A publication of
The Town of Cave Creek
37622 N Cave Creek Rd.
Cave Creek, AZ
480-488-6600
Editor: Nina Spitzer
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Cave Creek Weather
Corner
Click the picture for Cave Creek weather info direct from the Town website.
Calendar
Corner
June 1: Cave Creek Museum Closed for Summer
June 3 (7:30am): Monthly Ambassador Breakfast: Carefree/Cave Chamber (Grotto Café) More Info
June 4: Cave Creek Tourism Bureau Begins Summer schedule of Fri-Sun hours, 10am-2pm
June 4 (4-7pm) : Sonoran Arts League - Juried Members Exhibition - Opening Reception - Exhibit Continue through July 18th. For more info click HERE.
June 7 (6pm): Council Meeting* - Town Hall (Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/s/97966005071)
June 9 (10am):
Dairy Queen Landmarks Celebration & Fundraiser
June 9 (5:30pm): Carefree/Cave Creek Chamber Monthly Mixer (Arizona Animal Hospital) More info HERE.
June 21 (6pm): Council Meeting* - Town Hall (Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/s/97966005071)
June 17 (7pm): Planning Commission Regular Meeting* - Town (Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/93661231481)
June 24 (7:30-9am ): Monthly Business Breakfast Carefree/Cave Chamber (Harold's Corral) More Info HERE.

* Town Council and Planning Commission meetings have returned to "in-person" meetings at Town Hall but, will also continue on Zoom.

Click HERE for the calendar and Zoom links on the Town site.
Town News
Corner
Would you like to read the Town of Cave Creek's official summer newsletter? Then, click HERE.
Holland Center Corner
Once again, The Holland Center is hosting a variety of fun and informative summer classes for both kids and adults. For a listing of their classes click HERE.
Election Corner
May Cave Creek Election Results: Proposition 461 (The 2020 Cave Creek General Plan) passed with 1,016 yes votes to 578 no votes - a total of 1,594 votes cast out of 4,385 registered voters.

Data: Thank You Jane Fuller, Town Clerk
Photo: Mark Carroll
Thank You Corner
Thank you

The Town of Cave Creek would like to express its gratitude to Larson Excavating for their help with the expansion of the Spur Cross Ranch public parking area. Larson Excavating is a local family-owned business serving the Cave Creek area since 1988 and continues to pitch in and help the town on efforts both planned and unplanned, as in the case of the emergency response to the wildfires last year.
Thank you
Museum Corner
Cave Creek Museum
*New Board Members*

There's a dazzling, new season ahead at our Cave Creek Museum!

On Tuesday, May 11th, the Cave Creek Museum installed nine Board members for the new season.
They are Frank Tyrol, Pam DiPietro, Darlene Southern, Tammy Causey, Nina Spitzer, Shea Stanfield, Bill Oelman, and Ellen Alsever. Missing from the photo is Reg Monochino.
Congratulations to the new Cave Creek Museum Board
and Best Wishes to those leaving and moving into new and exciting adventures!

Here's the line-up of the new Executive Board...
President:
Reg Monachino
Vice-President:
Frank Tyrol
Treasurer:
Pam DiPietro
Secretary:
Shea Stanfield

Resignations effective as of May 31st, 2021...
Board Member &
Former President:
Vince D'Aliesio
Interim Exec. Director:
Suzanne Johnson
Museum Program Director:
Remi Pettus
Archeology Committee Chair:
Kathy Pedrick
Board Member:
Tom Cross

New Staff Assignment...
Interim Exec. Director:
Evelyn Johnson
Museum Administrator:
JoAnn Stucky
Accountant:
Mary McCormack
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Photo: Kelley Francis
Shout Out Corner
Kudos to
Bryan's BBQ

YES! A BIG Shout Out to Bryan's Black Mountain Barbecue for being mentioned in Phoenix Magazine as one of its five favorite Valley barbecue spots during their celebration of National Barbecue Day on May 16th. See the article for yourself by clicking HERE.
Public Works Corner
Parking Lot Expansion at Spur Cross Ranch
Increased volume at Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area and the Jewel of the Creek have caused a strain on available vehicle parking. In a collaborative public/private effort between the Town, Maricopa County Parks and Larson Excavation, the Town Public Works Department has been managing an expansion of the existing parking area as of MONDAY, MAY 10th. Once completed, double the vehicle parking as well as dedicated horse trailer parking will be available. The existing parking area will only be slightly impacted by the mobilization effort of heavy equipment and the work will be completed by Memorial Day. Thank you for your continued love and support of Spur Cross Ranch as well as your patience as we continue to improve Cave Creek’s recreational experience. Any questions about the project can be directed to Luke Kautzman, Planning Director, at 480.488.6633 or via email at lkautzman@cavecreekaz.gov.
Safety Corner
MASKING UPDATE

The Town of Cave Creek currently continues its policy for masking and social distancing at Town Hall, at the treatment facilities and the Town's Tourism Bureau.
Code Red Corner
Code RED

CodeRed is an emergency alert system Cave Creek residents and business owners are encouraged to participate in to receive electronic alerts in the event of an emergency.
Be Safe-Don't Be Sorry!
The Town of Cave Creek will be scheduling a test of the CodeRED Emergency Alert System. Click HERE to register now for direct alerts from the Town of Cave Creek, in the event of a crisis.
Supporting Our Locals Corner
Local Realtors
YES!
When considering a property sale, purchase, or rental, do give first consideration to our local realtors. They are all awesome and know our area best. They are the ones who will care most about supporting your needs. So, let's support our locals and they will support us.
Rodeo Corner
THANK YOU Volunteers

It is always our many dedicated volunteers and sponsors who make Cave Creek Rodeo Days a reality and a beloved iconic annual event. A huge THANK YOU to all of you whose time, efforts and hard work made the 2021 Cave Creek Rodeo Days another fun, successful weekend!

And, guess what? The 2022 Cave Creek Rodeo Days plans are already in the works, so know that your help and support will again be welcome and appreciated. Contact us now and be part of those 2022 plans. Click HERE for contact info.

Rodeo Photo: Courtesy of Town of Cave Creek
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Supporting one another is what it's all about!
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Summer is upon us and the snowbirds are returning home. Buy local or Bye-Bye local! Summertime in the Creek means that businesses and restaurants need your support now more than ever!
Thank You.

Patty Villeneuve, IOM
President/CEO
Carefree Cave Creek Chamber
480 488-336
Marketing Corner
Cave Creek
Visitor's Guide
If you would like your business included in the 2021-2022 Cave Creek Visitor's Guide, you will need to register by the June 19th deadline. For rates and more info click HERE.
Cave Creek Tourism Bureau Corner
SUMMER HOURS
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June/July
Friday, Saturday,
& Sunday
10am-2pm
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Thank you to our Cave Creek Tourism Bureau volunteers for their dedication to our merchants and community during this past (Covid) year!
Many thanks, as well, to both The Town of Cave Creek and Roastery of Cave Creek for the coffee and goodies that made the tourism bureau "Volunteer Appreciation Get-together" so very special!
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Guess It
Corner
Ahhh...Life in Cave Creek!
Is Your Face in the Picture?
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May's Answer:
This is Roastery of Cave Creek's (ROC2) mascot robot "Big Red," a creation of local artist Eddie Schenck, owner of The Eddy. The robot was purchased from Eddie's former Big Red Robot Gallery in Carefree by the Roastery's owner, Dave Anderson, who gave "Big Red" his new home greeting visitors in front of ROC2. Of course, Big Red has a cup of his ROC2 coffee in hand. (Click HERE to see him again in last month's CCC.)

Click HERE to go to the Roastery of Cave Creek's website.
BEWARE Corner
BEWARE! There are NO “2021 Best of Cave Creek” awards being issued from the Town of Cave Creek. If you receive an email saying you’ve won “2021 Best of Cave Creek - Realtor”or Restaurant…OR whatever business you are in, don’t believe it. (Some local merchants have received these.)

Most likely the email will be asking you to send money – a lot of it – to claim and receive your physical, personalized award. It’s a scam and certainly NOT anything awarded by the Town.

If you receive any emails that sound too good to be true and ask you to send money, investigate by getting the phone number of the “supposed” sender from a reliable source and call them directly. Buying into the scam will mean you will most likely never see the award or your money ever again.
Covid-19 Corner
Info & Resources

Click HERE for the CDC's Covid-19 updates for Workplaces and Businesses.
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For the ADHS Covid-19 Data Dashboard click HERE.
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Find Maricopa County Covid-19 Business Info HERE.
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Click HERE Arizona Department of Health Services helpful info on Covid-19 resources.
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Access all you need to know from the Arizona Department of Economic Security by clicking HERE.
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Look HERE for updated Sky Harbor Airport travel regulations.
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Gov. Ducey
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“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person,
he believed in me."
- Jim Valvano

June
2021
Feature Corner
Our Desert Foothills Library
By Nina Spitzer
 
The Desert Foothills Library (DFL) is the heartbeat of our community and for over a year, the Covid-19 pandemic has slowed its rhythm. With Covid restrictions being lifted by the CDC, our library is back to being fully open and its quickening pulse is marked by the return of happy patrons and eager volunteers.

“We are happy to be welcoming our friends to come back to the library," says DFL Board President Patrick O'Brien, "We are so happy to be re-opening after a very difficult year."
 
Library Executive Director Anne Johnson says she’s struck by how much patrons missed visiting the library. “I just spoke with someone yesterday,” she explains, “who said the library’s curbside service helped her get through the darkest periods of the isolation Covid brought to so many of our community members.”
 
Anne joined the library as the new executive director replacing retiring David Court in September of 2020. New to the area after having recently moved from Austin, Texas, Anne also had the challenges of keeping the library alive for members in the face of the pandemic. “I think it brought us together as a team,” Anne says of the effort.
 
During the Covid shut-down, library patrons missed browsing new books and buying used ones at the Chapter2 book shop. They missed the programs and socializing that comes with library activities. They missed the children’s activities and, surely, they missed the smiling faces of friendly volunteers. Still, the roadside pick-up helped the community remain in touch and connected with the library, and we thank the library staff for providing this service.
 
The good news is…Shortly after starting with the library Anne read about the Maricopa County COVID relief grant program in the Cave Creek Corner. She applied and less than a month later received notification that the library had received the $25,000 grant. What welcome news during challenging times! Anne has also applied to The American Library Association for their Covid Relief Grant of $50,000 and hopes future good news from that organization, too, will be something to celebrate.
 
Now that Covid restrictions have lifted, also excited about easing back into “normal” are Public Service Manager Ashley Ware, Youth and Teen Services Librarian Caitlin Decker and the rest of the library staff. Thanks to their efforts patrons will, once again, enjoy in-person programming (book clubs, movies, story time, etc.), Chapter2 book sales, adult and children reading programs and events, availability of computer use and, coming soon…room rentals, as well. Caitlin says the summer program for kids, “plays a vital role in helping to reduce the “Summer Slide” – the learning loss experienced while transitioning between school years.” Click HERE to see the Desert Foothills Library’s exciting summer calendars already bursting with activity and, they will be ramping it up with even more activities for autumn.
 
About the entire Covid-19 experience Executive Director Anne says, “People really felt how important of a community resource the library is and are so happy to be returning to this new normal.”
 
New Library Hours:
M, W, & F – 9am-5pm
T & Th - 9am-6pm
Sat - 9am-4pm
Sun - Closed

Photos: Nina Spitzer
Library Staff: Terri Engebretson, Support Service Manager; Sara Zapotocky, Acquisition Librarian; Anne Johnson, Executive Director; Marissa Dailey, Circulation Manager; Caitlin Decker, Youth & Teen Manager (Missing - Ashley Ware, Public Service Manager)
Town Manager's Corner
Greetings Cave Creek Merchants,
 
During this past May, two key things happened regarding Fire Safety and Awareness for the Town of Cave Creek:
 
First, on the evening of May 19th, the Whispering Hills Community at 36th Street and Carefree Highway was officially recognized by the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management (DFFM) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) as a certified Firewise/USA Community. This is a voluntary prevention program designed for individual communities that are located within Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) areas. 
 
This residential community came together shortly after the major fires last year and aggressively took the needed steps to help protect their homes and investments. The Town of Cave Creek wants to thank them for their proactive efforts and also, would like to congratulate Whispering Hills for being the first “Official Firewise/USA” recognized community within the Town limits. What actions have you taken and are you prepared? If your community is interested in becoming a Firewise community, please contact the Fire and Building Safety Department at Town Hall at 480-488-6622 for guidance.
 
Second, on the first-year anniversary of the East Desert Fire, another wildland fire was started on the northern edge of the Town just beyond Cave Creek limits. This fire started at a construction site and began extending into the foothills of the northern mountain range. Fortunately, fire crews were able to quickly respond and rapidly get this wildland incident under control, holding it to approximately one acre. 
“If additional common factors like higher temperatures, or if there were higher wind conditions, the outcome might not have been nearly as positive. The community very easily could have experienced a repeat of what happened last May,” stated Deputy Fire Chief Jim Ford.
 
This fire once again highlights how vulnerable this area is for major incidents and how quickly a wildland fire can start and spread. Currently, the Town of Cave Creek is undergoing Stage Two Fire Restrictions. This requires any construction site within the town to pull a permit and have a pre-inspection of the site prior to activities which could result in sparks. Projects with a current Building Permit already underway may call-in this fire safety inspection under their current permit number prior to conducting any spark-generating activities.

These activities which require a permit include (but are not limited to) grinding, welding, cutting metal/rebar, or anything that could ignite the invasive and light flash fuels that are abundant in this area. 
 
More information is available at: www.CaveCreekAZ.gov/FireSafety

Respectfully,
Carrie Dyrek
Cave Creek Town Manager
Whispering Hills becomes the first Firewise/USA Community
within the Town of Cave Creek on May 19th, 2021
May 2oth fire on the northern edge of town
The Marshal's Corner
Greetings from Marshal Stein,

I am so happy as I write this! The CDC has finally recommended lifting the mask mandates! FINALLY, I get to see all of your smiling faces once again. Folks, this has been one tough ride. COVID has changed so many things and divided so many of us. It is my sincerest hope that now, as life slowly returns to “normal,” we focus on what is important. We focus on Cave Creek. We focus on being good friends and neighbors. We once again meet at Local Johnny’s and enjoy breakfast. We stop by Big Earl’s and sit outside and enjoy lunch and the friendships we’ve barely maintained throughout the social distancing and masking world of COVID. I, for one my friends, will pay closer attention to the birds chirping, the beauty in those messy yellow flowers everywhere, the hustle of all the vehicles and people driving and walking by as I think how blessed we are.
 
I want to take a moment and wish Detective Steven Horath a Happy and Safe RETIREMENT. Detective Horath has served with The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for 35 Years and shall retire on June 24th. I have been a Police Officer for 29 years and I have never met as fine a detective as Steve Horath (my apologies to my NYPD brothers). Cave Creek has been a better jurisdiction thanks to Detective Horath’s diligence. Most importantly and perhaps Detective Horath’s best legacy to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and his community was how much he cared. Steve took the time to explain how to be a better deputy, how to be a better detective and how to be a better marshal to anyone who was smart enough to listen. I am confident that Detective Horath trained enough people at MCSO to leave us in good hands. I pray for a long and healthy retirement for Detective Steve Horath. Cave Creek thanks you and I thank you for making a difference and always doing the right thing.
 
Stay safe my friends.
Marshal Adam Stein
Landmarks Corner
Cave Creek Landmarks
~HAROLD'S - First Up!~

Saturday evening May 29th, the Cave Creek Local Landmarks team presented a brass plaque award to owners of Harold’s Cave Creek Corral Danny Piacquadio , Marie Vale and Bill Vale, as the first local destination to be selected for the honor. A full audience enjoyed live country music and vintage photographs from Harold’s across the ages.  Appreciation was extended to those involved in the Landmarks project, favorite stories about Harold's were shared, and a good time was had by all.
 
Next up for a Cave Creek Landmarks plaque presentation is our local (and very much loved) Dairy Queen! ( Toted as the only drive-thru in Town Core). You can look forward to an unveiling ceremony on June 9 at 10am. The celebration doesn't end with the plaque presentation; all day during regular operating hours the public can receive a free small ice cream cone as a thank-you for cash donations made to the Children’s Miracle Network.
 
For more about our local landmarks program and to check out the interactive landmarks map click HERE.
 
Photo (Above): Cave Creek Local Landmarks representatives Kelley Francis and Paul Eelkema present Harold’s ownership with the brass plaque award alongside Mayor Ernie Bunch. In the photo are Kelley Francis, Town of Cave Creek Communications Specialist, Mayor Bunch, Harold's owners Danny Piacquadio , Marie Vale and Bill Vale, and Paul Eelkema Local Landmarks representative. (Photog-Compliments of Town of Cave Creek)
Photo (Below): Those involved in the Cave Creek Landmarks project (Photog- (Photog- Courtesy of Town of Cave Creek))
History Corner
Dairy Queen
Reigns in Our Town
 
When Erin Horton entered the Cave Creek Dairy Queen (DQ), a sixteen-year-old applying for her first job, she had no idea that twenty-three years later she’d be “married” to the business. As it turned out, Dairy Queen is where Erin met her husband, John. She is now Erin Thompson. Yep, she married the boss’ son. 

Since then, Dairy Queen has been Erin’s only job. She is now not only manager of the busy store, but also trains the next generation of sixteen-year-olds for whom Dairy Queen is also their first “real” job.

But, let’s start at the beginning; it was the early 1980’s when Jim and Linda Thompson moved from Kansas to the Phoenix area. Jim had worked in the service and restaurant industries for years, but thought it was time to strike out on his own and work for himself, so he bought the Dairy Queen on Cave Creek Road near Sweetwater Avenue in Phoenix.

The business went well, however, there was that sweet siren call of Cave Creek pulling at him. When our Dairy Queen in the center of the town went up for sale, Jim and Linda and their two sons, Jimmy and John, were quick to move north. It was only a couple of years later that Erin walked through the door, donned her DQ hat for the first time, and met John Thompson. After all this time, Cave Creek’s Dairy Queen is still a family affair. Both of Erin and John’s daughters have served at the DQ counter through high school, and their niece will be joining the Dairy Queen team this summer for her first job. 

On June 9th, Dairy Queen will be awarded the second Iconic Landmark plaque presented by the Town of Cave Creek. “Dairy Queen? An ‘Iconic Landmark’?” you might ask. One of the criteria for this ‘Iconic Landmark’ designation is that folks would know where you were talking about by just the mention of its name. It’s a rare Creeker who hasn’t sat outside on DQ’s patio licking up a soft-serve ice cream cone before it melted or ordered a Blizzard as relief from the heat. The chicken sandwiches are delicious fried or grilled and DQ is the only place in town offering an answer to a Chili Cheese Hot Dog craving. The lines of vehicles (and sometimes riders on horses) queuing up year-around to the only drive-up window in the Town Core is testament to our Dairy Queen’s popularity.

Three generations of Thompsons manning the ice cream machine--it’s no surprise such a family-centered business generously chose to celebrate its Iconic Landmarks award by hosting an ice cream social fundraiser with proceeds benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network, a non-profit partner of parent company International Dairy Queen since 1984.

Congratulations Erin and Dairy Queen for your Cave Creek Landmarks award!

Photos: DQ Now - Dennis Taylor
DQ Then - Courtesy of the Cave Creek Museum
Grant Opportunity Corner
Your Biz Could Receive a $2000 Grant!
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The Arizona Coyotes Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and Sharecare are launching a small business spotlight that will highlight five Arizona-based small businesses during the 2021-22 NHL season. 

The initiative’s goal is to increase the exposure of small businesses in the Valley. Supporting small businesses is one of the main objectives of the Coyotes’ Foundation and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.

To participate in the program, businesses must apply at ArizonaCoyotes.com/SmallBusiness. The submission deadline is June 11

Businesses must be headquartered in Arizona and employ two to 50 employees. They cannot be a 501(c)(3). Applicants will be selected based on commitment to customers, concern for the health and wellness of employees, community service, diversity and inclusion.

The five selected businesses will receive a $2,000 check toward a health and wellness initiative of its choice. Read rest of article in The Foothills Focus by clicking HERE! 
Kiwanis Corner
On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, the Kiwanis Club of Carefree presented $249,000 in scholarships and merit awards to 23 deserving high school seniors. The recognition ceremony was held at the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center. The students recognized represented four area high schools.

The Kiwanis awards are made possible through the collective efforts of volunteers and staff at the Kiwanis Marketplace in Cave Creek. The dedication of these individuals at the Marketplace allows us to support children and students in our community. Providing support to the children in our community would not be possible without the generous donations from the community to the Marketplace.

For a list of the scholarship and merit awards winners click HERE.
Mini-Gallery Corner
Lucy Dickens
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Mini-Gallery
at the
Cave Creek Tourism Bureau

Step into the Cave Creek Tourism Bureau, turn your head to the left and you’ll be greeted by our mini-gallery where “Spring Calls,” by Lucy Dickens, will quickly capture your eyes.

Award winning artist, Lucy Dickens, doesn’t work with just oils, mainly she works with her heart. Lucy takes life experiences she’s embraced with her heart and soul and passes them onto canvas through her hand, fingers, and brush. She wants viewers to be there in the experience just as she was. Lucy says she is called to bring beauty, light, hope, and inspiration through her work.

Lucy received early inspiration for art from her parents, one a photographer and the other a watercolorist. It was their support and encouragement that inspired Lucy to not just see, but also absorb the beauty surrounding her and then - create. “The way the sunlight struck the mountain ridges and sparkled across the water, the way the clouds formed and the setting sun bathed everything in warm light are reasons why I’ve been accused of having my head in the clouds,” she explains.

Surprisingly, Lucy’s life career began in a different direction as an investment banker and later controller in her husband Richard’s, company. It wasn’t until 2004 that Lucy’s life direction moved toward art. She began with a mural on the bedroom wall of their new home and, as they say, “The rest is history.”

Lucy’s work started with pencil and charcoal in grade school. “At that time, I really didn’t have aspirations of making a career of it; it was just something I enjoyed for me and shared with others,” says Lucy. Later, as an adult, she moved to acrylics and oils. Lucy continues her art training with workshops, books, videos, and studying the works of master artists. Lucy works from her studio/gallery connected to their home. There, she pours her love and spirituality into her work. To date, Lucy has created over 300 paintings.

Lucy’s works capture the joy and beauty of her and husband Richard’s experiences in New England, Italy, Spain, Greece, the Holy Lands and the southwest area they call “home.” Lucy is a storyteller and each piece conveys its individual message and story.

Over the years, Lucy has received a plethora of awards, recognitions, nominations, articles and has had many gallery showings. (See more about this on her site HERE.) Lucy never takes her talent for granted. She knows it’s a gift from God to value and nurture with each day. “I try to be the sponge and learn anything and everything I can. I think you never stop learning and growing as an artist, if you do, you’ll stifle,” she says. Lucy realizes her art is her divine life purpose and thanks God for letting her share it with the world.

Do stop by the tourism bureau and visit “Spring Calls” and say “Hello.” Also note that Lucy’s studio and gallery are open by appointment year-round. Also, she will be host studio for 2021 Hidden in the Hills Open Studio Tour in November.
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Photos: Courtesy of Lucy Dickens
Dark Sky Corner
  Cave Creek
Dark Sky Initiative  
By Bruce Arlen

Now that the mask mandate in Arizona is lifting, Cave Creek Dark Sky Initiative is restarting its outreach efforts. We expect to have another event in October as the weather cools. We will continue to create our educational and informational “Best Lighting Practices” and “Lighting Products Material” to be disseminated throughout the community.  It’s clear that the majority of residents support Dark Skies for the protection of our town’s nightscape, where it’s still possible to see our Milky Way.     

Photo: Bob Hughes
This is the time of year to show our red, white, and blue at the Cave Creek Tourism Bureau.
Stop in, see our tree, and say "Hi."
(Many thanks to volunteer and official tree decorator, George)
Happenings Corner
Town Manager Dyrek joins the Cave Creek Tourism Bureau volunteers at the "Volunteer Appreciation Get-together" on June 3rd.
Photo: Courtesy of The Town of Cave Creek
Kickin' up some dust at Cave Creek Rodeo Days
Rodeo Photos: Courtesy of The Town of Cave Creek
A good time was had by all at the Harold's Landmark plaque award night.
Photo: Courtesy of The Town of Cave Creek
Ofrenda's service team members Lauren, Ashlyn, Evan, and Kaelen at the restaurant's Cinco de Mayo celebration
Photo: Courtesy of Ofrenda's

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Tourism Bureau Participants
A Couple of Green Thumbs, Adelante, Arizona Fine Furniture & Tack Brokers, Arizona Horseback Adventures, A Place in Time, Arizona Territory Antiques, Bags & Rags Boutique, Bella Donna & Cane, Beth Zink Art, Big Bronco, Big Earl's Greasy Eats, Bilinda's Vintage Treasures, Black Mountain Adventures, Black Mountain Coffee Shop, Black Mountain Dental Care, Black Mountain Fitness, Blue Coyote, Bodhi Coyote Yoga, Boudine's, Bronco Studio, Bryan's Black Mountain Barbecue, Buffalo Chip Saloon, Carefree Adventures, Cave Creek BBQ School, Cave Creek Beer Company, Cave Creek Candles & Gifts, Cave Creek Museum, Cave Creek Olive Oil Company, Cave Creek Shuttle, Cave Creek Visitor's Guide, Cimarron River Company, Ciolim, Charlie Green Make-Up, City Creamery, Coyote Crossing Studio, Desert Dream Realty, Desert Foothills Library, Desert Treasures, Designs by Jenny, El Encanto Mexican Restaurant, Elysian Desert Distilleries, English Rose Tea Room, Erika Willison PLLC, Essence of Massage, Etania Jewelry & Boutique, Extreme Arizona, Fantastico's Mexican Food, Fiorra CBD, Glory Bee's, Grace Reneé Gallery, The Grotto Café, Hideaway Grill, Harold's Cave Creek Corral, Holland Community Center, Horny Toad Restaurant, Indian Market, Indian Village, Indigo Crow, It's a Divine Bakery, Janey's Coffee Co., Jeff D. Hill PLLC, Journey Rides, Keeler's Steakhouse, KI Healing Arts, Kiwanis Marketplace Thrift Store, Lance Headlee, Lara Bistro, Laughing Glass Studio, Lazy Lizard, Leigh Siegel-Realtor, Le Sans Souci, Leslie Nestingen (Berkshire Hathaway), Levanah Acupuncture, Lifestyle Balance with Qigong TaiChi, Lisa Nocella/Russ Lyons Sotheby's, Living Landsdcapes, Inc., Look at Me Now, Lucy Dickens Fine Art, M & E Stoyanov Fine Art Gallery, Magic Bird Festivals, Michael D'Ambrosi Sculpture, Mike's Chicago Dogs, Monika Cheang Photography, Mountain View Pub, Natural Habitat Inc, Oregano's Pizza Bistro, Pizzicata, Pillar to Post Home Inspections, Prickly Pear Inn, Puppy Luv Flea Market, Rancho Mañana Golf Club, Rare Earth Gallery, R.C. Gorman Navajo Gallery, Retablo, Ro Scarbrough (Berkshire Hathaway), Rusty Shack, Salon Chella, Sticks Golf & Cigar Lounge, The Sculpture Studio, Sergio Ladrón de Guevara Fine Art, Sharon J. Edwards (Berkshire Hathaway), Smith & Western, Somm Advice, Sonoran Arts League, Soroptomist International of Saguaro Foothills, Southwest Bedazzle Boutique, Spur Cross Cycles, Storyteller Indian Store, Studio West, Teeslanger, The Eddy, Thunderbird Artists Gallery, Time to Ride AZ, Tonto Bar & Grill, Trailhead Ranch, True West Magazine, Tumbleweed Hotel, Udder Delight, The Village Coffee Shop, Villas of Cave Creek, Vino e Panino, Watson's Hat Shop, Western Delight Gift Shop, Western Sky Helicopters, Z's House of Thai
Our list is growing and we LUV it! - Let me know if I've ooopsed & forgotten your name. - Ed.