Prescott’s ‘Central Park’ Gets Upgrades

by Kelly Tolbert, Recreation Coordinator, City of Prescott A.C. Williams, a pioneer in Parks and Recreation in Prescott and the department’s first director, was said to have aspirations for growing present day Granite Creek Park into Prescott’s version of Central Park in New York City. Some recent improvements have helped. Williams said park development was … Read More…

Immerse Yourself in the Magic of Autumn Forests

by Blake Herzog We don’t need to have orange, red and yellow leaves to make a fall weekend in the woods magnificent. They do contribute, to be sure, but our lush green pines and the dignified trunks and branches of trees that have already dropped their leaves combine to create a landscape of transition, an … Read More…

AZ Phil’s New Season Offers Diverse Programming

by Blake Herzog The Prescott-based Arizona Philharmonic, drawing its musicians locally and statewide, is returning in force this year following two pandemic-shortened seasons, with seven concerts scheduled in its hometown plus five in the northwest Valley. “Our second season was cut short, and our third season was compressed into two months,” says Henry Flurry, “AZ … Read More…

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Dream Comes True for Illustrator

by Staff Reports Everything else seemed to be flowing easily and naturally as artist/illustrator/graphic designer and Prescott native Kelly Mengarelli took on her first book illustration project in 2020 — a childhood dream come true. She just couldn’t get the angels quite right in Above the Clouds: What Really Happens in Heaven During a Thunderstorm. Then … Read More…

Discover Chino Valley Tourism Campaign Launched

by Maggie Tidaback, Economic Development Project Manager, Town of Chino Valley The Office of Economic Development has partnered with the Arizona Office of Tourism to launch the first-ever tourism campaign for the Town of Chino Valley. The cooperative program between the Arizona Office of Tourism and the Town was awarded in 2020 and consisted of … Read More…

Draw Yourself into the Arts Scene

by Blake Herzog There’s a remarkable range of options for experiencing the visual and performing arts in Greater Prescott for a community of its size. There’s a plethora of venues, performing artists and groups, museums, galleries, studios, libraries, schools, community centers and more public spaces. Few things can be more challenging or rewarding than deciphering … Read More…

Looking Back: The Original Territorial Capital of Arizona

Contributed by the Chino Valley Historical Society Chino Valley’s history began with the declaration of Arizona as a United States territory on Feb. 24, 1863. The Post of Fort Whipple, the site of the first territorial government, was set up near Del Rio Springs on Dec. 23, 1863. In May of 1864, it moved closer to … Read More…

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Relish a Taste of Italy Nearby

by Staff Reports Gabriella’s Ristorante 8930 E. Valley Road, Prescott Valley 928-227-0358 gabriellasristorante.com Gabriella’s Ristorante is said by locals to be the “hidden gem” tucked away in Prescott Valley. Featuring homemade pasta and a variety of wines, this intimate, family-owned restaurant features the recipes of Chef Jim Cabral brilliantly led by head chef and son … Read More…

Outdoor Adventures to Thrill the Whole Family

by Blake Herzog Summer is cooling down and soon will be leading into autumn, when the slight chill and changing colors will make it another fantastic season for the family to adventure through Greater Prescott! There’s no better way to absorb some sunshine, inhale fresh mountain air and bring everyone a little bit closer. Remember … Read More…