HANDEL’S “MESSIAH” – COMMUNITY CHORUS

by Marilyn Cooper-Lunt, Choir Director/Conductor, Tom Beckett and others, Handel’s “Messiah” Our 15th annual Tri-community performance of Handel’s “Messiah” is now in rehearsals. Little did I know It would become a wonderful gathering of about 150 people ages 12 to 95, representing many faiths and including vocalists, instrumentalist, pianists and others who help make it … Read More…

HOMETOWN HERO

by Donna McBride, Pinal County Program Administrator II, CASA of Pinal County, and Pam Burke, Pinal County Juvenile Court CASA Coordinator, CASA of Pinal County The holidays are here, and excitement is in the air. Santa is the “hometown hero” for many children this time of the year – but only for some children, unfortunately. … Read More…

Chocolate Lovers Holiday Recipes

Holiday Truffles Ingredients   Ganache 1 quart heavy cream 3 pounds bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped 1 1/2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cut into tablespoons Pinch of salt   Truffle flavorings 1 1/2 tablespoons dark rum, brandy, amaretto or whiskey 4 teaspoons pure peppermint oil 2 teaspoons instant espresso dissolved in 2 teaspoons water 1 … Read More…

Deck the Halls!

Are you the type to stress over the placement of the last ornament? Or are you more the type to throw a handful of tinsel at the tree and call it decorated? While there is no right – or wrong, way to trim the tree, there are several secrets that make it look like a … Read More…

Home Holiday Safety Tips

by Barbara Rice, Fire Marshal, Casa Grande Fire Department The weather is cooling off and here in Casa Grande, we are gearing up for the holidays. Not only are we preparing for the holiday season, we are enjoying our amazing weather. School is in session and there are endless events to enjoy. This is also … Read More…

PURR-FECT HOWLIDAY LIST

by Gigi McWhirter, Casa Grande Animal Hospital The winter holiday season is a special time, often filled celebrating with family and friends. With all the hustle and bustle it is easy to forget the pet-proofing measures set in place the rest of the year. To help keep your pets out of danger during the holidays … Read More…