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Globe among 9 Arizona Communities Selected for Inaugural AZ Creative Communities Institute

9 Arizona Communities selected for Creative Communities Institute

12-month collaborative learning program is guided by leaders in field of creative engagement Today, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts (HIDA), and Southwest Folklife Alliance (SFA) announced the 9 communities that will participate in the inaugural AZ Creative Communities Institute (AZCCI). As part of the 12-month AZCCI, small teams representing each community will explore the many ways Arizona’s creativity can be put to work for positive community impact. AZCCI Fellows will become part of an active learning network, with opportunities to learn from and with local and national experts, and peers from other Arizona cities, towns, and neighborhoods. 22 teams, composed of local elected officials, civic and business leaders, and community organizers, applied for the opportunity to participate in the expansive training and engagement program—double the expected number of applicants. While all applicants displayed incredible passion, vision, and commitment, only 9 could be selected to participate. “We knew there was an appetite for putting creativity to work in Arizona communities, but did not know how strong an appetite it was,” said Jaime Dempsey, Deputy Director of the Arts Commission. “While we sincerely wish ... Read More »

Tickets on sale for Globe Miami Concert Associations’ new season

The Globe-Miami Community Concert Association announces its 2017/2018 season of professional music performances for the entire community to enjoy. This year GMCCA is bringing six performing groups, ranging from an oldies tribute band to a classical Christmas concert. Concerts take place at Miami High or High Desert Middle School and are a great opportunity for a low-cost, enjoyable evening out. This year’s performers and dates are: October 10: Southwest Surfers is a tribute to the Beach Boys, Jan and Dean, Frankie Valli, Elvis, and the memorable songs from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Break out your Hawaiian shirts and bleeding madras! 7 p.m. at High Desert Middle School. November 7: We3 was named in tribute to the Ink Spots’ song and is composed of a pianist, a violinist, and a vocalist—who happens to be the daughter of the lead tenor for the Ink Spots! The trio will perform a variety of jazz, swing, blues, standards, pop, and R&B. 7 p.m. at Miami High School. Read More »

Superior Chamber to host 6th Annual Prickly Pear Festival August 19th

SUPERIOR- This year’s Prickly Pear Festival is billed as a “Celebration of our Incredible Edible Desert” This annual event originated from our friends at Boyce Thompson Arboretum- A World Class Botanical Garden!  What started out as a series of classes demonstrating the many uses of the Prickly Pear fruit blossomed into an annual event that showcases Food Education, Natural Medicines, Urban Gardening, Homeopathic, Sustainability and an overall healthy lifestyle! All the while with the beloved Prickly Pear as its mascot! Read More »

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 »