WE’RE FALLING FOR FALL

by Ashlee Mortimer, Mortimer Farms It might be the mouthwatering pumpkin pecan pies, the perfect weather, the excitement that comes from getting lost in a corn maze or the beautiful fall colors. Maybe it’s tasting fresh—pressed apple cider, finding the most unique pumpkin in the patch, inhaling the crisp fall air, snuggling around the campfire … Read More…

JERSEY LILLY SALOON

Mistaken identity, but rich history by Ray Newton Little did a British actress, who performed internationally during the Victorian on into the Edwardian era, know that her name would grace one of the most famous saloons in Arizona and the Southwest. What’s more, it is purely by accident, not design; and it’s only recently that … Read More…

PRESCOTT WESTERN HERITAGE FOUNDATION

WHO WE ARE: We are a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation, made up of individuals and organizations interested in Prescott and Yavapai County’s unique and storied Western heritage. OUR MISSION: To preserve and promote the Prescott area’s Western heritage through education, events, art, music and projects that enhance its Western lifestyle, making Prescott and Yavapai … Read More…

AFTER 25 SEASONS NEVER A DULL MOMENT

Summer marked the beginning of the Prescott POPS Symphony’s 25th season playing for Prescott audiences, and they’ve already made it an exceptionally entertaining one. For those who are not aware of the distinction between a chamber orchestra and a symphony orchestra, let us envision a chamber orchestra. It is small – usually around 30 musicians; … Read More…

MUSEUM DEBUTS NEW EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

The mission of The Smoki Museum is to instill understanding and respect for the indigenous cultures of the Southwest. by Cindy Gresser, Executive Director, The Smoki Museum As most people here in Prescott know, the museum underwent a fundamental change in thought and philosophy over 10 years ago. We started telling our “sordid” history through … Read More…

STUNNING SAFARI

An abridged excerpt from the soon-to-be published book: “Confessions of a Safari Junkie” by Tori Ward, ROX Travel, Cruise and Resort Specialist Photo by Jerry Chinn I can’t determine what woke me each morning when we were on safari. Was it the crew preparing breakfast on the open-fire grill? Maybe it was the hippos with their … Read More…

FOREST VILLAS HOTEL

Polishing the Gem Go back 20 years and picture a serene hillside just outside of the historic downtown square of Prescott. If you squint your eyes, you might envision a region in the Mediterranean or the Amalfi Coast of Italy – an ideal spot just waiting for a hotel to sit among the trees in … Read More…