Scottsdale mural will commemorate Marine Week

The Marines are landing in the Valley next week and Scottsdale will be home to an exciting project tied to their visit – a prominent art mural featuring Arizona symbols and the Marines’ themes of Community, Country, Corps.

DEMA launches Fifth Annual Emergency Kit Cook-Off

Community asked to create emergency kit recipes fit for space

PHOENIX—Since 2011, the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) has sent everyone who submits a recipe to the annual Emergency Kit Cook-Off an apron—plain white with the Kit Cook-Off logo splashed across the bib. In return, we sometimes get “selfies” from people sporting them in their home kitchens.


Valley Little League teams traveling to Taiwan

Two Valley Little League teams will travel to Taiwan Sept. 27-Oct. 4 to compete in a baseball tournament and experience the culture of the Far East.

The journey will be more than fun and games. Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane will lead a business development group as part of the trip, exploring potential economic partnerships between his city and several Taiwanese businesses and governments.


Arizona Commission on the Arts announces new artist-to-artist professional development program

PHOENIX The Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, announced today that it will pilot a new artist-to-artist professional development program called AZ ArtWorker in three Arizona cities: Douglas, Phoenix and Tucson.

By Lauryn Halver  |  SEPTEMBER 2, 2015

Best selling author J.A. Jance releases new book

Judith Ann Jance, known more familiarly as J.A. Jance, is a published author of 53 books. Although Jance began writing in March of 1982, she did not become a published writer until 1985.


Desert Foothills Land Trust Applying for Renewal of National Accreditation

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Desert Foothills Land Trust was first accredited in December 2010, and is pleased to announce that we are applying for renewal of our accredited status. A public comment period is now open.


Desert Foothills Theater Kicks Off Season with Shakespeare Parody running Sept. 10 through Sept. 20

SCOTTSDALE (August 28, 2015) – Desert Foothills Theater (DFT), a division of the Foothills Community Foundation, kicks off its 41st season with an entertaining parody, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged (Revised), set for Thurs., Sept. 10 through Sun., Sept. 20 at the Foothills Community Foundation (FCF) Holland Community Center, 34250 N. 60th Street, in North Scottsdale.


Empty Bowls project planned to feed the hungry

Proceeds to benefit Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center

CAREFREE – On Friday, October 16, 2015, the annual Foothills Empty Bowls Project to honor World Hunger Day will be held at the Carefree Town Center in Carefree, Ariz., from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Foothills Caring Corps hosts Fall Prevention Expo on September 30

CAREFREE/CAVE CREEK/ N. SCOTTSDALE – The public is invited to learn how to prevent trips, slips and falls leading to injury at this free Fall Prevention event, taking place from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 30, at the Desert Hills Presbyterian Church, 34605 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale.


Historic firearms exhibit to showcase eight centuries of weapons, Sept. 12-13

A six-shot Colt revolver or cartridge-loading rifle – common weapons of the pioneer, lawman, and cowboy of the Old West – are considered old-time firearms; but not old enough!
Think EIGHT centuries of historic firearms at Sharlot Hall Museum for a special two-day exhibition, September 12 and 13.


Fundraisers for veteran firefighter injured on the job

While hospitalized, he suffers the death of his son

Our brother has dedicated 23 years of his life to helping others. Now we are asking for your help for him and his family during this trying time.

Come and dine at Jim's Burgers and Eggs and a portion of the day’s proceeds will be donated to our brother firefighter. Cash donations will also be accepted.


Harold’s Cave Creek Corral turns 80

In celebration of its 80th anniversary, Harold’s Cave Creek Corral is planning a month-long series of events that include an Employee Reunion on Wed., Sept. 9, a Love Corral night on Sat., Sept. 12 for couples who met there, a Cave Creek Elementary School Reunion on Thurs., Sept. 17, a Steelers Party on Sunday, Sept. 20, A History Dinner on Tues., Sept. 15 from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. that will benefit Cave Creek Museum (Tickets are $50 prior to Sept. 11 and $55 after. RSVP to the Museum at 480-488-2764 or purchase tickets online at


Desert Foothills Chapter, Arizona Archaeological Society presents guest speaker Scott Wood September 9

The Desert Foothills Chapter (DFC) of the Arizona Archaeological Society (AAS) is pleased to announce Scott Wood an expert in southwestern archaeology, especially within the Tonto National Forest and on pottery, as a lecturer on September 9. J. Scott Wood received his MA in Archaeology from Arizona State University and was an archaeologist in Tonto National Forest for 40 years before retiring earlier this year.


Paper applications for 2016 spring hunts now being accepted

Online application service to be available in early to mid-September

PHOENIX – The Arizona Game and Fish Department has posted the “2016 Spring Turkey, Javelina, Bison and Bear Hunt Draw Information” online at

The department now is accepting paper applications for 2016 spring hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process for spring turkey, javelina, bison and bear. The online application service is expected to be available in early to mid-September.

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