12 Sedona Thanksgiving Photographs
Nov15

12 Sedona Thanksgiving Photographs

Originally Published December 28, 2014 Photographs by Howard Myers   In 2014, North Scottsdale residents Howard and Carol Myers enjoyed a beautiful Thanksgiving in Sedona. Howard is an avid photographer and was the grand prize winner of the 2014 Tony Nelssen Summer Fun Photography Contest. Thank you for sharing these images.     The Peak Welcomes Your Comment The Peak invites you to share your thoughts about this...

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Vineyard Views Blog: Relax and Enjoy
Nov14

Vineyard Views Blog: Relax and Enjoy

November 14, 2017   Our world is AMAZING.   Vineyard Views Blog   The Peak thanks Al DeVito of Vineyard Views Blog for another entertaining 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...

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Book by Local Authors Wins Prestigious Literary Award
Nov10

Book by Local Authors Wins Prestigious Literary Award

November 10, 2017 Popular Children’s book about the Sonoran Desert Takes Third Prize in Statewide Contest Phoenix, AZ October 10, 2017 “Chloe and the Desert Heroes: A Tale of Adventure in the Sonoran Desert” was awarded third place out of 54 entries in the 2017 Arizona Literary Award, children’s literature division. “It is a good feeling to be recognized for something that has been a labor of love and has done so much good in...

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Carvalho’s Thanks Scenic Drive Volunteers for Making a Difference
Nov01

Carvalho’s Thanks Scenic Drive Volunteers for Making a Difference

October 28, 2017 Courtesy Greater Pinnacle Peak Association – Friends of the Scenic Drive Photographs by Cindy Lee and Peter Cherry   Saturday, October 28th was National Make a Difference Day. Twenty-two GPPA-Friends of the Scenic Drive volunteers made a difference, clearing 13 miles of roadside. Volunteers covered the entire length of Scottsdale’s historic Scenic Drive along the northern reaches of Scottsdale Road,...

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Desert Forest Golf Course, A Desert Classic
Nov01

Desert Forest Golf Course, A Desert Classic

The May 2004 issue of The Peak published three articles about the first golf courses in our area. Beginning October 15, 2017 we republished the article, which are entitled: “The Tale of Two Desert Courses,” “Ironwood Golf Course, Our First Desert Course” and “Desert Forest Golf Course, a Desert Classic.” The third and final article appears below.   Prologue I wrote the article below more than ten years ago when The Peak was a...

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Final Images of Summer Fun 2017
Nov01

Final Images of Summer Fun 2017

October 29, 2017 The curtain rose on The Peak’s 2017 Summer Fun Photography Contest in early May. The images below are the final act of this year’s contest.  Once again, we appreciate the support of all the entrants. Thank you!               Related Articles 2017 Summer Fun Photo Contest: “One Love” Gets Grand Prize Article “Sail Away” is 2017 Summer Fun Diners...

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“Sail Away” is 2017 Summer Fun Diners’ Choice
Sep15

“Sail Away” is 2017 Summer Fun Diners’ Choice

September 15, 2017 By Les Conklin GPPA thanks former Scottsdale mayor “Sam” Kathryn Campana, Scottsdale councilman David Smith, and Evelyn Johnson, Executive Director, Cave Creek Museum, and all the other guests who attended the Summit of Summer Fun on September, 9th at the Summit Diner. Guests included most of  the winners of this year’s Summer Fun Photography and Write Stuff Contests.  Thanks also to GPPA...

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“The Western Lifestyle” by Barb Owings, Write Stuff Winner
Sep15

“The Western Lifestyle” by Barb Owings, Write Stuff Winner

Winner, What’s Worth Preserving Category 2017 Summer Fun Write Stuff Contest The Western Lifestyle By Barb Owings August 27, 2017   I thought about it long and hard Every day while sitting in my yard What, I thought, was most worthwhile That I should mentally file Through life so many things come and go To make me happy and sometimes low But it didn’t take too long to decide And it happened when I went out for a ride On a...

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2017 Summer Fun Write Stuff Winners – “Say! Phoebes” Gets Grand Prize
Sep14

2017 Summer Fun Write Stuff Winners – “Say! Phoebes” Gets Grand Prize

August 30, 2017 The Peak’s 2017 Summer Fun Write Stuff Contest ended on August 27th. This was the contest’s 14th consecutive year and again this year  we’ve received  excellent articles and poems. Thank you! And the winners are – “Say! Phoebes” by Stephanie Bradley – Liz Stapleton Ogden Award (Grand Prize) “A Western Lifestyle” by Barbara Owings – Winner What’s Worth...

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Desert Edge Alert: 3 Videos Introduce Desert Edge
Sep02

Desert Edge Alert: 3 Videos Introduce Desert Edge

September 1, 2017 Courtesy of Desert Discovery Center Scottsdale   Desert Edge Alert Newsletter (PDF) Related Articles & Websites Sneak Peeks: Summer Fun, Desert Edge, Honors  Article Desert Edge: DDCS Submits Plan to Scottsdale City Council  Article Desert Edge: Plan’s Graphics Worth 1,000 Words   Article   The Peak Welcomes Your Comment The Peak invites you to share your thoughts about this article by using the...

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