Soak in the Sun on Arizona’s West Coast

by Blake Herzog Are you looking for a slice of the beach life but not in the mood for the famously frigid waters of the Pacific? Want to get out of town, but keep the same gorgeous winter weather? Then you should check out Arizona’s West Coast, formed by the Colorado River which separates us … Read More…

Have Your Kids Discover the Fun, Benefits of Playing in Nature

by Blake Herzog There are so many good things children get from playing outside, from the obvious (hands-on learning about nature) to the not-quite-so-intuitive (reduced risk of nearsightedness). Here are a few more of the benefits kids get from outdoor play: Getting exercise — The CDC recommends children ages 3 to 5 stay active throughout … Read More…

Why Off-Roading is Good for You

by Blake Herzog Going off the paved path in your (hopefully) 4-wheel-drive vehicle isn’t a fitness activity, but it can be the gateway to demanding hikes, formidable rocks to climb, and biking up mountains you never thought possible. In much the same way, the act of off-roading takes you down the road to many more … Read More…

Casa Grande Public Library Literati Book Club Moves Online

Vista Grande Library’s popular Literati Book Club has moved online! 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 a Zoom meeting! … Read More…

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…