HOLIDAY CALENDAR

December 1 3rd Annual Breakfast with Santa 9 to 11 a.m. at the Florence Library & Community Center. Tickets must be pre-purchased online or at the Library and Community Center. $5 adult & children over one year. Registration deadline is November 27th. December 6 Florence Christmas on Main 6 to 8 p.m., Florence Main Street. … Read More…

Everyone Can Be a Hero

For the Love of Animals By GiGi McWhirter Tina Heet has been a Certified Veterinary Technician with Casa Grande Animal Hospital for over 25-years. Her first retirement didn’t last long before returning to CGAH. She now makes time in her schedule to travel the world, volunteering her excellent tech skills to work in spay-neuter clinics … Read More…

Holiday Recipes!

Everyone has a special family recipe that brings warm memories and are part of your cherished holiday traditions. We asked friends, family and local readers to submit their personal favorites. From our families to yours – HAPPY HOLIDAYS!      

ENJOY YOUR HEALTHIEST HOLIDAYS

Let’s be honest. A lot of people seem to throw in the towel healthwise from Halloween through New Year’s. It starts with all the Halloween candy, extends through Thanksgiving, which seems to be synonymous with stuffing ourselves silly, and shifts into even higher gear with December’s holiday parties and treats. You may have neither time … Read More…

THE NUTCRACKER BALLET IS PART OF HOLIDAY HISTORY

by Corianna Lee, Director, Coolidge Performing Arts Center During the holidays, the music from “The Nutcracker” ballet is everywhere, even the community of Casa Grande had an annual production of it involving performers from throughout Pinal County for 24 years. Ballet companies all over the world have a long-standing tradition of performing this historic ballet … Read More…

JOIN US FOR FLORENCE’S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS ON MAIN HOLIDAY EVENT

Photo caption: Numerous floats adorn downtown Florence Main Street during its annual Christmas on Main event. by John Nixon, CPRP, Recreation Superintendent, Town of Florence Community Services Department Ask anyone to describe their most cherished Christmas and holiday memories and chances are you will hear words such as family, snow, presents, lights and hot chocolate.    … Read More…