AMERICAN HEART MONTH

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, with 1 in 4 deaths caused by heart disease What Is a Heart Attack? A heart attack happens when the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a section of heart muscle suddenly becomes blocked and the heart can’t get oxygen. … Read More…

BLACKBOX FOUNDATION GEARS UP FOR EXCITING 2017

What do you do when you’re a local theatre arts organization that just had its busiest and most successful year ever? Well, if you’re the BlackBox Foundation, you go bigger! After a banner year that featured 13 mainstage youth and community theatre shows, vibrant fundraising campaigns to raise funds for student scholarships, and local partnerships … Read More…

MARICOPA’S SENIOR TRANSIT SURVEY & SENIOR EXPO

The City of Maricopa has several initiatives and events aimed at serving seniors. For more information, visit maricopa-az.gov by Staff Reports Senior Transit Survey The City of Maricopa Express Transit (COMET) has a new survey for senior citizens that seeks to go beyond questions of levels of satisfaction or dissatisfaction. The Senior Transit Survey asks … Read More…

NO MAN IS AN ISLAND

by Terri Durham, Office Coordinator John Donne penned, “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent.” For the past 24 years Seeds of Hope has improved lives in our community through relationships. Daniel knows this firsthand. He was a life that was changed most recently. After being … Read More…

GETTING BACK ON TRACK AFTER THE HOLIDAYS

by Tiffanie Grady-Gillespie CPT We all indulge during the holidays – a few celebratory foods, maybe an extra drink or three. Some of us splurge a little and some of us a lot! No worries. We are all human. Start by forgiving yourself; deal with your indulgences and let’s move on. Let’s put this into … Read More…

THE HAPPY HOME

by Donna McBride Every house starts out with the basics: walls, roof and floor. Some are more expensive than others – but the basics are still the same. It’s what happens after that which truly creates a home. I’m not talking about furniture and fancy window treatments, or appliances. I’m talking about the warmth you … Read More…

30th Annual Taste of Casa Grande

by Jo Anne Pinto, MS  Children’s Counselor, Against Abuse, Inc. We at Against Abuse, Inc. can scarcely find the words to thank everyone who made the 30th Taste of Casa Grande the success it was. Thanks to our exceptional participants, our generous sponsors and contributors, and especially our energetic volunteers, who made it all possible, … Read More…

Why Be Thankful? Why Not?

by Donna McBride It is no secret that this is a troubling time of our country: Our veterans continue to cry for help, tornados and hurricanes rip away people’s possessions and even lives, children have no place to call home. How can we really think about being thankful? We cannot dismiss these tragedies are going … Read More…

Preserving History

by Marge Jantz, Chairwoman, Historic Preservation Commission Have you ever been curious about the history of our old buildings, historic residential districts, the bronze historic plaque programs or how long our neon and vintage signs have been around? Wonder no more! The City has numerous volunteer boards and commissions and the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) is … Read More…