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…

HABOOB… A dust storm by another name!

by Bea Lueck After a recent discussion on CG CHAT about whether to call our summer monsoon storms a “dust storm” or a “haboob,” I thought this would be a timely and informational bit of useless trivia! Haboob [huh-boob] noun: a thick dust storm or sandstorm that blows in the deserts of North Africa and … Read More…

Dorothy Powell Senior Adult Center

405 East Sixth Street – Casa Grande, AZ 85122 Dorothy Powell Senior Adult Center provides area residents the opportunity to experience recreational, cultural and educational programming in a friendly atmosphere. Dorothy Powell Senior Adult Center is open to individuals 50 years of age or older. Tours and an explanation of our programs are available during our … Read More…

THE SERENDIPITY OF F.I.T.

by Rock Earle, Founder Chief Executive Officer, ROX Group, LLC Huh? What on earth is F.I.T.? F.I.T. is an acronym that can stand variously for Free, Frequent, Foreign, Fully, or Flexible Independent Travel. What it really means is a tourist or tourists travelling independently, designing their own itineraries and making their own travel arrangements without … Read More…

WHAT’S DEVELOPING IN ELOY?

by Mark Benner, CEO, Eloy Chamber of Commerce | Photo by Norman Kent  Save the Date!  On Monday, May 29 at The Eloy Memorial Park Cemetery, the people of Greater Eloy will gather to remember and honor those who died in service to our country. Celebration starts at 9 a.m.  and is followed by an … Read More…