Golden Corridor Brings on Holiday Sparkle

by Blake Herzog 2020 has thrown uncounted obstacles in the way of holding community events, but Pinal County’s communities are rallying to bring its residents together in ways traditional and modern. Some gatherings are being converted to drive-by formats while others are primarily virtual, but they all have the same goal: to knit neighborhoods and … Read More…

It’s a Perfect Year For New Traditions

After a year of the unexpected, the holidays is a perfect time for your family to spend time together to take control of your immediate future and create a brand-new tradition (OK, that’s an oxymoron, but bear with us), something that will bolster your holiday spirit and end 2020 on a positive note. Here are … Read More…

Ending 2020 with Gratitude

by Donna McBride, Pinal County Juvenile Court Program Administrator II 2020 is a year that will go down in history. Most of us are ready to bid it farewell without a second glance. There’s no doubt this has been a year of struggle, heartache and tragedy due to COVID-19. It has affected every single one … Read More…

Support Small Business Saturday; Love Local This Holiday Season

by Holly Rakoci, Director, Casa Grande Main Street While this holiday season will no doubt look different from past years, that doesn’t mean we can’t spread holiday cheer and love through our community. That is why Casa Grande Main Street is encouraging everyone to “Love Local CG” by shopping and supporting our local businesses this … Read More…

The Golden Corridor Shines Bright Throughout the Holidays

Whether strands of thousands of lights sparkling on trees and houses or a simple string of flashing lights around a person’s neck, the Golden Corridor seems to live up to its name during the holiday season. Most of the major community events feature an electric light parade along with performances, activities and food to bring … Read More…

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…

Everyday Heroes Wanted: Preparing Foster Care Youth for Success

by Donna McBride, Supervisor, Court Appointed Special Advocates unit, Pinal County Juvenile Justice Court Thousands of teens will graduate this May in Pinal County. Families will arrive with balloons and gifts, screaming when they see their senior walk across the stage. Now – imagine Andy. He finally made it. After living in three different group … 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…

Celebrating the Holiday Season in the Golden Corridor

by Staff Reports At their essence, the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas are about community. Family is how many experience community at its most personal level, especially as children. But some don’t have family to turn to, and the spirit of their neighborhood, town or city becomes critical to how they experience the holiday season. … Read More…