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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!


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.                                               The photo above is the steel Prickly Pear pads. The pads...

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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...

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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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Old Cars Driving Again

Posted by on Sep 20, 2018 in Blog | 2 comments

Old Cars Driving Again

Stream lined steel against prickly saguaros bouncing along a lonely highway in a Chevy Apache truck with Duane Eddy, Hard Times playing on the radio.  Where did this 1950’s Task Force classic go in Arizona?  How many drive in movies, construction sites or big flat tires in the middle of nowhere did it carry? This truck supposedly came originally from California and rode out to Arizona and then bought from Donnie Gideon of Arizona Gin Supply. Arizona Gin Supply has been rebuilding cotton gins in Buckeye and world wide since 1973.  With...

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Artists in KC

Posted by on Apr 10, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Artists in KC

Charlotte Street’s Studio Residency Program was the 3rd out of 4 artsy stops on the National Main Street Kansas City Downtown Walk of Art.  The artist residencies were located on the 6th floor of the Town Pavilion Building.  Once we all got out of the elevator we were given brochures and I quickly snapped a photo of the donor plaques and motto: …WE CULTIVATE THE CONTEMPORARY, THE EXCEPTIONAL, AND THE UNEXPECTED IN THE PRACTICE OF ARTISTS WORKING IN AND ENGAGING WITH THE KANSAS CITY ART COMMUNITY. Charlotte Street Foundation offers free...

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Spring 2018 Newsletter

Posted by on Apr 4, 2018 in Newsletter | 0 comments

Spring 2018 Newsletter

11/25/17 – Alice Dryer owner of 425 Estate Sale and Buckeye Main Street Coalition Treasurer helps out her customer at Peace, Love & Shop Small Buckeye Event. 10/7/17 – David Calvert of Calvert Shell and Ron Neilson of East Coaster Food Truck enjoy the Buckeye Oktoberfest Car Show. 5/2/17 – Cheryl Sedig, City of Buckeye takes in the view at National Main Street Conference at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania last year… –Download Full Edition Below–

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Purple El Camino Pickup

Posted by on Aug 29, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

Purple El Camino Pickup

Written by: Lara Serbin Buckeye Main Street Coalition Jim and Peggy Henson dominated the Buckeye Car Shows of the past with their hot plum passion 1982 Chevrolet El Camino.  Jim passed away this year.  Peggy must carry the load now just like the Ford Ranchero pickup or as Ford Australia coupe provided, “a vehicle to go to church in on a Sunday and carry the pigs to market on Monday.”  After 15 years of showing the El Camino, this October 7, 2017 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. will be the final appearance of the 1982 Chevrolet El Camino with crosshatch...

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Spring 2017 Newsletter

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Newsletter | 0 comments

Spring 2017 Newsletter

Alejandro Jiminez, welding instructor, and students of Buckeye Union High School install the steel art piece and trash receptacle of Lady Barrel Racer in front of Buckeye City Hall. BMSC bought shatter proof ornaments and decorated the first artificial Christmas tree for downtown. Tree placed on 6th Street Plaza and Monroe by City of Buckeye. National Main Street Conference Milwaukee, WI: Workshops and Tours of other Main Streets… –Download Full Edition Below–

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Turn-Around Towns

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Turn-Around Towns

The National Main Street Conference, Going West Mobile Workshop was lead by Josette Fitzgibbons, Neighborhood Business District Manager of URA (Urban Redevelopment Authority) a giant revolving loan funded by Federal, Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh tax sources to support revitalization of many main streets when banks can’t fill in the gap. McKees Rocks: With just 6K people in 1 mile radius this tiny main street experienced a sharp decline when the railroad stopped coming through.  Since the 1980’s it has become the community of last resort with...

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