RUSSIA

by Margot Unger From the golden domes of the Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin) to the onion domes on the Church of the Transfiguration on Kizhi Island and to the magnificent domes of Saint Basil’s Cathedral (The Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed) in Moscow, there are many wonders to be found during the Viking … Read More…

Santa Cruz Valley Historic Museum

Join us for food, fun and a great cause by Kristin Gramando On Toltec Road between Interstate 10 and Jimmie Kerr/Frontier Boulevards, on the east side of the road just south of the railroad tracks, sits a building with significant historical value to the community. Eligible for the National Historic Registry, the old Toltec Elementary … Read More…

THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE

by Staff Reports The opulence of the theatre shines through the moment you enter. Built in the 1920s by J.E. Richards and Harry Nacy, whose chain of 18 theaters included the Orpheum Theater in Phoenix, this building was a gem that called Casa Grande home, according to the theatre’s brochure. From the towering curved ceiling … Read More…

SUNSHINE OR SNOWFALL

 by Tori Ward The holiday season was always a bit of an obsession with me when I was younger. I wanted something special and unique for those on my list and would shop all year to avoid being one of the hysterical “hit and runners” at the mall in the final days before the holidays. … Read More…

30th Annual Taste of Casa Grande

by Jo Anne Pinto, MS Children’s Counselor, Against Abuse, Inc. Do-gooder foodies have some place to be on Sunday, October 9, 2016 between 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at The Property Conference Center for the 30th Annual “Taste of Casa Grande.” For 30 years, restaurants, concerned community members and the general public have come together to … Read More…

MAG LAUNCHES APP-BASED HOUSEHOLD TRAVEL SURVEY

An announcement from the Maricopa Association of Governments  Where are you headed today? This simple question is an important one for the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG). The agency is seeking 14,000 people to join the 2016 MAG Household Travel Survey. This app-based household travel survey is one of the first of its kind in … Read More…

Case Grande Main Street: Fall Fun

Join us for some of your favorite annual events and discover new ones kicking off this year 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 fall is just around the corner with local fun in your … Read More…

Case Grande Main Street: A RETURN TO HOLIDAY SHOPPING BLISS

Join us for Small Business Saturday and other events through fall and winter By Rina Rien, Director, Casa Grande Main Street Sandwiched in between the barrage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday press is a little thing called Small Business Saturday. On Thanksgiving weekend, when the official shopping season is supposed to begin, this quiet … Read More…

“LOVING THE ART IN YOURSELF” AT THE ARTISAN VILLAGE OF COOLIDGE

by Corianna Lee “Love the art in yourself…” says Constantin Stanislavsky, and the Artisan Village of Coolidge offers many opportunities to do just that! Located at 351 N. Arizona Boulevard in Coolidge, the Artisan Village of Coolidge is also home to the Coolidge Chamber of Commerce, the Pinal Gem and Mineral Museum, The Artisan Village … Read More…

HOMEMADE HUMMUS DIP

Transport yourself with this old Middle Eastern classic. Enjoy as a dip with fluffy pita and crisp veggies or as a spread on your favorite sandwiches and crackers. INGREDIENTS 2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, or more as needed, plus more for garnish 1/2 lemon, juiced 2 tablespoons roughly … Read More…