Tucson: Little Trip, Big City

by Blake Herzog   Day trips are wonderful, and you may be taking more of them this year in lieu of longer jaunts. But they can be even better when there isn’t much driving required to hit a big change of pace. Consider Tucson, about an hour’s drive from Casa Grande and 90 minutes from … Read More…

Small Towns, Big Worlds

If you’re looking for a small town to get away from it all, Tucson is also the gateway to southeastern Arizona, which has clusters of small towns which add up to a distinct world of their own, far away from Pinal County but shimmering with the same warmth and friendliness. Sonoita (approximate population 800), Elgin … Read More…

Casa Grande Public Library – Literati Book Club Moves Online

Vista Grande Library’s popular Literati Book Club will be moving online this fall! It is a big departure from the previous seasons, which welcomed 25+ adults every month over the past five-plus years. The comforting news is there are still eight book selections, as always. The more interesting news is the Literati will not be … Read More…

Quebec Shines as City for All Seasons

Article and Photos by Tori Ward, Cruise and Resort Specialist, ROX Travel When temperatures hit 98 degrees in Prescott, my friend and I fantasized about sitting by the water in the shade with a cold drink and a deli nearby that delivers. I laughed and told her I was at the perfect place at Christmas … Read More…

Online Gale Courses Free to CG Library Users

The Casa Grande Public Library is pleased to offer access to Gale Courses for all our registered library users. The next monthly sessions begin Oct. 14 and Nov. 11. What’s on your list to learn? Maybe you’d like to build up your business know-how, master a second language, or conquer code? Whatever it is, you’re … Read More…

Spain’s Architecture, Culture Second to None

by Tori Ward, Cruise and Resort Specialist, ROX Travel On March 13, while we waited at Sky Harbor for our shuttle to deliver us to our door from our trip to Spain, my husband said, “Guess we made it home just in time.” He showed his phone screen that read: Flights Restricted from Spain. The … Read More…

The 2020 Summer Reading Program

The 2020 Casa Grande Public Library Summer Reading Program is here! This free program is available for kids of all ages and will be a bit different this year. Weekly activity grab bags will be available at the Casa Grande Main Library. Kids can also pick up a reading log/activity sheet or register to log … Read More…

Casa Grande Library Has Free Resources For Kids Online

Looking for fun and free educational opportunities for your kids online? Look no further than the Casa Grande Public Library website at www.cglibrary.org. With a library card, kids have access to a wealth of student resources located under the research tab of our library homepage. Here kids can learn about everything under the sun with … Read More…

Cape of Good Hope and Good Wine Along the Way

by Tori Ward, Cruise and Resort Specialist, ROX Travel Following our Botswana safari with friends this summer, we explored two other countries on the continent of Africa. First Zimbabwe for a quick trip to Victoria Falls. And since the water shortage in Cape Town has improved, it was a great place to decompress and conclude … Read More…

Spring Flings Abound at the Pinal Fairgrounds

by Karen Searle, Executive Director, Pinal Fairgrounds and Event Center Several annual events are coming up for the whole family at the Pinal Fairgrounds and Event Center, so mark your calendars! January brings the popular Agri-Country Bluegrass Festival. Two days of nonstop music is sure to get everyone’s toes tapping. National touring acts include Laurie … Read More…