Enchanted Pumpkin Garden in Carefree, Oct. 20-29
Oct20

Enchanted Pumpkin Garden in Carefree, Oct. 20-29

WORLD-RENOWNED ARTIST CARVES ENCHANTED PUMPKIN GARDEN October 20-29, 2017 Town of Carefree Hosts Master Carver Ray Villafane, Magical Halloween Festivities, and Live Carving Demonstrations Halloween spirit invades Carefree in the form of whimsical pumpkin carvings from master carver Ray Villafane. The Enchanted Pumpkin Garden is open to the public and woven throughout the Carefree Desert Gardens. The display runs October 20-29, 10 ...

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Quick Peeks, October 20th
Oct20

Quick Peeks, October 20th

October 20, 2017 Video Opportunity for Downtown Scottsdale Businesses and Entrepreneurs Have a business in Downtown Scottsdale? Scottsdale Economic Development and The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce have partnered to launch a video series. The objective of the series is to enhance the exposure of Downtown small businesses and the entrepreneur community. The program is free to qualifying business applicants who apply and are...

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AZ Game & Fish News: Decline in Endangered Red Squirrels
Oct20

AZ Game & Fish News: Decline in Endangered Red Squirrels

October 17, 2017 Newsletter Courtesy of Arizona Game & Fish “An annual survey of the endangered Mount Graham red squirrel showed a significant decline due to the effects of the lightning-caused Frye Fire in the Pinaleño Mountains of southeastern Arizona.” Click below for information – Arizona Game & Fish Newsletter         The Peak Welcomes Your Comment The Peak invites you to share your...

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Scottsdale Update Newsletter, October 19th
Oct19

Scottsdale Update Newsletter, October 19th

October 19, 2017 Newsletter Courtesy City of Scottsdale For City of Scottsdale headlines, news, video of the week, events, and information, including contact information, for city programs and services, click below. Scottsdale Update Newsletter (PDF) The Peak Welcomes Your Comment   The Peak invites you to share your thoughts about this article by using the “Submit a Comment” box at the bottom of this page. All...

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Titan’s Taylor Lewan Donates to Cactus Shadows H.S.
Oct17

Titan’s Taylor Lewan Donates to Cactus Shadows H.S.

October 16, 2017 Courtesy of Cave Creek Unified School District Cactus Shadows High School would like to thank Taylor Lewan of the Tennessee Titans. Taylor made it to the pro-bowl last year and his team won! As part of winning, Taylor was allowed to give a $10,000 grant, from the NFL Foundation, to a school of his choice. He chose Cactus Shadows High School because he feels that this is his hometown school and he considers Cave Creek...

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Ironwood Golf Course, Our First Desert Course
Oct14

Ironwood Golf Course, Our First Desert Course

The May 2004 issue of The Peak published three articles about the first golf courses in our area. In the coming month, we will be republishing these three articles, which are entitled: “The Tale of Two Desert Courses,” “Ironwood Golf Course, Our First Desert Course” and “Desert Forest Golf Course, a Desert Classic.” April 2004 Prologue We wondered if any articles about our area’s golf courses had ever been published in The Peak. GPPA...

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Book by FCF Desert Awareness Group an AZ Literary Award Finalist
Oct11

Book by FCF Desert Awareness Group an AZ Literary Award Finalist

October 11, 2017 Courtesy Desert Foothills Community Foundation  The Arizona Authors’ Association has announced that “Chloe and the Desert Heroes: A Tale of Adventure in the Sonoran Desert” is one of three finalists for the 2017 Arizona Literary Award, children’s literature division. The award winner will be revealed at the Arizona Authors’ Association annual awards celebration on November 4, 2017. A group of local residents who are...

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CCUSD: Three Grads Inducted Into Cactus Shadows Hall of Fame
Oct11

CCUSD: Three Grads Inducted Into Cactus Shadows Hall of Fame

October 11, 2017 Courtesy of Cave Creek Unified School District Cactus Shadows principal, Dr. Steve Bebee and Assistant Principal of Athletics and Operations, Mr. Jim Swetter, introduced the CSHS Hall of Fame Inductees at the Falcons Homecoming Game last Friday. Lora Webster-Bargellini – CSHS ’04. Lora was represented by her sister, Lisa Yost. Lora is a 2004 Cactus Shadows Graduate. Lora competed in volleyball and track and field at...

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What’s Next for Desert Discovery Center / Desert Edge
Oct06

What’s Next for Desert Discovery Center / Desert Edge

October 3, 2017 By Kathy Littlefield, Scottsdale City Councilwoman  Since last Tuesday’s City Council work study meeting to discuss the Desert Discovery Center/Desert Edge proposal many citizens have asked me what did the Council actually decide and what happens next with this controversial project. I cannot speak for my Council colleagues, but I want to make it crystal clear where I stand and what I will fight for on this...

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Mayor Lane Urges Scottsdale to Support New Direction for SUSD
Oct03

Mayor Lane Urges Scottsdale to Support New Direction for SUSD

Oct. 3, 2017 By Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane   You can hardly be the most livable city, or one of the happiest cities in America, if you are not providing opportunities for people. One of the surest ways to cut off opportunity is to have less than a top-notch educational system available to our students and their parents. Though the city has no responsibility for the school district’s governance or educational...

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