STUNNING SAFARI

An abridged excerpt from the soon-to-be published book: “Confessions of a Safari Junkie” by Tori Ward, ROX Travel, Cruise and Resort Specialist Photo by Jerry Chinn I can’t determine what woke me each morning when we were on safari. Was it the crew preparing breakfast on the open-fire grill? Maybe it was the hippos with their … Read More…

THE LEADER WE HAVE INSIDE

by Sean Clarke, Prevention Assistant, Casa Grande Alliance Through high school, you could say I was the type of person who went with the flow. I believed as long as something wasn’t problematic or inconvenient, I didn’t need to speak out against it. During my sophomore year, my friends persuaded me to join Students Against … Read More…

TERRA TREASURE

Transforming gemstones into artistic pens by Corianna Lee It has been said that “the pen is mightier than the sword,” and when it comes to Terra Treasure, that certainly is the case. Gemstones, fossils, wood and other materials aren’t the typical materials we typically associate with writing utensils, but local artisan Michael Day has developed … Read More…

CHANGES IN THE CHILDREN’S THEATRE

by Corianna Lee “The only constant is change,” and that has been the truth for the Artisan Village of Coolidge Children’s Theatre, which has made the change to ACT 1 Arizona Community Theatre in Coolidge. Their goal to bring theatre arts and performance opportunities to the youth of Pinal County began in 2015 with a … Read More…

A VISIT TO ROOSTER COGBURN OSTRICH RANCH

by Bea Lueck, Editor-in-Chief Have you ever driven the long stretch of highway to Tucson, and wondered about the unexpected place in Picacho called Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch? Well, one day, make it your destination. What you will find is simply amazing! This family-operated business is located just off I-10 and Picacho Peak Road, at … Read More…

CASA GRANDE PARKS & RECREATION SPECIAL EVENTS

Sponsored by Ochoa’s  Doggie Dive-In Attention all dog owners! Get your swimsuits ready for you and your favorite four-legged friend and join us for the 9th Annual Doggie Dive-In! Held 2 – 4 p.m., Saturday, September 17 at the Palm Island Family Aquatic Park, the annual event is open to all dogs and humans alike. … Read More…

WATER IS FUN, BUT SAFETY IS SERIOUS

by Barbara Rice, Fire Marshall, Casa Grande Fire Department Every body of water and every warm Arizona day provides an opportunity for fun summer experiences – but also the potential for a death by drowning. On average, twice as many children drown in Arizona than in the rest of the nation. Approximately five of every … Read More…

FUN IN THE MUD

Maricopa Mud Run 2017 registration open Registration for the Maricopa Mud Run 2017 and the Mini-Copa Mud Run 2017 is now open. The event is scheduled for Saturday, October 28. This year includes an exciting new costume contest theme, Mayor’s Challenge, Mini-Copa Mud Run and amazing obstacles organizers have been planning all year! There will … Read More…

CHECKLIST FOR HELPING YOUR CHILD WITH HOMEWORK

Helping your child with homework is an opportunity to improve your child’s chances of doing well in school and life. 1. Show that you think education and homework are important Do you set a regular time every day for homework? Does your child have the papers, books, pencils and other things needed to do assignments? … Read More…