Holiday Events in the Sonoran Desert

Holiday Events in the Sonoran Desert

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Happy Holidays from CC Sunscreens! If you’re spending the holidays in Central Arizona, you know we have a unique way of bringing in the seasonal cheer. Our Southwestern winter features epic lighting displays, plenty of good music and even a little bit of snow. As you get ready to celebrate with your loved ones, here’s some great events to check …

Ghost Towns of the Sonoran Desert

Ghost Towns of the Sonoran Desert

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Happy Halloween! October is the time for haunted houses and dressing up like ghouls and monsters. In Southern Arizona, it’s also the perfect time to visit some of our colorful history – ghost towns! Ghost towns exist across the country, but many are clustered in the Southwest where mining booms gave rise to short-lived frontier towns, many tucked along forgotten …

Secrets of the Sonoran Desert

Secrets of the Sonoran Desert

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If you live in the Sonoran Desert, you know it’s full of surprises. From the desert’s colorful history to its astounding ecosystem, there’s a lifetime of exploration to be done. Tucked between Phoenix and Tucson lies an amazing experiment in ecosystem development and sustainability. Housed in a palace of greenhouses and futuristic architecture Biosphere 2 rests in the little town …

Surviving in the Sonoran Desert

Surviving in the Sonoran Desert

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Any desert dweller will tell you: our landscape is one of awe-inspiring beauty, but the desert extremes can also be astoundingly cruel. The Sonoran Desert has the dubious honor of being home to the United States’ hottest place and covers some of the most arid land in the United States. Add to the heat and lack of water severe drops …

3 of Ways to Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox

3 Ways to Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox

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September brings the changing of the seasons. In the desert, summer’s heat finally begins to dissipate as mild autumn weather reawakens the outdoors. What truly marks the arrival of fall is the autumnal equinox, one of two days each year that is comprised of equal parts day and night. While spring’s equinox signals winter’s retreat where plants begin to bloom, …

Myths about Arizona's Summer Heat

Myths about Arizona’s Summer Heat

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In the thick of summer, Arizona’s reputation for extreme desert heat creates an entire mythology of temperature lore. With temperatures regularly soaring above 100℉ it can get a little hazy separating the burning truths from a mirage of tall tales. Here’s some surprising information about our summer heat. While Arizona is home to the United State’s hottest place, it isn’t …

Exploring the Night Sky in Arizona

Exploring the Night Sky in Arizona

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Here in Arizona, it sometimes feels like we’re closer to outer space than anywhere else. Throughout the state, light pollution from cities quickly drops away and the full expanse of the night sky unfolds. Star watchers come from all over the world to experience Arizona’s night skies and our state is home to some of the best astronomy observation sites …

Tips for a Great Memorial Day BBQ

Tips for a Great Memorial Day BBQ

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Memorial Day Weekend is coming up quick and we don’t know anyone who isn’t going to spend the holiday at a classic Memorial Day backyard BBQ. Friends and family are an essential part of having a great cookout event and bringing people together, but after the invitations go out, there’s a bit of planning that has to happen behind the …

CC Sunscreens - 4 Ways to Celebrate the Vernal Equinox

4 Ways to Celebrate the Vernal Equinox

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This month is the season of one of the four big solar occasions of the year, the Vernal Equinox. The year has two equinoxes, the points in the earth’s orbit around the sun where the length of day and night are equal. The word itself, “equinox” comes from the Latin words for “equal night”. The two annual equinoxes are the …

Throw a Cheap & Chic “Friendsgiving” in Your Backyard

Throw a Cheap & Chic “Friendsgiving” in Your Backyard

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“Friendsgiving” is exactly as it sounds – a Thanksgiving celebration with your friends. While people have been enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday with friends for decades – “Friendsgiving” is a relatively new term. It is often associated with Friends the TV show, but it is actually quite a bit younger than the 1990s hit. According to an article in Bustle, “Friendsgiving” …