The cold has not left us but I still feel Arizona heating up. Is it all the excitement in the air as fans cheer for their Arizona Football Cardinals as they head into the NFC Championship game? Or could it be the persistence of Arizonians, especially Phoenicians, who continue to wear shorts through below freezing weather? Whatever it is one can feel the atmosphere coming alive. Winter is only a month in but we are all waiting for that beautiful spring weather that is just around the corner. The outdoor patios are littered with heaters and chairs are arranged around the fire place in an attempt to ignore the cold. Just hold on Arizona, summer will be here before you know it.
Expressing Art & Soul
Stacy Waddell has been a friend, mentor, teacher and listening ear to the community of Globe for quite some time. She used to teach at Globe High School and is now using her teaching abilities to instruct adults in a Paint and Vino class. She teaches the classes out of her art studio business called Art & Soul. Conveniently located in the heart of Globe Art & Soul has many art supplies as well as services such as framing. The store is open 11am from Tuesday thru Saturday. The next available dates for Paint and Vino are February 3rd, 16th and 24th. Please call to reserve a seat. You can also find Stacy attending the bar at Farley’s Pub on Friday’s and every other Saturday with Stephen and Zenada’s open mic.
Market Must Stop
Ortega’s Shoes is located on Broad Street in Downtown Globe. With locations in Thatcher and Douglas Ortega’s is a family run business. The location in Globe is open Monday thru Friday from 9:30am to 6pm and Saturday until 5pm. Ortega’s shoes has a wide variety of women’s shoes, boots and clothing. The men’s section is more aimed toward active sportswear. There is a clearance rack in the back where it is common to find a good deal. It is great to find a small shop with that small town service feel.
Taste of the Week
With Valentines Day around the corner it is time to start thinking of that perfect spot for a romantic date. De Marco’s is a classic Italian restaurant with pasta’s, salads, wine and delicious deserts. If you are not too worried about romance De Marco’s also serves burgers, pizza and wings, making it a great place to dine in or order out. The restaurant itself has two TV’s for those looking for a place to catch a bit of the game this weekend. Parking can be a bit tricky as De Marco’s is located just north of Highway 60 on the west side of Globe. They are open every day of the week except for Tuesday.
Rockin’ out at Jammerz Bar
Broad Street in Downtown Globe has really come alive with help of the new place in town Jammerz Bar. They host everything from UFC fights and NFL/College Football to live rock bands and DJ Dance Party’s. This week they have DJ Andy Briones on Friday, January 22nd. The patio fires will be lit and the dance floor open inside. On Saturday Jammerz is pleased to present Jean and the Chocolate Drops. The live music begins at about 9pm and goes until last call. On Sunday the two large projections screens and the big screen outside will all be playing the AFC and NFC Championship games. Regular Happy Hour is Monday thru Friday from 3- 6pm, serving $1.50 cans and $2 bottles and drafts. Whether your a fan of sports, music, dancing or just looking to get out of the house Jammerz Bar is a great place to unwind.
What a Year with Low Expectations
This Friday, January 22nd at 6:30pm, Low Expectations will be hosting their one year anniversary show at Humphrey’s Two Lanes Saloon. Justin Justice will be serving up burgers and hot dogs while Two Lanes has a fried food menu as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Low Ex will be playing as well as Stephen Palmer, Zenada Webb, Mighty Bison and more. Admission is free.
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Stephen Palmer is an Arizona native, born and raised. With his ear to the ground and head in the clouds Stephen brings a passion to life that is as complex as it is full of joy. Reader beware the adventures of an untamed mind.