pete mohrBY PETE MOHR | APRIL 11, 2012


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“K’lie-juh was a wooden Indian standin’ by the door. He fell in love with the Indian maid over in the antique store. K’lie-juh!”

So starts the 1952 novelty song written and performed by Country Music legend, (the late) Hank Williams. The song was published after Hank’s death, New Year’s Day 1953. And there, behind me on my 75th birthday, March 25, 2012, stood Kowaliga, himself, in his protective plexiglass case, near Lake Martin, Alabama.

“Pore ol’ K’lie-juh, he never got a kiss! Pore ol’ K’lie-juh, he didn’t know what he missed!”

APRIL 11, 2012

Desert Foothills Land Trust’s 17th Annual “Sonoran Stars” fundraiser set for April 28

CAVE CREEK – Yippee-kay-ay! Desert Foothills Land Trust is once again planning its biggest fund-raiser of the year to protect the beautiful, serene landscape of our fragile Sonoran Desert.  Keep reading ...

APRIL 11, 2012

Museum features “The Good Ol’ Days” Family Program

Deadline for “Write with Light” Photography Contest is May 4

CAVE CREEK – Lose yourself in the lore of Arizona Territorial days by attending a fun family event at Cave Creek Museum. The Museum will host “The Good Ol’ Days” on Saturday, April 14 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., with games and activities for the entire family.  Keep reading ...

APRIL 11, 2012

green man of cave creekReuse * Reduce * Recycle

Green Cave Creek event celebrates Earth Day, April 21

Meet Green Cave Creek Man, the super hero of energy conservation, at Cave Creek's Green Cave Creek event taking place from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, April 21 at the FCF-Holland Community Center at 43250 N. 60th Street in Scottsdale. For a detailed schedule of events or more information, visit or call Jennifer Smith-Izzo at 480-420-9301.
Photo by Virginia Proster

APRIL 11, 2012

Scottsdale Civil War Round Table meets April 17

David Duncan presents "The Great American Battlefield Preservation Quiz: Where The Audience Learns at Least 9 1/2 New Things About Battlefield Preservation."  Keep reading ...


FCF 1st Annual Hearts & Hands Gala a big success!

Amid the shining Ferrari, trumpet sounds from the high school band, Half Past Nine, heralded a jazzy welcome not soon to be forgotten as guests arrived for the red carpet Gala, held at HCC on Sunday, April 1.

Inside, balloons and glittering hearts adorned the walls and halls announcing the “gotta have” items ready for the auction block. Casidy Ward will fly away to the Four Peaks amethyst mine for the once in a lifetime chance to see and “mine” a few of the precious gems! 

In the South Courtyard guests swayed to the toe tapping music of Paul McDermand and his magical steel drums, an exotic addition to the evening.

A gauntlet of shining raffle baskets beckoned as happy party goers strolled through the festive corridor.

The crowd was treated to a spectacle of music by Michael Golding, Lea Cappelli, Kim Taylor and a preview of the talents found among the cast of Desert Foothills Theater productions from “Music Man” and “Charlie Brown.”

Mayors Francia, Schwan and Lane joined in celebrating 26 years of service, education and culture FCF has provided for the cities of Cave Creek, Carefree and Scottsdale.

The event will be long remembered as the highlight of the year as it brought in $15,000 in much needed funds to support the FCF programs and operations. A huge thank you to all who made it possible!