Quick Peeks, December 11th
Dec11

Quick Peeks, December 11th

December 11, 2017 Next Scenic Drive Roadside Cleanup Set for Saturday, January 27th, 8 A.M. The snowbirds are back and more are heading our way. It’s time to stand tall. Friends of the Scenic Drive-GPPA will need your help on Saturday, January 27th at 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. to help clear roadside litter. New volunteers are welcome. Your support is essential. Volunteers are invited to a post cleanup complimentary light breakfast and...

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CCUSD: Three Teachers Awarded 2017 Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes
Dec11

CCUSD: Three Teachers Awarded 2017 Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes

December 11, 2017 Courtesy of Cave Creek Unified School District Sonoran Trails Middle School and Cactus Shadows High School Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teacher Program Winners   Cave Creek Unified School District is pleased to announce that three teachers were awarded 2017 Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teacher program grants: • Mr. Chris Hazeltine from Sonoran Trails Middle School; • Ms. Barbara Burt from Cactus Shadows...

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Veterans Heritage Project Remembers Pearl Harbor
Dec07

Veterans Heritage Project Remembers Pearl Harbor

December 7, 2017 The Veterans Heritage Project enlists high school students to interview and write the stories of our local veterans. This tribute captures the story of Lou Conter, one of the last four survivors of the sinking of the USS Arizona on December 7, 1941..   Veterans Heritage Day Tribute The Peak Welcomes Your Comment The Peak invites you to share your thoughts about this article by using the “Submit a...

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Scottsdale Arts Recieves $410,000 Grant from Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
Dec07

Scottsdale Arts Recieves $410,000 Grant from Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust

December 7, 2017 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Scottsdale Arts has received a $410,000 grant from Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust to support a comprehensive website and technology restructure initiative. This is the single-largest grant ever provided by a foundation to Scottsdale Arts for a technology project. Scottsdale Arts will improve its customer service and engagement processes by designing a new website and upgrading technology to...

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Vineyard Views Blog: Still on the job, Up, Up, & Away!
Dec02

Vineyard Views Blog: Still on the job, Up, Up, & Away!

November 14, 2017 Meet your stewardess. Vineyard Views Blog The Peak thanks Al DeVito of Vineyard Views Blog for another uplifting post.     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 comments are reviewed based on The Peak’s  Comment Policy  prior to publishing. GPPA Membership Make a...

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Learn About Desert Rocks, Animals & Plants, Volunteer for Desert Reach
Dec02

Learn About Desert Rocks, Animals & Plants, Volunteer for Desert Reach

Scottsdale, Cave Creek and Carefree, AZ, (December 1, 2017) Have you ever wanted to know more about the rocks, animals and plants of the Sonoran Desert? Become a volunteer, sharing your new-found knowledge and excitement with 4th grade students in the Cave Creek Unified School District.   The Foothills Community Foundation’s Desert Awareness Committee is looking for volunteers to help with the fourth grade program Desert...

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Everest Base Camp Trek: A Photo Journal
Dec01

Everest Base Camp Trek: A Photo Journal

November 30, 2017 Story and photographs by Bob Conklin Part 1. Adventure of a Lifetime In this four-part series, I’ll share some stories, tips and pictures from my recent journey. I hope you’ll enjoy it. The trip was certainly an adventure of a lifetime. In this segment, you’ll find an introductory article followed by photographs. You’ll find links to the other parts of the series in “Related Articles &...

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Kraig’s Cave Creek Commentary
Nov30

Kraig’s Cave Creek Commentary

December 2017 In this brief commentary, Kraig Nelson combines insights into Cave Creek’s history and the current real estate market in Cave Creek, Scottsdale, and Carefree.  The Peak thanks the Cave Creek Museum for their long-standing support of the Desert Foothills Scenic Drive.   Kraig’s History Highlights From the Cave Creek Museum Kraig Nelson, docent    Metropolitan Phoenix is named after the mythical bird...

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Emma’s Ex by J. Douglas Hinds
Nov30

Emma’s Ex by J. Douglas Hinds

November 30, 2017 Emma’s Ex By J. Douglas Hinds   I was sittin’ in the kitchen Half starin’ at my cup Emma was makin’ biscuits When the subject just came up   What happen to your husband I asked her right out straight He left for Colorado she said He hated this here state   Emma must be sixty Or maybe sixty five She spends her time a cookin’ And just keeping us alive   As she salted her...

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A True Adventure Story for the Holidays
Nov28

A True Adventure Story for the Holidays

November 15, 2018 Prologue Finding the Way with Humor and Optimism After every big holiday meal, a member of my family will say, “We should go for a walk.” When that happens this year, I’ll surely mention the story below. Did you ever wonder what it would be like to go for a three-mile walk in downtown Scottsdale with your eyes closed? The thought has probably never crossed your mind, but if you took such a risky stroll and survived,...

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