STAY HEALTHY AND HAPPY WHILE YOU CELEBRATE

by Leslie Horton, Director, Yavapai County Community Health Services Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s Eve, whatever and however you celebrate, these are supposed to be times of fun, togetherness and holiday cheer. Yet, they can bring challenges to our physical and emotional wellness. Here are eight tips for staying healthy and happy during this season … Read More…

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES ABOUND IN ARIZONA’S CHRISTMAS CITY

by Kelly Tolbert, Recreation Services Coordinator, Prescott Parks and Recreation December is an exciting time to be a resident of Prescott, Arizona’s Christmas City. With abundant sunny days and overall mild climate, outdoor recreation opportunities can last well into the winter months. While water sports at our area lakes are likely to slow, hiking, bicycling … Read More…

JOIN THE STORYTELLERS AT THE SMOKI MUSEUM

by Julie E. Rucker, Administrative Manager, Smoki Museum In the heart of the holiday season, just after Christmas and before the new year, there exists a respite from the hubbub and the hectic holiday flurry: Storytellers. Storytellers at The Smoki Museum of American Indian Art and Culture is a peaceful oasis for families and individuals … Read More…

ELK’S SECOND RENOVATION ANNIVERSARY BRINGS ADDITIONAL GROWTH

by Trevor Odom, Assistant Marketing and Program Manager, Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center Hello all. It is hard to believe the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center is now two years past its renovation. A lot has happened here in the past couple of years, so much that one article cannot do all of … Read More…

SHOP WITH A COP PROGRAM GIVES CHILDREN A HAPPY HOLIDAY

by Debora Black, Chief of Police, Prescott Shop with a Cop is a program pairing a law enforcement officer with a child to give the child an opportunity to see an officer in a nonthreatening situation.  This program fosters a positive relationship between the two, while also allowing the child to provide for and contribute … Read More…

PRESCOTT CHORALE: PRESENTING THE FINEST IN CHORAL MUSIC

The Prescott Chorale performs choral music of exceptional quality in a highly professional manner, emphasizing masterworks that inspire, challenge, entertain and educate our singers and our audiences. Prescott Chorale presented their first season in 2014-2015 to rave reviews following a stellar performance of the Duruflé Requiem, accompanied by renowned organist Ty Woodward. The Chorale’s 2017-2018 … Read More…

PRESCOTT VALLEY SHINES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

by Marnie Uhl, President/CEO, Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce  The spirit of the season is alive and glowing in Prescott Valley. Its premier holiday destination, the Valley of Lights, anchors a community that celebrates the Christmas and holiday season with lights, music and art.  Valley of Lights is a 1-mile drive-thru with animated and lighted … Read More…

HOLIDAY SEASON IN PRESCOTT, 1864

by Sharlot Mabridth Hall Editor’s Note: The following is condensed from an article by Sharlot M. Hall written in 1930 as she was describing the new community of Prescott and its first holiday season in December 1864. She was the founder of the museum (1928) that now bears her name. Counting miners, soldiers, pack-train owners … Read More…

JOIN US FOR OUR HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES

by Margo Christensen, Vice President, Marketing & Public Relations, Ponderosa Hotel Management The Residence Inn and SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Prescott will continue their tradition this December of offering free holiday festivities open to the public.  SpringHill Suites will have Santa and Mrs. Claus on Saturday and Sunday mornings from Thanksgiving weekend through Dec. … Read More…

ACKER NIGHT FILLS PRESCOTT WITH HOLIDAY MUSIC

by Scott Currey, President, Acker Committee Acker Night will be celebrating its 30th year of what has become Prescott’s finest night.  Who would have ever dreamed this event would grow from eight businesses and eight performing groups to over 130 participating business and 150 performing groups? That adds up to over 500 performers who volunteer … Read More…