To Clancy – It seems like Strawberry Fields Forever

By Curtis Riggs | September 3, 2008

strawberryfirledsMore than 25 years in Cave Creek
CAVE CREEK – In a business where the merchandise gains value over time, Strawberry Fields owner Gregg Clancy recently achieved a milestone with his T-shirt business.

He has been in business at Strawberry Fields for over 25 years. In the time he has been a Cave Creek businessman he has put his mark on the community by creating T-shirts for many key community events and by making shirts for a number of local businesses that advertise Cave Creek.

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Worldwide geocaching fad catching on

By Curtis Riggs | September 3, 2008

geocache bugA dozen sites in Cave Creek
CAVE CREEK – The community came into being when fortune seekers and adventurers came in search of gold.

Nearly a century and a half later a new type of fortune seeker is scouring the nooks and crannies of the Desert Foothills. With a dozen or more sites in the area, the geocaching craze has definitely caught on in Cave Creek.

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Stargazing for everyone at DFL

CAVE CREEK – Enjoy the wonderful world of stargazing at the Desert Foothills Library. On Wednesday, Sept. 10, professional stargazers, Tony and Carole La Conte, will take participants on a guided tour of the night sky. Through the use of the La Conte’s GPS zoom telescopes and high-powered lasers, everyone will have an opportunity to view the moon, planets, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. During the lecture portion of the evening, you’ll hear fascinating stories about our universe and learn about the Orionid Meteor shower that will take place in October.

lacontesThe La Contes have been honored by the State of Arizona with a community service award for their contribution to public education and space science awareness. “They inspire children to learn and explore, donating hundreds of hours monthly … their love of astronomy ignites others’ excitement for learning.” Visit their website at

This is a program for everyone. Families with children are encouraged to come. Mark your calendar: Wednesday, Sept. 10, 6:30 – 9 p.m. The evening begins with a presentation at 6:30 in the library followed by telescope viewing on the library patio from 7:30 – 9 p.m. This is a “rain or shine” event.

You’re invited to bring your digital camera and binoculars. The La Contes will show you how to use them in star viewing.

telescope viewingPlease sign up in advance to ensure sufficient seating and equipment. Admission is $10 for current donating members of the Desert Foothills Library Association; $15 for Desert Foothills Library cardholders; $20 for the general public; $5 for seniors 65 and over and children under 12. Money will be collected at the door.

Presented by Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N. Schoolhouse Road, Cave Creek, phone 480-488-2286,

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