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New Exhibition at Historical Museum features Parades & Celebrations

GLOBE_A Special Exhibition of Parades & Celebrations in Globe-Miami from the early 1900s through the 1960s will kick off on June 30th at Gila County Historical Society (Gila County Museum).  1330 N Broad Street, Globe. Opening night will coordinate with the Museum’s regularly scheduled monthly Hamburger Fry on the lawn. A Ribbon Cutting for the Special Exhibit is planned for 5pm and the public is invited! The Hamburger Fry will feature Rick Uhl on his guitar and include homemade desserts and of course, hamburgers, beans,salads and drinks for the low price of $7 per person. The Exhibition is being sponsored by Cami Lucero and Fernando Shipley of the local State Farm Insurance agencies. Read More »

Chamber announces details of this years’ Home Tour

GLOBE-  Each stop on this year’s Historic Home and Building Tour offers a glimpse back to Territorial and early day history of Globe and Arizona. The 33rd Historic Home and Building Tour is in Globe April 8-9 with tours departing from the train depot downtown from 9 am to 3 pm both days. Tickets are $15 a person or $10 for ages 12 and under. The Globe Historic Downtown program is putting on a walking tour of the Globe cemetery tour and the chamber is helping with transport. Cemetery tours leave from the train depot between 6:30 and 8 pm. Admission to the Cemetery Tour alone is $15 a person. Pair the home tour this year with the Cemetery Tour Saturday and buy a combination ticket for only $25, a savings of $5 over individual tickets. Read More »

Historic Cemetery Tour will be offered during Globe Home Tour

GLOBE- The Historic Globe Main Street Program and its partners are pleased to announce the revival of the Historic Cemetery Tour, Saturday, April 8th, beginning at 6:30pm.  The Globe Cemetery is a unique and historic location, dating back to its founding in 1876.  Many persons from Arizona’s and Globe’s early history have come to be buried here.  This tour will acquaint guests with some of the cemetery’s earliest “residents”, as they share brief accounts of their lives and contributions to early Globe.  Read More »

Are you a sucker for succulents?

Author and succulent expert, Jeff Moore will be giving a lecture and guided walk at Boyce Thompson Arboretum from 2 – 4 p.m this Friday.   Moore has owned and operated a specialty retail succulent nursery in Solana Beach since 1992 where he gained local notoriety for undersea succulent gardens. He was invited to the Philadelphia Flower Show in 2004 and later self-published Under the Spell of Succulents in 2014. He is in Arizona this week promoting his new book Aloes & Agaves in Cultivation.  There is no fee to attend his talk or the informal guided walk afterwards (free to BTA members, included with $12.50 admission for non-members);  but carry some cash, as the author will sign copies of his books before and after. “I’m a fan of all succulents/cacti, but have always had a special fondness for aloes, and this book is aimed more at the enthusiast than as a botanical statement, focusing not on habitat but how we grow these mostly African plants here (well, for me that means California, but there are a number than do grow in Arizona). “I’ve been speaking to cactus and succulent clubs in support of my books all over California and Arizona the past two years, and ... Read More »

Peak Wildflower Season has arrived in Globe-Miami region

Every spring, swaths of Mexican Gold poppies bloom along highway 60 lure photographers and petal-peepers to the communities of Miami and Globe. The burst of color is reliable even in years that lack generous winter rainfall, but with the rains we’ve had during the first quarter of 2017 this promises to be an exceptional display.   Read More »

Taipei Dragon Boat Display coming this weekend

The Phoenix Chinese Week will be sponsoring some crowd favorites this coming weekend including the Taipei Dragon Boat Display on Friday and Saturday.  Read More »

The Evolution Of A Band: Miami’s Big Band Sound

This story first appeared in our summer 2014 issue It’s the first Friday of June, and the sun is beginning to set behind Miami. An eight-piece band plays a lighthearted ‘50s tune in front of Bullion Plaza as a woman dances her heart out in the empty street in front of them. With a bounce and loaded shimmy in every step, she dances solo. A few other bodies jitter by her, but this woman’s gusto is hard to ignore. Read More »

Reader reviews movie SPLIT now playing

 By Michael Burk   M. Night Shyamalan’s “Split” (2017) In 1999 M. Night seemingly achieved overnight success with the Bruce Willis supernatural thriller, “The Sixth Sense”. It had critical praise, financial reward & even a few Oscar nods. A year later, he teamed with Willis once again on “Unbreakable”.   A beautifully subdued take on the superhero origin legend. It did okay, but wasn’t the blockbuster their original team up was. It to this day remains my favorite M. Night film. Some films take more than one viewing to truly grasp their greatness. Then came “Signs”.  Another big hit & basically the last, not just for Shyamalan, but unfortunately, for it’s star, Mel Gibson as well. I actually walked from one screening of “Signs” to the next one the day it was released. Just to hear the audience shriek in terror, all over again. Night would never stop making films, but he surely stopped making successful ones.   Personally, I’ve never given up on him as a talent & have enjoyed most of his missteps, if not out & out experiments. I always longed for him to just stop writing his own stuff & just direct some one else’s work. But ... Read More »

Arizona authors release suspense novel set in Globe

Unsolved murders haunt small city in ‘Which Lives to Fear’ PHOENIX — Two Arizona writers recently released a suspense novel, “Which Lives to Fear,” about a reporter trying to solve a string of murders which have haunted her family – and the small city of Globe – for years. “The combination of Arizona’s dangerous landscape and fascinating characters provided the perfect backdrop for our mystery and suspense story,” said J. Maynard Carr, a veterinarian who lives in Avondale.  Carr, a lifelong Arizonan, is the author of “The Second Floor,” “Cross-Linked,” and “kINK.” His work has garnered international attention, with loyal readers as far as Japan, Brazil and Europe.  The novel was co-written by Corey Schubert, a former investigative journalist and NASA editor who produces and writes films in metro Phoenix. He lives in Gilbert.  “Which Lives to Fear” follows Melissa Wilder, whose family was ripped apart fifteen years ago when a serial killer carved a deep scar through Globe. The madman butchered her little brother and left her father nearly dead, and then disappeared into eerie silence. Now Melissa returns home as a talented reporter eager to revisit the cold case – just as the murderer resumes his terrifying spree ... Read More »

Miami Arts Commission invites artists to help with a Zine.

MIAMI- The Miami Arts Commission is putting together a zine -a limited edition, artsy, low cost, low tech, smallish publication – for this year’s Miami Loco Art Festival. Calling on local poets, illustrators, photographers, cartoonists, zentanglers and Haikuists, to participate in this project and see your work in print. The theme of this year’s zine is “Bridges, Stairways and Back Alleys,” tying in with Miami’s vintage picturesque setting. We welcome submissions for consideration from local artists (Globe, Miami, Claypool, San Carlos) relating to bridges, stairways, back alleys, prostitution, small towns, mining, miners, and Miami. All submissions will be considered, but submission does not guarantee publication. Deadline for submissions; February 28th. Questions and submissions can be sent to Libby Rooney: libby12390@hotmail.com. Read More »