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eep up on the latest news from Buckeye Main Street Coalition with our regular newsletters! We'll be covering various topics with each new edition and it's proven to be a great way for Buckeye residents and business owners to stay abreast of what's happening with our beautiful and historic town. We hope you enjoy it!


Raise Your Stein

Posted by on Oct 3, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Raise Your Stein

October 12th marks the 8th year of Oktoberfest in Buckeye! Originally, Oktoberfest was started in Bavaria, Germany more than 200 years ago. Who knows, maybe they had Sangria there? Traditional beer steins were part of the celebration. Over time steins became more ornate. A contest for the coolest beer stein is brewing at the 6th Street Plaza Sangria & Shopping Biergarten October 12th at 9 a.m. in Historic Downtown Buckeye, Arizona! Look At My Stein Contest! Jay Broadbent of the Powers-Leavitt Insurance, Rotary Club of Buckeye, Buckeye...

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Horton Holds Up Helzarockin’

Posted by on Oct 1, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Horton Holds Up Helzarockin’

Bill and Lin Horton made a big splash at Helzarockin’ Gem & Mineral Show last year! Misty Mountain is the name of their company and they arrived with a huge RV. I never thought I would ever care so much about EZUP tent anchor techniques. The Hortons are the masters of not only making beautiful jewelry with rocks and minerals but they know a lot about how to REALLY stake down a tent. Bill pulled out a stake that you could anchor a cruise ship with. I like that they are from Litchfield Park, practically neighbors for our West Valley...

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Sta Rite There

Posted by on Sep 28, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Sta Rite There

Redd Stanberry Antique Engine Shop Donnie gave me a tour of some of the antique engines that will show at the Antique Engine Show for Buckeye Oktoberfest Saturday, October 12th at the Buckeye, Arena, 802 North First Street or Miller Road in Buckeye, Arizona. Redd Stanberry and Donnie Gideon not only work together at Arizona Gin Supply but are extremely knowledgeable and passionate collectors and mechanics of antique engines. Donnie Gideon says Redd’s been collecting anything that could spit at you since the late 1960’s. They even...

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If I had a Pattern, I ‘d Sew…

Posted by on Sep 20, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

If I had a Pattern, I ‘d Sew…

Mario Robles, owner of Contempo Auto Upholstery is working on his Buick Special 1963 red convertible in time for Buckeye Oktoberfest Helz on Wheelz Car Show this October 12th at Buckeye City Hall. Robles is neighbors with the Buckeye Machine Shop located 204 E Butler Avenue in Historic Downtown Buckeye, Arizona. Robles started Contempo Auto Upholstery 3 years ago. What do you work on mostly? Cars, furniture, RV’s, basically anything that needs upholstery repair, “I take care of it!” Mario Robles of Tapiceria Contempo...

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Steel Art for Buckeye

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in Blog | 1 comment

Steel Art for Buckeye

The steel artwork of desert flora and fauna has been underway for 2 years. It is exciting to see thick steel turned into recognizable barrel cactus, prickly pear, saguaro and ocotillo. In a short while you will be crossing the intersection of Monroe Avenue and 4th Street in Historic Downtown Buckeye and spot the colorful cacti and animals. This project has been a collaboration of many artists like inmates at the Florence Corrections Facility who fabricated the saguaro and ocotillo sculptures, Charlene Powers Broadbent of Powers Leavitt...

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Summer/Fall 2018 Newsletter

Posted by on Jan 11, 2019 in Newsletter | 0 comments

Summer/Fall 2018 Newsletter

3/26/18 –  Buckeye Main Street Coalition President Charlene Powers and Secretary Christy McAchran get inspired at National Main Street Conference in Kansas City Union Station Building. -Download Full Edition Below-

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BUCKEYE SHOP SMALL NOV 24, 2018

Posted by on Nov 3, 2018 in Blog | 3 comments

BUCKEYE SHOP SMALL NOV 24, 2018

Celebrate #SmallBizSat with us on Nov 24! #ShopSmall and share the business you love. #BackedByAmex

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Talkin’ Trash

Posted by on Oct 18, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Talkin’ Trash

This week Hondo Jimenez and Buckeye Union High School Welding students are cutting, shaping and building 2 of the 4 steel cut structures to go along with custom fabricated trash cans.  This project started in 2017 as part of the 4th Street and Monroe roadway intersection beautification project.       Zachery and Alejandro are figuring out how the Roadrunner wings could be welded in place. Maybe one wing up and one down. They are winging it.                        ...

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2018 Helzarockin’ Gem & Mineral Show

Posted by on Oct 4, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

2018 Helzarockin’ Gem & Mineral Show

Lee Gonzales Buckeye Jewelry Artist James and Lee Gonzales will be vendors at the upcoming 2018 Helzarockin’ Gem & Mineral Show October 12-14 in Historic Downtown Buckeye, Arizona.  I spoke with Lee recently to learn where her inspiration for wrapping copper and threading gemstones to make her sought after jewelry and art. Lara: Do you cut and polish stones? Lee: My Dad who was a rock hound, taught me lapidary and silversmithing at age 10. For 5-6 years, I did do my own lapidary and silversmithing work. When I was a teenager, we had...

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Buckeye Oktoberfest Antique Engine Show

Posted by on Sep 27, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Buckeye Oktoberfest Antique Engine Show

Redd, Bill & Donnie Its all about hit-miss engines when you talk to Redd Stanberry, Bill Lanier and Donnie Gideon. What is a Hit-Miss-Engine and why are antique engines important to Buckeye?  Redd Stanberry was born in a little ol’ town called Bovina which was the head quarters of the XIT or ten counties in Texas. The XIT Ranch was a super big rail head at one time.  When the rail head moved from Kansas City, the next stop was Bovina, population 1,404 and one REDD. “I had the run of the place.” said Redd.  Redd moved to...

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