“OUR TOWN” THE GREAT AMERICAN CLASSIC

by Corianna Lee The popular, Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder is coming to the Pence Center of the Performing Arts at Central Arizona College on April 6, 7 and 8. The production is being produced by Blackbox Foundation in conjunction with Central Arizona College, and will feature a cast of Pinal County … Read More…

CREATIVE WRITING CONTEST WINNER

Casa Grande Public Library The Vista Grande Public Library Creative Writing Contest is an ongoing monthly contest where children write stories at the library’s Creative Writing Station. Each monthly winner gets his or her picture taken and placed on the Creative Writing Hall of Fame, receives a free book of his or her choosing from … Read More…

STAY, PLAY, SAIL AWAY

by Tori Ward, ROX Travel, Cruise and Resort Specialist It’s overcast outside, and the air smells like burning wood from the neighbor’s fireplace. But inside, it’s warm and my home is fragrant, thanks to a batch of “cheater” apple butter, which bubbles away in the crock pot. It’s hard to believe that I’m thinking about … Read More…

ROLLING ON THE RIVER

The most beautiful type of travel through the world’s famous cities by Tori Ward, Cruise and Resort Specialist, ROX Travel The rowing machine I was sitting on was located in the front of the ship, a repositioning cruise from Europe aboard a 3,600-passenger vessel. I had been on the machine for about 25 minutes when … Read More…

A FILM FESTIVAL IN PINAL COUNTY?

COPA SHORTS FILM FEST STARTED IN 2017 Shelley and Roger Gillespie, residents of Maricopa since 2003, chose the state-of-the-art UltraStar Multi-tainment Center as the ideal location for a film festival. The Gillespies started 3-Hour Movie Critic for avid film-lovers in 2015, growing into the full-fledged festival this February. Over 80 residents as well as film … Read More…

STUNNING SAFARI

An abridged excerpt from the soon-to-be published book: “Confessions of a Safari Junkie” by Tori Ward, ROX Travel, Cruise and Resort Specialist Photo by Jerry Chinn I can’t determine what woke me each morning when we were on safari. Was it the crew preparing breakfast on the open-fire grill? Maybe it was the hippos with their … Read More…