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Fiesta Bowl Charities donates a total $1.5 million

Fiesta Bowl

After record attendance numbers from both the 45th Annual Fiesta Bowl and 27th Annual Cactus Bowl and a successful bowl season, Fiesta Bowl Charities concluded its term by rounding up total beneficiaries from local state nonprofits and charities. The largest portion of community giving, which totaled $1.5 million in grants to 60 nonprofit organizations, provided… Read More →

World-renowned artist carves pumpkin garden in Carefree

Pumpkin Fest

Halloween spirit invades Carefree in the form of whimsical pumpkin carvings from master carver Ray Villafane. The first of its kind in the United States, The Enchanted Pumpkin Garden is open to the public and woven throughout the 4 acre Carefree Desert Gardens. The display runs October 16-31, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., 101 Easy… Read More →

YMCA CEO Scobas Announces Retirement

Valley of the Sun YMCA President and CEO George Scobas officially announced today that he will be retiring as of April 15, 2014. Scobas began his career as a Youth Director and Ski Instructor at the YMCA in Cheyenne, Wyoming back in 1974. His retirement closes the chapter on a more than 40 year story… Read More →