May 18, from 4–8pm at Shadow Mountain High School. The festival is planned and led by student artists from the three NVAA schools — Desert Cove Elementary School, Shea Middle School and Shadow Mountain High School — and includes artwork and […]