Maricopa County Offers Vouchers for Propane Fire Pit Program
In Maricopa County, a combination of wood-burning and stagnant weather conditions can create poor air quality during the winter. Using a propane fire pit rather than wood-burning pits and fireplaces can reduce air pollution caused by smoke. In an effort to reduce smoke produced by outdoor wood burning fire pits, the Maricopa County Air Quality Department has created a Propane Fire Pit Program in partnership with the Arizona Propane Gas Association, the Propane Education & Research Council, and Home Depot. The county is offering a $75 voucher toward the purchase of a propane fire pit. The program is available to all Maricopa County residents. To learn more, visit

Highline Autos Cars and Coffee
Head to Highline Autos Cars and Coffee at High Street, 5415 E. High St. on Jan. 7 from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. There will be 400-plus exotic, classic, luxury, and JDM vehicles. Open to the public, it’s free to show cars. Spectating is also free, and there’s plenty of spectator parking and amenities.

Interested in showing your car? Email [email protected] with your full name and the year, make, and model of your car for consideration. Your car must be approved and on the list for show entry. There are also limited sponsorships available. No revving, burnouts, or loitering on Deer Valley Drive or North 56th Street when cars exit.

Show organizers are also looking for volunteers to help place show cars on High Street to answering guest questions. Be a part of the behind-the-scenes effort that makes this a fun car show. For more info, visit

Calling Young Artists to Celebrate Black History Month
Phoenix Public Library is hosting a virtual art exhibit to celebrate Black History Month. Young artists in grades K-12 are invited to draw an important person or event celebrating the African American experience. Each artist may enter one drawing in any medium: crayon, marker, colored pencil, watercolor, etc. Each submission must be accompanied by a submission form. The entry deadline is 5 p.m. on Fri., Jan. 20. Get the submission form and more information at
Applications for a Free 10-Week Sustainable Cooperative Food Business Open
The city of Phoenix and Thrive Consultancy, Inc. are partnering to launch their free 2023 spring Sustainable Cooperative Food Business Training Program to Phoenix residents interested in collaborating to start a sustainable cooperative food business.

“This 10-week program is a great opportunity for local aspiring food entrepreneurs to connect and receive training at no cost. We are excited to be a part of a program that gives back to our community and supports sustainability,” says Environmental Programs Administrator Nancy Allen. “Past participants have teamed up to design food-based businesses such as sustainable farms, food trucks, and more proving the value of the program.”

During the program, participants will work with their peers to create business plans and develop start-up budgets and marketing pitches for a co-developed sustainable cooperative food business idea. Mentorship and business tools will be available to program attendees to help set them up for success.

Bi-weekly training sessions are held in downtown Phoenix beginning Jan. 30 through April 5 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Only 25 spaces are open for the program and all participants must attend for all 10 weeks to complete the program.

Interested applicants can apply by Jan. 15 at