AGAINST ABUSE IS AT THE READY

by Pat Griffen, Executive Director, Against Abuse, Inc. Against Abuse, Inc. (AAI) began serving victims of domestic violence in 1981 using a Safe Home Network model. The more male and female victims we served, the more we realized there was so much more that needed to be done to ensure their safety and help them … Read More…

WHAT’S UP DOWNTOWN

by Rina Rien, Director, Casa Grande Main Street As most of us reach our breaking point with monsoon storms and air-conditioning induced lethargy, take heart in knowing summer is a time for transformation and exciting new venues and opportunities in your historic downtown. Brought to you by the Brinkin Family of Big House Café fame, … Read More…

THEATER FOUNDATION ENVISIONS COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER

by Stacey Seaman, Education Director, BlackBox Foundation Former U.S. Education Secretary William Bennett once said, “The arts are an essential element of education, just like reading, writing, and arithmetic…music, dance, painting and theater are all keys that unlock profound human understanding and accomplishment.” A recent evening spent with the students and volunteers at the BlackBox … Read More…

CGUHS ELITE DANCE AMONG THE ELITE INVITED

The dance program at Casa Grande Union High School is an outstanding one, but it recently achieved “elite” status. The CGUHS Elite Dance Team received the elite invitation to represent Arizona and perform in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. To receive an invitation is rare, but to be able to accept it is even … Read More…