April 20, 2016

And the winner is…..

Noel Washington was recently announced as the winner of a brand new handmade violin, valued at $5,000, after competing in North Valley Symphony Orchestra’s annual Summerford Violin Concerto Competition. Noel will perform Mozart’s Violin Concerto in D Major, Movement 1, at the May 21 North Valley Symphony Orchestra concert, playing his new violin. Noel is the current viola section leader of the NVSO Youth Orchestra and also plays in the viola section of the NVSO Adult Orchestra. At 20 years old, Noel has been playing violin and viola 15 years, and plans to use his musical abilities as a music therapist.

April 20, 2016

Boy Scout Troop 15 thanks the community

Special thanks to St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church, Savers, Desert Storage, Target, Karsten’s Ace Hardware, Walmart, The Print Shop, Costco, The Home Depot, Fry’s, Lowes, Sonoran News, and Small Time Moving. We couldn’t have done it without your support. To the people of Cave Creek, thank you for your donations, camaraderie and purchases. The funds received will go to patches, books, Campership fund, replenishing supplies, replacing equipment, and patrol boxes for our ever growing Boy Scout Troop 15. Magic happened between the team of Scouts, Scout leadership, and parents by creating poetry in motion from set up to selling to clean-up. Great job!

April 20, 2016

City volunteers contribute to Scottsdale quality of life – and our bottom line

 The numbers are impressive – more than 6,000 volunteers contributed roughly 175,000 hours of service to the Scottsdale community in 2015. That equates to nearly $4 million in savings to taxpayers.

Their value to residents and the community, however, goes far beyond money.

Volunteers provide guidance and inspiration, support for first responders and serve as role models for our next generation. In short, volunteers are an integral reason why Scottsdale is a great place to live.

April 20, 2016

Gabaldon Horse Campground closure

SPRINGERVILLE — Gabaldon Horse Campground is closed (Closure Order #01-16-587) due to a number of tree hazards that have made entry unsafe. The closure order will be in effect until the tree hazards are mitigated during a removal project slated for this spring. We are sorry for any inconvenience this project creates, however, hazard tree management is vital in providing safety for forest visitors.

April 20, 2016

The Kiwanis Club of Carefree Seeking Marketplace volunteers to make a community difference

CAREFREE/CAVE CREEK/N. SCOTTSDALE – The Kiwanis Club of Carefree, a non-profit organization, is seeking volunteer assistance for the Kiwanis Marketplace Thrift Store, 6535 E. Cave Creek Road, in Cave Creek. 

Approaching its second year of operation, the Kiwanis Marketplace is in need of additional volunteers to help staff the popular destination. Store sale profits support Kiwanis Club of Carefree scholarships and other programs for children of the north Valley.

By Barbara-Ann Gulotta | April 20, 2016

“Necessity Bags” for Veterans

Lent is a time of self-reflection and hope; a time of preparation for Easter. During this past Lenten Season the members of Desert Foothills Lutheran Church & Pre School (DFLC) together with the Outreach and Assimilation Team began a project to supply our Veterans with “Necessity Bags.” These Veteran men and women are currently homeless and living on the streets in Phoenix.